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Fall into Step – September First Friday Art Walk

September 2, 2022 @ 5:00 pm 8:00 pm

Join friends at Art Space Vincennes, the Open Gallery, the Northwest Territory Art Gallery, the Shircliff Gallery, the Dragoon pop-up temporary gallery and the Democratic Headquarters for the First Friday Art Walk, Friday, September 2.  Galleries will be open 5 – 8 pm. 

Art Space Vincennes LLC, 521 Main will open Personal Perspectives, monoprints, collage, and watercolor artworks by retired Vincennes University Art Professor Deborah Hutchinson-Hagedorn.  These new 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 that reflect 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.

Due to the continued high rate of COVID infection in Knox County, masking is recommended.

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

Northwest Territory Art Guild, 316 Main will open their annual Members Juried Art Exhibition. Guild members will exhibit works in a wide variety of media and styles.  An outside juror will select awards which will be announced during the First Friday reception. 

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 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. The exhibition will run through October 30.  A reception for the artist, who will visit from his new home in Texas, will be held during October’s First Friday Art Walk.

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 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, 812-890-1688 or Fernando Lozano, 323-559-1954.

The pop-up gallery space at 517 Main Street will feature the exhibition Dragoon, photographs with sound interpretations by Ken Park.  This exhibition will only be available during the First Friday Art Walk.

The Shircliff Gallery, First and Harrison Streets, will be showing Bone Deep, paintings by Michael K. Paxton.  Paxton, a well-established Chicago fine artist whose career spans more than forty-eight years, is also a sixth-generation West Virginian from the coalfields of deepest Appalachia. In his series, Bone Deep, he plumbs his Appalachian roots. Slides of coal miners’ black lungs are translated first to sketches, then larger drawings, then immense canvases.  The dark source images transform into richly colored compositions, bordering on abstract expressionism. They seduce the eye while raising awareness of a people and culture underrepresented in contemporary art. 

Regular gallery hours: weekdays 9 am – 5 pm. 812-888-4316

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