For more information about other Carmel Arts & Design District events call 317.571.ARTS (2787).

** 2010 Art of Wine Archive Page **

Enjoy a summer evening experiencing vintages al fresco at The Art of Wine, a can't-miss event in the Carmel Arts & Design District.

On Saturday, June 19 from 5 to 10 p.m., guests (21 years of age and older) can enjoy a variety of wines in the heart of the Midwest’s premiere arts and design destination. The district’s galleries, shops, restaurants and entertainment will be available to all ages at Art of Wine.

Art of Wine allows guests 21 and over to thrill their palates with unlimited wine tastings for only $15. Some wines will also be available for purchase by the bottle. The first 2,500 wine-tasting participants also receive a souvenir wine glass.

! > Photo identification will be required for all guests who wish to participate in the tasting.

Local Jazz and R&B vocalist Blair Clark will also take the stage for an outdoor performance at Art of Wine from 6-9 p.m.

Many of the Carmel Arts & Design District boutiques and merchants will host special sales or promotions during the festival, while the diverse collection of galleries will host exhibits that spotlight wine-inspired works created by local, national and international artists. Some galleries and shops will even bring The Art of Wine to the already-colorful District streetscape by displaying giant, custom-designed Nebuchadnezzar wine bottles transformed by local artists. Again, the District’s galleries, shops, restaurants and entertainment will be available to all ages at Art of Wine.

Please note: The $15 fee for the tasting is cash only. If you wish to purchase bottles of wine at the wineries’ booths, credit cards will be accepted at most locations.

Participating wineries include:

Best Vineyards Winery
Buck Creek Winery
Carousel Winery
Grape Inspirations Winery
Huber Winery
Mallow Run Winery
Turtle Run Winery
Winzerwald Winery
Vine & Table



Enter a raffle to win this basket!
Stop in at the Art & Design District Office during the Art of Wine event for more details.
111 West Main Street
Suite 140
Carmel, Indiana 46032

The tray was hand-painted by Valentina Shvyrkova of the Blue Egg Gallery.

The Art of Wine guests can also enjoy a free concert by Local Jazz and R&B vocalist Blair Clark. Blair will take the stage for an outdoor performance at 6 p.m. performing till 9p.m.

About Blair Clark
Blair Clark is a seasoned professional vocalist, recording artist and entertainer with years of experience performing in hundreds of private and public venues in Europe and across the United States.

As a youngster, Blair's earliest and strongest influences came from his father, a folk and country singer with a penchant for spear fishing and deer hunting. Having grown up in the church, Blair worked with countless traveling and local church choirs & gospel singing groups. He also toured internationally with a musical theater troupe, learning many of what would become the tools of his performance trade.

The next stop for Blair was working with New Orleans jazz legend Henry Butler, also featuring Michigan State professor Randy Gillespie on drums. Entertaining quickly emerged as the career path for Blair, and after serving in the United States Army, he "hit the road," performing across the United States with groups such as The Satisfactions, The Marcelles, Sunlight & Company and V.I.P., finally landing in Indianapolis, touring with his own band, Montreal.

Now based in Carmel, Indiana, where he lives with his family, Blair has continued to pursue his professional life in performance and entertainment. A devoted father of two, he is active in the Carmel community and in coaching his daughter in her own budding performance career.

Blair recorded a country music project for Warner Brothers Records in Nashville, TN as part of an artist showcase and is now returning to his jazz roots with the upcoming release of his latest recording from his live concert at Indianapolis' renowned Jazz Kitchen. He performs live as a solo jazz artist and also works as part of a duet with emerging jazz artist Heather Ramsey. Blair is also now sharing his knowledge with the next generation of entertainers as a vocal and performance coach, and he continues to tour the country with his band, Blair and Company.

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Accent Details
45 W. Main Street
Accent Details consignment studio will offer a store-wide discount of 30% off of every purchase. They will also be featuring their studio artist Ms. Weslynn Kane; she is a local Carmel Artist and is projecting her native heritage with a feminine flair. Accent Details will be celebrating Art of Wine by serving complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, wine spritzers and appetizers.

Artisan Masterpiece
19 E. Main Street
Artisan Masterpiece will be offering 20% OFF all H&K Steel Wine Caddies during the Art of Wine event. The wine caddies are hand tooled in Germany by world famous H&K Steel craftsmen. Perfect as Father's Day gifts and great decor for any bar area.

Arts & Design District Office
111 W. Main Street, Suite 140
The musical talents of Brad Hoyt will be present on our night of celebration for Art of Wine. He will be playing outside the office, conveniently centrally located, from 5-6 p.m.

ArtSplash Gallery
111 W.Main Street, Suite 140
ArtSplash Gallery's "Artist of the Month" is R. Carol Skinner. Carol is a long time Carmel resident who specializes in oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings.  In conjunction w/ the Art of Wine, Carol will feature paintings
of Italy and France and other wine-related artwork. Marie Reamer, Fine Art Photographer, will also feature wine-related photography, photocards, and photo coasters. ArtSplash Gallery also welcomes a new artist, Michele Soncini.  Michele is a figurative artist who creates prints, drawings and mosaics.  Her ongoing mosaic series "Images of Women in Glass" is currently on display in the gallery. The gallery will offer an assortment of international cheeses with crackers, and beverages.]

Michele Soncini and R. Carol Skinner will be demonstrating their artistic drawing talents during the walk.

ArtSplash Gallery artist Marie Reamer will also be showcasing her wine-related photography in the 111 W. Main Street, Suite 145 space.

Garvey Simon Art Access
27 E. Main Street
Garvey Simon Art Access is proud to announce its inaugural Indiana exhibition featuring a solo show of works by James B. Moore.  The show will take place in the GS Art Access summer gallery space at 27 East Main Street in the Carmel Arts & Design District with the opening reception on Saturday, June 19 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Guest Artist:  Ramu Ramdev
111 W. Main Street, Suite 115

 “Ramu Ramdev is a well known miniature painter of Mughal art from Jaipur, India. Ramu Ramdev has preserved traditional Mughal are and passed on his knowledge to a younger generation. In 1996 he started his own not for profit organization called ‘Rangreet’ in which he not only passed on his knowledge of Mughal art to a younger generation but also kept traditional Indian artwork alive. Ramdev’s artwork has been praised by Prince Charles of Wales, the U.S. Ambassador to India, Mr. Timothy J. Roemer, and Mr. Ramdev has been honored by many awards by local and state government of India. Ramdev’s current quest is to spread traditional Indian artwork to other areas of the world.”
-quoted from Detroit Institute of Arts.

Guest artists:  Nancy Keating, Victoria Gillieron and Shane Rodimel
111 W. Main Street, Suite 130

Contemporary mosaic artist Nancy Keating will exhibit in Suite 130 to showcase her mixed media mosaics designed with art and metallic glass, glazed ceramics, hand painted tiles, old china, tempered glass, recycled jewelry, and found objects. Keating’s designs are labor intensive; she adheres each piece one by one, while paying attention to the small details and sanding or grinding each mosaic piece to ensure no sharp edges.  Keating then custom colors the grout to match each design. 

Nancy Keating will be joining the Arts & Design District in Blue Egg Gallery beginning July 1st.  To view Keating’s works, visit www.mosaicsgarden.com

Victoria Gillieron will also be demonstrating her painting during the Art of Wine gallery walk in the Suite 130 space.  Gillieron started painting about 6 years ago and has studied with many extremely talented artists, enabling her to quickly advance her skills and become a professional artist. She has studied with exceptional painters such as Carolyn Anderson, John Reynolds, and C.W. Mundy whom she considers her mentor/spiritual advisor/friend. Without these amazing individuals Victoria would still be trying to figure out which end of the brush to use.  Victoria has shown her work in many prestigious juried shows, such as Indiana Heritage Arts, Hoosier Salon, Richmond Art Museum where she has won many awards including; Best of Show First Time Entrant-Hoosier Salon, First Brush of Spring-Hoosier Salon-New Harmony, and People’s Choice Award-Indiana State Fair. She specializes in portraits and her works are part of many permanent collections in boardrooms, hospitals, and offices, as well as in private homes.  Currently, she has a studio in the Stutz gallery in Indianapolis.  Please visit her website at www.victoriagillieron.com

Also in the Suite 130 space, Shane Photography will be exhibiting photographic art work from Shane’s recent trip to Italy.  While specializing in individual portaits and wedding photography, Shane describes his passion for landscape photography, stating “I love landscape photography and the natural beauty our world gives us and often incorporate this into my portrait photography.  I have a passion for traveling and experiencing other cultures, especially to Italy, a country whose beauty is endless and whose people really know how to enjoy life.  I take pleasure in capturing this beauty so that others can share my passion through visual images.”

Guest artists:  Donald Mee, Clyde Pennington and Ryan Feeney
111 W. Main Street, Suite 150

Herron School of Art alumnus Donald Mee will display his unique collection of functional metal work art.  Not afraid to get his hands dirty, Mee poured his love of art and creation into a passion for metalworking at a young age.  Described as “functional and abstract art,” Mee’s unique creations range from candle holders and wine racks to sculptures and furniture.  To learn more about Donald Mee and to view a sampling of his work, visit www.formallyfunctionalart.com.

Clyde Pennington and Ryan Feeney, metal artists with Indy Art Forge, will also display their works in the Suite 150 space.  Pennington and Feeney create a wide range of subjects in the strength of their metals, including wildlife and architectural pieces. They are also full-time fire-fighters with the Indianapolis Fire Dept.  To view their work, visit www.indyartforge.com/gen2/misc.htm

Joe’s Butcher Shop
111 W. Main Street, Suite 110
BBQ'n Fools at Joe's and Art of Wine in the Art and Design District - two great events on one day!  The BBQ'n Fools World Class Competition BBQ Team led by Grant Ford will be smoking Joe's Reserve Baby Back Ribs in two shifts on Saturday, June 19.

First shift will be available at 11 a.m.  Second around 5 p.m.  Each shift will smoke 90 racks of ribs for your enjoyment.

After 5pm, Joe will be firing up Joe's Streetside Grill to serve up dinner for the 2nd Annual Art of Wine event in the Carmel Arts and Design District!  During the BBQ'n Fools event and the Art of Wine event, Joe’s caterer will be serving up cold beers at bargain prices!

La Mie Emilie
15 W. Main Street
La Mie Emilie will offer tantalizing treats both inside and outside for the evening and will feature wine specials paired with their delectable desserts. Do not miss this one-of-a-kind restaurant.

Mary & Martha’s Exceedingly Chic Boutique
111 W. Main Street, Suite 120
A popular event, do not miss the PANDORA trunk show taking place at Mary & Martha’s Exceedingly Chic Boutique during the Art of Wine festivities. PANDORA offers a unique collection of charm bracelets and matching jewelry, with each piece of PANDORA jewelry handcrafted in 14K gold and sterling silver.

Mudbugs Cajun Café
20 W. Main Street
Mudbugs Cajun Café will be having a special of 2 Café au laits and an order of beignets for $5.95. Their cuisine has sparked a “Cajun Craze” in the District - try their spicy and exciting food while this offer lasts.

Renaissance Fine Art & Design
 246 West Main Street
Celebrating their opening of the gallery in the Arts & Design District, Renaissance Fine Art & Design will be having a drawing for an original work of art during the Art of Wine event.  In addition, artist Kathleen Stevens will be demonstrating her painting outside of the gallery.

Simply Sweet Shoppe
30 N. Range Line Road
Simply Sweet Shoppe will be sampling gelato Da Vinci's  Zoobilation's award winning new flavor "Pounce!" we will be open late for the Art of Wine event!

Soori Gallery
258 W. Main Street
No  need to travel cross-country to New York, Florida, Chicago and California or around the world to search for sculptures by such artists as Michael Wilkinson, Fredrick Hart, Misha Frid, Angelo Basso, Jerry Joslin, Margulies and M Farshchian – you can find these unique and treasured work of art in the Soori Gallery, right in your own hometown.  A brand new addition to the gallery’s artist repertorie, Soori will be exhibiting new work by artist Bil Mack.

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The Art of Wine is another chance to explore the diverse dining options and distinctive edibles available in downtown Carmel's unique eateries.

A full spectrum of dishes from local restaurants will be available for purchase, including Mudbugs Cajun Cafe bayou treats, Bub's burgers and more.

A new, convenient pager system will now allow guests to stroll through the numerous galleries and shops while waiting for a table at Muldoon’s, La Mie Emilie, Bazbeaux Pizza and Woodys Library Restaurant.

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Please be aware roads will be closed for setup of the event beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 19. Detour signs will be in place.  Even with the roads closed on June 19, all Arts & Design District businesses will be open throughout the day and ready to serve you!  Access will be open to all bicyclists and walkers who want to enter the District via the Monon Trail.
Parking is available in the Carmel Lions Club parking lot (141 E. Main Street), Indiana Design Center underground parking garage (200 South Range Line Road), as well as available on-street and public parking surrounding the festival area.


Betty Boyle
Dana Rae Roudebush
Donald Mee
Eleanor Wesch

Eleanor Wesch
Erik Swenson
Nancy Keating
Tamara Scott

Jacque Hammonds
R. Carol Skinner

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Thank You

Thanks to Chipotle Mexican Grill for donating
food for our Art of Wine Event Volunteers!


Click here to experience the 2009 event!

For more information about other Carmel Arts & Design District events, visit www.carmelartsanddesign.com
or call 317.571.ARTS (2787).

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