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Children's Summer Art Camp | Garden Art

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Amanda Mathis is a fine artist working mostly in acrylics. She lives, paints and exhibits in the historic artists' colony of Nashville, Indiana. The style of work has been labeled "primitive" but Mathis prefers the term "educated primitive."

Amanda also has a 30 year career as a teacher, specializing in children and beginner adults.

Amanda will be bringing her talents to the Art Gallery this summer as our art instructor for the Art Education Studio, teaching both students and beginners.

Amanda Mathis will be leading our new children's summer art camp "Brown County Garden Art", for children ages K-6th grade. Young artists will gather inspiration from the abounding natural beauty of our surroundings, as all artist do that visit Brown County. Found objects and painting media will be used.
Observation of the natural art around us, use of media, and how the creation of art brings fun and enjoyment will be emphasized during this week of art.

DATES:July 18 - 22
TIMES: 9am - Noon
BRING: Snack
COST: $72 per child, sibling discount available
SIGN UP: Call the Gallery at 812.988.4609 for more details

 

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Welcome to the Brown County Art Gallery

We are well into a year of celebration at the historic Brown County Art Gallery. We are in our 90th year and the State of Indiana is celebrating its Bicentennial. We have a full calendar of events, with more being added. We also have a new monthly newsletter you can receive by email so please find the spot on our web site to sign-up. We will alert you to all of our upcoming events, but let you know about what new treasures have arrived at the Gallery.

We are enjoying our newly expanded spaces and the many new visitors we are seeing each day. A schedule of workshops is in the works, including classes for children and those popular "Learn to Paint while enjoying Wine" events...We are calling ours "Burgundy and Brush"....perfect for a fun evening or great entertainment for a wedding shower! Keep in touch!

38th annual Indiana Heritage Arts Annual Exhibit

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Indiana Heritage Arts is a month long exhibit show and sale of paintings, one of the largest in the Midwest, that attracts thousands of art lovers June 11 through July 2.

Over 130 artists enter art work to be juried and selected for hanging. All paintings are for sale, between prize money and purchase awards, artists in 2015 received $53,000.

The popular People's Choice award of $500 will be awarded at the close of this year's show to the artist garnering the most votes from the viewing audience.

The IHA Directors' Purchase Award this year will honor the late Dick Ferrer, a former board member and artist whose work often hung in past years in the annual shows. Indiana Heritage Arts has acquired a permanent collection of more than 15 paintings that hang in the IHA space in the Brown County Art Gallery.

Jim Ross, Indianapolis gallery owner and long-time IHA show organizer, said, "Our show's goal is to encourage artists of today who are working in the traditional style made renown by Hoosier artists painting in the late 1800s and early 1900s in Brown County." He added that it was an honor for IHA to recognize outstanding artists.