Finishing Sidney Crosier's portrait at Hayswood

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Sidney Crosier: An Unfinished Portrait will take place on Aug. 23, 24, and 25 at 8 p.m. each night.  All performances are to happen at Hayswood Theatre, located at 115 S. Capitol Ave. in Corydon, IN.

Tickets for each show are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and students 18 and under.  Due to limited seating, tickets in advance are strongly recommended and can be done by visiting or calling the Wiseman Visitor Center at 888-738-2137.  

Sidney Crosier: An Unfinished Portrait focuses on a man who led an extraordinary life.  Crosier (1858-1930) devoted his life to painting, mostly using the nature surrounding him in Harrison County, where he lived, as his subjects. His work and classical-style training led him to have his works exhibited alongside other famous impressionists of the era.  It also won him the opportunity to study in Europe.

However, these works came from a man who was penniless, beaten down by life and was known to drink too much. His legacy, however, remains the works, which are still displayed throughout Indiana and the world.

EllaRose Chary created the production, which is getting its world premiere at Hayswood Theatre.  Harrison County Arts! Inc. was among the sponsors of a nationwide contest from which Chary's work was chosen. 

Bob Trinkle directed the production, which features Charles Swarens, Laura Van Fossen, Scott Smith, Hollis Bruce, Tom Luce, Emily Trinkle, Charlie Douglas, Jake Minton, Amanda Kincaid, Zach Trinkle, and Sara Coffman.

More information on the show can be found at the Hayswood Theatre website.

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(Image from Hayswood Theatre)