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Painting Indiana: Heritage Of Place & The Handsome Family

The allure of painting on-site has captured another generation of Hoosier artists, whose work is currently represented in Painting Indiana 3: Heritage Of Place.

Mary Ann Davis paints Forest Preservation.

Artists who crisscross the state looking for just the right spot to set up their easel are showcased in a new book published by IU Press. Released in June 2013, Painting Indiana 3: Heritage of Place is the third in a series of books sponsored by the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association. Produced in partnership with Indiana Landmarks, the book marries the enterprise of painting on location with that of historic preservation. WFIU’s Yael Ksander speaks with painters Wyatt Legrand, Chris Newlund, and Mary Ann Davis and author Rachel Berenson Perry about the Indiana landscape, the enduring tradition of plein-air painting in the state, and what makes today’s plein-air painting contemporary.

Also on the program, Brett Sparks of The Handsome Family talks about their new record and companion book of essays, all about creatures of the wilderness … their concert stop this week in Bloomington … and how composing music together can make a husband-wife team feel like the Gershwins.

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The Handsome Family Braves The Wilderness

The husband-and-wife duo Brett and Rennie Sparks brings its earthy music to Bloomington.

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