Here is a sneak peek at my solo show in the Arts Illiana Community Outreach Gallery at Corporate Square in Terre Haute, Indiana.
A total 22 pieces are featured on both levels of this open entryway to the complex on Ohio Boulevard. Several have received awards and honors at local, regional and national juried shows.
The COG is managed by River City Art Association of which I have been a member since January 2013, when my professional artistic journey began in Indiana and Illinois.
In the beginning my shows featured representational photographic images. To set my artistic license apart from contributions by other artists in the Wabash Valley, my focus shifted to creating one-of-a-kind photography-based abstractions from my photographic images.
Since I am not a professional photographer, this shift to expressionism is now my passion with an occasional “happy accident” in realism.
Search the categories at the top of this post to see examples of my artwork featured in this show as well as other shows since I started my website Sheila T Illustrated in October 2011.
Aging with a flourish: “Rose” of Clay County is one of several young-at-heart in the Wabash Valley who refuse to let a slower gait and aging eyesight keep them from seeking amusement or social companionship. “Rose” never learned how to drive, has macular degeneration in one eye, and walks with a cane, but looks forward to karaoke nights and joining like-minded gadabouts on day trips and weekend getaways with a Terre Haute travel company. On this day last June, the septuagenarian boarded the Belle of Cincinnati at Newport, Ky., for a two-hour dinner cruise on the Ohio River.
“Rose,” color print, chosen Overall Winner in Aging in the Wabash Valley photo competition at Indiana State University; winners announced at March 27 reception and exhibit in Hulman Memorial Student Union on ISU campus. Local contest and exhibit in conjunction with appearance and photography exhibit, “Aging Across America,” by Dr. Jeffrey M. Levine. “Rose” is part of permanent exhibit in College of Nursing, Health and Human Services (the Arena) on ISU campus; will be on display in May at Community Theatre of Terre Haute; also to be featured in April-June issue of Arts Illiana’s Spectrum magazine.