Nature of The Beast

Artist Lecture with Brian Jones and Brian Somerville
Location is at ArtSeed from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
October 5th, 2018

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

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.