May 20, 2022

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Billy Twymon opening art gallery in Lincoln Avenue home in Evansville

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Billy Twymon moved to Evansville some 30 yrs ago, and he only planned to be listed here for a month.

Now, a few decades later, Twymon hasn’t just stayed, he’s also set down roots and contributed to the nearby artwork community.

Art is a passion for Twymon, a Detroit indigenous who’s now 70 many years aged, and he’s opening a new place this 7 days to support others delight in it.

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Twymon’s new gallery, TwymonArt, is in an uncommon environment: A house.

It is situated at 1015 Lincoln Ave., a two-story household that now stands as residence for Tymon’s function and that of 17 other artists.

“As an artist, I could presently see it visually. I was presently transferring stuff about,” he explained about picking out the place.

Billy Twymon checks out the lighting circuit for the new sign in front of TwymonArt  at 1015 Lincoln Avenue Monday morning, March 21, 2022. The new space offers a bottom floor gallery for displaying art and upstairs holds his art studio and a recording studio.

Twymon has specified up his other specialist pursuit, a Downtown coffee shop termed Java Bean. He retired from that industrial quest and started out investing in his art.

Not sensation like the metropolis beforehand available a great deal room for artists of colour, he stated he established out to generate his individual. In 2016, he opened a gallery with a hope of drawing in artists from all walks of existence. That gallery, at 3,000 square toes, also boasted a studio and was positioned on North Burkhardt Highway on the city’s East Aspect.

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