Woman seeks to create artists' hub


Janet Hanley (back) gives Indianapolis resident Linda Popp tips on how to paint Betty Boop. Hanley, who hopes to open an art studio in New Palestine, encourages her students to paint their own interests. (Maribeth Vaughn / Daily Reporter)

NEW PALESTINE — The one lesson that has stuck with Janet Hanley’s art students more than anything:

“It’s just paint.”

As valuable to life as it is to canvas, Hanley’s students say now is the time for that lesson to be spread to more students. They’re hoping Hanley’s dream of opening an arts and crafts hub in New Palestine becomes a reality.

Hanley, 47, launched a campaign on kickstarter.com to open Art and Other Things, a business that would bring artists together to teach and market their talents.

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