The Tri-State boasts countless talented artists in clay making, painting, photography, and other mediums. Lucky for you, their fabulous works of art can be found at several galleries across the region both virtually and in-person. We’ve gathered a list of some of the current must-visit exhibitions from around the area. And for those who don’t feel comfortable visiting these shows in person, we’ve included a link to each virtual exhibition.
Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana — “A Breath of Fresh Air” by Drew Cooper
Open through Feb. 12. Virtual here on the Arts Council website.
The properly title “A Breath of Fresh Air” is just that in the Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery at the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana. Filled with acrylic works and sculptures, Drew Cooper’s energetic style of bright colored works is a welcome addition to the Downtown gallery. This colorful exhibition also features Cooper’s signature “Wildflower” which can be seen on murals across the country.
Read more about Cooper’s impressive art career in the January/February issue of Evansville Living!
McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries — “Woman” by Megan Thorne
Open through March 5. Virtual here on the USI website.
Megan Thorne’s “Woman” showcases photographs she created during a year-long Efroymson fellowship which highlights womanhood from a feminist point of view. Her show at USI’s McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries analyzes topics that women deal with daily such as misogyny, objectification, and the impacts of fashion and makeup advertisements.
Thorne made the exhibition an installation from start to finish, including a room covered floor to ceiling in magazine ads and images, in order to give the viewer an immersive experience.
Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science — “A Celebration of Women” featuring works by various female artists
Open through December 31. Virtual here on the museum’s website.
As the country celebrated the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the U.S., the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science installed a special exhibition in 2020 highlighting images of women from America and European artists of the past and work by American female artists dating back to the 1920s. The exhibition has been extended to run through the end of 2021, so there’s still time to see this wonderful collection!
This section of the gallery features artists working in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and includes prints by Bertha Jaques, Blanche Dillaye, Frances, Gearhart, and photographs by Jane Reece.
New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art — “Residence V” featuring works by artists at the New Harmony Clay Project
Open through March 20. Virtual here on the gallery’s Facebook page.
“Residence V” is the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art’s annual showcase of the most recent artists in residence at the New Harmony Clay Project. This year’s exhibit features Cori Crumrine, Maxwell Mustardo, Alisha Porter, and Amanda Straeffer. The showcase is meant to foster an environment that supports the investigation of new ideas and work of ceramic artists. The artists sculpted a variety of attractive pieces representing each one’s own style.