Stop by the Wells Community Cultural Center beginning June 3 to view works from the Jasper County Art League, Jimmy Ramos, and Chanel Beebe! Galleries are open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.
Jasper County Art League
Shadows; An Exhibit by Members of the Jasper County Art League
One of the first exercises for a new art student is to create a pencil drawing of an egg. The exercise teaches new students how to create shadows to suggest the oval shape of the egg. Shadows suggest the depth of scenes and the shapes of objects. Shadows can sometimes be the dominant character of a work, as in chiaroscuro paintings like those of Caravaggio and Rembrandt. The contrast between dark and light create a sense of mystery and drama.

The Jasper County Art League is not a shadowy organization. Founded in 1972, the Art League is a guild of local artists from Jasper, Newton, White, and Tippecanoe Counties. The guild meets regularly to encourage each member’s artistic development. It holds an annual exhibit of members’ work and and hosts art-in-the-park workshops and plein air events.
James Ramos
Show Me
Frankfort, Indiana based photographer, James Ramos, has been honing his photography skills in photojournalism, portraits, and nature. Originally a graphic designer and currently an art educator, James blended his photography skills with his 20 plus years of art and life experiences, bring about a perfect bond of his artistic passions.

James' evolution into wedding photography allowed him to introduce another element to this fusion and extended the range of his talent even further.  He adapts his skills of attention to details through nature and portrait photography and utilizes his strong sense of observation in storytelling through photojournalism.
Chanel Beebe
Reflections
Through art and mirrors, Detroit native and abstract artist Chanel Beebe invites you to explore her world. As an artist, educator, engineer, and author, Chanel creates bold images that inspire reflection and conversation on current and topical issues. This exhibition of abstract painting and poetry, entitled Reflections , invites viewers to reflect with her to unpack topics of race, self-image, classism, and society's differences. Beebe will be giving a special artist talk on June 28, 5 pm, before the exhibition's reception.

As a self-taught artist and performance poet, Chanel Beebe prioritizes art and design as a means to social change and critical education. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Chanel is a Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellow and Gates Millennium Scholar with an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Chanel Beebe is currently a Ph.D candidate in engineering education and a master’s student in industrial engineering at Purdue University. Additionally, Chanel is the Founder and CEO of Beebe Arts, LLC, a design firm focused on social and educational equity. Chanel has a passion for informal learning environments that are culturally and topically relevant to marginalized groups and is interested in helping to expand public conceptions of who is seen as capable of engaging in engineering and design thinking. More about Chanel Beebe and her work can be found at ChanelBeebe.com .
Save the Date!
Meet the artists and celebrate the arts
at the Gallery Reception, June 28, 6 - 8 pm.
About the Tippecanoe Arts Federation
The Tippecanoe Arts Federation is the umbrella organization and arts council for 14 counties. TAF provides educational opportunities in the visual, performing, and literary arts, outreach programs for both underserved and at-risk youth, and funding for capital and operational expenses to fellow arts organizations region wide. Established in 1976, the Tippecanoe Arts Federation serves as a model for arts advocacy by promoting the role of the arts within our region. More information is available at TippecanoeArts.org.