Fishers couple display art at Stutz open house


About 70 artists, six of them from Hamilton County, will open their studios to visitors during the two-day, 20th annual Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House Friday and Saturday.

Fishers residents Bruce Moore and Sally Moore will participate in the event, which is designed to give patrons the chance to see artwork in the setting where it’s created.

The married duo shares a 900-square-foot studio (B-345) at the Stutz.

They met when Sally was directing her own gallery on Massachusetts Avenue in Indianapolis, and Bruce inquired about whether she wanted to see his work.

Bruce uses water colors or water media and creates his works on a 100-percent polypropylene material called Yupo.

Sally is a trained jeweler who uses sterling and 14 ct. gold precious metals, as well as exotic stones, for her designs.

She said some of the hand-picked gems never before shown will go on display at the show, and Bruce will have two abstract series on display at the open house.

Another of Bruce’s works went on display at the Indianapolis Museum of Art on Sunday.

“The open house has become one of the city’s rites of spring,” said Tom Potter, a photographer and co-chair of the 2013 open house. “This year, there’s an even more diverse mix of studios and art to see than ever.”

Artwork ranges from paintings, drawings and photography, to sculpture, jewelry and furniture. The event also offers a rare chance to see vintage cars on display in the historic Stutz car factory.