Thursday, February 16, 2017

Art is a Happy High

I've been thinking a lot lately about how keeping busy, exploring new avenues and attending art exhibits brings me to my happy place. This past week in particular had lots to offer. It seemed like many a venue had openings of exhibits that I was interested in.

I've mentioned the Stutz Business & Art Center before <Link> and they had an exibit called "Red." Everything in the multi-media show featured red primarily. It was veried and interesting.
The locale is a huge warehouse which was originallt the Stutz Bearcat showrooms. Many artist studios are also there. I look forward to the Open House they will hold in March which will be much bigger and feature working artists in their studios, food and music.

Located within a straight shot of each other, I was able to take in two exhibits on Saturday.
The Indiana State Museum held its Annual Indiana Artists Craft fair and I was delighted to find a wonderful hostess gift for my cousin who I will be visiting in Phoenix....TOMORROW!
I just couldn't resist the tiny heart with ginko leaf for me!  It was just fun to visit over 60 vendors with lots of talent from all parts of Indiana. I also found a cute ornament which I will tuck away for next holiday season.

Dirty Hands Pottery
Indiana Ornament-Blue Moon Pottery

It is always a bonus when I find crochet on display! In these cases, crochet is used as a jumping off point for other media: sewing and ceramics.

Crochet Collage Dress

Crochet Lace-edged Purse

Crochet Collage Scrapbook

Ceramic Dish with Embedded-Doily Pattern





 This artist is a retired school principal and he knew how to engage children!



Later that day, I swung by the Indianapolis Art Center where they had opened an exhibit entitled "Portraits" the night before. I failed to take any photos here but nevertheless, enjoyed myself.

What inspires and takes you to your happy place? I'd love to hear from you!

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