ARTS COMMISSION INVESTS IN AUBURN CORD DUESENBERG AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM
(AUBURN) On June 28th, the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced it has awarded $4,000 to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum for LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Painting through the Arts Project Support grant program.
During its June 10th Quarterly Business Meeting, the Commission approved funding recommendations for the Arts Project Support and Arts Organization Support grant programs. Over 460 applications were reviewed by 85 Hoosiers from around the state specializing in arts, community development, and finance.
"The projects and organizations that are receiving funding are improving the economic and educational climates of the state of Indiana," said Alberta Barker, Chair of the Indiana Arts Commission. "The Commission is delighted to support this investment in Hoosier communities. It is a privilege to uplift the impressive creative work being done around the state."
The Commission also designated LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Painting as an Arts Trust License Plate Project. Interest accrued from the Arts Trust, supported by donations through the sale of Celebrate the Arts license plates, is distributed to one Arts Project Support grant recipient from every county in which there is a funded application. Beneficiaries were selected based on exemplary commitment to community, education, economy, and health.
This funding will also allow us to present a unique art experience with our "Automobile Art: Learn from a Pro" event, where aspiring artists can learn from former GM Automobile Designer Brian Baker as he guides students through the process of designing automobiles. Ticket sales are now available for the event on Nov. 26th from 9-3 pm. Tickets are $25 per person and art supplies will be provided. We thank our Education & Programs Manager, Elyse Faulkner for her work in getting us the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) grant through the Arts Project Support grant program.
We thank Indiana legislators, including Indiana State Senator Dennis Kruse and State Representative Ben Smaltz for their support of these programs. We hope members of our community can enjoy some truly exceptional art in our Luster: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Painting exhibit. This funding also allows us to present a truly unique experience in our program "Automobile Art: Learn From a Pro". Thanks to this funding, we look forward to sharing the art of the automobile with everyone in our community.
"Art and creativity strengthen the fabric of Indiana's communities. They promote connection and cohesion, foster the entrepreneurial spirit communities need to thrive, and create the kinds of communities where people want to live," said Miah Michaelsen, Executive Director of the Indiana Arts Commission. "In each of Indiana's 92 counties, public funding for arts and creativity continually proves to be a high-return investment that improves the quality of life of every Hoosier and drives economic development within our state."
Funding for the Indiana Arts Commission and its programs is provided by the Indiana General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
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About Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum
The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum - where the world's finest cars of yesterday live today! Over 120 classic, antique, vintage, and special interest cars are displayed with other automotive related exhibits on three floors. The museum is in the original 1930s national headquarters of the legendary Auburn Automobile Company and is a National Historic Landmark. The museum is open from 9:00am - 5:00pm daily. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Visit the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, a place where automotive history comes to life! 1600 S. Wayne St. Auburn, IN, 46706 * (260) 925-1444 * automobilemuseum.org<http://www.automobilemuseum.org/>.