In Memoriam

In Memory of Lois Horth

Lois and Doug Horth joined The Portfolio in 1987. She was a force of nature. A highly driven and intelligent person, Lois' list of achievements is long and impressive including: the Metropolitan Development Commission, an Indianapolis Museum of Art docent, a member of the Day Nursery Auxillary, and much more. From behind the scenes she impacted Indianapolis for the better and helped launch what is now ArtMix (Very Special Arts Indiana.) Lois served as president of The Portfolio in 1995-1996.


In Memory of Shirley Wolfley

Shirley and Ed Wolfley joined The Portfolio in 1995. Shirley was also a long-time member of Meridian Methodist Church, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Stansfield Circle, and the Miniature Dreambuilders. She was passionate about the art of miniatures creating wicker chairs, flower arrangements, and other tiny pieces for her many dollhouses.


In Memory of Alice Usher

Alice received her BFA from the University of Michigan, and then studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. After WWII she settled in Indianapolis with her husband and continued her studies in sculpture with David Rubins at Herron School of Art. She became locally known for her portrait busts of children and for commissions for the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis. “The Little Gardener” stands in the Cloister Garden
at Trinity Episcopal Church, and “St. Francis” faces Monument Circle from the wall of Christ Church Cathedral. Alice was a memer of The Portfolio from 1961-1982 and 2000-2014 and president in 1977-78.


In Memory of Jerry Henricks

Jerry and Beth Henricks joined The Portfolio in 2008. After years in the electronics industry as a sales and marketing executive, Jerry had a second career as a photographic artist selling his work at art fairs in the Midwest as well as writing under the name of Wordman. Appearing in more than a dozen HH Gregg commercials, he was the cantankerous grandpa that appeared in the ad series in the 1990’s.