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Daily from September 8, 2014 until October 18, 2014
Location: Arts Place Blackford County Arts Center, 107 West Washington Street, Hartford City, Indiana
Arts Place Blackford County Arts Center welcomes everyone to visit the newest art exhibit, titled “Caught in the Civil War, featuring portraits of Civil War re-enactors. Painted by Frankfort, Indiana artist, Daniel Driggs, the exhibit will be on display September 8 through October 18, 2014. Arts Place Blackford County Arts Center is located at 107 West Washington Street, Harford City, Indiana. Hours of operation are Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00-7:00 p.m., and every second Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Driggs graduated from Hastings College in Nebraska with a BS degree in Art and Art Education. He painted, taught, and exhibited his art work for 18 years. In 1989 he decided to take a sabbatical from his artwork to study the Lordship of Jesus in his life. Driggs became a pastor for 18 years before he began his artwork journey once again.
Driggs says “whether painting landscape, still life or portrait, I would classify my work as illustrative. I do not see artists as being truly creative. God is the only true creator. To create is to make something out of nothing. Only God has that ability. The artist moves or manipulates material (paint, clay, metal, etc.) to form an object that moves the emotions of the viewer.
For nearly two years I have been fascinated with painting historical re-enactors. I try to move beyond a typical portrait or paint the character being portrayed by the re-enactor. This often involves getting to know the person, how they began re-enacting, and what role they are filling within their “alter-ego.” It is an insight into the world as it has been shaped by the personalities of great and small people, often living in difficult circumstances, but rising to do a great part to make our lives what they are today.”
For more information about this exhibit contact Leslie Newton at email@example.com, Tisha Trice at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 765-348-4154.
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