Archive for May 2011

Asian Fest 2011   Leave a comment

Asian Fest

Come experience exotic art, dances, music and foods of Asia at this fun-filled festival for the entire family!

This FREE event will kick off our Asian Arts & Artists Exhibition. From India to Japan to the Philippines, many rich cultural treasures will be represented. Artworks include ceramics, paintings, textile arts and other mediums. This exhibit will be on display through July 24.

Also be sure to visit the Bonsai Show and Koi ponds at the Conservatory & Sunken Garden.

Posted May 31, 2011 by GPAC Arts in Events

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Get Your Act Together with the GPAC’s Acting Classes   Leave a comment

Photo credited to Joe Konz

Photo credited to Joe Konz

Looking to get over your stage fright this summer and work with some talented instructors? The Garfield Park Arts Center offers Acting classes for kids, teens, and adults. Register today!

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Posted May 27, 2011 by GPAC Arts in Classes

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Scottish Fingerprints on World Music   2 comments

renaissance lute

Using the medium of classical guitar, renaissance lute, and voice, guitarist Samuel Lawson presents a concert-lecture of Scottish music which illustrates how composers around the world have paid tribute to the musical heritage of auld Scotland.

Samuel Lawson is a classical guitarist with the degree of Master of Music from Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. He has made his own way performing, teaching, and writing music in Indiana, South Carolina, and Pittsburgh, PA, and has toured with his wife and vocalist, Rebekah, through the south-eastern U.S., parts of California and the hostels of Scotland. Visit his Facebook page or his website for more information.

This free event is for ages 13 and up, and takes place on Thursday, June 9, from 6:00 – 8:30 PM.

Posted May 26, 2011 by GPAC Arts in Events

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Arts For All: Dragon Dance!   Leave a comment

paper dragon

We’re getting ready for our annual Asian Arts and Artists Exhibition here at the Garfield Park Arts Center. Once again, the Arts For All team at the has come up with another exciting activity! Take part in the traditional Chinese Dragon dance by working with GPAC staff and other community members to build, decorate and learn to mimic the supposed movements of this river spirit who is believed to bring good luck.

This activity will begin June 4 and carry on through July 24, and is completely free!

Posted May 23, 2011 by GPAC Arts in Arts For All

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The Garfield Park Arts Center Semi-Annual Open House   Leave a comment

Curious about the classes, workshops and other programs at the GPAC? Teaching Artists representing many of our offerings will be on-hand. You can see demonstrations, ask questions and even register on site. Come out and see all that the GPAC has to offer! Saturday, May 21, 2-4pm.Open House May 21 2-4pm

Posted May 20, 2011 by GPAC Arts in Events

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Drum Circle this Sunday!   Leave a comment

Drum Circle May 22 2-4 pm

Drum roll please! Bring your percussion instrument and let loose through the rhythm of drumming, chanting, and dance! Don’t have a drum? Bring your coffee cans or other improvised instruments. Arrive and depart at any time during the event. 2-4pm Sunday, May 22 at the GPAC!

Posted May 20, 2011 by GPAC Arts in Events

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Krannert Outdoor Aquatic Center Gets New Look   Leave a comment

Krannert Mural

Indy Parks loves the arts, and is always looking for new and exciting ways to bring the arts to our family centers across Indianapolis.  Check out the new undersea mural at Krannert Park by artist Sheila Jackson!

Krannert Mural

The Krannert Aquatic Center opens for the summer season on May 28. For more information, call 327-7389 or 327-PARK.

Posted May 15, 2011 by GPAC Arts in News

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