InterPlaces Augmented Reality Launch

Photographs by Tony Campbell

On Wednesday, May 25, 2022 community members and artists from all over the world joined Art Spaces at the ISU Foundation in person and via Zoom for the launch of InterPlaces, an augmented reality project curated by artist Sala Wong. 

Guests were able to access the artworks through posters displayed at the event and were able to hear from all ten artists involved in the project. Four of the artists were able to attend in person.

InterPlaces connects Terre Haute to viewers around the world through ten international artists’ interpretations of ten Art Spaces sculptures. Viewers can experience the augmented works through the Blippar app. Signs will be located at each sculpture by the mid-June that will explain where to point your phone in order to connect with the augmented reality artwork. The project will run until May 2023, and will also be available on the Art Spaces website by the end of June.

Invited Artists: Chung Chak (New Jersey, U.S.A.), Toni Crabb (Barcelona, Spain), Arthur Feinsod (Indiana, U.S.A.), Freddie Hong (London, U.K.), Tesha Merkel (Ohio, U.S.A.), Genetic Moo (Margate, U.K.), Sharon Switzer (Toronto, Canada), Nhung Walsh (Chicago, U.S.A.), Peter Williams (California, U.S.A.), Sala Wong (Indiana, U.S.A.)

Special Thanks to: Indiana State University Foundation, Tom Gray, Jon Robeson, Mechelle Padgett, Pauline Ong Cuvelier, Young Hong, and Heart Mackenzie.

Turn to the River Phase I Dedication

Photographs by Mic Orman

On Tuesday, May 17, 2022 approximately 200 community members joined Art Spaces in welcoming the outstanding new central sculpture and water feature by artists Brad and Diana Goldberg. The newly revitalized plaza was full of life as people enjoyed music from local jazz band, Easy Street, and heard from speakers from all over the state, including Art Spaces Board Chair Dianne Frances Powell, Mayor Duke Bennett, Vigo County Commissioner Brendan Kearns, Art Spaces Director Mary Kramer, Senator Jon Ford, Representative Tonya Pfaff, RDA President Greg Goode, Indiana Arts Commission Director Miah Michelson, and artist Brad Goldberg. 

2022 Annual Luncheon – Meeting Her Match by Debbie Millbern Powers

The Art Spaces’ Annual Luncheon featuring Debbie Millbern Powers, former basketball coach and author of Meeting Her Match, was held on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at the Country Club of Terre Haute. 

Guests were able to hear from Debbie, who discussed what it was like to be a basketball player and coach before and after the implementation of Title IX. After the luncheon, Debbie signed books and talked with guests, making for a lively and informative event.

Art Chatter 2021-Sala Wong and Wyatt Lawson

On November 3, 2021, artists Sala Wong and Wyatt Lawson presented an introduction to New Media/Digital Art focusing on how technology-based art is interacting with a built environment. The event was hosted via Zoom and attendees were able to view both Wong and Lawson’s work, as well as work from other, international New Media/Digital Artists, while leaning how their works interact with urban spaces and people.

Turn to the River Launch

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Mayor Turn to the River Launch

On Friday, April 23, Art Spaces held a press conference at the government plaza with city and county officials, as well as area legislators and representatives from the Art Spaces’ board to announce the official launch of Turn to the River. Mayor Duke Bennett proclaimed Friday, April 23, 2021 as Turn to the River Day.

Design Development by Taylor Siefker Williams Design Group has guided all of the on-site work. The area also features a new artwork by artist Brad Goldberg. Contractors working on the site included ST Construction, Inc., Smock Fansler, and others.

Fence Mural Project

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The 41|40 Construction Fence Mural Project was a project to enliven downtown Terre Haute for pedestrians and motorists throughout the major construction phase of the new Terre Haute Convention Center. On behalf of the 41|40 Arts and Cultural District Advisory Board, Art Spaces, Inc. is pleased to announce that seven artists have been selected to provide artwork for murals to be installed in Terre Haute’s downtown later this year. The opportunity was open to artists 18 years or older living, working or attending school in Clay, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion or Vigo Counties. Hayley Bean, Lynne Dunavant, Becky Hochhalter, Korinne Lee, Lacey Lewis, Jim Shepard, and Regin Zerwig were selected based on their past works and concepts they presented for this project, by a panel that included professional artists, designers, downtown business owners, a city government representative and members of the 41|40 Arts and Cultural District Advisory Board. The artists created original artworks based on the theme What Do You Love Now About Terre Haute? The works were photographically reproduced and printed on windscreen fabric that is durable outdoors. The completed murals were installed on construction fencing along Wabash Avenue adjacent to the site of the convention center underway in downtown Terre Haute. Click here to view the murals!

Fall Harvest Dinner


Fall Harvest Dinner hosted by Joe Everhart and Ken Ramsey at their country home in southern Vigo County in support of Art Spaces, Inc.

Art Chatter 2020 – Rae Senarighi

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Wisconsin-based artist Rae Senarighi presented for the Art Spaces series ART CHATTER, held at the Terre Haute Brewing Company on the evening of March 11.
Rae discussed his own journey in art, which has ranged from technical medical illustrations, abstract works and his now current series “Transcend,” which includes very colorful and large-scale portraits that aim to help unravel oppression and generate respect for the transgender community.

It Was a Very Good Year 2019

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Art Spaces celebrated a fantastic year with a silent auction followed by a four course meal and paired wine samplings at It Was a Very Good Year! A Taste of Wines with Dinner. Thank you to our presenting sponsor First Financial Bank.

Our River – Our Future Dedication 

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Artist Deedee Morrison spoke at the dedication of the sculpture on the campus of Indiana State University at the updated College of Health and Human Services building.

Dreiser – Shadows of Meaning dedication

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Russel Rock, sculpture’s artist and Mary Kramer, Art Spaces’ Executive Director spoke at the dedication of the sculpture at Vigo County Public Library honoring local author Theodore Dreiser.

2019 Spring Luncheon “The Day the World Came to Town”

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Art Spaces’ annual spring luncheon, “The Day the World Came to Town” was held Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 12:00 Noon at the Country Club of Terre Haute. When U.S.A airspace was shut down after the tragic events of September 11, 2001, residents of Gander, Newfoundland (population approximately 10,000) opened their hearts and homes to 6,700 stranded strangers. Join Art Spaces for an elegant spring luncheon featuring Mark Bennett’s commentary on journalist Jim Defede’s book The Day the World Came to Town, a story of generosity, goodwill and extraordinary kindness. Mark Bennett writes columns, features and editorials for the Tribune-Star and is the author of the book 500 Miles of Wabash. Thank you to our Event Sponsor Terre Haute Savings Bank.

NEIGHBORS Outdoor Living Room

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Artist Matthew Mazzotta hosted an outdoor living room at Herz Rose Park, inviting the Ryves Neighborhood to share their opinions on the current project NEIGHBORS.

June 2018 Picnic at the Plaza

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Several hundred people joined Art Spaces in front of Terre Haute City Hall for the second “Picnic at the Plaza” on June 1st.  Food vendors Sati Babi, Twisted Fry, Tot Stop and Bobby Ques offered foods and beverages and live music was provided by Brent McPike and Solly Burton and Ross David. Participants also conversed with members of the Art Spaces Turn to the River Committee and members of Taylor Siefker Williams Design Group. Click here to learn more about Turn to the River