Our host is SICA, the Southern Indiana Center for the Arts. They’ll be displaying 16 winning photos each Wednesday (12-5pm) and Saturday (11am-3pm) in their farm house exhibit space at 2001 North Ewing Street, Seymour, Indiana.
These photos send a clear message: in Indiana, you don’t have to travel far to find natural beauty. Amateur photographers took photos in natural areas that are open for the public to enjoy – our state parks, wildlife refuges, and nature preserves – and on family farms. Together, the 269 photos show the breadth of the Hoosier experience: sunlight filtering down through trees; ducks taking flight; a father and daughter caring for their cattle; a bald eagle perched in an oak; a couple hiking in the forest.
Hoosiers who spend time outdoors in nature benefit physically and mentally, from lower rates of ADHD and obesity to better sleep and quicker recovery after surgery.
If you want to find ways to forge a deeper connection to the natural world and reap the benefits of spending time in nature, click here to a nearby park. To see more photos from the contest, click here.
Stop by any of Wednesday or Saturday between Jan 6-20, or…
Join us on Saturday, January 20th, from 4-6pm for a fun reception showcasing the photos and dedicating Lebline Woods Preserve. The preserve is less than a half mile up-river from SICA, so this seems like the perfect opportunity to celebrate this new preserve! Click here for details about the January 20th event.
This contest and exhibit are supported by the Indiana Arts Commission. Many thanks to the IAC for making the arts come alive in southeast Indiana.
Our partner for the exhibit and contest is George Rogers Clark Land Trust, a community group that focuses on protecting working farmland in southern Indiana. Many thanks to the Board of GRCLT for all of their hard work making this contest and exhibit a reality!