The Rotating Exhibit Network (REN) is a TAI program that provides FREE exhibit resources for libraries, historical societies, museums, galleries, CVBs, and other public venues throughout Indiana. Many of the artists featured in the REN are also listed in the TAI Public Program Handbook, a resource for institutions to contact these artists directly and hold performances, demonstrations, or presentations about their life, work, and art.
Each exhibit, a free-standing 3 by 7 foot panel, features engaging photographs and bold texts describing traditional expressions from various parts of the state.
Click the panel title below to view a sample images.
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TAI Main Panel
Bob Taylor – Wood Carver
Greg Adams – Willow Furniture Maker
Howard “Bruce” Hovis – Basket Maker
John Bundy – Decoy Maker
Katrina Mitten – Bead Artist
Marie Webster – Quilter and Pattern Maker
Portia Howe Sperry – Abigail Doll Creator
Tom Wintczak – Redware Potter
Chinami Ricketts – Cotton Cloth Maker for Kimonos
The Geode Grotto
Jim Smoak – Banjo Player
Larry Haycraft – Hoopnet Maker
Rowland Ricketts – Indigo Artist
Turkey Call Makers
Celebrating Sukkoth: Building a Jewish Holiday
Dani Tippmann – Miami Herbalist
Bernice Enyeart – Quilter
Gordon Brothers: Tree Walker Hounds
Harold Klosterkemper – Old Time Musician
Iuri Santos and North Star Capoiera
James Yang – Chinese Calligrapher
Prince Julius Adeniyi – Master Drummer
Roy Spight – African Drum Maker
Check out the REN Artist Lineup at your local library!
- Amish Quilt Auction, Daviess County A celebration of local community and quilts.
- The Pekin 4th Celebration The oldest consecutive 4th of July celebration in the United States.
- Sacred Steel: Reverend Clary Butler and the House of God Church Reverend Clary Butler leads emotional, rhythm-driven worship on the steel guitar.
- Blacksmithing Traditions in the Indiana Stonebelt Meet two blacksmiths that make the steel chisels for limestone cutters and carvers in Indiana and around the world.
- The Naptown Knitters Men building community and expressing compassion through knitting inside a minimum security prison.
- Marvin Kemper, Crafting Rifles in a Family Tradition A master crafter of Kentucky long rifles, Marvin Kemper learned how to make muzzle-loaded rifles from his father.
- Manjeet Singh, Harmonium and Tabla Player A recognized master of the Sikh classical tradition of Gurumat Sangeet, Manjeet Singh now shares his love of music and God in Indianapolis.
- Mariachi Zelaya Indianapolis-based music ensemble that brings together the diverse musics and cultures of Latin America.
- Sacred Chant at St. Meinrad Archabbey, A Tradition of Sung Prayer in Dubois County Discover the continuity and creativity in the ongoing practice of Benedictine monks in Southern Indiana.
- Grease Gravy Continuing family traditions and musical traditions in Brown County.