Traditional Arts Indiana at the Mathers Museum is proud to announce an event showcasing Indiana’s rich history of Limestone work and artistry. The Art of Limestone Work will take place on Thursday, September 17 from Noon to 3:00 pm at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures.
Come join us as we celebrate and learn about this special type of stone carving in Indiana. Several regional limestone carvers will share their stories, experiences, and techniques of working with limestone. Among the tradition bearers present are Matt Bruce, Casey Winningham, Will Galloway, Amy Brier, Kent Todd, and Scott Todd.
Matt Bruce works with an air-chisel and his known for his imaginative style, carving such objects as folding pocket-knives and giant scissors. Casey Winningham works with a chisel and mallet creating his works by hand. He primarily carves historical monuments and replicas. Amy Brier is a member of Indiana artisans and is known locally for her work with theLimestone Symposium. Will Galloway won the Governor Arts Award in 2013. His carving work can be seen from the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. to local works commissioned in Indiana. Scott Todd is a cutter-carver who works locally in Southern Indiana. Scott’s son, Kent Todd, is a draftsman and has worked carving limestone for the Stadium Tower on IU Bloomington’s campus. Both Scott and Kent play bluegrass music, tying the Indiana bluegrass tradition to the region’s limestone families. Kent and Scott will playing music during The Art of Limestone Work event at the Mathers Museum.
This program will be free and open to the public,and is sponsored by Fall 2015 Themester @Work: The Nature of Labor on a Changing Planet, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.