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Tri Kappa Art Show on display at CDPL

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The public is invited to the Mary Bishop Memorial Gallery at the Crawfordsville District Public Library for the annual Tri-Kappa Art Show. The show highlights artworks created by local students.

Tri Kappa sponsors this juried art exhibit which gives the students from all three area schools the opportunity to display and compete for cash prize awards each year. This exhibit is currently open and will be on display through mid-March. The public is welcome to visit the gallery during CDPL’s regular hours of operation.

The award ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. March 8 in the Donnelley Room (A) located in the CDPL basement.

Tri Kappa is an Indiana-based, Greek service sorority that was founded in February 1901. They strive to, “Bring women into a close, unselfish relationship for the promotion of charity, culture, and education.” They have nearly 8,000 members with 142 active chapters and 94 associate chapters.

At the state level, the sorority has a close relationship with the Riley Cheer Guild which supports the music therapy program for children at Riley Hospital, as well as supporting other organizations with financial donations and many hours of volunteer service. Some of these organizations include Hands in Autism, Camp Riley, Ronald McDonald House, Mental Health Association of Indiana, Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Best Buddies and many other charitable causes.

The local Crawfordsville Tri Kappa Chapter was founded in 1927 and they endeavor to keep the funds they raise through various events, such as the Daddy/Daughter Dance, here in the community. They provide annual scholarships to local high school students each year to assist with college expenses and sponsor this exhibit’s awards. They have coordinated the Summer Lunch Program for more than 40 years, which provides lunches to approximately 75 students in the area who might otherwise not have access to lunch during the summer months when school is not in session. Tri Kappa also assists with the CHS Sunshine Society’s Cheer Certificate program around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and they host an annual St. Patrick’s Day dance for the clients of mental health providers in this community.

If you are interested in learning more about the Tri Kappa organization, or if you would like to get involved with this dedicated group, visit their website at for further assistance.

For more information about CDPL’s hours of operation, visit online at If you are an artist or a member of an artists’ group and are interested in displaying your work at the Mary Bishop Memorial Gallery in 2023 or 2024, contact gallery coordinator Toni Ridgway-Woodall at 765-362-2242 or email her at for more information.


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