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  • On the Friends Art Wall:
    Robert Jeffery

    I have been a Hoosier all of my life. I attended Butler University and Herron School of Art for my Bachelor's Degree.In 1965, I began my teaching career in Washington Township (Indianapolis) as an elementary art teacher, and later taught jewelry fabrication and drawing at Arlington High School.

  • On the Friends Art Wall:
    Robert Jeffery

    In 1968, I received my Master's degree from Indiana University, and in 1970, joined the art department at North Central High School, teaching jewelry/metalsmithing and photography. I retired in 1998.

  • On the Friends Art Wall:
    Robert Jeffery

    I have also taught at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Fort Benjamin Harrison, the Benjamin Harrison Home, and The Indianapolis Art Center.

  • On the Friends Art Wall:
    Robert Jeffery

    While I continued to make jewelry, I ventured into woodworking and painting along the way, and that is where my interests currently lie. My paintings to date have been mostly created using acrylics because I love the immediacy and continual learning process that they provide. I have studied in Florida with Francesco Agresti; and most recently, with Joseph Melancon.

Who are the Friends?

The Friends are people just like you who want to support the library financially and/or by volunteering. We raise funds for the library's programs, special equipment and services. We volunteer at the book sales and bookstore. We award an annual scholarship to a high school senior who works or volunteers for the library. The Friends host the Art Wall in the main lobby area. Images from this month's artist can be seen above.

The Friends Mission: A membership organization of dedicated volunteers who serve as library advocates, and who plan and implement fundraising efforts to support library programs, collections and special projects.