This is a very exciting exhibit that I am thrilled to be part of. Re-Generation Indy is a fantastic program that provides art opportunities to young people. I believe, and research has shown, that participating in art in any form is essential for maximum psychological and cognitive development of children, so that they can feel part of it, rather than just observing politely and quietly from a distance. I haven’t decided yet which pieces I will be showing in this exhibit, but if you happen to be in the Indianapolis area on April 7, please stop by The Athenaeum for the opening reception. There may even be some live music next door at the Rathskellar.
The Athenaeum is a historic building in downtown Indianapolis that was designed by the architectural firm Vonnegut (Bernard Vonnegut Sr. was Kurt Vonnegut Jr’s grandfather) and Bohn and is listed in the National Register of Historic places.
The Stutz Artists Association has once again included me in one of their fantastic exhibits. This one is called Secret Doors and was designed to make art more accessible and relevant to children. All of the works of art are displayed at the eye level of a child. This exhibit will take place through October at the Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery, on W. 10th St. in downtown Indianapolis. Check it out. This is the son of a friend of mine checking out my painting in the back ground: Doors and Ghosts. I had fun with little kids last night seeing how many ghosts they could find in the painting!
“Secret Doors” brings fine art to young children by displaying professional-level fine art at their eye level, or about 36 inches high. This exhibit will be produced in partnership with Just My Height Art Shows, an organization devoted to engaging children in art. Central Indiana artists will be challenged to push the envelope and develop textural, sculptural, and interactive pieces that will invite all patrons—but especially young children—to touch, smell, open, close, and view the artwork on display.
My painting, Doors and Ghosts will be one of the works displayed at this unique exhibit, I am thrilled to say.
The opening reception will take place on Friday, October 7,2016 at the The Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery in downtown Indianapolis, a gallery and gathering place brought to you by the creative minds of the Stutz Artists Association.