Enhancing the Lotus mission of creating opportunities to experience, celebrate, and explore the diversity of the world's cultures, through music and the arts.
Apply to exhibit in the Firebay here.
105 S. Rogers St.
Bloomington, IN 47405
Contact gallery for hours.
The exhibit is free and open to the public.
May 5, 5pm-8pm
May 6, 12pm-3pm
"Everyday" by Wyatt LeGrand
The act of painting, I believe, is more artful than the artifact. The experience of making an image, whether it be a quick study or an attempt at a profound subject, always overshadows the final collection of marks. I find the most satisfaction in this experience of putting brush to canvas, letting the things I see before me flow from eye to heart to hand to brush. These actions, as they occur, bring with them a certain anxiety, excitement, and satisfaction that I cannot find elsewhere. During these painting "performances," I'm most interested in creating honest depictions of my relatively humble experience as a teacher and "artist-type" figure in a small Midwestern community. I allow sentimentality to dictate my decisions in subject and style while reacting to my world in paint, representationally.
Wyatt LeGrand is a painter and teacher from Bloomfield, Indiana. He currently works from his hometown studio and teaches grades 6-12 at Bloomfield Middle/High School. Wyatt created his first painting as a college student at Indiana University in 2008. Shortly thereafter, Wyatt graduated with a degree in visual arts education, discovered plein air painting, and had his first solo exhibition. In the summer of 2009, Wyatt returned to his hometown and opened LeGrand Art Studio and Gallery. Since his homecoming, Wyatt has dedicated himself to creating paintings in the place he grew up, sharing experiences with his students and members of his community.
The Lotus Firebay is a wheelchair accessible venue from the entrance off of S Rogers Street.
Free parking is available on 4th Street, across Rogers Street from the Lotus Firebay.
Limited parking is also free in the bank parking lot behind the Lotus Firebay starting at 5:00 p.m. M-F and all day on Saturday and Sunday.