Beginning Tuesday, June 4 the 72 Annual Art Association Spring show will open here at the gallery. The reception is Friday, June 7 from 6 to 8. This show represents the the best of the Association and we are pleased to have them as residents here at the Artists Hand. Art work will be for sale and will fill the back half of the gallery space, so come in and celebrate an Indiana institution.
June 8 will mark the last Children's "Make and Take" until September. We take the summer off in order to allow our local arts camps to flourish, and for family vacations. We will keep you updated as to when we are starting back up in the fall.
June 1: Mobiles
June 8: Paper making
Times; 6/1 10 to 11:30, 6/8 10 to 11:30 & 12 to 1:30
Cost $20 per workshop, per student. Spaces available.
Music & Theater in June
June 7 6-8 Sean Howard returns during the IAA Opening with his band "Baby In A Cage"
June 12 7-8 A Keystone Repertory Theater Reading; It: A New Musical
June 14 6-8 Fiddler, Julie Voris will be here with her ensemble playing a variety of traditional Irish, Cajun, and American music.
June 19 7-8 A Keystone Repertory Theater Reading; A Night in the Garden
June 21 6-8 Our perennial favorite Al Craige will help us mellow out with his smooth Jazz Guitar licks.
June 28 6-8 Is still open. Contact Kyla at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any suggestions.
Need to relax?
Ishaya monks Avya and Adya will instruct you in various meditation techniques, Thursday, June 13 from 6:30 to 8:15. Cost $11 See our Facebook page for details.
More Thoughts on Tamarack
Back to my musings on Tamarack in West Virginia and how we can be a small part of that model. Tamarack has artists demonstrating and working in their studios, and they offer workshops in a variety of processes. Here at the Artists Hand you can often catch J.R. Sherburne working at his wheel in the back Studio, and when Greg Langham or Ken Vinton sit the Gallery they can often be observed working on a piece. We've had a couple of false starts in the Adult Education department The IAA has done a great job over the last year with its painting and drawing classes, but the gallery itself hasn't gotten very far off of square one with the more craft oriented workshops.
We can offer hand built clay classes (we are not set up for wheel throwing) , fibers classes (such as felting, dyeing, weaving), photography, at many levels, basket making, chip carving, and more. My question is what format best suits our audience?
There is a model out there where adults bring some wine and munchies, gather with an instructor and enjoy an informal activity in a relaxed atmosphere. Just for fun! I really like the idea, but would like your input. And of course, we are happy to offer more intense instruction for those interested in gaining a skill or learning a process. Give me your thoughts at email@example.com.
I really think that The Artists Hand has the potential to become "The Best of Indiana". Join me!Sandy