Now on display: Tomás Howie

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Through March, Fishers-based artist Tomás Howie’s collection of charcoal portraits will be on display at Hearthstone Coffee House & Pub in Fishers.

Dubbed “Ordinary People,” the exhibit features portraits in charcoal and oil pastel drawn by Howie, a self-taught artist and co-founder of Halcyon Arts, along with his wife, Cathy.

“The general idea is we’re trying to celebrate the extraordinary nature of everyday folks,” Howie said. “We all have a spirituality that transcends everyday life. Hopefully, the drawings have captured a bit of that.”

The exhibit is part of Hearthstone’s goal to be an “active member in the arts,” Howie said.

With the nonprofit Halycon Arts he and his wife run, Howie spends his time trying to bridge what he described as a disconnect between the arts and churches.

“Our role is to connect churches and Christian artists, and help them understand they have a role in the arts community,” Howie said. “A lot of churches have given up visual art. They’ve kind of handed it off to the secular community. We want them to know they have a role in the arts, and to let the arts know they have an ally in the church.”

“Ordinary People” will be on display at Hearthstone Coffee House & Pub, 8235 E. 116th St., Fishers, through the end of March. More information about Howie and his work is available online at www.tomashowie.com. Information about Halcyon Arts can be found at www.halcyonarts.com.

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