Since 1975 Greenfield Banking Company has provided a gallery for Central-Indiana artists to display their work. The gallery was initially located in the bank’s Main Office in downtown Greenfield, IN. In 1999, it was moved to the bank’s new Main Office and is currently located in the second-floor lobby at 1920 N State St, Greenfield, IN.
Many artists, young and old, have displayed artwork over the years. Their creations include watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, photographs, textile art, photo essays, pencil drawings and pastels to name a few. Press releases and photographs are distributed to local media to promote each artist’s show and a large sign at the bank’s entrance directs visitors upstairs to the gallery.
The Art Gallery benefits not only the artists but also the community by making the visual arts more accessible to local residents. The bank has no commission in the sale of artwork. The gallery is another way Greenfield Banking Company makes a positive contribution to the quality of life in our community.
A memorial exhibit of Betty Boyle’s artwork of watercolors, oils and acrylics will be on display in Greenfield Banking Company’s Art Gallery during the months of July, August and September, 2017.
Betty Boyle passed away May 28th, 2015 and it is in loving memory of Betty’s talent that her husband and children have consented to share her artistic talent with our community.
Betty’s exhibit will consist of scenes from travels throughout the United States and abroad. Travels in Venice, Vietnam and coast to coast in our own country inspired Betty to capture beautiful landscapes and cityscapes on canvas. Betty’s website, www.bettycboyle.com provides a glimpse of her extraordinary talent including beautiful artwork of Indianapolis, IN.
A native of New York, Betty attended New York City’s Washington Irving School of Art majoring in commercial art. Her interest in fine arts was developed and she began exhibiting and teaching art classes. She taught classes for the Metropolitan Arts Council of Indianapolis and was recognized as a signature artist for the Watercolor Society of Indiana and Kentucky Watercolor Society. Her artwork was on display both nationally and locally including the Hoosier Salon, Penrod, Broad Ripple and Talbot Street art fairs.
Betty’s husband, Don, boasted of her artistic talent and accomplishments and proudly labeled himself as Mr. Betty C. Boyle. The couple was married 65 years, had ten children and lived in Indianapolis where Betty had a studio and gallery.
The public is invited to visit Greenfield Banking Company’s Art Gallery during July, August and September to view Betty Boyle’s artwork. The Art Gallery, located on the second floor of the Main Office, 1920 North State Street (SR 9), Greenfield, IN is open to the public during normal business hours: M – Th, 9 – 5; Fri, 9 – 6; Sat, 9 – Noon.