Carr named artist of the month at National Art Museum of Sport

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One of Carmel’s own has been named artist of the month for December at the National Art Museum of Sport.

The institution, at 850 West Michigan St. in Indianapolis, chose Donna Carr for her painting she created after traveling to Sochi for the Winter Olympics in Russia.

Carr was the subject of a cover story in Current in Carmel in June and since then she’s finished several new pieces.

The museum describes her thusly: “Donna Carr enjoys painting athletes. She finds their passion and intensity inspiring . . . doing what most of us cannot.  They are fearless and driven. Their muscles and form are what makes these paintings exciting. The drama of their movements presents an image that, even when seen in a two-dimensional painting, conveys high energy and beauty that bring us into their world.”

Carr told Current she was excited about the recent honor and ever since the article ran there’s been an increase in attention for her paintings. She’s excited to have everyone see her paintings, which take hours of meticulous work.

Her work will be on display at the museum this month. Her other works are often displayed at ArtSplash Gallery in Carmel. Call 931-8600 for hours and information.


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