First Love, then Hope

Indiana Obelisk

Indiana Obelisk

Pop artist – and native Hoosier – Robert Indiana was made famous in the 1960s with his iconic “LOVE” sculpture. Visitors to the Indiana State Museum are greeted by his 55-foot-tall “Indiana” obelisk in the Great Hall – the artist’s largest sculpture. We just found out the Robert Indiana and Rosenbaum Contemporary in Florida have teamed up to design a new sculpture commemorating the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States. The new piece is called, appropriately, “HOPE.”

The Power of One

There is a quote I try to live by that says,

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. (Edward Everett Hale)

This quote speaks well for our own Karine Huys, the museum’s Volunteer Coordinator.  She truly “walks the walk” as she not only works many hours for the museum, but also volunteers her time for the Indianapolis affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

This month Karine was awarded Komen’s Promise of One award for her volunteer service on behalf of the affiliate, which was presented by Indianapolis Colts Superbowl winner Jeff Saturday and his wife Karen.

Below is what the Komen people had to say about Karine…we are very proud of her dedication.

Komen was founded on a promise between two sisters so there is no higher Komen national award than the Promise of One, a symbol of the Komen heritage. Karine Huys is one of those quiet, behind the scenes volunteers who helps everywhere and can be depended upon 100% to get the job done.  She serves on the Pink Tie Ball committee overseeing the silent auction process, serves on the Volunteer and the Development Committees and can frequently be found helping out in the office. She gives 110% to honor her sister who is currently battling breast cancer.