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SPECIAL EVENT: "Historic Churches of Indiana"

Annual First Friday Art Walk

President Benjamin Harrison Home

Moving our location from the Indiana Landmarks to the President Benjamin Harrison Home, located at 1200 North Delaware Street…

(2 blocks south of the Propylaeum)

"Historic Churches of Indiana"

November 1, 2013

(Gallery of the President Benjamin Harrison Home)

(Read below for guidelines and expectations.)

The President Benjamin Harrison home has welcomed us with open arms to their historically beautiful facility, the home of the 23rd President of the United States.

The President Benjamin Harrison home (“the Harrison”) is located a block and a half south of the Propylaeum.  Tours are typically made throughout the whole of the house and the Carriage House.  However, on the night of our gallery show, only the first floor of the Harrison will be made available for tour (and will be free).  The Harrison Gallery is in the lower level of the home and quite beautiful, but it is about 2/3 the size of the 1201 Gallery at the Indiana Landmarks.

To accommodate for the space and configuration differences, we will place two X-shaped wall panels (8' and double sided) in the middle of the room.  These will each allow up to 32 frames, a total of 64 with both.  The Harrison Gallery does not have hanging rods like the Landmarks, but we'll have access to two 7' tall one sided 6 panel room dividers.  Each panel will hold 2 frames, giving us 12 frames each divider, a total of 24 for the two.  This brings us to a total of 88 spaces for our pictures, equal or more than at the Indiana Landmarks.  We might add a few easels to fill in some miscellaneous open spaces if needed.

The Carriage House will not be an option due to numerous historical artifacts on display there.

We need to know who and how many photos will be displayed.

Display Areas:

1. Harrison Gallery

  • Two 7' one sided 6-panel wall units
  • Two X shaped 8' wide, 6' tall two sided units  (each 8' wide section will consist of four 2' panels hinged together)
  • Some standard size easels

Participation & Fees:

NO feesHowever, we would appreciate you donating time to help build the X-shaped panels that will go in the middle of the room.  Don Saxon has already built some for his own personal use.   Ours will be similar.  He said he'd get started with those, but I think we should all pitch in and help.  When he sets a date for the assembly (early October), I'll get some food items and refreshments for us all to make it more of a fun time.

You will be expected to be at the gallery the full time...helping with setup and take down.

Provide the following:

  • Title of your picture(s)
  • Price or state "Best offer" or "Not for sale".  Do not leave it blank for people to wonder.
  • Description of photo, i.e. Tell us "why" it is you. If it is not historical in the traditional sense, describe its historical significance to YOU".  Make this approximately 25 words or more.  You can hand write or type as I will be redoing or having these made up so they're all uniform.
  • Photos/frames - Black frame (any material) with outer dimensions: "minimum of 16x20/20x16” or “maximum of 20x24/24x20." (NO exceptions)
  • Matting - All photos must be matted - your choice of white or black.
  • Photo Tags - Information will be preprinted for consistency.  Have your information available by September 30 for printing.  Anything after that date will not be accepted.  If not ready by this date, those photos will be disqualified.

Everything must be ready for hanging by October 25!

At this point, we do not know the exact day or time we will be allowed into the gallery.  We will not be able to accommodate late comers or exceptions.  If you can't be there, make arrangements for someone to accommodate or assist you.


September 30 (6:30 pm): Meeting at Propylaeum (6:30 pm)

  • Bring your photo or a digital copy.
  • All photos to be displayed must be made available on this date.
  • Most space allocations will be made during this time.

October 7 (8 pm): Last date for anyone to resubmit if their photo was rejected at the September 30 meeting.  (This is not a last date for submitting if not submitted September 30.

October 25: All pictures must be totally ready to hang by this date; although the hang-date may not be known until closer to this date.

November 1 (6 – 9 pm): Exhibit/Show. Be present no later than 5:30 pm and plan to stay in the area of your photo(s) or, have a designated and responsible person represent you.

Date to hang photos will be announced at a later date.

You will be responsible for transporting, staying with, and taking your own photos down.

Mini-Tour of the Harrison: Don Saxon will lead 4 mini-tours via a sign-up sheet.  More information will be forthcoming re this.

If you'd like to assist in any way re the mini-tours...even to just be in the rooms to help police, guide/direct/signup people, etc., would be helpful.  I believe Don said there would be approximately 10-12/tour.

(What I’d love to see, would be if we had at least 3 – 5 folks…guys or gals, dressed in period style for the tour. Not to tour, but to just be there…mull around and give atmosphere for the event.)  If you enjoy this type thing, please let me/Don Saxon know asap.

If you want to help with this event in any way (suggestions: tour guide helper, security person in the various rooms of the Harrison, refreshment server, help one of the days we'll be creating the panels, setting up the panels, etc....let me or Don Saxon know.

You do not need to give us details now…just a yes, I’ll help and we’ll get in touch with you later.

Home email:  [masked]


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  • - Gaynel -

    Hey, those photos are great. They show what the event look like. Now, if it just had sound, music, and smells of the good food...

    November 2, 2013

  • Jim W.

    Last night everyone involved did a great job! The food was great too! Hope the photos sold well!

    November 2, 2013

  • Carol T.

    It was a fabulous show, despite Halloween being switched to the same evening.

    November 2, 2013

  • - Gaynel -

    Carol, a big thanks for organizing the IMUPC's Historic Churches of Indiana Event! It was a real success with fabulous photos, great food, and lots of fun and interesting people! Great job.

    1 · November 2, 2013

  • Carol T.

    RSVPs reflect only those who are taking part in this event. Those who had RSVPd and removed from the count...sure, we'd love for you to come...but the count is only for those exhibiting...

    If you'd like to come and be a greeter, etc., please email me directly at [masked].

    This event is for everyone and all your friends, family, outside guests, etc....but this posting is only for those posting photos for the show.

    October 27, 2013

  • Carol T.

    I'll be going to Our Lady of Lourdes Church (E. Washington Street) Sunday morning at 10 am, October 20, for a personal and private photo shoot. I should be back at the Attic around 11:45 or 12 noon at the latest...if anyone wants to come early to help with the panels.

    We have our time set for 1 pm. I have also purchased a handheld staple gun and staples, 2 canvas stretchers, a glue gun with extra glue and a better pair of scissors form what I have to cut the canvas.

    We have 16 panels to my understanding. I think if we're all there on time...and concentrate on getting these done, we can get these done in a decent amount of time.

    Some of you have tools...bring them if so!

    October 19, 2013

  • Carol T.

    Also...bring some old newspapers or something to put on the we'll probably be doing a lot of this on the tables.

    Don will be bringing the wood frames and hinges. There is a hardware store on N. Illinois and also one near O'Malia's if we need to make a quick trip; but, I don't think that will be necessary. See you all tomorrow around 12:30/1 pm at the Attic. Wear old clothes!!!

    October 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As of now I have photos and write ps from Brad B, Caro T, Myself, Heather, Joe, Kristi, Rhonda, Sarah If you have sent

    October 15, 2013

    • Sundaresh R.

      Carol, I had sent you mine a while back Do I need to send it again? Don, what is the best way to get it to you?\

      October 16, 2013

    • Carol T.

      I thought you had, but I couldn't find it. Maybe it's on my work computer. I'll look there tomorrow...

      October 16, 2013

  • Karen D

    Have you received mine? I sent it all to Carol.

    October 15, 2013

    • Carol T.

      Almost certain I sent your on to Don. I vaguely recall that as you were one of the first. I asked him for a list of who has and hasn't. There were several who have...and I'm almost positive you're in that group.

      October 15, 2013

  • Karen D

    How long do the photos hang at the Benjamin Harrison house? The entire month of November?

    October 15, 2013

    • Carol T.

      Sadly not long. Originally they could only stay that evening. BUT, Don, is trying to see if we can leave them up at least until the weekend. Problem is that they use that room for a lot of classroom type events. BUT, don't put your pictures too far I have a few things brewing that may cause you to bring them back out before too long.

      1 · October 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have not received photos and write-ups from many who have signed up to exhibit.

    October 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    All Photos will need to be removed either Nov 1 or at latest during business hours on the 2nd.

    October 15, 2013

  • Carol T.

    Be sure to come to the September 30 meeting. Look at the calendar for more details. It will be at the Big House...the Propylaeum...main floor. Bring either your picture (or) a flash drive with the picture on it.

    September 7, 2013

  • Brad B.

    Has the meeting to review our possible church photos on June 12th been changed or canceled? I was hoping to have them looked at before printing and framing.

    June 7, 2013

    • Carol T.

      Brad, I overlooked this as I decided to not have a jury...but to allow everyone who wanted to so. But, I think it is a good idea to have the pictures reviewed...for those who want us to do that. Anything that's positive and can help us is worthwhile. Let me set another date in July. Hopefully that will help. Honestly I forgot about the June 12 date and felt possibly some weren't expecting it. Sorry for my negligence and lack of foresight on that.

      June 7, 2013

    • Carol T.

      Brad, Dolores, and all: Last year we had a lady come and talk w us re mats/framing, etc. (Sarah Adams). I'm going to see if I can schedule her a repeat visit for July. Also, at that time, we can discuss our pictures....those wanting to bring any in for pre-critiquing, etc. She can give you ideas/suggestions to make your photo "stand out" and "pop"... Nothing like seeing a great picture in a frame that 1) takes over 2) sours the picture. Proper matting is a must too! The matt does not have to be the standard can be creative in that long as it is either black or white. I'll post once I have this set up...

      1 · June 16, 2013

  • Carol T.

    I visited the President Harrison home again on Saturday, along with the Carriage House, that sits directly behind. We should have no problem with the 80 spaces in their gallery, utiizing panels and a "few" easels for additionals. The 80 spaces will be filled first. The Carriage house might house some of the panels if we feel the flow is better once we start putting those up. Also, room for a "few" easels there. The same jazz ensemble will be with us this the Carriage House. Also, hors d'oeuvres in both locations along with refreshments.

    We may want some to dress in period costume to assist with the mini -tours. Don Saxon will be heading those, as he is a volunteer/docent at the Harrison home now.

    Anyone interested in helping with the tours and/or building the panels...please email me: [masked] (I'm pretty good with, I'll be helping too!)

    June 10, 2013

  • Carol T.

    New location and I have revamped the expectations SOME. Size of frames, matting requirements, expected tag information a necessity. Deadlines updated. More information will be forthcoming as we also plan to have a partial tour of the house a part of this event, etc. Keep posted. Although we have 80 total spaces available (those are for the panels). We are undecided re "other" spaces at this time.

    June 6, 2013

  • Beth Mallonee M.

    November? Is there a earlier meet up?

    May 20, 2013

  • Geoff_K

    Is this a group trip to take the photos of churches or a solo mission ? Is there a list we can see that shows which churches they would be interested in us taking photos of ?

    Do the churches know this event is happening and would be more inclined to let us take photos ?

    Thanks for any insight you can provide me as this sounds like something that would drag me out of my home. ;- )

    March 13, 2013

    • Geoff_K

      Thank you very much Otis for the information. I greatly appreciate it. I am thinking I may have to at least take some photos to see if they come out as my mind envisions. ;- )

      March 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No problem ~ sorry for the few spelling errors.

      March 14, 2013

  • Geoff_K

    "IMUPC will implement an entry fee to those planning to participate. "

    Something that sits well with me. ;- )

    March 13, 2013

    • Carol T.

      Yes...In the past 2 years, I have funded this out of my pocket. With those participating,chipping in per the number of photos they enter...will bring the overall cost down that I will be funding...and allow us t maintain the same quality show. I wish you could have been there last year... It was spectacular, in my mind . However, I have been told that other clubs put on a better show. We need to visit those and see what they do... and make ours something to write home about...

      1 · March 13, 2013

  • Carol T.

    It is one's individual take part, or not. We can proceed without 100% of everyone taking part. IMUPC has close to 200 members; I'm sure we'll have a good number of participants. I'm looking for as many members as possible to have at least one photo in this. Approximately 80 photos will be on display. And, I'm looking into the possibilities of being able to display even more. (Please read the guidelines to be sure you understand ALL the "rules". The picture submission is just one part of this. You must also do a brief write up...see the guidelines. AND, all photos will be juried.

    March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Churches are not my thing

    January 18, 2013

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