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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 exhibit in the Vigo County Public Library.

Also purchased 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 photographers take honors in TREES Inc. bicentennial contest


'Through the syc - a-mores' by Sheila K. Ter Meer
Through the syc – a-mores by Sheila K. Ter Meer

My entry “Through the syc – a-mores …” was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2016 TREES Inc. photography contest.
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.

River City Art Association

A Bold Stand by Debbie Goodin A Bold Stand by Debbie Goodin

River City Art Association members Debbie Goodin of Terre Haute, Sheila K. Ter Meer of Brazil, and Spencer Young of Clinton have received honors in the 2016 TREES Inc. photography contest.

“Bicentennial TREES: Celebrating Terre Haute’s Canopy” was the theme of the Bicentennial Legacy Project sanctioned by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission.

“A Bold Stand” by Goodin was awarded 1st Place in the Professional Division. Her image showcases blooming crabapple trees at the Turner Grove inside Deming Park at Terre Haute.

Sassafras Twig by Spencer Young Sassafras Twig by Spencer Young

“Sassafras Twig,” captured by Young, was awarded 3rd Place in the Amateur Adult Division.

“Through the syc – a-mores …” by Ter Meer was awarded an Honorable Mention.

Through the syc - a-mores by Sheila K. Ter Meer Through the syc – a-mores by Sheila K. Ter Meer

Her image features the sycamore trees in the sculpture “A Song For Indiana” by Teresa Clark and a nearby sycamore in…

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