Gallery Exhibits for April

The World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery

The CAC welcomes Towne Meadow Elementary’s art exhibit Collaborations. This exhibit features several projects from the 666 students at Towne Meadow.

The Kindergarten through 5th Grade art students studied the artwork of Henri Rousseau, a French artist known for his work in modern art, and created their impression of Rousseau’s famous artwork “The Sleeping Gypsy”. These students used Q-tips dipped in paint to construct their concept of this painting. The finished work has over 150,000 dots of color!

A glass mosaic work entitled “The Plight of the Honey Bee” was constructed by Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade art students. These students learned how important the honey bee is to our environment. “Plight of the Honey Bee” has over 4,000 pieces of hand cut glass.

The Fifth Grade art students studied the famous wildlife conservationalist Jane Goodall and then worked together by using Q-tips dipped in paint, to create their impression of Goodall. There are over 63,000 dots in the completed artwork.

About the Art Teacher – Mr. Phil Lamie

Mr. Lamie has been teaching Art at Towne Meadow for 18 years and plans out the student art exhibits for the Carmel Arts Council’s Children’s Art Gallery a year in advance.

In addition to creating a wonderful exhibit, Mr. Lamie teaches the students about the subject matter they are creating in order to insure their knowledge and depth of the subject at hand. It is also a goal of Mr. Lamie that each student participate in the creation of the artwork project which has been designed for the Camel Arts Council’s Children’s Art Gallery .


The Gallery Annex

During April the Gallery Annex will continue to feature artwork from Carmel, Clay and Creekside Middle School and Carmel High School.

The CAC’s Community Art Exhibit will showcase pieces of art from the Carmel-Clay Historical Society. The CCHS maintains a small but diverse collection of art that features local artists as well as artwork depicting areas in Carmel.


CAC Special Events for April

April 13; 5-7pm – The CAC will host an open house for the Carmel Clay Historical Society. All are welcome.

April 14; 5 -9pm- The CAC’s Children’s Art Gallery will be featured in the Arts and Designed District’s Gallery Walk “Scavenger Hunt”.

April 15; 2 -4pm – The CAC will host an open house for the students, their families and friends of Towne Meadow Elementary. All are welcome.


A Look Ahead – May Art Exhibitions

May CAC Children’s Art Gallery exhibits will open on May 4th and continue through May 20th.

Exhibitors will be West Clay Elementary and a continuation of the Carmel, Clay and Creekside Middle School art and Carmel High School.

The CAC “Community Art Exhibit” will feature artwork from the art students of Kawachinagano, Japan. Kawachinahgano is Carmel’s “Sister City”.


Also in May, the Carmel Arts Council’s Children’s Art Gallery will feature the winning artwork from the 1st and 2nd place CAC’s 2018 Visual Arts Scholarship recipients. This exhibit will open on May 25 and continue through July 1.

Previous exhibits below:
Gallery Exhibits for March
The World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery
The art students from Orchard Park Elementary will be presenting Inspiration Is All Around Us.  This year the students began their art lessons with an inspiration provided by their Art teacher, Mrs. Yoon.  Some days these students were inspired by the artist, by a children’s book, different artworks, nature, history, culture or just a “scribbly” line!  This exhibit asks our visitors to guess the “inspiration” for their art!
About the Art Teacher – Mrs. Jessica Yoon
Mrs. Yoon grew up in Maryland and graduated from Towson University in Baltimore with a degree in Art Education and has been teaching art for 7 years in elementary schools. In her Art class Mrs. Yoon strives to see her students surpass their barriers and be able to freely express themselves as she believes that “every child is an artist”. 
The Gallery Annex
During March the Gallery Annex will showcase all new art from the students of Carmel, Clay and Creekside Elementary and Carmel High School. 
The CAC’s “Community Art Exhibit” will feature the 1st place winning art entries from their “Spring Art Contest”.  The CAC received many entries for this contest and CAC judges Holly Ray, Joyce Burrell and Sue Collier published their findings on the CAC’s facebook page and on our website
Our judges were Joyce Burrell, Kathy Henderson and Holly Ray.
The CAC deeply appreciates sponsors Meg and Associates and Dawn Fraley of The Great Frame Up.  The Great Frame Up professionally matted and framed all 1st Place winning art.
CAC Special Events for March
March 4; 2-4pm – The CAC will host an open house for Orchard Park Elementary and their families and friends.  All are welcome!
March 10; 5 – 9pm – The CAC will present their “Artists Reception” in conjunction with the Arts and Design District’s “Gallery Walk”.  Artists who submitted artwork for the CAC’s Spring Art Contest are invited to attend the reception to discover the judges findings in the contest.  The same night the CAC’s Gallery will be participating in the Arts and Design District’s Scavenger Hunt.  All are welcome!


Gallery Exhibits for February

The World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery

The students from Woodbrook Elementary will be presenting Sweetness and Light. This exhibition features artwork the students created after learning about the art of American artist Wayne Thiebaud. Woodbrook students focused primarily on Thiebaud’s paintings of delicious desserts and sweet treats.

About the Art Teacher – Sarah West

Mrs. West has taught Elementary Art for 10 years and is currently in her 4th year of teaching art at Woodbrook Elementary. Mrs. West uses a “Discipline Based” approach to teaching art and incorporates discussions about Art History, Aesthetics, Art Criticism and Art Productions into her lessons. Students are exposed to a variety of two and three dimensional media.

The Gallery Annex

During February the Gallery Annex will continue to showcase artworks created by students from Carmel, Clay and Creekside Middle Schools and Carmel High School.

The CAC’s “Community Art Exhibit” will feature a 3-D “bread tag” dress and a purse created by Carmel High School senior, Danielle Rothchild. Danielle’s creations are in our gallery to showcase her 501©3 “Danielle Cares for Chairs” organization.

Originally the dress and purse were “fashioned” for a recycle and redesign event for the Family Career and Community Leaders of America. The focus of the project was to collect items that needed to be recycled and redesigned into another product. After the event Danielle continued to collect bread tags in order to help the environment.

Then Danielle learned about an 80 year old lady in South Africa who collected and sold bread tags for money and with the money she purchased wheel chairs for needy people.

In 2017 Danielle decided to do the same thing in the United States and created her non-profit organization “Danielle Cares for Chairs”. Danielle reached out to area hospitals, restaurants and schools and asked them to save bread tags for her. She recycled those tags and with the money earned has given mobility chairs to those who need them most and can’t afford them.

Please join Danielle on March 18th at Carmel High School as she plans to draw attention to her organization by creating the world’s longest bread tag chain for the Guinness Book of World Records.


The Carmel Arts Council Honors “Danielle Cares for Chairs”

The Carmel Arts Council honors Danielle Rothchild and her non-profit organization by donating $250.00 to “Danielle Cares for Chairs”. The CAC “chair-ishes” all that Danielle continues to do for those who are in need of mobility and cannot afford a wheel chair.


CAC Children’s Art Gallery Special Events for February

February 4; 2-4pm – The CAC will host an open house for Woodbrook Elementary students and their families and friends. All are welcome!

February 10; 5-9pm – The CAC will host an open house for Danielle Rothchild and her organization “Danielle Cares for Chairs”. The CAC will provide a clue for the Arts and Design District’s Gallery Walk. All are welcome!


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