THE ALCOVE EXHIBIT ARCHIVE
from The Art Gallery at City Hall
During this period of social distancing, Fishers Arts Council brings you an online gallery experience.
The Alcove Featured Artist for July - September was
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Our featured Alcove Artist Art for July-August is Michelle (Shelley) Feeney. Art has always been a big part of Shelley’s life. From a young age, she enjoyed painting and drawing. Her high school art teacher fostered her creativity and inspired her to go into art education. Shelley majored in Art Education at Indiana University and received her Master of Education degree from Anderson University.
Shelley is the Art Department Chair at Fall Creek Junior High School where she loves working with her students and shares her love for the arts with them. She believes every person has an artist inside of them, and that it is her job as an art educator to help them discover this gift. Shelley teaches engaging lessons that focus on art history, current events, student self-expression, voice, and most importantly, mastering a variety of mediums. Her students create art with a variety of mediums, including (but not limited to) clay, mixed media, pencil, paint, printmaking, photography, and plaster. Her ultimate goal as an educator is to inspire her students to always be curious, explore and appreciate the world around them, and expand her students’ love for the arts.
Shelley believes it is important to practice what you preach. She creates her art using a variety of media, and that contains subject matter that speaks to her appreciation of the world around her. Her media of choice is oil paint, and her subject matter of choice is nature. She tries to capture the raw beauty of natural objects and landscapes from different perspectives. She exaggerates the use of color and texture through the layering of paint. The bold patterns and lines created by the impasto of the paint create a visual movement that easily takes you into and out of her paintings.
Shelley challenges all of you to go out and create something today! It will only make you and this world a better place!
Shelley is married and lives in Fishers with her husband and their three daughters. She is entering her 15th year of teaching art for Hamilton Southeastern Schools.