Celebration of Steele

T.C. Steele State Historic Site

Sept. 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11

It’s T.C. Steele’s 175th birthday! Celebrate this Indiana artist, Hoosier Group painter, “dean” of the Brown County Art Colony and honored American impressionist painter with a week of exciting events and programs.

STEELE SYMPOSIUM

Sept. 7, 8 & 9 , 11:15 a.m. to noon
Included with admission

Learn about and explore the styles practiced by Indiana artist T.C. Steele, including Rembrandt and Portraiture, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism, then participate in hands-on activities to discover more about these painting styles.

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34th ANNUAL GREAT OUTDOOR ART CONTEST

Sept. 10, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Indiana’s oldest plein air painting competition celebrates its 34th year in 2022! Bring your blank pages and canvases to be stamped, then find a spot to create your masterpiece – en plein air (or outdoors) – at T.C. Steele State Historic Site. Artwork will be judged at 3 p.m. with youth and adult awards announced beginning at 3:30 p.m.

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T.C. STEELE’S 175th BIRTHDAY PARTY

Sept. 10, 7 – 5:30 p.m.
$5/person

Throughout the day, experience artists capturing the beauty of the site and Brown County during the Great Outdoor Art Contest. Between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. make a torn-paper landscape collage, hear a lecture written by T.C. Steele and performed by a Steele interpreter at 2:30 p.m. and finish out the afternoon with a birthday party celebration of cake and ice cream from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

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SINGING WINDS: THE LIFE & WORKS OF T.C. STEELE

Sept. 11, 2 to 4 p.m.
Included with admission

Celebrate T.C. Steele’s birthday with a screening of the Indiana Public Media documentary, “Singing Winds: The Life & Works of T.C. Steele,” as we conclude Brown County Art Colony Weekend. The film explores the life and works of the Hoosier Impressionist, from his youth in Gosport to his journey to major art centers in Europe and back home again in Indiana where he captured the beauty of the Midwest through his paintings.

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