May’s Joan MacDermid Exhibit Celebrates Small Town

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May’s Joan MacDermid Exhibit Celebrates Small Town

Photography that reflects traditional Hoosier culture characterizes Joan MacDermid’s work now on exhibit at the Southern Indiana Center for the Arts main gallery.

I feel that familiar objects suggest the character of the people who habitually use them,” says MacDermid.  “I seek an objectivity that allows the subject to express its own spirit.”

MacDermid’s work is both familiar and intimate.  She still uses traditional film and chemical photo processing.

The work has a warm, unique feeling to it that I had forgotten since most photographs today are digital,” says Warren Baumgart Jr., SICA executive director.  “It’s like running into an old, old friend.

The SICA gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5 pm and Saturday 11 am to 3 pm.  Admission is free.  Many of MacDermid’s photographs will be for sale.  The exhibit will run through May 31.  The Art Center is located at 2001 North Ewing St. in Seymour, Indiana.

A meet-the-artist reception for MacDermid will be held on Thursday, May 3 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at SICA.  Admission to the reception is free and open to the public.

Along with the gallery, SICA also offers a variety of art classes including painting, drawing, sculpture and pottery, as well as special classes like glass etching, gym shoe painting, and jewelry making.  Private lessons are also available.  The Art Center is currently taking registration for their popular summer art camp.

For more information call SICA at (812) 522-2278 or email



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