What’s Happening at T.C. Steele
Activity and serenity coexist naturally at T.C. Steele State Historic Site. Art- and nature-related programs and events fit well into this peaceful and inspiring setting, providing a variety of year-round activities for all ages.
Complete 2013 Program Schedule
Steele Country Christmas NEWSFLASH! Due to severe winter weather, this event has been cancelled! Our apologies for the inconvenience.
Saturday, December 7; 12 noon to 4 p.m $5 per adult; $3 per child ages 5 – 12; children 4 and under are free
Enjoy light refreshments and live music in the Large Studio. Children and families can have their photographs taken with St. Nicholas…but beware of his mischevious helper Belsnickel, who will have coal and switches ready for all the “bad” boys and girls! Visitors can create ornaments and small, hand-crafted gifts.
For a double treat, at 2:30 p.m. the Large Studio will host a musical performance by the Indiana Youth Musicians Ensemble. These promising young performers are sure to delight you by performing your traditional holiday favorites, along with some jazzy and alternative twists. To learn more about Indiana Youth Musicians, visit www.iymusicians.org .
The Art of Murder
at T.C. STEELE STATE HISTORIC SITE
February 1 and 8, 2014; details TBA
—THIS POPULAR EVENT SELLS OUT QUICKLY!—
T.C. Steele State Historic Site offers a range of art-related workshops each year. Our seasonal Artists-in-Residence share their expertise with both workshop participants and visitors to the site. Local and regional artists offer instruction at all skill levels throughout the year.Interested in teaching a workshop at the historic site? Contact our Arts Program Developer, Megan Richards at firstname.lastname@example.org, to see how you can be part of the Steele tradition of mentoring the arts.
CURRENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITS
Friends of T.C. Steele Member Art Show & Sale
November 2-30, 2013
Standard admission fees apply
The Art of Living—The 2013 Member Art Show and Sale will feature 2-and 3-D works by members on the theme of The Art of Living. Each year, the show’s theme is taken from a Steele quote. (T.C. or Selma) The full T.C. Steele quote that inspires this year’s exhibit is:
the greatest of all arts
is the art of living.”
The show is open to all Friends members and encompasses both 2-D and 3-D art. Don’t miss the opening reception—a fun evening in Steele’s Large Studio with wine, refreshments and conversation with artists and art lovers.
Historic Artist Homes & Studios
December 13, 2013—March 2, 2014
Evening reception: Friday, December 13; 6-8pm.
Standard admission fees apply;
Reception free and open to the public
Photographs and quotations from historic American artists explore how their relationships with their homes and studios both informed and inspired their work. Artists as diverse in time and style as the Hudson River School’s Thomas Cole (1801-1848) to Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock (1912-1956)—as well as T.C. Steele, himself—will be represented. T.C. Steele State Historic Site will be the only Midwestern venue for this traveling exhibit from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
On the T.C. Steele Trail
From May 20, 2012
A recent gift acquisition provides a look at a Boy Scout neckerchief and badges earned while hiking the T.C. Steele Memorial Trail (est. 1963). The display also includes a map of this former commemorative trail.
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE (A.I.R.) PROGRAM
2013 Artists in Residence
Dick and Dixie Ferrer: May 18-June 1, 2013
Justin Chase Lane: June 17-24, 2013
Elizabeth Busey: June 28-30, 2013
The Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program promotes the awareness of the fine arts in Indiana and illustrates how the natural elements of the site inspire artistic creativity. Artists reside on the property, creating original art and interacting with visitors.
Artist-in-Residence opportunities are offered four times a year, coinciding with the changing seasons that captured Steele’s imagination. The program was established in 2007, and uses hands-on experiences and personal interactions with working artists to:
- Promote the historic site and the works of T.C. Steele
- Cultivate and encourage contemporary fine art and artists
- Create opportunities for and exchange among artists, students and the community
Funding for the Artist in Residence Program is provided by: