“Art is the window to man’s soul. Without it, he would never be able to see beyond his immediate world; nor could the world see the man within.”
– Claudia Lady Bird Johnson
It is always very unfortunate and sad to lose someone. But what better way to honor that person than with a celebration of his life, love for art, and a gathering for family and friends to come together?
Mr. Hodgin, 7th Grade Social Studies teacher, lost someone very special and close to him last March – his father.
Mr. Hodgin told us that his father was an artist and he competed in art shows and the State Fair in the open and professional divisions. His father had an art exhibit scheduled for the months of November and December of this year, and Mr. Hodgin and his mother have decided to go on and have the show as a final tribute to his father’s artwork.
Many of Mr. Hodgin’s family, friends, and co-workers, plan on attending this show to see some of the family’s favorite pieces of John Hodgin’s art.
The show will be at the Greenfield Banking Company in Greenfield on the southwest corner of State Road 9 and New Road. It will be during banking hours: Monday-Thursday 9-5, Fridays 9-6 and Saturdays 9-12. The first Saturday of the exhibit Nov. 3rd from 9-12.
Mr. Hodgin – your father sounds like he was truly an amazing man. Surely, this art exhibit will be “a window into a man’s soul…so the world can see the man within”.
Below is a press release about this wonderful show!
Artwork Display In Memory of John Hodgin
The Greenfield Banking Company Art Gallery will feature the artwork of the late John Hodgin at the Main Office during November and December. Regrettably, John passed away in March, 2012. However, his family has graciously consented to exhibit John’s artistic talent as a tribute to John’s love of the arts. His exhibit will feature watercolors, oils, and an application of charcoal and felt-tip pen.
John’s creative side was discovered at an early age. By the time he was eight, he was attending the Herron Art School’s “Saturday Brown Bag” program. His art background was further influenced by high school and college art classes and additional classes at Herron as an adult.
John described himself as “nostalgic and a hopeless romantic” with a passion for capturing memories of yesteryear. His exhibit will feature some of his personal favorites: the old Indianapolis Riverside Amusement Park, a garage on State Road 9, old signs, buildings and coke machines from the past. His artwork has been featured at the Hoosier Art Salon, Brown County Arts Guild, Vawter Art Competition, Pennsy Art Fair and at the Indiana State Fair for forty years.
Our thanks to the family of John Hodgin for sharing his artistic talent with our community and extend our condolences on his passing.
The public is invited to visit the Greenfield Banking Company Art Gallery in November and December to view this tribute to John Hodgin and honor his memory. The Art Gallery, located on the second floor of the Main Office, 1920 North State Street, Greenfield, IN is open to the public during normal business hours: M – TH, 9 – 5; Fri, 9 – 6; Sat 9 – Noon.