Saturday, September 10th, 5pm - 10pm

Enjoy the merchant events/activities, entertainment, culture and shopping of the Carmel Arts and Design District.
Guest appearances by international and local artists. Please Join Us.

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Exhibits in the District

Gallery Involvement - Saturday, September 10th, 5pm - 10pm

ArtSplash Gallery
111 W. Main Street, Suite 140

This September, ArtSpash Gallery is featuring a show called House Works, all new pieces by Keith J. Hampton, which is inspired by homes of all kinds. Hampton takes on the housing market in both paintings and sculptures. In his standard eclectic style, the artist's paintings range from realism and surrealism to fantasy and near-abstract. Hampton's first showing of down-scaled ceramic house sculptures keeps the theme going. They are informed by the paintings and other sources.

Evan Lurie Gallery
30 W. Main Street

Eye On Art Gallery
111 W Main St. Suite 150

Debra Huse is a contemporary colorist and impressionist. She uses rich color and bold fluid strokes to capture the light and drama in her plein air and studio paintings. As Degas and Mary Cassatt, Huse enjoys working in oils and pastels, and is a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society, the American Society for Marine Art & Pastel Society of America. Debra began formal painting when she was ten even stretching her own canvases. At age 11, she was awarded a scholarship and attended college courses at the prestigious John Herron School of Art in Indianapolis, IN. Huse currently has a studio in a Newport Beach Boatyard and has a passion for painting old wooden boats.

Artist’s Statement
I’ve been blessed with the talent of seeing and the passion for painting. Oil is such a luscious medium. Applying lots of paint, moving it around and carving out areas is fascinating. As a contemporary plein air painter, I strive to capture the beauty of the moment, the poetry of the atmosphere, and the notes of colorful light with the spontaneity and energy of a painter intrigued. Not painting is not an option.

French Bleu Fine Art Gallery
111 W Main St. Suite

FRENCH BLEU Fine Art Gallery, located in the heart of the Carmel Arts & Design District, showcases the paintings of owner and artist Susan Mauck. Mauck describes her own artwork as “impressionistic, with a contemporary edge”. Portraiture, figures, and landscapes are displayed in the quaint and intimate space of FRENCH BLEU.  Also featured in the gallery are the colorful abstract paintings of artist Nikko Minichiello. Both artists will be exhibiting some new pieces for the March Gallery walk. Also, check out new classes being offered at FRENCH BLEU.

Garvey Simon Art Access
27 East Main Street, Carmel Arts & Design District.

Garvey Simon Art Access is proud to  present: Tara Donovan: Pins from September 10 to October 15, 2011.

These relief prints, made from countless inked pin heads on paper seem like a departure from the large, site-specific installations for which she is best known.  Yet, the pins - as objects in her work - were used early on in her oeuvre as the building blocks of her “cube” sculptures (as were toothpicks and broken glass).

In her relief prints, Tara Donovan implements the same techniques of accumulation via disposable, everyday materials to create organic abstractions.  The results are suggestive of landscapes, clouds and cellular structures.   In her words, “It is not like I’m trying to simulate nature.  It’s more of a mimicking of the way of nature, the way things actually grow.”

The pin matrix relief prints were created by placing a piece of foam core over a thin metal plate.  The artist then pushed straight pins in the foam core to create the matrix with the end result being thousands of pinheads sticking up slightly from the foam core.  A large roller is then used to ink the tops of the pins.  The plate is then placed in an hydraulic press with a moist piece of paper on top and an impression is made which creates the final image.

The recipient of numerous awards and recognitions,  including the MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant in 2008,  Tara Donovan has had solo exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY;  the Saint Louis Art Museum, the  Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego,  Cincinnati and Des Moines Art Center and the Indianapolis Museum of Art to name only a few.

Born in 1969, Tara Donovan lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Magdalena Gallery of Art
27 East Main Street

info coming soon

Renaissance Fine Art & Design
Kathleen O'Neil Stevens
1 South Range Line Road

Harry Sandler’s Music, iPhone & Other Neighborhoods Exhibit
Opening Reception on Sept. 10 is an Indy Jazz Fest supported event
featuring music by Cynthia Layne

Artist Talk & Preview:
Fri, September 9, 2011
7:30 pm  reservation required

Opening Reception:                       
Sat, September 10, 2011
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
*An Indy Jazz Fest supported event feat.
Music by Cynthia Layne

iPhoneography Workshops:                       
Sat September 10 and Sun, September 11, 2011
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (both days)

Exhibition dates: September 10 – October 1, 2011

(Carmel, Ind.--- August 15, 2011) Harry Sandler, professional photographer, music industry insider and iPhoneographer presents Music, iPhone & Other Neighborhoods at the Renaissance Fine Art & Design Galleryin the Carmel Arts District.

Sandler’s exhibit will feature a wide range of photographs from a lifetime of work. The subject matter allows a glimpse into his 45 years in the music industry, landscapes from exotic locations and a peek into the personal thoughts and inspirations Sandler has recorded for decades on film  “This show will present the challenge of presenting different images to tell the story,” said Sandler. 

A portion of the proceeds from the exhibit will go to, an organization working to change the perception of homelessness. Opening night, Saturday, September 10, of the exhibition will be a special Indy Jazz Fest supported event featuring a special music performance by jazz great Cynthia Layne.

“I will be mixing and matching images to tell the story of my 45 year addiction to  photography. I will be presenting images on canvas and more traditional substrates that cover landscape, music, iPhone and a few more personal black and white pieces,” said Sandler.

In addition to the exhibit, Sandler will teach a two-day iPhone photography workshop on September 10 and 11. This workshop will cover everything about processing images on an iPhone and iPad from set up to print. Each participant will leave the workshop with one print on Epson archival paper.


About Sandler
Mr. Sandler has been a photographer nearly all of his life, including a stint as rock and roll photographer capturing images for the likes of Rolling Stone and Circus magazines. Additionally, he has made a career in entertainment away from the camera, serving in various roles over the years such as Film and Video Producer and Tour Management. In this respect, he has worked with some of entertainments most elite acts, like Barbara Streisand, John Mellencamp, Eagles, Billy Joel, Jewel, Van Halen, Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Nicks.


Soori Gallery
258 West Main St

Browse the vast collection of paintings, bronze and acrylic sculptured works, Lalique crystal sculpture, Nao and lladro porcelain sculptures by leading American and international artists.

Hamilton County Artists Association
2 West Main St West

info coming soon

Arts & Design District is pleased to welcome the following local
and regional guest artists to the September Gallery Walk:

The Tudor Rose Players

Please enjoy their upcoming choir performance of renaissance themed songs and rounds at the September 10th Gallery Walk near the Rennaissance Gallery at Rangeline and Main 6-8 pm. Be sure to see the Tudor Rose Players portray Mary, Queen of Scots and her Court at the 2nd Annual Indianapolis Scottish Highland Games and Festival on Sat. Oct. 8, 2011at the Latvain Center 1008 W. 64th St., Indianapolis, IN.

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District Business Involvement
Saturday, September 10th, 5pm - 10pm

Adara Day Spa
110 W.Main St.
Adara Day Spa will offer free sample services this Saturday, the 10th, from 6-9 during the Gallery Walk ! Stop by and say hello!

Midwest School Of Voice
Area next to the Monon by Bazbeaux

Students from the Midwest school of voice will be performing on Main st during the August gallery walk. Come hear how talented these young performers are, it is truly a wonderful experience.

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Brenda’s Bug Bonnets
330 N. Rangeline Rd
Will be having a customer appreciation day, with 20% off total purchase. Free coffee and refreshments until closing at 7:00pm

World’s Smallest Art Gallery
40 W. Main St.

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