(AUBURN) On June 28, the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced that it had awarded $4,000 to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automotive Museum for LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automotive and Motorcycle Painting as part of the grant program to support artistic projects.

At its quarterly business meeting on June 10, the Commission approved funding recommendations for the Arts Project Support and Arts Organization Support grant programs. More than 460 applications were reviewed by 85 Hoosiers from across the state who specialize in arts, community development and finance.

“The projects and organizations that receive funding improve the economic and educational climate of the state of Indiana,” said Alberta Barker, chair of the Indiana Arts Commission. “The Commission is thrilled to support this investment in Hoosier communities. It is a privilege to elevate the impressive creative work being done across the state.”

The Commission has also designated LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Painting as an Arts Trust license plate project. Interest accrued by 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 each county in which there is funded demand. Recipients were selected based on their exemplary commitment to community, education, economy and health.

This funding will also allow us to present a unique artistic experience with our Automotive Art: Learn from a Pro event, where budding artists can learn from former GM automotive designer Brian Baker as he guides students through the automotive design process. Ticket sales are now available for the event on November 26 from 9 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and art supplies will be provided. We thank our Head of Education and Programs, Elyse Faulkner, for her work in securing the grant from the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) through the Project Support Grant Program. artistic.

We thank Indiana lawmakers, including Indiana State Senator Dennis Kruse and State Representative Ben Smaltz for their support of these programs. We hope our community members can enjoy some truly exceptional artwork in our exhibition Luster: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automotive and Motorcycle Painting. This funding also allows us to present a truly unique experience in our “Automobile Art: Learn From a Pro” program. With this funding, we look forward to sharing automotive art with all members of our community.

“Art and creativity strengthen the fabric of Indiana communities. They foster 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 the arts and creativity is continually proving to be a high-return investment that improves the quality of life for 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 the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automotive Museum – where the most beautiful cars in the world of yesteryear live today! Over 120 classic, antique, vintage and special interest cars are on display along with other automotive related exhibits on three floors. The museum is housed in the original 1930s national headquarters of the legendary Auburn Automobile Company and is a National Historic Landmark. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Visit the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automotive Museum, a place where automotive history comes to life! 1600 S. Wayne St. Auburn, IN, 46706 * (260) 925-1444 * automobilemuseum.org>.

Aurora J. William