916 SE 6th St Evansville IN United States 47713
BHS&G is Evansville's only official live/work/sell art space and offers original fine art in a unique setting. Located at 916 SE Sixth Street in the historic Louise Kramer House, a Queen Anne cottage in the Arts District, visitors are invited into the artist's residence to view his work in a home setting. Three parlors of the restored 'painted lady' serve as the gallery, while Billy's loft studio is located on the upper level. BHS&G is the model for the adaptive re-use of small, historic houses for artists and artisans relocating to this unique downtown neighborhood.
Billy, a Chicago native and former New Orleanian moved to Evansville in 2005. His unique style and fresh perspective have earned him numerous art and civic awards and the reputation as a noted artist in the city, an urban art pioneer, and the nickname Mr. Arts District.
Billy works in several media, principally in acrylic and oil on canvas; watercolor, pastel, charcoal, pen & ink on paper; unique prints; and sculpture. He also has built costumes, stage and party sets, and restored two historic houses. Billy's most popular works are his architectural portraits, whose subjects range from the grand to prosaic; tree and garden portraits; human and animal portraiture; and wire sculptures.
Billy's work is also sold through the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana (318 Main Street in Innovation Pointe, 422-2111, M-F, 9-5) and just around the corner from his gallery at artWorks, inside the River City Food Co-op (116 Washington, 401-7301, open daily).