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June Newsletter

remembers the Men and Women

who have given their lives

that we may be free.

"Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility."

Eleanor Roosevelt.

June in Hancock County

Celebrate Art in Hancock County

Join and/or enjoy our en Plein Air on June 3.

We will be on the Courthouse lawn, 9 W. Main Street.

And from June 9, through July 8, visit our gallery to see the best Indiana Artists.

We welcome them as they pay tribute to

one of Hancock County's sons,

Will Vawter.


 

June Exhibit At The Gallery

Will Vawter Juried Exhibition and Art Sale

Our annual Will Vawter Art Competition attracts the best artists throughout Indiana winning prizes and events held throughout the month, until July 8. The awards celebration will be held on Friday, June 9th in the Living Alley.

And don’t miss the beautiful Will Vawter painting, on loan from David Spencer, which will be on display in the gallery. It’s always great to see these masterpieces offered to us by generous area art collectors. Our juror this year is Kjell Wangensteen, the Associate Curator of European Art from Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields.


Second Friday Reception June 9 – 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Entertainment provided by The Greenfield Fiddlers, GCSO, from 6 - 9, in the Living Alley

See you there.


Any accommodations needed for accessibility, please contact us at hancockcountyarts@gmail.com or 317.967.2461, at least two weeks prior to any event.

 

Upcoming Events

Monthly Creative Nonfiction Group

4-week sessions discussing different aspects of creative nonfiction, pulling from memoir samples and books on craft.

It's an asynchronous Facebook group setting, so you'll have lots of flexibility. Join us from wherever you are! $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. https://www.indianawriters.org/product/june-creative-nonfiction-group-copy/


1st Saturday of each month, June 3, Wood Carvings, by Jim Webb, demonstration, stop in from 11 - 2 at our gallery.


2nd Saturday of each month, June 10, Crayon Coloring, by Diana Moore, demonstration, stop and join in from 11-2 at our gallery.


June 19, Hancock County Children's Choir Camp
Join us on June 19th for our annual summer camp! We're planning a day of musical fun and exploration for students ages 5-18. No musical experience necessary! Your children will have a great time and learn about rhythm, movement, and making music!

Description: We're planning a day of musical fun and exploration! Through instruction by experienced music educators, students will discover the pure joy of making music. Students ages 5-18 will explore rhythm, movement, and vocal production through engaging activities. This will be a day your children won't forget as they discover the music in them. After you sign up, invite your friends! Schedule: K-6th grades will meet in the afternoon with an opportunity for membership assessment in the morning. 7th-12th grades will attend camp in the morning with an opportunity for membership assessments in the afternoon. Questions? Contact us at info@hccchoir.org! Register soon.

Location: The Music in Me Summer Camp @ Mercy Road NE, 611 Vitality Drive, Fortville, IN 46040

 

Hi-lighted Member

We have adopted Will Vawter as a lifetime member and have provided information about him on YouTube. Click to learn about our talented artist of Hancock County; William Vawter, Hancock County Artist - YouTube.

 

Classes, Workshops, and Open Studios

Open Studios:
Open Painting - Tuesdays 9am-noon
Still Life or Plein-air - First, 1pm-4pm
Costumed Figure Drawing - Will begin again July 13, Thursdays, 6pm-9pm, $5.00 -for the model (if you are interested, please email us to add you to any notices)

Any accommodations needed for accessibility, please contact us at hancockcountyarts@gmail.com or 317.967.2461, at least two weeks prior to any event.



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Gallery Call Outs and Plein Air Paint Outs

June 3 - CELEBRATING ART in Hancock County - Plein Air, Greenfield

Saturday, June 3rd from 8 am - 2 pm, 9 East Main, Greenfield. All ages, monetary awards in 3 Divisions

June 3 - Will Vawter Juried Exhibit Intake - Noon till 3.

Our annual Will Vawter Art Competition attracts the best artists throughout Indiana winning prizes and events held throughout the month. The awards celebration will be held on Friday, June 9th in our Living Alley. And don’t miss the beautiful Will Vawter, on loan from David Spencer, painting which will be on display in the gallery, beginning June 9. It’s always great to see the masterpieces borrowed by us from generous area art collectors. Our juror this year is Kjell Wangensteen, the Associate Curator of European Art from Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields.

July - Teachers in Art
We are delighted to invite our Hancock County teachers to display their art in the gallery during the final three weeks of July. Their art display is always outstanding. We love to celebrate their creativity. 2nd Friday, July 14, 6:30 - 8:30
See You There!!!

August - Portrait Society of America Regional Exhibit

Portrait Society of America Indiana Members have invited Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Illinois and Michigan members to join us. They are coming!
Opens Aug 05, 11:00 AM and closes Aug 26, 2:00 PM Hancock County Arts Gallery, 20 W North St, Greenfield, IN 46140, USA Intake – July 31 and Aug 1, 1pm – 5pm
Community and Artist Reception Aug 11 - 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Closed Entry Exhibit to Portrait Society of America Members
Portrait Event, Aug 12, "A Face for Radio" See Radio Personalities while they sit for their Portraits. Watch the artists processes as they develop the portraits.

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A "Pause for Words"

Displacement

The echo of running and hollers
down a naked hallway
gets eaten up
by the things we bring with us—
boxes, couches, dustbunnies, silverware.
The place where we were
echoes now and will always
ring
behind us. Leah McNaughton Lederman is an author and freelance editor living in Hancock County, Indiana with her husband and an assortment of children, cats, and dogs. Keep up with her on her website: www.leahlederman.wordpress.com.

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Notes and Needs!

So many exciting things coming, Volunteers, check www.signUpGenius.com and join us.

Jr. Advisory Council created for 12 - 19 y/o, tell HCA where we need to go. Email us and let's set it up.

July 29, 9 - 5, Pennsy Trail Art Festival:

We have a large area reserved and are looking for artist members to help, bring some crafts for interactive activities with the hundreds of visitors. We have face painting, doggie paw painting, and an acoustic guitar playing. If members have something you would like to promote that day, send an email and we can fit you in. One of the best festivals for music and art.

  • Needed: Volunteers for Saturdays in June and July, to cover open galley. Visit www.SignUpGenius.com and enter hancockcountyarts@gmail.com as the creating email.

  • Needed: Gladys Cravits: The Board is looking for a volunteer to search Social Media sites of other Indiana Art Galleries. We would like to know about class offerings, prices and how our web site compares to other galleries. The volunteer would make a brief written report to be submitted to hancockcountyarts@gmail.com. This information would be used as a base for determining future offerings/events for the 20N Gallery. Help us improve what we do, for the community.

  • Needed: Time to update our gallery lighting. Light Bulbs to update our gallery to Day Light Bulbs.

  • Needed: Laser Copy Paper- Always

  • Needed: Starting a Monthly Art Lecture/Chat series. Can you help?

  • Needed: Crew of 3 to assemble shelving in the basement-may take an hour...

Thank you.

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Our Mission

Hancock County Arts will

provide leadership for the creative community, by encouraging, celebrating, and promoting arts and culture

throughout Hancock County. Open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 11 till 2 Open for private showings, contact us

.

Any accommodations needed for accessibility, please contact us

at hancockcountyarts@gmail.com or 317.967.2461, at least two weeks prior to any event.

hancockcountyarts@gmail.com www.hancockcountyarts.org 20 N State Street Greenfield, IN 317.967.2461


BE PART OF THE ARTS!

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Are there any glass art classes for fused glass? Have taken a few workshops at Lulu’s Petals/GRT. Bought a used kiln & unsure how to startEd.

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We don't have any classes for that coming up. We may have some artists who you can contact to talk about how to use - set up - get started with your kiln. If you want to email us at HancockCountyArts@gmail.com, i will be happy to send you the contacts who might help...

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Alice Hedden


317.652.0520

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