Arts briefs for week of Nov. 29

Annual fund drive going on for art gallery

The Brown County Art Gallery Foundation is seeking end-of-year donations, which will go into the general fund.

Donations will support the annual Annis Student Art Competition and continuing work to preserve and upgrade the permanent collection. The gallery is debt-free, continues to build its endowment and to keep admission free.

Donor levels are Shulz ($10,000), Vawter ($5,000), Graf ($1,000) Hohenberger ($500) and Gallery Supporter ($50).

Donors can earmark their money go to a specific project: the general operating fund, the Mabel B. Annis Student Art Competition, the Collectors’ Showcase/Locust Lane Studio tour and the Curator’s Fund.

For more information or to donate, write to the Brown County Art Gallery Foundation, P.O. Box 443, Nashville, IN 47448; visit, email or call 812-988-4609.

Flamenco music, dancing to be performed at church

BEAN BLOSSOM — A flamenco trio from Chicago will perform at St. David’s Episcopal Church at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. The three from Chicago are David Chiriboga on guitar, Patricia Ortega singing and Luis Beltran dancing.

The concert will be preceded by a flamenco dance class for beginners and flamenco guitar class for those who play guitar, both at 4:30 p.m. For the dance class, wear hard-soled shoes; for the guitar class, bring a nylon-string acoustic guitar.

A paella dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.

This is a free event but donations are welcome.

Indiana Artists’ member exhibit at gallery

The Indiana Artists’ centennial members show and sale is featured through Friday, Dec. 15 at the Brown County Art Gallery, 1 Artist Drive.

Indiana Artists is an organization of more than 150 professional artists from Indiana engaged in all disciplines of art. Many Brown County artists were involved when the group was founded more than 100 years ago, and many local artists are in the group now.

For more information, visit or call the gallery at 812-988-4609.

Make Christmas gifts at inn’s art party

An “Art with a Twist” party will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 at Lil Black Bear Inn, 8072 State Road 46 West.

Participants will learn to create three pendants with alcohol-based inks with an experienced artist from Tri-State Artisans. The event costs $30.

For more information or to register, visit or call 812-988-2233.

Weave-in, spin-in planned 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 Saturday, Dec. 16.

Weaving and spinning experts and beginners are welcome to ask questions and to share projects and ideas at the free event.

For more information, call the library at 812-988-2850.

Winter ukulele festival set at local inn

Grand Ole Opry star Emi Sunshine and the Rain will perform during the Brown County Ukulele Festival at the Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East, in January.

Hosted by Mainland Ukes, the three-day, family-friendly festival will run from 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018.

Events include ukulele workshops for beginners to advanced-level players, evening concerts, open mics, “strum-alongs” and jamming.

Tickets for the festival are $50 (hotel stay not included); tickets include access to all concerts, open mics and workshops.

For more festival information, visit, email or call 812-988-6760.

Shared art studio space launching in town

B3 Gallery is creating a space for artists and the community to come together.

S3, the Nashville “shared studio and maker space,” will be be on the second floor of the gallery at 61 W. Main St. It is envisioned as a meeting area for artists, craftspeople, inventors, clubs, seminars, classes or individuals.

S3 will provide painting and drawing easels, an alternative process darkroom, macro photography equipment, a digital projector, a glass annealing kiln and burnout kiln, PCB etching equipment and tanks, leaded glass tools, metal forming and casting tools, electronics and robotics fabrication tools, various computer numerical control tools, a scroll saw, band saw, drill press, centrifuge, bench grinder/polisher, laser cutter/engraver, air compressor, vacuum pumps and chemistry vent hood.

The organizers are seeking “fun, energetic, enthusiastic and creative people to bring life to the space,” which is “in its infancy.”

Donations of under-utilized equipment or specialty tools also are being accepted.

For more information, call S3 at 812-369-6969, email, or visit

Studio, display space available in gallery

B3 Gallery, 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.

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.