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    Name: November 2019 EVENTS & EXHIBITS at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette
    Date: November 10, 2019
    La Scala by Joe Barry Carroll
    Event Description:


    SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 - DECEMBER 1, 2019
    East Gallery: Black American Voices: Shared Culture, Values, and Emotions--featuring The Zamora Collection
    Black American Voices was initially presented as a book in 2017. It includes African works of art, photographs of Black Americans, and narratives from their lives. Drawing this intimate connection with Africa and Black Americans illustrates the continuation of African cultures, shared values, and emotions as they have flowed to the descendants of Africans.
    The African art on display is from The Antonio & Betty Zamora Collection of African Art. The collection includes more than 500 works gathered by Antonio ?Tony? Zamora and his wife Betty throughout their nearly sixty years of marriage. The selected Black American photographs were borrowed from photo albums and archives of families and friends of African descent living in America. The narratives are the result of conversations and interviews that book editor and collection trustee Joe Barry Carroll has had with family, friends, and others over the years.
    Gold Sponsors: Purdue University Black Cultural Center and Holder Law Office
    SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 - DECEMBER 1, 2019
    McDonald Gallery: My View From Seven Feet: Paintings by Joe Barry Carroll
    Joe Barry Carroll began painting in his home studio several years ago.  In that time he has quickly amassed a series of work that explore his roots and perspective.  Carroll uses paintings to tell stories.  These stories have explored the people who have guided him, the places he has encountered, his experience growing up in the American south, and his travels in during his professional career in the NBA.
    Artist Statement
    My View From Seven Feet is my musing on the mythical qualities some are want to assign to a person standing seven feet tall. The ?view? refers to the collage and accumulation of my observations, thoughts, and feelings. They are presented in the form of narratives and paintings, combined to tell a story.
    I have been drawn to the art of storytelling from the time that I was child being entertained by my father as we sat near one of those old open-faced gas heaters in the winter and on the front porch during the summer months. In a perfect world my work would be the result of extensive formal training and tutoring, but what actually happened is that I have just jumped in the deep end of creating, with very little deference to rules and convention.
    What flows from my pen and brush feels natural to me. I am never sure if the images create words, or the words move me to images. I am unable to tell precisely what determines my composition of colors, shapes and themes. Perhaps everything is forming at the same time, resulting in a complete story.
    Platinum Sponsor: Arconic  Gold Sponsors: Purdue University Black Cultural Center and Holder Law Office
    JUNE 21, 2019 - NOVEMBER 3, 2019
    Weil Gallery: 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.
    Gold Sponsors: Ron and Meg Ellis and Lorie Amick
    OCTOBER 4, 2019 - FEBRUARY 9, 2019

    Shook Gallery: Moving Lands: Oil Paintings by Anne R. Parks

    Artist Statement:  This exhibit is inspired by my fascination with the flora of our prairie lands.  For these works I?ve used oil paint and cold wax to create movement and depth.

    Inspired by walks, runs and bikes through our beautiful local parks, I often begin painting immediately after returning home from a photography session, while the feeling of the outdoors is still fresh in my mind. I use both photographs and life, to shape the work.

    These floral landscapes are painted entirely with palette knife. I enjoy the challenge of the knife, and also appreciate the fact that I will not have to spend time cleaning brushes when done. Each painting is done in one session ? or alla prima and because they are heavily textured (impasto) it is not possible to make changes after the paint has dried. This creates the movement and depth as well as clean color.  I enjoy painting this way because it helps me refrain from overworking the painting.

    Prairie flowers and grasses have become a fun challenge for me. I enjoy the color challenges, often using my own colors instead of local color to really get the flowers to pop.

    Thursday, November 14, 2019 (7:00-8:30pm)
    Gallery Talk: Joe Barry Carroll
    Former NBA star and artist Joe Barry Carroll will be giving a gallery talk about his work in the exhibit My View from Seven Feet. Carroll uses paintings to tell stories and these stories explore the people who have guided him, his experiences growing up in the American south, and the places Carroll has encountered during his professional career in the NBA and beyond. Don?t miss this opportunity to hear more about his works and process!
    Joe will also speak on the Black American Voices exhibit, and Tony Zamora plans to attend.
    Admission is free for museum members and there is a suggested donation of $10 for non-members.
    Friday, November 22, 2019 (7:00-8:00pm)
    Friday Night Live: Laidler Jazz Quartet (Jazz)
    In a true definition of ?Jazz? ? this ensemble embraces both the familiar and the new. Selections will include Jazz Standards as well as some original material and feature each member of the group. The project ?No Matter Where Noir? was conceived and written as a soundtrack to an imaginary Noir themed film. Each song in order serves to advance the plot line. We hope you enjoy.
    Doors open at 6:00pm.
    Admission is free, thanks to our Sponsor: Purdue Federal Credit Union
    Upcoming Events & Exhibits for December...
    Friday, December 20, 2019 ( 6:30pm-8:30pm)
    Opening Reception for Paradigm Shift: Gerald Griffin
    NO Friday Night Live performance
    Exhibit Opens:
    DECEMBER 20, 2019-MARCH 1, 2020
    East & McDonald Galleries: Paradigm Shift: Gerald Griffin
    Gold Sponsors: Purdue University Black Cultural Center
    Looking Ahead to January:
    Thursday, January 16, 2020 (7:00 - 8:30pm)
    Gallery Talk: Anne Parks
    Anne will talk about her work within the Moving Lands: Oil Paintings by Anne R. Parks exhibit.
    Thursday, January 30, 2020 (7:00 - 8:30pm)
    Gallery Talk: Gerald Griffin
    Gerald will discuss his work and process in his exhibit Paradigm Shift: Gerald Griffin.
    Friday, January 31, 2019 (7:00-8:00pm)
    Friday Night Live: Paul Foster (Originals, hits & quirky covers from 1960 to today)
    Admission is free, thanks to our Sponsor: Purdue Federal Credit Union
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    Art Museum of Greater Lafayette
    102 S. 10th Street
    Lafayette, IN 47905
    Date/Time Information:
    November 1 through November 30, 2019
    Open Daily 11am to 4pm
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