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If you work for the City of Indianapolis, you should read this.
Do you have a flair for photography? Do you like to work with clay? Is there someone in your family you consider artistically talented?
On behalf of the Garfield Park Arts Center and Indy Parks and Recreation, I would like to invite you to exhibit in The National Arts Program®. This show features artworks created by City of Indianapolis employees, retirees and their families as they compete for CASH prizes. Participation is completely free!
You can enter in any type of artwork, including painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, or mixed media, you don’t have to pay anything, a nice reception will be held where people can admire your work, and you could win money!
Don’t have any artwork to display? No problem! Because you work for the City of Indianapolis, you get a 10% discount on many of the Garfield Park Art Center’s classes! You could register for a painting class this Summer, then enter a painting you did in class for the NAP exhibit. Not only are you learning a fun new skill, you also get to show it off and possibly win a prize!
Register for classes online today by visiting Play Indy and looking up the Course #, or call (317) 327-7135.
Click here for a PDF file of the Indy Parks 2013 Summer Program Guide.
Want to learn more about photography? The Indiana Photographic Society meets at the GPAC every Wednesday at 7:00pm, and it’s free to attend!
So what are you waiting for? Show Indianapolis the artist in you! Register for NAP now!
Are you a fan of pop-up books? Have you ever wondered how they are made? Head on over to the Arts for All room and join us for some 3D fun! We’ll show you how to make a drawing look like it’s coming off the page and make creatures with mouths that open and close. All materials provided, just bring your imagination!
Time to sign up for summer camp! We have four exciting day camps to offer at the GPAC this summer. Register now- our camps fill up fast! Read the rest of this entry »
This summer Indy Parks and Recreation and the Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC) will be hosting Hoosier Women in Art Exhibition to compliment the Hoosier Women in Music concert taking place at the MacAllister amphitheater. Local women will share their talents, their stories, and a part of themselves with a focus on the theme “Community.” Artworks will include ceramics, paintings, textile arts and other mediums. The exhibit will be on display June 8-29, 2013.
Female artists are invited to create and submit 2-3 works of original art for this exhibition. There is no cost to submit.
- Original works must be no larger than 48” x 60” for 2-D and 36” x 60” for 3-D and ready to hang or install.
- Please indicate your desire to participate in the show by emailing Lesley Meier at Lesley.Meier@indy.gov by May 4, 2013. Or mail to The Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Drive Indianapolis, IN 46203. Please include your name, address, phone number, email, a brief description of your work and a short bio. Please also include 3 samples of your work, either attached to the email or on a CD.
- Artists will be notified of all decisions no later than Wednesday, May 17, 2013.
- All works must be on site at the GPAC no later than Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 4pm.
- The GPAC is a family friendly venue and reserves the right to refuse any work that is deemed inappropriate.
Questions? Please contact:
Lesley Meier, GPAC Manager
“Entry” by Tina Lynch Wilson
As a surrealist collage artist, Tina’s artwork will take you to landscapes filled with colors and patterns of Asia. Neil shares an affinity for bold colors as he uses paint to depict abstracted forms. Join us for free collage art activities on Saturdays in the Arts for All room. Closed 2/19 and 3/29.
Feb 02 – Mar 30 Regular GPAC hours Free
Aug 25 – Sept 23
A stroll through the GPAC’s Annual Student Exhibition will inspire you to explore the concepts of warm and cool colors in the Arts for All room as you create small “paintings” using brightly colored tissue paper and glue. We’ll create interesting textures and fun designs that you can take home and display. No brushes required!
Papel Picado Workshop
Students will work with artist Beatriz Vasquez Schlebecker to learn the basics of paper cutting and create their own. Papel Picado literally means ‘punched’ or ‘perforated’ paper. This traditional cut paper folk art is found throughout Mexico and the former colonies of Spain as well as in the folk traditions of many other countries. Participants under the age of 18 must utilize scissors instead of X-acto™ knives.
$50 for 6 classes.
Apr 15 – May 20 Sundays 3:30-5:00pm Course #180349
Register online for this workshop, call (317) 327-7135, or visit the GPAC.
Check out some of the work past participants have made:
Who knew cutting paper could be so much fun? The Arts for All Outreach team and artist Beatriz Vasquez-Schlebecker have been visiting family centers all over Indianapolis, bringing this unique experience, known as Papel Picado, to community members of all ages. Here are some snapshots of participants and their amazing artwork! Read the rest of this entry »
The GPAC Arts for All Outreach staff and teaching Artist Beatriz Vasquez-Schlebecker are teaming up to bring a fun, hands-on arts activity to your neighborhood. Beatriz is a Mexican American artist who specializes in the beautiful, traditional Mexican folk art known as “papel picado” wherein elaborate designs are created by cutting delicate and colorful paper. All ages welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult.
All programs are Tuesdays 5-8:00 except where noted:
Jan 24 Christian
Jan 31 Watkins
Feb 7 Krannert
Feb 14 Windsor
Feb 21 Rhodius
Feb 28 Broad Ripple (1-4PM)
Mar 6 Washington
Mar 13 Municipal Gardens
Mar 20 Bethel
Apr 10 Brookside
Apr 17 Douglass
Apr 24 Thatcher
May 4 Riverside (Celebrate the Arts event 6-8PM)
Questions? Give us a call at (317) 327-7135.
January 21 – February 26
Explore the works of Marc Chagall, known for his dream-like paintings and stained glass installations. Create original stained “glass” windows using tissue paper and your imagination!
Following a discussion on Marc Chagall and the significance of symbols in artwork, participants will create symbols important to them on colored tissue paper. Once these symbols are adhered to a laminating pouch, we will scrunch blue tissue paper around them to create a stained glass effect. After sealing the pouch, participants will use a black marker and draw lines to section off different parts of the “stained glass window”. Then the artwork is ready to display!
All Ages / Free Saturdays Noon – 4pm, Sundays 1-5pm
Learn more about Arts for All here!