‘Tiny Art’ exhibit offers smaller art pieces for sale
Harrison County Arts and The Artisan Center are hosting a special exhibition of small scaled artworks during the holiday season, including paintings, ceramics/pottery, glass jewelry and wall hangings, hand-made mixed-media jewelry and mixed-media and hand-carved ornaments, bejeweled bookmarks, watercolors, photography and many other one-of-a-kind artist-created items.
Many Harrison County artists are represented in the exhibition and have produced works for sale to those who are looking for unique gifts or holiday enhancements for their homes.
“I make small copies because of price points that might be helpful, because some spaces are smaller and it helps this Dutchman fill a kiln more efficiently,” Carl DeGraff, a local potter, said about creating smaller clay items. “When I was doing shows on the road, I considered any sales of very small things to be gas money in case I did not sell the bigger things. One of the joys for a potter of small things is the fact that almost all of them are defect free and because I can take risks in construction and glazing that I cannot afford when dealing with larger pieces.”
DeGraff has both sculptural and functional ceramic pieces on exhibit.
Linda Shoults, former president of Harrison County Arts and recognized painter, explained her response to painting on a smaller scale.
“My feelings on painting small are this: I like the intimacy and spontaneity of small works,” she said. “They are usually painted in one session and express the thoughts and feelings of the moment. They require the viewer to come close and see the marks of the brush and, perhaps, feel what the artist felt while creating the work.”
Shoults has several small landscapes painted with oils on exhibit.
The Tiny Art exhibit will continue through Jan. 23.
The Artisan Center is located at 121 E. Chestnut St. in downtown Corydon. Hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 4 p.m., Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.