Archive for August 2012

Found Art Friday: Hypnotized   Leave a comment


The subject of this drawing looks like she might have spent too much time staring at the sun…


Posted August 31, 2012 by GPAC Arts in Found Art Friday

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Temporary Change in Hours   1 comment

Front Entrance to the GPAC

Effective immediately, The Garfield Park Arts Center must temporarily cut its open hours until further notice. We will now be open:

Mon – Tues          Closed

Wed – Thurs         4 – 9 pm

Friday                    9 am – 1 pm

Saturday               9 am – 4 pm

Sunday                 1 – 5 pm

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

Posted August 26, 2012 by GPAC Arts in News

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Found Art Friday: Potato Peeler Man   Leave a comment

Potato Peeler Man

Here at the Garfield Park Arts Center, we have several drawing benches placed throughout our gallery and we invite visitors the chance to sketch or doodle if they feel inspired to do so. Often, we find drawings left behind, and enjoy interpreting what the artist was thinking.

We would like to share these “found” masterpieces with the rest of the world, and so we are starting a series of blog posts entitled “Found Art Friday”. Each week, we will post a new drawing that has been discovered in our gallery or classroom.

This week’s entry has been coined “Potato Peeler Man”. Stay tuned for next week’s treasure!

Posted August 24, 2012 by GPAC Arts in Found Art Friday

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Arts for All: Painting with Paper   Leave a comment

Tissue paperAug 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!

Posted August 22, 2012 by GPAC Arts in Arts For All

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Vintage Movie Night: Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)   Leave a comment

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger movie still

This summer, join film historian and preservationist Eric Grayson as he presents “A tribute to Ray Harryhausen (1920- )”, the animator who paved the way for today’s special effects extravaganzas.

Tickets are available at the door.

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)

Starring Patrick Wayne, Jane Seymour and Taryn Power.  In the last of Ray Harryhausen’s famous Sinbad pictures, Sinbad must help a prince break the curse that has turned him into a baboon so he can marry.  (Runtime:  113 min.)

Saturday, Aug 25

8:00 pm


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

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

Posted August 18, 2012 by GPAC Arts in Events

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Arts Adventure Day 2012   Leave a comment

Arts Adventure Day 2012

It’s much more than an Open House!  There will be artist demonstrations and performances, a scavenger hunt, a drawing for a free class, free art activities and more!  Sample all the GPAC has to offer at this fun annual event.

Saturday, Aug 25

12:00 – 4:00 pm


Posted August 16, 2012 by GPAC Arts in Events, News

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Paint-a-Palooza Art Camp   Leave a comment


What a week! Imagine a camp where all you do is play with paint. Sixteen kids signed up to do just that. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted August 9, 2012 by GPAC Arts in News

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