Limestone Weekend at Spring Mill!

Limestone Weekend at Spring Mill State Park 2017: 

Casey Winningham carving a gravestone.

Every June, our state celebrates Limestone month to honor the distinctive occupational tradition of limestone work found in south-central Indiana. To mark this occasion TAI and the State Parks will be hosting a weekend of limestone programming for the public. On Saturday June 24 (10 am to 4 pm) and Sunday June 25 (Noon to 4 pm), TAI will be sponsoring the Limestone Weekend event at Spring Mill State Park. 

Matt Bruce’s large scale limestone knife.

 

This year limestone carver Casey Winningham will be present to demonstrate his skills and answer questions about their craft. Casey Winningham uses a hand chisel and mallet to create clean and precise lettering work. He carves historical monuments and gravestones that allow him to restore older works and create new ones.

 This event is free and open to the public. We invite you to learn about stone carving techniques and Indiana’s limestone traditions as you enjoy Spring Mill State Park. It will be a fun weekend of arts in the outdoors! 

(From Left) Carvers Casey Winningham, Matt Bruce, and Will Galloway in deep discussion about limestone.

Spring Mill State Park is located about 3 miles east of the town of Mitchell on Indiana Highway 60. The address is 3333 IN-60, Mitchell, IN 47446. 

This program was made possible through funds from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts and is one of several programs hosted by Traditional Arts Indiana, a statewide program based at Indiana University’s Mathers Museum in Bloomington.

In the meantime, please check out our interview we did with several Indiana limestone carvers (including Matt and Casey). We recently made it into an episode of our Beauty of Folk Arts podcast. Click here to listen. 

Matt Bruce and his giant scissors.

Casey Winningham

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