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Painting exhibit ‘Hats All, Folks!’ now open at South Shore Arts

Information provided by South Shore Arts

MUNSTER, Ind. (October 24, 2022) – South Shore Arts is debuting Robin Coyner’s new body of work “Hats All, Folks!” in his first solo exhibit with South Shore Arts. Coyner is a lifelong artist and educator, and received his B.F.A from Purdue University, and his teaching license from Indiana Wesleyan University. He spent fifteen years as a faculty member teaching art at Delphi Community High School. Coyner attributes his experiences while teaching to the further deepening of his knowledge of the nuances of both art and people.

Coyner’s “Hats All, Folks!” is a look into a creative mind and presents a unique portrait of popular culture. The exhibit runs through November 26, 2022, in the Atrium Gallery at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts. Coyner will have an artist reception on Sunday, November 13, from 1 – 3 p.m.

A press release about Coyner’s work provided the following description: “Not content to bend his style to the cognoscenti of the fine art world, Robin Coyner’s work speeds ahead with all the thrills of a high-speed car chase. At once disparate and yet also harmonious, Coyner’s artwork resembles a painted collage of all things natural, humorous, and human. His artworks would not look out of place hung next to the ever-brilliant works of Terry Gilliam or Hugh Harman, the latter of whose creation, “The Looney Tunes,” went on to inspire Coyner’s title for this exhibition. He has stated that he has never lacked for either creativity or inspiration. Letting his myriad of ideas run wild, he will often abandon any semblance of a plan in favor of letting each piece that he paints onto the canvas influence the next, weaving together a story to captivate the viewer. This creative ebb and flow is what gives way to Coyner’s vibrant and whimsical paintings. Coyner always strives to keep his tone light and humorous, believing that this allows the viewer to have a more engaging experience and helps to build a stronger rapport with the viewer as well.”

Robin Coyner’s medium of choice and the main focus of this exhibit is acrylic paint on canvas. However, he has worked with oils and inks on other projects and has experimented with and implemented other forms of surfaces when creating his art pieces.

Coyner’s work is on display in the atrium at South Shore Arts, located at 1040 Ridge Road, in Munster, Indiana.

South Shore Arts
South Shore Arts
South Shore Arts, housed in Munster, Indiana's, Center for Visual and Performing Arts, serves the south shore of Lake Michigan with classes for all ages, youth outreach, galleries, and gift shops. Their mission is to transform the South Shore through the arts, and their vision is a progressive region that employs the arts to transform lives and strengthen communities.