This past summer, when Evansville Living was invited to a media preview of The LUME, an immersive Vincent van Gogh experience at Newfields in Indianapolis, we jumped at the chance to see the much-anticipated show firsthand. (Read the full story, “Il-LUME-inating Experience,” on page 21 in Evansville Living’s November/December 2021 issue, on newsstands now).
In addition to a Van Gogh-filtered portrait taken at LUME, Kaitlyn Beck, a 2014 North High School graduate who coordinated the visit through Indianapolis-based Dittoe Public Relations, sent Managing Editor Jodi Keen back to Evansville with a gift bag of Van Gogh-centric goodies. The Evansville Living team pored over the bag’s contents and selected mementos:
Staff Writer Riley Guerzini is a fan of bold socks — his favorites prominently portray SpongeBob SquarePants — and snapped up a pair with “Starry Night” swirls spread across them.
A collector of refrigerator magnets from far-off places, Staff Writer Dallas Carter snagged a sunflower-laden rectangle to pair with her souvenirs from London and Italy.
Keen held onto a coffee mug enveloped in blue irises, reminiscent of the Van Gogh print she’s owned for 15 years, as well as a sunny bar of artisan soap.
One item remains at the Evansville Living office: A Van Gogh coloring book, in the event the staff craves a break during long production days.