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     2nd Wednesdays
at The Workshop
Hear local    creatives tell their stories.
Small Talk/s

Small Talk/s is a speaker series featuring local creatives telling their stories. Through this program CAAC aims to highlight the varied and circuitous paths our local creatives take in their careers.

The format for Small Talk/s is casual, fun and flexible. The audience is encouraged to ask questions and interject throughout your talk. Humor and irreverence is welcome and encouraged.

Speaker Schedule

January 11, 2023

Peter Gethin Thomas

Artist and Painter

Small Talk/s

2nd Wednesday of each month

at The Workshop

4389 North Long Road, Columbus, IN

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5:30 pm Refreshments 

6:00 pm Small Talk/s 

Upcoming Small Talk
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Peter Gethin Thomas

Artist and Educator

January 11, 2023

Peter Gethin Thomas is an artist and educator. He served as the art director of a federal agency in Washington, D.C., the Dean of the Corcoran School of Art, and chairman of the painting departments at state universities in New York and Tennessee, where he also taught. Peter holds a BFA and MA in fine arts from the University of Alabama and a Certificate of Art from the University of Mexico City. He has also lived and studied in Europe.

Peter has held one-person shows in a dozen states and has participated in numerous group shows nationally. His paintings, drawings and watercolors are in hundreds of collections. His art appears in the public collections of MIT, the Louisiana Arts and Science Center, American University, the former Corcoran Gallery of Art, the State University of New York – Potsdam, and the Federal Reserve Board. His work in included in the holdings of multiple corporate collections, such as, Columbia Pictures, IBM, The Student Loan Marketing Association (Sallie Mae), Embassy Suites, American Public Power Association, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, Deloitte and Touche and the law firms of Arnold & Porter, Fulbright & Jaworski, and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

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Daren P. Redman

Textile Artist and Bown County Indiana Artisan

November 9, 2022

Daren’s art quilts are made from her own hand-dyed fabrics, representing abstract landscapes in textiles. The endless colors in the leaves, grasses, tree trunks, moss in the Indiana landscape is a constant inspiration. Other inspirations are from abstract American artists like Stuart Davis and Lee Krasner.

Daren is an Indiana Artisan, a member of the Studio Art Quilts Association and is helping curate the art displays at the Columbus Learning Center. 

Her artist residencies have been at various out of door locations, where she sets up a dye studio to dye silk and cotton to match the leaves, trees, grass, tree trunks and geological formations. She spent three weeks at the Grand Canyon as an artist in residency and a week at the Mill Race Center and the Brown County State Park. 


Past Small Talk/s
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Nick Abstract

Muralist / Artist

September 14, 2022

Nick Abstract is a color-blind contemporary artist/muralist, specializing in geometric abstraction. His works are inspired by architecture with stylistic nods to graphic design and graffiti writing. Nick currently resides in Indianapolis, IN (USA) and travels to produce work worldwide.


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Yoonji Jung

Graphic Designer

August 10, 2022

Yoonji’s early career aspirations, in chronological order: graphic designer, market researcher, and English teacher. She gets to use most of the foundational skills of the aforementioned jobs in her current role as the founder/designer of Good Creatives. She puts on different hats from designing visual identity, designing editorial designs such as annual reports, print/digital magazines to project management for nonprofit organizations around the world. Yoonji has called Indiana home since 2015, where her home has also been in South Korea and Turkey. Yoonji is also a mother of a 1-year old girl, Reyhan Demir. Before Reyhan’s arrival, she used to enjoy her weekends hosting friends and playing board games.



Louis Joyner


June 8, 2022

Louis Joyner is an architect who has been practicing in Columbus for over 30 years. He is a member of the AIA, a registered interior designer, and historic preservation specialist. In addition to his practice, Louis teaches in the J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program of Indiana University.


Louis has done significant advocacy work on behalf of Columbus’ buildings, having co-authored seven National Historic Landmark applications. He has extensively advised facilities teams at the Crump Theater, North Christian Church, and First Christian Church to recommend best practices for responsible stewardship.



Jamie Evelyn Goldsborough

Architect, Graphic Designer, Writer

May 11, 2022

Jamie Evelyn Goldsborough (b. 1990, she/her) is an eccentric, multi-scale designer with history and skill in coupling messaging and the built environment. She is interdisciplinarily trained in graphic design, architecture, writing, and research. Jamie is currently the Creative Director at Landmark Columbus Foundation.

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Jan Lucas

Actor and Author

April 13, 2022

Jan Lucas is an actor working extensively in the Indianapolis area. She began her career working in Chicago at the Goodman and Steppenwolf theaters, among many others.

In Los Angeles, she worked for a number of years doing commercials, movies, and had a featured role on the series “The Human Factor”.  After returning to the midwest, she has worked at the Phoenix Theater, Summit Performance, Jewish Theater of Bloomington and the Indiana Repertory Theater. She was most recently seen as Bib the goat in Alabaster at the Phoenix. Some of her favorite roles include Helen in The House That Jack Built and Dr. Livingston in Agnes of God at IRT, and Miriam in the one-woman show Apples In Winter. 

She has written plays for young audiences and a memoir entitled My Beautiful Leukemia.

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Loran Bohall 

Designer, Fabricator and Musician 

March 9, 2022

Loran is a Columbus native and a fourth generation woodworker. He is committed to beautiful designs that keep alive and celebrate true craftsmanship.


Loran founded Bohall Design and Fabrication in 2016 leads a team of seven people. When he’s not in the studio he is a member of Bigfoot Yancey an Indianapolis-based band. 


Small Talk/s is produced by Echo Bravo, a creative collective working in Columbus.

Studio 207 is made possible by lead gifts from Amy & John McCormick and Victoria Griffin, grants from the Efroymson Family Fund and Columbus Museum of Art & Design, and by donations from the community.