State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) (right) welcomes Carmel artist Madhuchhanda Mandal (left) to the Statehouse for the 2020 Hoosier Women Artists Exhibition Reception Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Mandal's acrylic painting, "Dhobi Ghaat," (At the Wash Basin) is inspired by the under appreciation of women in rural India who dedicate their lives to loving and taking care of their family, asking for little in return.
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State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) (right) welcomes Carmel artist Madhuchhanda Mandal (left) to the Statehouse for the 2020 Hoosier Women Artists Exhibition Reception Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Mandal's acrylic painting, "Dhobi Ghaat," (At the Wash Basin) is inspired by the under appreciation of women in rural India who dedicate their lives to loving and taking care of their family, asking for little in return. Photo provided
PHOTO 1 CAPTION: State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) (right) welcomes Carmel artist Madhuchhanda Mandal (left) to the Statehouse for the 2020 Hoosier Women Artists Exhibition Reception Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Mandal's acrylic painting, "Dhobi Ghaat," (At the Wash Basin) is inspired by the under appreciation of women in rural India who dedicate their lives to loving and taking care of their family, asking for little in return. Photo provided

PHOTO 2 CAPTION: Carmel resident Lacy Pearson displays her mixed media ink painting at the 2020 Women Artist Exhibition Reception Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at the Statehouse. Pearson's inspiration for the artwork came from a story about women being arrested for lighting small fires as a peaceful demonstration during the women's suffrage movement. Her piece, "Burning Furiously Beautiful," will hang in State Treasurer Kelly Mitchell's office. Photo provided

PHOTO 3 CAPTION: Carmel native Patricia McGriffin showcases her work during the Women Artist Exhibition Reception Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at the Statehouse. McGriffin's motivation for the piece stemmed from previous photographs of the orchids at the state museum. She chose the white orchid because it reminded her of her daughter. The piece, "White Orchid," will hang at the governor's residence. Photo provided