Artwork by local women is on display at the Statehouse – Ripley Publishing Company, Inc.
First Lady Janet Holcomb is pictured with Virginia Kramer discussing Kramer’s painting ‘Morning Docking’ which is now on display in the Lieutenant Governor’s office in Indianapolis.
A local woman’s artistic ability is showcased after she was chosen as one of the 2022 Hoosier Women Artists with her work featured at the Indiana Statehouse in Lt. Governor Crouch’s office. Virginia Kramer’s painting “Morning Docking” of the ship USS LST 325 was chosen from 200 entries for this prestigious exhibition.
The painting of the ship titled “Morning Docking” was done in soft pastels. The scene shows the ship docking at Aurora Landing when it sailed upriver for an event in Aurora.
Kramer, who resides in Greendale, paints and draws primarily in pastels. She is an outdoor artist, but also enjoys painting animals and architecture. She is a member of the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association (IPAPA) and past president. She is also a board member of the Dillsboro Friendship Art Gallery. She has works exhibited in galleries and in collections.
Cindy Crofoot of Dillsboro is also honored for her “Speakman House: The Grand Lady. Speakman House was built in 1846 and is also known as the “Grand Lady”. This piece of history was listed in Indiana Landmarks’ Top 10 Most Endangered Landmarks in 2017. Owners Mark and Guinevere Banschbach restored the “large-scale farmhouse” in 2019. The Banschbachs commissioned the painting in tribute to the 175th anniversary.
The Hoosier Women Artists 2022 exhibit consists of 44 works of art created by women artists from across Indiana. All exhibits will be in select Indiana State House offices throughout the year.