GALLERY HOURS: M-F 9-7, Saturday: 9-5 | 2012-2013 Gallery Brochure
Opening Friday May 3, 5-8 pm
UPCOMING EXHIBIT RUNS MAY 3-JUNE 1, 2013
Devin Balara: Tedium
Suburban sameness and domestic detritus are explored on many levels by sculptor Devin Balara.
"Old Faithful"; "Domestic Sediment", detail; "Timidity"; "Floridian Snowflakes, detail: sculpture.
Lynn Retson: Road Trip
Retson renders dramatic Midwestern landscapes in black pastel and graphite.
"Clouds and Fields 3", detail; "Intersection 1"; "Building Clouds", detail: graphite and black pastel on paper.
Rowena Comrie: Tiny Diamonds in the Cosmic SandsColorist painter Rowena Comrie visits from Glasgow, Scotland. She presents art made in the UK & Indiana.
"Glasgow Colors", detail; "Flip Flow"; "Slide": oil on canvas.
Ruth Kelly: Portraits
Kelly�s informal portraits capture slice-of-life moments and a variety of personalities.
"Smoke Break"; "Woman Reading to Children"; "Young Women, North Amsterdam": photographs.
FIRST FRIDAY RECEPTIONS:
The First Friday gallery reception will be held Friday, May 3, from 5:00 until 8:00 pm., and will feature a selection of Oliver Winery's fine wines ($5 per glass). ID required.
Proud to be partnering with Oliver Winery at every First Friday opening reception.
CURRENT EXHIBIT RUNS APRIL 5-27, 2013
Stefan Petranek: It Came From Within
Herron School of Art and Design professor Stefan Petranek explores DNA as life�s underlying structure.
�X-ome #3�; �What I Must Wear Now�, detail; �Twelve Exact Differences��photographs.
Thomas Harris: Vessels vs Vassals--Modern Takes on Function and Fantasy
Bloomington ceramicist Thomas Harris mixes sophisticated pottery with quirky figurines.
�Chicken Gargoyle�; �Paisley Vase with Donut�; �Grim Reaper Gnome�; �Paisley Skirted Vase��ceramics.
Ivy Tech Fine Arts Students: Spring Semester 2013:
Ivy Tech Fine Arts students display a semester�s worth of 2-D and 3-D art projects.
April Middleton, "Cut Paper", detail; Richard Burke, "Sea with Sunset", detail, oil on canvas; Jonathan Matthos, "Self-Portrait", charcoal and white conte crayon; Maryanne Widau, �Woods and Creek�, oil on canvas�Fall Semester, 2012.
Ivy Tech Alternative Spring Break 2013:
In Words and Pictures
Photos by Chelsea Rood-Emick, Director of Civic Engagement, Ivy Tech-Bloomington, 2012.
MARCH 1-30, 2013
Monroe County Community School Corporation:
Youth Art Month 2013
Left to right: Alwyn Mouton, �Umbrella�, photograph, 2013; Sarah Snoddy, �Untitled�, photograph, 2013; Holly Colvin Clark, �Untitled, detail�, photograph, 2012.
Left to right: Hannah Brown, �Parrot�, oil on canvas, 2013; Laura White, �Untitled�, photograph, 2011; Hannah Brown, �Sea Turtle�, oil on canvas, 2013.
Left to right: Vasundhara Singh, �Untitled�, photograph, 2013; Dathan Schmidt, �Vase�, ceramics, 2012; Bethany Lumsdaine, �Portrait�, acrylic, 2013.
Daren Pitts Redman: Abstract Statements�Contemporary Art Quilts
Ms. Redman makes hand-dyed, free-form fabric pieces inspired by the colors of Brown County and beyond. To hear her in-depth gallery talk, or take a class with her in fabric dyeing, see below.
Gallery Talk and Textile Dyeing Classes by Daren Pitts Redman at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
FEBRUARY 1-23, 2013
Jeremy Sweet: Cut Away
Californian Jeremy Sweet creates wood panel pieces with free-form edges expertly using a wide range of mixed media. He cites foreign film, surfing, skateboarding, and fatherhood among his many influences.
�Sailor 3�, mixed media; �Girl 2�, mixed media; �Sailor 1�, mixed media; �Snakeskull�, mixed media.
Kelly Franke: Mary Ellen
Lose yourself in the velvety blacks and seemingly endless textures of Kelly Franke�s eleven-foot high charcoal drawings�her meditations on the imagined depths of an individual�s psychological distress.
�Sketch 5�, digital sketch; �Mary Ellen: Panel 1 of 5�, charcoal; �Sketch 3�, digital sketch
Ben Pines: Portraits
Well-remembered for his 2012 Miller Gallery show of striking larger-than-life-sized group portraits, Ben Pines brings his focus back to the individual in this new set of quiet studies.
�Small 9�, oil on canvas; �Medium 4�detail�, oil on canvas; �Portrait 3�, oil on canvas.
Susan Forney: Restless Mind
Dedicated to the process of �creative aging� and self-reinvention, Susan Forney had only been painting for four months before a friend encouraged her to apply for this show�an inspiring and dramatic debut.
�Hot Zen�, acrylic on canvas; �All In A Dream�, acrylic on canvas; �Marrakesh Express�, acrylic on canvas.
JANUARY 21, 2013
National Society of Arts and Letters:
2013 Visual Arts Competition & Exhibition of Emerging Artists
Indiana artists aged 18-29 compete for a $1,000 Best in Show prize awarded annually by the Bloomington Chapter of the NSAL. This local group has given away over half a million dollars to support budding careers in visual arts, dance, drama, literature, music, and musical theatre since 1966.
Top row: Aidan Schapera, �Untitled�, oil; Mark Totte, �The Disconnection�, detail, mixed media; Drew Etienne, �Happening Upon Debris from the Final Conflict of a (Mostly) Reasonable Species�, acrylic; Christina Weaver, �Bridal Salon�, oil.
Bottom row: Rebecca Buening, �Wallpaper Stains�, oil; Keegan Miles Adams, �Spirit Path�, printmaking; Heather Lovett, �Garret Tedrow�, photograph.
See the visual arts show in January. Return for the FREE performers� showcase on Sunday, April 14.
Becca Jones: Windowscapes
Sprawling mixed media pieces by Becca Jones combine printmaking, drawing and collage. Also in this series are tiny copper line etchings made with traditional intaglio techniques.
�Windowscape 4�, mixed media; �Window Bed�, mixed media; ��Windowscape 3�, detail, mixed media.
Karen Holtzclaw: Tropical Beauties
Popular figure painter Karen Holtzclaw returns to our galleries with a show full of sumptuous florals.