AUBURN – The Garrett Museum of Art will host a gallery at Maison Buchtel on Friday June 4 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in conjunction with the monthly First Friday event in Auburn. The gallery will continue on Saturday June 5 from 10 p.m. to 3 p.m.
While visitors explore and shop in Auburn, they can add a stop at Buchtel House at 217 W. 7th St. on their list for one-time purchases.
With over 15 participating artists, “Catch Some Sunshine” will feature artwork from local and regional artists, art and food items by IN Artisan artists, and much more.
Visitors will find a wide range of original artwork including oil and acrylic paintings, photographs, jewelry, note cards, soaps, paper quilling, fairy houses and more. It will be a “Welcome to Summer” art event, which will feature vibrantly colored prints by Susan Kline from Peru, sparkling stones and gemstone jewelry from Jill Dunn from Carmel, plant stakes by artist Indy Sue Scamihorn and ceramic ornaments from Adam Egenolf of Nineveh.
For the upcoming Father’s Day, the gallery will feature unique, handcrafted items such as fish mobiles made from Indiana hardwoods by Joe Krutulis, pottery beer mugs by Mary Thomas Firestone, guitar picks and key chains by Kelly Moncrieff, handcrafted wooden pens by Bob Anderson and handcrafted wooden cutting boards designed by local artist Cody Freels.
Local and regional artists featured will include Sandra Baughman, Shellie Bellinger, Nina Bennett, Mindy Bermes, Bored Otter Soaps, Cynthia Gabbard, Jim Gabbard, Rebecca Justice-Schaab, Toni McAlhany, Jody Prokupek and Brian Sirois.
IN Artisan Artists, the state’s group of arts, crafts and food artists, will be represented by Daren Redman of Nashville, whose textile art is exquisite and uses her own blend of hand-made dyes. hand to make his works unique.
Other IN artisans make tasty items to start summer with a healthy kick. There will be dressings made by Chef Jeff Bricker, owner of Chef Bricker’s Brick House Dressings in Greenwood; Amazing Hazel Bloody Mary Mix from Indianapolis Dave VanWye; Hoosier Heat BBQ Sauce made by Lathay Pegues, owner of JohnTom’s Barbeque in Muncie; Frittle, a variation on brittle peanuts made by Carrie Abbott of Indianapolis; and cookies baked by pastry shops from the monastery of the Sisters of Saint Benedict.
“This is all in addition to the work of real artists, not a typical retail line. It’s a great place to shop for pieces to decorate your home or for tasty kitchen treats from top artists who strive for the quality of their artwork and take pride in showing their work locally and regionally ”, said a press release about the event.
“Thank you to all of our guests and clients for supporting the best of Hoosier art and crafts,” said Angela Green, gallery coordinator at the Garrett Museum of Art.
“Make your plans now to visit the GMoA Gallery at Buchtel House,” said museum director Jim Gabbard. “I can’t wait to participate in our June event at Maison Buchtel. Not only will there be some great works of art on display, but many items will be perfect Father’s Day gifts. “
People are also invited to cross the street to see 4 plein air painters on Saturday June 5 from 9 to noon at the James Cultural Plaza. Painting “in the open air” requires special skills to see the square firsthand. People can watch them capture a landscape or a building while they are working outdoors on a summer day. Some of the works of art can be purchased from the artists by inquiring directly from them.
The Plein Air painters will be Dave Broerman, John Kelty, Jody Prokupek and Rebecca Justice-Schaab. The event is organized by the Garrett Museum of Art.