Throughout the year, we showcase emerging and established artists in curated, juried, and solo exhibitions.
September 22 - October 27, 2017
Where Shall We Now Roam
Curated by Julie Wall and Daniel Dienelt
We have always used nature as an inspiration for each of our work. After co-curating Dirt in Our Hands at Jennifer Ford Gallery in 2016 we were anxious to gather another group of artists together for a similar show. The question Where Shall We Now Roam is something we began to ask ourselves. Areas become more and more populated and polluted pushing the more natural environment outward while other once densely populated urban cities become taken over by nature again. Watching the way our environment is always having to adapt and change to fit our needs is something that is both fascinating and humbling. We are exploring the science and implications behind the social and biological changes our environment is currently facing in addition to our present global state. This is a broad topic that all comes back to the question Where Shall We Now Roam?
-Daniel Dienelt & Julie Wall
This exhibition will feature Ethan Ross, Erik Howard, Karla Yauchler, Andrew Dubach, Heather Miller, Anna Buckner, Erin Patton, Amanda Joseph, Eric Stine, David Birkey, Marie Gardeski, and Derek Decker.
Jason A. Mowry: The Fox and The Man at the Door
An illustrated collection of Aesop’s Fables
Inspired by the stories he reads, and the people and times that surround him, Jason's work blends myth and personal narrative to speak to the larger collective narrative. Jason grew up between the art museums and comic book shops, combining the rhythms of each to walk the line between formal art and the fantastic. Having attended The Columbus College of Art and Design, Jason calls Ohio home where he keeps a studio, his stacks of books, and a rich circle of friends and family.
Steve Shelby: Soft Forms in Hard Metal
Steve Shelby has been working with metal since the early 1970’s. Shelby received an art degree with a concentration in jewelry and metalsmithing from Ball State University. All of his art is three-dimensional, hammered out from flat sheet. The beautiful forms, inspired mostly from nature, take precedence over everything else, and surface adornment and fine detail is kept to a minimum. Shelby does his work in an unassuming little wooden building out in the country near South Whitley, Indiana, where he can work undisturbed, and there are no neighbors close enough to be disturbed by the noise of his hammering. Although he has done some production work, he prefers making one-of- a-kind pieces, always pushing himself to explore new creative territory.
November 3 - December 8, 2017
Lisa Walcott is a Midwest based artist. She received her MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook
Academy of Art in 2010, and has since created and exhibited her work nationally including
Land of Tomorrow in Louisville, KY, ACRE Projects in Chicago, IL , The Urban Institute for
Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, MI and The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum in East
Lansing, MI. Her work grapples with and makes light of the perils of daily life using kinetic
sculpture, installation, drawing and photography.
Justin Johnson: Eulogies of Unrest
Justin Johnson is the gallery director for the University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts – Fort Wayne, IN (2002-present). He holds both a BA (Fine/Commercial Art) and MA (Studio Art – Drawing) from the University of Saint Francis. He exhibits his work regionally and has had major exhibitions of his works at Wabash College (IN), Defiance College (OH), Adrian College (MI), Grace College (IN), Goshen College (IN), Manchester University (IN), and University of Saint Francis (IN). He also has had his work presented at Artlink Contemporary Gallery (AVA Award Winner, Midwest Regional Award Winner), Castle Gallery Fine Art, Crestwoods Gallery, First Presbyterian Gallery, and the Garrett Museum of Art.His work is represented by Crestwoods Gallery, Roanoke, IN.
January 5 - February 9, 2018
Artlink Regional Exhibition
Artlink is pleased to present the return of the Regional Exhibition. This juried exhibition will feature artists from the Midwest states of Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and Kentucky working in a variety of artistic mediums.
This exhibition highlights the diverse artistry found in the Midwest Region and provides artists the opportunity to share their studio practice.
Pictured: Ashley Beatty