October 15, 2022
We hope you have enjoyed the summer!
As we move into autumn, we encourage everyone to visit one of the geographies where T.C. Steele painted. As we all know, Brown County is a special place when the fall colors appear. The T.C. Steele Historic Site is full of activities this fall.
Likewise, Brookville, Indiana located in the Whitewater Valley is strongly recommended for a visit this fall as well. We encourage you to visit these areas, and keep in mind, if you visit Brookville, you can stay in the Hermitage, a home T.C. Steele owned and shared with J. Ottis Adams while painting in the Brookville/Whitewater area.
“In 1904 Steele came back to Indiana and stayed in Brookville, painting all summer and into the fall. Returning to Indiana was a turning point in Steele’s life—he felt reborn. The summer of 1904 was so productive for Steele that he had a solo exhibition of landscapes at the Lieber galleries in Indianapolis in December.”John Hartley, Wabash College
During the summer, Friends of T.C. Steele have been busy finalizing the process to begin work on the T.C. Steele Historic Trail (virtual). This prestigious grant is fully funded by a Heritage Support Grant, Indiana Historical Society, and underwritten by Lilly Endowment.
We continue to focus on our mission of preserving T.C. Steele’s art, life, and legacy. The T.C. Steele Historic Trail (virtual) is a significant step in our work. We also want to note that our virtual gallery now has 110 paintings and in November we will conclude having on-line the complete collection of T.C. Steele paintings housed at the David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University.
We appreciate your continued support!
P. Garrett Adams
President & Board Chair
Learn more about this issue’s featured Steele painting, A Summer Day, here.