Join us to celebrate the life and work of artist Barbara Mangus Hopkins. Saturday Oct 13th 5-7pm
An invitation to celebrate the life of a loved, and talented Indy Artist.
Barbara Mangus-Hopkins, was a visually impaired watercolor artist who had been painting her entire life. She graduated from John Herron Art School and started out painting landscapes in oil. After sons David, Doug, and Rob decided to paint the walls she switched to watercolor. She was a type one diabetic and was only given five years to live. She set out to prove them wrong. A few years ago, she started going blind from macular degeneration, and diabetic neuropathy. She refused to let that stop her. She found ways around this new road block and continued to do what she loved. Monet had always been one of her favorite artists and later in life, a hero. As when he started his water lilies, they were white. As he grew older and began to loose his vision, the water lilies became very dark in various shades of red and purple.
Barbara had taken on several public art pieces including the life size Indy car for Indy’s art in motion. She worked on a lot of art that was solely meant for giving back. She always said it was most important to continue to give back the gift she had been given. Working hard on a commission for a couple she had befriended, Barbara continued to paint up to her last day.
This is a great opportunity to own select pieces of her work that were not usually available to the public including several early oil paintings. Art Bank was Barbara’s favorite place. Please help us celebrate the way we know she would have wanted us to.
2018/10/13 - 2018/10/31
Additional time info:
Reception 5-7pm on Second Saturday, October 13th