Fine Art

Fine Art

August 31, 2023 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

During the months of September and October, The Open Gallery will welcome photographer Christopher Schneberger to exhibit his award-winning series titled, The Wanderers. This series takes the viewers on a twilight journey with young explorers that is at once contemplative, worrisome, dreamlike, and arresting.  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 leaves us with this notion:  “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.”   We hope you will come and take the journey for yourself.

Christopher Schneberger is an Assistant Professor of Art at Vincennes University and is director for the gallery at Shircliff Humanities Center.  Come welcome him to The Open Gallery this Friday, September 1 from 5 -8 p.m.  Light refreshments and live music will make it a festive evening. 

329 Main Street
Vincennes, Indiana 47591 United States
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Fine Art

August 30, 2023 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

During the months of September and October, The Open Gallery will welcome photographer Christopher Schneberger to exhibit his award-winning series titled, The Wanderers. This series takes the viewers on a twilight journey with young explorers that is at once contemplative, worrisome, dreamlike, and arresting.  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 leaves us with this notion:  “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.”   We hope you will come and take the journey for yourself.

Christopher Schneberger is an Assistant Professor of Art at Vincennes University and is director for the gallery at Shircliff Humanities Center.  Come welcome him to The Open Gallery this Friday, September 1 from 5 -8 p.m.  Light refreshments and live music will make it a festive evening. 

329 Main Street
Vincennes, Indiana 47591 United States
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Fine Art

August 29, 2023 @ 8:00 am September 1, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

During the months of September and October, The Open Gallery will welcome photographer Christopher Schneberger to exhibit his award-winning series titled, The Wanderers. This series takes the viewers on a twilight journey with young explorers that is at once contemplative, worrisome, dreamlike, and arresting.  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 leaves us with this notion:  “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.”   We hope you will come and take the journey for yourself.

Christopher Schneberger is an Assistant Professor of Art at Vincennes University and is director for the gallery at Shircliff Humanities Center.  Come welcome him to The Open Gallery this Friday, September 1 from 5 -8 p.m.  Light refreshments and live music will make it a festive evening. 

329 Main Street
Vincennes, Indiana 47591 United States
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Fine Art

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

Spring Forward                              

April First Friday Art Walk 2022

Join friends at three downtown galleries and Vincennes University’s Shircliff Gallery for the First Friday Art Walk, April 1.  Downtown galleries and a new venue, the Democratic Headquarters on Main Street, will be open 5 – 8 pm.  Shircliff Gallery will be open until 8.

Art Space Vincennes LLC, 521 Main will continue Lumiére Horizon, photographs by Erick Rowe. Rowe taught photography at Vincennes University from 2007 – 2009 before moving to the Chicago area.  He now teaches photography courses at the College of Lake County in Grayslake IL.  He earned his BA at Purdue University and MFA at Columbia College. The exhibit as a whole is a study of how the abstract idea of utopia, interpreted so differently across the spectrum of human thought, is expressed both in the architecture Rowe photographs and through his careful selection of vantage points and sensitivity to the impact of momentary changes in light. Erick Rowe will be present at the First Friday opening to talk with visitors to the gallery.

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

Northwest Territory Art Guild, 316 Main will show works by the Green Door Watercolor Painters group.  These area artists meet weekly to paint together at the Nancy Ford Green Door studio in Bruceville.  A variety of subjects and approaches to the use of the watercolor medium will be seen in their artworks. New spring and summer-themed work by Guild members will also be on display and for sale. The Guild has a display of sunflower works in the front window to honor Ukraine.

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

The Open Gallery 329 Main presents Open for Common Good, a retrospective exhibition of poster design work by Vincennes University Professor Pravin Sevak. Professor Sevak will retire from teaching in May and will be leaving our community. This exhibition highlights his brilliant career in the design field, offering a chance to celebrate and express appreciation for his work as an educator and artist. Sevak’s works are tightly composed, masterful in their simplicity, and powerful in the interconnections of design elements.  He writes: “Each aspect of a composition is significant, significant enough to carry the entire weight of the message. Every visual element is considered both independently and compositionally to achieve aesthetics in the final design.”  Professor Sevak will be present during the reception to discuss his work with gallery visitors.

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

The Shircliff Gallery First and Harrison Streets, is presently hosting the Knox County High Schools Student Art Exhibition.  Art students from North Knox, South Knox, and Lincoln High Schools are exhibiting works selected by their instructors.  Juried awards in several categories were presented at a public reception on March 29th.

Regular gallery hours: weekdays 9 am – 6 pm. The gallery will extend hours on April 1 to 8 pm. 812-888-4316

The new Knox County Indiana Democratic Headquarters314 Main Street will be open First Friday, presenting the first installment of a four-part series titled Our Rights, Our Freedom, Our Vote, in which artist Fernando Lozano addresses the historic difficulties many groups have faced in striving for the right to vote.  This exhibition will be comprised of 13 stretched canvas pieces, each 20.5” x 30”. For more information, please contact Marsha Fleming, 812-890-1688 or Fernando Lozano, 323-559-1954.  

Fine Art

March 4, 2022 @ 5:00 pm March 25, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

The Open Gallery welcomes Professor Pravin Sevak, Art and Design department of Vincennes University, to exhibit his former students’ classroom projects titled – March for Common Good.

Professor Sevak will soon be retiring and The Open Gallery is honored to do a retrospective of his many successes with his Art and Design students over the last fourteen years.  During the two years of their study, Sevak has always encouraged his students to design at least one project that addresses design for social good/common good. 

These designs not only reflect the talent, creativity, and passion within the student body, but aim to challenge perceptions of their chosen issues. Hopefully, the voices of these graphic design students are heard and will impact your perspective for the common good of our community, both locally and globally. The exhibition is family-friendly and will provide plenty of discussion about important issues that the artwork is representing.

A First Friday reception will be held on Friday, March 4 from 5-8 p.m.  Patrons are encouraged to mask as they feel comfortable doing so.  The exhibition will run through the month of March.  Free and open to the public.

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Vincennes, Indiana 47591 United States
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March 4, 2022 @ 5:00 pm 8:00 pm

Join friends at three downtown galleries and Vincennes University’s Shircliff Gallery for the First Friday Art Walk, March 4.  Downtown galleries will be open 5 – 8 pm.  Shircliff Gallery will be open until 7.

Art Space Vincennes, LLC

Art Space Vincennes LLC,  521 Main will open Lumiére Horizon, photographs by Erick Rowe. Rowe taught photography at Vincennes University from 2007 – 2009 before moving to the Chicago area.  He now teaches photography courses at the College of Lake County in Grayslake IL.  He earned his BA at Purdue University and MFA at Columbia College.  Rowe’s subject of focus is architecture, i.e., buildings and their surrounding spaces. The exhibit as a whole is a study of how the abstract idea of utopia, interpreted so differently across the spectrum of human thought, is expressed in the architecture itself and through Rowe’s careful selection of vantage points and his sensitivity to the impact of momentary changes in light.

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

Northwest Territory Art Guild

Northwest Territory Art Guild, 316 Main will welcome the spring season with Marsh Madness, photographs by Sullivan, Indiana artist John Adams.  Appropriate to the season, these are birds and other wildlife subjects, many from the Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area in Greene County.  Included are images of the camouflaged boat from which his images are taken. New spring and summer-themed 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

The Open Gallery 329 Main will present March for the Common Good, an exhibition of themed posters by Vincennes University Professor Pravin Sevak’s Art and Design students. In these students’ two years of study, Professor Sevak encourages the design of at least one project that addresses issues regarding social or common good.  This exhibition offers a special opportunity for viewers to see a selection of some of the best examples of such works done over the past 14 years.  Subjects include concerns relating to the environment, social problems, food, diet and other health-related topics. It is hoped that the young voices heard through these colorful posters will impact our perspectives for the common good of our community, both locally and more broadly.

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

Shircliff Gallery

The Shircliff Gallery First and Harrison Streets, will be exhibiting Libby Rowe – Like Panes of Glass, photo-based wall pieces. Rowe earned her BFA from the University of Northern Iowa and MFA from Syracuse University.  She lives and works in San Antonio, Texas.  Rowe’s work addresses the disjunction between the idealization and the reality of the American Dream of family life.  Images from family albums are printed onto stencil-created shaped grounds based on familiar domestic items such as a lawn chair, a laundry basket, a sock monkey.  As the stenciled shapes are cut out, parts of the photo image disappear.  As Rowe states, “neither the memory nor the present can possibly conform to an ideal without fracturing”.

Regular gallery hours: weekdays 9 am – 5 pm. The gallery will extend hours on March 4 to 7 pm. 812-888-4316.

Free
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