Lewis Carl and Teresa Roche, Local Greenville Artists being recognized in Indie Craft Parade

On September 13-19, 2019 at Timmons Arena, 3300 Poinsett Hwy, local Greenvillians will gather to celebrate the resurgence of handmade goods throughout the South. The Parade highlights the care necessary to craft things by hand and encourages the rise of small, local and regional brands. Tickets are available at the door for $6 and children under 12 are free!

Two of the makers being presented from Greenville are Lewis Carl and Teresa Roche.

Lewis Carl focuses on 2D Painting with mixed media compositions that fuse color, texture, and shape, reflecting his unlikely journeys in Greenville and throughout Europe. After graduating from Bob Jones University with a BS in Graphic Design (1997) and an MA in Art-Studio Performance, Lewis served as a freelance artist and designer while also mentoring and teaching the Bible within the surrounding communities of Venice, Italy for 13 years. He currently serves as an assistant professor of the School of Fine Arts and Communication Art + Design Division at BJU.

Teresa Roche has always had an eye for creating things beautiful and inspiring. She believes that art is a direct window to your soul, she bravely notes that “being willing to take chances and to fail in order to end up with something worthy,” is the key to gratifying work. Her unique design process using wood, paper, and acrylic paint inspired by memories and her family. Teresa’s experience in her bridal store, theater, and dance studio also helps inspire the beautiful art she displays in her own art gallery and in the homes of countless local Greenvillians.

For more information on the Indie Craft Parade visit their website: http://www.makerscollective.org/indiecraftparade

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