Virtual Exhibit

S. Leann Watson
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Don’t leave this new exhibit on “RED”

Artists featured in this exciting new Arts Council exhibit were given one parameter — the only color they could use was red.

The result was “RED,” a striking new style of exhibit in Downtown Evansville. Thirty-seven artists created the 47 entries you can see below or in-person at the Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery.

This juried exhibit is available to view in-person until March 2. The next exhibits in the gallery include “Young at Art,” “Caliber,” and “Literally.”

If you are interested in purchasing the pieces below, or have any questions, please contact Gallery Director Andrea Adams ([email protected])

Links to other virtual galleries:

La Vida (2022)
On Ramp (2022)
Juneteenth (2022)
Art in the City (2022)
Art Noir (2022)

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Check out this new exhibit that combines the telephone game with textile art

Dawn Murtaugh explains the new telephone textile art exhibit

A group of textile artist banded together during lockdown to create a new exhibit inspired by the children’s game of telephone.

You remember the game: One person says something to one person, and that person repeats the phrase to the next, repeated several times until the phrase morphed into something different by the end.

Fifteen members of Studio Art Quilt Associates Indiana chapter decided to play their own version. Over a period of five months, three groups of five artists worked together. One artist would submit a photo, which was interpreted into a quilt by another, that artist took a photo of their quilt and then sent that to another, ultimately resulting in four interpretations of the original photo. The end result is 60 quilts, inspired by 15 photographs. None of the artists were shown the original photos before, or during the process.

“The collaborative experience of a single photo evolving through four interpretations brought an awareness of how we see life from our own perspective, are inspired by others, and share our vision of the world through our own creativity. The results were surprising, sometimes quizzical, but always insightfully creative,” according to an exhibit statement provided by SAQA-IN. Each piece has includes an artists statement to explain their thought process. As part of a new initiative at ARTSWIN, artist statements and entry tags are available in both English and Spanish.

You can view the exhibit April 19-April 30. A closing reception for the show is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, April 30.

Studio Art Quilters Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the art quilt. https://www.saqa.com/

See something you would like to purchase? Email Andrea Adams at [email protected] for more information.

Various students
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Explore the 2022 Young at Art exhibit in person and online now

Young at Art is one of the favorite exhibits of ARTSWIN staff, and for good reason. The exhibit features more than 200 entries from area K-8 students. These young artists create without inhibitions, embracing a bright color palette and no self-imposed restrictions on their creativity.

You can see Young at Art in person now until April 1 at Arts Council’s Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery located at 212 Main St. in Downtown Evansville. The gallery is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. ARTSWIN invites the community to attend a reception for the exhibit 2:30-4 p.m. Saturday, March 12 — weather permitting.

If you have any questions about any of the pieces, please contact Gallery Director Andrea Adams by email here, or by calling the gallery at 812-303-3178.