Gaslight Art Colony is pleased to showcase the work of area artists Jo Anne Perigo Fiscus and Bruce W. Ficus. Their exhibit “will be held June 18th – July 9th, 2016 at Gaslight Art Colony’s gallery, located in downtown Marshall, Illinois. An Artist’s Reception will be held June 18th from 6-9 p.m. CDT. Everyone is invited to attend, meet Jo Anne & Bruce and view their artwork.JoAnne Perigo Fiscus is a life-long resident of Terre Haute. She attended Schulte High School and Indiana State University where she earned a master’s degree in Art Education. After college JoAnne worked as an art teacher in Vigo County School Corporation for 35 years and spent most of her career teaching art on the middle school level. Jo Anne retired from teaching in 2010. She served as president of the Wabash Valley Art Guild for three years. She has taught adult classes with the Community School of the Arts at Indiana State University and the Wabash Activity Center. She is currently working for the Community School of the Arts on a PACE grant project through the Indiana Arts Commission , as a visiting artist for the first grades of Meadows Elementary School in Terre Haute.
Bruce Fiscus is a native of Indiana, born in Hammond and grew up in Crown Point. In his youth he trained horses and received many awards in 4-H horse shows. He studied at Vincennes University and Indiana State University, earning a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and minoring in art. It was in those art classes, forty-three years ago, at Indiana State where he met his wife, artist Jo Anne Perigo Fiscus.