March is finally here and we all hope the extreme cold of February has passed. Spring will be here soon, so take advantage of the warmer weather with a visit to Art IN Hand Gallery. March is also Youth Art Month. We're proud to share our gallery with art students from local schools. This month, we invite you to enjoy the work from the Zionsville Middle School art students. View the map below to find the many merchants in Zionsville who will also be exhibiting work from our local art students.
Did you know....
How original prints are made?
Lisa Vanmeter has been a professional printmaker for over a decade. She uses the Color Reduction Method to create her original editions:
One block of bass wood or linoleum is used. The design is drawn on the block. Then Lisa carves out part of the design and inks the block many times, printing it onto a set number of archival papers (the edition). Hand burnishing or a printing press is used to press the ink from the board onto the papers.
As the oil based ink is drying, the artist cuts more of the design out of the board using wood carving tools.
It takes several weeks for the board to be carved out and all of the colors to be layered onto the papers. The edition is then signed and numbered. No others can be made as the colors have been carved out from the block.
Each piece is an original, handmade work of art. Many of Lisa’s editions are now sold out. She works out of her home studio in Carmel, Indiana as well as the Indianapolis Art Center.
Carrie Wild's painting, "Starry Spirit", has been accepted to the Indiana Artists (IN/A) Annual Juried Exhibition, which runs April 5 - June 1 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Carrie's etchings “Uncle Nutkin” and “Three Owls” are in the Nature’s Inspirations Fine Art Show & Sale at the Cool Creek Nature Center in Carmel. “Three Owls” won 2nd Place in the Sculpture/Carving/Other category. The show runs through March 3. Chuck Bruce (Jewelry) Indiana Artisan Marketplace. April 6-7. Indiana State Fairgrounds. For the Love of Art. March 2-3. South Bend Century Center.
Teaching: Full Inlay Cuff Workshop. March 14-17. Studio JSD-Grand Haven, MI
Chris Davis (Raku Pottery) The Arts Gala at the Plainfield library on April 26 - 28.
Judy DeGan (Pottery) Broadripple Art Fair in Broad Ripple. May 17-19.
JD Nolan (Photography) The Arts Gala at the Plainfield library on April 26 - 28.
JD's photo "Bloom" is on display at the Fishers Library, March 2 - June 1.