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New Season of Artists and Performers
Feb, 19 2019
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In 2019 we proudly present the 26th year of the museum and the fifth year of the Celebrations of Creativity and Craftsmanship series.

Our audiences enjoy demonstrations and performances of creativity and craftsmanship by violists, guitarists, singer/songwriters, poets, jewelry makers, ceramicists, woodworkers, painters, fiction writers, to name a few.

When guests come to enjoy a session, they easily see that scale miniatures are all about creativity and craftsmanship, just as in any art form. Actually miniatures in our collection comprise nearly every art form.

During the sessions, the artists show their work or perform, and talk about how they got involved in art, what their sources of inspiration are, and their technique. Frequently artisans and artists do onsite demonstrations, from painting a landscape to carving a tiny vase out of a tagua nut.

Sessions take place on every second and fourth Wednesday at 111 E. Main Street, Carmel in our front room. Starting time is noon so that our visitors can spend their lunch hour with us.

Admission to the program is free.

We proudly announce the 2019 program schedule as follows:

Feb. 27, Brynn Tyszka will be singing The Standard Set: an afternoon of jazz classics and contemporary favorites.

March 13, Meet Gloria Schotter, jewelry maker.

March 27, Professional storyteller Sally Perkins will be telling “Stories of Our Songs: A Collection of Spoken Stories about Sources of Music We All Know and Love.”

April 10, Ken Rabbers will present his nature photography.

April 24, Fran Carrico presents her glass jewelry and beadwork. Fran has been named an Indiana Artisan for her exemplary work.

May 8, Jay Parnell will present his paintings and talk about his inspirations.

May 22, Demonstration of basket weaving and display by the Basket Lady, Bev. Larson.

June 12, Singing sensation and college student Maria Diebolt returns to the Museum for another set of top-of-the-charts favorites.

July 10, Create Your Own Mini Art. All ages are welcome to come and create a 2D or 3D work in miniature. Materials and instruction will be provided, including stencils to create miniature furniture for a living room or bedroom or appliances for a kitchen. Since these workshops have become quite popular, it is necessary to make a reservation by calling the museum at 317-575-9466 during open hours.

July 24, Create Your Own Mini Art. All ages are welcome to come and create a 2D or 3D work in miniature. Materials and instruction will be provided, including stencils to create miniature furniture for a living room or bedroom or appliances for a kitchen. Since these workshops have become quite popular, it is necessary to make a reservation by calling the museum at 317-575-9466 during open hours.

Aug. 14, Dick Gerard, woodturner, will present his work.

Aug. 28, Enjoy a jazz session with Eric Garcia on both guitar and flute.

Sept. 11, Meet Tim Kennedy, member of the American Association of Woodturners, and an Indiana Artisan.

Sept. 25, Linda Adamson presents her weavings and talks about how she became an Indiana Artisan.

Oct. 9, Meet Leslie Ober, painter.

Oct. 23, David Schotter demonstrates his wood carvings of caricatures, Santa Claus (his specialty), cowboys, Hillbillys, bears, animals, and faces in driftwood, etc., using only knives, chisels and hand tools.

Nov. 13, Meet Marco Querin, painter.

Nov. 27, Create Your Own Mini Art. All ages are welcome to come and create a 2D or 3D work in miniature. Materials and instruction will be provided, including stencils to create miniature furniture for a living room or bedroom or appliances for a kitchen. Since these workshops have become quite popular, it is necessary to make a reservation by calling the museum at 317-575-9466 during open hours.

Dec. 11, Indiana Artisan Carrie Wild tells us about her nature paintings.

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