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Anthony Stickels art at Rensselaer

Rensselaer February, 2017Anthony Stickels

About the Artist- Anthony Stickels

I live in Rensselaer. I moved here from Bloomington about 2 years ago. I love this town because it is so peaceful and quiet. I enjoy reading, drawing and walking in the rain.

Most of these drawing are not planned, they just happen. When I drew these I had a rough idea what I wanted to draw then I just let my hand draw the rest. I never knew how to draw It just came to me one day and I had a sudden urge to draw and then I started to doodle at first then boom just like that I was drawing.

I love to draw now these days. If there is one thing I have learned about myself. It is never be afraid to do some thing because you can do anything that you want to if you have the willpower, desire, and the right attitude. Anything is possible.

I hope that you enjoy.

Thanks

Collection of drawings on posterboard

Wheatfield Library presents NWI artist Joshua D. Smith

Wheatfield February, 2017Black and White photo of the artist

Using watercolor and other mixed media, Joshua D. Smith captures the beauty of the natural world to create art. Always eager to try something new, Joshua enjoys the limitless possibilities of all mediums, including inks, colored pencils, pastels and oil painting.

During the months of January and February, the Wheatfield Library has the privilege of displaying the artwork of Joshua D. Smith on the library’s art wall. Each painting depicts nature in all its beauty, and vividly portrays animals, insects and flowers from Joshua’s native Indiana.

Joshua D. Smith is a resident of northwest Indiana, where he lives on a farm with his wife, Kelsey, and 2 cats, Bob & Oscar. Joshua studied Media Arts & Animation at the Art Institute of Indianapolis, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree.

Joshua believes that anyone can paint, and offers watercolor classes, accepting beginners and accomplished artists alike into his classes.

You can view more of Joshua’s artwork on his website at joshuasmithartist.com, or his insect creations at greenbeetleshop.com.

If you have an art or photography collection that you would like to share with the community, stop by or call the Wheatfield Library at 219 956-3774.

Closeup of a watercolor of a  sandhill crane.

Doris Myers displays art at Wheatfield Library

Wheatfield September, 2016

During the months of September and October, area artist, Doris Myers, will have pieces of her artwork on display on the Wheatfield Library’s art wall, located at 350 S Bierma St., Wheatfield, IN. Doris draws upon nature as her subjects for her paintings. She says, “As a painter and lifetime resident of rural Indiana, I am at home drawing upon nature for my subject matter. My work reflects my environment.”

Since retiring in 1984, Doris paints part of each week, often working in series, sometimes working on location and sometimes working from her studio.

Don’t miss the opportunity to view the personal and individualized paintings of this very experienced, talented local artist!

If you have an art or photography collection that you would like to share with our community, please contact the Wheatfield Library at 219 956-3774.


Wheatfield Library Displays Photography Collection of Steve Overmyer

Steve Overmyer

Steve Overmyer has an eye for our feathered friends, and captures their grace, beauty and color with the lens of his camera every chance he gets. Wintering in Florida makes it easy to enjoy his favorite hobby, and still capture the essence of his favorite Indiana birds when he returns to the Hoosier state each summer.


Close up photo of the artist

Indiana artist A.K. Fielding to display patriotic works at Rensselaer Library in July.

A.K. Fielding

Academically trained in research and writing as a historian, A. K. Fielding is also a self-taught portrait painter, illustrator, and mixed-media artist.

She has forged together her love of writing, early American history and art to produce works that will hopefully encourage others to study America's past.


Judy Crawford featured artist at DeMotte

Judy Crawford

Judy Crawford maintains a studio and gallery near her home in DeMotte. She executes works in oils, pastel, pencil and charcoal. Her portraits, figurative works and still lifes include many commissioned pieces created for public spaces and private clients, with her paintings and drawings owned by collectors throughout the country.


Photography Collection of Bailey Allen on display at Wheatfield

Bailey Allen

“From the moment I picked up my camera, I knew this would never be a hobby for me, but a career.” Seventeen year old Bailey Allen found her niche in the art world while attending Concord High School in Elkhart, Indiana. She has always had a passion for art, but was inspired and encouraged by the art department at Concord in her junior year to continue in her love for photography.


Tauber brings inspired natural art to Rensselaer Library

Tracy Tauber

Hello! My name is Tracy Tauber. I am an oil painter who loves to paint animals, landscapes, and scenes from the beautiful natural world which surrounds us.

I have studied art under the guidance of professional artist Susan Rossi. I was raised in Northwest Indiana, and am still a resident there.


Watercolor of a rooster

Watercolors and pencils focus of Rensselaer art display

Linda Kozyra

This beautiful art display by Linda Kozyra will be at the Rensselaer Library during March and April. Be sure to stop by and see it in person!

Kozyra is a retired Rensselaer Central Schools bus driver who has been drawing with colored pencils and painting with water colors for about four years.


Photography display

Graceful Images Photography displayed at Wheatfield in March

Tracy Grace

Tracy Grace is the photographer behind Graceful Images Photography. She is a married mother of three and works part time as a travel agent.

Her love affair with photography began when her husband gave her a DSLR camera as a gift in 2012 - she hasn't been able to put it down since. She taught herself by taking photos constantly of everyone and everything.


Irene Evans' artwork displayed at DeMotte

Irene Evans

I have always been interested in and fascinated with all sorts of creative experiences.


Sheila Maxwell posing in front of her canvases.

Wine and Canvas Collection

Sheila Maxwell

I live in Rensselaer and have worked at the Jasper County Public Library system for 18 years as the Systems Administrator. I enjoy volunteering on the Main Street and Rock the Arts Committees. I am also the webmaster for my church website. I enjoy running and LOVE the beach.


Close up photo of a painting of a llama in front of a barn

Wheatfield Library displays art collection of Sharon Bolt

Sharon Bolt

Living on a llama farm has been rewarding in many ways for Sharon Bolt. After being in the llama business for over 20 years, Sharon found herself enamored with their grace and beauty and became inspired to try her hand at painting. Beginning with acrylics, Sharon’s visions became a reality on canvas and she sold out of her llama paintings in only twenty minutes during her first show.