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TALBOT STREET ART FAIR IS ALL ABOUT ART: KP SINGH

June 19, 2018 09:24 AM

INDIANAPOLIS (BALBIR SINGH)

 Internationally known artist, architect, and designer Kanwal Prakash Singh aptly described Talbott Street Art Fair is all about art. Established in 1956 and hosted at the 16th and Talbot to 20th and Talbot between Pennsylvania and Delaware, the Art Display is among the oldest and well-recognized outdoor art fairs in the United States of America.

This year 269 artists from across the country participated in the festival to display their prized products. Every year thousands of art supporters and fans visit the Art Fair (TSAF). However, this year, attendance was a bit low due to hot and humid conditions. Yet on the first day, it received overwhelming response before the noon session on Friday.

Mr Petr and his family members showed keen interest in the artwork of KP Singh, who was participating in the TSAF for the 48th year running. Mr Petr is already in possession of one of the art piece of Mr Singh. According to Mr Singh, who is well known Hoosier for this community service and is an interfaith leader said that that TSAF has added " immeasurably to the culture and spirit of our State and introducing the significant place of art(s) to generations at no cost to the fair goers."

  The art enthusiasts, art patrons, and Hoosier families visited the fair to enjoy art, meet the artists and craftsmen, select art for special occasions, see friends and make new friends. And today it was Father's Day. A number of visitors purchased the art pieces to present them as gift to their fathers/elders.

One of the booths prominently displayed "Makes a Great Father's Day Gift!" KP Singh, who migrated to USA 51 years ago, and is a Hoosier for the last 50 years, said "from Talbot Street his art work has traveled all over the world." Today Mr Petr Vorsilak, who originally hails from Czech Republic, visited KP Singh's booth. The visitors were seen keen interest in KP Singh artwork.

 Mr Petr and his family members showed keen interest in the artwork of KP Singh, who was participating in the TSAF for the 48th year running. Mr Petr is already in possession of one of the art piece of Mr Singh. According to Mr Singh, who is well known Hoosier for this community service and is an interfaith leader said that that TSAF has added " immeasurably to the culture and spirit of our State and introducing the significant place of art(s) to generations at no cost to the fair goers."

KP Singh's sons Jay and Robbie were there at the booth to assist his legendary father who is known worldwide for his distinctive pen and ink drawings he is devoted to the preservation of historic architectural landmarks and monuments.

 
 
 
 
Henna Art booth of Pam Shah and Minal Shah is also part of the TSAF for the 17th year in a row. Pam and Minal who are from Maharashtra said "attendence at the Art Fair this year was not as compared to the earlier fairs. The cause is the hot and humit weather.

The art of Mike and Tracy (booth 46) was also fabulous. It was in the glass category.

The artists participated in 2D, 2D Mixed Media, 3 D Mixed Media, Clay, Fiber, Sculpture, Metal, Jwwelery, Photography, Wood and Glass. Every year merit awards are giving to the winners in each category.

Jim Cantrell, a studio artist in Bardstown, Ky since 1971 and Jannette Cantrell, owner of Bardstown Art Gallery since 1971 were the judges for 2018. Kelly Jenkins is president of the Talbot Stree Art Fair Inc while Gayle Herrli is vice-president. Robber Wallis and Jeanne McLeish are treasurer and secretary, respectively.

Mark Burkett, Sue Christensen, Gayle Herrli, Joan King Kisner, Tom Lorch, Jeanne McLeish, Genevieve, McLeish Petty, Dee Shaad and Robert Wallis are members of the Board of Directors.

The Fair Committee consists of Jenny Ambroise, Barry Barnes, Sue Christensen, Beth Glazier. Jasen Goslin, Gayle Herrli, Tiffany Haulton, Joan King Kisner, Cassie Kobets, Tom Lorch, Bob Mandich, Heidi Mandich, Steve Munn, Dee Shaad, Jeanne, Mcleish, Genevieve, McLeish Petty, David Petty, Robert Wallis and Gail Wiener.

Block captain were: Troy Anderson, Stephen Ayers, John Bauman, Steve Donnella, David Downey, Lee Ellis, Alex Fong, Joe Kisselburg, Tom Lorch, Jeanne McLeish, Steve Munn and Bob Wallis.
Admission to the fair was as usual free.

The 2018 participants were:

2 D: Su Abbott, Anna Afshar, Kendra Bennett, Kwang Cha Brown, Mark Mark Burkett, Mollie Chounard, Sue Christensen, Karl Feng, Beth Forst, John Furches, Laura Gardner, Bobby Goldsmith, Deana Goldsmith, Randall Harden, Rebecca Higgins, Lori Kelly, Sang Kim, Godwin Kou, Gina Krawez, Jeff Laibson, Deborah Link, Jeanne McLeish, Martha Moore, Don Nedobeck, Richard James Nelson, Anne Parks, Larry & Sherry Paulsen, Chris Plummer, Barbara Rush, Marie Rust, Shinichi Sato, Sharon Stolzenberger, Bala Thiagarajan, Lindsey Tull, Jay Wennersten.

2 D Mixed Media: Penny Dobson, Barbara and David Downey, Terri Eilermann, Huixiong Fong, David Frohbieter, Mina Hsing, Megan Hutchins, Mary Jacquin, Susan Kline, Elan Smadar Livne, Melissa Mastrangelo, Sandra McCollum, Gail McCoy, Mark Mohrenweiser, Nikolai Plavski, Scot Schmidt, Babs Schnabl, KP Singh.

3 D Mixed Media: Clayton Bell, Jeff Borda, Dale Cantrell, Richard Cooley, Steve Donnella, Jeffrey Fuller, Kathleen Hunt, Liping Jackson, Steven Meadows, Michelle Chang & Wayne Gao, Joseph Mongan, Cappi Phillips, Jeffrey St Romain, Mark Thogerson, Paul Van Duyn, Alice Vander Vennen, Henry Warner, Phil Woodward.

Clay: Larry Allen, Steve Ayers, John Bauman, Carol Bell, Ed Brownlee, Al Clement, John Coburn, Louis Colombarini, Christine Davis, Audry Deal-McEver, David Fernandez, Sandi Finney, Tim and Pam Frye, David Hergesheimer, Gayle Herrli, Samuel Hitchman, Cassie Kobets, Jeff Kuhns, Tanya Leslie, Brian Moore, Greg Neal, Jason Parsley, Charlie Pfitzer, Thomas Porter, Bob Reiberg, Jim Reinert, Kimberly Rorick, James E. Sanders, Doug Schmidt, John Thies, Jon Thompson, Colleen Williams.

Fiber: Adams, Tim Bailey, Carol Caron, Candiss Cole-Footitt, Dawn De Santo, Amy Gunderson, Michelle and Todd Haden, Patty Herrera, Scott Jones, Joe Kisselburg, Candi Koonce, Phillipe Laine, Heaven McCaulley, BJ McHugh, Paula McKinney, Karen Pritchett, Linda Reese, Dean Santini, Barbara Scraggs, Barb Sturbaum, Don Tran, Jeri Vitello.

Glass: Anne Brahaum, Michael Burt, Shane Caswell, Sheron Davis, Robert Eickholt, DeMaris Gaunt, Larry Hamilton, Tracy Kehr, Lindi Miller, Thomas Nye, Michael Thompson, Bill and Karen Weiss, Meredith Wenzel, Len and Carolyn Wilson.

Jewelry: Paul Albritton, Patricia Bergman, Sher Berman, Chuck Bruce, Jennifer Burt, Spirit & Samuel Bush, Hanna De Volska, Nancy Fermanian, Jerry Gran, Marianne Hanson, Dawn Hatzidakis, Lucille Hautau, Megan Horan, Kelly Jenkins, Sharon Johnston, Gopal Kapoor, Joan Kisner, Linnea Lahlum, Heidi Mandich, Dawn Middleton, Phyllis & Jerry Minnery, John Mroczek, Deidre Nabors, David Nugent, Donald Pekarek, Linda Reese, David & Ann Reif, Ivy Solomon, Connie Thatcher, Mark Thogerson, Sandy Walker, Lisa Williams.

Metal: Bradley Cox, Jerry Crable, Cherie Haney, John Lamar, Kotah Moon, Richard Morgan, Armondo Pedroso, Don Poff, Danny Sayre, Ryan Slattery, William Staubach, Cathy Vaughn, David Vigo, Bill Watkins.

Photography: Jane Axman, Karin Connolly, Derek Dammann, Steven Daniel, Tim DePuydt, Rich Ernsting, Stan Goldberg, Jasen Goslin, Tom Lazar, Tina Leto, James Marsh, James Meade, Gene Pembroke, Marcus Ryan, Erik Saulitis, John Scanlan, Kristin Schillaci, Joan Schulte, Kyle Spears, Michael Stipek, Jason Stoddart, Joseph Vondersaar, Bob Wallis, Gail Wiener.

Sculpture: Troy Anderson, Steven Bush, Sean Corner, Michael Ediza, James Harris, Steve Melissa Hogenson, Lloyd Hughes, Roger Mathews, Royal Miree, Stephanie Pierson-Hutson, Joel Pinkerton, Robert and Dolores Wells, Eric Wolsing.

Wood: Andrew Burian, Aaron Dickinson, George Efta, Lee Ellis, John Glascock, Debbie Heidelberger, Thad Hoffman, Virgil Hoffman, Mike Ivancic, John Kara, Jerry Krider, Tom Lorch, Marc Lucas, Byron & John Marks, Ryan Miller, Steve Munn, Ron Nolan, Andy Ooley, Dustin Payne, Doug Richard, Debra Riegling, Michael Rogers, Woody Smith, Jim Smith, Simon Tarasiewicz, John Van de Merkt, Nicholas Vidakovic, Jon Welborn.

2017 Award Winners
Best of show/Clay: Colleen Williams
2D: Lori Kelly
2D MM: Dave Frohbieter
3D MM: Richard Cooley
Fiber: Jeri Vitello
Jewelry: Marianne Hanson
Metal: Richard Morgan
Photography: Gene Pembroke
Sculpture: Heidi Barron
Wood: Ryan Miller
Glass: Len WIlson

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