Flory Phillips grew up in Hendricks County. She studied art with a private studio and attended Indiana University.
Flory enjoys people, art and entertaining. Put those three together and you have Paint and Sip. What is Paint and Sip?
It's a fun social event at the Gallery on the Square. Painters enjoy sipping their favorite beverage as they create their own work of art.
Flory guides the group with step-by-step instructions to re-create the featured painting of the day.
A little nervous. Don't be. Flory makes painting easy and exciting as you connect with your inner artsy side. No Experience. No problem. At the end of the event, you take home a beautiful piece of art that was you created!.
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"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced." -Vincent van Gogh
I began my jewelry making journey due to a high stress job environment. Needing a creative release, I called the local museum in Racine, Wisconsin where I lived at the time, and asked what classes they had available. Lapidary was the one I chose. The instructor included turning your newly created polished stone into a piece of jewelry. So my obsession with stones, metal, beads, and wire began. After many stops, starts and moves, I have finally turned it into my passion.
Working in the creative design industry for 20+ years has helped in developing an eye for upcycling spent bullet casings into statement pieces. I also enjoy the medival armor making technique of chainmaille and use that when possible in my pieces. Each piece is one of a kind for the person that wants to make a subtle statement.
As a retired internal medicine physician, I practiced at American Network in Avon for 21 years. I joined the gallery in 2014 and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Frequently I am really amazed at the talent in Hendricks County.
I have been painting since I was a preteen. My mother was a wonderful landscape artist in oils and encouraged my creative expression.
My first medium was watercolor and worked in this exclusively for probably five years. I added acrylics next and in the last five years I have really enjoyed working in pastels. This is my current “artistic phase.”
My travel to Italy and relationship with an art gallery owner have inspired me to continue. Art is my stress reducer and I really need it. I have told people if I get cranky, just stick a sock in my mouth and a paintbrush in my hand, and I will be happy.
The desire to make and create things has been with me for as long as I can remember. I have many loves in my life and they all inspire me to create and to reach for higher branches. Most definitely, my dogs are the inspiration and the drive behind wanting to create pet oriented artwork. Volunteering with a local dog rescue has changed my life over the last few years.The group has brought my current two loves, Marmalade and Freeway, and also widened my heart for all creatures canine. Recently, my personal life has allowed me to learn what joy it is living with felines (Joplin ,Zelda, and Nimbus) – never ending entertainment! The interaction between the dogs and the cats, well, it’snever boring! Most designs can be personalizedby changing to specific colors, adding names or even your photos. All of my designs are printed locally on quality paper. I want to branch out into other materials for printing and other mediums, so keep your eyes open as you may see some changes soon. Three of my most popular designs are the paw heart, the four seasons trees and the snowpawman and they really sum up my love of dogs, trees and Winter – it’s who I am. You can find TJ Graham Art on Facebook @ tjgrahamart.I provide event information, shows and photos of new designs.
Donna Nolan-Sanders in one of the managers of the gallery. She is well known around the city for her realistic oil painting and her unique talent of speed painting.
My paintings are from nature, photographs or just fun ideas I have with real scenes, with added whimsy. My favorites are my acrylic collages which have won many awards, including one from Robert Indiana. My jewelry is a potpourri of styles and materials. I have taken many jewelry classes including one on "found objects"
Marti McCoy has been concentrating on watercolor for the last 20 years, since her retirement from teaching Art in the Danville Public Schools. She is now teaching about three 8 week series, every year, at the Gallery, for adults, entitled Sharing the Secrets of Watercolor.
Her own paintings are bright and often whimsical. Subject matter is often children or animals, although she still loves painting still life or flowers occasionally, just for the satisfaction. If you wonder what might have inspired any work of hers, just turn it over, as she usually writes a little about the evolution of the painting on the back. This habit began during her post retirement job at Turtlecreek Pottery, a part of the Workshops of David T. Smith in Ohio, where she often wrote a comment or two on the back of her pottery. These museum-quality redware reproductions of 18th century pottery still occasionally show up on E-Bay.
Marti has degrees centered around art education from both DePauw and Indiana University, and more than 40 hours beyond her Masters in various fields of Art. She is a retired Docent at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and has had professional work in Hoosier Salon, Indiana State Fair, Clayfest, and many Hendricks County Fairs.
Shirley Adams began her career as a university professor at Ball State (IN), where she created the Fashion Merchandising degree within the School of Business. Following that, she created The Sewing Connection the internationally acclaimed PBS television series, then the award winning Alternative Pattern system. She shares her joy of the art of designing and creating garments that fit the artist and survive the quickly changing winds of fashion.
Sue is an accomplished artist. Her education includes, Franklin College, Franklin IN, B.A in Art, M.A. E in Art Education from Herron School of Art. Her experience includes teaching art sice 1976. She is co-owner of Glass Design Studio specializing in custom designs, fired glass painting and Patede Verne. Exhibitions include, Penrod Society Art Fair, Broad Ripple Art Fair, Hoosier Salon, Broad Ripple Gallery. She has also been in the recipient of the Eli Lilly Creativity Grant in 2003 and 2011.
After a lifetime of sewing & counted cross-stitching, she began quilting in 2007 when she took a beginners class in quilting at The Stitching Nook in Richmond. After the first lesson she was hooked by the geometric patterns, colors, and wonderful fabrics. Her work has won blue ribbons, Best of Show, Grand Champion, and Visitor’s Choice ribbons at the Mooreland Free Fair, the Franklin County Quilt Show in Brookville, the Metamora Quilt Show and the Wayne County Extension Homemakers Quilt Show. She has also exhibited at the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show in Bloomington.
In addition to her bed quilts and wall hangings, she makes other items including baby quilts, cloth baby books, baby toys, purses, aprons, and baby bibs. She also takes custom assignments.
Linda retired from Crown Hill Cemetery and learning to paint with watercolors was at the top of her bucket list. I began taking classes with Marti McCoy in the spring of 2015. I hadn't painted any type of pictures for 50 years (high school). I love learning and am blessed to be part of the Gallery on the Square. My favorite subjects are the children in the family and animals.
I’ve had a passion for art my whole life. I started working with ceramics 37 years ago. I started my business Barnyard Crafts over 17 years ago. Now I get to create items in my own studio and share them with you!vI've studied ceramics in numerous studios in Indiana. I've attended workshops at Arrowmont School of Craft in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. I've attended pottery classes at The Indianapolis Art Center (IAC) in Broad Ripple for several years. I'm a volunteer assistant with kids classes and studio monitor at IAC and a volunteer at Arrowmont. I have also worked with wood crafts and painting on canvas. I've had the pleasure of taking classes and teaching classes in both tole painting on wood and painting on canvas. Over the years I have participated in a number of crafts fairs. Pieces of my pottery have been and still are on display at the IAC. I've had success selling a few pieces through IAC. My merchandise is for sale in six retail locations across Indiana and two in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.