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The Tempest   Leave a comment

Photo credited to aussiegall on flickr

Photo credited to aussiegall on flickr

Thought to be the final play that Shakespeare wrote by himself, THE TEMPEST is filled with amazing characters and scenes. It is the story of Prospero the Magician and his daughter Miranda marooned on a strange island for many years. Scholars have often thought that the play is autobiographical and that Prospero’s final words are Shakespeare’s farewell to the stage as he prepared to retire.

The MacAllister Amphitheater, Garfield Park

SEPTEMBER 27 & 28
OCTOBER 4 & 5

8:00 pm

(Rain dates: October 11 & 12)

FREE

Posted September 16, 2013 by GPAC Arts in Events, News

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Fall 2013 Art Classes   Leave a comment

By Average Jane on flickr

Imagine a laid-back, studio setting with helpful and encouraging art instructors. We have kilns, clay tools, painting easels, drawing supplies, and plenty of space for your creative needs. We welcome students of all skill levels. Try out one of our classes and discover the artist in you. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted August 22, 2013 by GPAC Arts in Classes, News

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National Arts Program Closing Reception 2013   Leave a comment

2012 participant

Join us Saturday, July 27, from 2 – 4 pm for our National Arts Program Closing Reception and Award Ceremony. Live music and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. This event is free and open to all ages.

Awards will be given by classification:

Adult (Amateur, Intermediate, and Professional)

3 – First Place Awards of $300

3 – Second Place Awards of $200

3 – Third Place Awards of $100

Youth/Teen (Youth 12 and under; Teen 13-18)

2 – First Place Awards of $75

2 – Second Place Awards of $50

2 – Third Place Awards of $25

  • A Best of Show Award of $300 will be presented.
  • Honorable Mention Ribbons will be awarded at the discretion of the judges.
  • Each artist receives a Certification of Participation in the National Arts Program.

Posted July 2, 2013 by GPAC Arts in Events, News

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First Friday for Kids!   Leave a comment

Girl cutting cellophane

“Moooomm, I’m bored!”  Ever hear this when you take your kids to First Friday events? Why not give them something fun to do while you check out the galleries?

Drop them off at the Garfield Park Arts Center for a night of hands-on art activities! We’ll play games, watch movies, and create masterpieces. Materials and snacks will be provided. Prompt drop-off and pick-up required. Ages 6 – 12. $12/event. Additional Sibling $10.

Friday, June 7

6:00-9:00pm

Call 327-7135 or register online under Course #209478.

After you and your child have enjoyed First Friday fun, stick around for our Bike-In Movie!

Posted May 24, 2013 by GPAC Arts in Events, News

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National Arts Program 2013   Leave a comment

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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!

 

Bike-In Movie Nights 2013   6 comments

In coordination with Indianapolis’s First Friday events,

the Arts Center at Garfield Park is proud to present our favorite movies

FOR FREE!

Between May and September there will be five events featuring film favorites from the 80s.  Food trucks will be on site and the movies will begin shortly after dusk.  Bring your bikes, blankets, family and friends to this new Indy Parks event.

The schedule of free films is:

May 3 // The Princess Bride

June 7 // The Goonies

July 5 // A Christmas Story

August 2 // Spaceballs

September 6 // Ghostbusters

Posted April 17, 2013 by GPAC Arts in Events, News

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New Look for GPAC Website   Leave a comment

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Our website has a new look! We have gone with a different template and made the format more user-friendly. Summer content is still being added, but all of the camps and classes are updated. Check it out and let us know what you think!

www.gpacarts.org

Posted April 3, 2013 by GPAC Arts in News

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