- "Circles in Space" by Jeannine Allen, one of the artists featured at the Harrison Center for the Arts
The great thing about Indy is that there are so many opportunities to see and make art. Here are some venues I hope to visit before the end of the month:
The July show at the Harrison Center for the Arts (1505 North Delaware Street) is “Old and New,” a showcase of artists who have exhibited at the center before, as well as folks who are new to the gallery. You can view images from the show here. Pictures from students involved with The Viewfinder Project are also on display. I recommend checking out the Viewfinder website; there are some great photos there.
If you feel like making some art, you might consider attending Adventures in Watercolor: Landscapes for Beginners on Wednesday, July 21, at 6:30 p.m. The class is free and meets at the Zionsville Library (250 N. Fifth Street). Artist Paula Scott-Franz will teach the basics of watercolor painting techniques with a focus on landscapes, nature, and the elements. Participants will also experiment with useful watercolor special effects to create a memorable painting. Call 317-873-3149 for more information or visit www.zionsville.lib.in.us.
On Saturday, July 24, the Art Fair on Mass Ave will take place outside of Art Bank (811 Massachusetts Ave). The event, emceed by Dick Wolfsie, runs from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and is free and will feature arts, crafts, live entertainment, children's activities, jewelry vendors, a fine art silent auction, hot dogs, lemonade, popcorn, and barbecue. Donations are appreciated and will help raise funds for children to go to the zoo, the State Museum, and the Eiteljorg. Call 317-624-1010 for more information.
Flava Fresh, an annual, juried presentation of contemporary art featuring local and regional artists, runs through July 30 at the Indianapolis Artsgarden. This is the event’s seventh year; artists include Jerome Webster Chambers, Heath A. Holland, Kevin James Wilson, Kimberly Harwell, Lobyn Hamilton, Lillian A. Herbert, and D. DelReverda-Jennings, the event's founding artist and independent curator. The Artsgarden is located at 110 W. Washington Street (inside Circle Centre Mall).