(1900-1987) Unknown as an artist to the South Bend community for most of his life, Joseph Sylvester Casey’s images of childhood memories and scenic landscapes now reside in many private collections in South Bend and Chicago.
Joe moved to South Bend in 1921 from Blackwell, MO, and worked at Studebaker and Bendix plants until retirement. Entirely self-taught, Joe loved to paint idyllic, rural Missouri farm scenes and wooded fishing spots, as well as portraits of his family.
Jake Webster is a sculptor, mixed media artist, educator, and spoken word performer. His work can be found in many public and private collections, including Ancilla College, Donaldson, IN, and the Indiana State Museum and Crispus Attucks Museum, both in Indianapolis, IN.
His curatorial experience is extensive and includes exhibitions at the Cinque Gallery, New York, NY, the Colfax Cultural Center, South Bend, IN, Goshen College, Goshen IN, and Artpost Gallery.
Jake has maintained a studio in Elkhart, Indiana for the past 18 years.
Kay is a photographer who is interested in documenting the ways in which rural tradition and history are interpreted and transformed in the present day.
Her most recent project, “Well Stories,” was the subject of a 2010 New York Times article. A video from this project is currently part of a traveling exhibition: ”SURFACE TENSION: The Future of Water”.
She has received three Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artist Grants (2007, 2010, 2013).