Archive for July 2011

Arts for All: Bench Art!   Leave a comment


A new exhibit means a new Arts for All activity! For our Student and Faculty Exhibition, we are doing a community project where we will work together to decorate bus stop benches. These tired old benches are ready to be transformed into fabulous works of public art!

Each bus stop bench will have its own unique theme. The first bench we will be working on is going to be covered with various types of animals. Families can work together to come up with their own animal to be painted on the bench. The possibilities are endless! The second bench is affectionately called the “Bubble Bench”. This bench will be decorated with different sizes of circles. You can pick any color, pattern, or design you wish to add to the bench, and we will overlap them for a cool 3-D effect. The third bench is going to be a cityscape theme.  Imagine what a bench would look like with buildings, streets, and cars. You will be the architects!

So bring your family to the GPAC July 30 – August 21, Wednesday through Sunday to join in the fun! Did we mention that it’s free?

Posted July 30, 2011 by GPAC Arts in Arts For All

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Special Screening: Dr. Film T.V. Pilot by Eric Grayson   2 comments

Eric with his projector

WHAT: Dr. Film is the side project of local film historian and preservationist, Eric Grayson.  In an effort to bring the vast wealth of information at his disposal to film students, academics and enthusiasts he created the Dr. Film concept.  A campy script with low budget production work together to bring you a quirky and informative overview of the career of Bella Lugosi.

WHERE: The Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC), 2432 Conservatory Drive

WHEN: Thursday, August 4, at 7:00 pm

COST: Free! Open to film enthusiasts.

You can find directions to the GPAC here. Any other questions or comments can be addressed by calling 327-7135.

Posted July 30, 2011 by GPAC Arts in Events, News

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Photography Presentation by Marc Lebryck   Leave a comment

Image by Mr. T in DC on flickr

Marc Lebryk, advertising and marketing staff photographer for The Indianapolis Star, will give a “live view” demonstration on the use of flash photography for on-location shoots at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2011, in the main exhibit hall of the Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Drive, on the Southside of Indianapolis.

Marc plans to tether his camera to a laptop computer and video projection equipment that will allow him to immediately display on a large screen, for the audience to see, each image he captures — at the moment he captures it — as he explains and makes adjustments to his lighting setup and equipment in pursuit of the ideal lighting for various scenarios.

Marc, also a freelance contract photographer and an official photographer of the Naptown Roller Girls roller derby team in Indianapolis, is a user and proponent of the so-called “killer flick of light” — a pop of electronic flash programmed at significantly reduced power that, in many situations — including his roller derby photography — is all that is needed to sufficiently illuminate a scene.

Marc’s visit is being hosted by the Indianapolis Photographic Society, a club of Central Indiana photographers that meets every Wednesday at the Garfield Park Arts Center. Members of two other area photography clubs have been invited to attend this special presentation, but it also is open to the public. There is no admission cost.

Posted July 23, 2011 by GPAC Arts in Events, News

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Theatre Arts Discovery Camp   Leave a comment

Theatre Arts Discovery Campers

Theatre Arts Discovery Camp was one wild adventure! The Garfield Park Arts Center had seventeen kids participate in the brand new summer camp last week. The group started off with a name game to get to know each other, then headed out to the MacAllister Amphitheater to learn about stage direction from theatre instructor (and GPAC manager) Lesley Meier.

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Posted July 21, 2011 by GPAC Arts in News

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Open Audition for Hamlet   Leave a comment

As You Like ItThe Garfield Shakespeare Company will be holding auditions next week for their next performance, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Interested actors are asked to prepare a 1-2 minute monologue, and to bring a copy of your resume, bio, and head shot (if available). A script will be provided to read from. The auditions will be held at the Garfield Park Arts Center on the following dates:

Sunday July 17 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Wednesday July 20 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Thursday July 21 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm

For more information, call director Joe Cook at (317) 441-4312.

Posted July 14, 2011 by GPAC Arts in News

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Annual Student Show   Leave a comment

Poster Student Exhibit 2011

Participants in the GPAC’s Visual Arts classes present their best works.  Ceramics, jewelry, drawings, paintings and mixed-media creations by artists demonstrating a wide degree of styles and levels of experience will be on display.

Enjoy live music, and light snacks and a free art activity during the reception!

Student Show Opening Reception:

July 30                    Saturday              5:00-7:00 pm

Annual Student Show Exhibition:

July 30 – Aug 21     Wednesday – Sunday            GPAC Open Hours

Posted July 13, 2011 by GPAC Arts in Events, Exhibits

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Celebrate the Greats: The Return   Leave a comment

The Return

What: Indy Parks Concerts and Movies is proud to present The Return – A Beatles tribute band. Get ready to be swept up by “Beatlemania”- the look and sound of The Return is so authentic and impressive that shows are selling out everywhere they perform, and the band was recently invited to appear on ABC’s Good Morning America!

Where: Garfield Park MacAllister Amphitheater

When: Friday, July 15, 7:00 pm

Cost: Online Pre-sale (until midnight before concert): $6 plus S&H. Day of general admission: $8. Lap Children Ages 2 and Under: FREE

Call 327-Park for more information.

Posted July 10, 2011 by GPAC Arts in Events

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