IU East welcomes Indiana Artisan, Rose Embroidery Guild for art exhibits

Indiana University East and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences are hosting exhibits by the Indiana Artisan and Rose Embroidery Guild now through March 29, 2013.

The Indiana Artisan’s exhibit, “Indiana Artisan: Paintings and Drawings,” is on display in The Gallery, located in Whitewater Hall.

Indiana Artisan currently identifies, recognizes and promotes exceptional works of art and food created by Hoosier artists. It is an official, state-sanctioned designation for work of the highest caliber, with applications reviewed twice annually. Its direction as an economic development program is to leverage the work of exceptional art and food artisans, helping them expand their businesses and, in turn, support the economies of their communities. The work of 249 Artisans in 58 Indiana counties is part of the brand, and Wayne County is home to two Indiana Artisans.

The Rose Embroidery Guild exhibit includes needlework by the members and is housed in the display case outside of the gallery in Whitewater Hall.  The Rose Embroidery Guild originated in 1985 and the current membership is 30 stitchers. Rose is affiliated with the E.G.A., Embroiderers Guild of America, and the Great Lakes Region.

Members of the Rose Embroidery Guild will be giving demonstrations in the Meijer Artway, Whitewater Hall, at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 11.

“These exhibits celebrate the exceptional work of Indiana artisans and artists,” states Katherine Frank, dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, “and we are delighted to be able to share it with our community.  We encourage people to visit The Gallery and enjoy the many regional pieces on display.”

Visitors are welcome to view the exhibits during gallery hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call Ed Thornburg, gallery curator, at (765) 973-8605 or visit iue.edu/gallery.