Alliance of the Swope Presents: Michael and Susan Tingley – “Partners in Art” @ Swope Art Museum
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Michael and Susan are both active and talented artists in the Wabash Valley. The title of their talk is Partners in Art.

Michael R. Tingley, MFA, has held exhibitions since 1975 in New York City, Philadelphia, Connecticut, Cologne Germany, Illinois and Indiana.   He spent many years in New York as a graphic designer for numerous magazines and as an art handler and art fabricator for galleries and museums.  He is a former professor of Art History, Fine Arts, Drawing, Painting, 2D and 3D design, Typography and Graphic Design for Oakland City University, at Rockville Correctional Facility in Indiana, and was former co-owner of Caboodle Cupcakes in Terre Haute, Indiana.  Michael is now a full time artist and the Gallery Director for Arts Illiana.

Susan Tingley received a BFA from Indiana State University, began a career as a graphic designer and has exhibited paintings and sculptures in Indiana and Illinois.  After spending 28 years in healthcare, Susan created a new venture, Caboodle Cupcakes, in Terre Haute. They were some of the best cupcakes you could ever eat! Susan and Michael also kept art in the cupcake business, with occasional art shows with cupcakes as the subject matter! Susan is now the Development Director for the Vigo County Historical Museum and continues to find time to pursue her passion for making art.

Over the last 20 years, Susan and Michael have been partners on many levels.  As artists, they have shared more than a studio. They have also shared a sensibility and passion that comes through in their work as individual artists. Michael and Susan have taken their joy in creating art to new levels through their collaboration and consultation.

Alliance of the Swope Presents: David and Kathy Brentlinger
May 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Our May meeting will be held at the home of David and Kathy Brentlinger. For those of you who haven’t had a chance to visit their West Terre Haute residence, you are definitely in for a treat!  The grounds are absolutely beautiful, and the pool house and garden areas are unique with the addition of some of David’s wonderful finds from old buildings that were discarded and then adapted by him.  David built the home between 1982 and 1987 and one can see the labor of love in its design.  The interior contains so many beautiful things for you to discover when you visit.  David was chosen to receive the Marilyn Wheeler Pendergast Outstanding Dedication to the Swope Art Museum Award in 2015 and Kathy serves as President of the Swope’s Board of Managers. We are so glad to have this couple giving their energies to the Swope.