Saturday, November 14, 2009


Indy Parks & Recreation presents the Autumn Art Fair at the Garfield Park Arts Center, featuring the work of more than 40 new and returning artists! Marvel at Sue Christensen’s amazing paper and leaf artistry; admire “Sunshine,” a charcoal portrait sketched by Charles Ver; and be wowed by John Jarvis’ hand-tooled and hand-painted fire-breathing leather dragon.

The art fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 21 and Nov. 22 offers family friendly, carefully handcrafted art.

Award-winning artists from Central Indiana will sell pieces ranging from ceramics, drawings, gourds and jewelry to leather, paintings, photos, textiles and carved wood. Select items appeal especially to children. Visit the GPAC now for a free preview show of the artwork, which will go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 21.

Among the many works of art, Steven Keller captures Garfield Parks’ Sunken Garden in an elegant painting; Jo Jones paints a thousand points of red in “Autumn Reflections;” Marti Icenogle’s hand-colored woodcut “The Tree” gives off a quiet beauty; and copper and gold glimmer in Donna Walton’s “Breakthrough.” Featured artists also include glassman Pete Bullard, weaver Linda Comstock-Teel, potter Jerry England, gourdist Sharon Jungclaus-Gould, woodcut artist Tom Lowe, bead/basket maker Mary Pendergrass, jeweler Ruth Wert and many more.

Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Drive, is about 2.5 miles southeast of Downtown, east of Madison Avenue between Raymond Street and Troy Avenue. For more information, call (317) 327-7066.

WHO: Award-winning Central Indiana artists

WHAT: Annual Autumn Art Fair at Garfield Park Arts Center

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009

WHERE: Garfield Park Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Drive, Indianapolis, IN

COST: Admission is free. Artwork for sale ranges from 50 cents to $500.

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