John(ny) McKee is a trained local artist with a BFA in photography from Herron School of Art. Along with his responsibilities for Ashland gallery he teaches beginning and intermediate drawing, and drawing instructor for the SMART program at the Indianapolis Art Center. He has been showing art locally for twenty years, most recently with shows at the Ashland Gallery, Editions Limited, Big Hat Books and Fine Arts, Mt. Comfort Gallery, The Bungalow Inc., Seed & Star Studios, and the Indianapolis Art Center, all in Indianapolis. He has been working with people with special needs for 14 years and continues to share this passion by teaching private lessons through Ashland Gallery for young adults with disabilities. He lives in Irvington Indiana with his wife Janeale.