I'm Wearing Green

Posted on | Saturday, April 28, 2012 | No Comments

I'm wearing green tonight. No it's not St. Patrick's Day but it is a day to celebrate.  Just like a tiny seed can grow into a mighty oak, a small idea can grow into a big reality.

Athens of Indiana Arts Studios & Gallery has grown and is growing the arts in Montgomery County. We celebrate today by wearing green - see the green wrapped tree out front and the green adorned window!

We celebrate YOU! All of you who have supported this gallery from it's inception to what it is now. YOU who just found out about the gallery and came in for a visit. YOU the artist whose passion for the arts have graced the walls of this gallery. YOU who have shown in the featured artist room nervously welcoming guests to admire your works.  YOU who have given of your time to answer the phone, sweep the floors and greet guests that walk through our door. YOU who have painted, fixed, wired, displayed and designed. YOU who have taught and shared your passion. YOU who have sponsored this gallery with purchase, sponsorship and donation. YOU who have worked on what seems endless hours on scheduling, creating events, writing grant proposals, while brainstorming ideas to grow this gallery even more. Every last one of YOU. We thank you and we celebrate you today by wearing green.

Welcome to the Athens Arts Gala!

2012 Fundraiser GALA! Growing the Arts in Montgomery County!

Posted on | Thursday, April 12, 2012 | No Comments

Now’s your chance to help GROW THE ARTS in Montgomery County! Athens Arts is hosting it's Spring Fundraising Gala on Saturday, April 28. 

The Gala will begin at Athens’ gallery at 5:00 p.m., where you will enjoy beautiful art, mingle with artists and listen to the Scott Pazera Jazz Duo while savoring hors d’oeuvres and fine wines from Bon Appetit. 

The party then moves to the Crawfordsville Country Club for a delicious feast of selections from Chef Jeff. There will be exciting auction opportunities, a working portrait artist, and lively Celtic music featuring Baliff’s Hollow.

Tickets are $50 per person. Seating is limited, so order your tickets now! For more information, contact Athens Arts, 113 N. Washington St., (765) 362-7455. 
Gallery hours are from 10-5, Wed.-Saturday. 

Because of strong support from Crawfordsville’s residents, Athens Arts has become an integral part of downtown Crawfordsville. We hold regular workshops, art exhibitions, tours, and other educational opportunities. We collaborate with other local, non-profit agencies to promote appreciation and growth for the arts in Montgomery County.

Sponsorship packages available:
Benefactor $1250
Connoisseur $750
Curator $500
Director $250
Art Advocate $100

If you can not come please consider a donation of any amount.

Special thanks to Crawfordsville Main Street, Montgomery Co. Community Foundation, and our top sponsors:
 Northridge Chiropractic & Acupuncture and Healistic Healthcare – Scott Molin, DC, LAc, FACO, Ethan Kirchner, DC and Ara Apgar, DC, LAc
 The Art League of Montgomery County
 The Crawfordsville Country Club
 Spectrum Seed Solutions
 the Journal Review
 Wabash College

Reflections of Main - Featured artist Exhibit April

Posted on | Monday, April 2, 2012 | 1 Comment

Reflections of Main as seen by:
 windel w. asher

Exhibit showing in the special exhibit room at Athens Arts 
April 4 - May 12

Opening Reception April 7, 6-8pm

 windel w. asher has had the opportunity to see downtown Crawfordsville from a very different point of view than most others.  Spending a majority of time with his back to the street, windel started noticing what could be seen in the reflection of the window that was before him. As he became more aware of his surroundings, windel started seeing the combinations of interior and exterior views that could be molded into one composite view… realizing how the two could enhance each other, thus giving the unique perspective a whole new meaning.
“Reflections of Main” has evolved as a photo project created by windel w. asher. They are photos of recognizable downtown Crawfordsville landmarks, street corners, and complete city blocks from a unique perspective… as reflected from another downtown business window. Recognizable locations such as The Court House, The Marie Canine Plaza, the old Crawfordsville Bank Building and a very different view of the Post Office and Clock from the Ben Hur Building take on a slightly different appearance.  The reflection is not the only thing seen in these pictures. One can glimpse into the interior of the business whose window is used for the reflection. Some are very easy to see and some that are, well, somewhat difficult. But all are unique in their combination.

Kenn Clark, windel's creator, will be on hand to 
comment about windel's individual perspective. 

Music will be provided by Amy Demlow.
Light refreshments served.