GREENFIELD — Local artist Joan Webb has her work displayed in a variety of exhibits across Indiana. Here are five things to know about the multi-talented artist.
1. She’s based in Greenfield:
Webb, 65, is one of the Artists Upstairs, located on the second floor of the Creative Arts and Event Center, 2 W. Main, Greenfield. She shares her studio with husband Jim Webb, who does woodworking.
2. Her work is part of an official bicentennial project:
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200: Threads of Time is a state-sanctioned bicentennial project celebrating the state’s 200th birthday. Webb has four multimedia fiber art pieces in the exhibit, which is being conducted through July 30 at Fishers City Hall, 1 Municipal Drive, Fishers.
3. One of her quilts will be displayed at the Indianapolis Museum of Art:
A juried exhibition of approximately 27 small-scale contemporary quilts inspired by Marie Webster quilts will be on display. The exhibition is organized in conjunction with “A Joy Forever: Marie Webster Quilts,” on display in the Gerald and Dorit Paul galleries through Jan. 8, 2017.
Studio Art Quilt Associates members from Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Iowa, Minnesota and Tennessee were invited to submit work that is inspired by early 20th century quilts designed and made by Indiana native Marie Daugherty Webster. The artists were encouraged to create quilts that reflect the times and circumstances of the early 21st century.
A free panel discussion featuring several artists in the exhibition is planned for June 23.
4. She’s multi-talented:
In addition to being a fiber artist, Webb is also a bookmaker. Several of her books are on display in the library of the Indiana University Bloomington School of Art and Design. One, called “Colors of my Life,” features miniature books that fit into a watercolor paints tin.
5. She hasn’t stopped learning:
Webb, who earned a nursing degree from Indiana University, took advantage of Ivy Tech Community College’s free courses for students 60 and older and earned a degree in fine arts from the school. She is in the process of earning a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the Herron School of Art at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.