Thursday, July 11, 2019 (7:00-8:30pm) Gallery Talk: Annarino, Brouwer, Lacy, McConnell, and Nyberg Hear from the artists behind the exhibit Discovery Through Brush and Lens: NICHES Land Trust. All four artists will be discussing their work and Gus Nyberg, Executive Director of NICHE Land Trust will be speaking about the locations where the art was created. Admission is free to museum members, and there is a suggested donation of $10 for non-members.
Friday, July 19, 2019 (8:00 - 11:00pm) Outdoor Movie Night: The Princess Bride Join the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette and the Fowler House Mansion for an outdoor showing of The Princess Bride! Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and sit under the stars to enjoy this classic family-favorite film. Plus, savor gourmet movie concessions and explore theFowler House Mansion and the Art Museum galleries! This event is family-friendly, free, and open to the public. Seating opens at 8 pm and the movie begins at dusk. Sponsored byOld National Bank
Friday, July 26, 2019 (7-8pm) Friday Night Live: Rick DeSutter--Original & vintage pop Born and raised in the small town of Attica, Indiana, Rick grew up listening to his dad's favorite music - CCR, Beach Boys, and John Denver. At age 13, Rick got together with some buddies to form their first band. From then on, it was in and out of bands without much downtime in between. Rick's most recent project is his original rock band called The Clutter. They've released music for the last 10 years and have played such stages as Elliott Hall of Music, the Taste of Tippecanoe and the Indiana State Fair. Now Rick is taking it back to where it all began, playing his childhood favorites along with some original, vintage style pop songs. Doors open at 6pm. Free admission, thanks to our Presenting Sponsor: Purdue Federal Credit Union and our Featured Concert Sponsor: Two Men and a Truck.
EXHIBITS in JULY: MAY 10 ? SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Status: Fluid/Dynamic, works by Jason Myers Jason Myers is a multi-disciplinary American artist with studios in Indiana and The Netherlands. He has built upon his experience in different media and combined this with consistent evolution of both style and technique. He mixes traditional artistic and industrial raw materials in his current work in which technology is married to economics and the feeling of alienation that haunts the figures populating the works. Myers' work often questions our current political and socioeconomic environment. His first solo museum exhibit took place at The Polk Museum of Florida in 2017. Last summer, he was selected to create a 60-foot-tall, 38-ton sculpture for the Lowlands Music Festival in The Netherlands. His works are in the permanent collection of several museums, including the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Gold Sponsors: Long-Sharp Gallery, DeFOUW BMW
Discovery Through Brush & Lens: Niches Land Trust The Discovery Through Brush and Lens project is a collaboration of four professional artists to paint and photograph most of the more than 40 NICHES Land Trust properties in North Central Indiana. NICHES (Northern Indiana Citizens Helping Ecosystems Survive) Land Trust restores and protects ecosystems by providing habitat for native species and offering natural places for the education, appreciation and enjoyment of current and future generations. Artists Dan Annarino, Rena Brouwer, Terry Lacy and Alan McConnell have been painting and photographing the Indiana landscape for many years. During the project, they are collaborating at the NICHES property sites, as well as doing studio work to create a body of artwork based on their interpretations and personal experiences. The four artists' styles and techniques are different and mediums include watercolor, oil, paper-pulp paintings, digital work and large-format photography. Gold Sponsor: Subaru of Indiana Automotive
JUNE 21 ? NOVEMBER 3, 2019 Going Big: Abstract Works by Jeff Smith This exhibit started just as the title suggests: Go big! But as you move through the exhibition, you'll notice that some of the pictures are much smaller than those the artist has displayed in the past. Aside from the challenges inherent in painting large canvases, Going Big is also about the freedom of expanding the mind to discover intimate memories of large places, and to imagine large, abstract concepts. Jeff Smith has been painting since 2005 and works exclusively in oils. He started working in realistic still life, landscape and architecture styles but moved to abstract because he finds the freedom of imagination more stimulating. Smith is a native of northwest Indiana and graduate of Purdue University. He is the news director and anchor for WLFI News 18. He lives on a small farm in southeastern Tippecanoe County.
Breaking It Down: The Elements of Art Line. Shape. Form. Space. Color. Value. Texture. The elements of art are often referred to as the building blocks or foundation of artwork. They are woven throughout all works of art and are vital to the creative process. They may appear simple at first, but they have a versatility that allows artists, and art appreciators, to stretch them to fit any kind or style of art. Through a deeper understanding of these elements, it becomes easier to analyze, interpret, and even create artwork. This exhibition is focused on highlighting artists within the ArtSmart Indiana program by viewing their artwork through the lens of the elements of art. All of these works are from the Art Museum Permanent Collection and have been chosen because of their successful use of one or more elements of art. Silver Sponsors: Ron and Meg Ellis and Lorie Amick