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April Arts Intersect:


Gallery Walk
Friday, May 19, 2017

Brandon Ahnert, Jim Ferringer, & Alicia Criswell Reception
Friday, May 19, 2017

Memorial Day
Monday, May 29, 2017
TAF Offices Closed

TASTE of Tippecanoe
Saturday, June 17, 2017

If you're interested in joining the Tippecanoe Arts Federation, please contact Chris June at  
We have individual artist and member organization memberships available.
In This Issue
  • May 2: Regional Initiative Grant Panels (APS 9am, AOS 1pmInfo 
  • May 3: TAF Member Mixers (Invitations to be emailed) Need to renew?
  • Through May 12: Wabash Valley Potters, Quilting Connection, & Frances Shoemaker Exhibition Info
  • Opening May 17: Brandon Ahnert, Jim Ferringer, & Alicia Criswell Exhibition (Reception May 19, 6-9pmInfo
  • May 19: The 2017 Gallery Walk Season kicks off in Downtown Lafayette! Info
  • May 29: TAF Offices Closed in Observance of Memorial Day
Gallery Hours:  M-F, 9am-5pm
Call 765.423.2787, email, or visit for more information. 

Through April 4, 2-4pm
Art Museum of Greater Lafayette

A series of six classes, structured for beginners with little drawing ability. Each week we will paint together a series of scenes, experimenting with basic watercolor skills and various materials. 

For the first class, all materials will be provided, but bring anything you already have. We will work (play) with a still life, landscapes (trees and rocks), and flowers. Instructor will provide some materials.

Visit for more information and registration.

Artist information at  &

Nature's Color Palette - an exhibit of pastel paintings by Sonya Thomas will be on display at  Harrison College - 323 Columbia Street. 

The exhibit runs through May 31.

Reception takes place on Friday, May 19 from 5-9pm during TAF's Gallery Walk.

Visit for more information. 
  • April 28 @ 7pm - Country Night
Call 765.337.0056, email, or visit the  Carnahan Hall Event Page for more information. 
April Events at  Wabash College

4/30 : Glee Club Seniors Concert, Salter Hall, 4pm
Visit for more information. 

"Color Poems" paintings by local artist Heidi Harner will open at ART of Framing, 2505 S. Earl Avenue.  Heidi's work will be on display until Saturday, May 6 .

Call 765.448.1821, email, or visit for more information.
  • "The Major 7th Tour" featuring Chameleon: April 29 at 8:00pm, Lafayette Theater *Tickets Required
  • "Jazz on the Hill" featuring all jazz bands and the Alumni Jazz Band: April 30 at 2:30pm at Slayter Center

Call 765.496.3288 or visit for more information. 

On Friday, April 28, 7:30pm - Long Center for the Performing Arts- 111 N 6th St, Lafayette, IN, conductor, Eric Van Cleave will celebrate Indiana's musical heritage with the De-Lovely music of Cole Porter & other Indiana composers. Cost: $20-Adults; $10-Students; Under 18 w/adult-free.

Join our Lafayette Children's Choirs for a joyous exploration of all of the colors of our musical rainbow heritage- Saturday, April 29, 4:00pm -Immanuel United Church of Christ, 1526 S 18th St, Lafayette, IN. Cost: $10-Adults; $5-Students; Under 18 w/adult-free.
Call 765.429.5151, email or visit for more information. 

Ed Asner, star of television's "Mary Tyler Moore Show," stars in his hilarious one-man-play, "A Man and His Prostate" at the Long Center.

April 30th, 2:00pm Matinee performance. 

Presented by Bison Financial Group and Westminster Village.

Visit for more information. 

Celebrating 20 years in the community, the Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society presents a program full of good music and good friends. 

Sunday, April 30
Purdue's Eliza Fowler Hall

Pianist Mary Heller and cellist Margot Marlatt will perform Beethoven's Cello & Piano Sonata Opus 102 in g minor.  Closing the program will be a masterwork by Johannes Brahms.  The Opus 36 string sextet will be performed by Patrick Dalton-Holmes, Regan Eckstein, Melinda Odle, Amy Brandfonbrener, Ruth Marshall & Margot Marlatt.

Call 765.409.3516 or visit for more information. 

Registration for "ARTCAMP 2017: Not Just for Kids" begins April 25. 12 artist/teachers will be teaching arts workshops for all ages in Rensselaer, DeMotte, Wheatfield and Kentland.

No matter your age, interests or skill level--we have a class for you--no experience necessary!
Call 219.866.5278 or visit for more information. 

14th Annual Photography Exhibition and Competition with juried photography from surrounding communities on display April 28-June 9.

Opening Reception: Friday, April 28 6-8pm (CDT) The Lilian Fendig Gallery
301 N Van Rensselaer
Rensselaer, IN 47979

Jasper County Art League

Prairie Arts Council

Children's Book Week - May 1-5
Every day we will have a scavenger hunt you can do and a craft to do in children's.

Arts and Crafts - May 6, 11am
Come create blow paint monsters. For PreK-5th grade.

Growing Fruit in Your Own Backyard - May 9, 6:30pm
Frank Love of the White County Master Gardeners will talk about growing your own fruit.

Gilmore Girls Trivia Night - May 24, 6:30pm
Test your knowledge, eat refreshments and win prizes. Teams of 2-5 people. All ages welcome. 
Call 574.583.2665, email or visit for more information. 

Open Wed. - Sat. from 1-4pm
$5 Admission

April 7th - July 8th
"Julia Livingston: 100 CUPS - One Artist's Journey" 

May 20th, 10:00 and 1:30
May 21st, 1:30
$10 online, $12 at the door

May 23rd, 6pm
Free Admission
Call 765.742.6449 or visit for more information. 

"Making it in Crafts III"
Opening Reception May 12, 6:30-8:30pm
thanks to our sponsors: Reed & Company, Barb and Tom Reed, Keystone Architecture.

"Adirondack Allure: Plein Air paintings by Ron Burgess + Rick Wilson"

"The Art of the Endowment; Works acquired through the Connie and Richard Grace Endowment" 

Register now for spring and summer classes, workshops and camps for children, teens and adults. 

Friday Night Live: Fergus Daly and Jesse Danner: April 28, 7-8pm Free
Call 765.742.1128, email or visit for more information. 

Downtown - Youth
5/3 Monkey Jamboree, 10:30am
5/11 Live! Author Dianna Hutts Aston, Program & Book Sale, 4:30pm
5/11 & 25 Evening Stories Under The Sculpture, 6:30pm

5/7 Plant A Posy For Parents, 3pm

5/4 & 18 Fandom Frenzy, Downtown, 6:30pm

5/2 Golden Girls Trivia Night, Wyandotte, 6:45pm
5/4 Container Gardening, Downtown, 10am  

May 30: Summer Reading Clubs Begin!

Kids & teens programs: 765.429.0119
Adult programs: 765.429.0113

visit for more information. 

Take a painting or drawing class from Anne Parks This Spring/Summer! Classes for kids and adults.

Go to to register or call Anne at 765.404.0700.

  • May 4, 7pm - Hoosier Authors Book Club - The Friendly Persuasion by Jessamyn West
  • May 9, 7pm - Adult Lecture Series - A Quaker Hoosier in the Civil War
  • May 25, 7pm - Adult Lecture Series - Gene Stratton-Porter

Call 765.362.5769 or visit for more information. 

Thank you to all who made our gala, "A Night in Germany" such a success!

The featured artist at Athens Arts starting April 29 is Prof. Gerburg Garmann with her show, Face to Face, a mixed media exploration of the face. 

Opening reception May 5, 6-8pm.

Gallery hours: Tues-Sat 10-5.
113 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, IN

The Lafayette London/Hurt magic club will hold its May meeting on Friday May 5, 2017 from 7-9pm in the Wells Community Center. (The first Friday of every month.)

Newbies and experts, young and old are welcome. You must have an interest in the magical arts (performance & illusion). Everyone will get a chance to show us a trick. We will also talk a little about the "marketing" in magic, and how to get more people to know about us performers!

The London/Hurt magic club is your local "Ring" of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

Call 765.444.9632, email or visit the Facebook Event for more information. 
Art on the Wabash: Application Deadline 5/5

Applications for artists interested in participating in the West Lafayette, IN, juried Art on the Wabash art fair ( Sunday, Sept. 24, 10am-4pm) are due by 5pm on May 5, 2017.

Applications at

KitchenArt, The Store for Cooks, West Lafayette, is again providing sponsorship. Fair open to artists age 18 and older from 15-county area.
Call 765.775. 5160, email or visit for more information. 

May 20, 7:30pm
Long Center for the Performing Arts

The LSO showcases 20th century pieces inspired by the people, places, and music of a rapidly changing world. Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" and "An American in Paris" (featuring our inaugural Pop-Up Program), Ravel's "Boléro", Hindemith's "Symphonic Metamorphosis", and performances from the young Keller Concerto Competition winners make up the evening's program.

Tickets start at $8 for students and are available at

May 6: Nicky Kerr CD Release show
Nicky will perform along side Michael Kelsey, guitar virtuoso. This country/folk show features songs from her CD, Paper Towns. Summer Belt will be opening the show.

May 13: New Odyssey
New Odyssey is a cover band from Chicago playing all types of music with 30 different musical instruments. This trio will visit titles from across the decades with a lively show.

For details and tickets: or call 765.564.4300 or  
Carroll County Historical Society : Annual "Dan's" Fish Fry Fundraiser

Saturday May 6, 2017
Wabash & Erie Canal Interpretive Center
950 N Washington St., Delphi
$6, ages 4-10
$10, ages 10+
All-you-can-eat fish, fries, slaw or applesauce, bread, and beverage
Free-will-offering at Dessert Table

All proceeds benefit Carroll County Historical Society Museum now located at 700 N Washington St., 
Delphi,  Open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9am-4pm,  765.564.5000

Visit for more information. 

The Crawfordsville Community Chorus will be presenting a concert of sacred music, Sunday afternoon, May 7, at 3:00pm in the Pioneer Chapel on the Wabash College campus in Crawfordsville. 

The one-hour concert is free and open to the public. It will feature traditional choral music as well as two premiere pieces by local composers.
Call 765.435.2092 or email for more information. 

"Bijin, Kabuki, and Sumo"
May 16 through August 4
Japanese prints from the Purdue Galleries collection.
Ringel Gallery in Stewart Center

May 9 through June 17
Art Inspired by the Tippecanoe County Historical Association's Feast of the Hunters' Moon, on its 50th anniversary and 300th anniversary of the founding of Fort Ouiatenon. 
Fountain Gallery, 330 Main Street, Lafayette

Visit or contact us at 765.494.3061 or

Facebook/Twitter/Instagram @PurdueGalleries  

Barefoot in the Park, By Neil Simon
May 12-27, 2017

Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. After a 6-day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie's loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does.

  • $19 - Adult
  • $16 - Senior
  • $11 - youth
  • Student Rush 20 minute prior to curtain - $8 to anyone with a valid student ID (either college or high school)

Call 765.423.7529 or visit for more information. 
The Farm at Prophetstown: Native Wildflower & Plants Sale

Sponsored by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, buy straight out of the greenhouse!

Join us May 13th from 9am to 4pm at the Visitor Center for our Annual Plant Sale. Over 40 native plant species of wildflowers and grasses to choose from. The Farm will also be selling heirloom vegetable plants and herbs. Prices range from $2 to $5 for each plant or plug.

FREE with park admission.
Call 765.567.4700, email, or visit for more information. 

Join the Purdue Varsity Glee Club for their End of Season concert!

Saturday, May 13, 7:30pm
Long Center for the Performing Arts
111 N. 6th Street, downtown Lafayette

Tickets available at
  • $20/adults
  • $10/students

We hope you will join us for the final Glee Club performance of the year!

Call 765.494.3941 or v isit for more information. 

The HeART of Tipton Art Festival
Saturday, May 13, 10am-4pm

Downtown Tipton
  • 10:30am - Diana Theatre Mural dedication
  • Meet the muralist, Robin Coyner-Art Sale in the Art Tent
  • Live entertainment & Food vendors
@ The Library 
A showcase of Central Indiana Authors
  • 10am-3pm - Authors, Art, Quilters, Face Painter, Balloon Twister, Tour of paintings by the Indiana Artists' Colony from Brown County
  • 11:30am - Guest Speaker Annette Openlander
  • 1:30pm - Author Panel-Hosted by Ray Boomhower, senior editor at the Indiana Historical Society Press

Call 765.675.8761, email, or visit the Facebook Page for more information. 
Stacy BoganMoms, Mums, Muffins and Mimosas!

Sunday, May 14, 1:00pm
Carnahan Hall (Market Square shopping center)

Enjoy a light brunch while you make a bright, pretty painting with mom! No experience necessary! Artist Stacy Bogan will show you how to have fun with acrylic paint. 

$35/person includes all art supplies and one beverage of your choice.
Call 765.414.0696, email, or visit for more information. 
Artists' Own: Joseph Rohrman, Guest Artist

ExhibitionMay 19 - June 17
Reception: Friday, May 19, 6-9pm during Gallery Walk

"Contemporary Figurative Clay" by Joseph Rohrman, is a generic cast of characters loosely based on people Joe has observed. Subjects are familiar to everyone and represent his vision of everyday life.

His inspiration for his clay figures have always been ordinary people in everyday settings, and sometimes in quirky situations. Joe's attempt to show character in an individual through exaggerated facial expressions, body proportion, and subtle mannerisms.

The show features figurative works as well as some of his imaginative little dwellings.
Call 765.429.4478, email, or visit for more information. 
Delphi Public Library presents Kyle Knoth

May 20, 7-8:30pm

Kyle Knoth is a singer-songwriter from Indiana, now living in Nashville, TN. Kyle writes and performs blues, country, rock, and folk music. He also enjoys entertaining people with other popular songs that reflect his musical influences.

Kyle has been playing guitar for over 30 years and remains active as a soloist.  The inspiration Kyle feels to play music is fueled from love and personal balance.  As an avid outdoors-man, he is very supportive of natural preservation and environmentally conscious activities.

Call 765.564.2929 or visit the Facebook Event for more information. 

Saturday, May 20, 9am-3pm
  • Plein Air Workshop Ron Burgess
  • $50 registration fee
  • Any media may be used, Ron specializes in pastels
  • Bring a Sack Lunch
  • Venue TBA

Call 765.838.8359, email or visit for more information. 
Lafayette Chamber Singers present "Of Our Time"

Sunday, May 21st, 3pm
UU Church, 333 Meridian, West Lafayette

The last century has witnessed an outstanding creative outburst of compositions for choral groups, using a stunning range of expressive and harmonic techniques. At this concert, the Singers will pay tribute to that achievement through works by Javier Busto, André Caplet, Karl Jenkins, Morten Lauridsen, James MacMillan, Paul Mealor, György Orbán, Carl Orff, Francis Poulenc, and many others. 

Tickets online, TAF, Von's, or at the door.
Call 765.743.8087, email, or visit for more information. 

Sunday, May 21st, 7:00pm
Long Center for the Performing Arts 
Admission Free

Under the baton of guest conductor Adam Bodony, the WVYS Spring Concert will include The Three-Cornered Hat by Manuel de Falla, the Academic Festival Overture by Johannes Brahms, the Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein, and Camille Saint-Saëns' Cello Concerto No. 1, featuring competition winner and Jefferson High School senior Conner Hainje.
Call 765.497.3827 or visit for more information. 

Storytelling is the basis for all modes of creative writing. Whether you write poems, are working on a memoir, or are penning your seventh fan fiction novel, if you can tell a good story, you can write anything.

Teen Creative Writing ( Wednesdays: May 24 & 31, June 7 & 14 from 6-7:30pm) will offer a place for your young writer to discover how the foundations of writing can develop story-writing strengths while meeting other writers. By the conclusion of the course all students will have written one complete story, and will have both the spark and the knowledge to keep writing.
Call 765.337.1749, email, or visit for more information. 

Round the Fountain Art Fair will be held rain or shine on Saturday, May 27, 9am-4:30pm in downtown Lafayette.

Construction on the courthouse square will change the layout but not the quality of the artists displaying their art. Free tours of the fair's permanent collection of art on the second floor of the courthouse will be offered in the morning-sign up at the information booth.

Want to help make it a great fair? Volunteer to help-visit and click on the volunteer tab sign up.

See you there-admission is free!

The Lafayette Citizens Band kicks off our 175th season on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, with a rousing concert peppered with patriotic favorites.

The concert will begin at 7:30pm at Riehle Plaza, downtown Lafayette.

Bring your lawn chairs and be prepared for a toe-tapping good time!

Call 765.423.2263, email or visit for more information. 

The Logansport Art Association will be featuring the 106th annual "Fine Arts" Show," May 30th through June 20th in the Gallery at 424 Front St. Logansport.

This show is open to all artists, and the entry fee is $30 per entry with a maximum of 3 per person. The categories are Amateur and Professional; receiving entry dates are May 24th from 1-4pm and May 25th from 4-7pm.

The award winning reception features wine, snacks, and silent auction held June 14th at 5:30pm.
Call 574.735.2915, email, or visit for more information. 
About the Tippecanoe Arts Federation
The Tippecanoe Arts Federation is the umbrella organization and arts council for 14 counties. TAF provides educational opportunities in the visual, performing, and literary arts, outreach programs for both underserved and at-risk youth, and funding for capital and operational expenses to fellow arts organizations region wide. Established in 1976, the Tippecanoe Arts Federation serves as a model for arts advocacy by promoting the role of the arts within our region. More information is available at .

Activities of the Tippecanoe Arts Federation are provided, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, with funds from the Indiana General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.