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First Friday Art Walk

October 7, 2022 @ 5:00 pm 8:00 pm

Join friends at Art Space Vincennes, Open Gallery, Northwest Territory Art Gallery, Shircliff Gallery, Dragoon pop-up temporary gallery, and the Democratic Headquarters for the First Friday Art Walk, Friday, October 7.  Galleries will be open 5 – 8 pm.  The Autumn on Main festival will run from 6 – 10 pm and will include food trucks, live music, beer and wine tasting, and “Touch a Truck” sponsored by State Farm agent Andrew Hinz.  Participating Main Street businesses will be open for extended hours.

Art Space Vincennes LLC, 521 Main will continue Personal Perspectives, monoprints, collage, and watercolor artworks by retired Vincennes University Art Professor Deborah Hutchinson-Hagedorn.  These recent works express this artist’s love of nature; the subject matter is often landscape, at times with a focus on a single tree. Deborah states, “The tree acts as a metaphor for life and rebirth through seasonal dying and renewal.” There are also abstract pieces reflecting inspirational life experiences, revealed through the artist’s deep understanding of expressive color and her expertise in the many-layered processes involved in creating a monotype print.  This month offers a unique opportunity for gallery-goers to have an in-depth experience of Deborah’s work; see the information on the Northwest Territory Art Guild’s October show.

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

Due to the continued high rate of COVID infection in Knox County, masking is recommended, but not required.

Northwest Territory Art Guild, 316 Main will present an exhibition of sculptures by Bernard Hagedorn and prints by Deborah Hutchinson-Hagedorn.  The exhibition will be an overview of works by both artists. Some works have not been previously exhibited. This month offers a unique opportunity for gallery-goers to have an in-depth experience of Deborah’s work; see the information on Art Space Vincennes’ October show.

Works by Guild members in a variety of styles and media 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 Drive-by Shootings, photographs by former Vincennes University Professor of Photography Arthur Fields.  Fields conceived this series idea during the lonely hours of the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown as a way to stay in touch with those things that brought him joy, including the art of photography.  The exhibition features a variety of people on their front porches, photographed from a street vantage point, framed by the outlines of their homes where they were obliged to remain for weeks.  The collection has at one and the same time a sameness about the small-town folks, and yet, upon closer inspection, the portraits reveal a varied and arresting cadre of individuals living together, separately, during a time of great worldwide upheaval. Arthur will be coming from his new home in Texas to be at the First Friday reception.

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

Knox County Indiana Democratic Headquarters, 314 Main Street will give viewers another chance to see Fernando Lozano’s powerful prints on stretched canvas in 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, at 812-890-1688 or Fernando Lozano, at 323-559-1954.

Dragoon (apop-up” gallery) at 517 Main Street will feature photographs with sound interpretations by Ken Park.  This exhibition will only be available during the First Friday Art Walk.  New works are added each month.

The Shircliff Gallery, First and Harrison Streets, will be showing Ebb and Flow, a two-person collaborative exhibition by painter/photographer Betsy Stirratt and printmaker Tracy Templeton. The artists have explored sites in Indiana for the last several years, searching for and documenting little-known places where water is central to the landscape and culture.

The exhibit consists of framed photographs, painting/photo collages, chine collé prints, and hanging translucent image scrims that create an atmospheric and experiential encounter for the viewer. Exploration of the region is ongoing, with more works to be made in the next few months. The beauty and hidden history of these places are revealed in these artworks.

Regular gallery hours: weekdays 9 am – 5 pm. 812-888-4316; the gallery will be open until 6 pm on First Friday, October 7.

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