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The Teal Canary

Local art studio provides a place to create Writer / Michelle Kaufman Photographer / Amy Payne Amy Hommell has been working on her craft since childhood and opened an art studio in downtown Greenwood to provide a bigger space to share her love and passion for art with the community. She opened Teal Canary in 2013 after giving private art lessons for several years in her home. “I’ve always painted, I’ve always drawn, I’ve always been an artist my whole life,” Hommell says. “When I opened, I envisioned it to be a space for me to do my art and ...

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Art Appreciation While Getting an Oil Change

Writer  /  Stephanie Duncan Public art and oil changes are two things that don’t normally go together, but that’s exactly what Jiffy Lube of Indianapolis and Department of Public Words are planning – community involvement through art. It’s hard to drive through Indianapolis without seeing the positive messages from Department of Public Words. The big, positive “You are beautiful” phrase adorns many buildings around Indianapolis, including the Murphy Building in Fountain Square.  Jiffy Lube of Indiana and Department of Public Words might seem like an unlikely pairing, but owner Steve Sanner is passionate about the communities that his business are ...

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Noblesville Mural is Turning Heads

Writer / Pat Carlini Photographer /  Brian Brosmer A new mural painted on the side of an historic building in downtown Noblesville is attracting a lot of attention! The whimsical, Tim Burton-esque painting dotted with puffy clouds is instantly recognized by many as the work of local and internationally renowned artist Gabriel Lehman. The artist spent three days on scaffolding in late August — during the hottest week of the summer — to paint the mural on the FF&S building at 44 S. 8th Street in Hipstoric Noblesville. “It turned out great!” says Economic Development Specialist Alaina Shonkwiler who worked ...

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