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Works of Lynn Buckmaster on display at DeMotte Library in January and February

DeMotte January, 2018Photo of the artist

Lynn Buckmaster is a local artist, born and raised in N.W. Indiana. Lynn is a member of the Jasper County Art League. At present, her works can be found in several private collections across the United States.

Lynn was encouraged at an early age to explore her artistic nature and creativity. With ongoing encouragement from many family and friends, she continues to develop her drawing and painting skills, influenced by her love of nature.

Her painted works are generally created in acrylic as she enjoys the versatile nature of that medium. Lynn enjoys painting both realistic and idyllic landscapes with natural color combinations infused with touches of bolder colors, and occassionally hidden elements. Lynn has a wide variety of these and custom order pieces you can view online.

Lynn also instructs painting party events. Her hopes are to promote a love and appreciation for nature and the arts, while encouraging others to try creative activities and develop their talents.

Please feel free to follow her artisitic journey at Buckmaster Fine Art on Facebook

Wall with paintings
Conceptual painting of NYC tribute to the Twin Towers

Rensselaer Library showcases paintings of Christine Herre

Rensselaer January, 2018Photo of the artist

Being artistic is “a gift” I was blessed with and my parents being artistic may have something to do with my enjoyment of art.

I was involved in art thru my school years. I’m a member of the Jasper County Art League.

Pottery, watercolors, acrylics, oils, colored pencils, leather, dried gourds are just a few mediums I have worked with. I’m always interested in trying something new.

In late 2015, I moved into my new studio, “Garden Edge Studio.” Here, I have been able to have painting workshops and other crafty classes.

Sewing, baking, gardening, are just some other interest of mine. We have 5 grandchildren and I hope to pass my love of art on to them. They enjoy doing projects in “the studio.”

Any questions, please contact me at 219-866-3339.

The artist with her works
Painting of I-65 going through windmills at night.

Wheatfield Library Displays Photography of Claudia Pletting

Wheatfield September, 2017Photo of the artist with photographs along the wall in the background

Seeing nature and other fascinating subjects through the eye of her camera lens, Claudia Pletting uses the power of photography as a means of expressing her love for nature, creating highly personal impressions from natural, everyday scenes through photography.

Interacting with other artists and combining her love and knowledge of photography with their expertise has given Claudia confidence and inspiration in looking at things through the eyes of her camera lens to provide a whole new perspective on the world around her, also expanding her artwork to include watercolors, enjoying their delicacy and transparency.

During the months of September and October, Claudia is sharing her art and photography by displaying pieces of her collection on the artwall of the Wheatfield Library. Don’t miss the opportunity to see Indiana in all its glory through the eyes of this talented artist.

If you have an art or photography collection that you would like to share with our community, visit or call the Wheatfield Library at 350 S Bierma St., Wheatfield, 219 956-3774.

Closeup of selected photographs, including green beans in jars and a lakeside

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.


Claudia at the golden gate

Claudia Pletting photos on display at Jasper County Public Library.

Claudia Pletting

My interest in art as a means of expression began with photography. Wherever I am, I look around and try to find subjects which are, to me, interesting and/or beautiful...different things at different times of the year. I always have my camera with me.


Jenny Pierson

Jenny Pierson displays photos in August

Jenny Pierson

Since the hot pink 110 camera I had at 8 years old I have been taking photographs. I was hooked. I loved that I could freeze a moment in time with just one click of the shutter. I went on in high school to learn the technical side of photography. I knew that I wanted to be a professional photographer and learn all I could about it.


Alan and Carol Hurley

Hurleys display their photography

Alan and Carol Hurley

Alan and Carol Hurley have a passion for photography and enjoy sharing their works with the community.