Exhibition Committee and Special Guests

Here’s a photograph of the exhibition committee and a couple of very special guests, made at the exhibition’s opening.

Mark Ruschman,* (Chief Curator of Fine Art, Indiana State Museum) Jack Russell Jim's nephew), Ron Kern,* Julie Kern,* Wade Bussert (good friend of Jim's and keeper of Jim's personal archive) and Dr. Steven Conant, MD* *Exhibition Committee

(l to rt) Mark Ruschman,* Jack Russell, Ron Kern,* Julie Kern,* Wade Bussert and Dr. Steven Conant, MD*
*Exhibition Committee

Mark is the Chief Curator of Fine Art at the Indiana State Museum.  Jack Russell is Jim’s nephew.  Ron Kern is the author of Style, Elegance and Wit:  Rediscovering the Life and Art of James Spencer Russell.  Julie Kern researched Jim’s life and art for the exhibition and the book.  Wade Bussert was a very good friend of Jim’s and is the keeper of Jim’s personal archive.  Dr. Steven Conant, MD is the trailblazer and sponsor for the exhibition.

Photo by Mike Stroup

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