May 14, 2013

Students in the Carmi drawing and illustration II and special topics in art classes displayed their beautiful artwork for family and friends on May 2, at the SIC White County Center in Carmi.  The classes were offered throughout the fall and spring semesters, and students worked with a variety of mediums including acrylic painting, pastels, pen and ink, and graphite pencil.  Students chose some of their favorite pieces to exhibit, which are listed by artist’s name and title of work:

Martha Goin: “Serenity” and “Rustic”; Dee Ann Maurer: “The Sea,” “Fishing Boy,” and “Cold Morning”;  Kathy Defur: “The Farm,” “Turner,” “Kadence,” and “Jolene”; Peggy Phillips: “Eagle on Branch” and “Boy on Dock”;  Shirley Wilson: “Sunset”; Barbara Martin: “Jeffery” and “Cindy”; Leroy Sneed: “Old Schoolhouse” and “Old Barn”; Vicki Stockhowe: “Feathers,” “Spring Mill,” and “Creature Feature”; Ellen Bratcher: “Summertime,” and “My Best Friend”; Carole Davidson: “Old Barn,” “Barn,” and “Tiger”; Diane Demarcus: “Old Schoolhouse”; Pat Midkiff: “Gorilla,” Windmill,” and “Old Mill”; Jan Cleveland: “Clematis” and “Poppies”; Ja’nice McKinney: “Willows by Water”; Diana Powell: “Kelsey”; Sue Higginson: “Fall Scene”; Clyde Brown: “Farmhouse and Barn,” “Eagle,” “Corn Mill,” and “Temple”; Erica Zieren: “Butterfly” and “Poppies”; Joyce Masser: “My Hats,” “Gecko,” and “Granddaughters”; and Nancy Kuhnert: “Poppies.” Also included in the art show was a picture of an old mill which was projected on a large screen and then painted by each student to reflect his or her individual style.

Anyone interested in joining the drawing and illustration or acrylic painting class is welcome to stop by the Carmi campus located at 1700 College Ave. or call 382-8869 for more information.  The instructor for the classes is artist Stephanie Fortner, who graduated from Vanderbilt-Peabody University with a Masters in the art field.  She greatly enjoys sharing her talents and helping her students develop theirs by working with the classes on a group basis and also by providing individual instruction. 

Drawing and painting classes for fall semester begin Aug. 21 and 22.  Seats are available for the Wednesday afternoon drawing and illustration class, which meets from 1:00-3:00 p.m., and the Thursday evening painting class, which meets from 5:30-7:30 p.m.   No art experience is required, and beginners are always welcome.  Students pay a fee for the class, but tuition is waived for in-district residents who are 62 and older.