John Hemminghouse & Kara Lovell

February Show at the Gaslight
Gaslight Art Colony is pleased to present John Hemminghouse and granddaughter, Kara Lovell at the February show! We will be giving away a children’s class at every premier! An adult may register for a child’s class to be given away in the form of a drawing. A coupon to the Main Street Supper Club is also given to everyone who comes to the opening. The February show opening is on Saturday, February 16th from 5:00-8:00PM.
Kara Lovell Ceramics is a ceramic shop that creates handmade, wheel thrown pottery. Each piece is a unique, one of a kind creation that incorporates fun and funky designs into traditional pottery forms. Each pot has its own personality and is different from your traditional pottery.
Kara began making pottery after graduating from Indiana University with a degree in art education. After a crash course in making pottery on the wheel so that she could teach it to students, she would stay after school to perfect it and try new things. Before, she had always been a doodler and it all came together when she decided to apply my doodling skills to the pots she was making.
The process and style has evolved since those days. Now, she likes creating traditional pottery forms with high contrast designs that are often inspired southwestern and art deco patterns.
“I love every piece I make and I enjoy sharing them with others that love them too.”
Kara lives in Terre Haute, Indiana and teaches art at Clay City High School.
John Hemminghouse’s art career started in Marshall, Illinois. He was born in Marshall in the fall of 1932. The family moved to Terre Haute, Indiana when John was 5 years old but he spent a great deal of the summers in Marshall with his grandmother, Mrs. Frank Malloy. His grandmother lived in a second floor apartment across from the courthouse on the east side of the square above what he remembers as the Nash Photography building, since torn down. He finds it only fitting that he should return to Marshall to display his art on the north side of the square at the Gas Light Art Colony.
In 1962 John started his own sign business and used his artistic talent in that vein for many years. John did all the Coca-Cola pictorial wall signs that were seen in various communities. When he retired he began to do woodcarving that was satisfying both to him on an artistic basis and work that can be handed down to his family and others. He has continued to find the art of woodcarving interesting and challenging and has created many art pieces that he has entered in art shows in Indiana and Illinois receiving several best of show awards.


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