Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Spike-a-delic 06 -- This Friday!

On Friday, make plans to attend iMOCA's Spike-a-delic '06. A fundraiser for Indy's only contemporary art museum, the format this year involves three teams of artists creating found object art on site with objects the audience brings them. A jury will select a juried award and the crowd will select an audience favorite.

How will it work? You bring an object with you (or pick one out from the objects on site) and give it to one of the artist teams. They'll incorporate it into the work they're creating at the event that night. There will be a silent auction plus wine/beer, a tequila ice sculpture fountain, and food from Ruth's Keystone Cafe and Sushi on the Rocks.

The artists?

Jeff Martin: Jeff is a well known local artist and former owner of the J. Martin Gallery. Martin creates sculptures and installations and has exhibited in Indianapolis, Chicago, Cincinnati, and Atlanta. He's a frequent presenter at IMA and the Herron School and active with IDADA and Primary Colours.

Brian Presnell, Joel Pinkerton, and Cory Robinson: This team features local artist Brian Presnell who many folks saw for the first time at his iMOCA solo show "I'm Brian Presnell." Presnell will be working with Joel Pinkerton, a Louisville, KY artist who frequently works with found objects.

Eric Wallentine: Eric is an Indiana artist who works primarily with natural materials and is probably best known for his terraria -- glass box works with small natural microcosms inside.

It will, of course, be wonderful to see what these artists create from found objects -- and how they do it, but it will be made even better in knowing that you are supporting contemporary art in the city. In addition to the main events, a silent auction includes some pretty cool art experiences:

* Ticket package for Miami design week including Scope, NADA, and Art Basel along with a guided tour of NADA, VIP passes to Art Basel, and a few other special invites and a Basel catalogue.

* A New York art trip including airfare and two guided tours of Chelsea galleries -- with lunch natch.

* A Chicago art trip including a private west loop gallery tour with gallery owner Tom Robertello, passes to the MCA, and hotel.

* Several guided tours of exhibitions and galleries in Indianapolis with local artists and curators will be available letting buyers get a chance to really meet and learn from local experts in art.

* Emily Kennerk tour -- Artist Emily Kennerk will personally tour her exhibit next year at the IMA with the buyer of this package and also provide a signed print.

Plus a number of other very cool art experiences including 3-hours of studio time with portrait artist Constance Edwards.

The jury will include Steve Campbell, Deputy Mayor for the City of Indianapolis, Cathleen Nevin, Attorney at Katz & Korin PC, and Mark Ruschman, owner of the Mark Ruschman Art Gallery and preside of IDADA. And the crowd will also choose their favorite for the evening!

It looks to be a fun evening and I hope to see many of you there!

Spike-a-delic '06, a fundraiser for iMOCA
Friday, September 29, 6:30 -10:00 p.m.
@ the Van Riper Gallery at the Stutz
Tickets: $55 non-member, $45 members, $25 students
RSVP to 634-6622


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