Posted on | Saturday, March 21, 2015 | No Comments
Featured Artist Angela Vinson of the LaLa Gallery is our next artist up!
Stop in on March 28, 6-8pm for her opening reception of Kick the Canvas Till it Bleeds Daylight
…a progression through life and faith
artist websites: www.AngelaVinson.com and www.lalagallery.com
“Kick the Canvas Till it Bleeds Daylight”
Over the past several years I have been wearing many hats in my day to day, Artist, Teacher, Curator, Gallerist, Business Woman, and have searched for the daylight in the fog of busy. I think we all choose roles and responsibilities to tackle that cause us to be spread thin. Women in art specifically through history have had to balance their lives between being mothers, caring for the home and family, and art. When we are pulled in multiple directions things can become heavy and dark.
Singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn released an album in 1991 titled, “Kick at the Darkness.” I had never heard of the artist until a sermon at church several months ago. The pastor expressed how we have to press on through faith, go the distance, and persevere through the darkness like singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn says in one of his songs, gotta kick at the darkness ’til it bleeds daylight. The lyric resonated in me, and I reflected on the idea for several days.
On the surface it may appear negative, but “Kick the Canvas Till it Bleeds Daylight” is about progression, perseverance, self discovery, faith, and the different canvases I work with. I make marks in clay, design and paint bags, and create paintings while thinking of my family, friends, customers, current news, and people I casually pass, like a meditation. My work has always been about a journey, the world around us, religion, being a woman, connections between people, and relationships.
Kick the Canvas is a series of work sampling what I do to shake off the darkness, and the different canvases I use to express the light.
Angela Vinson (Lala) an artist since the ol’ pushing crayons around days; works from her studio in Lafayette, Indiana creating paintings, prints, sculptures, pottery, handbags, and more.
Her work first began as an exploration with the elements and principles of design and figures began to emerge. She communicates people, community, togetherness, isolation, and journeys in her work.
Lala began her college studies as an art education major, but was soon drawn into the clay studio. After her sophomore year she committed to ceramics and received her BFA from Herron School of Art. Lala spent a year at Purdue University pursuing her MA in ceramics and decided teaching was her passion, and received her MA in secondary education from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2007. In May 2008 Lala opened LaLa Gallery & Studio, and has been a full time teacher, curator, event organizer, and working artist ever since.
Posted on | Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | No Comments
Come along with the Athens Artists Gallery to explore the wonders of the Arts in France!
BE PART OF IT!
Saturday, April 25, 2015
The evening’s festivities include Silent Auction with Buy-it-Now opportunities.
Individual Gala Tickets $50ea.
Sponsorship packages available:
• Title Patron $2500
• Connoisseur $1000
• Curator $500
• Director $250
• Art Advocate $100
If you can not come, please consider a donation of any amount.
For tickets and donations: click here!
Thank you to our current 2015 Gala Sponsors!
ART LEAGUE OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY - Title Patron
with Special Thanks to Arts & Crafts II & Dept K
Crawfordsville Main Street - Connoisseur
Eli Lilly - Connoisseur
John & Kathy Steele - Connoisseur
Chuck & Alice Harpel - Curator
Greg & Lora Hess - Curator
Jon & Anne Dantzig - Curator
Elizabeth Justice - Director
Les & Pat Hearson - Director
Marc & Helen Hudson - Director
Monty Thompson - Director
State Farm - Director
Wabash College - Director
Davidson Greenhouse - Director (inkind)
Elk's Lodge #483 - Director (inkind)
Smartpig Recording - Director (inkind)
Under my Umbrella Design - Director (inkind)
Athens Arts Gallery is funded in part by:
Montgomery County Community Foundation and
IAC Indiana Arts Commission
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Would you like to paint with your friends?
If so you will enjoy Paint & Party!
This is your chance to relax and create a piece of your very own artwork!
Posted on | Saturday, July 5, 2014 | No Comments
Bob Foote Farmer's Market June
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|"In Tune" by terri Duncan|
Exhibit "In Harmony" by Terri Duncan
up until June 28.
Showing at Athens Arts in the Special Exhibit Room
“In Harmony” features musical influences incorporated into contemporary paintings. From the African drum beats and cave drawings of the dawn of man to present day contemporary art forms, music and art have always been related to communication. Both mediums are created with great emotion because the artist is sharing their inner most views. This exhibit blends Terri's love of music into her artwork. However, she states - no ability to sing or play an instrument was required. The artwork is music for your eyes. Vivid color and rich, textured surfaces are key elements. Terri's process involves building multiple layers integrating a variety of mediums such as acrylic paint, collage, texturizing techniques and resin.
"I have been a professional artist for over 15 years but have loved creating art from the time I could pick up a crayon. Since 2002 I’ve been a member/owner of the Artists’ Own Gallery in Lafayette, IN, a cooperative gallery operated by local artists. I have exhibited locally and nationally in juried shows, galleries, and art fairs. My artwork can be found in private and public collections. I was born, raised and currently live in Lafayette, IN but have traveled extensively and lived throughout the U.S. and Europe."