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March in the CAC Children’s Art Gallery

The CAC’s Children’s Art Gallery opens its March student art exhibits on March 4th featuring the 4th and 5th grade student art of Smoky Row Elementary.  In the CAC’s Gallery Annex we are featuring new student art from Carmel, Clay, and Creekside Middle Schools and student art from the Carmel High School Life Skills Art Class.

The CAC will host public open houses for Smoky Row Elementary on Sunday, March 6 from 2-4pm and for the CHS Life Skills Art Class on Sunday, March 13 from 2-4pm. 
 
The CAC’s Children’s Art Gallery open hours for March are every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 2-4pm and 5-9pm during the March 12th Gallery Walk.

Our gallery will be closed on March 27th in honor of the Easter holiday.

Grab your paints and pencils–the 2016 Student Spring Art Contest is here!

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Sponsored by the Carmel Arts Council, The Great Frame Up, and Soho Café and Gallery, the Spring Art Contest is open to students in grades K-12. Students are invited to submit new, original, spring-themed 2D art (8.5″ x 11″). Submissions must be delivered to Soho Café and Gallery by March 20, 2016. Full contest rules are available on the 2016 Spring Art Contest Flyer.

Artwork will be judged by members of CAC and gallery members and artists of the Arts and Design District. Winners will be announced March 23rd by email and here on the CAC website.

Awards will be presented for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place at a reception on April 13th from 6-7 PM at the CAC Children’s Art Gallery. First place winners will have their art custom framed by The Great Frame Up and are invited to have their pieces displayed in the CAC’s Children’s Art Gallery until April 25th.

For more information contact Donna Tutwiler at mamatut03@aol.com.

Coming soon to the Gallery: Mohawk Trails Elementary

The February art exhibits for the CAC Children’s Art Gallery will open on 5 February and close on 28 February.

Mohawk Trails Elementary is the featured school in the World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery.  Scott Barajas, the Mohawk Trails Art teacher, has prepared a student art exhibit representing the many art styles his students have studied.  The students experimented with many forms of art making which include drawing, painting, printmaking and collage.

The CAC will host an open house for Mohawk Trails Elementary on February 7th from 5-9pm.

The Gallery Annex will feature student artwork from Carmel, Clay, and Creekside Middle School, Carmel High School, and work from school children in Carmel’s sister city Kawachinagano, Japan.

The CAC’s Children’s Art Gallery will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2pm until 4pm during the month of February. Our gallery will also be open during the Arts and Design District’s “Gallery Walk” on February 13 from 5pm until 9pm. 

Young Curator’s Gallery Opening on July 1

Big Bad World: Conquering the Fears of a Modern Society

An exhibition featuring works by Carmel High School students will open in the Carmel Arts Council’s Children’s Art Gallery on July 1, 2015. These works will focus on the themes of fear and conquering fear through a presentation that will demonstrate that fear exists within modern society but can be conquered by the strength of the human spirit.

  • Where: Children’s Art Gallery, 40 West Main Street
  • When: July 1, 2015 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • RSVP + Share: Our Facebook Event page

This exhibit is especially unique because Carmel High School students, Ethan McAndrews and Ally Russell, will act as its curators. The theme of fear will begin the exhibit, but, as the viewer moves through the pieces they will grow more optimistic by demonstrating the resilience of the human spirit.

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March in the World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery

“World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery”

Prairie Trace Elementary is the featured Carmel-Clay Elementary School for the month of March. Catherine Ingram, the art teacher for Prairie Trace Elementary, selected five well-known artists for her students to study. These artists: Georgia O’Keeffe, Henri Matisse, Romero Britto, Kimmy Cantrell and Andy Warhol, were known for their use of color and expression.

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February in the World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery

World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery

Rachelle Rodriguez, Carmel Elementary‘s art teacher. inspired her art students with the theme of “There is An Artist in All of the United States.” She has taught Art for 18 years and is currently in her 6th year at Carmel Elementary. Rachelle uses the Disciplined Based Art Education approach is planning art lessons for her students.

Her students focused on the art of Georgia O’Keeffe, Robert Indiana, Grant Wood, Andy Warhol as well as several other American artists to develop this theme for their exhibit.

The 4th and 5th grade students took a field trip to the Indianapolis Museum of Art to further their exploration of this theme and visited the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit and other Indiana and American artists.

Rachelle is especially honored to have one of her 1st grade student’s artwork selected to be displayed alongside the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit currently featured at the IMA.

The Second Room of the Children’s Gallery

Throughout February, the Carmel Arts Council will feature student art from all three of the Carmel-Clay Middle Schools, Carmel High School and from the Carmel sister cities of Kawachinagano, Japan and Xiangyang, China.

Exhibits:

  • Carmel High School Art: This exhibit features art selected by Carmel High School Art Department Head, Jenn Bubp. The art selected is an excellent representation of CHS’s Photography classes and Drawing classes at CHS.
  • Carmel-Clay Middle School Art: The Art teachers from the Carmel-Clay Middle Schools have selected art from each of their classes for the Carmel Arts Council to display.
  • Kawachinagano, Japan: Art from Kawachinagano, Japan, a “sister city” to Carmel sent student art from their elementary and junior high schools for the Carmel Arts Council to display. This art is on loan from the Carmel Sister Cities, Incorporated organization.
  • Xiangyang, China: Student art from Xiangyang, China, a “sister city” to Carmel has been loaned to the Carmel Arts Council from the Carmel-Xiangyang Sister City Youth Committee.

January in the Children’s Art Gallery

“World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery”

In January the Carmel Arts Council is featuring the student art of College Wood Elementary. The College Wood Elementary teacher is Brooke Roth. You can see the entire exhibit on our Flickr gallery page.

Second Room Gallery

Throughout January the Carmel Arts Council will feature art in the second room of their gallery from Carmel High School, all three of the Carmel-Clay Middle Schools as well as art from the Carmel sister cities of Kawachinagano, Japan and Xiangyang, China.

The featured exhibits are:

  • Carmel High School Art: This exhibit features high school art selected by Carmel High School Art Department Head, Jen Bubp. The art selected is a good representation of photography and drawing classes at Carmel High School.
  • Carmel-Clay Middle School Art: The Art teachers from the Carmel-Clay Middle Schools of Creekside, Clay and Carmel are exhibiting art from several of their classes.
  • Kawachinagano, Japan Student Art Exhibit: Kawachinagano, Japan, a sister city to Carmel sent student art from their elementary and junior high schools for the Carmel Arts Council to display. This art is on loan from the Carmel Sister Cities, Incorporated organization.
  • Xiangyang, China Student Art Exhibit – Xiangyang, China, a sister city to Carmel sent Student art for the Carmel Arts Council to exhibit in their gallery. The art is on loan from the Carmel-Xiangyang Sister City Youth Committee.

December in the Children’s Art Gallery: “Celebrate the Art and Life of Georgia O’Keeffe”

Angie Crider has begun her 12th year teaching elementary art at Smoky Row Elementary and bases her art curriculum on the Disciplined-Based Art Education (DBAE) approach. She follows the guidelines of the Carmel Clay Fine Arts Curriculum and the Indiana Visual Art Standards.

DBAE goes beyond painting a pretty picture. It’s is a method of teaching and studying art that exposes students to four distinct art disciplines: Art Criticism, Art Aesthetics, Art History and Art Production. Developing knowledge and skills in these four areas allows the student to attain a more thorough comprehension of visual arts. Each discipline is tailored to specific ages and grade levels.

You can follow Angie on Twitter and on the class website.

Smoky Row Art Students Celebrate the Art and Life of Georgia O’Keeffe

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The World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery Open House in December

It’s never too early to start making plans for our December gallery open house at The World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery.

The Carmel Arts Council is hosting an Open House for the Smoky Row Elementary Art Exhibition Smoky Row Art Students Celebrate the Art and Life of Georgia O’Keeffe on. Please come and meet the Smoky Row Elementary Art Teacher, Angie Crider, and her art students.

  • Where: World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery (map)
  • When: Sunday, December 7 from 2-4 pm
  • The CAC’s Facebook event page

CAC Recipe of the Month: November 2014

Scrambled Eggs

  • Sydney
  • Third Grade
  • Prairie Trace Elementary

Ingredients

  • 8 eggs
  • 4 Tablespoons Half and Half
  • 1 Big Pinch of Salt 1
  • Twist of Cracked Black Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Directions: Set a nonstick frying pan on medium heat. Crack all eggs into a bowl and using a fork beat eggs until completely mixed. Add half and half, salt and pepper. Beat mixture some more. Add oil to frying pan and swirl around. Pour eggs into pan and let set until you see them setting up around the edge of the pan, then push eggs to center and keep doing this until all liquid is cooked. About 3 to 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

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