"For the month of November, ArtSplash Gallery will focus on holiday shopping ideas for business associates, family and friends. In addition to the new artwork regularly introduced each month, the gallery will feature an expanded selection of smaller 2D and 3D works sized and priced for gift purchases. Whatever your choice of medium or style, original artwork can fit any budget and can be a unique gift that will be enjoyed for years to come. It's always appropriate to give yourself a gift, too; a little reward for all that you do for others at this busy time of year."
The Evan Lurie Gallery opens “Luscious: New Works by Victor Wang"
Carmel, IN – October 18, 2011 – The Evan Lurie Gallery, located at the heart of the Carmel Arts and Design District, is pleased to present "Luscious: New Works by Victor Wang," an exhibition of the recent work of artist Victor Wang. The show will open with an Artist Reception on Saturday, November 12 from 5 - 10 pm, and will be on view through December 9, 2011. This event is free of charge and open to the general public.
Combining his rich personal history, Art History, and a technique both classical and experimental in nature, Victor Wang's work has been exhibited widely across the country and internationally, and has won a number of awards for excellence.
Eye On Art Gallery will feature several artists working in the area of handmade journals and books. The artists have a common tie to Ball State University and include professors in the English and Art Department as well as students and graduates.
Rai Peterson, Associate Professor of English at Ball State University. She has studied many small-press publishers and little magazines during the period, both their literary output and printing and binding methods. Recently, she has been exploring the use of vintage maps in the binding of travel journals. Laura Kuhlman, graduate of Ball State University, is currently a graduate student at the University of Iowa, where she is studying literature and is simultaneously a student at the Center for the Book. Laura makes intricate case-bound books from delicate papers with open spines. Karen Ruling, graduate of the English Department at Ball State University. Karen is the daughter of a costume designer, and her work shows unusual sartorial flair, both in choice of leathers and fabrics and elaborate closure systems using buttons and buckles. Maddy Witek, graduate of English and commercial printing departments at Ball State University. Her work concentrates on classically-bound case-books made with high-grade drawing papers and decorated paper-covered bindings. Additional works will be exhibited by David and Sarojni Johnson.
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.
ABOUT FACE: Peculiar Portraits
Garvey Simon Art Access is proud to present ABOUT FACE: Peculiar Portraits, a photography exhibition dedicated to the portrait, curated by Lee Marks of Lee Marks Fine Art. Ms. Marks is a private photography dealer, consultant and founding member of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD). The show will feature works by eleven artists in a variety of photo-based media and will be centered on the use of portraiture in both traditional and non-traditional guises. The exhibition will run from October 20 – November 26, 2011. There will be a reception the evening of November 12 to celebrate this exhibition, which will coincide with the Second Saturday Gallery Walk in the Carmel Arts + Design District.
If eyes are “the windows to the soul,” the face might offer a road map to one’s personality, eccentric in all its twists and turns. With 15 photographs from the late 1940s to the present, this exhibition seeks to present faces of human beings and animals depicted realistically, abstractly, cut off, and even absent. Technical and formal peculiarities of the medium offer as much commentary as the represented faces.
Photographers represented include; Jen David, Susan Derges, Nina Korhonen, Chuck Close, Andre Kertesz, Weegee, Mariana Cook, Neil Selkirk, Mike Smith, Andrew Borowiec, and Jeffrey Becom.
Renaissance Gallery is hosting the way we were Vintage Jewelry Trunk show, Featuring jewelry from an antique shop on the East Coast, Fine Silver Jewelry from a local private collection, as well as new David Joseff designs from local artist Davis Sloma. Way mor that is pictured on the website, you must see these collections in person! The works of over 50 artists, a little music, a little wine, a lot of fun...see you there! Click Here for more info.
Discover the Indiana Design Center’s showrooms, design professionals, artists and endless resources for residential and commercial interiors. The design center will be open on November 12 from 5 pm to 8 pm and feature the Grand Opening of Santarossa Mosaic & Tile Company and special holiday offerings and displays in showrooms like Drapery Street, Premier, Holder Mattress and The Swanky Abode.
Located 2 blocks south of Main Street, Carmel, the Indiana Design Center has free parking at surface level and in the underground parking garage. All are welcome. Visit the IDC Open House page for more details, http://www.indianadesigncenter.com/e/novopenhouse/