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Quest for the West Art Show and Sale at the Eiteljorg Museum @eiteljorgmuseum

August 26, 2018 Leave a comment
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“The Pathfinder” by Mark Maggiori.
Image provided by the Eiteljorg Museum and used with written permission.

By Bryan Corbin
Eiteljorg Museum

The Western art community will converge on downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, Sept. 7-8, 2018, when one of the top Western art sales in America, the annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, returns to the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, 500 West Washington Street in White River State Park.

The 13th annual Quest for the West® will attract art collectors from across the nation for the opportunity to meet important artists in the Western genre and purchase their work, including drawings, paintings and sculptures.

“Considered one of the leading Western art shows for the quality of the art, exceptional hospitality and engaging setting in the beautiful Eiteljorg building, Quest for the West® has generated more than $12 million in art sales since its inaugural year in 2006,” Eiteljorg Museum President and CEO John Vanausdall said. “Quest has helped bring the Eiteljorg to national prominence, and we are pleased to be able to share this beautiful art with collectors and the public.”

At Quest, 50 artists will show approximately 200 recent works not exhibited previously. Returning artists from across the U.S. include longtime participants Robert Griffing, Michael Dudash, Gladys Roldan-de-Moras, Heide Presse, P.A. Nisbet and Logan Maxwell Hagege.

Four artists joining Quest this year include Brent Cotton, Donna Howell-Sickles, Terri Kelly Moyers and Mark Kelso, an Indiana artist. Collectors attending the Quest gala the evening of Saturday, Sept. 8, can meet the artists and bid on art in a “luck-of-the-draw” sale that opens and closes with the sound of a bugle.

After the sale weekend, the gallery of Quest art works then will open to the public Sunday, Sept. 9, and remain on exhibit at the Eiteljorg for another four weeks, giving museum visitors the opportunity to see world-class art. Pieces not sold during opening weekend will remain available for purchase until the exhibit closes Oct. 7.

Opening weekend registrants this year will enjoy a lunch and tour at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site in Indianapolis on Friday, Sept. 7, followed by a Friday evening reception at the Eiteljorg and the opening of a special exhibition featuring art of the 2017 Quest Artist of Distinction, Howard Post.

Back by popular demand, a Quest Miniature Art Sale will take place Friday night, Sept. 7. Many of the Quest artists created at least one smaller work of art for the miniature sale, to appeal both to experienced collectors and new collectors seeking a piece that is more affordable. Unlike in the main Quest show the following evening, purchasers of the smaller art works Sept. 7 can take their new acquisitions with them that night.

Also Friday night, Sept. 7, will be a reception honoring Howard Post, the 2017 Quest for the West® Artist of Distinction. For more than 40 years, Post has captured his distinctive vision of the West in paint, creating what he refers to as “ranchscapes.” A special exhibition of his work,Western Perspectives: The Art of Howard Post, will feature 18 of these works from the past two decades of Post’s career. From rugged mountains to dusty cowboys to resting horses to complex corrals, his paintings highlight the interconnectedness of land, animals and people in the American West. They also explore and delight in more abstract concepts such as light, line and color. The Post exhibition is open to the public from Sept. 8 to Nov. 25 in the Gerald and Dorit Paul Gallery at the Eiteljorg.

Reservations to the Quest sale weekend events Sept. 7-8 are $300 per person or $500 per couple for museum members (or $350 and $500 for non-members). The Saturday, Sept. 8, Quest gala dinner at the museum features fine dining by Kahn’s Catering. For those attending the Friday, Sept. 7, miniature art sale only, reservations are $75 per person and $125 per couple. To register for Quest events, contact Kay Hinds at 317.275.1341 or khinds@eiteljorg.com. Absentee buyers also can register for $150 and bid on art works. Preview the art works and find complete information on Quest for the West® at www.quest.eiteljorg.org.

After the sale weekend events conclude, the Quest for the West® art exhibit featuring all the Quest art works will open to the public on Sunday, Sept. 9, and be on view through Oct. 7; the exhibit is included with regular Eiteljorg admission. A full-color catalog of Quest art will be available starting Sept. 7 in the Frank and Katrina Basile Museum Store.

The 13th annual Quest for the West ® Art Show and Sale is presented by Cardinal Contracting and the Western Art Society and is sponsored by Ice Miller LLP.

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Jay County Fiber Arts Festival, Mar. 9-10, 2018 @JayCoTourism

February 21, 2018 Leave a comment
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Jay Community Center in downtown Portland, Indiana.
AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2017, all rights reserved.

By Blake Watson
Jay County Visitor & Tourism Bureau

The Jay County Fiber Arts Festival is scheduled for Mar. 9-10, 2018: Friday 10 AM to 5 PM, and Saturday, 9 AM to 4 PM. The Fiber Arts Festival, which features classes, fiber artists, food, vendors and demonstrations, is located at the Jay Community Center, 115 E. Water St., in Portland, Indiana.

Here’s a little bit about Dick Reel, Fiber Fest Spooner and Wood Working Demonstrator:

Musicians have long used a variety of instruments to entertain crowds for centuries. One of the most interesting and storied instruments used involves spoons.

American folk music has a rich history, which includes musicians using spoons that are sometimes accompanied by jugs and washboards.

The method as to how spoons are played is simple, as it involves the musician setting a rhythm and hitting the spoons against one’s knee and palm of hand.

Every year, during the second weekend of March, Dick Reel entertains a multitude of visitors who attend the Jay County Fiber Arts Festival in Portland, Indiana.

Reel is often dressed in his signature attire of suspenders and a long sleeve-shirt. Attendees of the Fiber Arts Festival are often scene marveling at Reel’s talents of creating music with spoons.

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Dick Reel. Photo provided by Jay County VTB and used with written permission.

It is a known fact that many of those who attend the Fiber Arts Festival always make it a special priority to visit with Reel and witness his playing of spoons.

Reel’s hobbies involve woodworking with various varieties of wood. He also enjoys demonstrating his woodworking skills, as he has done for several years at the Jay County Fiber Arts Festival.

Woodworking accomplishments of Reel involves his philanthropic donation of his specialty crafted wooden benches to the Laporte County 4-H Auction and the Purdue Agriculture Alumni. Over the years, Reel’s donated, crafted wooden items have raised over $15,000.

Notable awards that Reel has been the recipient of includes: Bob Hiler Outstanding Alumni Leadership Award, John P. Daley Jaycees Community Leadership Award, LaPorte County Historical Society Historian of the Year Award and Purdue Alumni Certificate of Distension Award.

Reel’s accomplishments also include the Pioneer Land, which he helped develop that is found at the Laporte County, Indiana Fairgrounds.

Organizers of the Jay County Fiber Arts Festival are honored to have such a remarkable and talented musician and woodworker participate at the event.

Mark your calendars now to attend and check out all the offerings, including Reel’s wooden demonstrations and playing of spoons.

For more information about this event, please visit http://www.visitjaycounty.com/fiberfest or contact Fiber Arts Festival organizers directly at 260-726-3366.

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24th Annual Stutz Artists Open House, Apr. 29-30, 2016

March 25, 2016 Leave a comment
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Stutz Business Center in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana.
AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2012, all right reserved.

By Kelly Young
On behalf of Stutz Artists

The largest group of artists under one roof in the Midwest will open their studios and present their work to visitors during the Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House.

The Open House is set to take place April 29-30, 2016, at the historic Stutz Business and Arts Center. The Open House, which began in 1993, attracts more than 6,000 people every year to the 400,000 square-foot former car factory.

This is an entertainment opportunity to engage families, art lovers and visitors alike 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 60+ local artists in one place at one time, it’s an opportunity to see where and how the artwork is created.

Artwork ranges from paintings, drawings and photography, to sculpture, jewelry and furniture. This is the perfect time to buy one-of-a-kind gifts with artwork prices ranging from $12 to $10,000.

New this year, the Grand Tour of Artisan Autos is an opportunity to see and learn about the 28 vintage and collectible cars owned by Turner Woodard which are on display in this former Stutz Motor Car factory during the Open House.

Locations and descriptions of the cars, including the 1914 Stutz Bearcat, will be available at the event entrances. Visitors will also enjoy special activities such as painting with Wine and Canvas, art demonstrations, live music and food vendors.

The Warehouse, this year’s music partner, is an intimate live listening room music venue in Carmel, which will bring excellent regional and local entertainment to the Open House.

The Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery on the first floor will feature FIRST STOP, an exhibition with sample work from many of the Stutz artists and the recommended first stop for experiencing the Open House.

Families with children are encouraged to attend on Saturday, April 30 from 2-7 p.m. This family-friendly event will include hands-on art activities, youth art scavenger hunt, free cookies from Raymond James, and more.

WHAT:
Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House

WHEN:
Friday, April 29, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

WHERE:
Stutz Business and Arts 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, the Stutz Business and Arts Center office (1060 N. Capitol Ave. C200) and atwww.stutzartists.com; $15 at the gate; children 12 and under free. Tickets are valid for both days.

INFO:
Cathi Wineland, director@stutzartists.com, 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.

First Friday at Indiana Landmarks Center, Apr. 1, 2016

March 20, 2016 Leave a comment
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Indiana Landmarks Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.
AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2014, all rights reserved.

By Jen Thomas
On behalf of Indiana Landmarks Center

In its First Friday gallery show on April 1, 2016, Indiana Landmarks features a trio of artists. The opening of The Modern Alchemists: New Visions by artists Emma Overman, Johnny McKee and John Klinkose runs from 6 to 9 p.m. in Rapp Family Gallery at Indiana Landmarks Center, 1201 Central Ave., Indianapolis, Indiana.

The Indianapolis-based artists present ethereally painted worlds, environments and imagery inspired by imaginings, dreams, history and experiences.

Emma Overman’s paintings have been called “innocent yet otherworldly.” She studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Hanover College.

Johnny McKee, a photography graduate of IU’s Herron School of Art, works at the Ashland Gallery and teaches drawing in the SMART program at the Indianapolis Art Center.

John Klinkose, a pilot, sailor and swimmer, draws on these experiences as a painter. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and has
exhibited throughout the Eastern United States.

WHAT:
The opening of The Modern Alchemists: New Visions by Artists Emma Overman, Johnny McKee and John Klinkose

WHEN:
Friday, April 1, 2016, 6-9 p.m.

WHERE:
Indiana Landmarks’ Rapp Family Gallery, 1201 Central Ave.

COST:
Free; complimentary refreshments

INFO:
http://www.indianalandmarks.org/ or 317-639-4534

Dig IN, A Taste of Indiana, Aug. 30, 2015

April 28, 2015 Leave a comment
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At last year’s Dig IN event. Photo provided by the event organizers and used with written permission.

By Jen Thomas
On behalf of Dig IN, A Taste of Indiana

High-quality, locally produced products are the hallmark of Indiana’s favorite food festival, Dig IN, a Taste of Indiana 2015, scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015.

Indiana chefs, brewers, vintners and food artisans will showcase a bevy of prepared dishes and beverages. The single-price admission includes all the samples and live performances by Indiana-based musical groups.

A list of chefs, producers, wineries and breweries, as well as other event information will be posted at http://www.digindiana.org/.

WHAT:
Dig IN, a Taste of Indiana 2015

WHEN:
Aug. 30, 2015, 12-5 PM

WHERE:
White River State Park, 801 W. Washington St., Indianapolis

TICKETS:
Tickets available online beginning in July and at the gate

$35 for General Admission ($45 after Aug. 23)
$60 for Early Admission at 11 a.m.
$120 for the Ultimate VIP Experience, including:
• Parking in nearby underground garage
• Climate-controlled luxury restrooms
• Air-cooled tent
• Rare and reserve beers and wines available exclusive for VIPs
• Bistro table seating

INFO:
www.digindiana.org, 317-363-4625

Dig IN, a Taste of Indiana 2015

WHEN:
Aug. 30, 2015, 12-5 PM

WHERE:
White River State Park, 801 W. Washington St., Indianapolis

TICKETS:
Tickets available online beginning in July and at the gate

$35 for General Admission ($45 after Aug. 23)
$60 for Early Admission at 11 a.m.
$120 for the Ultimate VIP Experience, including:
• Parking in nearby underground garage
• Climate-controlled luxury restrooms
• Air-cooled tent
• Rare and reserve beers and wines available exclusive for VIPs
• Bistro table seating

INFO:
www.digindiana.org, 317-363-4625