Fading Skylines

Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 06:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Event Details

Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 06:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Fortville Grain Elevator
Join us to celebrate the fading skylines of rural Indiana, our grain elevators.

Hancock County resident, Cathleen’s grain elevator project attained Legacy Project status as part of Indiana’s Bicentennial celebration. Her collection of watercolors give life to once vibrant structures now forgot.

The event will take place in the shadow of Fortville’s grain elevator in the heart of Town, where a portion of Cathleen’s collection will be on display. An interactive watercolor table will give attendees of all ages the opportunity to paint their own grain elevator. One of a kind Fortville watercolor pieces will be on sale during the event, and Cathleen will be attending to speak to her works.

This event will coincide with the Fortville Summer Concert Series featuring Henthorn performing in adjacent Landmark Park from 7-10PM.

Cathleen Huffman is a watercolor artist, preservationist, and educator in Hancock County Indiana. Historic architecture is her favorite artistic subject and she has been searching for Indiana’s oldest grain elevators to photograph and paint in watercolor. She hopes to document this part of our agricultural history with her paintings. Cathleen paints both in studio and en plein air, but is particular to the strict form of transparent watercolor technique. In 2015 her grain elevator paintings were approved as a Bicentennial Legacy Project to help Indiana celebrate its 200th birthday. Over 30 of these paintings are now on display and part of this program, which will also look at creative ways to use historic grain elevators today.
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Fortville Grain Elevator


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