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A step-by-step instructed workshop for constructing stylish and unique wood decor projects from raw materials to final product! You will go home with a handmade, by you, piece of home decor!
Cardinal Stage produces high-quality professional theater that engages audiences and strengthens the cultural, educational and economic vibrancy of South Central Indiana. As a dynamic professional theater, Cardinal Stage is essential to the region for its creative, inspiring and affordable programming.
My artistic goal has been to create images that uplift the spirit and make visual music which sings to the soul. I enjoy every aspect of what ever I am working on. I also enjoy acting as a creative coach for youth and adults and facilitating their process through private classes and group explorations. My art is in private and public collectionsas well as in my Patricia’s Wellness Arts Cafe and By Hand Gallery. “Peace Words”, an open book, hangs in the Indiana University Fine Arts Library as part of their extensive artist books collection. As a Reiki Master Practitioner, Spiritual Healer, Prayer Shaman and Teacher, I see clients by appointment and teach individuals, families and children by arrangement. I use my understandings of Energy Medicine into all that I create through art or spoken word. I am a resource for those seeking to explore more joy, creative mindfulness through play and using tools to support healing intentionally through relaxation, releasing and restoration. I have been working in and exploring this area since the 1970’s.My personal work in this time is to crafting a more peaceful and sustainable world. A long term project whose parts have ebbed and flowed is my work with the non-profit resource Green Dove Network, Inc., the umbrella for Local Food Bloomington and the Indiana Holistic Health Network
Our goal is to provide a venue for the finest in artistic and functional, handcrafted works of art. Visit with us and see the latest in contemporary styles of local, regional, and national artwork. Oils and watercolors, ceramics, semi-precious stone jewelry, wood and leather craft, just to name a few of mediums you will find as you wend your way through The Venue!
I think my paintings could be called “haunted realism.” I intend the spirits of the land and the plants to be felt in the experience of the paintings. This speaks from an older, more “primitive” view of the world, where everything is known to be alive and possessing spirit and consciousness. I think as young children, we all experience the world in this way.I want my paintings to be an antidote to a culture where nothing is sacred. I hope my paintings help the viewer connect to the beautiful, abundant life spirit around and within us.
I currently work in three different painting styles. Endlessly intrigued with nature, the focus of much of my paintings has been local birds and vegetation. My work is influenced by classes taken with several Chinese artists. The use of the bamboo brush and minimal brush strokes lends itself to the freshness of the subject. I continue to explore the fluidity of watercolor and strive to capture the energy of nature’s ever changing imagery.I also enjoy doing musician gesture drawings. These are done while listening to live performances so that the music influences the lines. I do many sketches in order to accomplish my goal of expressing the most with the least amount of line.Recently I’m returning to abstracts. Using acrylic paint as a medium, I spend a lot of attention mixing the colors while referring to color combinations in nature. Then with careful manipulation, sometimes only using my hands, I allow the paint to pool and flow creating the natural abstractions. Frequently I find some of the most exciting areas to be rather small, so photograph and enlarge the area creating new compositions.Though these three styles appear very different, they are similar in that I am trying to capture the energy of the moment.Commissions are welcomed.
Matthew Gordon Levandoski is a Fine Art Photographer living and working in Bloomington, Indiana, by way of Kelwood, Manitoba, Canada. He is nationally and internationally published in print, web and book form, as well as having been commisioned for musical album liner notes. His aspirations are to always stretch the borders of creativity within his medium and push the limits of ideas. Commisions for private collectors.
I am a “people person” and love Nature. I love to share my love of the Divine Creative. My art takes me in a variety of directions. I love paper, printmaking, and painting. But, I also enjoy the camera and have studied photography. Therefore, I find that I create in a number of veins. I create in collage, watercolor and incorporate many printmaking techniques. I live in rural Indiana and love the landscape. Many of my paintings are a reflection of places and times of the year. Much of my work is watercolor. I am a Signature member of the Bloomington Watercolor Society and the Watercolor Society of Indiana.I am a retired Art teacher, and I have found myself still wanting to guide others~ now I am placing my focus on women and helping them midwife their own discovery of the “face of their Guide” through a process called “The Art of Allowing”. I am working with women one-on-one. If this intrigues you, please contact me.Some bodies of my work I call inner landscapes. In these pieces, I work abstractly with handmade papers from my own studio and from around the world, creating collages with printing techniques and found objects. I have been working with Mandalas for decades, and I am available to work with you to create a “personal mandala”. Many of my pieces are available as giclee prints in a variety of sizes. Cards are also available in 2 sizes.
Internationally known, Bloomington-based artist Jennifer Garant’s work expresses the exuberance and joy found in a life lived to the fullest.Jennifer’s work has been commissioned by collectors around the world, from public and private organizations to corporations and celebrities, and has been shown and collected by galleries throughout the U.S. and Canada. Her signature chefs have been distributed world-wide on a wide variety of licensed products for the home.