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Pair lands Indiana arts commission grants

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Two artists with Columbus ties have received Indiana Arts Commission career development grants. Hadley Fruits and Dale Enochs each were awarded $2,000.

Fruits’ grant will help complete a photographic survey of historic architecture and landscape design in Columbus.

Bloomington-based Enochs’ work is included in the Columbus Sculpture Biennial, as “Counterpoint” will be installed on the Robert Garton Plaza. Enochs’ grant money will be used to repair a printmaking roller press and purchase woodcut printing tools.


The grants, which are awarded by the IAC after applications are reviewed by a panel, are designed to help artists elevate their careers, said Rex Van Zant, IAC director of marketing and communications.

Artists may use grant money to attend workshops, create a website to cull a larger audience or produce material for an exhibition.

For Enochs, who is known primarily as a sculptor, it is a chance to flesh out his explorations in woodcuts. The grant, which will in part buy a new bed for his letterpress, will allow him to explore new techniques.

Fruits’ grant money will fund travels from his home in Brownsburg to Columbus and allow him to spend multiple days photographing the city’s notable sites.

“My small contribution with this grant is a way to lend my support toward future endeavors that promote these valuable assets,” he said.

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