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Indiana Bicentennial Celebration 2016

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Legacy Projects > Carroll County Artists: A Retrospective Exhibit Carroll County Artists: A Retrospective Exhibit

The Carroll County artist’s retrospective exhibition will feature notable artists who were educated and known professional throughout the area. For example, Leroy Trobaugh was a prolific painter and collaborated with Harry Milroy to form the Delphi Art Club in 1922. Milroy painted but also sculpted many items which were widely known, and many are still displayed around his former homestead. Margaret MacDonald Pullman and her sister Mary MacDonald of Camden were also published artists of note.

Andrew Wolever was a prolific photographer who captured hundreds of important images which have been preserved. In more recent times, the visual arts community has been vibrant, with clubs and annual shows for many decades that have encouraged arts participation by residents of all ages, and some of their work will be included. Many of the artworks are still in Carroll County but are rarely seen by many members of the public. This exhibition will provide an opportunity for current citizens to become familiar with numerous artists of the past and present and learn about the area’s artistic heritage.

Q&A with Legacy Project Coordinator Sara Daly Brosman

What do you consider the key accomplishment of your Legacy Project?

  • The Retrospective brought recognition of the deep-rooted artistic traditions in Carroll County and of the caliber of talent in our community. The show was a resounding success leading to a commitment to continue the program at the 2017 Old Settlers Festival, and perhaps beyond.

Describe a highlight or most memorable moment related to your Legacy Project.

  • As part of the event, a reception was held for the families of artists included in the exhibition. The memories shared by family members were priceless with one memory sparking responses from other families to augment the story; artists who were influenced by other artists; shared recollections of beloved teacher Jack Sanders; and much more.

How/where are you preserving information and artifacts related to your Legacy Project?

  • The Delphi Opera House maintains an archive of clippings, digital media, and paper files for past events.

Total number of volunteers who participated.

  • 29

Estimated total attendance.

  • 500+

Photos of Carroll County Artists: A Retrospective Exhibit

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Committee Members

  • Jane Miller, President, Carroll County Art Council
  • Melissa Maxwell, President, Tri Kappa
  • Bonnie Maxwell, President, Heartland Heritage, Inc.
  • Sara Daly Brosman, Delphi Opera House Executive Director
  • Julia Leahy, Carroll County Chamber and Psi Otes
  • Rena Brouwer, hanging systems, advisors
  • Carolyn Wood

Project Details