Alliance of the Swope Presents: Todd Stokes

February 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Swope Art Museum
25 S 7th St
Terre Haute, IN 47807

Todd Stokes grew up in Terre Haute and graduated from ISU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography with a minor emphasis in plexiglas sculpture.

Todd is co-manager and design artist at The Golden Frame in Terre Haute by day, and by night, he works in his art studio in Dennison, IL, where he reimagines the rural landscape-specifically trees- to feature in his award-winning photographic images, glass etchings and sculptures. Stokes has most recently held first place honors for his 3-D etched glass mixed media entry in River City Art Association’s fall exhibition, and honorable mention in the Annual Midwest Photography Juried Exhibition at the Bicentennial Art Center at Paris, IL.

Todd speaks about his creative process in this way. “As I walk around the yard and trek through the woods, I become extremely aware of subtle details;  the draping shadows of a limb across the trunk of a tree, a brightly lit spot of leaves in an otherwise darkly shaded area, or an interesting leaf that catches my attention out of the corner of my eye.  Some of these I attempt to capture through ‘the lens’.   Some of them I study with wonder, internalizing the essence of why it has stopped me in my tracks, demanding my attention.”