Monday evening, Ann Albano, executive director of the Cleveland Sculpture Center, was in Terre Haute to finalize the jurying of the 65th Annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition. She had done the preliminary work long distance, but came this week to see the submissions she accepted in person and decide awards. It’s an exciting and eclectic exhibition, and the Swope will be announcing the winners and sharing other information about WVJE in the coming weeks.
It was a delight to meet Ann and also have the opportunity to introduce her to the wonderful community of arts supporters in Terre Haute. Since she deals with sculpture, we invited friends from Art Spaces, Inc. as well as Board members who work with both organizations. David and Kathy Brentlinger hosted a fantastic dinner at their home outside of town. We had cocktails and hors d’oeuvres by the pool with lively conversation, then dinner inside. Everything was delicious, but I could have eaten an entire plate of the potatoes. David and Kathy are consummate hosts and made sure everyone had a fantastic evening.
The 65th Annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition will open to the public on Saturday, July 11 with a reception from 2 to 3 p.m., and awards at 2 p.m. The exhibition is sponsored by First Financial Bank.