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Artistic Designs Gallery

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Art Students Showcase Art and Awards from Hendricks County 4H and Indiana State Fairs

Student Teacher Art Show Postcard

The exhibit showcases the artwork of both children and adults that have taken art classes at Artistic Designs Gallery and the awards they have been honored with. Fabric and Fiber Artist Marci Alvis-Slinski has encouraged her adult Crewel Embroidery students to enter the Hendricks County 4H Fair for many years. This year at the 4H Fair, her students Denise Mattox won Grand Champion and Lou Ann Tomlinson won Reserve Champion. Debbie Dillow, who won Grand Champion last year, entered her work in the Indiana State Fair and received a First Place ribbon. Wendy Kooken won a First Place  in the Illinois State Fair last year and a Second Place this year. 

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Inspired by Alvis-Slinski and encouraged by adult student Ron Richbourg, artists Laura Tesdahl and Mandelyn Bouso invited students in their art classes to enter the Hendricks County 4H Fair. To their delight 8 of the 9 entered received First Place ribbons. Joanna Evanich received Grand Champion and Mindy Kirkeiner won Reserve Champion. Alyssa Koczan and Katie Oppy took First Place and Honors ribbons in 4H. Two of the art students went on to the Indiana State Fair.  Alyssa Koczan received a Third Place ribbon and Honorable Mention and Joanna Evanich won a First Place Ribbon.

Ron Richbourg,  won a second place ribbon at the Hendricks County 4H Fair. Ron was an inspiring gentleman who had drawn passionately in private for years. This past year his family signed him up for an adult art class at the gallery where he enthusiastically absorbed new knowledge and worked diligently to master each technique. Ron had a great spirit about him, a spirit that inspired the gallery to enter his artwork in his honor after he passed away this spring.

The gallery will celebrate the accomplishments of their art students in an all day Artists Reception on Saturday September 17th from 11am-5pm. Stop in to enjoy the exhibit and inquire about art classes for all ages. To find out more about our classes see the art lessons menu at the top of the page.