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Janet Flanner Visiting Artist Series Reveals 2019-20 Line Up

As we begin another year at Park Tudor, the Fine Arts Department is excited to announce the 2019-2020 line-up for the Janet Flanner Visiting Artist Series.
 
A vital component of our school’s goal to connect classroom, campus and community is expressed through the Janet Flanner Visiting Artist Series, which is designed to provide students with opportunities for direct and meaningful contact with a diverse group of nationally and internationally recognized artists. These artists share and present their work; discuss emerging creative processes through their ideations, inspirations and techniques.
 
SAVE THE DATES:

September 20, 2019
Rosanna Hardin Hall ’52         
6:00-6:30 p.m. Artist Talk in US Wood Room
6:30-8:00 p.m. Artist Reception in US Leffler Gallery
 
October 11, 2019
Heartland Film Festival           
Special Schedule for Upper School students
 
November 8, 2019
Penelope Dullaghan                
6:00-6:30 p.m. Artist Talk in US Wood Room
6:30-8:00 p.m. Artist Reception in US Leffler Gallery
 
February 7, 2020
Jackie Head                             
6:00-6:30 p.m. Artist Talk in US Wood Room
6:30-8:00 p.m. Artist Reception in US Leffler Gallery
 
March 20, 2020
Bruce Buchanan ’73                
6:00-6:30 p.m. Artist Talk in US Wood Room
6:30-8:00 p.m. Artist Reception in US Leffler Gallery
 
The series kicks off in September with Tudor Hall alumna Rosanna Hardin Hall ’52. Hall received her education with an M.F.A. from the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, and a B.F.A. from the Herron School of Art and Design of Indiana University, Indianapolis. She has also attended and studied in various programs with influential instructors such as: Maryland Art Institute Summer Program in Sorrento, with Howie Weiss and Ellen Burchanal; Dana Prescott, Temple University, Rome; Pratt in Venice Summer Program, with Dicks Ruben, Diana Gisolfi, and Dimitri Hazzikostas; and the Florence Academy of Art, Italy, with Daniel Graves.
 
In October we will host our 4th annual partnership with Heartland Film for students grades 9-12.

On Friday, October 11, the seniors will travel to the Castleton AMC Theater for a special screening of Teen Shorts, while students in grades 9-11 will attend a screening and artist talk with a filmmaker associated with Heartland Film in Ayres Auditorium. Past filmmakers have included Tim Taylor, Milan Chakraborthy, Ted Green and Annie O’Neil.
 
In November we welcome illustrator Penelope Dullaghan who will conduct a linocut workshop for a group of Upper School visual art students and present an artist talk for the community. Dullaghan is an award-winning illustrator whose work includes illustrations for ad campaigns, book publishers, magazines, newspapers, products, videos and most recently, children. Her first children's book, Max Attacks, is out now. Penelope works from her home studio in Indianapolis, Indiana and is particularly interested in collaborating with brands that support sustainability, simplicity and wellness. Her clients Include: Simon & Schuster, Abrams Books, Cameron Kids Publishers, Penguin Random House, Viking Children’s Books, FLOW Magazine, Crate & Barrel, Papyrus, New York Times, Starbucks, Oprah Magazine, Apartment Therapy, Target, The Obama Foundation, Design*Sponge, Cup of Jo, Spirituality & Health Magazine, Vegetarian Times, The Washington Post, Panera Bread Company, Scholastic Books, Baltimore Sun and Indianapolis Monthly.
 
On February 7, Jackie Head will give a talk to the community on her ceramic installation pieces. Jackie’s interest in ceramics began in high school. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with an emphasis in ceramics, and a Bachelor of Science in Arts Management from Indiana University Bloomington in December 2014. In the summer of 2014, Jackie had the opportunity to study abroad in China and worked at the Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen. During her three-week stay, she began her exploration in creating slip cast wall tiles and working with tessellations. Jackie completed an internship at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina in 2015. She was an Artist in Residence at the Morean Center for Clay in St. Petersburg, Florida from 2015-2017. In 2018, Jackie was a summer resident at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT. She currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana where she maintains a private studio and recently exhibited her work at the Harrison Art Center.
 
Finally, Bruce Buchanan ’73 will exhibit his work and give a talk to the community about his fine art photography. Buchanan worked as a photojournalist and a commercial photographer for 20 years before joining his family business in 1995. Since that time, he has evolved into a fine arts photographer, documenting beauty he experiences in his daily life. Bruce has also served as a portfolio reviewer for Park Tudor photography students.
 
Bruce is a great nephew of Janet Flanner and owner of the Buchanan Group, which includes Flanner Buchanan Funeral Centers. Bruce has taken the company founded by Janet’s father Frank Flanner from a storefront funeral parlor to an international management services company. The company is in its 138th year. Bruce attended Park School, and is one of several family members with ties to the school including his father Judge Paul Buchanan Jr., Park School Class of 1935, brother Brian Buchanan, PT Class of 1971, and three cousins.
 
You can enjoy a book of Bruce’s work, Broad Ripple U.S.A.: The Quiet Side of the Village published in 2013, which is available in the Broad Ripple Village Association.
 
These evening artist talks are free and open to the public, and all ages are welcome. This is a great opportunity to introduce your children to working artists and learn about their creative process. Please invite your friends and family to these events, as we are eager to share these artists with the local community.