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Renee Bruck, Manager of Communication
Contact: Cate Whetzel,
NASHVILLE, Ind. — The public is invited to a
fun and relaxing day at the annual Festival
of Flowers PaintOut at the T.C. Steele State Historic Site in Brown County
on Saturday, May 21 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The “en plein air” (in open air) art
competition is open to emerging and well-known artists of all ages.
event provides a unique insight into the work of Hoosier Group impressionist
and open-air artist T.C. Steele, who was an artist greatly inspired by his
natural surroundings,” said Andrea
deTarnowsky, T.C. Steele State Historic Site manager.
The festival will feature artists painting on the site
grounds from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Artists participating must have their blank
canvases or pages stamped prior to beginning their work. Judging will begin at
2 p.m. and the festival concludes at 4 p.m.
include oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media and drawing. Children 12 and
under and teens may enter any media. The first place winner and the
people’s choice winner will be displayed at the Brown County Art Gallery in
An early bird registration will be available with a discount
offered through April 30. Registration rates will apply May 1 through 21. The
first 20 artists to register will receive a commemorative mug from Brown County
Redware in honor of the bicentennial.
“The gardens were such a huge part of
Steele’s inspiration here on the property,” added deTarnowsky. “With a major
garden restoration in progress, visitors will be able to enjoy the gardens as
they were in the Steeles’ day.”
For more information on this event or to register, please
contact Cate Whetzel, program developer at 812.273.4531 or email@example.com.
T.C. Steele State Historic Site is located on Hwy 46 just west of
Nashville in the heart of artistic Brown County. Part of the Indiana State
Museum and Historic Sites, the site is where nature's beauty meets the artist's
canvas. The home, studio and gardens of this noted Hoosier artist still provide
inspiration today through site tours, outdoor painting competitions and
artist-in-residence programs. For more information, call 812.988.2785 or visit indianamuseum.org/tc_steele.
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