Jasper Arts to host reception, holiday exhibit

By Herald Staff

Jasper Community Arts will host a public reception its annual holiday exhibit of artwork from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 a the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center, 100 3rd Ave.

The event will also serve as a thank-you reception to recognize the center’s volunteers, patrons and community supporters for the arts in Jasper. The reception is free and open to the public.

The center’s three galleries have local artistry on display. Gallery 1 features the works of Jasper artists Romy Kissel and Clare Backer-Bies. Gallery 2 features Ferdinand photographer, Andrea Hoelscher. Gallery 3 is a group exhibit featuring numerous local artists from the community.

The facility and programs serve thousands of people in the area. Over 150 volunteers devote countless hours helping to make the performances, in-school shows, gallery exhibits and other events happen. Jasper Community Arts also received the support of individuals and businesses, both in funding and material donations, which helps to stretch the budget. We are truly grateful for this wonderful community support and this is our small way of thanking everyone.

The galleries at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center are open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. School groups, clubs and students are welcome. Admission is free, and donations appreciated.

Jasper Community Arts is a department of the City of Jasper. JCA is supported in part by Friends of the Arts, Inc., the Indiana Arts Commission, The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, please call 812-482-3070.

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