The shortest month of the year (including leap year) is packed with special observations: Groundhog day, Presidents' Day, and of course, Valentine's Day. Surprise that special person in your life with a visit to our gallery. Jewelry, wall art, painted silk, pottery, glass and wood art will make a wonderful gift for your loved one. All hand-made by our 22 local artists.
Art after Five happens every first Friday of the month, and Art IN Hand is open until 8pm. Bring your family and friends, enjoy light refreshments and explore the local art in our gallery. February's student art exhibit features the talented artists from Butler Lab School at IPS 55.
Detour into Zionsville Expected Soon
The bridge on Sycamore Street (116th) near Lions Park and over Eagle Creek will be under construction beginning February 10th. Completion of the project is scheduled for August 21st. During this period, the detour will be 106th street to Main Street from Michigan Road. Please keep this in mind if you drive to Zionsville from Hamilton County.
Chuck Bruce (Jewelry): Teaching
Roman Foldover Bracelet & Earrings. March 28. 9am-5pm
Double Foxtail Foldover Bracelet & Earrings. March 29. 9am-5pm
Studio JSD - Grand Haven, MI. Information at Studio JSD
Art Shows: Kentucky Crafted - The Marketplace. March 13 (Wholesale only), March 14-15. Lexington, KY. Info at Kentucky Arts Council.
Daniel Driggs (Painting): Dan will be judging for the Michigan Education Association and Michigan Art Education Association's 56th annual Art Acquisitions Purchase Awards on March 7, in Lansing, MI. Information can be found on mea.org.
Sylvia Gray (Painted Silk): First Friday opening. February 7th. Circle City Industrial Center, 2nd floor- Studio S10.. 6pm-9pm. Indianapolis.
Sally Phillips (Jewelry): Boca Museum Art Show. February 1-2. Boca Raton, FL
Downtown Sarisota Art Festival. February 8-9. Sarisota, FL
Coconut Point Art Show. February 15-16. Estero, FL
Siesta Key Art Fest. February 22-23. Siesta Key Beach, FL
Lake Wales Art Festival. February 29-March 1. Lake Wales, FL
Venice Art Fest. March 7-8. Venice, FL
Babcock Ranch Art Show. March 14. Founder's Square/North Fort Myers, FL
Wellington Bacon and Bourbon Art Festival. March 21-22. Wellington, FL.
Hyde Park Art Show. March 28-29. Tampa, FL
Lynne Miller - Pottery
Earth Mother: This piece was hand built out of white stoneware using a store mannequin as a base. Once the clay was stiff enough that it could hold its shape, I slipped it off the mannequin and hand sculpted each unique item to attach to the form. This is very labor intensive. I love nature with all its small quiet details and made leaves, nuts, mushrooms, etc. and attached them to the base in groupings. I have done this with castings of actual torsos as well. I once made one for a friend who had cast her torso a few days before she gave birth. It was a true Earth Mother! I also enjoy using this process to make small wall mounted shelves that are thrown on the wheel. The pieces are finished by firing them only once, leaving a thirsty porous surface. As I intend these pieces to invite closer inspection, they are painted a single color of latex house paint usually matching the color of the trim in the room they will occupy.
Abstract Painting - exploring new art: A couple of years ago, I took a workshop with Joan Fullerton in hopes of gaining the courage to paint purely abstract pieces. Abstracts always eluded me, and I would feel the need to turn them into florals or landscapes at the last minute. The workshop turned out to be a fun and ultimately life changing experience. This piece is four feet by four feet in size and is done with acrylics and oil pastels. The key technique here is to swipe on paint with sticks, paper towels, my hands, or whatever I could find to apply paint. Every few minutes, I rotated the canvas 90 degrees. It is really difficult to paint representationally while literally turning the painting upside down every so often, and this enjoyable technique causes me to do and see things in ways I never would have before.