A Place Remembered: The Paintings of Diane Tesler
The exhibit, “A Place Remembered: The Paintings of Diane Tesler” will open to the public on Friday, July 17 and continue through Sunday, October 4, 2015. After 15 years, this will be the second exhibit at MMAA that has explored the works of this Indiana-born artist. Forty-five paintings, gouaches, & monotypes will be included. Diane is an upbeat, smart and self reliant person, full of life and energy. Her paintings of abandoned houses, vehicles, and the people of small Hoosier towns (some of whom are no longer with us) are filled with light, color and love for the people, places, and things we drive by and sometimes never notice. She pays loving tribute to the dreams and memories that passed before and paints beauty, as she sees it. Through her works we can see the beauty too, remember yesterday’s dreams, and not forget the joy that preceded us. Every House of Sticks was once a loving home. After 20 years of commuting to the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria Virginia where Diane taught art, she moved to Kewanna, Indiana full time where she has established an art colony. She owns several buildings in town including The 1889 Odd Fellows lodge hall she purchased in 1998 as studio space. Diane continues to teach in Alexandria as well as offering art retreat workshops, that are outstanding.