August 24, 2014
The Indiana Artists Club annual Member Exhibition, which opens September 22, features up to 100 pieces in a variety of media and styles, including pastels, oils, watercolors, acrylics and more. Most of the artwork is for sale.
A free opening reception, with light refreshments, will be held at the Columbus Learning Center on Saturday, October 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Shawn Thomas Dingwerth, executive director of the Richmond Museum of Art and author, will speak at the reception at 6:30 p.m. about his new book, “The Richmond Group Artists.” Copies of the book, which tells the untold story of a group of artists who developed a distinctive impressionistic style which transformed Richmond into an important center for art in the Midwest, will be available for purchase and signature.
The exhibition runs through December 30, 2014. It is free and open to the public, Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours until 10 p.m. on Monday – Thursday through Dec. 15. For more information, visit http://www.indianaartistsclub.org/member-exhibition/ or call Columbus Learning Center at (812) 314-8507.
Join us in downtown Columbus, IN on August 23-24, 2014 for the Columbus ArtFest, returning for its fifth year and once again graciously hosted by the City of Columbus and the Downtown Merchants Association. Watch as Washington Street transforms into a spectacular outdoor art gallery showcasing the extraordinary talents of more than 80 national artisans from 16 states. Purchase original sculpture, paintings in oil, acrylics and watercolor/gouache and exquisite one-of-a-kind rings, pendants, bracelets and earrings. Select images from a variety of photographic styles and subject matter and elegant creations in glass, wood and mixed-media. Become an art collector! Or add to your existing collection. Discover that unique piece of art to add to your home or work place.
Hours are Saturday August 23 from 10-5 and Sunday August 24 from 11-5. Admission is free with abundant free parking throughout Downtown Columbus. Bring your sense of discovery and appreciation of the beautiful!