Gallery Artists Exhibit

March 16th, 2020 – May 30, 2020: Gallery Artists Exhibit

Catherine Bryant's Plein Air Painters

March 1st, 2020 – June 5th, 2020: Catherine Bryant's Plein Air Painters

Shawna Khalily

January 17th. 2020 – February 28th, 2020: Shawna Khalily

Inter-Be

Mike Ratterman Sculptures

Dates: February 25 - April 9, 2022

Opening Reception:  Saturday, February 26, 2022, 1- 4 PM

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Michael was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1973 and received a B.A from Bellarmine College in 1996.  His projects range across exhibitions, private and public commissions, curatorial guidance and support for a vibrant arts community.  
 

From a foundation in classic sculptural methods and materials, his most recent work springs from an exploration of material transformation over time and the ephemeral qualities of ritual.  His work as a professional funeral director has helped shape his approach to art, his choice of materials, and both his comfort and understanding of the mutable nature of art in the public discourse.

What does it mean to be a woman?
An intern show by Gracie Koesters

Beautiful, not broken

August 27th - September 10, 2021

Opening Reception: August 27th, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

 

Gracie Koesters’ series “What does it mean to be a woman? The thread that connects us all” consists of five fine art pieces that attempt to answer the question, “What does it mean to be a woman?” The series tackles difficult issues such as sexual assault and the period stigma, but also celebrates women, their strength, and their beauty through mixed media art forms including acrylic painting, collaging, and embroidery. 

 

Koesters said, “My hope is that this series will teach you something about womanhood, and encourage you to learn more about it on your own. Women are such strong and powerful individuals that are all too often put down by the men in charge, or, sometimes, even other women. While my series does touch on some pretty serious issues in regards to the treatment of women, my main goal was to celebrate women and their beauty.”

 

Gracie has joined the staff of Bourne- Schweitzer Gallery. She is a 2021 graduate of Presentation Academy and will be attending the University of Louisville in the Fall of 2021. Gracie began her internship in 2014 while attending St. Mary’s Catholic Academy. Please join us in celebrating her amazing accomplishments.

Louisville Photo Biennial Exhibit
Featuring 

Kristen Warning and Kimara Wilhite

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By Kristin Warning

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By Kimara Wilhite

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Opening reception: October 1, 2021, 5:30 - 8 PM

Dates: September 17th - October 30th

Gallery Hop Giveaway Dates: September 29th- October 25th

The Photo Biennial exhibitions – spanning traditional to contemporary, local to global – are mounted at museums, galleries, and cultural institutions. The Biennial also presents accompanying workshops, public lectures and panel discussions to stimulate learning and expand visual literacy.  Since photography is the most widespread art form, our goal is to educate via meaningful dialogue and to help bridge understanding in our diverse world through this dynamic medium. 

This year, we have all been affected by the extraordinary circumstances of the pandemic. As a result, we will make the exhibits, presentations and activities of the Photo Biennial available virtually, as well as in-person, to the greatest extent possible.

One very important aspect of the Photo Biennial is that almost all of the exhibits and activities may be enjoyed for free, both in-person and virtually. It is very important to our participating artists and organizations that the cultural richness provided by the Louisville Photo Biennial is accessible to everyone.

New Art Alley Exhibition 
Featuring David Becker
Prints on Metal

On display: October 1st and October 31st

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Lost and Found
Featuring
Cheryl Ulrich-Barnett

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Opening Reception: November 12, 202, 5:30-7:30 PM

Dates: November 12 - January 1, 2022

Lost and Found — an exhibit featuring ceramics and a fusion of different media — will open Nov. 12 at the Bourne-Schweitzer Gallery at 137 E. Main St. in New Albany.

The exhibit features the work of Floyds Knobs native, Cheryl Ulrich-Barnett. Ulrich-Barnett has always had her hand in the arts. She began her formal training at Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis. She then moved to New York City where she earned her BFA in Graphic Design at The School of Visual Arts. Ten years later she moved back home, where she and her husband raised their boys and created the design/marketing firm DOGO Communications, LLC.

During this time, she rediscovered her passion for ceramic arts. She studied with various resident artists at the Mary Anderson Center for the Arts and taught several classes in hand building while exhibiting her work locally.

About “Lost and Found,” Ulrich-Barnett said, “The recent years brought more time for reflection which started a shift in my creative thinking processes and sketches. I began incorporating found objects and other materials along with my ceramic sculptural pieces. The use of mixed media provides additional inspiration and depth to enhance my use of texture, color, form, and contrast to explore themes of perfection/imperfection, whimsical creatures, childhood memories, survival and present-day concerns.”

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. To schedule an appointment contact Julie Schweitzer at 502-649-3320 or julie@artseed.art.

Knock on Wood 2020

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August 15th – November 6th, 2020

137 East Main Street, New Albany, IN

 

We are excited to be opening a new exhibit, however the opening reception will be affected by Covid-19 precautions and the reception date and format may change. Please subscribe to our newsletter for updates.

Please join us for this exciting exhibit featuring the work of five local wood artists. Paul Schreck, Alan Shrebtienko, Floyd Cornett, and collaborators Clay Colvin and James Michael Kearney.

All five artists live and work in Southern Indiana and are self-taught.

Paul Schreck and his wife are retired health care workers. They moved to a farm in southern Indiana with their children in the 80’s to “homestead”.  The material for his exquisitely crafted tables is harvested from his farm. His passion is creating something beautiful from wood that otherwise would be firewood. His furniture pieces include “live edge” and epoxy, and intricately pieced tabletops.

Alan Shrebtienko retired as physics professor after losing his sight. He had always loved wood turning since creating his first piece in high school. He now creates incredibly detailed segmented vessels and bowls. The pieces are created by engineering and gluing hundreds to thousands of pieces of various woods together. The effect is stunning. In 2020 he won top prize in the America Printing House Insights Exhibit.

 

Floyd Cornett’s creations evolved through his love of art and his profession as an autobody technician. He has always created art, and wood, clay, and metal have now become a passion. Inspired by the availability of barrels tops from the bourbon Industry and local woods, Cornett creates fluid sculptures and commissioned barrel top carvings.

Clay Colvin and James Michael Kearney met through their love of driftwood, anthropology, and local history. Colvin’s business degree and Kearney’s master’s in construction management came together to create the perfect collaboration for their creations. Their works feature masterfully created abstract sculptures and furniture.

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Please join us to meet the artists and enjoy this wonderful exhibit.

We are open by appointment. Masks are required. We are available Monday – Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00. Call to schedule an appointment.

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Pieces can be purchased at https://www.artseed.art/product-category/wooden/

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Carol Brenner Tobe

Landscapes

July 2 – August 21, 2021

Opening Reception: July 2, 2021, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

137 East Main Street, New Albany, IN

Carol Brenner Tobe has lived in Floyds Knobs, Indiana for over fifty years.  She is a graduate in Fine Arts from the University of Louisville where she was a Hite Scholar and studied with noted landscape painter Eugene Leake; well-known Louisville artist Mary Spencer Nay; and Charles Crodel, German artist and visiting professor.  Tobe worked in the fields of historic preservation and art gallery and historical museum administration.  She is the retired director of the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind in Louisville. Creating art has always had a primary place in her busy life and the works in this exhibit are Tobe’s most recent paintings.

 

 

 

To purchase works or for more information contact Julie Schweitzer at julie@artseed.art or 502-649-3320.

Thank you for your support of the Arts!