Featured Events and Exhibits
Spirit of the Horse & Fish Out of Water

April 12 – May 16, 2019

Opening reception: April 12th 5:30 – 7:30 PM

ArtSeed, 1931 East Spring Street, New Albany, Indiana

Kimara Wilhite developed a love of nature and the outdoors from a childhood spent camping with her Grandparents. Her Grandfather was an avid photographer of nature, and she inherited his passion. She is always inspired by dramatic light and capturing fleeting moments of nature.

Kimara loves to travel and finds great joy in capturing nature around the world. She is a member of the Professional Photographers of America, Equine Photographers Network, Louisville Visual Art Association, and Art Seed Gallery in New Albany, Indiana. Her work has been published in magazines and exhibited in numerous exhibitions throughout the United States.

Larry Beisler’s Inspiration for his stone sculptures comes mostly from nature. Carving is his greatest love. He has no preconceived idea as to what he is going to create but lets the stone tell him what it has to reveal.

Beisler says,” I believe that my love and desire to carve engages my conscious with my subconscious in a physical way that I really can’t explain. When I start carving a new stone I don’t usually have a subject or image in my mind. Sometimes the stone doesn’t connect with me ….so I put it aside and I put it in the back of my mind. Either through my conscious imagination or by way of my dreams the image or idea will start to emerge.”

Larry lives and creates near Elizabeth, Indiana. He is an award-winning artist and has exhibited widely in the Kentuckiana area. His work is included in numerous public and private collections and his large bas-relief sculpture, located in Corydon, Indiana, was part of the Millennium Project

Work from the Ohio

March 2 – April 27, 2019

Opening reception: April 12th 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Kleinhelter Gallery, 701 East 8th Street, New Albany, Indiana

Artist Ray Kleinhelter has long been inspired by the Ohio River, even refurbishing an old cruiser to be a floating studio. Kleinhelter’s paintings and drawings balance between description of the river and its shoreline, and a concern for abstract order. His gift for color and rhythmic composition make his work a vital addition to the long roll call of artists selecting the Ohio River Valley as their principal subject matter. This show is a part of AFLOAT: an Ohio River Way of Life, a year-long project that celebrates the life and work of Harlan Hubbard and the Ohio.

Kleinhelter Gallery is new to New Albany. The creation of this impressive gallery space from the decrepit shambles of a 100-plus-year-old building has been a labor of love — as well as a Herculean undertaking for Ray and his wife Gina, who is also an artist and their two adult children Grace and Zach.

Whatever Works

April 12 – May 31, 2019

Opening reception: April 12th 5:30 – 9:00 PM

Artist Talk: April 27th 12:00 PM

Closing Reception and GSA Coffeehouse event: May 31st  5:00 – 9:00 PM

Brick Street Studios, 428 East 6th Street, New Albany, Indiana

Chelsea Harris is a recent graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she earned her B.F.A. of Fine Arts.

Whatever Works is a collection of paintings and drawings produced in the

tenuous period following Harris’s college graduation. Ranging from figures, plein-air landscapes, still lives, and pet portraits, these works are often connected only by the condition that they were completed during a period of life transition.

This exhibition chronicles the first two years since she completed her degree. Here, Harris offers an uninhibited view of whatever works she was able to produce, while faced with the challenge of entirely self-determined studio practice. ” The Only Rule is Work”

Chelsea Harris is currently serving as the Youth and Family Program Assistant at the Speed Art Museum and studio assistant to a painter, Gaela Erwin. Harris has been selected to serve as the May 2019 Artist in Residence for COLLIDER, the South Central Regional Library’s artist-in-residence program.

For more information about her upcoming residency see http://www.lfpl.org/collider/

For images see website: chelseaharrisart.com

Chew on This : What Divides Us?

April 23 , 2019 6:30 – 8:30 P.M

114 E. Market St, New Albany, In 47150

ArtSeed is pleased to announce that we have been selected to host one off six Chew on This events, a statewide dinner party inviting Hoosiers to share a meal and talk about how we relate to each other across boundaries. Chew on This is a program designed by Indiana Humanities to use the power of food and drink as a convener of people and catalyst for conversation to inspire thoughtful discussion on engaging topics. The topic for this program is What Divides Us?

Downtown New Albany’s historic business district is experiencing a renaissance. It is an ideal time for thoughtful dialog among residents, businesses, and the community. This is a non-partisan event, political advocacy is non- allowable.

Pints & Union, our host for the evening seeks to put conversation and education back into the pub experience. Their mission, decor, and daily operation is aimed at creating the traditional public house that is a neighborhood gathering spot and nerve center of the community

Facilitator, Roger Baylor, leveraged a philosophy degree from IUS into an offbeat and successful service industry career. He learned that a bartender is the ultimate orchestra conductor, traffic cop, and facilitator in the community. Sometimes controversial, Roger has been instrumental in starting the conversation surrounding community issues. Roger is a writer for Food and Dining Magazine, LEO, New Albany Tribune, and NA Confidential.

For more information contact Julie Schweitzer at julie@artseed.art or call 502-649-3320