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CAC’s High School Divison Mural Painting

Our High School Division has created a lively mural on the wall outside of Soho Cafe along the Monon Trail in Carmel. Two high school artists created, designed, and helped carry out the work to create this outstanding community mural.

It took them a few meetings to project the image onto the wall and to outline it and then they held painting sessions so far. As many as 10 high school students could be found painting at any one time, along with walkers along the Monon or patrons at SoHo Cafe who wanted to add their mark!

This student division of the Carmel Arts Council has worked well together since the beginning, sharing ideas, collaborating on community projects, and adding a spark to the Carmel Arts Council events.

You can check out more photos from the mural painting at our Flickr account.

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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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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 Emerging Curator Program Opening Night Reception

The Carmel Arts Council is expanding its educational role in the community by inviting recent Carmel High School graduates Ariana Nunes and Leo Biette to curate a Carmel High School art exhibition in the World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery.

Their exhibition, titled “Through the Eyes of Art: the Contemporary Perception of How We View the Human Identity,” was selected from entries in the Carmel High School’s Cyber Art Show.

Please join us at the opening reception, which is open to the public.

  • Where: World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery (map)
  • When: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
  • Cost: Admission is free, but you can RSVP through Eventbrite or Facebook

The exhibit will remain throughout the rest of the summer. The gallery will be open July through August, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2pm until 4pm as well as Friday and Saturday evenings from 6pm to 8pm.

CAC’s Featured High School Artist: Mariam Aziz

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

Artist Statement

MiriamMy name is Mariam Aziz, an artist from Carmel High School. My artwork features diverse themes varying from Arabic calligraphy to landscapes to pop art. I love exploring different media, but my absolute favorite is painting.

Art has definitely broadened my perspective both, as an artist and a viewer. As an artist, I came to understand, that no one will truly value art unless they have been through the complexities of its creation, because the final piece is all they see. And ironically, no one will ever critique your art as much as you do either.

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CAC’s Featured High School Artist: Sarah Bruns

Bruns WallPeriodically, the Carmel Arts Council will feature work from members of our High School Division Art. Our first artist, Sarah Bruns, currently has work hanging in the Children’s Art Gallery on Main Street.

About the Artist

Sarah will be attending Indiana University at Bloomington in the fall. While there she plans to major in Pre-Med with a minor in Art.

This is not the first time that Sarah has had her art on exhibit in the World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery. While she was in elementary school at Mohawk Trails Sarah’s art was chosen for the school’s exhibit.

Today Sarah is a very busy senior at Carmel High School. In addition to her Art classes, she is a hurdler for the Carmel High School Track team. If you would like to talk to Sarah about her Art you might be able to find her at Carmel’s Sweet Shoppe where she holds a part time job.

The Carmel Arts Council is very pleased that Sarah wanted to display her Art in our gallery for the month of March. She is a member of the Carmel Arts Council’s High School Division.

Artist Statement: Sarah Bruns

Hi my name is Sarah Bruns and I am a senior at Carmel High School. I enjoy creating art because I like the fact that I can create things that people will enjoy looking at. I have no real preference for a particular media, but I’m best with jewelry and drawing.

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