Arts briefs for week of Nov. 9

Exhibit of Hoosier folk art coming to library

An opening reception for the traveling exhibit “Indiana Folk Arts: 200 years of Tradition and Innovation” will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday Nov. 11, in a lower-level meeting room of the Brown County Public Library. The event will include presenter Jon Kay of Traditional Arts Indiana.

The display celebrates the culture and heritage of Indiana and explores work of artists whose crafts represent the state’s historical narrative.

The exhibit will be on display during regular library hours Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12 and 13.

PARTake class focuses on acrylic painting

From 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, M.K. Watkins will teach a PARTake class in “Branching out in Acrylics,” which will cover fall/winter tree scenes and other subjects.

The class at Chateau Thomas Winery, 225 S. Van Buren St., costs $40 per person and includes all materials, beverages and snacks.

Watkins has been an art instructor for more than 20 years and an art specialist with the disabled. She is vice president of Art Alliance Brown County and a member of the Back Roads Studio Tour.

For more information, visit or call 812-340-8781.

Nov. 12 is final Village Art Walk of the year

From 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday Nov. 12, the final 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 venue features original, handmade local and regional art and fine crafts, as well as items for the holidays.

Brochures with maps are available at the Visitors Center downtown and local galleries. For more information, visit or call the alliance at 812-837-9607.

Plein air painters to have reception at gallery

From 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, an opening night reception will take place at the Brown County Art Gallery, 1 Artist Drive, for the Indiana Plein Air Painters bicentennial members exhibition.

The show will be on exhibit through Nov. 26.

Family Treasures exhibit, sale at local gallery

The Brown County Art Gallery Foundation will host its annual “Family Treasures Sale: Time to Share” exhibit and sale this month.

Paintings will go on display Wednesday, Nov. 16 and the sale will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. Interested buyers can put their names in envelopes to purchase a painting at the stated price. Names will be drawn Saturday to determine the buyers. Partial proceeds will benefit the gallery foundation.

Offerings include a T.C. Steele painting, “Mt. Okemo, Vermont 1877,” from the Fletcher family of Indianapolis. The painting has been in the family for nearly 130 years and is in its original condition with its original frame.

Other paintings include a Will Vawter piece depicting his Nashville studio and a large Adolph Shulz of a Brown County scene that at one time was part of the gallery’s permanent collection. Work by E.K. Williams, Georges LaChance, Gustave Baumann, Leota Loop and more also are in the show and sale.

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.

The juried fine art and craft show includes about 40 booths. Admission is free. 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.

Studio, display space available in gallery

B3 Gallery, in a new location at 61 W. Main St., is seeking additional Hoosier artwork to display.

All varieties of 3-D work are sought, as well as 2-D space for artists not currently affiliated with a local gallery.

Studio space also is available for artists who need a dedicated space to work, to give demonstrations or classes and to display their work.

For more information, stop by the gallery, call 812-988-6675 or visit

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.

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.