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Why You Should Have Your Birthday Party at the GPAC   Leave a comment

Birthday at the GPAC

It can be tricky coming up with a unique birthday party idea.  Your kids have had a bowling party, a skating party, a party at the mini golf place. You’ve been to some great restaurants with your significant other. Now you’re ready to do something different. Something really fun and unexpected.

Look no more. The Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC) has the perfect birthday package for you! Read the rest of this entry »

Project: ART Camp 2013   Leave a comment

Human Spirograph

Our first camp of the summer was titled Project: ART. We started the week with a game called “Clay Wars” where teams competed against each other with sculpting challenges such as “build the tallest tower in two minutes!” Campers then began working on scripts for their short films after discussing all of the necessary elements to create an interesting story.

Clay Wars

Writing scripts

We got down on the floor to create giant human spirograph drawings inspired by Tony Orrico.

Spirogrpah 2

Siprograph 1

Spirograph 3

Spirograph 4

Campers began filming after casting parts, gathering costumes, and setting scenes.

Filming

Applying makeup

Zombie Julia

Zombie Vivian

Zombie dinner

Campers also did a lot of painting, experimenting, paper cutting, game playing, and even tattooed some bananas!

Banana

Tattooing bananas

It was a great week with a great group of kids!

Zombie group

Arts for All: Take It or Weave It   Leave a comment

Coat Hanger Weaving

 

Discover your creative side! Families are invited to join us on Saturdays in the Arts for All room to explore performance, visual and language arts through fun, hands-on activities. Arts for All engages participants more deeply with the GPAC’s exhibits. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

One of the oldest art forms in the world, weaving is simple, fun, and has endless possibilities. Join the fun as we weave on coat hangers, cups, plates, hula hoops, and even tree branches!

Saturdays, 12 – 4pm

July 6 – 27

Posted July 16, 2013 by GPAC Arts in Arts For All

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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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Vintage Movie Night: The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)   Leave a comment

day the earth stood still

This summer join us for classics from Science Fiction’s past!  Film collector, historian and preservationist Eric Grayson will be sharing some of his favorite vintage films one night each month.  Each film is preceded by a vintage cinematic ‘short’.

The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)

Directed by Winchester, Indiana’s Robert Wise. Starring Michael Rennie and Patricia Neal. An alien with a menacing robot enforcer lands and tells the people of earth they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets. (Runtime: 92 min.)

Saturday, June 15

8:00 pm

$4.00 at the door

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

 

Posted June 11, 2013 by GPAC Arts in Events

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Arts for All: Make an Impression   Leave a comment

Prints

Discover the world of printmaking by using leaves, yarn, Styrofoam, or even your thumb to create awesome stamps! Pick your favorite method to make a memorable piece of artwork to take home.

Mural Madness!

While visiting Arts for All, take part in a collaborative mural that complements the current activity. Add your own unique touch to a fun community project that you can look back and be proud of for days to come.
Indianapolis Community Print
Learn fun printmaking techniques in Arts for All, then leave your mark on a group print piece. You can pick a section of the city themed mural to design and stamp. Show us what “community” means to you!

Saturdays 12:00 – 4:00pm

June 8 – 29

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Hoosier Women in Art Exhibition   Leave a comment

Hoosier Women in Art Postcard

Join us for this eye-opening display of artwork in conjunction with the Hoosier Women in Music concert. Local women will share their talents, their stories, and a part of themselves with a focus on the theme “Community.” Artworks will include ceramics, paintings, textile arts and other mediums.

Exhibition will open Saturday, June 8, and will be available for viewing during all regular GPAC open hours. A closing reception will be held Saturday, June 29, from 6-8PM, to coincide with the Hoosier Women in Music Signature Series Concert at the MacAllister Amphitheater that same evening.