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First Friday Art Walk

March 3, 2023 @ 5:00 pm 8:00 pm

See what is being showcased in our downtown galleries during the “First Friday” Art Walk held each month! Join friends at Art Space Vincennes, Open Gallery, Northwest Territory Art Gallery, and Shircliff Gallery for the First Friday Art Walk, Friday, March 3.  Downtown galleries will be open 5 – 8 pm, Shircliff gallery closes at 6 pm.

Art Space Vincennes LLC, 521 Main will open Journey through Monotype Prints, Amanda Barrow and Elizabeth Busey.  Barrow, originally from Indiana but now working in East Hampton, Massachusetts and Busey, from Bloomington, Indiana met at a workshop in Brooklyn in January 2020. Both artists work non-objectively with a focus on the interaction of geometric shapes. Barrow’s pieces, influenced by her travels in India, offer ethereal organic abstractions inspired by nature, architecture and the human body. In contrast, Busey’s works are collage based, constructed with clean-edged tesserae of monotype prints, cyanotypes, vintage maps and gold leaf.  Busey also draws inspiration from travel, with references to topography and plant forms evoking feelings of memory, longing and connection.  Both artists will be present at the March opening.

Regular gallery hours: Tue – Sat Noon – 5 pm and by appointment: 812-887-6145 

Northwest Territory Art Guild, 316 Main will present Goose Pond Marsh Madness, featuring over fifty wildlife photos by Guild Member Steve LaRoche. These will include many of waterfowl and other wildlife from the Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area south of Linton.  Staff from Goose Pond have created a window display at the Guild depicting Goose Pond.  Spring themed artworks created by Guild members in a wide 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 present a retrospective exhibition of works by John Baeder.  Michael Mullen, gallery co-director, has been collecting Baeder’s artworks over the span of a life-long friendship with the artist, and is now sharing this collection.  It offers the rare opportunity to witness the trajectory of this nationally recognized artist’s career, including his diner watercolors, photocollage pieces, and more recent vintage airplane paintings and matchbook paintings. Yale Professor of Art Vincent Scully wrote that it’s his emotional attachment to his subject matter that sets Baeder’s work apart from many of the other Photorealists: “John Baeder’s paintings seem to me to differ from most of those of his brilliant Magic-Realist contemporaries in that they are gentle, lyrical, and deeply in love with their subjects.”      

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 Shircliff Gallery, First and Harrison Streets, will be showing Diminution of Light: Alternative Photographic Process.  The exhibition presents works by Larry Gawal, Mark Schoon & Casey McGuire, Antonio Martinez and John Steck, JrAlternative process photography is a term used to describe any non-traditional photographic printing processes such as cyanotype, salt prints, photograms and pinholes. A reception for the artists will take place at the gallery on Thursday, March 2.  The exhibition will continue through March 10.

Regular gallery hours: weekdays 9 am – 6 pm; the gallery will be open until 6 pm on First Friday March 3. 812-888-4316

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