Old World Market

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Address: 76 South Washington St Valparaiso, IN 46383
Hours of Operation:
 Tuesday – Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm closed
Sunday – Monday

Staff Contact: Megan Marolf

Public Restrooms: NO
Public Parking: 
NO
Handicap Accessible: NO


    MEET KIMBERLY STOUT

  • ARTIST STATEMENT
    There really isn’t anything formal or conventional about me. I’ve just simply pushed a paint brush or writing utensil for the better part of my life. So, I suppose one might suggest that I am self-taught. In more recent years, I’ve found myself motivated to create images that appear to take on physical movement with color and/or texture. I feel most achieved when I’ve created a piece that I can’t take my own eyes off and I am able to sit back and quietly say to myself, “Now, that looks cool.” Moreover, I feel this when one of my works compels another viewer to actually want to reach out and touch it.
  • FEATURED ARTIST

    Contrapuntal Motion | Kimberly Stout | Old World Market | Mixed Media 38

  • MEET MARK YEE

  • ARTIST STATEMENT

    My abstract paintings are autobiographical. A first generation Chinese-American born in America, I really didn’t feel like I was Chinese. But now, I’m starting to embrace that idea by learning more about my culture.

    My paintings have dozens or hundreds of layers of paint. I drip, scrape and add layers the next day and the next, until weeks or months have gone by. A painting is finished when I step back and instead of wanting to add something, I feel like the painting is giving something back to me.

  • MEET CAROLYN MCAFEE

  • ARTIST STATEMENT

    “Oh, the secrets we develop while creating!” No. “The many versions of an art piece…” I can’t decide. Many times I look at artwork, movies, or structures and I get to enjoy them for a few seconds before I start imagining what the creator’s process was while developing each piece. I especially wonder what the early stages of development looked like. I think it’s because when I am creating art, the early stages are where I grow the most and where the piece changes the most dramatically. No matter how straight-forward I may think a piece is going to be, stumbling blocks, hold ups, and problems come hurtling at me at some point after I start it. Does this frustrate me? Yes. Do I start doubting myself? Yes. Does it make me want to just get up, make a glass of chocolate milk, clean the bathroom, mow the lawn, finish organizing the basement then get back to the painting later? YES! Sometimes I do need a break, but when I actually dig my heels in and keep going, I am forced to problem-solve and push past the doubt. I want to tell you that the feeling of accomplishment feels incredible when I can finally make it look right. When looking at other artist’s work, I know that person also had a direction and an idea, and they too had to change their piece due to restrictions or new ideas. Which leads me to wonder about all of the versions their piece might have been, and that what exists today is the triumphant design that earned the chance to be seen.

    I developed this technique after trying to paint an image of a foggy tree-lined street. Over eight hours later, with many layers of paint on my canvas, some spots became slick and the paint was not sticking anymore. I knew I could not revive the piece, so I just started experimenting and messing around with the extra paint I had on my palette. Feeling no pressure, knowing that I was just having fun, I was able to come up with a different way of painting. I started stacking wavy lines upon wavy lines, and interrupting sets of wavy lines with another set of wavy lines. This created an interesting texture and depth through a technique that was really fun to do. I got out a canvas board and started on the sky. From there, I had many decisions to make and still had stumbling blocks, but I knew that in order for people to see this fun technique, I not only had to finish it, but I had to be proud of it. If only everyone could see what this painting was originally envisioned to be, then saw the rough patch it went through, all the way to the minute before it was complete… All of those versions feel like a bunch of secrets!

  • FEATURED ARTWORK

    Carolyn McAfee | Old World Market | Acrylic on Canvas 24Wx18H

  • MEET MARK YEE

  • ARTIST STATEMENT

    My abstract paintings are autobiographical. A first generation Chinese-American born in America, I really didn’t feel like I was Chinese. But now, I’m starting to embrace that idea by learning more about my culture.

    My paintings have dozens or hundreds of layers of paint. I drip, scrape and add layers the next day and the next, until weeks or months have gone by. A painting is finished when I step back and instead of wanting to add something, I feel like the painting is giving something back to me.

  • FEATURED ARTWORK

    Mark Yee | Old World Market | Acrylic and ink on canvas

    Mark Yee | Old World Market | Acrylic on canvas