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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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CAC’S Meet the Artist Series: Dan Shoop

The Carmel Arts Council continues its Meet the Artist showcase with a show by Dan Shoop.

We are featuring Dan Shoop, a retired CHS history teacher and girls’ track coach. He has painted “secretly” in his basement for several years, but has never displayed his work. Until now.

Please join us for the opening reception:

*The exhibit remains through the weekend.

The CAC’s Art Preview before the Jackie Evancho Concert

The Carmel Art’s Council, in conjunction with the Center For The Performing Arts, is sponsoring an Art Preview at the Palladium for attendees of Jackie Evancho’s concert on Saturday, June 1. The Carmel Art’s Council has gathered 85 pieces of art from Carmel’s three middle schools and its high school.

While the show isn’t open to the public, concertgoers can see the Art Preview before Evancho’s performance and during the intermission. For those who can’t attend the show, the CAC will post photos on the website next week.

  • When: Saturday, June 1 at 5 pm and the concert intermission
  • Where: The Palladium at The Center for the Performing Arts (map)
  • Cost: Must have a concert ticket for Jackie Evancho’s performance

CAC’S Featured High School Artist: Alex Mikev

Periodically, the Carmel Arts Council will feature work from members of our High School Division Art. In May, we’re proud to present Alex Mikev’s work in the Children’s Art Gallery on Main Street.

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“Lift” is a piece created for the 2014 Scholastic Art and Writing portfolio titled “Momentum,” which tells the story of my artistic talent.

Artist Statement

Up to this point, I have always created art with the goal of emotionally connecting to the viewer through meticulous drawing techniques, as well as by creating surrealistic imagery that serves as a visual narrative.

My attention to detail allows me to draw subject matter that appears remarkably lifelike, yet also cannot exist in the real world.  Adding this surrealistic element to my work has allowed me to express myself through visual metaphors.

I am very goal oriented, which naturally leads me to create analogies to my personal endeavors and everlasting search for self-improvement. In essence, I have made art with the intention to create beauty by drawing upon my own life experiences.

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CAC’s Third Annual Street Fair Coming in June

Join us for the third annual Street Fair in collaboration with SoHo Cafe & Gallery.

Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the evening, sip a favorite beverage (beer, wine, smoothies, lattes). There will be live music by Henle & the Loops and a performance by Indy Improv. You can purchase artwork, photography, pottery, jewelry, and more from a host of local artist booths.

A portion of the night’s sales will benefit the Carmel Arts Council’s youth programs and other community projects.

  • Where: Outside the SoHo Cafe & Gallery (map)
  • When: Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
  • Cost: Admission is free, and you can share the event through Facebook.

CAC’s Meet the Artist Series: Ted Arfken

The Carmel Arts Council continues its Meet the Artist showcase with a show by Ted Arfken.

Born and raised here in Carmel, Ted Arfken is an artist who works in both oil and digital paint mediums. Ted has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design and an Associate Degree in computer animation from Full Sail University. Currently Ted is working as a freelance illustrator.

Please join us for the opening reception:

*The exhibit remains through that weekend.