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April 2024

An Eclipse: It is seen as a doorway to significant life changes, offering opportunities to reset, rethink, and start afresh.


have you thought about...

Being Part of the Arts

Click on the titles below for information.


Exhibit at the Gallery

April, 2024, Call Out

Total Eclipse of the Sun – Open to every Medium - Emphasizing FIBER

This will focus on art works of the eclipse and the sun, light and dark. This may include the effect of sunlight and shadows in works of art. 2D and 3D art can include paintings, and alternative media especially fiber artworks, sculpture and photography.

Intake April 1st and 2nd, 2 PM till 6 PM

Members-$20 for 2 entries, $5 for additional.

Non-Member-$30 for 2 entries, $5 for additional.

Monetary Awards - $100 and $50.

Artist Reception April 12 6:30-8:30 is sponsored by GASC Youth Board

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT Greenfield Area Soccer Club

How are sports and art related?

Both require discipline, dedication, and skill to excel,

and both have the ability to inspire and bring people together.

GASC - Serving Our Club and Community with Encouragement and Respect is the mission statement for the Greenfield Area Soccer Club's Youth Board. The Board consists of members ages 10 through seniors in high school. We are always looking for volunteer opportunities to help serve our community.

For more information, please email

Additional information about Rec. Soccer can be found on our FAQ's page located here: Greenfield Area Soccer

March 30, 2024 Norm Dingle will speak about what you can expect during the eclipse. Approved glasses as supplies last. Join us!

Any accommodations needed for accessibility, please contact us at

or 317.967.2461, at least one week prior to any visit.


A "Pause for Words"

April 1965 Twin Twisters

I was eight years old when Palm Sunday tornadoes tore through Indiana.

I didn’t like storms, but visiting Dad’s relatives and seeing homes destroyed

and trees uprooted in the aftermath terrified me. The National Guard men

pointed bayonets as they checked our car to see if they would let outsiders in.

My aunt’s home in Russiaville was the only one left standing, but the windows

were blown out. Her dog, Terry, unharmed, was covered with shards of glass.

Uncle Jim saw twin twisters come across the field behind his house in Forest,

the pressure made it hard for his family to open the doors to get to safety.

Aunt Dot cried at the loss all around her, the death of the elderly neighbor lady

sucked out of her home in her rocking chair. Her in-laws, who hid inside a closet,

blown against a huge Sycamore tree but safe. Her mail found as far away

as Pennsylvania.

Lylanne Musselman is an award-winning poet, visual artist, and playwright, who lives with her cats and creates in Eaton, IN. She is a member of Hancock County Arts. Musselman instructs writing classes of all stripes at Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis.

Check out her website: Lylanne Musselman – Artist – Poet – Playwright (


Public Announcement

Do you want to make a difference in our city?  Our future? Well, we are proud to announce Greenfield’s new Comprehensive Plan – our growth and development roadmap for the year 2045. This plan needs YOUR voice! 

Please join us on April 1 at the Hancock County library Community Room from 5:30-7:30  Please also share this information with your friends and colleagues.

Join us for this great opportunity – because change starts with us. Let’s build our roadmap for 2045, together! Get involved by going to!

DATES TO SAVE - Fill Your April, May and Beyond...

Classes, Workshops, and Open Studios

Open Studios:
Open Painting - Tuesdays 9am-noon, Broadway Flats Studio, 210 S. Center Street
Still Life - Wednesdays 1pm - 4pm


During 2024, we will celebrate our

25th Anniversary

since Hancock County Arts Cultural Council received our designation as a non-profit.

Watch for our fun Summer Celebration from June into August.

You are invited to celebrate with us.

In the Living Alley on June 14 and 15.

Then experience 25 Days with Art

and ending August 10 at The Ricks Center


Hancock County Arts Mission:

Promoting and Celebrating

Arts for

Hancock County,

 with the Vision as a vibrant community

where arts and culture flourish and are widely embraced.


Gallery Artist Call Outs

  • May, 2024, Call Out

Photography - What have you captured? We want to see all you do! Members-$20 for 2 entries, $5 for any additional. Non-Member-$30 for 2 entries, $5 for any additional. Monetary Awards - $100 and $50. Intake April 29 and 30, 2 PM till 6 PM.

  • June, Will Vawter Juried Art Exhibition and Sale

Annual Exhibition Intake is June 8, 2024 and will run through July 13, for Indiana Artists Exhibit.

Our Juror is Bruce Neville, a signature member of the Ohio Watercolor Society, an Associate member of the American Watercolor Society, and a Signature member of the Cincinnati Art Club. Neville has won numerous awards and honors including the RAM Richmond Art Museum Award of Excellence, CAC Viewpoint Award, Boston Mills Award of Best in Show, and two years Best in Watercolor at Carmel International in Carmel, IN. Neville has extensive teaching experience at the college level at the Cincinnati Art Academy and workshops throughout the Midwest. Let's welcome him.


Other Artist Call Outs

  • Exhibit Opportunity for youth at 23 East Gallery, Greenfield Christian Church

We are excited to feature “Art By Kids …For Kids” from students and homeschoolers of Hancock Co.  Bring your matted or framed pieces on June 5 to Greenfield Christian Church, 23 East St, Greenfield IN. Application is free through Sandy Hall, coordinator.  The Show will be on display June 7-August 25.

Contact Sandy Hall for more information and application. or text at 317-507-4617.

  • First Brush of Spring April 17-20, 2024 New Harmony - 25 year Anniversary

Registration: To register for the paint out, see the schedule, register for Field to Finish, register for the Saturday Art Sale, go to either of the following links: 

First Brush of Spring –

  • INverse Poetry Archive Now Accepting Entries

Entries are due April 30, 2024

The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC), in partnership with the Indiana State Library, announced today that INverse, the state poetry archive, is accepting entries.

INverse, an initiative of former Indiana Poet Laureate Adrian Matejka, celebrates and preserves the diverse range of Indiana poetry for future generations of Indiana writers and readers. The works of 57 poets were added to the poetry archive in October 2023. 

“We are excited to once again open the INverse archives to entries,” said Miah Michaelsen, IAC Executive Director. “INverse is celebration of Indiana’s creative voices, the wonderful literary talent of our state, and the preservation of Hoosier poetry. We are proud to partner with the Indiana State Library on the INverse program. ”

All eligible residents of Indiana are encouraged to submit poems to the archive for review.  Here are the links:

"The INverse Poetry Archive' is a great project and I really value the partnership that we have with the Indiana Arts Commission," said Jacob Speer, Indiana State Librarian.  "The Indiana State Library is honored to be part of this effort as it enters its fifth year.”

  • Hancock County Arts Volume IV Coloring book

Can you submit some artwork to be included? Our sponsors in the past have helped us create a wonderful product. Be a sponsor / Contribute your Artwork, contact


Develop your Art

Indiana Writer's Center - IWC:

Teachers: Indiana Summer Institute for Creative Teaching Returns for 2024!

The conference will take place July 10-12 in Central Indiana.

Teachers are some of our state’s best creative problem solvers and innovators. Great educators take risks, learn, reflect, and collaborate. Those same attributes are the building blocks of creativity. The Summer Institute for Creative Teaching, which began in 2023, will return in 2024 with an expanded set of sessions, offering Indiana educators the chance to gain skills and knowledge on incorporating creativity into the classroom. For more information, sign up:



  • Address Changes? Please be sure to let us know your new address.

  • Link your card to an organization. Just A Little at a Time... Kroger Community Rewards Hancock County Arts has registered for the Kroger Community Rewards. Please consider linking your Kroger card to Hancock County Arts and at no cost to you. . Kroger donates annually to participating organizations based on your percentage of spending as it relates to the total spending associated with all participating Kroger Community Rewards organizations. Thank you for your support.

  • 2024 - Hancock County Arts will celebrate our 25th Anniversary! Still searching for music, song and entertainment from Hancock County. Email if you are interested.

  • Volunteer Help Needed for Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, to continue to keep our gallery open. Please visit and enter as the creating email. Volunteer training as you would like. Thank you.

  • Wanted: Laser Copy Paper- Always

  • Wanted: Crew of 3 to assemble heavy shelving in the basement-may take an hour.


O u r M i s s i o n

Promoting and Celebrating



Hancock County Open Wednesdays and Thursdays and Saturdays 11 till 2

Any accommodations needed for accessibility, please contact us

at or 317.967.2461, at least one week prior to any visit. 20 N State Street Greenfield, IN 317.967.2461


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