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Artisan Center set to re-open

Artisan Center set to re-open Artisan Center set to re-open

With the COVID-19 positivity rate down and Harrison County moving back from the red zone to orange, the Harrison County Artisan Center will proceed with its gallery re-opening and special viewing of its newest show, Big, Bold and Beautiful, along with its previous one, Tiny Art, on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Masks will be required.

The combined exhibitions were scheduled to open Jan. 29 but postponed due to the high COVID-19 positivity rate for the county.

The featured exhibition includes the work of board members Larry Beisler, Lorraine Hughes, Brian Jones, Joy Kirchgessner, Rita Koerber and Linda Shoults.

Jones, who also serves the organization as board president, described the exhibition as a “mixture of media, processes and visions exemplifying the creative spirit of Harrison County. It’s a very unique exhibition with our artist board members sharing their distinctive talents; it’s a must-see exhibition.”

Kirchgessner said, “Striking symbolic interpretations through paint, textures, sculpture and photography.”

The creative works of artists from the previous showcase, Tiny Art, featuring small scaled paintings, drawings and sculptures, was hardly shared publicly due to the COVID closing of the gallery. During that closed time, the gallery redesigned the exhibition and retail space and brought in new work.

“Big, Bold and Beautiful is just that,” said Hughes. “Not only is it impressive, but when you walk into the gallery, you’ll be intrigued. I spent several minutes looking at each piece considering what the artist was conveying. You will feel as though you are walking into a new gallery as so much has been refreshed and super clean.”

Both exhibitions will continue through March 27.

“Bold and beautiful, give your eyes an exciting, mid-winter break,” Koerber suggested.

The Artisan Center is located at 121 E. Chestnut St. in Corydon.

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