Released June 8, 2022

Painting Selma’s Garden

NASHVILLE, Indiana – A dozen Indiana Heritage Artists will spend Saturday, June 18, painting at T.C. Steele State Historic Site as part of Painting Selma’s Garden, a free daytime event followed by a ticketed evening event featuring food, wine and live music.

Visitors can watch the artists from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as they paint the gardens once nurtured by T.C. Steele’s second wife, Selma. The event is part of the site’s free-admission day honoring Juneteenth.

A Wet Paint Art Sale will be part of the 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. evening reception. Tickets for the reception are $45 per person. The formal garden, the Large Studio, and the House of the Singing Winds will be open for guests during the evening reception.

Tickets are available through Indiana Heritage Arts at (812) 988-4609.

“We think Selma Steele would have appreciated this spotlight on her beloved garden,” said Jessica Stephens, historic site manager.

Artists attending the event will include Jerry Smith, Fred Doloresco, Jeanne McLeish, Thom Robinson and Wyatt LeGrand. The works available for sale will be in many different sizes and price ranges.

The event is a partnership with the Brown County Art Gallery and Indiana Heritage Arts. Visitors can book an event package for $60 that includes admission to the IHA Exhibition Opening Reception, Painting Selma’s Garden, one IHA non-artist membership and two free 2022 one-day passes to T.C. Steele State Historic Site.