Jo Ane Perigo Fiscus

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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.Her art work has appeared in numerous regional art shows where she has received many awards. She has painted several murals, including a 50 ft. mural of a coral reef for Exotic Aquariums of Miami, Florida and the Combs Chapel mural for Union Hospital in Terre Haute. During the Year of the River in 2013 JoAnne completed two of the tile stepping stones in Watermark Landing at Fairbanks Park. In March 2015 her table design, An Evening of Art and Wine, was awarded Best Theme at Arts Illiana’s Tablescapes. She is a member of the Wabash Valley Art Guild, River City Art Association, Watermark Artist Collective, and Arts Illiana.

“Some artists are visual story tellers. We do in one frame what movie makers do in a couple of hours of film, or authors do in thousands of words. Someone once looked at one of my water colors and told me the entire story behind the picture. It was not the story I had painted but it was the story she saw when she looked at the picture. The artist, compelled to record a moment, a color, the way lights plays on a surface becomes the channel. I love that interpretation becomes a personal interaction between the viewer and the work.This creative journey is a way of life. I don’t think the ”art-making” part of my brain ever turns off. When I am not actually working on art I am thinking about what I want to try next or how the current projects are going. When I see something new or different I am thinking about how I would handle it or what medium and format I would use to best capture it. I don’t have one favorite medium or even one favorite method. I love the process and getting my hands dirty. I’ve spent the last year working in printmaking and I am currently working on combining my love of the written word and the visual world in my work. I am blessed to have a kindred spirit as my partner on this art/life journey.For more information contact: Jo Anne Perigo Fiscus @ 812-607-0284

Christmas Card Workshop

JoAnne Perigo Fiscus has been delighting local art patrons for years with her whimsical, sentimental depictions of that jolly old elf. Her work has appeared in numerous exhibits regionally and has been shared across the United States. For first time she will share her methods and imagination in a workshop designed to get you thinking about creating your own card.
Although her Christmas themed work has been a sideline to her other creative endeavors, many local collectors anxiously await the release of each year’s new renderings. And she receives requests every year from patrons to be put on her personal Christmas card list so they can add to their collecitons.





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