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July 1, 2022 @ 5:00 pm 8:00 pm

Join friends at three downtown galleries, the Democratic Headquarters, and the Dragoon pop-up temporary gallery for the First Friday Art Walk, Friday, July 1.  Galleries will be open 5 – 8 pm. 

Art Space Vincennes LLC, 521 Main will open Otherside Visions, paintings by Gwaylon Leaf.  Leaf will be exhibiting colorful calligraphic non-objective acrylic paintings on panels and mylar.

Leaf is an emerging artist whose work embodies multicultural complexity.  Raised in the US, but surrounded by the Taoist philosophy and Chinese art that influenced his father, artist Bill Leaf,

Gwaylon embraces a “sense of otherness that experience with his cultures has granted him.”  His awareness of traditional Chinese art merges with the “aesthetic sensibilities of contemporary western artists such as Cy Twombly and Mark Toby.” Gwaylon Leaf earned his BFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and his MFA degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. He is currently living and working in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Regular gallery hours: Tue – Sat Noon – 5 pm.  Other hours by appointment; call 812-887-6145

Northwest Territory Art Guild, 316 Main will present Be My Guest, an open exhibition of artworks by local artists.  Area artists who are not guild members and who may never have exhibited in a gallery setting are invited to bring in work for this show.  Guild President John DeCoursey was inspired to offer this opportunity to local artists after seeing an episode of Journey Indiana which featured a northern Indiana gallery doing this form of outreach.  Visitors to the gallery will enjoy never-before-seen works by local talent, in a wide range of media.  Space permitting, work by Guild members will also be on display and for sale.

Regular gallery hours: Tue – Sat 11 am – 2 pm. Additional hours by appointment; contact the gallery via Facebook.

The Open Gallery 329 Main will open The Faces Behind Peace, Artwork by Fernando Lozano.  Lozano writes this about his work: “Art became my saving grace after the devastating tragedy of losing my son, and it is from that inspiration that I am presenting this series.  The idea to read and research about people who selflessly dedicated their lives to promoting peace and who had won the Nobel Peace Prize was a welcoming subject after finishing the series The Faces of Torture. Their characters surface slowly over the word ‘PEACE’, dictating the colors and composition of the canvas.  It was and still is a subject that I go back to when I need a reaffirmation of humanity, knowing that I am just scratching the surface because there are still so many great humans to know and celebrate.”

The Open Gallery Players will again provide rollicking good Irish music for visitors to enjoy. 

Regular gallery hours: Tue, Thu 12 – 5 pm, Sat 11 am – 4 pm, and by chance. 812- 881-6475

Dragoon 510 Main, a “pop-up gallery” will show photographs by Ken Pack, only during this July First Friday evening.  Pack will include new work along with pieces he has shown during the last two Art Walks.

The new Knox County Indiana Democratic Headquarters314 Main Street will continue to show Fernando Lozano’s powerful prints on stretched canvas from his series Our Rights, Our Freedom, Our Vote.  These 13 pieces, each 20.5” x 3” address the historic difficulties many groups have faced in striving for the right to vote.  

For more information, please contact Marsha Fleming, 812-890-1688, or Fernando Lozano, 323-559-1954.

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June 19, 2022 @ 10:30 am 12:30 pm

Family Fun Day on Father’s Day, June 19th, at Gregg Park. Everyone’s welcome! The Thursday Church band will be providing live music. There will be free food, games, jump houses, and ice cream. Something for everyone. 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy great music and hopefully beautiful weather.

2204 Washington Avenue
Vincennes, IN 47591 United States
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June 12, 2022 @ 2:00 pm 4:00 pm

Join local Master Naturalist Terri Talarek King on a casual walk at Ouabache Trails Park (just north of Vincennes, Indiana, at the end of Lower Fort Knox Road) on Sunday, June 12. This walk is planned for Trail 8 (River Fishing Trail), beginning at 2:00 pm Eastern. Trail 8 begins just beyond the entrance to the park’s lower loop, to the left.

Explore and discover the ecology of the Wabash River floodplain and riverside, and look for animal tracks.

Be prepared for wet and muddy conditions. If Trail 8 is not passable, the walk will begin on Trail 4 across the road and will explore areas around the large creek.

The walk is free and there is no registration. For questions or more information, email leapingfrog55@yahoo.com or leave a voice message for a call-back at 812-881-8987.

To see a trail map of Ouabache Trails Park, see https://knoxcountyparks.com/trails .

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3500 North Lower Fort Knox Road
Vincennes, IN 47591 United States
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June 3, 2022 @ 5:00 pm 8:00 pm

Join friends at three downtown galleries and the Democratic Headquarters for the First Friday Art Walk and Spring on Main Festival, Friday, June 3.  Galleries will be open 5 – 8 pm.  Galleries will not be providing refreshments, as food and drink vendors will be part of the Spring on Main Festival.

Art Space Vincennes LLC, 521 Main will continue Improbable Spaces, painting, and sculpture by Amy DeLap and Andy Jendrzejewski.  This show continues a series of exhibitions occurring over the last year that have explored the various directions of the gallery owners’ art careers.  DeLap will show non-objective enamel and collage paintings on paper.  Jendrzejewski will show mixed-media sculptures that originated as concepts for large-scale environmental installations.

Outdoor music will be provided at the gallery entrance by the duo Grey…matter, Bob Kemp, and Mike Boyer.  They will play clean electric guitar at an acoustic volume between 6 and 7. 

Regular gallery hours: Tue – Sat Noon – 5 pm.  Other hours by appointment; call 812-887-6145

Northwest Territory Art Guild, 316 Main will open two one-person exhibitions.  Photographs by Matt Ramsey will be presented in a show titled the Little Woods on the Wabash: a Celebration of the Landscapes of Ouabache Trails Park.  The result of a four-year project, the exhibition is an all-seasons collection of woodland landscape photography highlighting the unique riparian environment of the Wabash River forest corridor in Knox County.  Work ranges from film to digital, in art paper and metal presentation, in editions from one to five.  20% of First Friday sales are committed to supporting park improvements.  More information at Ramsey’s website.

Matt returned home to Vincennes from Naval service in 2018.  Since then he has been completing a BA at Indiana State University and building a fine art photography practice and business. He participated in the On-Ramp Creative Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program for Working Artists sponsored by the Indiana Arts Commission and has been working with Pantheon Theater services to develop a new venture, “Opti-Viz Media”.

Victoria Kramer’s exhibition Spirit of Collaboration will present ceramic works featuring raku glazes, which produce earthy colors and surface textures. Victoria, a graduate of the University of Evansville, lives outside of Vincennes.  She considers herself a groundskeeper and potter.  She states: “It is the act of doing and to keep moving that drives me forward.  It is an exciting act to pull the wares from the flames of fire to see the results that the spiritual forces influence has deposited on the completed ware.

In this exhibition, Victoria has collaborated with her sister-in-law, Susan Vieck, a floral designer and Master Gardner, with many years of experience.  Susan has created floral arrangements that harmonize with the pottery. Victoria states: “Our work is simply a statement of working in tandem with people and natural elements to augment the presentation of the wares.  Susan has an innate and speedy way to pull the natural elements together.”

Work by Guild members will also be on display and for sale.

Regular gallery hours: Tue – Sat 11 am – 2 pm. Additional hours by appointment; contact the gallery via Facebook.

The Open Gallery 329 Main will continue through June One Thing Leads to Another, and another: Recent Paintings by Ryan McKain, with new works not previously exhibited brought in for this month’s show.  McKain, an Evansville artist, uses an energetic color palette to create gestural abstraction based on the human face and figure. The First Friday Players will again provide rollicking good Irish music for visitors to enjoy. 

Regular gallery hours: Tue, Thu 12 – 5 pm, Sat 11 am – 4 pm, and by chance. 812- 881-6475

The new Knox County Indiana Democratic Headquarters314 Main Street will give viewers another chance to see Fernando Lozano’s powerful prints on stretched canvas, the first group of works in his series titled Our Rights, Our Freedom, Our Vote.  These 13 pieces, each 20.5” x 3”

address the historic difficulties many groups have faced in striving for the right to vote.  

For more information, please contact Marsha Fleming, 812-890-1688 or Fernando Lozano, 323-559-1954.  

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May 29, 2022 @ 9:00 am 5:00 pm

Take a step back in time and surround yourself with the sights, smells, sounds, and tastes of the American Revolutionary War period during the Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous! Held on Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29 (Memorial Day Weekend) at the French Commons (w/15+ acres of parking) festival-goers can enjoy authentic food prepared over open fires and browse through merchant tents that offer goods relative to the time period. A continuous lineup of entertainment is offered including battle re-enactments, period music, oxen, children’s games, storytellers, and more. Online tickets are available for purchase on Eventbrite.

For more information about the Rendezvous—including the full schedule of events, lodging, & where to purchase tickets—CLICK HERE.

2nd & Willow Streets
Vincennes, Indiana 47591 United States
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May 28, 2022 @ 9:00 am 6:00 pm

Take a step back in time and surround yourself with the sights, smells, sounds, and tastes of the American Revolutionary War period during the Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous! Held on Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29 (Memorial Day Weekend) at the French Commons (w/15+ acres of parking) festival-goers can enjoy authentic food prepared over open fires and browse through merchant tents that offer goods relative to the time period. A continuous lineup of entertainment is offered including battle re-enactments, period music, oxen, children’s games, storytellers, and more. Online tickets are available for purchase on Eventbrite.

For more information about the Rendezvous—including the full schedule of events, lodging, & where to purchase tickets—CLICK HERE.

2nd & Willow Streets
Vincennes, Indiana 47591 United States
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May 21, 2022 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

Discover the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of colonial French Vincennes. Learn about the daily life of a French fur trader while taking a tour through the Old French House, explore what early life was like in the area, find out about old French gardening techniques, and more.

This event takes place at the Old French House, 509 N. First St., Vincennes.

$5 – $7 $5/youth (ages 3-17), $7/adult. 25% discount for members.
509 N. 1st Street
Vincennes, Indiana 47591 United States
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May 14, 2022 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Bring history to life through a combination of short presentations, games, and hands-on activities that combine social studies, language arts, math, and science.

Learn about the day-to-day lives of Native Americans while exploring Native American arts, crafts, and foods, plus song and dance! Registration is required by May 9.

This program takes place at Fort Knox II at 3090 N. Old Fort Knox Road, Vincennes.

Recommended for ages 8 – 12.

Programs supported by Vincennes/Knox County Visitors and Tourism Bureau

$12 / youth. 25% discount for members.
3090 N. Old Fort Knox Road
Vincennes, Indiana 47591 United States
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