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Local high schooler to donate original drawing of Porter County Courthouse

Friday, March 18, 2016   (0 Comments)
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March 18, 2016


Local high schooler to donate original drawing of Porter County Courthouse


INDIANAPOLIS (March 18, 2016) – Mia Baker, a senior at Valparaiso High School, will present her original drawing of the Porter County Courthouse to the Indiana State Bar Association's (ISBA) Courthouse Art Project on Monday, March 28, at 1:30 p.m., at the Porter County Courthouse. Baker will attend Ball State University in the fall, where she plans to pursue a degree in architecture and Spanish, and continue her artwork as a hobby. Baker’s donation was supported by Indiana Dunes Tourism and the Porter County Bicentennial Committee.


Established in 2007, the Courthouse Art Project is an initiative to collect original artwork of courthouses in all of Indiana's 92 counties. The ISBA has now secured 44 pieces or art so far, which will be on display as part of a yearlong art exhibit at Conner Prairie, the interactive history park in Fishers. The Indiana Bicentennial Commission has endorsed the Courthouse Art Project as an official Bicentennial Legacy Project.


“Our courthouses are the brick and mortar expression of our devotion to the rule of law as a society,” said Douglas D. Church, chair of the Courthouse Art Project and past president of the ISBA. “The obvious appreciation of the rule of law is evident in the grand structures that have been constructed across our state and it is worth reminding ourselves of the significance to all of us in having a stable society premised upon the fact that we are governed by rules and not men or women or emotions.”


The ISBA looks forward to receiving original artwork from the remaining 48 counties. For more information about this initiative, please contact Doug Church at Click here for photos of each piece of artwork. Also, click here to view the official brochure.




Founded in 1896, the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) is the single largest legal organization in the state. With more than 12,000 members, the ISBA serves and advocates on behalf of its members, their clients and the public interest as the independent voice of the legal profession. The ISBA’s office is located in downtown Indianapolis. For more information about the State Bar, visit


Media Contact: Carissa Long, Director of Public Relations & Social Media, ISBA, 800.266.2581,

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