Recognizing the marginalization and elitism within the local art community, William “Billy” Twymon II realized a dream by opening Twymon Art Gallery. It represents a diverse community of artists; it helps artists with getting their artwork gallery ready, teaches them how to price and display their work. He has created a space where marginalized artists can feel welcome, inspired and empowered. The gallery is open to all sorts of artists – visual artists, performance artists, jewelry makers, sculpture artists, etc. Many of the recent projects undertaken by Twymon Art Gallery have been aimed at creating change. Billy has opened the doors and spaces to develop artistic and creative expression in pursuit of raising awareness and challenging some of our community’s most systemic and persistent challenges. Billy is committed to using his voice and amplifying the voice of others. The exhibitions and projects of the past few years have been collaborative and inclusive of voices often marginalized.
Billy Twymon - Evansville, Indiana 2022