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Amanda Sibrel is an accomplished woodworker and artist who studied at the Kansas City Arts Institute. Receiving her Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Printmaking in 2004, she returned to
Amanda Sibrel is an accomplished woodworker and artist who studied at the Kansas City Arts Institute. Receiving her Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Printmaking in 2004, she returned to her hometown of Evansville, Indiana shortly after graduation. Sibrel’s work offers a glimpse into Evansville’s past and present. Her curiosity for the obscure stems from childhood; and she is inspired by local Catholic churches, Victorian homes, and figures made available through photos sold at antique shops. She uniquely combines these visual reminiscences and presents them through her art, inviting viewers to contemplate who and why certain people and objects are portrayed in her pieces.
Using wood panels as support for her paintings, Sibrel incorporates the natural grain into the composition of her work. The texture offered from the panel adds depth to the caricatures, or generates the illusion of a home. In a 2017 exhibition at the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana’s Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery entitled, Amanda Sibrel: My House Was Built with Wood from Your Family Tree, her installation focused on her connection to her childhood home located on Chandler Avenue. Amanda Sibrel’s work is on exhibition in the John Streetman Alcove through April 28.