Merry Johnson was graduated with honors from Indiana University in South Bend in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. Her degree focus was on painting, but she also pursued three semesters of traditional sculpture learning the technique of the lost wax method of casting bronze. She has won several awards in the Michiana area for her paintings and was chosen to exhibit a work for one year in the Indiana Lt. Governor’s office as part of the first Hoosier Women in Art exhibit in 2007. She was the assistant to the Symphony Center and Gallery director and was on the board of the Southern Shore Art Association’s “Visions” juried show committee for two years. Merry divides her time between her artistic endeavors, her children and grandchildren and her music. She is the principle flute for the LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra and LaPorte City Band. She also plays with the Michigan City Municipal Band, the Windiana Band in Valparaiso and performs with the Silver String Trio, Duneland Flute Quartet and the Chamber Winds Quintet. Her future plans are to continue her series with a new theme “Abandoned Wheels”. It will include her own photographs of abandoned cars and anything that has been left in the weather that has wheels. She also plans on continuing her love of sculpture.
Merry Johnson - Artist
Merry Johnson – Artist