Posted on | Tuesday, June 9, 2015 | No Comments
Crawfordsville's long-awaited Spring silently gained the strength necessary to push the rain and dull, dark days of Winter away. Not a moment too soon, I might add! A colorful profusion of scents and colors so vivid they take your breath away has come to the rescue. So too the creative adventures of Crawfordsville's Sugar Creek Quilters, percolated in hybernation during those same dark, dull days of late winter, have not so miraculously sprung forth in a myriad profusion of bold, colorful imaginings that redirect the ordinary into something quite extra-ordinary – Original Art Quilts - straight from the verdant imaginations of each Sugar Creek Quilt artist.
Posted on | Sunday, May 3, 2015 | No Comments
|An Iris Glow by Kathy Houghton|
Featured Artist Kathy Houghton
Opening Reception May 8th, 6-8pm
The Vagaband from Lafayette will be playing live for her show!
Kathy was born in Madison Wisconsin, and moved to Carmel, Indiana as a child. She married her childhood sweetheart in 1975. They lived in Indianapolis, and Carmel for many years, until their children were grown. After 6 years in Wisconsin, Kathy and her husband moved back to Indiana settling in Crawfordsville.
Kathy had the great fortune to begin art training at Highland High School, in Highland, Indiana, which has always had an excellent art department. She owes a debt of gratitude to those instructors and mentors who were so instrumental in providing her with a solid foundation on which to develop her skills.
Kathy is currently working in her studio full time, unless distracted by her four grandsons, or her gardens. Kathy's gardening passion provides her with unending subject matter and inspiration. The grandsons are mostly just joy and entertainment.
While traveling locally and across the country, she is always on the lookout for motivation. As each piece is finished, she hopes that she has conveyed some of the love, appreciation, and respect that she has for nature.
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!