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Lynne has put this so well that I am compelled as her friend to reblog this post. Please take this advice to heart and share, share, and share some more! Thank You!
I don’t tend to get up on a soapbox but sometimes I just feel like people aren’t getting the information they need. So, prepare yourself – here it comes!
Supporting the arts means BUYING art.
Seems like a simple concept! Supporting local businesses means shopping there. Supporting local eateries? You go to dinner there. Want to continue having local theater and musical venues? Buy tickets and attend a performance. Same goes for art!
Yes, it’s great to have big crowds at openings, art fairs and shows. But just attending these with your friends as a social activity doesn’t help the artists! No, you don’t have to buy something at every event you attend but if you want to continue attending and enjoying these things you do need to invest in them occasionally! It’s going to be hard to brag about what great art events you have in your community when…
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ArtsGo! presented by the Hendricks County Arts Council
ArtsGo! 2012 is celebrating its 7th annual event which will take place onSaturday, April 21st from 9am to 6pm at various locations throughout Hendricks County, Indiana.
Brownsburg, Pittsboro, Avon, Danville and Plainfield will welcome visitors to this one-day event open to the public and best of all, it is FREE!
This event provides the opportunity for our community, family, friends and visitors from around the state to view, purchase, listen and learn about the many wonderful artisans and their works that Hendricks County has to offer.
Guests will find fine works of art to suit any eye from the classic still life to the modern with a touch of whimsy thrown in! Artist mediums will include watercolor, acrylics, oils, metals, jewelry, fiber, glass and wood-working. Potters will offer demonstrations on wheel throwing; you can explore the magic world of hot blown glass, learn about weaving yarn and turning it into framed art! Musicians will entertain and bits of theatrical performances will be sprinkled about the county as well!
ArtsGo! will also feature hands-on experiences for children of all ages at Blanton House, make and take projects and the opportunity to participate in a collage piece that will be displayed at Gallery On The Square and then auctioned at the annual Midsummer Night’s Gala benefiting the Hendricks County Arts Council. ArtsGo! is full of creativity, adventure and education for everyone and a great way to support the arts in Hendricks County! Visitors are sure to find hometown restaurants and plenty of other unique places to shop and browse.
- Hendricks Regional Health YMCA – Avon, Indiana
- Artistic Designs Gallery – Brownsburg, Indiana
- Frazee Gardens – Brownsburg, Indiana
- One Room School – Pittsboro, Indiana
- Gallery On The Square – Danville, Indiana
- Blanton House – Danville, Indiana
- Hot Blown Glass Studio – Clayton, Indiana
- Chateau Thomas Winery – Plainfield, Indiana
- Stahlecker/Morrison Studio – Plainfield, Indiana
For more information on the event or participation, contact Sloan Shockley at firstname.lastname@example.org or Joan King Kisner at email@example.com
Click HERE for a map and information on this year’s event!
It is the goal of the Hendricks County Arts Council and ArtsGo! to involve all the arts in Hendricks County, performing and creative, and make this not only a major event, but a destination for the weekend with attractions for all throughout the county spotlighting and showcasing the ARTS. Artwork and CD’s will be for sale with 100% of the proceeds going to the artist.
Come explore Hendricks County with us and make sure you stop by the Hendricks County Convention and Visitors Bureau in Danville to pick up a copy of The Rural Routes to Main Street Cultural Trail (RR2MS) driving map. RR2MS is a self-directed driving tour that leads to Hendricks County art studios, galleries, and other creative spaces year-round Thursdays through Saturdays from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. ArtsGo! is hosted by the Hendricks County Arts Council and “Special Thanks” to the Hendricks County Convention and Visitors Bureau which, through the TED Fund, provided a portion of funding for the 2012 ArtsGo!
YMCA in Avon
10-11am Dave Hatfield, Keyboard
1-2pm – Hendricks County Symphonic – Angelica Huffman, Violin
Frazee Garden in Brownsburg
1-2pm Rick Chambers, Guitar
Blanton House in Danville
1-2pm Dave Hatfield, Keyboard
Chateau Thomas Winery in Plainfield
1-2pm Chris Coolidge, Guitar
ArtsGo! sites and artists:
Artistic Designs Gallery
Laura Tesdahl (Owner)
Marci Alvis Slinski
Gallery On The Square
Dan & Sue Gillock
Sue St. John
Bonnie Rose Smith
Also offering a “Make and Take” craft area for kids
Bonnie Stahlecker and David Morrison
Private studio: Hot Blown Glass
Lisa Pelo – Owner
Alica Stephens – Painter
Ryan Blake – Clay
One Room School
Hendricks Regional Health YMCA
Hendricks Symphonic Society – performance from 1-2pm at the YMCA/Avon
Hendricks Civic Theatre
Brownsburg Public Library
Open Saturday 9am-5pm
450 South Jefferson Street
Brownsburg, IN 46112-1310
- Joseph Critchlow will be at the Brownsburg Library from 10-2 on April 21st to do Caricatures for $10.00 each. He will also have his finely detailed pen and colored pencil illustrations available for purchase.
- The Scrapbasket Quilt Guild of Brownsburg will be showing their beautiful quilts which will be displayed in the central area of library plus a collection of smaller projects.
- The BPL staff Art challenge this year was Splendiferous Bookmarks. Starting with the same template, all staff were given free reign to be creative using the medium of their choice.
- KidzArt students of Tamara Cox will once again display their artwork.
- Other artists from the Brownsburg community will include: Norman Wilson-watercolors, Katie Hettenvan-photography, James Kincaid-oil paintings, and many more.
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library
Open Saturday 10am-3pm
120 Stafford Rd., Plainfield, IN 46168
- Craft for Kids from 10 am-3 pm in the Children’s Room. Stop by the Children’s Room to create a beautiful spring craft during the Hendricks County ArtsGo! event.
- “A Journey in Watercolors” – a display of artwork by Jack Ashcraft and Dick Day in the Art Gallery on the 2nd Level of the library.
Avon Public Library- Artscape Fundraiser 7-9:30 PM
498 N St Rd 267, Avon
Local artists will be featured and will offer a presentation on their work. An evening of food, art and friends.
Tickets are $15 each/$25 per couple and $20 per person at the door.
All proceeds go to the Avon-Washington Township Public Library and/or the A-WTP Endowment fund.
We are encouraging all the artists from HCAC and ArtsGo!, as well as the public, to attend this event as a networking and wrap up for ArtsGo! as well as in support of fellow artists and the library.
If you would like to make a donation to help support this event visit our page at Indiegogo!
Wisteria vine and “shrub” are just fabulous. The shrub is my hubby’s project. He keeps it trimmed so it doesn’t go everywhere. The vine is on our shelter house. I hung an old hammock for it to climb on and it has now reaching out on the old dog run as well.
The Lilac bush is at peak.
The purple of the grape hyacinths, and the violets, and the carpet of creeping phlox completes the purple presence.
The aroma therapy that is going on with all of this is just amazing. That is why I also had to include the apple tree in full bloom as well. It’s not purple, but just shouts out sweet aroma.
I put some tease photos on Twitter last evening. Those were taken on my phone and nothing done with them. These photos were taken on the big girl camera. Not all of these will make the website either. This is more of a sharing the colors and I so wish you could smell this post. Enjoy till next time…
Coming October 15th at the Hendricksco4-Hconferencecomplex This is always a fun filled day of learning and enjoying other gardeners.
Go to: HendricksCo.MasterGardenersWebsite for more information and to download the registration form.
I will be a vendor with other talented Master Gardeners at this event as well.
I hope to see you there!!
When I picked up my photo display at the http://www.eaglecreekdiscovery.org/home/earth-discovery-center , I also visited the
http://www.eaglecreekdiscovery.org/home/ornithology-center . I was told that they were releasing a green herron from a rehab facility. Seems there was nothing wrong with the two herrons and they needed to be let free. What timing! Although I missed the actual release by mere minutes, I saw one of the green herrons and then as I took a walk (hike) around the lake I one under shrubs along the edge. There was a huge tree on the ground so I leaned over the trunk to get a better shot at the herron. I also took some shots of the shoreline looking through the massive roots that made a good foreground to the landscape. Then I looked down in the water and saw the snake. Yea, me and snakes again. What is this? Kind of unfortunate that he was wrapped around this beer can for this photo 😦 . I thought maybe I should get off the log.
Saw several big blue herrons and egrets, but just too far out in the lake for me to get anything good.
So this is what I got from my hike:
If you happen to be in the area of 56 street and Eagle Creek Park,I would like to invite you to stop in at the Earth Discovery Center to view my nature photography. I am the August featured artist. Artwork is also available for sale.
I am using my blog to promote this event, because it is an important part of my life. I am a board member of the Hendricks County Arts Council, and hold their mission dear to my heart. The support of the arts is such a quality of life issue. Studies show that having a high cultural environment increases learning in children, decreases crime in communities and makes for happier social environment.
I think Hendricks County is blessed to have active arts organizations. The Central Indiana Artists support the visual arts, The Hendricks Civic Theater supports the theatrical arts and the Hendricks Symphonic Society supports the musical. The Hendricks County Arts Council is an organization that supports all of these and so much more.
Did you know that:
If it wasn’t for the Hendricks County Arts Council, there would be no Gallery on the Square. The HCAC handles the overhead costs of the gallery. The artists belonging to the co-op pay rent to the HCAC to display there, and volunteer their time to keep the gallery staffed. There are members of HCAC that also help us staff the gallery at times.
The HCAC created ArtsGO! and continues to grow and build upon several years of success in showcasing the arts around the county.
HCAC is a co-sponsor with the Hendricks Co. Convention and Visitors Bureau of the Rural Route 2 Main St. Cultural trail throughout the county.
HCAC has awarded its first annual Susan Miller Carter scholarship this past April
HCAC sponsored children’s Art Camps this summer at the gallery
There are no paid staff in this organizations board. This is a working board of Directors with dedicated people working to foster all of these activities and goals for the love of art and art appreciation.
How do we do it? with the financial support of the community. Without Sponsorships, memberships, and donations, we are dead in the water. With the contributions of money, and volunteerism the HCAC has accomplished great things in its short seven years of existence. We are growing. We are providing more and more as school budgets get less and less. As government funding gets chopped. As the economy fluctuates. We become more and more important to the community.
So please consider the quality of life in your communities by attending this great event. By purchasing raffle tickets for some great gift baskets assembled by the HCAC board members. By going away at the end of the evening knowing you are helping support the efforts of this great organization.
The evening begins at 6 p.m.
Tickets are: $25.00 individual ticket, $40.00 for two tickets, or $75.00 for Patron Tickets ( four tickets, Patron membership for 1 year, and name in program.
Tickets are available at the Gallery on the Square and each board member has tickets to sell as well.