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Stutz Artists Open House, Apr. 24-25, 2015

April 19, 2015 Leave a comment
Stutz Business Center

Stutz Business Center. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2012, all rights reserved.

By Kelly Young
On behalf of Stutz Artists

The Stutz Artists Association has added artist demonstrations, kid-friendly activities and an entertainment line-up that features jazz, blues and more to its Open House.

The 22nd Annual Raymond James Open House takes place Friday, April 24, 2015, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 25, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Stutz Business Center, 212 W. 10th St., Indianapolis, Indiana.

Tickets are $12 in advance at select Old National Bank locations and the Stutz Business Office or $15 online and at the gate. Tickets are valid both days. Children 12 and under are free. For information call 317.503.6420 or visit http://www.stutzartists.com/.

Proceeds from the event support the Stutz Residency Program, a scholarship that provides free studio space and utilities for emerging local artists for one year. It is one of the largest grants to individual artists in the state.

The Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House is the largest indoor art event, downtown Indy. More than 70 artists will open their studios and present their work to visitors during the 2015 two-day event.

The Stutz Open House, which began in 1993, attracts more than 6,000 people every year to the 400,000 square-foot former car factory.

The Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House not only allows guests an opportunity to see the work of 70+ local artists in one place at one time, it’s an opportunity to see where and how the work is created.

Artwork ranges from paintings, drawings and photography, to sculpture, jewelry and furniture. In addition to being a great place to buy one-of-a-kind gifts with artwork prices from $12 to $10,000- the event offers a rare chance to see vintage cars in the historic Stutz car factory.

Visitors will also enjoy special activities such as painting with Wine and Canvas, demonstrations, acoustic music and food vendors.

ARTIST DEMONSTRATIONS

2:30 pm Artist Rachel Steely James, Studio B350

How does an oil painter bring forth depth and glow by altering the colors in a painting? Rachel Steely will demonstrate the layering of translucent paint that helps bring to life her abstract butterfly paintings.

3 pm Artist Kerry Jackson, Studio A210

Kerry Jackson, fine arts and performance artist, will be creating a live painting to music in under 15 minutes. Come witness the creative process in a fast-paced and unique way!

3:30 pm Artist Wendy Franklin, Studio A330

Wendy Franklin will focus on showing the audience the basics of wet felting, a process that involves layering of wool and silk, wetting it down, and applying pressure until the fibers mesh together and form a whole.

4 pm Artist Myra Perrin, Studio A315

Making metal move: Myra Perrin will demonstrate how to turn flat pieces of copper sheet and wire into 3 dimensional forms, as well as demonstrate texture and color on metal.

4:30 pm Artist Cheryl Lorance, Studio B255a

Visit Cheryl Anne Lorance in Studio B255a to see an egg tempera painting demo. Egg tempera painting was the primary painting medium in the European Medieval and Early Renaissance period up to 1500. It was replaced by oil painting and lost for centuries until five British artists founded the Society of Tempera Painters in 1901, launching the tempera revivalist movement.

5 pm Artist Ritch Hanna, Studio C380

Ritch Hanna will demonstrate his tools and techniques while working with hot and cold wax, adding color, scraping, scribing, and using a heat gun and butane torch to get the effects he wants.

5:30 pm Artist “Quilting by the Stitch”, Studio D365

Several members of the Clayton family make up “Quilting by the Stitch.” Come and watch as they show how they take fabric and turn a simple, traditional quilt block into a beautiful, modern piece of artwork.

6 pm Artist Kerry Jackson, Studio A210

Kerry Jackson, fine arts and performance artist, will be creating a live painting to music in under 15 minutes. Come witness the creative process in a fast-paced and unique way!

ENTERTAINMENT

Friday, 5:30-10 pm

Andra Faye and the Rays
Celtica
Finest Grain
Cara Jean Marcy and Grover Parido
The Dapper Music
Midwest Contraband
Dave Petty
Marvelous Marvin, Chicago George, with special guest Jay Thompson

Saturday, 2:30-6 pm

Andra Faye and the Rays
il Troubadore
DNA and Delta Duo
Heart 2 Heart
Davis Harlow Project
Bill Price
Salvador Dalai Llama Farm
Gordon Bonham

Call for “Goats Gone Wild” Entries in Vevay

April 4, 2015 Leave a comment
Fred the Goat in Vevay, Indiana.

Fred the Goat Statue in Vevay, Indiana. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2015, all rights reserved.

By Kendal Miller
Switzerland County Tourism

The Switzerland County Visitors Center announces a call for entries for their second “Goats Gone Wild” exhibition. Open to youths and adults, the event will open from 6-9 p.m. on July 3, 2015, during Vevay’s First Friday.

The art show is just one of the activities that will kick-off the inaugural “Fred the Goat Festival” to be held on Saturday, July 11 on Liberty Street in Vevay.

“Fred” was a white goat that once roamed Vevay Hill in Switzerland County, Indiana, for many years. Residents were often seen searching the hillside for Fred in hopes of taking photographs to upload to his Facebook page.

After his death in late 2013, Fred is now immortalized by a white concrete statue placed in his honor (see photo above). “Fred the Vevay Hill Goat Festival” is a tribute to his memory.

“Goats Gone Wild” participants are invited to get creative by entering art work, a craft, or anything of the written word such as a story or poem about “Fred, the Vevay Hill Goat” or goats in general.

Prizes will be awarded in two categories: Arts & Crafts and Literary, with a youth and adult winner in both. Guidelines are available at the Visitors Center located at 128 West Main Street in Vevay.

Winners will receive a $50 gift certificate to a local business of the winners’ choosing in the adult category and a $25 gift certificate in the youth category. The youth category is for ages 14 and under. Original entries that best incorporate the “Goats Gone Wild” theme will be selected the winners. Entries that were submitted in last year’s contest will not be accepted.

Entries will be accepted at the Visitors Center, 128 West Main Streeet, from June 29 to July 1, 10 am-5 pm. Winners will be announced at 5:30 p.m. on July 3. Voting for a People’s Choice award will take place on July 3 from 6-8 p.m. with one winner being announced around 8:30 p.m.

All work must remain on display at the Center through Monday, July 27. Work can be for sale but will not be available until after the close of the exhibit.

Vevay’s First Friday is presented by Vevay Main Street with funding from Switzerland County Tourism. The event features year-around late night shopping, dining, art openings, store specials, live entertainment and free carriage rides around downtown Vevay.

Information on Switzerland County businesses, lodging and tourist activities can be found at http://www.switzcotourism.com or by calling (812) 427-3237. Switzerland County Tourism-Vevay, IN, is on Facebook and Twitter.

New Admission Pricing Begins Apr. 7, 2015 at the Museum of Art

April 2, 2015 Leave a comment
Indianapolis Museum of Art

Indianapolis Museum of Art. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2015, all rights reserved.

By Stephanie Perry
Indianapolis Museum of Art

On April 7, 2015, the Indianapolis Museum of Art will shift from à la carte pricing for special exhibitions and parking to a single general admission ticket.

While members will continue to enter free of charge, the new admission ticket will grant non-members access to the IMA’s 52-acre upper campus, including the Museum galleries and special exhibitions such as Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas, along with the surrounding gardens and Oldfields-Lilly House & Gardens.

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres will remain free and open to the public from dawn to dusk. Along with the Park, guests will be able to enjoy the IMA Café, Museum Store and Dudley and Mary Louise Sutphin Mall— home of the Sutphin Fountain, Robert Indiana’s Love sculpture and Roy Lichtenstein’s Five Brushstrokes— free of charge.

The new general admission ticket will cost $18 for adults and $10 for youth ages 6-17. Free admission will be offered for children ages 5 and under, along with prescheduled Marion County school field trips.

Students at four-year, public and nonprofit Marion County colleges and universities will receive free membership to the museum. The IMA will also proudly continue its participation in the state-wide Access Pass program, which provides $1 admission per person per visit for qualifying families.

Under the new model, free admission will be offered on the first Thursday of each month from 4 to 9 p.m. The IMA will also host free Community Days, supported by The Hagerman Group, as part of the new ARTx series made possible with a gift from The Efroymson Family Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF).

Upcoming Community Days include:

Summer Solstice—Saturday, June 20, 2015
Autumn Equinox—Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015
Silent Night—Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015
Winter Solstice—Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015
Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration—Sunday, Jan. 18, 2016

The IMA will also celebrate National Museum Day on May 19 with free general admission.

Membership Promotion
Annual membership prices for the Museum will remain the same. The IMA is offering a special membership promotion with automatic, free upgrades for Individual and Dual/Family memberships through Sunday, April 5.

Guests purchasing an Individual membership for $55 will receive a free upgrade to a Dual/Family membership, a $75 value. Visitors purchasing a Dual/Family membership will receive a free upgrade to an Associate membership, a $125 value. Upgrades are valid with on-site purchases only.

Along with receiving free, unlimited admission to the campus, IMA members will continue to receive early access to Museum exhibitions, free or discounted admission to IMA programming and special events, and discounts in the IMA Café, Museum Store and Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse Shop.

Campus Improvements
Over the past three months, the Museum has been working on campus-wide updates, including additional pedestrian walkways, enhanced garden plantings and new signage to help guests better explore the 152-acre campus.

Other recent additions include new sidewalks into the campus from the 38th Street and Michigan Road entrances to provide safer access for guests taking public transportation. Parking booths have also been removed to allow for free parking for all guests— even those who do not purchase general admission tickets.

Beginning the week of April 13, a new garden tram will take visitors from the main museum building through the Oldfields Estate, including a stop at the Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse & Shop. A narrated garden tour with information about the history of the estate and the gardens will accompany the tram ride. Tickets are free for members and will cost $5 for non-members, and can be purchased at the main Guest Services desk in the Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion.

The Museum of Art is located at 4000 Michigan Road in Indianapolis, Indiana. To learn more about the new admission policy and campus changes, visit http://www.imamuseum.org/visit/new-admission-faq.

Yelp’s “Indy Paints the Town Red,” Mar. 19, 2015

February 27, 2015 Leave a comment
Yelp "Indy Paints the Town Red," Mar. 19

Yelp “Indy Paints the Town Red,” Mar. 19, 2015. Image provided by Yelp and used with written permission.

By Sofia Valdivia
Yelp Indy

We’re rolling out the red carpet for one canvas painting, cocktail sipping, morsel munching night at Union Station on Mar. 19, 2015, 6-9 pm! We’re doing it big style. Over 50 businesses and organizations will share samples and services under the roof of the beautiful Union Station. Before anything else this is a 21+ only event, all must RSVP INDIVIDUALLY ON YELP (Must have a Yelp profile picture!!) and ALL food, hooch and entertainment is entirely complimentary!

Deck yourself in a crimson palette and join Indy’s ruby-dripping businesses for a scarlet soiree!  Again, this event is OPEN TO ANYONE WHO SIGNS UP FOR YELP and clicks “I’m In.”

Hungry? Thirsty? Seeking some thrills? If not, you will be:
Soupremacy
Tow Yard Brewing
Nameless Catering Company
Best Boy & Co.
Tulip Tree Cremery
Sun King Brewing Co.
Greek Islands Restaurant
Newfangled Confections
240sweet
Mallow Run Winery
Studio 2000 Salon & Day Spa
Punch Burger
Darrin’s Coffee Co
City Barbeque
Caplinger’s Fresh Catch
Spoke & Steele
Taxman Brewing Company
Flat12 Bierwerks
Bee Coffee Roasters
Sage’s Simple Syrups
Buffalo Trace
Ezra’s Enlightened Cafe
New Day Craft
Green BEAN Delivery
Painting With A Twist!
Wilks & Wilson
Beam Suntory
Fountain Square Brewing Co
CityWay
Easley Winery
Tin Man Brewing Company
B. Happy Peanut Butter
Frangipani Body Products
Bea’s Soda Bar
Oliver Winery
Bloomington Brewing Company
Cardinal Spirits
Wyliepalooza Ice Cream Emporium
Wildwood Market
RNDC
Our Motivation For Change
Painting With A Twist

Our neighbors to the south (the lovely Bloomington, that is) are converting the Iron Horse Lounge in the lower level of Union Station into Bloomington Bar for the night featuring a 5-star round up of Btown businesses! (more details coming soon!)
Oliver Winery
Cardinal Spirits
Visit Bloomington
Butler Winery
Upland Brewery
Bloomington Brewing Company
Landlocked Music
Hopscotch Coffee

There will be no shortage of Kodak moments either, as Jennifer Van Elk Photography captures those candid moments. Indever Studios will also be roaming the crowd, so check your teeth for gourmet marshmallows, sea salt caramels and custom fortune cookies!

*MUST be 21+ to attend with proper ID and please drink responsibly.

For more information or to register, visit: http://www.yelp.com/events/indianapolis-yelp-paints-the-town-red

Follow Yelp on Twitter (@yelpindy) and Instagram (@yelpindy). Event hashtag: #yelpred

Stutz Artists Open House, Apr. 24-25, 2015

February 27, 2015 Leave a comment
Stutz Business Center

Stutz Business Center. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2012, all rights reserved.

By Kelly Young
On behalf of Stutz Artists

Planning is well underway for the Stutz Artists Association’s largest art event, set to take place April 24-25, 2015 at the historic Stutz Building in Indianapolis, Indiana.

More than 70 artists will open their studios and present their work to visitors during the 2015 two-day event. The Stutz Open House, which began in 1993, attracts more than 6,000 people every year to the 400,000 square-foot former car factory.

Organizers are planning for new, creative and entertaining opportunities to engage families, art lovers and visitors simply looking for a weekend event to enjoy in downtown Indianapolis.

The Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House not only allows guests an opportunity to see the work of 70+ local artists in one place at one time, it’s an opportunity to see where and how the work is created.

Artwork ranges from paintings, drawings and photography, to sculpture, jewelry and furniture. In addition to being a great place to buy one-of-a-kind gifts with artwork prices from $12 to $10,000, the event offers a rare chance to see vintage cars in the historic Stutz car factory.

Visitors will also enjoy special activities such as painting with Wine and Canvas, demonstrations, acoustic music and food vendors.

Families bringing children are encouraged to attend Saturday, 2-7 p.m., where they will enjoy family-friendly musical guests, hands-on art activities, youth art scavenger hunt, free ice cream from Raymond James, and more. New this year on Saturday will be demonstrations by Stutz artists.

WHAT:
Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House

WHEN:
Friday, April 24, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

WHERE:
Stutz Business Center, 212 W. 10th St., Indianapolis (enter Bearcat Alley from 10th or 11th St..) Free parking in specially marked lots.

COST:
$12 advanced sale tickets at select Old National Bank locations and the Stutz Business Office (1060 N. Capitol Ave C200.); $15 at Eventbrite; $15 at the gate; children 12 and under free. Tickets are valid for both days.

INFO:
Cathi Wineland, http://www.stutzartists.com/ or 317-503-6420.

Proceeds from the event support the Stutz Residency Program, a scholarship that provides free studio space and utilities for emerging local artists for one year. It is one of the largest grants to individual artists in the state.

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