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A crowd of people continued to arrive throughout Thursday evening’s reception of the 2016 Community Bicentennial Invitational Exhibit at the Jasper Arts Center Krempp Gallery.

20160811_184507Art enthusiasts and guest were able to look upon the creation of local artists through visual paintings, photography, and heard from writers while hearing local musicians preform at the event.

Director Kit Miracle describes that this event had been planned for a while to parallel with the statewide Indiana Bicentennial celebrations and local events also commemorating Indiana’s 200 years.

Among those who presented during the reception was Professional Writer, Martha Rasche, who during
her career was City Editor from 1998-2014 at the Dubois County Herald newspaper.

At Thursday’s reception she read a piece from the book she created about her parents story and how they united as a couple.

Rasche shares that based upon her admiration for her father’s work ethic she wanted to create something to captivate a era that holds characteristics of what it is to be a Hoosier. Rasche now dedicates to writing the life stories for others and can be reached at you can view her work at .


Miracle also elaborates that art is growing exponentially, she says that ever since she arrived 30-years
ago the area had a good art based and has continued to advance and grow. Miracle explains possible
reasons for the increase interest in the art sector that the Jasper community is demonstrating.

The Bicentennial themed art work showcases that talent of Jasper and Dubois County artists and writers.

Others who preformed are readers and musicians who have preformed in other venues in Jasper. Their
work and  visual paintings and photography from other artists has been set in the exhibit since August
3rd and will remain through August 30th.


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