On Dec. 7, Indiana Landmarks’ First Friday gallery show doubles as a holiday bazaar where visitors can immediately take home what they buy.
The one-day show and sale staged by Indiana Plein Air Painters Association features landscapes and still lifes by more than a dozen artists, including Beverly Bruntz, Mary Ann Davis, Corrine Hull, Pam Newell, Donna Shortt and Karen Stanley, as well as affordable prints, note cards, jewelry and scarves. Plein air artists create their works outdoors, on the scene, rather than from photographs. All artists will be present, so visitors can get background information on the art.
To make holiday art shopping easier, Indiana Landmarks joins with The Stutz, Harrison Center, & Gallery 924 to provide a shuttle that circulates among the galleries that evening.
Complimentary snacks and beverages will be available during the free First Friday opening, 6-9 p.m., on December 7, when you can also tour Indiana Landmarks Center at 1201 Central Avenue in Indianapolis. Built as a Methodist church in the nineteenth century, the restored and adapted structure holds theaters and a reception hall in addition to the gallery and Indiana Landmarks’ headquarters.
Indiana Landmarks’ annual December concert, The Holly and the Ivy, on December 13 features traditional and contemporary holiday music starring the restored 1892 organ, joined by piano, handbells, and professional singers. The performers invite the audience to sing along on favorite carols under the soaring dome of the Grand Hall, where colored lights and snowflakes alternate to suit the music.
The concert features performances by pianist and organist Randy Frieling and organist Mark Herman. They will be joined by Phoenix Park-Kim on piano, the Circle City Ringers handbell ensemble, sopranos Diana Huntoon, Jennie Fights and Kayla Shoemaker, and baritone Rick Vale.
WHAT: First Friday Art Show: Indiana Plein Air Painters Holiday Show & Sale
WHEN: Dec. 7, 6-9 p.m.
WHERE: Indiana Landmarks’ Rapp Family Gallery, 1201 Central Ave.
WHAT: The Holly & The Ivy Holiday Concert
WHEN: Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Indiana Landmarks’ Grand Hall, 1201 Central Ave.
COST: $17 per person; $14 for Indiana Landmarks members; free for children age 10 and under.
TICKETS: Open seating; no reserved seats; Tickets are available at the door or at hollyandivy2018.eventbrite.com, or by calling 317-639-4534
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Contact: Mark Szobody, Director of Special Events, email@example.com, 317-639-4534.
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