Thursday reception set for new Xenia Miller book

A new book on Xenia Miller and her influence on Indiana design, arts and culture will be unveiled at the Columbus Area Visitors Center on Thursday.

Miller was the wife of J. Irwin Miller and a patron of the arts in her own right. She died in 2008.

The book, “Commercial Article 11,” is by Indianapolis-based graphic designer Jim Sholly and architectural historian Connie Zeigler and is the 11th of their series looking at Indiana designers and architects. Erin Hawkins, marketing director for the Columbus Area Visitors Center explains the project is the authors’ first book about a patron of the arts.

Hawkins says the book itself is gorgeous.

At Thursday’s reception, Sholly and Zeigler will talk about the research and design of the publication. Sarla Kalsi and Todd Williams will explain Xenia Miller’s role in the establishment of the Columbus Area Visitors Center.

The reception will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the center on Fifth Street.