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.
Paintings by Bob Meyers
The artwork of Bob Meyers will be on display in Greenfield Banking Company’s Art Gallery from January through March, 2018.
Bob Meyers is an Indiana native, residing on the north-side of Indianapolis for his entire 60 years of life.
At an early age Bob loved to draw. Art classes were his favorite throughout grade school and high school. While attending Ball State University, Bob majored in Graphic Design and Painting. Computer graphics had not yet been developed so most of his instruction was learning to draw what you see. At the time, graphic design courses required the ability to copy a photograph as exactly as possible and Bob developed a skill for this. Whether rendering with a pencil or working the brushes, Bob discovered he could copy the referenced photo into the drawing or painting.
Following college, Bob worked in computer graphics, creating vinyl decals used on semi-trucks and trailers, which included screen printing, digital printing and cutting out the images. Bob has an eye for detail and wants the viewer to know what they are looking at. His challenge: To let the colors from the pallet work against the dark and black background to show and capture the light source, especially in his night scenes.
Bob enrolled in watercolor painting at the Indianapolis Art Center, studying under the direction of renowned artist Paul Sweany, whom Bob noted was a great source of inspiration. Paul’s guidance influenced Bob’s gravitation to paint pieces with a nature theme.
Bob is a member of The Watercolor Society of Indiana, Hoosier Salon, Indiana Artists Club and Indiana Wildlife Artists. His work has been exhibited at the Indiana State Fair, the Eagle Creek and Cool Creek Park annual shows and the Ann King Gallery in Zionsville, IN.
Bob’s GBC Art Gallery exhibit is dedicated to his parents, John and Wanda. He gratefully acknowledges their support and encouragement, which allowed him to pursue the arts. “I was an Art Kid. I always enjoyed making things and testing my skills. Art Is Fun”, comments Bob.
The public is invited to visit Greenfield Banking Company’s Art Gallery from January through March, 2018 to view Bob Meyers 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 his exhibit at GBC.
To view more the Bob’s talent, check out his Facebook page: www.facebook.com/bob.meyers.94
The public is invited to visit Greenfield Banking Company’s Art Gallery through March to view Bob'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.