September 1, 2023 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join friends at Art Space Vincennes, Open Gallery, Northwest Territory Art Guild Gallery, and Shircliff Gallery for the First Friday Art Walk, Friday, September 1, 5 – 8 pm.
Art Space Vincennes LLC, 521 Main will open Light & Gravity, wool sculpture by Indianapolis artist Gary Schmitt. Schmitt earned his BFA in Printmaking from Ohio University and MS in Informatics-New Media from IUPUI Indianapolis. He has worked in numerous art-related areas including outdoor muralist, gallery assistant, painter, printmaker, sculptor, graphic designer, new media designer and art instructor. His current focus is sculpting objects and images in wool. He states: “I sculpt objects in wool because of how the characteristics of the material transform the subjects, and affects their meaning. The felted wool not only describes the shape, it suggests other qualities such as blurring of intent, softness, or even antithetically, roughness. The meanings can be contradicting – contrasting serious and humorous aspects. I enjoy exploring ideas and connecting them, discovering things I don’t expect.
Regular gallery hours: Tue – Sat Noon – 5 pm and by appointment: 812-887-6145
Northwest Territory Art Guild, 316 Main will present their annual Members’ Juried Show. Members will enter works in the categories of watercolor, painting on canvas, photography, sculpture and fine art crafts including ceramics, glass work, woodwork, jewelry and porcelain painting. The show will be juried for awards by Linda Volz, painter and head of the Hoosier Salon Gallery in New Harmony IN. There will be a best of show award, plus first, second and third place awards in each category. Honorable mention awards will be determined at the juror’s discretion. A People’s Choice award will be voted on and presented during opening night of the show. This is a great opportunity for visitors to the gallery to take in the breadth and depth of art expression offered by area artists.
Regular gallery hours: Tue – Sat 11 am – 2 pm. Additional hours by appointment; contact the gallery via Facebook.
The Open Gallery, 329 Main will present The Wanderers, an award-winning series of photographs by Christopher Schneberger. This series takes the viewer on a twilight journey with young explorers that is at once contemplative, worrisome, dreamlike and arresting. Questions arise: are they really exploring or are they lost? Where do they want to go? What do they hope to find? What becomes of them? Schneberger states: “This series is in some ways my own processing of being lost and finding my way and gaining an appreciation of getting lost as a deliberate act.” The Open Gallery invites visitors to come and take this journey for themselves.
Christopher Schneberger is Assistant Professor of Art at Vincennes University and Director of the Shircliff Gallery of Art at the Shircliff Humanities Center.
A gallery artist’s talk has been scheduled for Thursday, September 28 at 6:00. The public is invited.
Visitors will again enjoy rollicking good Irish music by The First Friday Players
Regular gallery hours: Tue – Sat 10 – 4:30 pm.
The Shircliff Gallery, First and Harrison Streets, will be showing the annual art faculty exhibition. Participating artists include current faculty: Stephen Black, Christopher Schneberger, Ron Wise, Lalana Fedorschak, Sarah Turney, Amanda Linn, Hailey Schick and retired faculty Amy DeLap, Deborah Hagedorn, Bernard Hagedorn, Andrew Jendrzejewski, John Puffer and Karen Query. Also featured is a group of works by the late Jim Pearson, former instructor of printmaking and drawing.
Regular gallery hours: weekdays 9 am – 6 pm; the gallery will be open until 6 pm on First Friday September 1. 812-888-4316