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  • The Best of This American Life – I Have Listened to Them All

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    You may ask yourself, who in the world has time to listen to all of these podcasts? Well, I do. During my waves of intense artistic production I spend upwards of 16 hours a day in the studio. Much of this work can be tedious and requires a strong amount of focus while creating. Years […]

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  • 5 Months in the Making – The Urschel Laboratories Mural


    Below I walk through a bit of the process, the content, and the journey of creating this piece and at the end please enjoy the time lapse video of me creating this awesome mural. Here I am rolling on a layer of gesso. Preliminary mapping out the composition in charcoal Since the mural is almost […]

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  • Urschel Laboratories Mural


    About two years ago, I was approached by Rick Urschel, a long-time collector of my work and CEO of Urschel Laboratories, about creating a mural in their new world headquarters located near Valparaiso, Indiana. After many discussions and progress on the new headquarters, I’ll officially begin creating a 10×40′ mural featuring a historical timeline of their company […]

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  • Behind the Scenes – Creating a Show

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    This is a glimpse into my studio for the 2 months it took me to create the 40 new works for my solo exhibit “Vanishing Points”. Here are a few of the concept sketches: Nappanee Farm Sketch   Sheridan Farm Sketch   Wall Farm Sketch   Deceptively Warm Sketch   Platinum Twilight Sketch   Inspired […]

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  • Vanishing Points – Solo Exhibit


    The Harrison Center for the Arts presents Vanishing Points, new work by Justin Vining. In creating this body of work, Vining has explored and embraced both the old and the new. The show incorporates paintings in his signature style – instantly recognizable whimsical cityscapes, farm houses and landscapes in oils, acrylics and watercolors employing bright, […]

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  • New Gallery Representation – Sigman’s Gallery


    A year & a half ago I walked into Sigman’s Gallery in Broad Ripple for the first time.  It was about 2 weeks before the Broad Ripple Art Fair and I heard through the grapevine that at that time Sigman’s had a small warehouse with some beautiful second hand frames that could be purchased at […]

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  • Studio Visit Video – Harrison Center for the Arts

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    I moved into the Harrison Center last January but recently moved into a new studio space within the building.  I am in love with my new creative space & this video provides some excellent insight into my work & studio. Studio Visits: Justin Vining from Harrison Center for the Arts on Vimeo.

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  • Visiting Triton Elementary School

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    I attended Triton Elementary School for 4th, 5th, & 6th grade, and last spring I was invited back by their principal to be the guest speaker for their annual “Trojan PRIDE” convocation.  Jeremy Riffle, the Principal, tried to manage my expectations that this day was a big deal for their students and I don’t know what […]

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  • Photos from the Madron Gallery Exhibit in Chicago

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    The Madron Gallery is located in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago and has an impressive collection of American paintings, drawings and prints from the era 1890-1940 as well as modern to contemporary.        

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  • I Promise I am Listening – ICLEF Series

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    There is a common misconception that in a lecture situation, if someone is doodling/drawing, they are not paying attention, however, this is just not always the case.  For as long as I can remember I have been a doodler.  I found that I would actually focus on the speaker better if my hands were occupied. […]

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