Local artist to be featured on WTIU program

A Brown County artist who’s earned state and national attention is featured on a new special produced by WTIU Public Television, airing this weekend.

Daren Redman designs, hand-dyes and paints her own fabric to create vivid outdoor art installations.

She’s one of 10 artists across the state who were chosen for “Celebration in Art: Presented by The Weekly Special.” It premieres at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27.

The featured artists on the program work in a wide variety of mediums and “represent the best in Indiana craftmanship,” WTIU reports.

Redman is an Indiana Artisan, a select group of entrepreneurs who create high-quality, one-of-a-kind art and crafts.

She was chosen to practice her art as an artist-in-residence at the Grand Canyon and conducted a free workshop on some of the techniques she uses at Brown County State Park this summer.

She also was chosen to design and make the Governor’s Art Awards for 2016. Redman handmade wall-hung art quilts incorporating parts of the Constitution Elm tree under which Indiana’s constitution was debated and signed 200 years ago.

Another artist with Brown County ties also is included in the program. Limestone carver William Galloway of Bedford has created works that can be seen at the iconic Times Square Building, the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., and in downtown Nashville outside the Artist Colony Inn.

Other artists on the program are a basket weaver from Goshen, Viki Graber; a Shaker woodworker from Seymour, Pete Baxter; a welder from Batesville, Chaz Kaiser; a Raku ceramic artist from Fishers, Christine Davis; a bronze sculptor from Terre Haute, Bill Wolfe; an origami artist and interior designer from Bloomington, Jiangmei Wu; a plastic sculptor from Fort Wayne, Sayaka Ganz; and a bowmaker from Bloomington, Michael Duff.

This one-hour show is an extension of “Expressions,” a segment that profiles Hoosier artists on WTIU’s long-running cultural affairs program The Weekly Special. To watch a preview from the show, visit wtiu.org/celebration.