The Tippecanoe Arts Federation provides opportunities for regional artists to display their work at the Wells Community Cultural Center in downtown Lafayette. Originally built as a memorial library in 1926, the Wells Community Cultural Center features three galleries that showcase a broad range of talents and media.
2021 Gallery Exhibitions
Time Apart, Act for Wildlife, Atossa Rahmanifar
January 8 – 29
First Friday Reception: January 8, 6 – 8 pm
Chapel Gallery Artists, Called to Create, Rhys Smelser
February 5 – 26
First Friday Reception: February 5, 6 – 8 pm
Youth Art Month Exhibition
March 5 – 26
Jeff Smith, Wabash Valley Woodworkers Club, Voices of Homelessness
April 2 – 23
First Friday Reception: April 2, 6 – 8 pm
Quilting Connection, YWCA Creative Expressions, Jeff H.S. Seniors
May 7 – 28
First Friday Reception: May 7, 6 – 8 pm
Anita & Bill Krug with Vicky & Dan Bollock, Dave Stein, Westminster Artists
June 4 – 25
First Friday Reception: June 4, 6 – 8 pm
Wabash Valley Artists Society, Wabash Valley Potters, Craig Martin
July 2 – 30
First Friday Reception: July 2, 6 – 8 pm
Heather Vanderkleed, FibR, Glenn Chang
August 6 – 27
First Friday Reception: August 6, 6 – 8 pm
Alicia Criswell, Louie Laskowski, Kenya Ferrand-Ott
September 3 – 24
First Friday Reception: September 3, 6 – 8 pm
The Artist Portrait Show, Jessica Mohl, Che
October 1 – 29
First Friday Reception: October 1, 6 – 8 pm
Minda Douglas & Lori Brubaker, Kathryn Clark, Curiosity Cabinet
November 5 – 24
First Friday Reception: November 5, 6 – 8 pm
TAF Holiday Member Show & Sale, After School Arts Program
December 3 – 17
First Friday Reception: December 3, 6 – 8 pm
ASAP Celebration: December 17, 5 – 7 pm
8 Ways of Me by Taylor Cappelleri
Through meditation and studying the body’s chakra system, Reiki practitioner Taylor Cappelleri has tapped into a new version of creativity following a 18 year hiatus from art-making. The resulting paper collages using color and her knowledge of the chakra system have become several series that reflect the artists’ journey of self-discovery.
With a desire to connect with people, Cappelleri started teaching classes with the hope of offering both art-making and healing to those who are open and willing to journey with her.
20/20 Vision: Through an Artist’s Eye by Wabash Valley Artists Society
Wabash Valley Artists Society (WVAS) is a local organization of professional and amateur artists working in a variety of 2D mediums with a mission to promote and provide education and exhibition opportunities for their members.
The 2020 exhibition showcases the diversity of artistic thought and style among the artists in their community in this lead year of a new decade, which has proven to be challenging.
The wide variety of media and subject matter in their annual show always provides fascinating and stimulating contrasts.
Show of Hands by Bonnie Zimmer
Inspired by a fascination with the images of “hands” in the art of humans across time and cultures, Zimmer presents a body of work in a variety of two and three-dimensional media exploring the hand as image, idea, and expression.
Farms and Feathers by Daniel Driggs
Having lived in several different states before moving to Indiana more than 15 years ago, I tend to be attracted to the unique aspects of the region that others may overlook. This is especially true of the rural farmland and back roads that make up so much of Indiana.
Capture the Light by Sallie Spencer
“Capture the light” is Sallie Spencer’s guiding principle as a plein air and studio oil painter. Her show showcases landscape and still life oil paintings that illustrate the interplay of light, atmosphere, and value.
Dave Stein: Inside the Exhibit
A preview of and artists’ commentary on the scheduled June 2020 solo exhibit at TAF’s Wells Community Cultural Center in Lafayette, IN. Exhibition to be postponed to June 2021.
Deconstruction and Reconstruction by FibR
FibR’s exhibit focuses on fiber involving deconstruction and reconstruction, using a combination of old and new. Fiber artists often start with deconstruction, taking something apart, and then reconstructing or remaking something again. As FibR members we use materials ranging from fabric pieces to strands of yarn to beads to branches and twigs to fleece.
Motherhood: Comfort, Covered, and Controlled by Nicole Ingalls
Guilt. Selfishness. Anxiety. Anger. Vulnerability. Numb. Detached.
Conflicts arise for women in a society with expectations of motherhood.
This work explores the (dis)connection of body, spouse, and self.
Reflections by James Binkley
Binkley’s exhibition of oil paintings elicits a reflective mood and use the wall as second canvas on which pictures and objects may be placed. Through this body of work, he is linking pictures with each other, and making reference time and its passage.
Serendipity by Diane Camberato and Marsha Castello
Serendipity happens when by accident, we find not what we were looking, for but something better.
Hands of Love by Artists of Westminster
If the hands are the soldiers and laborers of our hearts, what will your hands do today?
A year ago we began the ‘Hands of Love’ photography project at Westminster Village in West Lafayette. The project involved taking hand portraits of our residents, families and staff in an attempt to honor the loving legacy of the work of our hands. A compilation of the portraits will be installed in the Westminster Chapel. With the unfortunate but necessary cancellation of our planned exhibit at TAF this month, we offer up this “virtual exhibit” with our sincere gratitude for the sacrifices of our community for the benefit of all.
HOW TO SHOW YOUR WORK AT TAF
Exhibitions are selected on an annual basis through a juried process. Each jury consists of a diverse range of arts professionals from our region. Portfolios will only be reviewed when they are submitted in response to the annual call for artists. To read more about exhibiting at TAF, click here.
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Exhibitions at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation are made possible with funding from the Indiana Arts Commission.