Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Exhibition Opening and Joyce Sommers Retirement Reception

Sunday, June 28, 2009
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Opening Remarks and Toast at 2:30 pm

Indianapolis Art Center
820 E. 67th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 255-2464

Cost: Free

Please join us for a Sunday afternoon of celebration as we debut A Life in Art: Works by George Rickey, as well as honor the many milestones that Joyce A. Sommers has accomplished during her 33 years as Executive Director and President of the Indianapolis Art Center.

"One of my long-time dreams was to have Indiana native George Rickey's dynamic sculptures in our ARTSPARK and galleries. What a lovely parting gift for me." ~ Joyce Sommers

Activities during this special occasion include:
-Special presentation by George Rickey's son, Philip Rickey
-Exhibition opening featuring A Life in Art: Works by George Rickey and New Orleans Table: Paintings by Melissa Sarat
-Public retirement reception for Joyce A. Sommers
-Debuting Fanning the Flame, The Indianapolis Art Center's 75th Anniversary history book edition
-Complimentary beverages and light refreshments

Photo of Joyce by Matt Beuoy courtesy of NUVO

A Life in Art: Works by George Rickey

This exhibition features 40 of Rickey's artworks, including early portrait and still life paintings, Work Progress Administration (WPA) mural studies, small sculptures, late pastel floral studies, and models of his renowned kinetic sculptures. Many of the artworks have not been exhibited publicly before. Five additional medium sized sculptures are installed in the Indianapolis Art Center's 12-acre sculpture and creativity park, ARTSPARK. The exhibition is on loan from the George Rickey Foundation and the Estate of George Rickey.

Image: Chevron Theme by George Rickey. All RIckey Art copyright Estate of George Rickey/George Rickey Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

The George Rickey exhibtion is presented by Jane Fortune and Robert R. Hesse and William L. Fortune and Joseph D. Blakley

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