Art briefs for week of June 21

Make jewelry at state park Nature Center

From April to July, artist-in-residence Amy Greely will lead jewelry-making workshops from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 24 and Saturday, July 15 at Brown County State Park’s Nature Center.

Part of an Arts in the Parks grant, the workshops include a 10 a.m. hike to explore the understory of the forest floor to provide inspiration.

Free drawing workshop planned at library

From 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 24, Gillian Harris will lead adults in a free class in graphic drawing, a highly detailed form of art, at the Brown County Public Library.

All supplies will be provided. Registration is required. Call the library at 812-988-2850.

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Paint flowers at pARTake workshop

M.K. Watkins will teach a Fun With Florals pARTake workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 24 at the Brown County Community Foundation, 209 S. Van Buren St.

Presented by Art Alliance Brown County, it costs $40 per person or $35 per alliance member.

To learn more, visit or call 812-703-0039.

Plein air workshop at state historic site

BELMONT — Watercolor artist Betty Wagoner will teach a workshop outdoors at T.C. Steele State Historic Site from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 8.

For adults and mature teens, the program is free with standard admission, which is $7 per adult, $6 per senior, $4 per child age 3 to 17. Supplies are provided and registration is required. Call 812-988-2785.

Artists can apply to be on studio tours

Applications are being accepted for the 19th annual Back Roads of Brown County studio tour. A juried event, the October tour is founded and produced by local artists.

Download applications at For more information, email Jonathan Bolte at or call 812-325-5925.

June artists bring stained glass, jewelry to gallery

The work of stained glass/photography artist Anne Ryan Miller and jeweler Elizabeth Parrock will be on display in June at Hoosier Artist Gallery, 45 S. Jefferson St.

Miller is known for her multi-layer copper overlay technique within stained glass. Parrock designs pins, pendants and other items with beads, stone cabochons, silver, bronze, copper and Native American off-loom weaving techniques.

Oil and watercolor artists featured at guild

Artwork by James Oblack of Nashville and Mary Riley of Franklin are the focal point at the Brown County Art Guild, 48 S. Van Buren St., during June.

Oblack earned a degree in geology in 1975 with a minor in art. After he studied watercolor with Luke Buck, it soon became his medium of choice. Now semi-retired, Oblack became a member of the guild in 2016.

Drawing and printmaking were the beginning of Riley’s artistic explorations. Now, oil on canvas is her preferred method. She became a member of the guild in 2016.

During June, the guild is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 812-988-6185 or visit

Prayer urns on exhibit at gallery

A show featuring ceramic prayer urns by Jama Young will run through Wednesday, July 5, at B3 Gallery, 61 W. Main St. on the second floor.

Young, A New Castle native and resident of Plainfield, says, “It’s my mission in life to promote spiritual health and introduce people to meditation and prayer.”

“Prayer Urns, Hope Series No. 2” is a collection of urns designed to hold prayers, hopes, burdens and thoughts written on paper. The papers can then be lit, allowing the prayers to release in the smoke. Young has also created a custom incense which can be burned in the urns.

Young also creates sculptural pieces and ornaments with spiritual messages.

The gallery, on the second floor of the Village Green Building, represents Indiana-made artwork for more than 30 local artists. For more information, call the gallery at 812-988-6675.

Impressionistic painting workshop set for July

Two award-winning painters, Patricia Rhoden Bartels and Kathy Blankenheim, will teach “secrets of painting like an Indiana master” over three days in July.

Participants will learn basic design, color theory and painting techniques, with an emphasis on the history of impressionism in Indiana art. The workshop is suitable for beginner and experienced painters of any age.

It will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 12 to Friday, July 14 at the Brown County Art Gallery on Artist Drive. The cost is $300.

Reserve a spot online at or call 812-988-4609.

Weave-in, Spin-in planned monthly at library

Weavers and spinners of all skill levels can bring looms, spindles and wheels to the Brown County Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, July 15 and Aug. 19.

Weaving and spinning experts and beginners are welcome to ask questions and to share projects and ideas at the free events for teens and adults. No registration is needed.

With questions, call the library at 812-988-2850.

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.

On the corner of Jefferson and Franklin, the gallery displays a variety of artwork.

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

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

Wonders of Watercolor workshop planned

Cathy Haggerty will lead a watercolor workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at the Brown County Community Foundation, 209 S. Van Buren St.

Presented by Art Alliance Brown County, the workshop costs $40 per person or $35 per alliance member.

To learn more, visit or call 812-703-0039.

Jazz concert coming to T.C. Steele in August

BELMONT — Craig Brenner, a jazz, blues and boogie-woogie pianist and composer, will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6 at T.C. Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road. The event is part of the Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites concert series. For more information, visit or

Create a collage with mixed media

Dixie Ferrer will lead a mixed media collage workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Brown County Community Foundation, 209 S. Van Buren St.

Presented by Art Alliance Brown County, the pARTake workshop will use a mix of materials, textures and surfaces. It costs $40, or $35 for Art Alliance members.

To learn more, visit or call 812-703-0039.

Village Pavilion Music Series returns

The town of Nashville will again host a free public concert series at the Village Pavilion at Main and Jefferson streets through October. Bring a lawn chair.

Aug. 19 — Kade Puckett, fingerstyle guitarist, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Sept. 16 — Hamilton Creek bluegrass quartet (after the outhouse races), 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Oct. 14 — Celtica Irish quartet, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Oct. 21— Brown County High School Ensemble

The Pavilion Music Series is sponsored by the Johnson Family Fund through the Brown County Community Foundation.

With questions, call Tim Meyer at 317-442-3047.

Back Roads of Brown County tours scheduled

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily during October, 24 artists will open their studios to the public in 15 locations around Brown County.

Visitors can meet artists, watch them work, explore their studios and buy a variety of handmade work directly from artists.

A free map is available at the Visitors Center downtown or at Some studio hours vary and are listed on the map. For more information, visit the website.