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Evansville Museum Asking Community for Help Creating COVID-19 Display

The Evansville Museum of Arts, History, & Science is asking the Tri-State to share their experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic for a community-created art installation that will be on display at the museum.

Posted: May 11, 2021 11:13 AM
Updated: May 11, 2021 1:05 PM

Tri-State community members are being asked to share their experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic for a new display at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science.

Museum officials say the COVID-19 pandemic has been a unique disaster in the way that it has impacted nearly everyone while at the same time isolating us from one another.

The project is being created as a response to that fact in an attempt to bring together the separate experiences from around the community into one collective exhibition that will aim to show the solidarity and unity of the community despite physical separation.

"The project will embrace a theme of hope, bringing the community together to celebrate all that we have overcome separately," the museum said in a statement.

Community members of all ages are invited to submit their own perspectives of the pandemic, both positive and negative, as works of art or as written submissions on individual project cards that will be incorporated into the final installation.

Project cards can be picked up for free from the Evansville Museum. Groups interested in picking up a large number of cards (such as for a classroom or scout troop) are welcome to do so and are asked to call ahead at 812-425-2406 to reserve their cards.

Ideas for submissions include experiences, events, emotions, hopes for the future, etc.

The exhibit, titled "Window to the Tri-State: The Community’s COVID-19 Experience" will be on display in the Eykamp Pavilion at the museum from June 4 to Oct 3, 2021.

For more information on how to participate, you can visit emuseum.org or call 812-425-2406.

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Temperatures dipped back into the upper 30s and low 40s for many of us early this morning, marking our coldest start to a day in Evansville (where we fell to 41°) in more than a week. Fortunately, the chilly start to the day didn't mean that our afternoon would be a loss, it was anything but - in fact, after seeing temperature around 57° by our lunch hour, afternoon highs crept back into the mid to low 60s area-wide; we hit 63° in the River City - while that's still 2° shy of the norm for October 27th, we'll take a 3° increase over yesterday's high of 60°. The clear skies that allowed temperatures to climb as high as they did earlier on however, are on their way out as our next round of rainfall inches ever closer. The remainder of the evening ahead should remain dry, but isolated rainfall will return to the Tri-State as early as the overnight and predawn hours Thursday.
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