Public Reception: January 7, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Carolyn Stachera came to Fort Wayne in 1966 and has been intrigued with art her entire life. She started drawing at a very young age and now works primarily in oils and soft pastels. Since 2011, Carolyn has enjoyed painting in plein aire - painting in the moment - and does this frequently with friends from the Fort Wayne Artist Guild. She especially loves being with nature, opening her senses to what surrounds her by blending the graceful flowing curves of nature with the strong, structural lines of mankind’s additions. In 2016, one of Carolyn’s plein aire paintings was a finalist in the Hoosier Women Artists competition conducted by the Treasurer of the State of Indiana for inclusion at the Statehouse for the year. Another of her other paintings was displayed in the Lieutenant Governor’s outer office. Meet the artist during the public reception on January 7, 1:00-3:00 p.m.