Constance Edwards Scopelitis, an internationally acclaimed artist known for her figurative paintings, has kept her roots firmly planted in Indianapolis for the past 18 years with her full-time studio in the Stutz Business Center.
But she’s moving northward.
Scopelitis will open a second working studio in the Indiana Design Center, a new 85,000-square-foot arts and interior design facility within Carmel’s burgeoning Arts and Design District, on Tuesday.
In addition to the Regional Performing Arts Center, which is set to open in 2011 with a 1,600-seat concert hall and 500-seat theater, the design center is another effort to transform Carmel into an arts destination.
“I’m pretty excited about it,” said Scopelitis. “I really think there is a great, interesting creative momentum going on in Carmel, where they really are paying attention to the arts, artists, and so many other creative endeavors.”
During the weekdays, she’ll be in her new digs in Carmel, painting, meeting with clients and visiting with anyone who wants to say hi. But she plans to maintain a base in Indianapolis, too.
“I’ve stayed committed to the city, basing my studios here even with gallery representation and opportunity across the country.”
Marion Meyer Contemporary Art in Laguna Beach, Calif., has been selling Scopelitis’ work for more than seven years. This spring, she had a solo exhibit at the Brett Wesley Gallery in Las Vegas. And she recently returned from a trip to Holland, where she participated in Schildersweek, an international invitational visual-art fellowship, and she has art on exhibit in Duingalerie. Read whole article
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