STUDIO 618 FEATURED ARTIST: TAYLOR ANNE SMITH

 Imagine diligently working on a piece of art, then accidentally spilling a bottle of wine which splatters and permanently stains the canvas.  That’s exactly what happened to Taylor Smith, whose reaction was one of delight – not despair – as she realized the wine added a beautiful, unique dimension to her painting.  Since that serendipitous event, Taylor has used a wine chemical theme in various paintings, many of which have been collected, displayed and featured by famous Napa Valley wineries. …

STUDIO 618 GALLERY FEATURED ARTIST: JENNIFER HOARD

New Warmth: 24″ x 48″, oil on canvas Studio 618, our new Indianapolis office, has displayed artwork from various artists on a rotating basis, since the grand opening in 2012. Our current featured artist is Jennifer Hoard.   Born and raised in Indianapolis, Jennifer received a BFA in painting and drawing from Indiana University in 2010.  Exhausted by the continual lessons, critiques and opinions she listened to while obtaining her degree, she considered making a drastic career change, and temporarily gave up …

INDIANAPOLIS CULTURAL TRAIL WINS THE 2012 MONUMENTAL AWARD

The Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick, received The Monumental Award at the 35th annual A Monumental Affair awards ceremony on November 15, 2012.  The Monumental Award is the highest honor presented at this annual event sponsored by the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce.  Kevin Osburn, Principal at Rundell Ernstberger Associates, accepted the award on behalf of the project team. Indy Chamber President and CEO, Scott Miller, described the Indianapolis Cultural Trail (ICT) as “…a bold and transformative project …

Main Street Square wins award!

Rundell Ernstberger Associates received International Making Cities Livable’s Urban Plaza Award for the design of Main Street Square in Rapid City, SD.  The award, presented to Deane Rundell at the 49th IMCL Conference in Portland, Oregon, gives recognition to REA’s design of “a lively, safe, multi-functional town square that in every season provides an inspiring focal point for the whole community, offering numerous reasons for all to gather, socialize and develop community.” An integral part of downtown Rapid City’s revitalization …

Happy Park(ing) Day!

PARK(ing) Day, a project created in 2005 to increase awareness of the need for more urban open space, is an annual global event where metered parking spaces are temporarily transformed into open public space.   Following an established set of guidelines, participants create spaces tailored to the specific needs and values of their community, resulting in a wide variety of park themes featuring art, farming, politics, health care, free repair services, wedding venues, and the basic “tree-bench-sod” type. REA’s Louisville office teamed …