This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


On June 24 the Upstairs Gallery (above Clauss Bakery), opened an exhibit called the "Retro Art Exhibit" featuring works that members of the Jasper County Art League had done during the 1960s and 1970s. During the reception for the exhibit, the members of the Art league tried to dress in period clothing. It was humorous. 
The clothing that was on exhibit was the element of the show that was most clearly from the 1960s and 1970s. I recall women wearing garments made of bright polyester similar to that in these garments. These were designed by Linda Reiners, who had a number of interesting items on display.
They did not have blue jeans, which became the uniform of campus students during the 1970s. Maybe that is part of the era that many would rather forget.

Very little of the art reflects currents of the age. Dorothy Scipio painted pictures in this style throughout most of her career. The Gazebo went out of business several year ago and the location now is home to the Food Pantry.
The watercolor below is by Lillian Fendig.
Marsha Timbrook Johnson painted this boat scene. I have not seen many of her pictures except on her Christmas cards.
This watercolor of the court house is by Judy Kanne.

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