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What's Happening at Arts Place Blackford County Arts Center

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Daily from July 25, 2016 until September 8, 2016

September 11, 2016

September 18, 2016

October 1, 2016

October 8, 2016

August 29, 2016

September 25, 2016

Monthly, every second Saturday, from September 10, 2016 until May 13, 2017

Location: 107 West Washington Street, Harford City, Indiana

Phone: 260-726-4809

Email: jswoveland@artsland.org

Link: http://www.artsland.org

Event Description

June 14, 2016 Updated Aug 26, 2016 at 1:21 PM EDT

Arts Place Blackford County Arts Center will be hosting its 4th Annual SummerFest Juried Art Show. The show will be open July 25 through September 8, 2016.

Works in any 2D medium, including photography qualify for entry.(No 3D at this time) All works must be original and must be ready to exhibit (i.e. framed ready to hang/no saw tooth hangers) and completed within the last 5 years. Applicants must be resident of Indiana. Judging will be done by Tetia Lee, Executive Director of the Tippecanoe Arts Federation. Completed entry form and non-refundable fee of $35 need to be received no later than July 13, 2016. Each artist may enter up to three pieces for the $35 fee. Forms can be picked up at Arts Place in Portland, IN, at the Blackford County Arts Center in Hartford City, or online at artsland.org.

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Arts Place, Blackford County Arts Center will begin Artworks classes August 13. The Blackford County Arts Center is located at 107 West Washington Street, Hartford, Indiana. Registration forms are available online at www.artland.org. For more information or to register contact Amy Day, Center Director at 765-348-4154.

Pour Painters with Susie Burns is a class that experiments with different techniques of acrylic painting. Class fee is $25 which includes one glass of wine and will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, August 13.

Handbuilding with Clay with Leslie Newton is a class that will teach students, ages 15 and older the basics of the three main hand building techniques: pinch, coil, and slab construction. Class fee is $50 and will be held from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. or from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. August 15, 16 and 22.

Handbuilding with Clay with Leslie Newton is open for ages 10 to 14. This class will teach the basics of the three main hand building techniques: pinch, coil, and slab construction. Class fee is $25 and will be held from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. August 15, 16 and 22.

Pour Painters with Anne Maddox is class that will experiment with different techniques of acrylic painting. Class fee is $25 which includes one glass of wine and will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, September 10.

Needle Felting with Carol Tropf is a class that will create a needle felt landscape. Class fee is $25 plus materials and will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, August 23.

Needle Felting with Carol Tropf is a class that will create a needle felt 3D seashell. Class fee is $25 plus materials and will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, August 24.

Pour Painters with Ann Johnson is a class that will experiment with different techniques of acrylic painting. Class fee is $25 which includes one glass of wine and will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, October 8.

Writer’s Cafe with Willow Cross is a 3 hour, two part seminar intended to encourage and aid the novice writer in their desire to pen and publish their first novel. Part I of the series will focus on writing techniques, character development, chapter mapping, and plot building. Part II will cover the wide variety of publishing opportunities available in today’s market including how to query an agent, what to expect in a publishing deal, avoiding the sharks in the industry, and all things relevant to successful self-publishing. Class is for ages 15 and up and will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, September 11 and 18.

Dancing with a Brush: Watercolor Simplified will be taught by Ann Johnson local artist and former owner of F.B. Fogg. Johnson will teach her ever-popular, simplified approach to analogous and direct water color methods. She will emphasize values, good design, and composition as you create a painting from start to finish. You’ll also learn to paint with Limited palettes using no more than five colors, to mix beautiful grays to enhance your paintings, and to draw using a template for design and composition. Any subjects may be painted in the workshop, including landscapes, floral, animals, and people. Open to novices as well as advanced painters. Class fee is $85 and will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 1.

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Arts Place is currently accepting registrations for music lessons through its MusicWorks program. Lessons will be offered at the Blackford County Arts Center located at 107 West Washington Street, Hartford City and the Portland Center located at 131 East Walnut Street, Portland. Registration forms and brochures are available at both centers, by phone at 866-539-9911, or online at artsland.org.

Lessons begin August 29 and continue through May of 2017 for a total of 33 weeks. All classes meet weekly at Arts Place. Priority registration for the fall ends August 15. After that date, students will be accepted on a space-available basis. Scholarships are available based on financial need and may be applied for at any time.
Students enrolled in individual lessons may join any one ensemble for free.

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Arts Place Blackford County Arts Center hosts a free event the second Saturday of every month. After a short break for summer, Second Saturday will kick off Saturday, September 10 and the second Saturday of every month thereafter. On September 10, several Ball State art students will be leading two of the art activities. For more information call Amy Day, Center Director at 765-348-4154. Children in Kindergarten through 6th grade are invited for a “Make-It and Take-It” activity. Children and families may attend the activity any time between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Arts Place Blackford County Arts Center will be accepting free-will donations to cover the cost of supplies.

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Arts Place, Blackford Center will feature the artwork of Lynne Medsker September 19 through October 14. The exhibit is titled Wood, Stone, Metal. There will be a free reception open to the public from 2 p.m. to 4 .m. September 25.
Born in Cumberland, Indiana, Medsker spent each summer boating, skiing, swimming and enjoying the natural surroundings. Nature and geometry play a part in much of her artistic creations which can be seen in her published coloring books, photography and mixed media art pieces.
“Since childhood numbers, geometry, and the intricate patterns of words and language, have held a spell on me that continues to this day. Spending much of my youth outdoors also developed a deep love and appreciation of nature” says Medsker.
This exhibit is an accumulation of many things. Medsker has had a life-long interest for rocks in all forms, driftwood, and other treasures of nature. Medsker says she “has an interest in transforming discarded and unused items into things of beauty.”
For more information about this exhibit contact Center Director, Amy Day at 765-348-4154.




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