...Now it provides services for area artists, arts education for our children and opportunities for instruction and arts appreciation by all!
The Southern Indiana Center for the Arts provides a stimulating and welcoming environment for all students, artists, and patrons of all ages to study, practice, and appreciate the arts. Together with community leaders, corporations, members, and individuals we are working toward the goal of providing the best resources for promoting artistic achievement and cultural enrichment.
We love visitors at SICA, so please stop by!
2001 N Ewing St
Seymour, IN 47274
Member Annual Holiday Art Bazaar
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Currently in the gallery at the Southern Indiana Center for the Arts is the annual Members’ Art show featuring a broad array of artwork by SICA Member and students. The exhibit includes an eclectic collection of painting both contemporary and traditional in style and everything from beautiful framed photography to original watercolor paintings. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to own a piece of regional art. All of the art work is for sale, which makes SICA a great place to stop by and do some Holiday shopping.
The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission is Free. The Member’s Show will run through Saturday, December 21.
Book Signing Event Sat, Dec. 14th from 11:00am – 3:00pm
Charles Layton memoirs ‘Escaped with Honor’.
The Korean War changed his life in many ways. Layton lived within silence for many years. Only recently was he compelled and encouraged to share his story in Escaped With Honor:
A True Story of a Korean War POW/MIA.
Layton is retired now, but he’s still helping people as a community volunteer, working daily for The Meals on Wheels program. And he will always be an inspirational leader.
Layton was assisted in the completion of his memoirs by Tammy Elmore of Noblesville and Georgiann Coons, Seymour. Elmore is a Seymour High School and Indiana University graduate and the daughter of Dick and Patty Elmore of Seymour. She is the director of Marketing and Volunteer Services for Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County. Elmore became friends with Layton through his work there and encouraged him to write down some of the stories he would share with the MOW staff. She offered her assistance to Layton, and then enlisted the help of her high school classmate, Coons. The trio then spent the next two years transcribing Layton’s stories and putting them into a readable form. During the process, Layton revealed things he had never spoken of to anyone, including his capture and imprisonment, and the three shared many tears as well as laughter. Stop in at SICA and meet this remarkable gentleman!
Holiday Time at SICA
Southern Indiana Center for the Arts’ Pottery Barn will continue to have their open studio special thru the end of 2013. “Making your own pottery pieces can be fun and we’re making it even more attractive by offering BOGO. Bring a friend and make some holiday items. We can help you make pumpkins or holiday ornaments,” said Betty Johnson, pottery instructor.
Johnson took a tour of the barn eight years ago and has been making her own creations and instructing other since. Most visitors who come to SICA do not realize the facility has several potter’s wheels and kilns. Participants who take advantage of the special will be making one complete project for the price.
The Pottery Barn studio is open on Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30. Saturday sessions include children up to age 13 from 11-1 and all other ages from 1-4. Class tuition is $20.00 with SICA members receiving a 20% discount. Southern Indiana Center for the Arts is located at 2001 N Ewing Street, Seymour. Private pottery lessons are also available by called SICA at 812-522-2278.
Performance at Royal off the Square 7:30