Couple Pledges Art for Exhibit at IU-Southeast

The campus says the James Russell Wonderland Way Collection will be housed at its Ogle Cultural & Community Center in New Albany.

The collection is named in honor of the New Albany artist, who founded the Wonderland Way Art Club in 1906. More than 300 artists living in the area became known as the “Wonderland Way artists'' after being inspired by a stretch of roads from Ohio to Illinois known as the “Wonderland Way.'' 

The campus says Russell's granddaughter, Kathy Smith, and her husband, Don Smith, pledged more than 50 pieces of Wonderland Way art from their personal collection for the exhibit.