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Carla Luzadder displays art at Wheatfield in May

Wheatfield May, 2017Photo of the artist with one of her paintings.

Carla Luzadder was born Carla Allen in Rensselaer, IN.

When she was six she moved to Chicago with her mother and brother. She graduated from Carl Schurz High School and moved back to Indiana shortly after. Carla has 3 children and 8 grandchildren, and lives in DeMotte.

Carla worked at Saint Joseph's College for 35 years, until their recent decision to close. Carla has taken numerous art classes while working there, which include drawing, painting, clay, photography, and stained glass. She also took a class in poetry. Instructors included Corey Crum, Bonnie Zimmer, Doris Myers, David Herriott and John Groppe. Her strongest interest is in painting and is working to develop her individual style.

Carla is also a member of the Prairie Writer's Guild. She has had poems and short stories published in their annual book "From the Edge of the Prairie" since its inception in 2004. Carla can be emailed at carlaluzadder (at) gmail.com

Photo of several paintings on the Wheatfield Library art wall.
Closeup of a paiting featuring abstract blue flowers on white.

Student shares pencil drawings of war and fantasy

Rensselaer April, 2017Photo of the artist

Hello. My name is Adalia Knakieiwcz. I live in Morocco, Indiana. I am a home schooled student and in the seventh grade. My favorite subjects are history and reading.

I like to read, do 4-H, and write. I raise show chickens and rabbits for 4-H. I also enjoy fishing, hunting, hiking, and of course drawing!

I want to either go into law enforcement, the military, to be a pilot, or to work for NASA. I like to fly and travel. One of my favorite things to do is horseback riding or walking with my dog Dixie. I hope to train her to become a therapy dog.

I love looking into history and reading up on the Civil War. I love old classic books, especially Jane Austin. Some of my favorite books are Treasure Island, Phantom of the Opera, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Lord of the Rings.

I started drawing cartoons when I was three. I took art classes at the Rensselaer Library with Ms. Metz for a couple of years. My favorite tool to draw with is graphite pencil. I like drawing mythical creatures and old historical figures. I like listening to classical music while I draw.

Pencil drawing of a woman in a Civil War Era dress.

Anthony Stickels art at Rensselaer

Rensselaer February, 2017Anthony Stickels

About the Artist- Anthony Stickels

I live in Rensselaer. I moved here from Bloomington about 2 years ago. I love this town because it is so peaceful and quiet. I enjoy reading, drawing and walking in the rain.

Most of these drawing are not planned, they just happen. When I drew these I had a rough idea what I wanted to draw then I just let my hand draw the rest. I never knew how to draw It just came to me one day and I had a sudden urge to draw and then I started to doodle at first then boom just like that I was drawing.

I love to draw now these days. If there is one thing I have learned about myself. It is never be afraid to do some thing because you can do anything that you want to if you have the willpower, desire, and the right attitude. Anything is possible.

I hope that you enjoy.

Thanks

Collection of drawings on posterboard