Opera House Gallery of Contemporary Art

109 S. Washington Street Delphi, IN
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Gallery Guest Artists: Nusbaum, May, Daehler

Mary Ann Nusbaum, Plein Air Painter

Plein air oil painter, Mary Ann Nusbaum, from Logansport, began her career in the fine arts just three years ago with several seminars with nationally known artists. She recently won an award at the prestigious New Harmony paint out. This is Mary Ann’s first exhibition. Come and celebrate this emerging artist work.

Diana May, Ceramic Artist

Diana May started working with clay while in high school in Lafayette and then studied it at Oakland Community College near Detroit. A minor in business and accounting led to a profession while in the back of her mind she knew she "would find clay again." Twenty years later, with the support of her husband and children, she launched Muddog Pottery, creating functional and sculptural art using clay.

Dwayne Daehler, Photographer

Dwayne Daehler describes himself as "something of a mystic type of person...drawn to scenes and images that move me to contemplation." Favoring street scenes and landscapes, Daehler has traveled and photographed extensively in America and other countries. One photograph won a major award from National Geographic Traveler.

Deborah Waymire, Jeweler & Bead Artist

An award winning glass bead artist and silversmith living in Monticello, Indiana, Deborah specializes in intricate glass bead designs. Her silver cuff bracelets are set with gemstones and engraved with inspirational messages for women. 

The Opera House Gallery of Contemporary Art
Featuring Resident Artists:
 Rena Brouwer, Terry Lacy, & Alan McConnell

Rena Brouwer  Slideshow

Rena Brouwer

A free-spirited artist, Rena's involvement with the arts has been diverse over the past thirty years. She was a corporate visual merchandiser, taught watercolors at national conventions and has been involved in promoting the arts by serving on numerous state and national boards. Rena now lives in rural Indiana. Daily she paints watercolors inspired by wildlife, nature's bounty and Wildcat Creek. Her oneness with her surroundings is reflected in her images and the strokes of her brush reveal the light, texture and color of her milieu.

Terry Lacy Slideshow

Terry Lacy

Terry Lacy has been working as an artist doing plein-air landscapes for over 40 years. His creative work also includes hand made paper compositions of the American rural landscape and other natural subject matter. Terry is also a seasoned illustrator and designer working on editorial, exhibit and print communication projects.

Alan McConnell Slideshow

Alan McConnell

Alan McConnell is a landscape and nature photographer. He has traveled and photographed extensively through the western U.S. and elsewhere. The focus of his work is the color photographic print. Being also a science educator, Alan hopes to share his visions of the beautiful and interesting features that nature provides. "What comes to mind when you hear the wind blowing through a pine tree or smell the air after a cleansing rain? A well-known speaker once stated that a good teacher is a good storyteller. My intentions are to tell a story with my photographs."

The purpose of the Opera House Gallery is to showcase resident artists while celebrating the cultural and architectural heritage of the community. A portion of all gallery sales will support the restoration of the Delphi Opera House as a performing arts center for Delphi and the surrounding area.

The Opera House Gallery of Contemporary Art is owned and operated by the
Delphi Preservation Society, Inc.,
a 501(c)(3) organizaiton.

For additional information contact gallery@delphipreservationsociety.org