Art Gallery Watercolor Show
artist donate time and talent
for month-long show
(April 2006) Karen Taylor of Madison, Ind., and
Bill Borden of Hanover, Ind., will be among the Indiana watercolorists
participating in a month-long watercolor show at the Madison Art Gallery,
301 E. Main St., Madison. Both are members of the Watercolor Society
of Indiana, which is sponsoring the show. It will run from April 9-29.
Admission to the gallery is free.
Taylor was educated at the Fort Wayne Art Institute in
Fort Wayne, Ind. While taking classes there, she met her husband, Stephen
F. Taylor, also a student. The two were married and began a 40-year
adventure in the arts to date.
The Taylors moved to Madison in 1973 with the Indiana Arts Commission.
Stephen served as the artist-in-residence, while Karen was a visiting
We worked in Madison primarily but traveled the state, Karen
said. Since that time, I have been very active in my love for
Karen Taylors work is concentrated in watercolor painting. She
has taught many classes in watercolor privately in Madison and also
conducted workshops and classes in other communities.
It gives me great pleasure to share what I know with other beginning
artists and I really believe, makes me a better artist, she said.
Borden, 61, was professionally trained at the Cleveland Institute of
Art in Cleveland, Ohio, while working full time for 30 years as an industrial
designer at the Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn, Mich. Upon retiring, he
and his wife, Sharon, moved to Hanover, Ind., where he has an art studio
in his home. He often displays his work at the Madison Art Gallery.
Borden was twice selected to paint the Madison Chautauqua
Festival of Art poster. He also has had paintings selected for the Hoosier
Salon Gallery in Indianapolis and in its traveling exhibit.
Borden has been included in four of the American Watercolor Societys
traveling exhibits and received that organizations Kitty Logan
The not-for-profit Watercolor Society of Indiana was formed in 1983
and has nearly 300 members statewide. The society promotes awareness
of watercolor painting, and sponsors educational programs and exhibitions
throughout the year.
The Madison Art Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday
and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. There will be a coffee, tea, punch and
dessert reception for the public from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April
For more information on the show, call
the Madison Art Gallery at (812) 265-3135, Ext. 251.
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