We are pleased to be able to share with you work by glass artist, Katherine Garrity this month in the gallery! Katherine won Best Of Show at the inaugural Indiana’s Emerging Glass Artists exhibition in October of 2012 for the work shown below, Fulgurites.
These pieces will be featured in ArtSplash Gallery, along with a selection of her other pieces, during the month of November. Garrity will be present at the Gallery Walk on November 10th, to chat about her work with visitors. Here is Katherine’s description of the creative processes used in making “Fulgurites” -
“These are blown forms made in the hotshop with a clear bubble that is rolled first in green frit (crushed colored glass) and then in white frit. After the shape is blown out to the size desired, I start to shape the hot glass with various tools and controlled heating. After the piece is cooled down, I take it into the coldshop where I grind the bottom and then sandblast the surface.”
Garrity will be present at the Gallery Walk on November 10th, to chat about her work with visitors. Be sure to stop in and visit with this amazing emerging artist!
The large painting “Masquerade Conundrum” is about relationships. The idea of symbolic meanings were a tradition in some Renaissance and Medieval paintings therefore the choice of style. The Jan Van Eyck Painting on “Marriage” was an inspiration. Many of the symbols in this painting are lost to us today but they fascinate me. My painting also is symbolic. The couple is playing a life altering game that change their relationship as a couple because the don’t reveal themselves. They are prepared with many masks and the game is ongoing as every surface in the painting is a chessboard. The perspective takes you back into the painting but also takes you nowhere. The thing they are searching for which must be love or a connection is elusive but in sight however, they must drop their masks to grasp it. There you have it. Kathie
Be sure to attend tonight’s gallery walk to see these, and many other wonderful pieces, of Kathleen’s work – along with two more rooms filled with fabulous art by our other ArtSplash artists! Current works are on display until Sunday, August 26th.
ArtSplash is pleased to welcome Shawn Deitch to the gallery beginning this month!
“Warm Days” Oil Painting © Shawn Deitch
Specializing in oil painting Shawn lives and works in Carmel, Indiana. She draws inspiration from nature and has a special interest in wetlands and lakes. Seasonal landscapes and local cityscapes are also favorite subjects. Shawn has studied oil painting with regional and national artists including Jerry Points, Mary Johnston, Pamela Newell, and Debra Huse.
Mid century modern meets Georgian traditionalist best describes the influences for my art. As a child, I lived and played within enormous pieces of artwork: mid century modern homes filled with natural light from walls of glass and open spaces. Then, modern married traditional resulting in my continually evolving style of art.
“Peaceful Morning” Oil painting © Shawn Deitch
Although I enjoy all art mediums, I have a soft spot for the creamy texture and fresh rich colors of oil paint. Painting is like putting together a puzzle, except the pieces and the end result are part of the puzzle I create. Sometimes the painting takes on a life of its own and the final result even surprises me.
“Spring Wetland” oil painting © Shawn Deitch
When you look at my show it may look to you that it was painted by more than one person. Believe me I am not a split personality!
My choice of material, technique and style are all subject to content. Even in my abstracts there is content and the choices are not random. What I have to say is very important to me. Many of my pieces ask questions rather than give specific answers….as I want to engage the viewer in the art. Sometimes I use humor and other times irony, or just pure emotion but I lay my self out there and my work is very personal. Because my work is so personal, it can be painful and joyful to produce, but I can’t do it any other way and I can’t do without making art. ~ Kathleen Rice
“Magic Happens” (Self Portrait) © 2012, Kathleen Rice
The self portrait : “Magic Happens” was painted more as I see myself as artist rather than how I look. I am experimental, thus the different techniques on the face. I am what I have painted, thus the collage of my paintings in my clothes. I am a product of the past, thus the portraits of famous artist that have inspired me in the background. My hair was finger painted that was sheer fun and it probably looks like this most of the time. The brushes in my hand are held like a “magic wand”, thus magic happens. Sometimes when I am painting and I am in the Zone it is like something takes over and I surprise myself. I like this part best of all when I give over control and just let her rip!
We are so excited to see the featured artwork in our main gallery space next month! Our newest artist, Kathleen Rice, will be displaying her work for August!
Sure to be colorful & exciting, you won’t want to miss it! Join us for the Second Saturday Gallery Walk on August 11th to meet Kathleen and hear about her artwork. We will tease you with a peek or two more before then!
Welcome to Kathleen Rice, the newest artist to join the ArtSplash Gallery!
Kathleen is another talented Indiana artist that is a great addition to our gallery. Working in a variety of styles – surreal, abstract, figurative, floral, animals, landscapes & portraits – her art is colorful and intriguing. Look for another sneak peek at her artwork later this month. We are looking forward to August when she will be featured in the main gallery!
If you’d like to read more about Kathleen a link to her website has been added to the right side of the page.
We have new artwork by ArtSplash artist Dennis Ellman hanging on our walls this month! Here’s a sample for your viewing pleasure:
"i have no idea" © dennis ellman, acrylic & inks, $450
There are several other pieces on display by Dennis too. Stop by the gallery and soak in the wonderful colors, patterns and styles we have, there is something for everyone!
ArtSplash Gallery is pleased to announce that Dennis Ellman has joined the gallery and will be our featured artist for the month of October.
I am intrigued with the shape, movement, beauty and oddity of the primitive human form and how it relates to its real and imagined environment. I have recorded my impressions in writing and wisual art since I was a child growing up in Los Angeles. I scribble and sketch incessantly. Everything and everyone influences me. I learn in increments measured by breath.
Life is rich and full of texture and color, so naturally, texture and color play an enormous role in my painted works. I am constantly discovering new ways to portray elements of life with various textural mediums and new color combinations. The process is one that is full of discovery.
Welcome Dennis! His intriguing artwork is on display in the front gallery, stop in to view it during regular hours or during this Saturday’s (October 8th) Gallery Walk! New work by many of the other ArtSplash artists are also now on display throughout the gallery.
You do NOT want to miss the Second Saturday Gallery Walk in the Carmel Arts & Design District this month! August 13th from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. all the galleries will be open and welcoming visitors with wonderful art, special events and surprises.
At ArtSplash you’ll be able to see artwork by all 13 of our artists, including a display by our newest artist Lynn Andalman. Here’s a sneak peek at a few things you’ll see during your visit:
Gallery wall, including artwork by Ben Johnson, Keith Hampton, Lynn Andalman and Nancy Keating
Artwork by Lynne Medsker and Nancy Keating
Artwork by Pam Couch, Robert Shade, Kay Quatroche, Erika Woods, Carolyn Martens and Maurice Turcotte
And that’s just three of twelve display areas in the gallery! If the fabulous artwork alone isn’t enough to lure you here then you might want to know that you can also sample Italian sweets and treats from Molti Gusti.
Molti Gusti black and white cookies.. Yumm!
Now how can you possibly resist?
Do you need a map of the gallery locations within the district? Click HERE! ArtSplash in location #4 on the map. We are looking forward to seeing you on Saturday!