Meeting: Jasper Community Arts Commission

The Jasper Community Arts Commission met Tuesday and:

• Heard that ticket sales for the season have been going well. Exactly one ticket is available for Lorrie Morgan’s performance, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Jasper Arts Center. A waitlist has also been started for that show, and tickets can be returned for tax credit by those who have them and don’t plan on using them. Commission President Mike Jones asked anyone who knows they cannot or will not attend shows to return their tickets.

• Heard that tickets are sold-out for the “Winston Churchill: The Blitz” performance scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18.

• Heard that Friday is the deadline to contact the arts center for refunds for the “Christmas with The Isaacs” performance, which has switched dates and is now at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Jasper Arts Center.

• Heard that the arts center’s new chiller will be installed next week.

• Approved Facility Manager Doreen Lechner to collect quotes for a new 12-by-12-foot or 12-by-16-foot maintenance shed. The current shed was constructed in the early 1990s and is falling into disrepair. It is also too small.

• Heard that a juried show exhibit will go up in the Krempp Gallery today. The work of more than 40 artists from Indiana and surrounding states will be on display through Friday, Sept. 27, and the juror will judge the pieces Thursday. An opening with awards will be hosted at the gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

• Heard that fall workshop signups will be open until the end of this month. Signups are available online or by calling or mailing in an order form.

• Heard that the first Crossroads, Change in Rural America Program event — a genealogy workshop — will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Jasper Public Library. A gathering focused on creative placemaking through craft will be held at the same time on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the Parklands Pavilion.

• Heard that the arts department will begin working with the Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana to help them earn their badges. The scouts will soon work on painting, outdoor art-making and pottery badges at to-be-determined dates. Scouting representatives can also call the department to schedule workshops.

• Heard that the city’s mural committee will soon reform.

• Heard that steel beams have started going up at the site of the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center. Crews have started at the arts wing portion of the facility, and electrical conduit rough-ins will start going in soon. The hope is to get the arts portion under roof so work can continue inside during the winter.

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