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Discover local artists, venues, and cultural events.

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Eric Kaufmann

Eric Kaufmann

Kaufmann Pottery

Designing my own artwork pushes me to practice what I teach. I find that continuing to learn, and produce pottery both feed my inspiration. I also particularly enjoy following up with students over the last nineteen years as they have pursued art or other areas.

Ceramics
Jerry Peters

Jerry Peters

Jerry Peters, Theater

Goshen Theater Technical Director. Also freelance builder. Theatrical lighting, sound, set building.

Ceramics
Christa Jones

Christa Jones

Christa Jones, Music Education

Christa Jones is a proud Goshen resident and has been the General Music Teacher at Concord West Side Elementary School since 2013. She is passionate about providing a positive, engaging music classroom environment where students can grow personally and musically, and she is actively involved at Elkhart Civic Theater.

Ceramics
Raj

Raj

Raj, Painter

Greetings: It is with great pleasure that I would like to introduce you to my art work. My name is Valiyapurayil Rajagopalan ( aka Raj) ,I was born and raised in Kerala, and migrated to the U.S with my family in 1971.The state of Kerala is in the South West of India, was called "Paradise" by Paul Miller in National Geographic, also has been called "God's own country", because of it lush green color, coconut palms, paddy fields and the backwaters of the Arabian Sea. All that was what inspired me to paint. However I paint the temples, and scenes from Kerala, and have also moved into scenes from other parts of India, and the Western World too, which include cityscapes and waterscapes. I have held one man shows, and have had some of my paintings in Germany, India and of course in the U.S.

Ceramics
Jess Koscher

Jess Koscher

Jess Koscher, Artist

Jess Koscher is an Elkhart native who makes a living by being both creative and strategic. She has been a part of the Goshen Clay Artists’ Guild since 2003. While clay is her preferred medium currently, she has also known for her photography and jewelry making.

Ceramics
Denise Potter

Denise Potter

Denise Potter, Painter

I am a watermedia artist that loves to paint landscapes, florals, intuitive paintings of all sorts, and children’s and animal portraits. You can see samples of my work on Instagram @denisepotter4163. I am a member of the Goshen Painters Guild where I also teach some classes. I do take commissions. Contact me at denpot06@gmail.com

Ceramics
Mark Goertzen

Mark Goertzen

Mark Goertzen, Potter

Mark Goertzen has been working full time as a potter since 1989. Studied Art at Bethel College, North Newton Kansas, but enjoys the limitless potential clay has challenged him with since his first class. Making both one-of-a kind and production pots.

Ceramics
Michael Comby

Michael Comby

9th Circle Painting

Mostly self-taught artist working in acrylics, alcohol inks, and resin.

Ceramics
Olivia R Copsey

Olivia R Copsey

4/4 design

Olivia Copsey is the owner of 4/4 design. 4/4 Design specializes in creating music, pottery, photography and design, and creating *for people who make music, pottery, photography and design. A multidimensional freelance business 4/4 is ready to design your next poster, sing at your next event, or photograph what's special to you.

Ceramics
Caitlin Lanctot

Caitlin Lanctot

She Dreams In Colors

Caitlin Lanctot is a jewelry maker that creates metalwork and enamel jewelry, using Sterling Silver, Copper, and Brass. Love of color and texture, as well as references to nature, are reflected in her work. Customers have described her work as: “unexpected,” “vibrant,” “fresh,” “geometric,” “earthy,” and “heirloom quality.” A graduate of Goshen College and former art teacher, Caitlin is currently a member of the Goshen Jewelers Guild. She works and sometimes teaches from the guild, as well as her home studio. Her work is for sale locally and online in her Etsy shop, SheDreamsInColors.

Ceramics
Bob Smoker

Bob Smoker

Bob Smoker Clay Art

I’m captivated by the nature of clay. On one hand very pliable and on the other very permanent when fired. I enjoy employing recurring details of texture and colors when creating a piece. A founding member of Goshen Clay Artists Guild...what a joy it has been!

Ceramics
Jason Ropp

Jason Ropp

Jason Ropp, Musician

Jason is a guitarist, singer songwriter, and essayist who leans into the hard edges of life, looking for honest words to help us get through. Depending on the particular project, the aesthetic ranges from folk and folk rock to hard rock duos to full band indie.

Ceramics
Heather Potsander

Heather Potsander

Artspots

Heather Potsander is a local elementary art teacher and owner of Artspots, which offers children's art classes from her home. She also does group painting classes for all ages and upcycled sewing (t-shirt quilts, curtains from bib numbers, etc.)

Ceramics
Scott Lehman

Scott Lehman

The Tumbleweed Jumpers

The Tumbleweed Jumpers are a musical collective focused on kicking out the Jammiest, Horn-filled Americana tunes this side of Amish Country.

Ceramics
The Local Co. 132

The Local Co. 132

Through cooperative practices, we support local artists with business education, experience, and commerce. The Local Co. 132 is a 501(c)3 non-profit art organization.

Ceramics
Ted Yoder

Ted Yoder

Ted Yoder, Musician

Ted Yoder’s passionate playing style and easy-going personality make him a natural live and online star. Why? Because until you hear Ted Yoder, it’s impossible to imagine that one wooden stringed instrument can sound like an entire rock band or a whole symphony orchestra all in one. A national champion and sure virtuoso labeled “the Bela Fleck of the hammered dulcimer”.

Ceramics
Rafael Barahona

Rafael Barahona

R3 Design

I am a brand strategy design consultant. Together with a powerful network of design and web professionals, we help businesses grow, gain new customers as well as develop long lasting relationships with those customers.

Ceramics
Marcia Yost

Marcia Yost

Director of the Arts - Goshen College

Marcia Yost is a lifelong Goshen Resident who has been dedicated to enriching the performing arts in Goshen. She is an award-winning choral director as well as a vocalist and church musician. Yost is a sought after choral clinician spending time with high school choral programs throughout the Midwest. She has expertise in arts management and theater direction.

Ceramics
Persis Wade

Persis Wade

Persis Wade, Artist

I am a ceramic artist intrigued by the natural physical touch of my fingers to the clay driven by impulse. I create vessel inspired sculptures that are characterized by texture and movement.

Ceramics
Chrissy Hodnett

Chrissy Hodnett

Graphic Designer

I'm a Goshen native with a bachelor degree in communication arts and graphic design with concentrations in Computer Graphics and Multimedia Entrepreneurial Training in the Arts. I work as a graphic designer at a wedding supply company. I do freelance work on the side. My focuses are design and illustration.