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.
Artwork by Pat Bennett
The artwork of Pat Bennett will be on display in the Greenfield Banking Company Art Gallery October through December, 2018.
Raised primarily in Randolph county, Pat Bennett’s childhood days were in the Losantville and Modoc areas of Indiana. As the daughter of farming parents, Pat loved the outdoors. All the things of nature were her playmates.
Pat’s brother was a very accomplished artist and she found a desire was to do what she saw him do with his artistic talent. But it wasn’t until after raising five children, Pat rekindled her desire to paint and draw. Seeing all the artistic beauty in what God had created, her heart absorbed everything she saw. During the winter of 2014/2015, the Bennett’s were snowbound. It was then that Pat began painting, capturing the artistic part of her heart.
Pat shares that with no formal training, her artwork is inspired by the natural beauty of creation. Her paint studio is in the brightest corner of her little kitchen, where she loves to spend time. Although she and husband, Kenny, keep a busy schedule, she makes time for painting when the inspiration hits. It is her passion. Pat also stays busy with her gospel music ministry and nursing home ministry.
Pat embraces new challenges every day with pencils and paint and says “God gives me the direction to complete a painting.” Since January 2015, she has completed approximately 180 paintings and plans to continue as long as God’s direction is with her.
Pat is a member of the Art Association of Henry County, New Castle, IN. More about Pat’s artwork is available on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Easel-Pat-Ellis-Bennett-984601011561496/
The public is invited to visit Greenfield Banking Company’s Art Gallery October through December 2018 to view Pat Bennett’s artwork. The GBC 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. Be sure to stop in and view her exhibit at GBC.