Celebrations of Creativity and Craftsmanship

Enjoy a presentation of art by Philip Campbell, including carvings, paintings, and bulletproof quilts.

Artist's Statement:  I began my career as a professional artist fresh out of the Herron School of Art (1985-89) with a four-person exhibit at Ruschman Gallery in Indianapolis in 1990. At the time I was creating medium scale (3x4ft to 4x6ft) acrylic on canvas paintings that were magnified reproductions of torn paper collages.

Later I was offered a commissioned exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art. I spent 13 months hand carving and painting a 22.5ft x 11.5ft solid African mahogany wall for the installation, “Your Catfish Friend”. The exhibit Opened February 6th and ran through April.  The piece was moved that Fall to DeVos in Grand Rapids, Michigan where it was on the ArtPrize short list for installation works.

In 2017, I have fulfilled a 10-year desire to learn how to work with textiles. In February I did a short apprenticeship with a mascot company in order to learn how to use sewing machines and work with various fabrics so that I could begin to make quilts. In December of 2017, I was awarded the inaugural DeHaan Artist of Distinction Award.

Celebrations of Creativity and Craftsmanship

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