Partridge chosen as Logansport Citizen of the Week
A local artist whose many works include an 80-foot mural at the new Cancer Care Center at Logansport Memorial Hospital is this week’s Logansport Citizen of the Week.
Teri Partridge, who operates The Pear Tree Gallery with her husband Tom, is a Logansport native.
“If you have lived in Logansport in the last 40 years, chances are you have seen and admired Teri’s work,” Mayor Dave Kitchell said today. “She was an art teacher for 32 years who has never stopped teaching, but more importantly, she’s never stopped appreciating the backdrop of our city as a subject for her many works.”
Among those works are her portraits associated with Logansport’s Dentzel Carousel and several editions of “A Day in the Life” published through the Pharos-Tribune that captured the natural beauty of the city.
“We’re truly lucky that she and Tom embraced art as a cultural ingredient for the community that people of all ages and from every neighborhood can appreciate,” the mayor added.
Partridge was named Logansport Community School Corporation Teacher of the Year in 1998. In 2003, she was named the Arts Alliance of Indiana’s Outstanding Arts Educator. She received Signature Status in the Watercolor Society of Indiana in 1996.
The Citizen of the Week is sponsored by the Mayor’s Office and recognizes Logansport natives or residents who contribute to the community or are recognized for their achievements. Recipients received a certificate of appreciation from the city and a $20 gift certificate.
SOURCE: News release from Logansport Mayor Dave Kitchell