Night photography show at gallery in new location

B3 Gallery, in a new location on the second floor of the Village Green Building, 61 W. Main St., will host a show from Thursday, Aug. 11, through Tuesday, Sept. 6. “Darkness is Relative,” features astrophotography and nightscapes from local photographer Norberto Nunes.

A reception will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 13, during the Second Saturday Village Art Walk at the gallery.

Recently awarded Best Overall Photo in the Indiana Department of Natural Resources’ photo competition, Nunes has traveled extensively. He says, “I was first introduced to the Milky Way during a trip to Crater Lake National Park in Oregon. Having a sky dark enough to see it with my naked eye, and the perfect timing and weather was nothing short of a miracle.”

Second Saturday Art Walk scheduled in August

From 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday Aug. 13, the Village Art Walk will take place in downtown Nashville. The free tour features nine galleries that will stay open until 8 p.m., offering refreshments, music and a program. Each features original, handmade local and regional art and fine crafts.

For more information, visit or call the alliance at 812-837-9607.

Brown County Art Guild hosts Art Walk events

Charlene Marsh and Zhen Zhong Duan are the featured artists at the Brown County Art Guild during August.

Marsh will conduct a painting demonstration from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 at the guild, 48 S. Van Buren St. Using her palette knife, she will show her impasto painting technique.

As the featured gallery for the August Village Art Walk, the guild will host a reception for both artists from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13. Marsh and Duan will discuss their work, and pianist Diane Rivera and cellist John Winninger will perform.

Home to the Marie Goth Estate Collection, the Brown County Art Guild includes major works by four of its founding artists, Marie Goth, V.J. Cariani, Carl Graf and Genevieve Goth Graf. The guild also features and sells the artwork of more than 50 regional member artists.

The guild is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays during August.

Art class offered for beginning oil painting

From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, artist John Barrett will teach oil painting step by step at the Brown County YMCA, 72 Willow St.

For $45 per person, all supplies are included for students to create a lakeview sunset.

Registration and payment are due at the Y by Wednesday, Sept. 14. For more information, call Shelle Hertz at 812-988-9622.

Free music series continues at Village Green

The free Pavilion Summer Music Series will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. one Saturday per month to Oct. 8.

Concerts are played at the Village Green pavilion at Jefferson and Main streets in downtown Nashville. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets.

Featured musicians are:

Aug. 20: The Kenan Rainwater Band, country doo-wop

Sept. 17: Jeff Foster, fingerstyle guitar (switched from original date of Oct. 8)

Oct. 8: Cari Ray & The Loners, Americana (switched from original date of Sept. 17)

The series is sponsored by the Johnson family, Brown County Community Foundation and Arts Village Brown County.

Two-day plein air painting workshop planned

Bloomington artist Troy Kilgore will conduct a plein air painting workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26 and 27, at the Brown County Art Gallery, 1 Artist Drive.

Kilgore has been painting en plein air for 12 years. Each day will begin with a talk and demo, then class will move into the field to paint. Kilgore will focus on values, editing, how to “see” and strategies for better starts, simplification, atmospheric perspective, color, design and composition.

Each two-day workshop costs $180. To register, visit or call 812-876-5976.

Art Alliance monthly PARTake classes set

Art Alliance Brown County’s workshops, PARTake Brown County, allow locals and visitors to learn art techniques.

Classes, taught at Chateau Thomas Winery, 225 S. Van Buren St., are informal and designed for beginners.

The class size is limited to 10; registration is recommended. The cost is $35 for Art Alliance members and $40 for nonmembers and includes a glass of wine, all materials, light refreshments and individual instruction.

Classes include:

  • Aug. 27: Sunset Landscape with Cheryl Duckworth
  • Sept. 10: Fun with Abstract led by Anabel Hopkins
  • Sept. 24: Fun with Florals led by M.K. Watkins
  • Oct. 22: Autumn Landscapes with Hopkins
  • Nov. 12: Branching Out in Acrylics with Watkins

A knitting class is also available, limited to four participants. Larger group classes are available upon request.

Sign up online at More information is available at or by calling 812-340-8781 or 812-837-9607.

Demonstrations planned for Arts in the Park

Public art grant recipients through the Arts in the Park program will conduct demonstrations and performances in Brown County State Park on select dates. Signs at park entrances will direct visitors to the day’s event.

  • 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, Anabel Hopkins painting at Horseman’s Camp area.
  • Sunday, Sept. 4, Patricia Rhoden Bartels painting Lady’s Tresses orchids at the Nature Center parking lot.
  • Sunday, Sept 25, Bartels painting Northern Blazing Star in the southern end of the park off of horseman’s trails.
  • 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, Hopkins painting at Hoosier’s Nest.
  • All day Saturday, Nov. 5, Abe Martin Lodge back porch, exhibit of paintings.

Arts commission to teach about Arts in the Park

At 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, in Brown County State Park, the Indiana Arts Commission will host a summer workshop designed to help artists create successful site-specific, community-based arts projects.

The Art of Community Engagement workshop will feature information from a professional peer artist, a naturalist and IAC staff.

While the workshop is free, attendance is limited to 30, so registration is required. To register, visit

To learn more about the Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites program, visit

Seasons holiday art and craft show planned

The Seasons Conference Center will host a holiday art and craft show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26.

Free to the public, the event is a juried fine art and craft show that includes about 40 booths. Prizes will be awarded to artists for best 2D work, 3D work and a vote for a People’s Choice Award. A light breakfast or lunch can be purchased.

For more information, call 812-342-9238.

Artists sought for art commission projects

The Nashville Arts and Entertainment Commission is looking for artists of all ages for upcoming projects. Email Nancy Crocker at for more information.

Artists sought to display work in local gallery

The Paint Box art gallery, 92 W. Franklin in Antique Alley, is seeking artists to display their work as panels become available.

Open since 1973, the gallery displays a variety of artwork.

For more information or to request an interview, call Sherry Barnett at 812-597-0039.