Tilling Soil with All My X's in Texas
5'9" (W) x 6'4" (H)
Oil Painting on Stretched Canvas 2002
#5 of the Fox Force Five Series
7' x 20" Oil Painting on Stretched Canvas
Original footage from the Time Machine
inside the Everyday Inventors Gallery
The original commercial advertisement
for the Everyday Inventors Gallery
The name Everyday Inventors was invented in February of 2002 out of a mission statement: Everyday everyone holds the potential to create.
In May of 2002, a gallery named the Everyday Inventors had opened in Indianapolis with the goal of showcasing unique artwork by local artists with a focus on selling to the everyday person. The gallery included an ongoing, interactive, installation called the time machine, an art vending machine, mystery photo rolls, coloring books, stickers, a free shelf with supplies, and their very own set of Everyday Inventors Trading Cards.
Hosting both music and art events, the Everyday Inventors played with thematic art shows named, Science + Art Fair, Everything Goes Better with Alcohol, 2012: The Year of the Spanish Tiger, Photographs & Fungi, Beyond Enron, and Time Travel. The gallery helped usher in a new era with many other galleries that were growing the Fountain Square area as an arts scene in Indianapolis.
In August of 2004, like so many other galleries that came and went to pave the way for better communities, the gallery Everyday Inventors closed its doors to the public after just two years.
Over the years and through a multitude of other creative endeavors, the idea of the Everyday Inventors has continued and has now reemerged with Letterbox to form Orca Arts.