2012-02-07 / Front Page

Student Art Show Highlights Putnam County Students

The Putnam County Museum’s fourth annual Student Art Show will open Saturday, February 11, with a reception at 11 a.m. The exhibit will run through April 14.

The exhibit features art from Putnam County students in grades K-12. Every school in the county is invited to share student art in every form—drawings, paintings, ceramics and more. Home schooled and private school students are also invited to participate.

“Our student art show highlights young artistic talent throughout the county,” says Tanis Monday, executive director of the Putnam County Museum, which is located on north Jackson Street in Greencastle, in the former Kroger building.

The opening will feature a performance by local folk singer Bobbie Lancaster, formerly of Bloomington, at 11:30 a.m.

The mission of the Putnam County Museum is to collect, preserve, and inter- pret the natural, historical and cultural heritage of the county and its people through education, exhibits and special programs. Its permanent collection of over 2,000 Putnam County artifacts offers county residents and visitors a historical overview of the county. Permanent exhibits highlight the former Prevo’s department store, John Dillinger’s raid on Central National Bank, the Green Acres county home, natural history, and round barns.

The museum’s upcoming exhibit celebrating the 175th anniversary of the founding of DePauw University will open Feb. 16.

For more information, contact Tanis Monday at the Putnam County Museum, 653-8419, or tanis@putnamcountymuseum.org.

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