The Ameristar Gallery is home to the Foundry Art Centre's Emerging Artist Series.
Artists fresh on the art scene can display their work to introduce their style to the local art community. 


Dion Hitchings

Portraits on Recycled Trash

December 15, 2017 - January 26, 2018


Dion describes his artwork as childlike, colorful, self-revealing, erotic, funny, strange and lots of eyes. my
inspirations come from many places - people i see and work with, dreams, the garden, news, guests on the
jerry springer show, my american indian heritage, movies and sex. i use only children’s art supplies - crayons, hilighters, magic markers, collage, colored pens and the spirograph.

Artists that have influenced me over the years are jean michael basquait, aubrey beardsley, peter max, 
toulouse-lautrec,gustav klimt and the illustrator alan cober.
All work submitted drawn on found consumer box tops.  

Dion Hitchings was born in Saint Louis, Missouri where he took up drawing at the young age of three years old. From there, he went on to study Fine Arts at Washington University.

After graduating and moving to New York City, Dion worked for Bloomingdales, Avon and Saks Fifth Avenue. After living through several tragedies, Dion embraced his love for art and resumed the passion that he once had as a child. Thus, he regained his career as a full time artist.