Archive for February 2012

Indiana Glass Arts Alliance   Leave a comment

This is the last weekend to view the Indiana Glass Arts Alliance show at the Garfield Park Arts Center. Watch the video below to see the beautiful work this show has to offer. You can still view pieces at the Conservatory through March 18.

Posted February 24, 2012 by GPAC Arts in News

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Arts for All: Chuck Close Self Portraits   Leave a comment

Chuck Close style grid portrait




You’ll never look at yourself the same way again after this project! Imitating the style of photo-realist Chuck Close, we will create funky self portraits using grids and symbols. After we take your picture, we’ll print if off and place a grid over it. From there, we’ll show you some fun ways to fill in the squares with symbols, lines, and various colors. Say cheese!

Join us March 3 – April 15 on Saturdays and Sundays in the Arts for All room.  All ages welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

Posted February 23, 2012 by GPAC Arts in Arts For All

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The Garfield Shakespeare Company presents The Taming of the Shrew   Leave a comment

Garfield Shakespeare Company

WHAT: Widely considered Shakespeare’s fastest-moving and funniest play, The Taming of the Shrew is the original battle-of-the-sexes romantic comedy.  In the play, the headstrong Kate is courted by  fortune-hunter Petruchio who is equally strong-willed.  They engage in wild antics attempting to break the other’s will even while falling in love.

WHERE: Presented indoors at the Garfield Park Arts Center by The Garfield Shakespeare Company.

WHEN: March 9, 10, 16, 17 at 7:00 pm, March 18 at 2:00 pm

COST: FREE. Reservations can be made by visiting the GPAC or by calling 327-7135.

Click here for directions to the GPAC.

Posted February 20, 2012 by GPAC Arts in Events, News

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Through the Lens Photography Exhibit VI: The Eye of the Beholder   1 comment

Eye of the Beholder postcard

The Indiana Photographic Society presents its sixth annual exhibit entitled “Eye of the Beholder.” Society artists will showcase more than 75 photographic works of art.  The free exhibit will offer displays of digital and film formats in black and white plus color and feature techniques including infrared and high dynamic range. Enjoy live music and refreshments at the opening reception, where many of the photographers will be in attendance.

After viewing “Through the Lens:  Eye of the Beholder,” all visitors are encouraged to visit the Arts for All studio to create their own “Chuck Close Self Portrait.”

Mar 3 – Apr 15 (Closed Apr 6th and Apr 8th)

Mar 3    Opening Reception from 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Posted February 18, 2012 by GPAC Arts in Events, Exhibits

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Good morning.   Leave a comment

Good morning from the staff parking lot at the Garfield Park Arts Center.

Posted February 17, 2012 by GPAC Arts in Arts For All

Vintage Movie Night: The Payoff (1942)   Leave a comment

Poster_of_the_movie_The_PayoffThis winter and spring, join film historian Eric Grayson as he presents “Fallen Stars,” a film series featuring actors who were ostracized from Hollywood.

The Pay Off (1942) Featuring Lee Tracy

The city’s District Attorney is murdered, and a newspaper reporter investigates. He starts finding out that everything wasn’t quite as cut and dried as it appeared to be.

Tracy was a big star on Broadway and landed a contract with MGM, but heavy drinking and an unfortunate incident with the Mexican army kept Tracy out of big budget films for decades.
Feb 25     7:00 p.m.     $3.00

Buy a movie pass and see 6 movies for the price of 5, plus free popcorn!

Questions? Call us at (317) 327-7135.

Posted February 12, 2012 by GPAC Arts in Events, News

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The Art of Improvisation   1 comment

stage door sign from slimmer_jimmer on flickr


The Art of Improvisation

Improvisational theatre, better known as “improv”, is a popular art form in which actors perform spontaneously. Actors often take cues from the audience to help set a scene, or play various acting games. You may have seen this type of acting at Crackers Comedy Club on Meridian St, or ComedySportz on Mass Ave.

Join instructor Thom Robertson for this dynamic workshop in improvisation techniques and practical skills.  Thom has trained with Second City and INDYPROV. Ages 14+ $60 for 6 classes.

Feb 29 – Apr 4                   W            6:30-8:30pm                       Course # 181178

Apr 18 – May 23                W            6:30-8:30pm                       Course # 181179

Register online today, or call (317) 327-7135.

Posted February 6, 2012 by GPAC Arts in Classes

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