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August in the Gallery…

August in the Gallery…

The Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library is pleased to exhibit more than 40 pieces of noted artist Beverly S. Mathis. This free exhibit is located on the second floor of the Library and will run now through August 29.

Since 1996, Mathis has been an art instructor at the Southside Art League, Inc. (SALI) in Greenwood. She currently teaches two watercolor classes per week and students of all ability levels are encouraged to attend.

Mathis has won awards at the North American Christian Convention, the Hoosier Salon, the Johnson County Fair, the Indiana State Fair, the Brown County Art Gallery, the Brown County Art Guild, the SALI Regional Exhibition, the Johnson County Museum Art through History Exhibit, Irvington Presents, and T. C. Steele Paintouts. She is a member of the Indiana Artists Club, and is a Signature Member of the Watercolor Society of Indiana. In 2002-03 she was the Artist-in-Residence for Clark Pleasant Schools. Her painting style features traditional subjects, details, textures, and clear colors, but she also can paint loose contemporary abstracts.  Look for a scripture that she often hides in her paintings.

Mathis has been interesting painting her entire life. From a young age her childhood dream was to become an art teacher. She grew up on the Southside of Indianapolis and attended Manual High School. And continued her education by receiving a Bachelor of Art Education from Herron School of Art in 1970. She then became an art teacher and taught for five years at Keystone Middle School.  Mathis has also worked as a substitute teacher and has been her church’s vacation bible school crafts director for 43 years and has also been a Sunday School teacher for grades 6- 8 for 40 years.