Thursday, September 06, 2007

Weekend Preview (September Kick Off)

This is it. The big September Art Season. With lots to do and see this weekend it may make seeing everything difficult but you may as well try. Another good guide is the IDADA First Friday Map.


The Curious City
Opening Reception, 6-10pm
at the Harrison Center for the Arts

The Curious City show will feature over 30 local artists. In the Harrison Gallery, renowned Indianapolis artist Kipp Normand will exhibit original works including 12 pieces inspired by revitalization projects supported by LISC. Another highlight of the show will be works by Penelope Dullaghan, a former art director at Young & Laramore whose whimsical illustrations have attracted national attention.

Visitors to the September 7 opening will be able to take the new tour, and will also be treated to multimedia installations, video presentations, live music by Ebenezer & the Hymnmasters and “The Institute for Future Past Learning,” featuring “professors” including Chromo Ulvan, the Psychohistorian; and Future Rapper and Geolinguist, Michael Kaufmann.

In addition, the artists who occupy the 19 studios at the Harrison Center will open their spaces and have work on display. Work by Kyle Ragsdale and David Finegan will be exhibited in the gallery annex. Even the exterior courtyard will showcase art, with pieces by Kyle Ragsdale, Bill Rasdell, Quincy Owens, Craig McCormick and Judith G. Levy.

A Year of Alchemy: Anniversary Show,
at ALCHEMY Art + Aesthetics

This group show is comprised of select artists that have been involved with ALCHEMY since inception including Robert Meko, Rene Gonzalez, Mark Miller, Peter Shear and Ryan Abegglen. Celebrate our 1 year anniversary at the opening reception on Sept. 7 from 7pm–Midnight.

"Who Knows, Micah?"
featuring the work of Anna Rae Landsman and Robyn Engel

at Big Car Gallery
6 p.m.-10 p.m.
Murphy Arts Center
1043 Virginia Avenue
This event free. Plus: A free Oktoberfest beer tasting

About the artists:

Anna Rae Landsman has shown in various galleries in the Midwest. She is currently finishing her BFA at Herron School of Art.

Robyn Engel has shown all over the West Coast and Midwest. She is a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA) and the San Francisco Art Institute (Masters).

The Paint & Sculpture Show
at Dean Johnson Gallery
Opening Reception, 5–9pm.

This exhibit features the works of painters Bruce Dean, Phillip Lynam and Cindy Wingo and Sculptors Chris Foster, John Mishler and Paul Siebenthal

Rhet Lickliter,
New paintings
at Galerie Penumbra
Opening Reception, 5pm-9pm

Vanishing Landscapes,
New paintings by Bloomington, IN artist Robert Kingsley
at Ruschman Art Gallery
Opening Reception, 6-9pm

ART vs. ART's Main Event
at Fountain Sq. Theater
1105 Prospect St.
Admission is just $12 ($10 for students)

DJ Paren spins the tunes while you browse the gallery of paintings, and vote for your favorite three.

Upstairs in the balcony, check out the Art Bin Sales. All paintings are $50. Get 'em while they’re hot.

10:00 - MAIN EVENT
Ringside Announcer & Emcee Mike Wiltrout officiates and you judge as 16 paintings compete head-to-head for a whoppin’ $2,500 Grand Prize! We randomly select paintings, two at a time, and present them in front of the audience. The painting with the loudest audience response advances to the next round of judging. The painting with lesser audible crowd response faces The Wheel of Death, and possible on-the-spot destruction! Only one painting will remain.


Goove Truck presents:
Wax Fang & Those Young Lions

In A Quiet Place,
A Weekend of Art and Conversation
with Lois Main Templeton and Robert Quade

Robert Quade and Lois Templeton have teamed up again to bring you their intriguing collection of painting and sculpture.

With In A Quiet Place the artists continue a long-standing tradition of sharing their artistic lives and experiences. Here they invite you to join in the conversations they have been having with each other – conversations about being in tune with the artistic process; about communication through both language and art; about the messages that both inspire and dwell in the work; about how their work is changing as their understanding deepens.

The tradition began back in the Faris Building, with their joint shows Gestures and Gestures II. There they also joined six other artists in One Afternoon, a Sunday afternoon of impromptu art to the accompaniment of Frank Glover’s jazz ensemble. Lois and Bob have been talking ever since.

The tradition continues with In A Quiet Place.

Thursday September 6, 6-10 (pm)
Friday September 7, 6-10 (pm)
Saturday September 8, 11-4

Murphy Art Center – Studio 204B
Fountain Square
1043 Virginia Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46203

I am sure I am missing some, if so post in the comments section and I will make an attempt to post it late tonight. Enjoy the art this weekend.

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