Past Events and Exhibits
Familiar Spaces

March 1 – April 5, 2019

Opening Reception: March 1; 5:30 – 7:30 PM


Home and Family are important words with very specific definitions, but BA painter Lee Vest and BA printmaker Edwin Breton explore the meaning of home and family beyond what can be found in a dictionary. In a series of oil paintings, drawings, and lithographs, Edwin and Lee show the audience what these concepts mean to them. These pieces attempt to impart the feeling of comfort one gets from being at home, and by the people we share spaces with.


For further information about the IUS Exhibit contact Donna Stallard at

The reception is free and open to the public. For more information contact Julie Schweitzer at or call 502-649-3320.

Moving Through

March 1 – April 5, 2019

Opening Reception: March 1; 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Please join us for our upcoming gallery exhibits. This month ArtSeed is featuring two exhibits, The Main Gallery will feature the work of Southern Indiana Painter, Dru Pilmer. The Sun Gallery will feature the work of Edwin Breton and Lee Vest both graduating BA students at Indiana University Southeast.


Dru is a Contemporary Expressionistic Abstract acrylic painter.  Born in Rhode Island, raised in Mississippi, and now calls the Greater Louisville area her home.   Her work as a voice teacher and former work as a professional actor/dancer, informs the improvisational approach she takes in her paintings, which are often described as energetic and bold. 


Her work, studies the color, emotions, and movement of energy that pulsates in the natural world.  Sgraffito marks, made by scraping through wet paint, are woven into the images and are integral to her expression.  These marks serve to remind the viewer that something is always happening in the physical energy fields of the painting; and between the viewer and the art when they occupy the same space.  Her aim is that the feeling of improvisation and movement translated into color and form reaches the viewer, evoking emotion and something of the greater mysteries of existence, human struggles, and hope. 

The reception is free and open to the public. For more information contact Julie Schweitzer at or call 502-649-3320.


Thinking Inside & Outside the Box

January 18 – February 22, 2019

Opening Reception: January 18 from 5:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M.

Please join us for our upcoming gallery exhibit. Meet Wendi Smith and Evelyn Fried our new artists, and enjoy their unique styles and approaches to working with found objects inside and outside of the box.

Both artists live and work in Corydon Indiana a short walk from the others studio. While Wendi has lived in Corydon for over 30 yrs., Evelyn and her husband, who is also an artist, are relative new comers.

Wendi Smith’s work has been exhibited regionally for over thirty years. She has been a member of local co-ops Zephyr and Pyro Gallery, and a supporter of the local arts scene. Exhibit credits include Four Star Gallery in Indianapolis, the Carnegie for the Arts in Cincinnati and Zephyr Gallery in Louisville. She has taught fine arts at Bellarmine University and Indiana University Southeast (IUS).

There are two main themes that recur in any of the work that Smith does. The first is ritual and ritual objects, which are fascinating visual subjects for her. She finds that universal work has a basis in ritual, either in execution or interpretation. The second idea is that Nature and the natural world are the subjects that matter most, not only because they provide so much of the beauty and wonder of our existence, but also because we abuse or ignore them at our peril.

Her work deals with the adaptation of ritual objects to natural subjects.  The presented work is inspired by fetish objects, created from found natural elements and simple threads and beads.  Each fetish is housed in a box, on which the object is portrayed.

Conversely, Evelyn Fried considers herself a hunter-gatherer by nature. Her works include pieces of this and that, each whispering a special something to her.  Likewise, collage has always fascinated her, pieces of this and that, coming together to start anew. She considers her work a 3D collage, a means to give new life and new meaning to the pieces that she has collected along the way.  It is playful and a little bit more.

The reception is free and open to the public. For more information contact Julie Schweitzer at or call 502-649-3320.

Ashton's Life with Cats

Book signing

February 9th, 2019 1:00 – 2:00 PM

New Albany Feeders Supply

2221 State St, New Albany, IN 47150

Ashton Beaulieu,

Author and Illustrator

Ashton Beaulieu is a 28-year-old artist who has autism and hyperacusis. She lives in Charlestown, Indiana with her mother, stepfather and her cats, Cleo and Sheba. She volunteers at JB Ogle Animal Shelter in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Ashton is and intern at ArtSeed in New Albany, Indiana and works at Rauch Industries in New Albany, Indiana.

In 2016, she began work on her book Ashton’s Life With Cats at ArtSeed

She was able to communicate perfectly when she spoke about and drew her cats.  Julie Schweitzer, ArtSeed Director, and Ashton’s life assistant, Terry Branham suggested that she write and illustrate a book about her life with her cats. 

Later that year, Terry and Julie wrote an Indiana Arts Commissions Individual Artists Grant for artists with disabilities on behalf of Ashton to get her book published.  Ashton received the grant and worked with ArtSeed and the design department at Indiana University Southeast to design and puiblish the book

Ashton’s Books and Christmas cards are available at:

For more information and dates of book signings contact: Julie Schweitzer,1931 East Spring Street. New Albany, Indiana, 502-649-3320

       This book was made possible through an Indiana Arts Commission- Individual Advancement Program Grant.

       Indiana University Southeast Design Center students: Courtney Ross, Jakob Lind, Paige St. Germain, Louis Herlihy.

       Nicholson Printing – Mike Nicholson 

SewIN Quilt and Fiber Biennial

Trolley Hop 1:00 to 4:00pm
December 8th & January 12th

ArtSeed, Inc has developed a collaborative project, Sew IN Quilt and Fiber Biennial, with The City of Albany, Schmitt Furniture, Indiana University Southeast, Purdue Polytechnic, local galleries, nonprofits, historic sites, and businesses to create the SewIN Quilt and Fiber Biennial. It is free and open to the public!

We will host a Saturday Trolley Hop on December 8 and January 12 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Fiber exhibits, lectures, festivals, and workshops will be scheduled throughout the run of the exhibits. 

The Quilts and Fiber artworks have been created by 20 national and international artists and will be displayed at 18 locations around the city of New Albany, Indiana. The city-wide exhibits will explore the traditional and contemporary roles that fiber plays in our society from a domestic art to a contemporary art form. Exhibits will include museum quality traditional historic quilts, contemporary quilts with a social message, and fiber used as a creative medium.

Walking maps will be available at ArtSeed and all host site locations. Trolleys will pickup and drop off at all locations. Suggested free parking in the New Albany City parking garage.

Hedera Fiber Festival

For Immediate Release

Hedera Fibers and Apparel, A local business in Partner with the ArtSeed art gallery on spring, is organizing a festival of local fiber, textile, and craft related businesses as apart of the Quilt and Fiber Biennial.

The Festival will be November the 10th from 8am – 4pm and the 11th from 1pm – 4pm at the Knights of Columbus Event Hall, 809 E. Main Street, New Albany, IN. There will be a fish fry and catering during the event. Applications for Vendors are currently being accepted. For more information about this juried event, please contact Hedera Fibers and Apparel at

Hedera Fiber Festival Application for Entry

Barney Bright Dedication Ceremony

Second Baptist Church
300 E Main Street, New Albany, IN 47150
10:00 AM on October 24,2018

Please join us for the dedication ceremony of the “Winged Man” by Barney Bright at the Second Baptist Church at 10:00 am in the newly renovated Underground Railroad Garden. Check out the WAVE3 coverage on the renovations and installation at the Second Baptist Church.

Nature of The Beast

Brian H. Jones and Brian Somerville
September 7, 2018- October 26, 2018
Opening Reception: September 7 th 5:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M.

Please join us for our new gallery exhibit. Meet Brian Jones and Brian Somerville, our new artists, and enjoy their unique styles and approaches.

Brian H. Jones, retired professor, taught at Indiana University Southeast for thirty-six years. He received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from Indiana University Bloomington, and received his Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Cincinnati. Jones has an extensive, international exhibition record nationall and internationally. He has participated in over fifteen artist fellowships, and served on many non-profit boards. In Brians statement he says, “This group of prints, some older and some newer, represents my journey and my responses to the natural world around me, especially now living in the middle of a forest. From older representational images to newer abstract images, that journey has and remains rewarding and enlightening. My inspiration in nature, it is now my principal teacher and I try to open my whole being to what it has to say.”

Brian Somerville is a sculptor who received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Evansville, and received his Masters of Fine Arts from Florida Atlantic University. Somerville now works out of his studio in Burns, Tennessee where he creates what he calls his “beasts.” “I sculpt beasts.” He says, “Layered with humor and personal symbolism, my creatures explore human relationships and the beast within us all.” Inspired by his experience in set design and themed construction; Somerville creates these art pieces by sculpting out of solid clay, then hollowing them out, carving intricate details, and adding mixed media additions. Before firing his “beasts,” he often spends weeks on the complex carvings. His intention is to “challenge the boundaries of an artistic experience.”

The reception is free and open to the public. For more information contact Julie Schweitzer at, call 502-649-3320, or visit our website at

The Path Taken

August 10th , 5:30-7:30 through August 31st
ArtSeed Intern and NAFC Schools Award Winning Artists
Opening reception August 10th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Intern Exhibit

Artseed is pleased to announce our Annual Intern and Student Exhibit. The artist internship program focuses on teaching ArtSeed artists interested in learning the business side of art. Our interns collectively manage exhibit installations, events, education programs, media, and press. This allows them to develop relationships that serve them as professional artists.

Student Exhibit

Each year art educators from New Albany/Floyd County Middle and High Schools select artwork to be entered in an exhibit at the Carnegie Center for Art and History. The student awards are selected by a panel of independent artists and former art educators. The cash awards are provided by The Art Awards Fund. The Art Awards Fund is made possible through donations from local business, individuals and educators.

The works featured on the Platform 22 Popup Galleries are the 2- D Best of Show Award winners from the 6 – 12 grade, 2-D First Place Award winners 10-12 grade, and the 2018 Indiana 9th Congressional District Art Competition Winner.

All of the works will be on display throughout Floyd County Parks for the next year. All of the 2-D and 3-D original award-winning artworks will be on exhibit at ArtSeed Gallery August 10 – 31, 2018.

The reception is free and open to the public

Thank you News and Tribune. We are so Proud of Ashton! We look forward to working with her and the Design Department at IUS to complete this fabulous project.

Click the image below to read the article about Ashton and her beautiful project in the Tribune!

Schmitt Furniture/ArtSeed
Little free Library Project

Allison Brook Park, 1701  Allison Lane, Jeffersonville, IN

ArtSeed in collaboration with Schmitt Furniture have created and installed three NEW Little Free Libraries in Floyd and Clark Counties. The newest library will be installed in Allison Brook Park in Jeffersonville, Indiana. The box was created by Jeffersonville Art Educator Angie Wolf’s Students: Emily Bahan, Kelci Bastin Kylie Bercot, Cayce Dean, Nicole Gomez, Kaitlyn Harvey, Isabella Siebert

We accept donations of books, music, movies, games and art to place in the boxes. If you would like to donate please bring your donation on Saturday or contact us at

Where is God When it Hurts Workshop

St. Paul’s, New Albany
1015 E Main St, New Albany, Indiana 47150
Thursday, August 9, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

Thursday, August 9 at 7:00 p.m. , St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in New Albany will be hosting a workshop entitled “Where is God When it Hurts.” The workshop will be held in the gallery exhibit of local artist, Rachael Bailey. Rachael used her art to work through her feelings of grief and loss during a difficult time in her life. The show titled “Our Distance”, expresses the feelings we all share when the ones we love are no longer beside us.

Presenters include Fr. Rick Kautz of St. Paul’s; Amy Baxley, faculty member at Mid-America College of Funeral Service; and the artist.  Using art as a jumping off point, the panel will facilitate a discussion on finding God in the midst of loss. The event will be in the Parlor of the Parish House, 1015 E. Main St in New Albany from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. The event is open to the public and there is no cost. For more information you may contact the parish office of St. Paul’s at (812) 944-0413.

Grand Opening – Kevin Hammersmith Memorial Park

St. Paul’s, New Albany
1015 E Main St, New Albany, Indiana 47150
Thursday, August 9, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

The Floyd County Parks and Recreation Department will host a grand opening celebration on Saturday, July 14th, 2018 from 10:00am – 3:00pm. There will be many family friendly activities during this day of tribute and celebration. Please join us to celebrate this wonderful project and the life of Kevin Hammersmith.

Floyd County Commissioners and Art Seed will be unveiling the Platform 22 Popup Galleries, featuring the award winning artwork of New Albany/Floyd County Students,The Schmitt Furniture Little Free Library, created by ArtSeed interns and the Stepping Stone project, created on Duke Energy day by local students!

The new park has a playground, a large shelter house, a stage theater, 3/4 mile walking track, and the Romeo Langford Basketball Court. The park is located at 4400 Lewis Endres Parkway, New Albany, Indiana.

Fiber, Fabric, and Fashion Exhibit

April 20 – June 1, 2018
Opening reception : April 20, 2018, 5:30 – 7:30 Pm
1931 E Spring Street. New Albany, Indiana 47150

Our next show, Fiber, Fabric, and Fashion, opens on April 20th, and closes on June 1st! The opening reception is on April 20th from 5:30 PM-7:30 PM at ArtSeed. Light refreshments will be served!

Meet these fabulous artists and models, shop for your Derby Day hats and accessories, and/or treat yourself! Invite a friend; groups of four get a 10% discount!

Fiber, Fabric, and Fashion will feature wearable contemporary fashions and modern fiber art. The exhibit includes established and emerging designers, fiber artists, jewelers, ceramicists, print makers, and more. The show will also feature a NEW spring line from Natures Bath, which includes Mother’s Day gift sets, spring fragrances, and Artisan-made natural bath and body products.

Exploration of Nature and Color

Rachel Olson
Graduating B.A. Student Exhibition
March 23 – April 13,2018
Opening reception on March 23, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:30

ArtSeed, in collaboration with Indiana University Southeast is pleased to host the first in a series of exhibits by IUS students. Please join us for this fabulous exhibit and to welcome Rachel into the arts community.

Rachel Olson is a graduating Indiana University Southeast Bachelor of Arts student. Her work features pastel drawings, a cyanotype textile and screen prints.Rachels exploration is abstracted and photographic in nature.

She is inspired by the flow of nature, and her work spans multiple disciplines; from printmaking to drawing. Her intention is not to create representational art, but to abstract themes found in nature.

Her first degree is in psychology and has a heavy influence on the process of her work. Her compositions are spontaneous and a reflection of her thought process. She explores and experiments with layered surfaces that create a variety of patterns emulating the constant change, growth, decay, and regeneration found in nature.

The event is free and open to the public. The gallery is located at 1931 East Spring Street, New Albany, Indiana 47150. Contact Julie Schweitzer or 502.649.3320 or Donna Stallard at 812.941.2118 for more information.

The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage in collaboration with ArtSeed

I.M.A.G.I.N.E. Peace Now Exhibition
Innovative Merger of Art & Guns to Inspire New Expression

Saturday, January 20, 2018, 6 – 9pm (Opening Reception)
Friday, March 16, 2018 (Exhibition Closes)
Kentucky Center for African American Heritage
1701 West Muhammad Ali Boulevard
Louisville, Kentucky 40203

The I.M.A.G.I.N.E. Peace Now exhibition is organized by Boris Bally, featuring decommissioned guns transformed into art objects by artists from the United States and five other countries. Bally brings together like-minded artists from around the world to make a powerful statement about gun violence in America and artistic expressions of peace. I.M.A.G.I.N.E. PEACE NOW constructs a theoretical portrait of violence — calling on themes of greed, machismo, death, systematic oppression, irony, and beauty. Each artist’s interpretation of the gun as an object is insight-fully represented.

The Little Free Library

Sponsored By:
Schmitt Furniture
At Harmony Park next to Maxwell’s House of Music
September 23rd at 1pm-3pm
With special performances by

Between the Lines, Jared Burch, and Darlington Pairs

ArtSeed, in collaboration with Ivy Tech Southern Indiana Art Club, Schmitt Furniture, Maxwell’s Music, and the Jeffersonville Parks Department, invite you to celebrate the unveiling of the newest Schmitt Furniture Little Free Library created by The Ivy Tech Art Club, “Exit 9”.
Come celebrate with us as we unveil their “music-themed” Little Free Library.
The celebration will include live music provided by Maxwell’s House of Music and refreshments.
A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange; however, the Harmony Park Little Free Library will hold music instead of books! Visitors are encouraged to bring Cd’s, tapes, music books, or sheet music to be placed in the little free library.
For more information, please contact Julie Schweitzer at or 502-649-3320.


Featuring artists:
David Becker, David Imbrogno, David Modica

September 29, 2017 through October 20, 2015.
Opening reception September 29, from 5-7pm
Music from 7 -9pm by David Scopelliti and Friends
Lecture September 28, 6-7:30pm, Jeffersonville Public Library,

David Imbrogno: One Hundred Days Project Performance

As part of the ArtSeed city wide exhibit program, we are collaborating with Louisville Photo Biennial, Brick Street Studios, and Jeffersonville Public Library to produce a series of exhibits and programming throughout Clark and Floyd Counties. The first in a series of exhibits features renowned local artists, David Becker, David Imbrogno, and David Modica. These artists are the featured exhibit at the new ArtSeed Gallery.

David Becker, Born in Louisville, KY in 1960 , was inspired at a young age by a love of the outdoors and a world as seen through the pages of National Geographic. His hope is that these found images will show both the beauty and fragileness of our environmental and societal surroundings. Becker says “Art is an act of discovery. Finding perspectives that evoke an emotional response is what drives my exploration. As a photographer I work hard to make images that freeze both time and space. Working with both color and monotone images I use space, negative space, shapes, line, tonality or color as the primary object of the image”.

David Imbrogno, former director of Bernheim Forest, artist and naturalist. His photographs are an exploration in noticing, and focusing on the natural world using photo essays, observations, photo/word poems and some random thoughts. David’s exhibit and lecture will be based on the One Hundred Days Project. “This year I am making a commitment to chronicle these mini-journeys with one hundred unique stories and photographs, from one hundred different days, all from my own little home.

Join me in this exploration of staying put, being who you are, and perhaps most importantly, being where you are” said Imbrogno.

David Modica expresses his personal vision in black and white film and prints in a traditional darkroom. He enjoys capturing places and buildings of historical significance as well as the urban landscape.

Modica’s personal work tends to be thematic and project-based. He enjoys capturing places and buildings of historical significance as well as the urban landscape. The work in the exhibit was inspired by a recent trip to Modica, Sicily.

Brick Street Studio and ArtSeed

People and Their Passions

Kimberly Carroll Raber
September 29, 2017 and runs through October 20, 2017.
Opening reception September 29, from 5-7 pm
Lecture October 5, from 6-7:30 pm

As part of the ArtSeed City Wide Exhibit program, we are collaborating with Louisville Photo Biennial, Brick Street Studios, and Jeffersonville Public Library to produce a series of exhibits and programming throughout Clark and Floyd Counties.

Kimberly Carroll Raber is a trained stone sculptor and photographer. Consequently her photographs employ more than one view in her creative process. For this photography exhibit, Raber juxtaposes portraits of artists, teachers, and friends with images that reflect their passion. Stone Carvers, Weavers, Dancers, and yoga are just few of the areas that her images explore.

The exhibit will also feature images from Raber’s personal pilgrimage in 2016 on the Camino de Santiago trail in Spain. Raber will be speaking about her journey of discovery and how it has affected her work and life at a lecture on October 5 from 6-7:00 pm at Brick Street Studio.

Exhibit, receptions and lectures are free and open to the public. For more information please contact Julie Schweitzer at or 502-649-3320.

Make a night of it and visit all of the New Albany Galleries.

ArtSeed Gallery – 1931 East Spring Street

Brick Street Gallery – 428 E. 6th Street

James Bourne Gallery – 141 East Main

Café 157 – 157 East Main


And their new music video…

Opening reception September 29, from 5-7pm
Music from 7-9pm by David Scopelliti and Friends
Video Exhibited September 29, 2017 through October 20, 2015.
Darlington Pairs Album Release Party: October 14, 7-10pm

As part of the ArtSeed city wide exhibit program, we are collaborating with Louisville Photo Biennial, Brick Street Studios, and Jeffersonville Public Library to produce a series of exhibits and programming throughout Clark and Floyd Counties.

Darlington Pairs is a New Albany based Indie Rock group specializing in original music and other cool things. The music video for their first single, “Low,” is featured on their upcoming album, “Caravan,”. There will be an album release party at ArtSeed October 14, 2017 from 7-10 pm.

ArtSeed Director, Julie Schweitzer saw the video and was immediately captured by the theme of growth, which is the mission of ArtSeed. The video will be featured on screens throughout the photo biennial exhibit, “DAVID”, at ArtSeed. Later members of the band will join with David Scopelliti and friends for a backyard concert.

Cliffy Madden, the mastermind behind the video, had this to say: “The overall theme of Low is about growing, and we wanted the video to mesmerize the viewer as you watch plants and flowers grow before your eyes. I’ve always loved tape and how unreliable it can be, randomly misbehaving in the coolest ways. I used that as my inspiration when creating all the warpiness and glitching throughout. There’s a repeating line in the song, ‘Throw a little love my way,’ which made me want to use animations conveying love in a unique way.”

The album, “Caravan,” was recorded at Goldsmith Studios in Louisville, and mixed and mastered by Skyler Bready and Cliffy Madden at Domo House Studios.
Darlington Pairs hopes to see you there, as well as at their upcoming Album Release Show on October 14th!

Exhibit, receptions and lectures are free and open to the public. For more information please contact Julie Schweitzer at or 502-649-3320 or 428 E. 6th Street in New Albany, IN