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Art at the Library

The Jasper County Public Library provides limited space at each of our locations for display of original works of art and crafts, as well as display of private collections. These exhibits, as approved by library staff, are encouraged as a cultural expression of local community activity.

For more information, please read our Art Exhibit and Display Case Use Policy. Or stop in or call with questions.

Cosplay display at Wheatfield Library through August

Wheatfield July, 2018Photo of artist Autumn Fagenbaum in front of her costumes.

Creative costuming is a passion for Autumn Fagenbaum, and one that she credits for gaining confidence enough to conquer her stage fright and helping her to create a new circle of friends who share her love of costume design.

Autumn is 20 years old, a resident of Wheatfield and works part-time at the DeMotte and Wheatfield Libraries. During the months of July and August, the Wheatfield Library is proud to display Autumn’s costume collection on the library’s artwall.

‘Cosplay’ is the art of creating costumes that are replicas of favorite characters from books, movies, comics, anime or podcasts. Autumn creates her costumes from left over fabric, bedsheets and curtains or recycles old clothing, and applies duct tape or other materials as embellishments to the costumes that she crafts. Costumes that have been crafted may then be entered in competitions. Autumn has placed on several occasions in these Cosplay competitions.

Autumn is also interested in photography and multi-media art.

Don’t miss the opportunity to stop in the library this summer and check out this awesome display of imagination and color! If you have a photography or art collection that would be appropriate to share with the community, contact the Wheatfield Library at 956-3774.


Abbie Parmele charms with Simple Elegance display of found object art at Rensselaer Library

Rensselaer June, 2018Photo of the artist by several of her metal collages

Intriguing, exciting, fun are just a few words to describe the small in size but large in expression collages. For the viewers eye, they are meant to be enlightening and to spark an interest as to what makes up the intricate but sleek design.

Simple Elegance is a collection of contemporary collages that reflects the beauty of smaller but unique pieces of metal, paper, beads, fused glass or other objects that relate to the design.

All collages are for sale. Contact the artist at 219-863-3559.

Abbie's "Healing Art Studio and Upstairs Gallery" is located at 112 W. Washington in downtown Rensselaer above Clauss Bakery and Cafe. You are welcome to visit.

Photo of six inch silver frame with an arranged silver piece within.

Wheatfield Library showcases artwork of Sasha Hachlica

Wheatfield May, 2018Photo of the artist

Painting, taking care of her animals and enjoying time with friends are just a few of Sasha Hachlica’s interests. Sasha is 17 years old and has ambitions of becoming a veterinarian when she graduates from KV High School. Sasha’s love for art began with sketching in charcoal pencil, and developed into a love for painting with acrylics.

During the months of May & June, some of Sasha’s artwork will be featured on the art wall of the Wheatfield Library at 350 S Bierma St., Wheatfield. Come enjoy the variety of colors and landscapes painted by this very talented member of our community.

If you have a photography or art collection that you would like to share by displaying it on the library’s artwall, contact the Wheatfield Library at 219 956-3774.

Painting by Sasha Hachlica
Photos on display at the Wheatfield Library

Anthony Stickels

Anthony Stickels art at Rensselaer

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.


Black and White photo of the artist

Wheatfield Library presents NWI artist Joshua D. Smith

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.


Doris Myers displays art at Wheatfield Library

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.


Wheatfield Library Displays Photography Collection of 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.

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 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

“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

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

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 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.