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March Newsletter

Updated: Mar 3, 2023

Happy St. Paddy's Day!


IMPORTANT NOTICE:

DROP OFF FOR MARCH EXHIBIT,

Where the Wild Things Are

is this coming Saturday.

11 until 2.

AND WATCH FOR THE TIME CHANGE!!! March 12

The seasons are changing and we have been so lucky this winter.

Stay well.

Come in to the TwentyNorth Gallery

20A N. State Street

Your membership allows us to be creative.

Join Here:

 

New Exhibit

Where the Wild Things Are - Animal Wildlife Exhibit

This is an open 2D and 3D 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.



March Call Out for ARTISTS

Intake March 4, Saturday 11-2, Art will be displayed through March 25

Open to all members and non-members, limit of 2.

No size restriction.

Ready to hang, no sawtooth, labeled with title and price.

30% commission to HCA.

Email your intent to enter at hancockcountyarts@gmail.com.

See you then!

 

Upcoming Events


Member Highlight

Dana Cottey

is an aspiring watercolor artist. What I love about watercolor is that is equally relaxing- whether you are painting or just mixing color or watching the magical part of how beautifully the watercolors mix, blend and flow. Besides painting, I love the outdoors, biking, hiking, or swimming. Anything in or near the water I love.


Like many others I chose to raise my family in Greenfield because of that small town feel. People are genuinely neighborly here. Greenfield is rich with history as well.


My husband and I are both self-employed, he as a home inspector and me as a hair stylist/owner of Downtown Cuts (a hair salon for men, specializing in beards at 118 South Pennsylvania Street). I am blessed by God to get to do what I love every day. I am also blessed to have the best clients!! Many have even brought me gifts of old pictures of Greenfield to add to our collection.


Collecting photos started with my husband and his dad's Cottey Machine Company, they started in the 70's. The building is now referred to by locals as "the Cottey building" and is home to several business operations including my hair salon. The building has been in the Cottey family for over 50 years!


Prior to this the building was occupied by Greenfield Ice Cream Company and Best Ever Dairy. We have pictures of these businesses hung in the salon. At one point it was Downtown Donuts. Through the years it has been about 5 different pizza places. Owning a business isn't new to the Cottey's. Back in 1898 to roughly 1902, Jacob Valentine Cottey owned a grocery store at 18 W Main.

We have wonderful pictures of these businesses hung in the salon. We have pictures of the inside and outside of this grocery in the salon as well. My clients have contributed many photos as well from back in the day. We have pictures of James Whitcomb Riley by "the old swimmin hole" with his buddies, a picture of the original above ground swimming pool, pictures of the old Interurban including a token it required to ride it. We have a photo of the original grain mill owned by the New family. I am quite pleased to have a photo of the old barber shop that was in town. We also have a photo of the twenty millionth model T that was sold here in Greenfield at Ford dealership back in the 1930's. Thanks to a client of mine we also have several pictures of Pickett's Hardware store and a photo of the massive train wreck that took place very near our shop! This is the photo the city chose to put on one of the historical markers on the Pennsy Trail, the original belongs to my client.


That's Dana in a nutshell, wife, mom, granny and hair stylist! Dana joined Hancock County Arts in 2020 during the Riley Festival for the Bumble Bee Exhibit. What a wonderful family supporting the arts and the history of Hancock County and Greenfield.

 

Classes, Workshops, Demos and Open studios

Open Studios:

Tuesdays 9am-noon

Thursdays 1-4pm Still Life or Plein-air

Postponed Fiber Projects and Handwork Projects

Figure Drawing Evening Coming Tuesday, March 21st, 6-9

Writing Classes Coming in the Spring



1st Saturday of each month, Wood Carving demonstration, stop in the gallery from 11 - 2.


2nd Saturday of each month, Crayon Coloring demonstration, stop in the gallery from 11 - 2. STOP IN









 

A "Pause for Words"


Seasonal Shift


It’s a delightful sunny day, tulips emerging,

and I’m enjoying lunch at the park before going to work,

when I hear the unmistakable rattling bugle calls

of Sandhill Cranes flying overhead.

I can’t spot the high migrators, even though I know

they can flock together in the 100s. I love hearing them warble,

but I worry we’re all being fooled by this unusual warmth

in mid-February.



Lylanne Musselman is an award-winning poet and visual artist, who lives with her cats and creates in Eaton, IN. She is a member of Hancock County Arts, and currently is president of Muncie Artists Guild.

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VOLUNTEERS ARE THE SEEDS TO OUR ARTS

Using Signup Genius

Hancock County Arts uses Signup Genius (www.SignUpGenius.com) to make it easy for our members to volunteer. If you are getting this email, then you’ve probably gotten emails asking you to sign up through Signup Genius for volunteer time at the gallery or for a special event. Here is a short tutorial on using Signup Genius.

  • When you get an email from HCA asking for volunteers, simply open the email and click on the Sign-Up link:

  • After you click on the link, you will be taken to the page where you can select the time and date that you would like to volunteer.

  • Once here, simply click the box next to the task that you would like to volunteer for. In this example, by clicking the highlighted box, you are signing up to be a Gallery Volunteer from 8:00 – 11:00 on March 26th. Then click Submit and Sign Up at the bottom of the page.

  • Then you will be taken to the final confirmation page where you can add additional people (if you and a friend are volunteering together, for example), and where you can give it one final look over before hitting Sign Up Now.


NEVER DOUBT THE IMPACT OF BEING A VOLUNTEER

To make things a little easier (not that it isn’t already super-easy), create an account on SignUp Genius and you can see all the Sign Ups that you have been invited to. This way when you think about it later and decide that you DO want to sign up to volunteer, you just go to Signupgenius.com and select the appropriate signup.


And that’s it. Sign Up Genius makes it easy to volunteer. We can't THANK YOU ENOUGH - you help us make us successful.

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Call Out

April 2023, At the Gallery

In the Looking Glass

Intake – March 30 & 31, 3pm – 6pm and in the Gallery through April 29.

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

Intake - May 1 & 2, 3pm – 6pm and in the Gallery through May 31.

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


June 2023, At the Gallery

Will Vawter Annual Art Exhibit and En Plein Air

Intake and Plein Air - June 3, 12pm – 3pm and in the Gallery through July 8.

Reception June 9 - 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Registration will be available online in the next few eeks.

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Just a Note!

  1. Hey, Artists, be sure we have your website on our website. Send a bio, telling us your medium. We have visitors asking about commissions. We are adding websites and member's artwork for sale, also. Send your information to HancockCountyArts@gmail.com

  2. Let us know your updates, we will add it here.

Wish List

  1. We can always use Laser Copy Paper

  2. We want to update our Lighting for better cost savings and improve viewing and painting Art in the best light. We have some specifics, if you can help, please email us at hancockcountyarts@gmail.com

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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. hancockcountyarts@gmail.com www.hancockcountyarts.org 20 N State Street Greenfield, IN 317.967.2461

BE PART OF THE ARTS!

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