Downtown Galleries invite the community for a “Holiday Hello” from 5-8 p.m. tonight for the First Friday of November Art Walk.
With a number of original pieces for sale, local artists and gallery owners are hoping residents will consider giving art as Christmas gifts as the holiday shopping season officially begins.
The Open Gallery, 329 Main Street, will open These roads don’t movefeaturing works by local artist Sarah Wolfe and Christina Zimmer Robinson of Evansville.
Wolfe presents selections from two bodies of work, including a number of abstract floral pieces. Additionally, guests will see a handful of Wolfe’s anatomical works for which she has become well known – paintings of the human heart, pelvis and brain, among other “gloriously interesting innards” that are often the subject of her examination. thorough.
Robinson, who participated alongside Wolfe in a recent Indiana Arts Commission On-Ramp program, showcases artwork that focuses on her interest in the alignment of color control, structure, and harmonious relationships, and she explores various mediums and styles which include abstraction, portraiture, sculpture and textiles. work.
Wolfe describes the work for this joint exhibition as exploratory “freedom flights” from the many tasks she and Zimmer Robinson juggle as wives, mothers, and working artists.
The two artists will be on hand to discuss their work with patrons.
The exhibition will run through mid-December, with regular gallery hours from noon to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.
At Art Space Vincennes LLC, 521 Main St., the gallery will open Endable Landscapes/Small Dramasdigital drawings and photomontages by Jim Pearson, retired art professor from the University of Vincennes.
Long horizontal compositions reflect the complexity of the natural world and humanity’s impact on it, while smaller works include figurative images providing vignettes of dramas, tragedies and questions about human life – the show coming together with two interdependent themes.
Both bodies of work demonstrate the artist’s sensitivity to the expressive power of tonal value.
The resulting refinement of meaning is influenced by Pearson’s emphasis on his work during his retirement, his long history of teaching drawing and printmaking, and his training in printmaking – a discipline with rigorous demands placed upon him. were passed on by his own teachers, including Rudy Pozzatti at Indiana University where Pearson earned his MFA degree.
The gallery’s normal hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, but closed Thanksgiving weekend.
Across the street at the Northwest Territory Art Guild, 316 Main St., guild members will be showcasing fall and winter-themed artwork, featuring a special sale of pieces, various styles and supports, which will continue until December.
Normal gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Next door at Knox County Indiana Democratic Headquarters, 314 Main St., visitors will have another chance to see local artist Fernando Lozano Our rights, our freedom, our votewhich feature 13 large pieces on stretched canvas that highlight the historical difficulties that many groups have faced in the fight for the right to vote.
Nearby, Dragoon – a pop-up gallery – will be set up at 517 Main St., featuring photography with sound renditions by Ken Park. This exhibition is only available during First Friday Art Walks, with new works added every month.
The Shircliff Gallery, located at First and Harrison streets, will present Flood and shoota duo exhibition of works by Jay Ryan and Ryan Stander, two artists using printmaking techniques in their contemporary practices.
Ryan begins with pen and ink illustrations, creating whimsical images of mischievous creatures of nature frolicking in ways that reflect and question our own human behavior.
Stander’s series explores social and cultural topics through the use of indirect visual symbols, and viewers are encouraged to piece together meaning through associations rather than explicit illustration.
The gallery will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. Normal gallery hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.