Events

Limestone Carving
Friday, May 27; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Celebrate Indiana's limestone heritage with master carvers Matt Bruce and Casey Winningham, who'll talk about their work during this demonstration at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. They'll show examples and demonstrate techniques, and discuss more about this distinctive occupational tradition from South-central Indiana. The event, sponsored by Traditional Arts Indiana through support from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, is free and open to the public.


Memory Paintings: Gustave Potthoff's Creative Aging Practice (Meadowood Retirement Community, Terrace Room, 2455 Tamarack Trail)
Friday, May 27; 3 p.m.

Jon Kay, Director of Traditional Arts Indiana and MMWC Curator, will talk about the exhibit and the life of Gustav Potthoff. Gustav Potthoff paints to remember his fellow prisoners of war who built the Bridge over the River Kwai and the Hellfire Pass during World War II. This program shares his incredible story, and explores his life-review practice as a strategy for creative aging, and presents an exhibition exploring Potthoff's work. The Traditional Arts Indiana exhibit is sponsored by the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, and will be on display May 27-31, open to the public 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the Meadowood Retirement Community. The event and exhibit are free and open to the public.