Thursday, December 04, 2008

Weekend Preview

Lots to do and see this Holiday filled First Friday. I will be held up in my studio all night and all are invited to come in and chat, look at a new series of small paintings (all affordably priced for the occassion) and have some cookies. My studio is next door to Big Car Gallery, Studio 214 at the Murphy Arts Center. For those of you, whose shows I may be missing during the night on Friday, I will certainly attempt to check out a number of them in the following days. If you want to get in the mood a bit earlier then check out the first listing in our weekend preview as it is TONIGHT.

Tom Torluemke
Light The Way
Come Sing With Us at
King Park for a Holiday Caroling Event
1702 N. Broadway St.

Thursday, December 4 at 6:00 p.m.

Come One, Come All! Residents, Families, Choirs, Businesses and Individuals are invited to participate in Light the Way - A Beautiful Community Holiday Art Project.

Where local community residents and artists have joined together to create luminaries that will accompany a city-wide attempt at setting the world record for the largest Holiday Caroling Event, led by operatic tenor, Robert Pastore. The luminaries are meant to represent the symbolic nucleus for bringing people together for an uplifting, life-affirming event. Light the Way is a project conceived by artist Tom Torluemke and is a winner of the 2008 Great Ideas Competition of the Arts Council of Indianapolis.

Hot cocoa and treats will be served.

Join our Project Partners:
Arts Council of Indianapolis, King Park Area Development Corporation, Harrison Center for the Arts


Timbridge Showcase on Dec. 5

Music by: Amo Joy, Accordions, Pons
A Film, The Fevered Dream, by Jim Walker

Visual Art by Midwest Emerging Artists, including works by: Mike Altman, Austin Gillison, Laurie Guerrettaz, Claire Dillehay.

Art open at 7. Music at 9. $5 dollar donation for bands.

Sponsored by Midwest Emerging Artists and NUVO


Upward Mobility

The exhibit will feature a wide array of artists working in many different styles and mediums. This contemporary show of local and national artists will range from large abstract paintings to furniture and three-dimensional works. For more information on the artists and their work please visit the website

Included in the exhibit are furniture works by the studio, Myers Design, Inc.
Some of the artists featured will be – Andrew Winship, Cory Robinson, Jason Zickler, Susan Hodgin, Marc Pack, Laura Laforge, Brian Myers, Paul Hoskins, Jason Myers, Raquel Zoco and Phil O’Malley

Exhibition dates: December 5th 2008 – December 29th 2008
Opening reception will be December 5th from 5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

ARTBOX @ the Stutz 2

217 West 10th Street, Suite 125

Indianapolis, IN 46202

Phone 317-955-2450

"Whale Blows Rainbows" (detail) by Casey Roberts ©


"A Bigger, Brighter Place"

new works by Casey Roberts

Join us at AV Framing Gallery in Fountain Square for an exciting exhibition of brilliant blue landscapes of the strange and familiar, brand new works by Casey Roberts.

Historic Fountain Square,

AV Framing Gallery,

1139 Shelby St.

December 5, 2008 – January 24, 2009

SPECIAL EVENTS: Artist in the Gallery on Friday December 5, 10am-6pm.

Please go to or call 317-356-3776 for more information.


Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String
Group Show and Open Studio Night

December 5, 6 to 10pm

In the Harrison Gallery: group show featuring work of over 20 artists

In Gallery No. 2: The Knifebear Artist Collective

In Hank & Dolly's Gallery: Balancing Act - new work by Elizabeth Guipe Hall and Mike Mayer

In the Gymnasium: Kids Against Hunger

Art by Real Americans
Herron sculpture students

1350 Indiana Ave
Dec 5th

"Konscript Cloud Cup", 12" x 7" x 10", clay & glaze, 2007

Malcolm Mobutu Smith
ceramic sculpture

Dec 5 - Jan 3 2009

Reception for the artist
Friday Dec 5, 2008
5:00-9:00 pm

First Friday Art Tour & Annual Holiday Show
Featuring new work by Indiana University ceramics professor, Malcolm Mobutu Smith. In addition, we will be presenting moderately priced works by gallery artists in our Annual Holiday Show.

The Herron School of Art and Design Photography seniors are exhibiting their final works of the semester in "You Break It, You Buy It". The exhibition
takes place during the Wheeler Art Center's open house on Friday December 5
th, 2008. The show, including an opening reception, will be from 6pm-9pm and
is free to the public. The Wheeler Arts Center is located in Fountain
Square, just south of downtown Indianapolis, at 1035 Sanders Street. "You
Break It, You Buy It" is on the second floor, room 208.

The twenty-three individual works on display range in
content dealing with personal experiences, socio-political commentary, and
humor to the exploration of cultural diversities and gender roles. There
will be a mixture of still flat work, to video pieces, to installation.
Herron's senior photographers have received awards and scholarships from
past shows and works to support and help them pursue future endeavors. They
are excited to share their work and discuss it with you at this exhibition.

ALCHEMY art + aesthetics presents
+ + R E A C T + +


"The Suspenders" paintings by Robert Aurel Meko and Deanna Hensley
Opening Reception Friday 12.05.08 7p-midnight
work on display thru December 27th

Herron School of Art and Design painters, Deanna Hensley and Robert Meko, are individually working on a thesis series dealing with suspended, singular objects, ambiguous space, and mass. Though a common thread, the way these issues are approached is what sets them apart.

Meko's paintings are large and figurative wherein the objects, the figures, are suspended by their own volition. Whether they are jumping, falling, or floating is neither clear nor important. The objects in Hensley's paintings appear deliberately hung, be it in reality or just appearance, by string or otherwise to liken them to ornaments. The space in her paintings is undefined, putting an emphasis on the objects themselves. The space is more ambiguous in Meko's paintings. Moving in, out, and over the figure, he interlaces deep and shallow space. The mass in his paintings mostly pertains to size, whereas the mass in Hensley's works concerns quantity.

7p - midnight

ALCHEMY art + aesthetics
1043 Virginia Ave No. 3
Indianapolis, IN 46203
Ph. 317.634.9700


“Long December” to open Dec. 5

A group one-piece show entitled “Long December” opens Dec. 5 at the Stutz Art Space gallery with a reception from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., in conjunction with the Indianapolis Downtown Artists & Dealers Association’s (IDADA) monthly First Friday gallery tour. The show runs through Jan. 23, 2009. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays, or by appointment.

Stutz Art Space, a nonprofit visual art center, opened in January on the first floor of the Stutz Business Center. Its mission is to connect artists, audiences and resources. In that spirit, classes and workshops are designed to pair professional artists with students at a wide range of skill levels. Spots are available for many classes in photography, sculpture, drawing, book arts and various painting media. A full schedule is available on

Stutz Art Space Gallery, 212 W. 10th St., B110 (Enter from 10th Street via alley)

Opening reception on Friday, Dec. 5, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Exhibition open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment through Jan. 23, 2009 or (317) 503-6420


BFA Painting and Overseas Study Exhibitions

December 5, 7-9 p.m.

Each year the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts and the Indiana University Office of Overseas Study partner to offer summer programs in Europe to School of Fine Arts students. The School of Fine Arts Abroad: International Programs exhibit will feature artworks produced by participating students during three study abroad programs taught by members of the IU Fine Arts faculty. Althea Murphy-Price taught printmaking and bookmaking in Venice, Italy, Martha MacLeish taught drawing in Florence, Italy, and Jeffrey Wolin taught photography in Paris, France.

The BFA Painting exhibition will highlight artworks created by BFA students in the Painting department at the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University. The work explores a range of figurative and abstract motifs. Students showing work in the exhibit participate in the planning and installation of their pieces.

6 Responses to “Weekend Preview”

Richard McCoy said...
December 4, 2008 at 9:46 PM

Hey, Scott --

I wonder if you saw this:

Anonymous said...
December 6, 2008 at 10:14 AM

how odd.

you list the eiteljorg on the righthand column, but you don't put their "holiday show" happening all day on Saturday in your announcements, one of the largest going on in the city. it features over 50 artists on two floors and is free.


Scott said...
December 6, 2008 at 11:21 AM

Hi Rich, thanks for the notice I had not read that post. Strangely, I am not at all surprised. After all, isn't the Star mostly Associated Press these days?

As for the Eiteljorg, I have them listed as a valuable art institution in our city but in all honesty I do not keep up to date with their activities and exhibitions as perhaps I would like. That said, they have never sent us any sort of press release in the three years we have been writing this blog. While we do not guarantee that everyone who sends us a press release will get listed, if you do not get us the information your chance of getting listed typically rely on my own knowledge of a show.

Anonymous said...
December 11, 2008 at 11:17 PM

Funny, as I'm writing this Communication Breakdown by Led Zeppelin just started playing on the internet radio station that I'm listening to. No kidding.

The Eitlejorg has had some incredible shows in the recent past and has been carrying the torch in regard to promoting and exhibiting photography. Maybe a simple call to the PR department could get you on their distribution list. Or better yet just contact James Nottage at - I'm sure he would help you out.

Anonymous said...
December 12, 2008 at 12:01 PM


What's the chip on your shoulder about Eitlejorg? They're big boys, they can manage their own advertising if they wish.

Anonymous said...
December 27, 2008 at 6:57 PM

The Eitlejorg deserves some coverage.

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