Thomas Duncan Hall, Inc.

Special Event

Fourteenth Annual Duncan Hall Art Fair

Thomas Duncan Hall is inviting the community to experience “works of art within a work of art” for the fourteenth year on Sunday November 2, from 11AM to 4 PM. The event is free and open to the public.

The work of almost 30 artists will be on display throughout the Georgian Colonial style building. The experience of viewing of the art is enhanced since each room is a unique décor, in several different style periods.

There are some perennial favorites that keep patrons returning to see what the artists are currently displaying. Wood artist Denver Sams is one of these. He will be offering, among his familiar turned pieces, fifteen made from wild cherry from the Purdue Horticulture Park. He will provide a turned bowl as a door prize from this richly hued wood, which happens to be his favorite.

Denver learned woodturning from a high school teacher in the hills of Kentucky and in several workshops of other gifted turners. He in turn has shared his skills with others. J. Michael Phelps, MD who has been a protégé of Denver’s for several years will be displaying alongside him this year. Phelps also favors Indiana native hardwoods such as cherry, walnut and maple in producing his turned pieces. Phelps is a radiologist at St. Vincent's in Williamsport, IN. He also has been a photographer for several years favoring nature and landscape subjects. (765.463-9226)

Diane Gee is displaying pottery at the hall for the first time this year. She first learned the art at her mother Eileen’s elbow at her facility, Eileen’s Studio in Indianapolis. Since retiring from IBM as a system’s engineer recently, Gee has built a pottery studio near her home. She does non-traditional deep carved pottery, with 80% functional and 20% art pieces. (765. 474-8887) (See photos)

John Oiler is bringing back his black and colored ink drawings to the event. This award winning artist studied art and history in Florence, Italy before embarking on a distinguished career, displaying his work from galleries in Indianapolis to NY, NY. He will be drawing portraits at the fair for $10.00. Fifty percent of the proceeds from the sale of his drawings will be donated to Duncan Hall. His phone is (765) 362-3436. His drawings can be found at

Sharon Owens of Inspired Fire Glass Studio will be providing an exciting demonstration of her advanced skills in the art of working with glass. Her studio, opened in 2002, teaches this art and offers her work as well as that of many local to international artists. Go to

There will be an exhibit of work from eight members of the Wabash Valley Watercolor Society. The group was formed in 1989 and now is 60 members strong. Go to www.wvwatercolor.html

Nine artists from Duncan Hall’s neighbor on Ferry St., Ferry St. Studios will have an exhibit in a variety of media. Go to 
Duncan Hall Art Fair Artists include:

Diane Gee, Pottery
Marsha Castello, Watercolor
Sharon Owens, Glass
Cheryl Dixon, Multi-media
Bobbie Vaughn, Candy Containers
David Beck, Wood
Linda Lauter, Watercolor
Mary Thomas Firestone, Pottery
Denver Sams, Wood
J. Michael Phelps, Wood
John Oiler, Portraits
Alice Harpel, Acrylics
Watercolor Society, Watercolor
Carolyn Cason
Shirley Freeman
Axie Frey
Jennie Drasin
Jane Marzoli
Cheryl Kaldahl
Barb Lee
Jo Honig
Pam Lassiter
Ferry St. Studio Artists
Rena Brouwer, Watercolor
Cherly Kaldahl, Watercolor
Holly Graef, Multi-media
Jenny Hulen, Watercolor
Karen Niebrugge, Pastels
Sandra Daniel, Oils
Kenneth Featherstone, Watercolor
Victoria Willis, Watercolor
Note: If this list is amended, an update will be provided

Duncan Hall is located at 619 Ferry in Downtown Lafayette. Refreshments will be available. For more information call (765) 742-4788 or go to