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Bourne Schweitzer Gallery Presents

Carol Brenner Tobe

July 2 – August 21, 2021

Opening Reception: July 2, 2021, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

137 East Main Street, New Albany, IN

Carol Brenner Tobe has lived in Floyds Knobs, Indiana for over fifty years.  She is a graduate in Fine Arts from the University of Louisville where she was a Hite Scholar and studied with noted landscape painter Eugene Leake; well-known Louisville artist Mary Spencer Nay; and Charles Crodel, German artist and visiting professor.  Tobe worked in the fields of historic preservation and art gallery and historical museum administration.  She is the retired director of the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind in Louisville. Creating art has always had a primary place in her busy life and the works in this exhibit are Tobe’s most recent paintings.




To purchase works or for more information contact Julie Schweitzer at julie@artseed.art or 502-649-3320.

Thank you for your support of the Arts!

Knock on Wood 2020

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August 15th – November 6th, 2020

Opening Reception has been rescheduled for the safety of our patrons. We hope to have an in-person opening show reception sometime in the near future. We are open by appointment only. Please call for an appointment. Thank you for your understanding in these trying times.

137 East Main Street, New Albany, IN


We are excited to be opening a new exhibit, however the opening reception will be affected by Covid-19 precautions and the reception date and format may change. Please subscribe to our newsletter for updates.

Please join us for this exciting exhibit featuring the work of five local wood artists. Paul Schreck, Alan Shrebtienko, Floyd Cornett, and collaborators Clay Colvin and James Michael Kearney.

All five artists live and work in Southern Indiana and are self-taught.

Paul Schreck and his wife are retired health care workers. They moved to a farm in southern Indiana with their children in the 80’s to “homestead”.  The material for his exquisitely crafted tables is harvested from his farm. His passion is creating something beautiful from wood that otherwise would be firewood. His furniture pieces include “live edge” and epoxy, and intricately pieced tabletops.

Alan Shrebtienko retired as physics professor after losing his sight. He had always loved wood turning since creating his first piece in high school. He now creates incredibly detailed segmented vessels and bowls. The pieces are created by engineering and gluing hundreds to thousands of pieces of various woods together. The effect is stunning. In 2020 he won top prize in the America Printing House Insights Exhibit.


Floyd Cornett’s creations evolved through his love of art and his profession as an autobody technician. He has always created art, and wood, clay, and metal have now become a passion. Inspired by the availability of barrels tops from the bourbon Industry and local woods, Cornett creates fluid sculptures and commissioned barrel top carvings.

Clay Colvin and James Michael Kearney met through their love of driftwood, anthropology, and local history. Colvin’s business degree and Kearney’s master’s in construction management came together to create the perfect collaboration for their creations. Their works feature masterfully created abstract sculptures and furniture.

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Please join us to meet the artists and enjoy this wonderful exhibit.

We are open by appointment. Masks are required. We are available Monday – Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00. Call to schedule an appointment.

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Pieces can be purchased at https://www.artseed.art/product-category/wooden/

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2020 Exhibit Schedule

August 15th - November 6th: Knock on Wood

Opening reception: Postponed.

November 6th – January 8th: Holiday Exhibit

Opening reception: TBA

Homepage Photo Credit:

Annabelle Chernov (Age 13)

Title: Fern Leaves

Submission for ArtEcoTech Cultural Pass, 2020