Past Events and Exhibits
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 Hederafibers@mail.com.

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 julie@artseed.art, call 502-649-3320, or visit our website at www.artseed.art

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 julie@artseed.art.

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 julie@artseed.art 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

Presents:
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 julie@artseed.art or 502-649-3320.

DAVID

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 www.louisvillephotobiennial.com, 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

Present:
People and Their Passions

By:
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 www.louisvillephotobiennial.com, 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 julie@artseed.art 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

DARLINGTON PAIRS

And their new music video…
“Low”

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 www.louisvillephotobiennial.com, 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 julie@artseed.art or 502-649-3320 or www.artseed.art. 428 E. 6th Street in New Albany, IN