Morrison: Local artistís work selected for Statehouse display

Morrison: Local artistís work selected for Statehouse display

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Thursday, March 22, 2018

STATEHOUSE (March 22, 2018) — Artwork by a local artist will soon be on display at the Statehouse, according to State Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil).

Morrison said Christel Gutelius was selected to have her artwork decorate the Statehouse as part of Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch’s Hoosier Women Artists 2018 initiative.

“I’ve long admired the talents of artists in our community,” Morrison said. “I would like to congratulate Christel and all the other women artists recognized for their work. These artists offer a unique perspective of life in Indiana and that should be celebrated.” 

Gutelius, from Mecca, will have her work, titled “Following the Path,” displayed in the lieutenant governor’s office.

This artist and others were honored at a Statehouse ceremony on Wednesday, which recognized the talents of women throughout Indiana.

In celebration of Women’s History Month in March, the Hoosier Women Artists initiative is an annual contest recognizing the importance of the arts by showcasing drawings, paintings and photography.


State Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil) represents House District 42, which includes all of Vermillion County and portions of Clay, Fountain, Parke, Vigo and Warren counties.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch (left) has her photo taken with Mecca artist Christel Gutelius on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at the 2018 Hoosier Women Artists reception hosted at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. The acrylic painting on canvas, entitled “Following the Path,” will be on display in the lieutenant governor’s office for the next year.