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Bicentennial literary map honors Indiana writers

By Gary Qi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Many Hoosier writers have put Indiana on the map, so maybe it’s only fair that the Indiana State Library has decided to return the favor. The Indiana Literary map was created by Indiana State Library in partnership with several literary organizations to feature outstanding writers in the history of […]

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Photo gallery: Bicentennial postage stamp unveiled

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Bicentennial postage stamp unveiled

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS ­– In honor of Indiana’s 200th birthday, the U.S. Postal Service issued a commemorative forever stamp on Tuesday. The stamp features a photograph of an Indiana cornfield at sunset that was taken by Hoosier native Michael Matti, a travel and adventure photographer. Matti never expected a photo he took four […]

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A walk and talk in the woods

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A walk and talk in the woods

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The words of Pulitzer-winning, Mary Oliver painted the scenery at the Oliver woods reserve as event goers sat around the fire behind the chipped-white house. At the entrance of the park on Indianapolis’s far north side rush-hour traffic created a buzz in the sticky-humid Indiana day.  People have gathered […]

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State parks featured in plein air artist’s newest exhibit

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A local plein air artist is celebrating the state’s bicentennial and the centennial of the Indiana State Parks system by painting 24 state parks around the state. The Richmond Art Museum will display Rick Wilson’s art exhibition “The Nature of Art: Painted Parks” from May 22 to July 16. […]

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200 objects uncover 200 years of Indiana stories

By Gary Qi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The exhibition “Indiana in 200 Objects” at the Indiana State Museum invites Hoosiers to explore the connections between artifacts and the state’s history. The exhibition includes rare and priceless objects and documents. Among those on display are the original watercolor design for the Indiana State Seal, a Ku Klux […]

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Once in a lifetime chance to see famous Indiana landscape paintings

By Gary Qi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —The Indiana Historical Society will give Hoosiers a chance to view the landscapes of Indiana through the brush of one of the state’s most iconic artists. “Indiana Impressions: The Art of T.C. Steele” exhibition is a part of the historical society’s celebration of the Indiana bicentennial. Art experts consider Steele […]

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Hoosiers artists tell the story of Indiana in bicentennial art show

By Gary Qi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana State Museum wants visitors to see the story of Indiana art as it spans over last 200 years. More than 170 art pieces are on display in a chronological order at the museum in an exhibit called “200 Years of Indiana Art: A Culture Legacy.” The first 100 […]

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200 years later, the state’s first capital remains humble

By Dustin Beach TheStatehouseFile.com  CORYDON — Indianapolis, the country’s 14th largest city, has not always been the home of Indiana’s government affairs. Instead, the state of Indiana can trace its roots to a humble town in Southern Indiana. The Foundation of a State The year is 1816. It’s the middle of a hot, humid month of […]

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Celebrating 200 years of statehood in poems

By Christina Ramey The StatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS- In celebration of Indiana’s Bicentennial, a new book of poetry shares thoughts and stories from each of the state’s 92 counties. “It has a poem from fifth graders. It has a poem from a 93 year old lady,” Joyce Brinkman, program chair of Brick Street Poetry said. “It has […]

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