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Dorrell Harrison, Barn Mill Plaques

Dorrel Harrison is a true country artist. His work creating hand-crafted barn plaques have earned him some regional and even national attention. Harrison is a retired educator and photographer who moved to Southern Indiana from in New York, where he Read more >

Great Art, Great Price

Indiana’s rural landscape inspires Mishawaka artist Laurie Balla. She grew up in the country surrounded by “cornstalks, woods and wildflowers.” Using watercolor on canvas because of the “infinite possibilities” it provides, she masterfully captures the rich beauty found in nature. Read more >

Indiana Artisan: Carolyn Madvig, Sleeping Dogs Studio

Carolyn Madvig, of Sleeping Dogs Studio in Bloomington (Monroe County), is a mixed media master. Whether it’s wooden boxes, jewelry holders, or even picture frames, Carolyn creates these gorgeous one-of-a-kind keepsakes. She uses everyday elements, like leaves, fibers, or historical Read more >

Indiana Artisan: Chris Gustin, Homestead Weaving Studio

In 2008, Brown County weaver, Chris Gustin, was chosen as an Indiana Artisan for her fiber and textile work in weaving handwoven rugs from recycled material. Although her piece, a Moebius Shawl (that’s Möbius for you German speakers), was the Read more >

Sampling Good Art, Food & Shopping in Wayne County

Last week I took a couple of hours to meander my way home from work, from Richmond in the most eastern edge of Wayne County, to Hagerstown in the northwest corner. I made a few stops to pick up items Read more >