Automotive art on display

NAPPANEE — The intricate pattern of spokes in a motorcycle wheel, the iconic silhouette of a classic Corvette, the gleam of chrome on a fender: these are the things that “rev up” artist, Branden Hochstetler.  His realistic paintings of classic vehicles were show stoppers at the Spring Into Art sale sponsored by the Nappanee Public Library in April, and Hochstetler is back at the library for a one-man show in November. 
Growing up in his father’s car restoration shop, Hochstetler naturally has an affinity for painting “pretty much anything with a motor that goes fast,” he says.  A self-taught artist, he has been honing his art since he was a child.  After graduating from crayons, he experimented with graphite and Prismacolor then moved on to the acrylic paintings visitors will see in his show, which runs Nov. 4 through Nov. 30, at the library (157 N. Main St.).
Regular operating hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. All work is for sale with 30 percent of the profits benefitting the Friends of the Nappanee Public Library. 
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