Regional Masters Exhibit
Works by Constance Edwards Scopelitis adorn the South Foyer. Touted as one of the 'exceptional' artists of 2010 by Studio Visit Magazine, painter Constance Edwards Scopelitis began her career studying under American figurative painting legend Isabel Bishop, and continued her study alongside other notable figurative painters such as David Leffel and Peter Cox. Thrice given the nod by American Art Collector, Scopelists was also chosen, along with 24 other international artists, to attend an exclusive fellowship invitational in Holland in 2010. Scopelitis' mediums of choice are oil on linen or charcoal on paper, and she specializes in contemporary figurative works. Her fine art education at Indiana University and the Art Students League in New York served as the foundation for these accolades along with museum exhibits and notable corporate collections.
Around the corner through the West Foyer hangs work by master screenprinter, Walter Knabe, who was chosen in 2010 as the official artist of the Indianapolis 500. His name is also synonymous with artistic luxury, as evidenced by his 2011 selection as the 'Legend IN Design' and the worldwide demand for his hand-created wall coverings and fabrics. Knabe received his formal education at Columbia and at the University of Wisconsin, Madison; he has since taught at the University of Wisconsin, as well as teaching at New York University, the School of Design, and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Knabe's works have been exhibited in the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Art Museum, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and the Richmond Museum of Art, among other venues. His creations are in the homes and offices of film, sports and music legends.
Adjoining the West Foyer in the London Room are works by Lois Main Templeton. Twice showcased in the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Lois Main Templeton creates vibrant combinations of contemporary art and poetry. Templeton moved to the Midwest from California in the 1970s and decided to further her arts education at the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis; she graduated magna cum laude a few years later at the age of fifty-three. Templeton's specialty is abstract paintings done in oil on paper, but she also makes use of acrylics, charcoal and other mediums as well. Her works have been seen nationwide, with solo exhibits in seven states, exhibits in four museums. Additionally, she recently received the NUVO Lifetime Achievement Award as a part of the Cultural Vision Awards; these awards have for more than ten years been long-standing, and recognize outstanding individuals who bring originality, creativity and innovation to the city of Indianapolis as a whole.
Don't forget to request a guided tour of these celebrated works with an Art Ambassador by dialing '0' or visiting the Concierge in the main lobby.
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