Most of us know John Mellencamp as a singer and songwriter.
But John also expresses himself by painting.
There is currently an exhibit of John’s paintings “John Mellencamp: Paintings and Assemblages” hosted by Jasper Community Arts at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center in Jasper Indiana.
Their website says of the exhibit: " Jasper Community Arts is pleased to present one of the first exhibitions at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center of John Mellencamp’s Paintings and Assemblages.
The creative spirit often finds multiple expressions and such is the case with John Mellencamp. Known primarily for his music, Mellencamp, is a legendary musician and long time activist. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and recipient of The Woody Guthrie Award.
He is also an accomplished painter who has seriously pursued painting for more than 35 years. He has had solo exhibitions at the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio; the Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, the Museum of Art—Deland, Florida, the Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia and three exhibits including a two man exhibition with Robert Rauschenberg at the famed ACA Galleries in New York City.”
Take a virtual tour of the exhibit below and get a closer look at the paintings and read more here.