2017 Carmel Arts Council Spring Art Contest

The CAC has issued a “Call for Entries” for the 2017 Spring Art Contest.  Kindergarten through 12th grade art entries for this contest are currently being accepted and must be 2-D “Spring” themed original art created on 8 1/2 x 11 sized paper.

Entries must be submitted to The Great Frame-Up, 21 1st Street, S.W., Carmel, by February 25th.  Art must be clearly labeled with individual’s name, grade, parent/guardian’s phone number and email address.  Non-conforming art submissions will not be judged.

Entry forms may be picked up in the CAC Children’s Art Gallery and The Great Frame-Up.

CAC Call for Entries Spring 2017 (1)

The World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery exhibits February 3-26, 2017

West Clay Elementary students, under their Art Teacher, Mrs. Amy Bannister, created several exhibits for display in the CAC’s “World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery.

Kindergarten and 1st grade students explored their print making skills, the 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students studied different weaving techniques and the 5th grade students investigated “radial” design art.

Woodbrook Elementary Art Show

Woodbrook Elementary

An art exhibition created by art students from Woodbrook Elementary will open in the Carmel Arts Council’s Children’s Art Gallery on November 4. This exhibition is the result of a project based on the Amazon rainforest.

Art students from Woodbrook began this school year studying many different aspects of the Amazon rainforest; its location, climate and the various types of plants and animals that occupy the rainforest.

Following these lessons the students focused on creating a specific component of the rainforest or an animal. Some of the subjects depicted ranged from the rainforest landscape, to poison dart frogs, sloths, snakes, birds and butterflies. In assembling this exhibit, the students worked with a variety of media to capture and create the subjects of their art projects.

The Woodbrook Elementary Exhibit opens in the Carmel Arts Council’s Children’s Art Gallery November 4 and closes November 27.

CAC Pumpkinfest Is THIS Saturday

PumpkinFest

CAC PumpkinFest

The Carmel Arts Council is partnering with the Carmel Mayors Youth Council to present PumpkinFest THIS Saturday October 29th, from 4:00pm until 7:00pm.

The FREE festival will take place at Carmel Civic Square by the City Hall Gazebo.

PumpkinFest is a family friendly event perfect for all ages. Costumes are welcome.

The festival will host a variety and activities for all ages, including decorating your own pumpkin! Enjoy performances from local bands and musicians with entertainment being held in the gazebo. Clubs from Carmel High School and Brebeuf will line the festival with games, food, and activities for all to enjoy. Come see a presentation from a professional pumpkin carver, as he turns ordinary pumpkins into masterpieces. Food trucks will also be present at the event.

Not only is PumpkinFest a great opportunity to welcome the fall season, but it is also a great fundraiser, as all proceeds will be donated to the Make a Wish foundation.

Decorate a pumpkin, enjoy local musicians, drink some apple cider, but most importantly have a fun time with the family while supporting a charity.

THIS Saturday October 29, 4pm-7pm, at the Carmel City Hall Gazebo.

Big October for Carmel Arts Council

We Have Three Different Events For You In October!

First up is the newest show to the World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery, running for the month of October. Second, is our annual Pumpkinfest on October 29th. Third, is the kickoff of the Annual CAC Winter Art Show, an art contest for children in Kindergarten through 12th grade!

October Gallery Show

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Art Inspired by the 2016 Summer Olympics

Art of the Athlete, opens September 30, 2016. This show features a variety of artwork created by the students at Prairie Trace Elementary who were inspired by the 2016 Summer Olympics and the sports they enjoy.

Prairie Trace art students, ranging from Kindergarten through Fifth grade, studied the Olympic symbols, their colors and the history of the Olympic Games.

Students practiced modeling sports poses and then recreated those poses by drawing and sketching what they saw. The artworks were created with paint and mixed media. Some students created sculptures of the sports poses.

The Art of the Athlete exhibit closes at 4pm on October 30, 2016.

About the Prairie Trace Elementary Art Teacher – Catherine Carnahan has been teaching art in Carmel for five years and is a Hamilton County native. Mrs. Carnahan loves teaching the students at Prairie Trace, and when she is not teaching art she enjoys painting and crafting.

 

THE GALLERY ANNEX – Student art from Carmel, Clay and Creekside Middle Schools and Carmel High School will be featured throughout October.

The CAC Community Art exhibit will feature student art from Kawachinagano, Japan. The art is on loan from the Carmel-Kawachinagano Sister Cities Organization.

 

THE CAC’S CHILDREN’S ART GALLERY HOURS

The gallery will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2pm until 4pm as well as during the October 8th Arts and Design District Gallery Walk from 7pm until 9pm.

Art of the Athlete opens in the Carmel Arts Council’s World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery September 30 and closes October 30.

CAC Pumpkinfest

The Carmel Arts Council is partnering with the Carmel Mayors Youth Council to hold a Pumpkin Festival on October 29th, from 4:00pm until 7:00pm.

The FREE festival will take place at Carmel Civic Square (by the fountain and the gazebo).

PumpkinFest is a family friendly event perfect for all ages. Costumes are welcome. We will have food vendors, music, games/activities, hayrides, hayrides and more!

CAC Winter Art Show

The Carmel Arts Council is announcing it’s winter art contest for all artists grades K-12 .  All entries must be Winter Themed on original artwork on an 8 ½ x 11 paper and submitted to SoHo (620 S Range Line Road) by November 20, 2016 at 3 p.m.  The judging will be completed by November 21st.  Please see linked flyer for more details of the art contest.

 

Chromaticity: A Study of Color and Pattern Through Collaboration

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A Study of Color and Pattern Through Collaboration

During September, art students from Our Lady of Mount Carmel School will exhibit an “all-school” collaborative artwork entitled Chromaticity: A Study of Color and Pattern through Collaboration.

Art students at OLMC studied color and the repetition of color through pattern as they explored the properties of colored pencils. The students were inspired by Drew Daywalt’s book The Day the Crayons Quit.

The art teacher at OLMC, Mrs. Maroney, challenged her students to use every color available to them as they explored pattern. Nearly 600 OLMC art students learned that by working together effective images of aesthetic value are created.

 

About the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Art Teacher: Anastasia Maroney is in her first year of teaching at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School. Prior to teaching at OLMC, Mrs. Maroney taught art, ceramics and crafts to every grade level from Pre-School to 12th Grade. Mrs. Maroney holds a B.A. in Fine Arts and a M.S. in Art Education.

Mrs. Maroney strives to reach all of her students through incorporating art history, art criticism and aesthetics through her lessons. She is inspired in Art by the world around her as well as artists such as Georges Seurat, Vincent Van Gogh, Piet Mondrian and Romero Britto.

 

THE GALLERY ANNEXStudent art from Carmel, Clay and Creekside Middle Schools and Carmel High School will be featured.

Artworks created by the Art teachers from the Carmel-Clay Middle Schools will also be on exhibition.

 

THE CAC’S CHILDREN’S ART GALLERY HOURS – The September CAC Children’s Art Gallery September exhibits will open September 2 and will continue through September 25.

The gallery will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2pm until 4pm as well as during the September 10th Arts and Design District Gallery Walk from 5pm until 9pm.

Chromaticity opens in the Carmel Arts Council’s World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery September 2 and close September 25.

 

A Spark of Hope – CAC Summer Gallery Show

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A Spark of Hope, the Carmel Arts Council’s summer art show features works of art by Carmel High School students.

This art show is unique because Carmel High School students, Sabra Binder and Kiki Koniaris, have curated the show through the Emerging Curator Program. These two students developed the theme of the exhibit after reviewing art submitted to the Carmel High School art show this past March, and then selected and secured and installed the art to complete this show.

The art in this exhibit portrays life at its most raw and embraces the dual nature of living; from failure to triumph and from insecurity to confidence. Viewers will see images that parallel the character of life with its ups and down that act to enable constant growth. An interesting aspect of this exhibit is that it is interactive.

The Carmel Arts Council’s student curators have benefited from the tutelage of Indianapolis Museum of Art curator and Carmel Arts Council member, Harriet Warkel. Through her expertise and guidance Sabra and Kiki have learned what is expected of a professional curator.

A Spark of Hope opens in the Carmel Arts Council’s Children’s Art Gallery July 1 and close August 28.

 
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