Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Artist Member News: Dan Cooper included in Exhibit, Discussion Panel
From artist member Dan Cooper:
INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 13, 2011) – The nude human figure in fine art has been both celebrated and censored, with its creation and display being influenced by academia and religion and its virtue debated by everyone.
As part of the 2011 Spirit & Place Festival – which carries the theme “The Body” – a group show at Stutz Art Space will explore the question of the art nude’s place in public venues.
The exhibition includes 33 figurative pieces by 29 artists from Indianapolis and beyond.
Roughly half of the participating artists have studios at the Stutz. They are Lydia Burris, Wendy Franklin, Jim Gerard, Travis S. Little, Karen Masbaum, Adam Noel, Polina Osherov, John Ross, Emily Schwank, Constance Scopelitis, Taylor Smith, Ed Stewart and Vicky White.
Other participants are: Mike J. Arledge, Jr., Scott Barnes, Grace Benedict, Jim Cantrell, Dan Cooper, Matthew Davey, Mark Dillman, Sylvia Gray, Don Krajewski, Charles Letbetter , Danuta Loane, Kirsten May, Jonathan McAfee, Gary Mitchell , Tom Potter and David Winge.
Partners for the exhibition and Nov. 11 panel discussion include NUVO Newsweekly and KLF Legal. The show will be exhibited in Stutz Art Space gallery, which is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays through Nov. 25
Events related to the “Unclothed: Exposing the Art Nude” exhibition
Preview party, Friday, Nov. 4, 5-9 p.m.
Opening reception and panel discussion, Friday, Nov. 11, 5-9:30 p.m. with panel at 7 p.m.
A 2011 Spirit & Place Festival event, the panel will discuss the place of the fine art nude in public venues.
The moderator is Travis DiNicola, educator and co-host of WFYI's "Art of the Matter" radio program.
Panelists will include:
· Tim Ayres, teaching pastor at Grace Community Church in Carmel; and
· Dan Cooper, chair of the IDADA Ethics and Fair Practice committee;
· Dan Grossman, visual arts critic at NUVO Newsweekly;
· Shannon Linker, director of artist services at the Arts Council of Indianapolis;
· Josh Schuler, director of sales and marketing at NUVO Newsweekly.
Holiday show, Friday, Nov. 18, 5-9 p.m.
The exhibition also will be open during the annual holiday show, where approximately 50 artists who have studios in the Stutz display their work for holiday gift shoppers.
WHERE: Stutz Art Space, 212 W. 10th St. (Please enter from 10th street via Bearcat Alley)
INFO: www.stutzartists.com or (317) 503-6420