Prop Member Spotlight

Angela Stephens-Tarter joined the Indianapolis Propylaeum in 2016 after attending the Marilyn K. Glick Women’s Enrichment Series featuring Eva Kor. She was invited to attend with a group of women from Bose McKinney, a local law firm where she has been a partner since 2006. “I joined very shortly after that.” she said. Angela grew up in Indiana and attended Southport High School before Indiana University, then IU McKinney School of Law. “I love historic architecture” she said. “We lived in the Old Northside neighborhood before moving to Fall Creek Place. I was familiar with the Propylaeum mansion from walking around the neighborhood.” When asked what she likes about being a member of the P

Prop Members Sew Masks

Prop Member Cindy Dillman was a nurse for 24 years. “I feel like making masks is a way that I can support my profession and give back.” To date Dillman has made nearly 110 masks for IU Health, Franciscian Health, and Ascension to help with the shortage of medical supplies that hospitals have run into with the influx of patience with COVID19. “My friend (and Prop member) Bev Watkins called to check on me and said ‘I thought you’d be sewing masks.” said Dillman. That was all the encouragement she needed to gather materials and begin sewing. “I’ve been sewing for as long as I can remember” she said. ‘My grandmother taught me to embroider when I was 7 years old and I haven’t stopped since.” Dill

Art of the Tearoom

The Tea Room, which is believed to have been re-designed by Madelene Maus and the Schafs between 1903 and 1905, displays striking elements of the Italian Renaissance style. Based on the art and architecture of the Romans, the style is reflected in the use of volutes in the brackets of the sideboard and fireplace, the entablatures with dentils along the sides of the room and above the sideboard and fireplace, the wooden beams of the ceilings fashioned into geometric patterns, the panels of arabesque carvings in the ceiling, and the restored painted frieze featuring arabesques and game birds. The design of the substantial sideboard and iconography in the frieze also illustrate the Victorian/Ed

April Fun Tuesday Cancelled

Due to the CDC recommended limitations on gathering and travel (people from outside Indy travel here for this event), the Fashion Arts Society of Newfield’s has cancelled the 2020 Hats Off Event. This year’s scheduled event was to have been a recording of a podcast episode Downtown by Design: The Fashion and Art of Stephen Sprouse with April Calahan and Cassidy Zackary, hosts of the podcast Dressed. Stephen Sprouse was an American artist and designer credited with pioneering the 1980’s mix of uptown sophistication with downtown punk and pop sensibility. He was 14 years old when he began sketching for Bill Blass. The Hats Off Event is the major fundraiser for the Fashion Arts Society, a

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