Local artists will demonstrate during the Art Walk
The Hoosier Artist Gallery, 45 S. Van Buren Street, will welcome various local artists to their gallery with a special reception on Friday August 27 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. during the Village Art Walk.
Potter Dylan quackenbush will demonstrate on his potter’s wheel at the back entrance of the gallery and former member of the gallery Meredith mcgriff will be signing copies of her book “Michiana Potter” on a community of potters in northern Indiana and their commitment to the community.
Wood of Della, a porcelain clay artist, and Don Bois, a master carpenter, are the featured artists of the Hoosier Artists Gallery for August at the gallery. Della creates sculptures, including ethereal cloud horses, as well as functional cups and bowls. Don makes rough-edged tables, custom rocking chairs, and other interesting wood pieces, many from reclaimed wood.
The gallery is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Local author event taking place this weekend
B3 Gallery, 61 W. Main St., will host an evening of local authors on Friday August 27 from 4 pm to 7 pm. All of the authors are from Indiana and the majority live in Brown County.
- Michelle Pollock, poetry
- Donna Cook, children’s books, coloring books
- Molly Myers, novel
- Dee Manzenberger, coloring book
- Sharon Bussert, novel
- Jamie and Gabriel Lehman, children’s books
- Nancy Chen Long, poetry
- Shana Ritter, novel
- Cynthia Stafford, novel
- Marilyn Wolfe, poetry
- Tom Hastings, poetry
- Robbie Bowden, non-fiction
All are invited to meet the authors and learn more about their works.
Community group to restart concerts, practices
All fun-loving musicians, regardless of age or experience, are welcome to join the Brown County Community Band.
Planned training sessions and concerts were canceled in March 2020 due to COVID-19, but rehearsals for the traditional concert program will resume from mid-August to the end of August. room, 235 Schoolhouse Lane.
Concerts are scheduled in October, December, May and June.
The group would also like to receive suggestions for those interested in becoming a group leader.
Private collections, exhibition of the park to come at the gallery
The Brown County Art Gallery, 1 Artist Drive, will have two special exhibitions this year.
- “The first to come: William McKendree Snyder”Will be exhibited at the gallery from August 28 to September 26. It presents 40 to 50 paintings from private collections. Little is known about Snyder, an artist who visited Brown County before the turn of the century. An open house will be held on Saturday, August 28 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is $ 15 at the door; wine and appetizers will be served. A historian’s program Rachel Perry will take place on Sunday, September 19 at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $ 5 and refreshments will be served. The exhibition is sponsored by Laura and Walter Jolly of Indianapolis.
- The Collector’s Showcase 2021 will feature “Brown County State Park, Indiana’s Crown Jewel,” a two-year exploration of the park by a local artist Tim greatbatch. More than 90 paintings illustrate his journey by painting the park in all seasons and at all hours of the day. Greatbatch worked with a retired naturalist Jim eagleman to document each painting. A number of events are planned throughout the exhibition, including a town hall-style celebration inviting park lovers to share stories with Eagleman and the artist, a program of Jon kay called “Postcards of the Park”, an exhibition of long views by early artists and much more. All paintings will be offered for sale and part of the profits will be donated to the Gallery Foundation. The showcase will take place from October 2 to November 14.
For more information call 812-988-4609 or visit browncountyartgallery.org.
Seasons Holiday Art and Craft Show returns
Plans are being finalized for the return of the Seasons Holiday Art and Craft Show after it went missing last year due to COVID. This year’s show, a Thanksgiving weekend tradition for nearly 40 years, will take place Friday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Seasons Conference Center. There is no entrance fee and parking is free.
Although the booth space is almost full, there is still room for a few more artists and artisans.
Currently, the jury exhibition will feature handcrafted pottery, both useful and decorative; Christmas decorations of felt; carpentry projects; primitive paintings; wildlife photography; beautiful painting; handmade baskets; soaps; lock picking; knitting and embroidery work; jewelry; and the longest-serving returning artist who exhibited at the show for all but a year, hand-painted folk art tree ornaments.
The Brown County 4-H Club will also be donating its holiday pine wreaths and garlands as one of its fundraisers.
Each performer and performer has signed an agreement to be fully vaccinated in order to make the performance as safe as possible. In addition, if conditions warrant, all vaccinated artists and artisans will wear masks. Signs will be posted outside the conference center requesting that all guests be vaccinated. Guests may also be required to wear masks if warranted at the time of the show. Masks will be available at the door for anyone needing them.
For more information, including the breakfast, brunch and lunch offerings available at the lounge in the conference center, visit the lounge website, seasonsartandcraftshow.com.
Classical concert series returns to Bean Blossom
BEAN BLOSSOM – The Bean Blossom Musical Series has been hosted free and open to the public at St David’s Episcopal Church for over 25 years. Voluntary offerings and donations are accepted. Jazz, contemporary, classical, vocal and more concerts are usually offered every two months.
To subscribe and receive notifications of upcoming concerts, send an email to [email protected] and request that your email be added to the mailing list. Visit St. David’s website at [email protected] and click on the Bean Blossom Music Series link for more information or call 812-988-1038, the church office.
Open gallery, hosting public choice awards
Several times a year, Brown County members of the Artist Associates of Brown County Indiana (AABC) exhibit new work in the AABC / Playhouse Gallery in downtown Nashville at Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
Visitors to the gallery are encouraged to vote for their favorite work, and recognition is awarded to the artist for the People’s Choice Award based on that vote.
The AABC benefits artists, arts organizations and the community through professional development, exhibitions, workshops and events. Membership in the AABC is open to Brown County artists and supporters of the arts. Meetings are free and open to the public.
The AABC / Playhouse gallery has recently been refreshed with new works. Visitors will find paintings, felting, pottery and more as they browse the gallery.