Wabash, Ind. – Hilarie Couture, a self-taught artist and resident of Fort Wayne, will showcase her latest art exhibit titled
“Unity with Variety” at the Clark Gallery in the Honeywell Center from May 19 to June 18. The exhibit features 52 portrait
paintings of real people living in Fort Wayne. The exhibit is sponsored by Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems.
The exhibit’s theme, “Unity with Variety,” highlights the importance of diversity in the community and will feature various
mediums based on the collaboration of Hilarie and her subjects. The exhibit aims to tell the stories of the people portrayed
with an audio and visual experience for the viewer through short video interviews from each piece’s subject.
Hilarie’s experiences in her life have translated to her canvases as she is a self-taught artist who attended workshops
from many artists she admires. Hilarie has had solo shows, participated in various local and national group shows, and
curated her own traveling show in Vancouver, Washington, called “Founding Mothers Portraits of Progress,” where she
painted 55 portraits of women in her community to honor them.
Couture believes in giving back and sharing what she has learned to help other artists. She teaches workshops in her
studio and is an instructor for various art guilds, retirement facilities, community colleges, etc. Hilarie believes that art
education is important, especially at an early age, and has taught art history and the practical application of art principles
to homeschooled children weekly. Couture is represented by Attic Gallery, Camas, Washington, and Gallery K in Fort
Wayne; she is a member, and the current Vice President, of the Fort Wayne Artists Guild.
The exhibit will travel to venues throughout the community in 2023 so that more people have the opportunity to
The Clark Gallery hosts exhibits by students, amateurs, professional artists, and photographers. Visual art experiences
are an important part of the Honeywell Arts & Entertainment mission of providing arts, education, and entertainment for
all. To learn more, visit honeywellarts.org.
About Honeywell Arts & Entertainment
Honeywell Arts & Entertainment encompasses the full range of arts opportunities and venues of The Honeywell
Foundation, a nonprofit public charity based in Wabash, Indiana. The organization is dedicated to providing arts,
education, and entertainment for all through live entertainment, movies, arts education, cultural events, culinary
experiences, Honeywell Arts Academy, and more. Offerings take place at seven venues including the Honeywell Center,
Honeywell House, Eagles Theatre, Charley Creek Gardens, Dr. James Ford Historic Home, Clarkson House, and 13-24
Drive In. Honeywell Arts & Entertainment partners with a network of venues throughout the region to further the reach of
live entertainment programming. Honeywell Arts & Entertainment programs and activities are made possible by generous
donors and in part by the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal
agency. For more information about Honeywell Arts & Entertainment, please visit HoneywellArts.org.
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