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Indiana Artists Club Exhibit at the Museum of Art

March 29, 2014 Leave a comment
Indianapolis Museum of Art

Indianapolis Museum of Art. staff photo, (c) 2011, all rights reserved.

By Lisa Sirkin Vielee
On behalf of the Indiana Artists Club

43 artists from across the state were selected to display artwork at the Indiana Artists Club, 82nd Annual Exhibition, beginning April 6, 2014, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA).

Their works are eligible for one of 20 awards, including a $3,000 award for “Best of Show.” The award winners will be announced at a free public reception on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the IMA, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, Indiana.

The exhibition was juried from more than 140 entries by the Melvin and Bren Simon Director and CEO of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Dr. Charles Venable, who said, “Judging from this year’s entries, which ranged from traditional still lifes inspired by Old Master Dutch paintings to contemporary compositions whose power lies in their abstraction and powerful use of color, art is alive and well in the great state of Indiana.”

The exhibition, which is in the IMA’s Community Gallery, runs through June 8, 2014. It is free and open to the public during regular museum hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

“This year’s Annual Exhibition features a number of new artists not seen before in this venue,” said Pam Newell, president of the Indiana Artists Club. “The show demonstrates how active and competitive the Indiana art scene has become. We are proud to showcase the diverse styles of art of our talented members.”

The Indiana Artists Club was founded in 1917 by 46 artists and patrons of the arts including such notables as T. C. Steele, William Forsyth, Otto Stark, Carl Graf, Wayman Adams, Simon Baus, Marie Goth, Frederick Polley, Clifton Wheeler, Randolph Coats, Carl Lieber and Alex Holiday.  Today, more than 180 artists are active members. To apply to become an active member, it is necessary to have been born in Indiana or to have lived here two years, and to have been accepted into three differently sponsored exhibitions with out-of-state judges with three separate works of art.

From 1935 through 1989, the Club exhibited annually at the L.S. Ayres and Company Auditorium in downtown Indianapolis. The University of Indianapolis then hosted the exhibition before it moved to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1992. This year’s exhibition features both contemporary and traditional work.

For more information, visit, or call the Museum of Art at 317-923-1331.

Editor’s Acknowledgement: Gracie Communications.

‘Superhero’ at Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, Apr. 4-5

March 14, 2014 Leave a comment
'Superhero' at Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre

‘Superhero’ at Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre.
Photo provided by the theatre and used with written permission.

Press Release
Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre

SUPERHERO: the story of a man called Jesus
April 4-5, 2014 at 7:00 PM
The Tarkington at The Center for the Performing Arts
3 Center Green, Carmel, Indiana 46032
Tickets: 317-843-3800 or online at:
$38.50 for Adults – $33.50 for Students and Seniors

SUPERHERO: the story of a man called Jesus is truly one of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre’s masterpieces and signature works.  This critically acclaimed, full-length modern ballet follows the last week of the life of Jesus as told through the perspective of Jesus and the women surrounding him, and his complicated relationships with Judas Iscariot.  Set in “anytime” and “everyplace”, this beautiful work portrays both large and small events in Jesus’ last days, both of which are ultimately significant.  SUPERHERO is a “whirl of energy…through color, light, movement, and sound” and is a timeless retelling of a story about a man who changed history.

Artistic Director Gregory Hancock uses his world-class dancers, his award-winning choreography, vibrant costumes and contemporary music to create a stunning work of emotion.  The set design of Gregory Hancock utilizes texts from the Gospels written in Greek, Latin, Aramic and English that submerges the audience into the story.

SUPERHERO features GHDT dancers Martin Casanova as Jesus, Heather Helene King as Mother Mary, Melanie Eakman as Mary Magdalene and guest artist Liang Fu as Judas.

Back by popular audience demand, SUPERHERO is truly a “must-see” performance.  Experience the passion of this story captured beautifully through the performances of the dancers of GHDT.  SUPERHERO gives flight to the soul.

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre is the resident professional dance company at The Tarkington at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana.

Photo: Heather Helene King and Martin Casanova. Photo by: Eryn Blair

Things to do in Indianapolis, Mar. 3-9, 2014

March 2, 2014 Leave a comment

Indiana Art Fair at the State Museum, Feb. 14-15

January 30, 2014 Leave a comment
Indiana Art Fair at the State Museum

Indiana Art Fair at the State Museum

Gregory Huebner Exhibit at UIndy Opens Today

January 13, 2014 Leave a comment
Gregory Huebner Art Work

Gregory Huebner Art Work.
Image provided by UIndy and used with written permission.

By Scott Hall
University of Indianapolis

The abstract paintings of a noted Indiana artist will go on display today at the University of Indianapolis.

The Last Thirty Years: The Art of Gregory Huebner will hang through Feb. 7, 2014, in UIndy’s Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center Gallery, 1400 E. Hanna Ave. The opening reception is 4-7 p.m. Monday in the gallery, which is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays with free admission.

Huebner is a professor emeritus of art at Wabash College who has exhibited throughout the Midwest since the 1970s. His work, usually acrylic paint on canvas, is included in more than 30 permanent public collections across the country and more than 80 private collections internationally. He draws inspiration from indigenous art, jazz music and other sources to explore the cycles of life and mankind’s place in nature.

“It is the unseen that has always been focus of my work, rather than the objective world,” Huebner says. “My fascination with the spiritual aspect of being human and how we maintain that self in a challenging world is still at the heart of my paintings.”

For more information, visit, or call 317–788-3253.


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