Cyrus Allen Building

Another Way to See John Puffer’s Photography

November 7th’s First Friday reception for John Puffer’s show Other Places, Other Spaces was the largest gathering Art Space Vincennes has hosted since the doors opened a year ago.  We are happy to see that people are learning about us and recognizing  the high quality of art and its presentation that[…]

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Living With History, Part 2

In my blog article, Living With History (April 9, 2013), I described the origins of the Cyrus Allen Building, the Greek Revival structure where Art Space Vincennes is housed at 521 Main Street. That was written before much work was accomplished until the end of last summer. Now it is[…]

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Color Illusiveness- A contest with prizes

Beginning our first year of owning the Cyrus Allen Building and converting it into the gallery Art Space Vincennes LLC, we have been thinking that nothing needed to be done to the the gallery spaces, except to add lighting. This was completed last fall. Since then our gallery spaces have[…]

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respecting the space

I had all these plans for installing the large painting rack for Amy’s paintings in one of the upstairs storage rooms.  They even involved my use of a plumb bob, a beautiful tool used by carpenters and masons to find specific points on a true vertical line. Two hundred years[…]

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1130

Sounds like a date. It isn’t. I am making large racks for Amy’s paintings, while she is upstairs finishing up the room where I will install the rack.  Some of the paintings are large, 66 X 90 inches.  The racks have to be strong and straight with no protrusions that[…]

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living with history

The Cyrus Allen Building, constructed sometime between 1805 and 1830, is located in the Historic District of Vincennes, Indiana, at 521 Main Street.   According to the property’s abstract, records of the exact date of construction were destroyed in a fire.  The land was originally owned by Francis Vigo, an[…]

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