SEPTEMBER 16, 2021 - Krasl Art Center (KAC) welcomes two new exhibitions just in time for Autumn! From October 9 through November 28, experience The American Society of Marine Artists North Juried Regional Exhibition in KAC’s main galleries and the butterfly, the flying fish and the hurricane in the artlab. Both exhibitions are free & open to the public, and have multiple ways to engage with the artwork on view during upcoming programs.
The American Society of Marine Artists (The Society) and KAC are pleased to present the 2021 North Juried Regional Exhibition. The Society is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to recognize, encourage, and promote marine art and maritime history. Our community’s rich artistic legacy and connection to Lake Michigan make KAC an ideal venue to highlight the 2021 exhibition.
Artworks are selected by three jurors, all fellows of The Society. The exhibition features 50 paintings/works on paper and 12 sculptures. All artworks exemplify excellence and mastery of both the medium and subject matter and have been made in the past five years.
In KAC’s artlab, explore a 20-foot-long accordion book telling the dramatic tale of a butterfly’s journey of forgotten beauty with an underlying evil. Reflecting a two-year collaboration between artists Andrea Peterson (LaPorte, IN) and Mary Uthuppurru (Bloomington, IN), every element of the book was painstakingly rendered by hand, relaying a story in both process and narrative of intense respect for the environment.
Celebrate both exhibitions on Friday, October 8 during a preview evening filled with activities for all. At 5:30 PM, artlab artists Andrea Peterson and Mary Uthuppurru present the butterfly, the flying fish and the hurricane and their collaborative process behind the work. From 6 - 8 PM, enjoy the preview party, complete with an interactive knot-tying project, cash bar, and live music.
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Mark your calendar! Don't miss these additional events with Krasl Art Center:
VIRTUAL COFFEE WITH THE CURATOR
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 12 PM
Join KAC Curator and Deputy Director Tami Miller for a first look and virtual tour of the American Society Of Marine Artists North Juried Regional Exhibition during KAC’s regular weekly art talk, Live at Lunchtime Focus Talks.
THIRD THURSDAY ART EVENT:
ARTIST TALK WITH CAROL SHAHBAZ & RANDALL HIGDON
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 7 PM
Join special guests and local participating marine artists Carol Shahbaz and Randall Higdon in KAC's galleries as they share more about their work in the North Juried Regional Exhibition as well as insights into their painting processes.
THIRD THURSDAY ART EVENT: STUDIO TOUR WITH ANDREA PETERSON
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 7 PM
Visit Hook Pottery Paper, the Indiana studio of Andrea Peterson. Tour the studio, learn more about Peterson's process, and enjoy a live printmaking demonstration using an original block from the butterfly, the flying fish and the hurricane.
LIVE AT LUNCHTIME FOCUS TALKS
EVERY THURSDAY AT NOON
Free Virtual Event Live on KAC’s Facebook Page
Hear from a different marine artist each week.