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  • Chautauqua celebrates the Arts
    Courier Staff Report
    Monday, September 26, 2016 3:00 PM
    Sunny skies and warm temperatures added to the festival atmosphere Saturday and Sunday at the Chautauqua Festival of Art and Old Court Days. Both days saw huge crowds of shoppers and those interested in just enjoying a fun weekend in Madison.
  • Goodies Galore!
    Saturday, September 24, 2016 10:00 AM
    Jewelry-maker Kathy Clausen, left, strikes up a conversation with a woman as visitors make their way from booths filled with flowers, to clothing and jewelry as Old Court Days began Friday.
  • Party with the artists
    Courier Staff Report
    Thursday, September 22, 2016 3:03 PM
    As a kick-off to one of Madison’s most creative weekends, a local group of artists will band together for a free Friday night celebration. The Madison Area Arts Alliance will host a “pARTy,” from 5 to 11 p.m. at the Red Bicycle Hall, 125 E. Main St.
  • Tri Kappa tour starts next weekend
    Courier Staff Report
    Thursday, September 22, 2016 3:02 PM
    Tickets are available for the upcoming 2016 Tri Kappa Tour of Homes. The biennial tour of properties in downtown Madison begins Friday, Sept. 30 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 2.
  • Books that can help kids explore differences
    Kendal Rautzhan
    Wednesday, September 21, 2016 3:00 PM
    There are no two people in the world who are precisely alike, and that’s great news. Imagine how very colorless our lives would be if we were all the same; a world where we all had the same color skin, eyes, and hair.
  • A bit about Chautauqua...
    Courier Staff Report
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 3:03 PM
    About Chautauqua: Shopping at a variety of colorful booths while navigating the crowded streets of downtown Madison has become a tradition on the last full weekend of September.
  • Chautauqua Poster Artist: Linda Wood
    Brett Eppley
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 3:02 PM
    “I wonder if I can do that?” After retiring from a 30-year business career, Linda Wood found herself asking what was next. Soon, she realized she had the time to follow her creative desires and paint.
  • Chautauqua T-Shirt Artist: Paula Honeycutt
    Phyllis McLaughlin
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 3:01 PM
    Artwork by a Southwestern High School graduate of the class of 1982 was selected to adorn the T-shirts that will be sold during Chautauqua this year.

    Centerville art teacher Paula Honeycutt, grew up in Kent, the daughter of John and Allyene Wilson.
  • Welcome to Old Court Days
    Courier Staff Report
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 3:00 PM
    The annual fall Old Court Days begins Friday, Sept. 23. The Jefferson County Courthouse provides the backdrop for the festival, which features arts and crafts, antiques, handmade items and collectibles from local and visiting artists and vendors.
  • Courier Sports Staff
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 3:00 PM
    Mothers looking for a respite from the crowds where they can feed their babies or change a diaper during the festival can find a mini oasis on Elm Street.
  • Tuesday, September 20, 2016 3:00 PM
  • Chalk Walk: Create-your-own masterpiece at Chautauqua
    Courier Staff Report
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 3:00 PM
    New to this year’s Chautauqua, visitors and artists both professional and amateur will have the chance to create their own masterpiece. The first Chalk Walk, based on an Italian tradition of street painting, participants are invited to use pastels to reproduce classic well-known works or create their own.
  • Demonstration village to honor ‘arts through time’
    Courier Staff Report
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 3:00 PM
    As regular visitors know, the Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art is a longstanding tradition in the area. This year, the Chautauqua will honor statewide historical traditions as an officially endorsed Indiana Bicentennial Legacy Project.
  • Chautauqua weekend offers entertaiment
    Courier Staff Report
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 3:00 PM
    Fine art won’t be the only display of creativity during the 2016 Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art – performance art also will take centerstage throughout the two-day festival.
  • Student Artist: Taleisha Miller
    Brett Eppley
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 3:00 PM
    Entering her senior year at Madison Consolidated High School, Taleisha Miller had proven herself as a lover of the arts. After taking as many classes in the school’s Fine Arts Academy as she possibly could, Miller went one step further this year.
  • Student Artist: Hannah Hughes
    Brett Eppley
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 3:00 PM
    Though the items presented by Southwestern High School students in their booth at the Chautauqua will be a blend of 2-D and 3-D, junior Hannah Hughes prefers her ceramic creations.
  • Student Artist: Savannah Apel
    Brett Eppley
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 3:00 PM
    As a senior at Shawe Memorial High School, Savannah Apel is already thinking about the next chapter in her education — and a future in the arts.
  • Artist Profile: Charlie Yowell
    Brett Eppley
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 3:00 PM
    It was hang-gliding up in the clouds that first inspired Charlie Yowell to begin making small wire sculptures and mobiles in the late 1970s. Since then, his pieces have grown larger and more complex to include glass, acrylic, electricity and moving parts.
  • Artist Profile: Linda Welch
    Renee Bruck
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 3:00 PM
    A yard sale find of antique buttons 26 years ago led a Florida woman to begin creating jewelry from the items which were once viewed as a status symbol of the 1800s.

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