Athens Arts Artists Demonstrating at the Farmer's Market!

Posted on | Saturday, July 5, 2014 | No Comments

Some of the Athens Arts artists demo their creative skills this year at the market on Pike St.



Nina Cunningham and Alice Harpel Farmer's Market July


Karen Patton Farmer's Market July


Tracy Smoll Farmer's Market June


Amy Westphal Farmer's Market June

Bob Foote Farmer's Market June


Diana May Farmer's Market June


Nina Cunningham and Alice Harpel Rain Barrel Collaboration Farmer's Market May


Featured Artist Terri Duncan Exhibit "In Harmony"

Posted on | Monday, June 16, 2014 | No Comments

"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.

Artist statement:
"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."

Painted Rain Barrel Auction

Posted on | Friday, May 16, 2014 | No Comments









































Athens of Indiana Arts Studios & Gallery and Sustainable Initiatives of Montgomery County is offering a hand painted rain barrel - a collaboration of Alice Harpel and Nina Cunningham up for bid. The barrel will be on display at Athens of Indiana Arts Studios & Gallery and you must write in your bid on the bid sheet near the barrel. 

Auction ends 5:00pm May 21st.

*SOLD!

Posted on | Thursday, April 24, 2014 | No Comments

Tomorrow is the big day and YES you still can purchase tickets for our
Spring Fundraising Gala!

Stop in or purchase at www.athensartsgallery.com!

Friday, April 25, 2014 5-9pm

Now’s your chance to help GROW THE ARTS and CULTURE
in Montgomery County!



Our theme this year is draped in Grecian dress…Ancient Athens was the world's most powerful and civilized city in the 5th century. The capital and largest city of Greece, Athens was the height of its cultural achievements. Known to be the center of the arts and learning and sometimes referred to as the cradle of Western Civilization. 

"Known as the Athens of Indiana since the early 1900’s for its culture, progressiveness, and abundance of nationally known writers, Crawfordsville today still embodies many of these same qualities. Two of our most treasured cultural amenities are the Lew Wallace Study, where the famed Civil War General wrote the novel Ben-Hur; and Wabash College, an all-male private liberal arts college founded in 1832." (http://crawfordsvillechamber.com/)


Growing the Arts and Culture
Guests will be entertained with artistic surprises at Athens Arts 5-7 pm before moving to the Crawfordsville Country Club for a creative dining experience.

The evening’s festivities include Silent Auction with Buy-it-Now opportunities.


Thank you to our Current Sponsors!!!
• Title Patron - Art League of Montgomery County with special thanks to Dept. K and Groups H, I, J, & L 
• Benefactor - Crawfordsville Main Street
• Curator - Wabash College
• Curator - Jon & Anne Dantzig
• Curator - Eli Lilly & Co. Foundation, Inc.
• Curator - In-Kind Crawfordsville Country Club
• Director - Elizabeth Justice, Attorney at Law
• Director - Halter Ferguson Financial, Inc.
• Director - Diane Hammill
• Director - Chris Bouwkamp State Farm Insurance
• Director - Cindy and Jerry Smith Green Street Gallery
• Director - Jackson Hewett Tax Service #2377
• Director - Crawford Industries, LLC
• Director - Nucor Sheet Mill-Crawfordsville
• Director - Johnson Williamson Insurance
• Director - Gregory H. Miller, Attorney at Law
• Director - Aaron Morgan, Morgan's Glass & Paint
• Director - J. M. Thompson Insurance
• Director - In-Kind Smartpig Recording and Sound

Posted on | Sunday, April 6, 2014 | No Comments

























Featured Artist
Karen Patton
Opening reception April 11, 6-8pm

For the last ten years Karen has had the desire to paint a series of paintings on gateways, windows and doors. Doors and gateways represent our desire to see what is on the other side if we should we choose to enter. What adventures will happen to us if we risk entering? Will it change our lives? Will we see things in a different way? What does the architecture of an entryway say to the viewer? Is it inviting, intimidating, awesome or threatening? 

"I hope you are as excited about the paths in your life as I have been in mine and are willing to go through that door." - Karen Patton

featured artist kelly barton

Posted on | Monday, February 24, 2014 | No Comments

pretty little stories by kelly barton

opening reception march 7, 6-8pm

"one day. not long ago.
gathering with souls, stories told.
i found myself focusing on my blank journal page. a simple sharpie, pulling dark lines across the page and my mind recognizing the intersections pulling over one another.
sitting with kindred souls, listening, absorbing the deep layers of story.
the connection. breathing in the softness and exhaling the darkened leftovers. absorbing the connection. the sacred life."


exhibit: pretty little stories is a simple representation of the stories that we each tuck away in the layers of our days. the blossom begins as a mandala, the center begins as life and with each layer and color added, our story is told often thrown off course and while our footing feels off center, somehow with each year, each lesson - finding our balance.kelly paints to soothe her soul and tell stories along the way. she gathers with other women near the sea, holding their hands as they fretfully explain they are not an artist. kelly loves to prove nothing more than, they really are. some days you might find her kneeling along the sidewalk leaving chalked love notes, giggling at the silliness of life.

and she uses the color pink as much as she possibly can.

kelly barton artist. maker. creator. believer of this sacred life.

“and the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
- anais nin