Zionsville Times Sentinel

Local News

August 21, 2013

Artist speaks up for change

Zionsville — When Doug Arnholter’s artwork and studio in the Village were vandalized recently, he didn’t notify the police; instead, he went to the community via social media.

Why? A couple reasons: He knows it was his own fault for being trusting and leaving his artwork and tools out in the open, and he believes everyone should be able to live in a culture of integrity where neighbors and their belongings are treated with respect. To that end, the local artist decided to use his misfortune as a teachable moment.

Making his creations is his job, and his artwork sells as far away as Los Angeles, Pittsburgh and Miami. His commissioned work and direct sales pay his bills.

“This is how I eat,” said Arnholter, who creates large-scale hung work, sculptures, interactive pieces and even fabric art. “I think there’s a lack of awareness. I want people to know.”

The artist believes it was “bored kids” with a different perception of the world who vandalized his work. He hopes parents are providing good role models for their children and teaching them responsibility, integrity, respect and other upstanding qualities so they’ll find more productive things to do than vandalize other people’s property.

See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.

1
Text Only
Local News
Order Times Sentinel photos


Photos from April 2014

Facebook
Twitter Updates
AP Video
Raw: Royal Couple Visits Australia Mountains Raw: Pro-Russian Militants Killed on Base Captain of Sunken South Korean Ferry Apologizes Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later Sister of Slain MIT Officer Reflects on Bombing Raw: Blast at Tennessee Ammunition Plant Kills 1 Hoax Bomb Raises Anxiety in Boston Egypt Clamps Down on Mosques to Control Message After Fukushima, Japan Eyes Solar Power New York Auto Show Highlights Latest in Car Tech Ex-California City Leader Gets 12 Year Sentence Disbanding Muslim Surveillance Draws Praise Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks Passengers Abuzz After Plane Hits Swarm of Bees Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Are School Dress Codes Too Strict?
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide