First Posted: 7/13/2012 8:02:53 AM | Last Updated: 7/13/2012 8:03:22 AM
WEST LAFAYETTE – Adena Vanderwielen, who makes wearable art, and Wendy Zhang, who creates Chinese watercolors, are among the first-time participants at “Art on the Wabash, a Local Artists’ Fair,” to be held Sunday, Sept. 16, at Tapawingo Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“Both art forms are a first to the fair, and welcome additions, expanding the variety,” said Beverly Shaw, Art on the Wabash committee chair.
Others debuting at Art on the Wabash are Pete Brown, mixed media; April Johnson, jewelry; painters Mitchell Austin Schuring and Dennis Wischmeier; and photographer Rona Schwarz.
“Visitors can count on seeing new items from returning artists, too, because this fair attracts entrants who continually pursue new art forms and creative expression,” Shaw said.
Participation in the juried fair is open to artists living in 15 Indiana counties. This year, artists from Benton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe and White counties were selected by juror Craig Hadley, curator of exhibitions and university collections at DePauw University. He’s a graduate of Beloit College with a master’s from the University of Missouri, St. Louis.
Returning artists include painters Rebecca Brody and Alice Harpel; jewelry designers Lisa Hopkins, Rebecca Minniear, Joanne Kuhn Titolo and Deborah Waymire; and photographer J. Michael Brooks.
Participating potters are Coal Creek Clay, Mary Firestone, Scott Frankenberger, Nancy Grenard, Gail Johnston, Diana May, Angi Peterson, Roberta Schonemann and Angela Vinson.
Exhibiting glassworkers are Deb Achgill, Kathryn Bodine, Sharon Owens, Beverly Skinner and Lisa Walsh; and mixed media artists are EB Bead and Metal Works and Becky Chapman. Others are woodworkers Phil Conlon and William Krug; Donna Leuck, sculpture from re-used items; and Craig Whitten, various forms.
Now in its seventh year, Art on the Wabash is presented by the City of West Lafayette with assistance from Tippecanoe Arts Federation and sponsorship funding from KitchenArt, The Store for Cooks.