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Two exhibits coming up

Artscape%20image%201The first event occurs this Saturday (tomorrow) at the Avon Washington Township Library.  This is a fundraising event to provide the library with operating funds.  I will be joined with four other artists.

The featured artists for Artscape @ Your Library include: Rose Richard – Photography, Larry Leffew – Watercolor, Karen Pedevilla – Clay Petals, Bonnie Stahlecker – The Book as Art, Shirley Adams – Fabric Art, Herron Art School Students – Eclectic Exhibit and musical entertainment by Backburner Trio – Jazz Combo and Liza Russell – Violinist.  Enjoy sweet and savory appetizers, champagne punch, and coffee while supporting the library.  This fund raising event is hosted by the A-WTPL Guild to increase funding for current and future library services.  You may purchase tickets for an evening filled with art, food, fun and fundraising:

At the door: $20 per person In Advance: $15 per person or $25 per couple Advance tickets may be purchased at the library or by calling 272-4818

ArtsGo! FlyerThe second event is ArtsGo!  this event is sponsored by the Hendricks County Arts Council.  For a full list of artists and their locations please click the flyer at right to take you to the web page.


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ArtsGo! Hendricks County Arts Council/ Rural Route 2 Main St. Spring event

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.

ArtsGo! 2012 will be held on Saturday, April 21st from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
at the following locations:

  1. Hendricks Regional Health YMCA – Avon, Indiana
  2. Artistic Designs Gallery – Brownsburg, Indiana
  3. Frazee Gardens – Brownsburg, Indiana
  4. One Room School – Pittsboro, Indiana
  5. Gallery On The Square – Danville, Indiana
  6. Blanton House – Danville, Indiana
  7. Hot Blown Glass Studio – Clayton, Indiana
  8. Chateau Thomas Winery – Plainfield, Indiana
  9. Stahlecker/Morrison Studio – Plainfield, Indiana

For more information on the event or participation, contact Sloan Shockley at slnshocks@gmail.com or Joan King Kisner at jkkisner@hotmail.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)
Lynne Medsker
Margaret Soucy-Lowry
Marci Alvis Slinski

Brownsburg Library
Barbara Rogers

Frazee Gardens
Brenda Foreman
Dana Wright-Wiggins
Larry Leffew
Janis Brunner

Gallery On The Square
Joan Kisner
Marti McCoy
Bob Bowman
Alan Poorman
Jerri Crosby
Rose Richard
Dan & Sue Gillock
Sue St. John

Blanton House
Christine Ardelean
Violet Keller
Marylou Hudkins
Darlene Keller
Bonnie Rose Smith
Also offering a “Make and Take” craft area for kids

Chateuax Thomas
Melissa Morgan
Bill Leisch
Darla Aniline
Shirley Adams
Tiffany Haulton

Private studio:
Bonnie Stahlecker and David Morrison

Private studio: Hot Blown Glass
Lisa Pelo – Owner
Alica Stephens – Painter
Ryan Blake – Clay

One Room School
Lynde Edwards
Doris Martin
Bob Thayer

Hendricks Regional Health YMCA
Shirley Woolard
Lola McElyea
Donna Nolan-Sanders

Performances by: 
Hendricks Symphonic Society – performance from 1-2pm at the YMCA/Avon
Hendricks Civic Theatre
Local musicians

Community Events:

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!


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