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  Lafayette, IN 47905

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Exhibitions and Events at the Haan Museum in Lafayette, Indiana

Exhibitions and Events

Hoosier Women Artists: Works Selected for the Indiana Statehouse

Opening Reception April 6, Exhibit from April 7 through July 7

Paintings straight from an exhibit at the Indiana Statehouse show the variety of talents of current Indiana women artists. They will be joined by a variety of 3-dimensional objects from Women artists in the Haan Museum collection.

IPAPA Paint Out

The public is invited to watch artists of the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association (IPAPA) as they document picturesque sites in the Lafayette area on June 29 & 30.   IPAPA is a group of artists who enjoy painting outdoors en plein air, as did Indiana's most famous plein air painter, T. C. Steele.

This event is open to all artists who want to join us in this fun event.

Paintings of historic sites will be encouraged.   A map of possible locations can be picked up at the Haan Museum, and we can update you on where the artists are painting Artists will be painting from early morning to 5 on Friday and until 2:30 on Saturday.
Saturday at 3 pm artists will display their work and offer them for sale.
Awards and refreshments will be 3 - 5 pm.

Register and bring your paints and canvas to paint your own masterpiece. Prizes will be awarded to registered artists for the best paintings, and ribbons will be awarded for the best paintings by children.

The public is invited to see and purchase previously completed paintings from 10 to 4 on Saturday at the Haan Museum. Join us at 3 pm Saturday to see the newly completed work from the weekend and have a chance to buy directly from the artists.

Information for the artists

Registration fee - IPAPA members - $35 until June 18        ($40 after June 18 and at event)
Registration fee - non-members - $45 until June 18            ($50 after June 18 and at event)
Registration fee - Youth 17 and under - $15 until June 18   ($20 after June 18 and at event)

Register on line through the Shopping Cart, print and mail in the Registration Form, or register in person.

Adult registration fee includes t-shirt, sack lunch, a map of interesting locations, canvas stamping, Friday cookout free ticket ($10 for guests), ticket for artist and one guest to Artist Reception, maps to potential housing and camping spots, and eligibility for prizes.

Youth registration fee includes sack lunch with Great Harvest Bread, map of interesting locations, canvas stamping, and eligibility for youth prizes.

There are a few accomodations available at volunteer's homes. Some have rooms with beds and some have camping. Please send an e-mail to info@haanmuseum.org with your needs.

Thursday, June 28    

5 to 8 pm - Registration with canvas stamping

Friday, June 29

6 to 10 am - Registration with canvas stamping - Paint all day
6 to 7:30 pm - Food and music on the Haan Museum grounds
7:30 to 9 pm - Reception on the first floor of the Haan Museum

Saturday, June 30

7 to 10 am - Pick up sack lunch with additional canvases stamped if needed - Paint until 2:30
3 pm - Artist exhibit and sale of paintings on the Haan Museum lawn - wet paintings only, no commission. Paintings must be available for sale to be eligible for prizes.
3 to 4:30 pm - Light refreshments
4 pm - Award ceremony and sponsor recognition ition

$1,000 cash prize for Best of Show, $500 for second, $250 for third, merchandise prizes, and Purchase Award for the Haan Mansion Museum

4 pm to midnight - For more information and questions, e-mail info@haanmuseum.org.

This event sponsored in part by

Peoples Brewing Company Bedrock Liquors Great Harvest Bread Randy Ross Custom Framing

Indiana History and Culture through Art: A Step into the Paintings

Opening Reception July 19 - Exhibit from July 20 through October 17

Indiana artists have documented the State's history and culture through their paintings, and this exhibit explores their insights.

Build a Stage in the Theater Garden Project

Help us build a stage in the Theater Garden for Lafayette Civic Youth Theater and other performances. We have a grant to cover the handicap ramp and foundation, but need lumber, brackets and volunteer labor.

We have received a $6,500 grant from NCHS and a $3,500 grant from the City of Lafayette to begin the installation of a Theater Garden stage for Civic Theatre youth performances and other events. Help us by buying one or more boards or one or more post brackets to attach the posts to the foundation. The boards are ground contact treated for maximum durability and will be used for beams and joists. The post bracket is made of a heavy galvanized metal made for use with treated lumber.

The approximate cost of a 2 x 12 board 20 feet long is $50, and the cost of the post bracket is about $25.

The Haan Museum is a 501(c)3 non profit corporation. This is a tax deductible donation according to the IRS code.