Leave it to an artist to see the beauty in worn leather coats, mismatched silverware, broken dishes, and old sweaters. These are just some of the materials artists have repurposed to create work for the Déjà Vu Art and Fine Craft Show. The event will take place at The Commons in Columbus, Indiana from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 11th.
This year marks the seventeenth time the Déjà Vu Art and Fine Craft Show has been presented, and professional artists from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio are participating. Many of the show's participants are members of prestigious organizations such as Indiana Artisan or the Louisville Artisans Guild.
Starting in 2012, we began honoring one person as our Featured Artist, and this year, we're pleased to award the title to Joel Fremion of Ossian, Indiana. Exhibiting his work for the first time, Joel is an award-winning collage artist whose creative method is best described as painting with fabric. With a background in architecture, many of his subjects feature his interpretation of structures from around the world, but Joel also creates beautiful floral and nature pieces, too.
Work in this year's show includes collage, jewelry, book arts, home décor, mixed media, sculpture, wearable art, woodworking, mosaic, and glass art, all created from scrap materials or items that have been repurposed. A few years ago, a new category was added to recognize artists who use sustainable, natural materials to create their work.
Sponsors of the event are the Bartholomew County Solid Waste Management District, Columbus Area Visitors Center, First Financial Bank, Kroot Corporation, and the Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Center, with additional support from Hotel Indigo, Lucabe Coffee Co., and Viewpoint Books.
To learn more about the exhibiting artists, visit the Déjà Vu Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DejaVuArtAndFineCraftShow/.