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Artisan trail hosts first traveling exhibition at Rockville library

September 16, 2014

Rivers and Roads Artisan Trail will have its first traveling art exhibition at the Rockville Public Library, 106 N. Market St. in Rockville. Six Wabash Valley artisans have been selected to participate in the show, which will begin Sept. 22 and run through Oct. 19. The featured artisans are:

• Mark Donham, woodwork• Dave Gahimer, turning and woodwork• Gretchen Kraut, fiber and jewelry design• Thomas Makosky, chip carving• Karen Staub, hand-woven chairs and macramé• Charles and Sue Wagoner, pottery and stoneware

Viewing hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Rivers and Roads is an initiative of the Rural Urban Entrepreneurship Development Institute (RUEDI) at Indiana State University. It aims to promote cultural tourism and raise awareness about the talent and availability of locally crafted products.

"We are excited to feature artisan work at various locations in the coming months," said Steven Pontius, RUEDI director. "The artwork is outstanding, and we're pleased to give more people the opportunity to appreciate it."

More information about Rivers and Roads Artisan Trail and a membership application are available at

Contact: Steven Pontius, director, Rural Urban Entrepreneurship Institute, Indiana State University, 812-237-4386 or


Story Highlights

Rivers and Roads Artisan Trail has announced a traveling exhibiton featuring the work of six Wabash Valley artisans. The exhibit is set for Sept. 22 through Oct. 19 at the Rockville Public Library.

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