Explore the new On-Ramp exhibit online

The newest ARTSWIN exhibit is a collaborative show curated by four artists who went through entrepreneurial training with the Indiana Arts Commission.

Southwest Indiana artists Joshua Bronaugh, Christina Robinson, Sarah Wolfe, and Zak Will have 40 entries on display int he Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery.

The exhibit is up until Aug. 26. A reception and concert are scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. Buck Rogers Clark will be performing On The Roof from 6-8 p.m. The concert and reception are free to attend and open to all ages. There will be a cash-only bar. 

For more information or to purchase a piece, please contact Gallery Director Andrea Adams.

Learn how to submit art for a new Juneteenth exhibit from ARTSWIN and EAAM

The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana and the Evansville African American Museum are partnering on a fine arts exhibit in honor of the newest national holiday, Juneteenth.

“Lift Every Voice” is an exhibit celebrating Juneteenth and Black joy, but also an exhibit that will examine the ongoing struggle for social justice. Artists are encouraged to submit work around this theme, or to help educate the public about Juneteenth, the black experience, or the history of social justice in our country.

Juneteenth is a federal holiday on June 19 commemorating the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans.

Entry for this exhibit is a bit different. This exhibit will require each participant to be a member of the Evansville African American Museum. For more information and instructions how to pay museum member dues can be found on their website here. There are no other fees to enter this exhibit.

Accepted work will be displayed at Arts Council’s Bower Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery from June 14 to July 15. There will be a reception on June 18 with a special On The Roof concert featuring Soul n the Pocket following the reception.

Here are some important dates if you’re interested in participating in this special exhibit.

  • June 1: pre-registration deadline
  • June 3: artwork drop-off
  • June 14 – July 15: Exhibit dates
  • June 18: Reception
  • July 18: Artwork pickup

Detailed information on this exhibit is available in the prospectus.

Atención: Próximamente material en español.

Calling all bands and musicians: We want your info

Help us help you get booked! The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana seeks contact information for Evansville-area bands and musicians to aid in booking and promotional efforts. In a normal year, the Arts Council regularly books bands and musicians of all genres (On The Roof, Brown Bag, gallery shows, exhibit openings). The Arts Council also hosts a recorded music series, Pocket City Songs, and will soon launch an arts-focused podcast and music blog to highlight original music acts in the region. The Arts Council is also often solicited by other organizations and groups about helping find bands and musicians to book for their events.

By providing this information, it doesn’t guarantee you will be booked for any of the above events or programs, but it will certainly help and it also gives the Arts Council a better view of the musical community in the region.

Megan Thorne
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Arts Council reopening information

Arts council reopening information

Pandemic By Megan Thorne

The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana will reopen the Bower Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery on Tuesday, June 30 with a new exhibit, Unsheltered.

The Arts Council will limit the amount of people allowed in the gallery to 20 at a time. Masks are required to enter the gallery.

The gallery hours for the summer season are Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and open for appointments on Mondays.

To allow people to see the Unsheltered exhibit outside of daytime business hours, the gallery will be open noon-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 8. For those who wish to view the exhibit, but aren’t able to visit the gallery in person, the Arts Council will have a virtual exhibit on artswin.org beginning next week.

The Unsheltered exhibit features more than 80 entries made by local artists during the stay-at-home order. The eclectic mix showcases how local artists channeled the pandemic into art.

The Arts Council will be closed July 3.

Posted: June 25, 2020

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Brown Bag Series returns Jan. 22 with Larry Miller

Larry Miller

The Brown Bag Performance Series is a free program offered to the community by the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, occurring at noon on Wednesdays at the Arts Council’s Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery at 212 Main St. in Downtown Evansville.

Larry Miller will perform various Euro Pop and American Swing songs on accordion on Jan. 22.

Brown Bag is a lunchtime series that encourages patrons to bring their food and enjoy free performances in the Arts Council’s Bower Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery. Brown Bag performances are scheduled for every Wednesday at noon from Jan. 22 to April 29. Entry is free, but seating is limited.

Brown Bag is made possible by the support of Schultheis Insurance Agency, Inc.

The first four performances are:

Jan. 22: Larry Miller – Euro pop and American Swing on accordion
Jan. 29: The Shade Tree Players – mountain, gospel, and folk music
Feb. 5: Art the Dude – 78 records, live covers, and original material
Feb. 12: Monte Skelton, Gina Moore, and Bob Green celebrate Valentines

The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana is located in Downtown Evansville at 212 Main St.

For more information:
Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana
212 Main St. Evansville, IN
812-303-3178
[email protected]