Thursday, April 30, 2009

Eye Music at Wug Laku's Studio & Garage

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Wug Laku's Studio & Garage
1125 Brookside Ave. C7
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Opening Friday, May 1, 6:00 - 9:00pm

Artist Member Patrick Flaherty will be one of the exhibiting artists at Wug Laku's retrospective show opening in conjunction with IDADA'a First Friday Art Tour.

From Wug Laku's Facebook page:

It was two years ago in May when WLS&G opened it's doors to the public. Since that time, we have had the honor and the privilege of working with some of Indianapolis' best artists and surrounding ourselves with their art. Please join us in celebrating their artistry and lives during the IDADA First Friday gallery tour on May 1, from 6 - 9 p.m.

Bernadette Ostrozovich
Patrick Flaherty
Eric Jones
Rachel Steely
Mark Pack
Jim Gerard
Pam Fraizer
Nancy Lee
William Ray Denton
James Ratliff
Wug Laku

Food provided by
JReutz Cafe
The Pastry Station

Fridays and Saturdays, 12 - 4 p.m.
First Friday of every month, 6 - 9 p.m.

Dreamtime at Dean Johnson

Dean Johnson Gallery
646 Massachusetts Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
May 1 - June 18, 2009

Artist Member Sofiya Inger is one of the featured artists in the Dean Johnson Gallery's new exhibition Dreamtime opening tomorrow, May 1 (in conjunction with First Friday). She will be exhibiting paintings (see painting above) and fabric sculptures inspired by dreams.



May 1 – June 25, 2009
Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 2009 5–9pm

Dreamtime: the exhibit is an extraordinary display of diverse and forward thinking works of art all inspired and created directly from the artist’s dreams. The exhibit is a compilation of work used to illustrate the groundbreaking PBS television program Dreamtime: Universal Archetypes.

Naturally Inspired Paint Out

Congratulations to Artist Member Casey Jo Ailes for being accepted to participate in this year's Naturally Inspired Paint Out at the Indianapolis Zoo. Casey will be painting from 10 - 4 (or longer if the weather is nice) on May 2.

Paint Out - May 2
Exhibition - May 29-August 27
Reception & Auction - August 27

From the Indianapolis Zoo's website:

Once again, the Indianapolis Zoo will be the site of a unique art experience. Selected artists from around Indiana will be on grounds at the Zoo and White River Gardens on May 2 painting
en plein air
their favorite subjects from the natural world. Artists are free to choose any subject they like, from the beautiful flowers and butterflies in the Gardens to the majestic giraffes and elephants at the Zoo. The public is invited to come and witness the artists at work on grounds!

The finished paintings will be on display in the Schaefer Rotunda at the Gardens from May 29-August 27, then the works will be auctioned off at the Naturally Inspired Paint Out Reception on August 27 with all proceeds benefitting the Zoo. Information on reserving your spot at the Reception will be available later this year. Cost is $10 for Zoo members & guests and $25 for non-members. This event is presented in partnership with The Great Frame Up of Indianapolis.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Art Center seeks volunteers for George Rickey Exhibit

The Indianapolis Art Center is looking for volunteers to gallery sit for the George Rickey Exhibition, A Life in Art. in the Sarah M. Hurt and Allen W. Clowes Galleries. This exhibit will feature rare and early works including 2D pieces as well as his more well known sculptural works.

We will need gallery sitters from Saturday, June 27 through Friday, August 21.


Monday - Fridays: 10am - 1pm; 1pm - 4pm; 4pm - 7pm

Saturdays: 11am - 2pm; 2pm - 5pm

Sundays: 12pm - 3pm; 3pm - 6pm

There is internet access in the galleries. Each hour worked counts as $1 towards a class.

Also, we encourage all volunteers to come to the public opening on Sunday, June 28 from 2pm - 4pm. George's son, Phil Rickey, will be here to speak about the art work.

To volunteer contact Amanda Walters at (317) 255-2464 x 249 or email

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Art Opening: Spring Show 2009

Where: Ashland Gallery & Stu's Studio
6537 Carrollton Ave
Broad Ripple, Indianapolis, IN 46220
When: Saturday, May 2, 11 am - 5 pm
Broad Ripple Spring Gallery Walk, May 8, 6 - 10pm

Artist Member John McKee will be exhibiting new work along with Stu Johnson and Matt Miller. This gallery is housed in the oldest dwelling in Broad Ripple. This is a great destination to see more art after all of the First Friday openings.

This gallery has no set hours so be sure to attend one of the two openings if you want to see this work.

Monday, April 20, 2009

16th Annual Stutz Open House

Friday, April 24, 5:30 - 10:30pm
Saturday, April 25, 2:00 - 7:00 pm
Where: Stutz Business Center
1060 N. Capitol Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Cost: $12.00
Children under 16 admitted free with adult ticket on Saturday
Advance tickets $10.00
Available at Old National Banking Centers and at the Stutz Business Center, room C200.

Proceeds support the Stutz Residency Program.

More than 70 artists will open their studios during the Stutz Artist Open House. Unlike traditional Gallery shows, in addition to seeing the artwork, you will have the ability to meet the artist and see the studio where it was created. Artwork on display ranges from more traditional works to installation art.

Entrances to the Open House are on 10th and 11th Streets. There is free parking on Capitol, Senate, and on 11th St, and in designated parking lots around the area.

Be sure to check out Artist Members in their studios:
Gayla Hodson in C330
Sue Leap in C375
Phillip Lynam in D210
Carol L. Myers, Kate Oberreich, and Ginny Taylor-Rosner in B240
Jerry Points in C300

Yours truly, Patrick Flaherty, will be performing with his duo Gamblin' Christmas from 8-10 pm Friday (somewhere in the halls) and 3-6pm Saturday (In the Car Gallery).

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Call to Artists: Athenaeum seeks Exhibitors

Art Exhibition May 1st, 2009
Deadline: April 17, 2009
The Athenaeum ArtSpace
401 E. Michigan St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

The Athenaeum ArtSpace, Indy's newest art venue, is seeking artists for its May First Friday exhibition. Artists of all media are encouraged to submit work to this non-juries "spring-themed" exhibition*. Artists are welcome to submit multiple works.

All hanging art should be framed and ready to hang. All sculpture or 3D work should be a reasonable weight and size for ease of transport. This is a three week long exhibition. All work must be delivered between April 27 - 29 and picked up between May 20 - 22.

Please send your intent to submit with a photo of each piece to Kevin Gierman (317-655-2755 x152 or and include the following information no later than April 17:
  • Name
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Medium
  • Approximate size of artwork
The Athenaeum ArtSpace's mission is to introduce the public to work they've never seen before by displaying the work of emerging young artists and unkown artists in an effort to support the "Sound Mind and Sound Body" concepts that are central to the creation and the history of the Atheneaum.

*The Athenaeum ArtSpace reserves the right to deny exhibition of a piece for any reason.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Call for Entries: Juried Glass Exhibition

Application Deadline: April 25, 2009
Where: William Bonifas Fine Arts Center
700 1st Ave South
Escanaba, MI 49829
Show Dates: June 26 - July 30, 2009

The William Bonifas Fine Arts Center is calling for entries for it's juried show Fires Around the Lakes Ten Years After. Open to all glass artists working in the Great Lakes area (MI, WI, MN, IL, IN, OH, PA, NY, & Ontario). Qualifying artists may submit up to 3 entries in any glass technique, including, but not limited to, blown, cast, fused, lampworked, mosaic, neon, painted, and/or stained glass. Work must be original and completed in the last 2 years. Please Note: No substitutions for accepted artworks will be allowed.

About the Juror: Herb Babcock currently serves as Chairman of Glass Department at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI and has been a professor at CCS since 1974. He received his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Arts and his MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Entry Fee: $25 non-refundable

For request an entry from and more information click [Here]. You will need to scroll to the bottom of the page for the email and phone contact.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Job Opportunity

Part Time - Front-End Web Programmer / Web Designer Needed for Ad Agency

From TrendyMinds:

This position will assist our Interactive Director with the creating, building, and maintaing of our client's interactive needs.

Candidate requirements: (These are MUSTS. Please do not apply if you do not meet these requirements.)
  • Proficiency in CSS and HTML
  • Strong Understanding of Web design
  • Mastery of Photoshop
  • Experience in building sites with Content Management Systems (CMSs)
  • Creative, dynamic, and a team player
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Detail-oriented
Bonus Points for:
  • Experience in video production and editing
  • Knowledge of Final Cut Express and Flash
  • Understanding of JavaScript and PHP
We're looking for someone to work up to 20 hours a week from our office in Indianapolis, with flexible scheduling.

For more info click [here].

To apply:
Please email with your cover letter, resume, and work samples. Please be prepared to show and explain your portfolio if contacted for an interview.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. We are not looking for an art director or graphic designer, so please do not submit your resume if you're looking for these jobs. We have an opening for a Frint-End Programmer only.

Free Studio @ the Stutz

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, June 12, 2009

The Stutz Artists Association presents the 2010 Residency Program.

Valued at $6,000 per artist, the Stutz Artist Association Residency Grant is one of the larget grants to an individual artist in the state. The two winning artists will receive free studio space and utilities in the Stutz Building for one year.

To apply, individual artists must be at least 18 years of age abnd reside in Marion County or a contiguous county.

Please click [here] for complete eligibiltiy, rules, and application.

Monday, April 6, 2009

New Member Benefit

Attention Artist Members:

Prizm - The Artist's Supply Store is offering a special discount coupon each month to Indianapolis Art Center members. You can access the printable coupon [Here] or pick up one at Guest Services. Look for each month's fabulous member deal in the Art Center's Member's E-News.

Exhibit: Ellie Siskind - Recent Works

Artist member and Art Center Faculty Ellie Siskind has 22 paintings on display at Henry's on East.
The show is up through April 30. Call (317) 951-0335 for hours.

Henry's on East is located at:
627 N. East St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

First Friday Bonanza!!!

This is by no means a complete run-down but here are some highlights for this First Friday. Feel free to add more suggestions in the comments or email me other happenings to post.

To get the complete map from IDADA click [here].

So in no particular order:

1st Friday at the Curve -
Central Library - 40 E. St. Clair St. - Free - 7:00 - 9:00 pm
This free after hours event will serve as the opening artists' reception for "The Future: A New Digital Youth Art Exhibit" - Emcee is Lord of the Yum Yum and music by "30 grown up dorks" Mucca Pazza.

This exhibit features work from the Indianapolis Art Center's Artreach programs Concord Neighborhood Center students.

For more information about the program call 275-4222

First in Line - Harrison Center - 1505 N. Delaware - Free - 6:00 - 9:00 pm
The Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association (IDADA) is hosting its 3rd "First in Line" exhibit. It's only annual fundraiser, all artwork is donated by the artists and proceed go to the IDADA's general fund used to promote and serve galleries and artists in Indianapolis.

All work is priced at $100 - first come, first served.

Susan Hodgin - "Cairns" - Harrison Center - 1505 N. Delaware - Free - 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Come out and support Indianapolis Art Center Artist Member Susan Hodgin at her opening of recent work - "Cairns"

RAW - wUG LAKU'S STUDIO & gARAGE - 1125 Brookside Ave - Free - 6:00 - 9:00 pm
On display are selcted works from Wug Laku's "Back Pages." Laku tends to work in series. For this exhibit, he has selected works from different series to let them interact with each other revealing progressions in his work.

Also that evening in the same building in various studios: Nan's Jewelry, Dave Voelpel's Abstractions, Dru Cadaver, Matt Davey debuts his new space, The Pastry Station - Chef Pilar will be featuring cakes - and will have a couple at Wug's, and the Reutz Cafe will be catering the opening.