Hobson, VanNatter

State Rep. Heath VanNatter, R-Kokomo, meets with Peggy Hobson during the Hoosier Women Artists reception Wednesday, March 20, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Hobson’s work titled, “Circle of Swirls,” will be displayed in Chief Justice Loretta Rush’s office for the next year.

INDIANAPOLIS - A piece of artwork from a Howard County artist will soon be displayed in the Indiana Statehouse.

Peggie Hobson, a Russiaville resident, was selected as part of Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch’s Hoosier Women Artists initiative to have her artwork decorate the Statehouse. It will specifically be displayed in Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush’s office for the next year.

Hobson, whose glasswork is titled “Circle of Swirls,” is the only Howard County artist represented this year, according to a media release from Rep. Heath VanNatter’s office announcing the honor.

“To have the notoriety this brings is fantastic,” said Hobson, who joined other artists on Wednesday who were honored as part of Women’s History Month.

“I’ve been doing glasswork since 1973. When I had my large studio, I had almost all women working in the studio with me. There is nothing better than a bunch of women working together.”

She has the only glasswork piece featured in the Crouch’s initiative.

“Peggy is an outstanding artist and her talents are inspiring,” VanNatter said in the release. “For the next year, Peggy’s glasswork is going to be viewed by visitors to the Statehouse from all over Indiana and more. I want to congratulate her on this tremendous accomplishment.”

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