Provocative Lines | drawings by Harold Zisla

July 9 – September 12

Harold Zisla left behind thousands of sketches, drawings, and paintings in his home studio. Recently published in a book of the same name, Provocative Lines features a collection of drawings made by Zisla during faculty meetings at IU South Bend, where he taught from 1966 to 1989. A classically trained representational artist, Zisla was an Abstract Expressionist with a quirky sense of humor – illustrated by the revealing titles of the works – and a sharp sense of design – evidenced by his selective cropping, composition, and understanding of line.


Turman’s Deming

In celebration of Deming Park’s centennial

June 4 – September 26, 2021

Turman’s favorite plein air location was Deming Park in Terre Haute, which he painted through the years during different seasons and time of day to capture the differing moods of the park. In celebration of the centennial of Deming Park, the Swope Art Museum is showing Turman’s paintings of the park from the permanent collectionThe similar scenes are only a few from a large series of paintings of beech trees that showcase Turman’s interest in the subtleties of light and seasonal changes in the landscape.