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February Newsletter

Updated: Jan 30

Hancock County Arts

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Plans & Pricing | Hancock County Arts


New Exhibit

Hancock County Junior High/High School Art Exhibit

Hancock County Student Artists will exhibit at the gallery at 20A N. State Street, Greenfield, IN during the month of February. These artists create the most exciting 2D and 3D art. Don’t miss this one! Art will be available for viewing and purchase.

The Twenty North Gallery is open every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday throughout February from 11 AM to 2 PM.

And Second Friday, February14, from 6:30 - 8:30

Stop in to celebrate the creativity of these talented students!


Member Highlight – February 2023

Hancock County would like to introduce you or reintroduce you to Mary Schuck. Mary is the owner of The Gilded Nest, a local shop specializing in local artisan merchandise, home decor and "previously read" Christian, classic and children’s books. Mary has lived in Greenfield on several occasions over the past thirty-one years, and currently lives within walking distance of downtown Greenfield with her husband, Greg, and their two oversized dogs. Mary’s shop is the culmination of her family history in retail and creativity. Her father is the original owner of Riley’s Emporium on Main St, her grandfather owned a mercantile and shoe stores in Illinois. Her mother is a talented Interior Designer, and Mary has a background in photography and a deep appreciation for the skills of local craftsmen and artisans.

Mary’s artistic roots are in editorial photography, having worked with photographers and magazines specializing in interior design and advertisement images. She also enjoys mixed media art, pencil sketches, refinishing furniture, and different styles of paper flowers. Her origami kusudama flowers are a favorite at The Gilded Nest, and her crepe paper roses are a personal favorite to give as gifts.

When the spirit moves, she also has a passion for creative writing. The driving force in Mary’s professional and creative endeavors is an abiding faith in a Creator that has given us purpose in our work, in our art and in community with each other.

Hancock County Arts is lucky to have Mary Schuck as a past board member and active member and promoter of the arts.


Classes, Workshops, and Open studios and much more...

Open Studios:

Tuesdays 9am-noon

Thursdays 1-4pm Still Life or Plein-air, beginning Feb 9

Postponed Fiber Projects and Handwork Projects until better weather

Figure Drawing Evening Coming Soon

Writing Classes Coming in the Spring

Starting February 1 Creative Nonfiction Group

4-week sessions discussing different aspects of creative nonfiction, pulling from memoir samples and books on craft.

It's an asynchronous Facebook group setting, so you'll have lots of flexibility.

Join us from wherever you are!

$10 for members and $15 for nonmembers

February 4, Saturday, at the Gallery, Wood Carving Demo 11 - 2 by Carver Jim Webb

February 11, Saturday, at the Gallery, Crayon Coloring, See Demo Develop Professional Crayon Colored artwork, with Diana Moore. You can see her work at the Wooden Bear.

February 24

Experience the timeless sounds of Motown as we celebrate its influence on music, at H.J. Ricks Center for the Arts

Indy R&B/Soul band Frederic &Ronza, along with special guest Local Vocals perform classic and original music. You won’t be able to help but move as you experience music from classic Motown artists such as Steve Wonder, the Supremes, Gladys Knight, The Jackson 5 and more. Tickets are $20. 2 VIP tickets available.

Purchase tickets at Facebook


A "Pause for Words"

My stony heart

I collect the rocks you bring inside

from the cold; from your adventures. I collect them

from the places you leave them:

The laundry

the pantry

the stairs.

I keep them on the windowsill until it’s all filled up and then

they go outside again for you

to collect.

Leah McNaughton Lederman is an author and freelance editor living in Greenfield with her husband and an assortment of children, cats, and dogs. Keep up with her on her website:


Call Out

March 2023, At the Gallery

Where the Wild Things Are - Animal Wildlife Exhibit

This is an open 2D wildlife exhibit. Entry fee of $20 for two entries. Our juror will select a first and second place winner in this exhibit, winning $100 and $50 respectively. Our March 10th Second Friday Artist Reception will host a fun Wearing of the Green with green treats of course. Join the fun with this wild exhibit.

Intake - February 27 and 28, 3pm – 6pm

Second Friday Reception March 10 - 6:30 to 8:30 PM

ALSO, for March, Hancock County Arts is invited to Exhibit at the Pendleton Art Society Gallery 119

It is one of our first art exchanges. Our members' works will be shown through the month of March.

Members can register with us by emailing and the artwork is welcomed at their gallery between February 21 and March 1. It is a 2D and 3D exhibit. They have room for about 20, so let us know your plans and send us the information on which piece you will exhibit. We will push it out on FB for you. Have fun, explore Pendleton.

Intake – February 21 -March 1, at Gallery119, 119 W State St, Pendleton, IN 46064

April 2023, At the Gallery

In the Looking Glass

This will be an open exhibit consisting of nothing but glass. The gallery will be sparkling all month. This is historically one of our most exciting exhibits. We will be joining the downtown merchants during our April 14th Second Friday Artist Reception with fun events happening throughout downtown. We’ll also be kicking off our Vawter season at the reception by serving birthday cake celebrating Will Vawter’s birthday.

Intake – March 30 & 31, 3pm – 6pm

Second Friday Reception April 14 - 6:30 to 8:30 pm

May 2023, At the Gallery

Count Me In - 2D and 3D Exhibit Anything with Numbers

This will be an open 2D and 3D exhibit of all mediums with creations displaying numbers. Entry fee will be $20 for two pieces with our juror awarding $75 to both a winning 2D and 3D entry. Let your imagination run wild with this one. The artist reception on May 12th will celebrate the month of May with a Black and White race theme.

Intake - May 1 & 2, 3pm – 6pm

Second Friday Reception May 12 – 6:30 to 8:30 pm

June 2023, At the Gallery

Will Vawter Juried Exhibit is back along with our third Plein Air Paint Out on June 3 to welcome the best artists in Indiana.

Intake - June 3, 12pm – 3pm

Second Friday Awards in The Living Alley June 9 - 6:30 to 8:30 pm


Just a Note!

1. Annual Members Meeting at the gallery - February 17, 2023, RSVP Now.

6:30 Members gather,

7:00 Meet Slate of Officers, hear what is planned for 2023.

2. June 3 will bring the third Hancock County Arts Plein Air Paint Out to Hancock County. If you would like to be a part of the event, please contact us.

3. If you would like to rent the Gallery for an event, let us know at

Thank you.

Please Be Our Valentine!


Our Mission

Hancock County Arts will

provide leadership for the creative community by encouraging, celebrating, and promoting arts and culture

throughout Hancock County. Open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 11 till 2 Open for private showings, contact us. 20 N State Street Greenfield, IN 317.967.2461


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