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Hoosier Roots with a World View
Hoosier Roots with a World View

The Pat Cotton Exhibition:  "Hoosier roots with a World View"

Artist to Host Free Public Reception May 8

THORNTOWN, IN – Westfield, Indiana artist Pat Cotton will be the featured artist at the Sugar Creek Art Center during the month of May, 2009. Her show, entitled “Hoosier Roots with a World View” will feature fine artwork inspired by Cotton’s world travels to Spain, Greece, Peru, Chile, Tunisia, and Carthage. Her studies in art history have included archaeological expeditions, one of which resulted in Pat being commissioned to make relic exhibit case drawings for the Musee Romain et Paleochretien in Carthage.

A graduate of Butler University (B.S. & M.S. in Education) and the Herron School of Art, Pat’s show will run from April 30 through May 30, and will feature some of her nationally juried works and award-winning fine art pieces. Pat’s show may be viewed at no charge during the Center’s open hours on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 AM – 5 PM. Private tours are also available, call 765-436-7102 for an appointment.

Visitors to the Center can meet Pat Cotton during the Center’s Culture at the Creek artists event on Friday, May 8 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Visitors can enjoy light refreshments and live music in a casual atmosphere, while browsing Pat’s exhibition and the other fine art on display in the Center’s three floors of studios.  Pat will be joined by some of her fellow resident artists working in their studios throughout the evening. Numerous live art demonstrations with visiting local artisans are also planned. Culture at the Creek artist events are casual dress, free and open to all ages.

Pat will be the Center’s featured artist for the month of May. Her exhibition will be on display from Thursday, April 30 through Saturday, May 30. Call the Center for details at 765-436-7102.

The Sugar Creek Art Center offers art classes for all ages and skills levels. Housed in the lovingly-restored Thorntown Garment Factory (circa 1877), it currently hosts 20 resident working artists’ studios, art teaching classrooms and the Studio 102 Gift Shop. The Center is currently working to raise private grant and sponsor funds to build out needed additional studio space for working artists, as well as a community and performing artists’ center, citing a need for both in the Thorntown community.

For more information…
About the Sugar Creek Art Center:  http://www.sugarcreekarts.org
About Pat Cotton: e-mail to ptcotton@aol.com

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