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“Through the syc-a-mores …” goes to personal art collection


This is one of three Dresser’s Legacy pieces I created for Indiana’s Bicentennial which later received an Honorable Mention in the TREES Inc. Bicentennial Trees photography contest.

Description: Sycamore tree in fall framed by the sculpture “A Song For Indiana” by Terre Haute artist Teresa Clark located near the Paul Dresser Home in Fairbanks Park along the banks of the Wabash River, framed by Dresser’s sheet music that later became the Indiana State Song.

It is on display through Jan. 2 in Swope Art Museum Education Center as part of River City Art Association’s “Pearls of the Wabash” companion exhibit to a Smithsonian Institute Water/Ways exhibition in West Terre Haute, made possible by Indiana Humanities and hosted by RiverSCAPE in Terre Haute. After Jan. 2, it will be in the personal art collection of a Terre Haute resident.

The RCAA/Swope exhibit opened Nov. 20 and runs through Jan. 2. Of the 43 pieces by 16 RCAA artists I also have on display my Rivière Haute, a photograph I made in April 2013 of the flood in Fairbanks Park in Terre Haute where the Wabash River crested at 27 feet. Rivière Haute was later juried into the 2013 TREES Inc. “Trees and The River” photography contest.

Also in RCAA’s Pearls of the Wabash exhibit is the Dresser’s Legacy set titled My Indiana Home and Banks of the Wabash, Far Away that I created for Indiana’s Bicentennial. Also framed by the sculpture “A Song For Indiana” by Terre Haute artist Teresa Clark located near the Paul Dresser Home in Fairbanks Park along the banks of the Wabash River, framed by Dresser’s sheet music that later became the Indiana State Song.

A second RCAA reception for “Pearls of the Wabash” will take place 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 3 in the same Swope location during the Miracle on 7th Street event in downtown Terre Haute. A meet and greet with some of the artists will be Noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 4.

There you can also view my photography-based abstract “Wetland: “Flood of Emotions” on textured metal, floated off etched aluminum background.

“Flood of Emotions” on textured metal, floated off etched aluminum background.

RCAA spring membership show in April at Clabber Girl Museum, reception April 7


Through the syc - a-mores by Sheila K. Ter MeerThis show includes my third Dresser’s Legacy photograph, “Through the syc – a-mores …” and my abstract digital art piece, “(Lavender Blue) Dilly Dilly.”

My entry “Through the syc – a-mores …” was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2016 TREES Inc. photography contest, “Bicentennial TREES: Celebrating Terre Haute’s Canopy,” also the Vigo County Public Library’s Bicentennial Legacy Project sanctioned by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission.
The image features the sycamore trees in the sculpture “A Song For Indiana” by Teresa Clark and a nearby sycamore in Fairbanks Park at Terre Haute framed by the sheet music to the official Indiana state song, “On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away,” by Indiana composer and Terre Haute native son Paul Dresser.

(Lavender Blue) Dilly Dilly I created using a photograph of wildflowers I had captured in May near my rural Indiana home.

Abstract of wildflowers in May

River City Art Association

B.K.'s Doe by Monty Jones B.K.’s Doe by Monty Jones

A spring show by River City Art Association will be featured April 7-28 in The Gallery at Clabber Girl Museum, 900 Wabash Ave., in Terre Haute.

An opening reception to meet many of the artists is set for 6 to 8 p.m. April 7.

More than 25 works will showcase the diverse talents of the art group, including a 24- by 36-inch acrylic on Masonite by RCAA founding member Monty “Indiana” Jones of Terre Haute.

Jones said friend and photographer Brendan Kearns of Terre Haute provided the image for him to use as reference for his painting, thus the title “B.K.’s Doe.”

RCAA vice president Todd Stokes often captures the bold statement of the trees in his Dennison, Illinois, woods. This show will feature his photographic work, “Autumn Beech.”

Autumn Beech by Todd Stokes

Digital art on display will include “Bubbles,” one of many fractal…

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