January 14 through February 26, 2022
Opening Reception: January 14, 2022 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Please join us for our first exhibit of the new year featuring artist Kit Miracle. Kit is the former Director of Jasper Community Arts. Her studio is on a small farm in Southern Indiana. Most people consider Miracle to be a painter, but she is much more than that. Miracle says, “I’m a storyteller. I don’t use words to tell my stories. My tools are paint, canvas, and paper. I use them to convey my stories with a depth that words cannot reach”.
The exhibit will include paintings from her Intimate Spaces: Breaking Bread Series as well as other paintings showcasing scenes from Southern Indiana. This series depicts people eating, both together and alone. Again, they often assume that no one can see them. From the lonely diner in a fast-food restaurant with a sign urging him to “JOIN” the team, to a late-night group of teens, reminiscent of Hopper’s Nighthawks. One painting, After the Dinner Party, only suggests that guests have been there, a nod to the pandemic. Each painting has a story, and Miracle enjoys creating a series. She feels “a series helps me to drill deeper into a subject and explore it from many angles”.. Kit is a contemporary impressionist. Her work is characterized by capturing the feelings of the scenes with thick brush strokes, colors placed adjacent to each other rather than mixed on the palette, common-place subject matter, and asymmetrical compositions. Her bold style aims to draw the viewer to visually participate in the artistic process. A professional artist for over 35 years, Kit has had numerous solo, and group exhibits regional and nationally.
“Small Art” is an exhibit featuring the work of regional artists. We have gifts for everyone from $2 to $2000. The exhibit features artists: Larry Beisler, Brian Jones, Linda Shoults, Cheryl Barnett, Carl DeGraaf, Chad Balster, Kit Miracle, John Begley, Kevin and Rick Schultz, Rob Robey, Angie Wolf, Winnie Harrison, Kimara Wilhite, Loraine Hughes, David Black, Wende and on Cudmore and many more.
Richard E. Leep was a long time artist-member of Harrison County Arts. Richard moved on to his heavenly studio on January 28, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Richard’s role as a landscaper for almost 40 years fueled his passion for nature, the focus of much of his creative work. He was a proficient landscape artist, which he exhibited extensively, and for which he won numerous awards. Later in his creative life, Richard began exploring abstraction and the Steampunk aesthetic, combining paint, machine parts, cogs, dolls, and rivets on canvas and other three-dimensional objects.