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The 2015 Turn to the River Design Charrette

Design Phase sessions held March 31st - April 2nd at the Hilton Garden Inn in Terre Haute with artist Stacy Levy and landscape architect John Jackson .To view the schedule of sessions and other information on the charrette click: turntotheriver. To view the WTHI newscast of the event go to

Turn to the River Design Phase was made possible by Terre Haute Department of Redevelopment and Indiana State University with the added support from Wabash River Heritage Corridor Commission and Hilton Garden Inn.

Turn to the River actively contributes to the economic vitality and livability of Terre Haute and the west-central region of the Wabash Valley. Anyone seeking more information or involvement is encouraged to contact Art Spaces at 812-235-2801 or email:

Sculpture Dedication
of A Reading Place
held April 8th
Reeve Hall
on ISU campus

The dedication of A Reading Place by artist Madeline Weiner of Denver, Colorado was held April 8th. The five piece dolomitic limestone sculpture installation is outside the busy pedistrian corridor of the new residential Reeve Hall complex on the campus of Indiana State University.

This public art project is made possible through an ongoing partnership between Indiana State University and Art Spaces to enrich the lives of students, faculty, staff and visitors to the campus through unique and meaningful works of art.

2015 Max Ehrmann Poetry Competition Awards Ceremony
April 27, 2015

Art Spaces in partnership with ISU Community School of the Arts is pleased to announce the Award Ceremony to honor the winners of the 2015 Max Ehrmann Poetry Competition. It is free and open to the public.

The Awards Ceremony will be held in the St. Mary-of-the-Woods College in the Rooney Library on Monday, April 27, 2015 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Winners of all ages including elementary student through adult level will receive cash awards and other prizes.

The competition is sponsored by St. Mary-of-the-Woods College with additional support from Arts Illiana, Big Picture, Center for Community Engagement at Indiana State University, Creative Writing Committee of the Indiana State University Department of English, Downtown Terre Haute, Inc., River Wools, Vigo County Historical Society and Wise Pies.

Many of the winners will be present and the winning poems will be read at the event. Individuals living, working or attending school in Clay, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo Counties were encouraged to submit poems involving or inspired by this year's theme This Corner of the World.

Donald Platt, an Indiana poet and adjudicator of the contest will also be present to read his poems. Dr. Platt is the author of four volumes of poetry: Dirt Angels (New Issues Press, 2009), My Father Says Grace (Arkansas University Press, 2007), Cloud Atlas (Purdue University Press, 2002), and Fresh Peaches, Fireworks, & Guns (Purdue University Press, 1994). His fifth book, Tornadoesque, will be published in CavanKerry Press's Notable Voices Series in 2016. His poems have appeared in many journals, including The New Republic, Nation, American Poetry Review, Paris Review, Poetry, Kenyon Review, Georgia Review, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, Virginia Quarterly Review, Iowa Review, Southwest Review, and Southern Review, as well as in The Best American Poetry 2000, 2006, and 2015. He is a recipient of two fellowships from the National endowment for the Arts, three Pushcart Prizes, the Paumanok Poetry Prize, the "Discovery"/The Nation Prize, two Verna Emery Poetry Prizes, and the Center for Book Arts Chapbook Prize. He currently teaches poetry writing at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Through this project Art Spaces and the ISU Community School of the Arts encourage the writing of new poetry as a contemporary art form deeply rooted in tradition, promoting connections between art forms, and honoring Max Ehrmann, a treasured regional poet whose works were inspired by a love for his own community, its natural surroundings and the people in it. A life-size bronze sculpture of this nationally renowned writer, by West Terre Haute artist Bill Wolfe, was installed in Terre Haute in 2010 as part of the Art Spaces collection.

For more information, please call Art Spaces at (812) 235-2801 or ISU Community School of the Arts at (812) 237-2528 or email:



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