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Mixed Media Exhibit at SICA in August

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Mixed Media Exhibit at SICA in August

The new exhibit opening in August will include a variety of mixed media artwork by Marilyn Brackney.

Brackney will exhibit her marbled paper and fabrics as well as her found art figures throughout the month.

“Any material, whether it’s trash or gold leaf, is suitable to use as a medium for my creativity and imagination,” said Brackney.  “I like to make people think when they look at my work, and I hope to connect with them on a personal level and help them see the world in new ways.”

Brackney has a passion for art made out of found and recycled materials.  She is the creator and producer of the Déjà Vu Art and Fine Craft Show, an annual event in Columbus that features artists from all over the Midwest who create art by using recycled materials.  Brackney’s found art figures, also known as art dolls, will be a part of her SICA exhibit.  To create them Brackney repurposed or upcycled found pieces of antique and collectible objects.

I hope the figures amuse people and help them see the possibilities of reusing materials to create art,” said Brackney.  Brackney’s marbled work includes both paper and fabric and is created using ancient techniques that date back to 15th century Turkey and Persia.

Gallery hours are Tues-Fri. noon-5pm and Sat. 11am-3pm. The gallery is free and open to the public.

Meet-the-Artists Reception
Saturday, August 4, SICA will host a meet-the-artist reception for Marilyn Brackney in the main gallery.  Starting at 4 pm the reception is free and open to the public.

Mixed Media Exhibit at SICA in August 2012

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SICA Brings Paper Marbling by Marilyn Brackney to Main Gallery

The new exhibit opening in August at the Southern Indiana Center for the Arts will include a variety of mixed media artwork by Marilyn Brackney.

Brackney will exhibit her marbled paper and fabrics as well as her found art figures throughout the month.

Any material, whether it’s trash or gold leaf, is suitable to use as a medium for my creativity and imagination,” said Brackney.  “I like to make people think when they look at my work, and I hope to connect with them on a personal level and help them see the world in new ways.”

The SICA gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5 pm and Saturday 11 am to 3 pm.  Admission is free. The exhibit will run through August 31.

The Art Center is located at 2001 North Ewing St. in Seymour, Indiana.

Brackney has a passion for art made out of found and recycled materials.  She is the creator and producer of the Déjà Vu Art and Fine Craft Show, an annual event in Columbus that features artists from all over the Midwest who create art by using recycled materials.

Brackney’s found art figures, also known as art dolls, will be a part of her SICA exhibit.  To create them Brackney repurposed or upcycled found pieces of antique and collectible objects.

I hope the figures amuse people and help them see the possibilities of reusing materials to create art,” said Brackney.

Brackney’s marbled work includes both paper and fabric and is created using ancient techniques that date back to 15th century Turkey and Persia.

Saturday, August 4, SICA will host a meet-the-artist reception for Marilyn Brackney in the main gallery.  Starting at 4 pm the reception is free and open to the public.

At 6 pm the final evening of Radio 96.3 WJAA Bustock Music Festival will kick-off on the outdoor stage at SICA with a BeatlesFest that will include children creating a Yellow Submarine assisted by SICA teaching artist Kay Fox.  Also scheduled is a Kids-Singing-The-Beatles Contest, and the Troy Hubbard Beatles Memorabilia Show.

All pre-concert activities are free and open to the public.  Saturday’s concert begins at 7:30 pm with Meet the Beetles, a Beatles tribute band from Chicago.

For more information call SICA at (812) 522-2278 or email sicatreasurer@frontier.com.  You can also visit SICA on Facebook.

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Bustock Music Festival Returns to SICA Aug 1 – 4

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Bustock Music Festival Returns to SICA

The Southern Indiana Center for the Arts is proud to once again host Radio 96.3 Bustock, Seymour’s biggest free summer musical festival, August 1-4, 2012.

During the four nights of the festival the grounds of the art center will be filled with live music, art, charity, peace and fun for all.

This summer’s featured performers at Bustock include:

Wed Aug 1: Kenny Parks, Howard, Lewis & Lovins, 812

Thurs Aug 2: Rusty Bladen, The Why StoreBustock Drum Circle

Fri Aug 3: 100% Angus AC/DC Band, special guest Jordan Richart

Sat Aug 4:  Bustock BeatlesFest featuring the band Meet the Beetles from Chicago

All concerts begin at 7:30 pm on the Don Hill Stage at SICA.

Saturday before the concert, the SICA main gallery will host a meet-the-artist reception for their August art exhibit featuring Marilyn Brackney.

Starting at 4 pm the reception is free and open to the public.  Brackney’s mixed-media exhibit includes paper marbling and found object figurines.

At 6 pm the BeatlesFest will kick-off with children creating a Yellow Submarine assisted by SICA teaching artist Kay Fox.

Also scheduled is a Kids Singing the Beatles Contest, and the Troy Hubbard Beatles Memorabilia Show.  All pre-concert activities are free and open to the public. Saturday’s concert begins at 7:30 pm.

Saturday is going to be a great day to bring the whole family out to SICA to picnic and enjoy lots of good music and art,” said SICA Executive Director Warren Baumgart Jr.

Various community groups will be conducting fundraising activities throughout the Bustock festival.

Jackson County Special Olympics and Red Sky Rescue will be selling food, the Boys & Girls Club of Seymour will announce their raffle winners, the SICA Minutes to Memories Garden fund will give away a guitar signed by John Mellencamp, and a Cornhole Tournament will support the Seymour High School Cheerleaders.

Bustock is produced by Radio 96.3 WJAA and is an all-ages family-friendly event.  All festival activities are outside and attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.  Outside food and drink is permitted.

The Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday rain location is the Seymour VFW.

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Big Thanks for Coming Out July 14th to SICA

A big thank you to all who came out in support of The Marilyn Mellencamp Scholarship for the Arts.

For those who couldn’t make it July 14th, enjoy the above photos of Brent James & the Contraband and come by SICA sometime this month where Marilyn Mellencamp’s artwork will be hanging in SICA’s main gallery.

SICA Hosts Marilyn Mellencamp Scholarship Fund Kick-Off

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SICA Hosts Marilyn Mellencamp Scholarship Fund Kick-Off

 When John Mellencamp originally acquired the property in Seymour, Indiana, where the Southern Indiana Center for the Arts (SICA) currently stands, it was his mother Marilyn who told him they should make it into a regional art center for the community.

Marilyn not only was an accomplished artist herself, but she had always been a passionate supporter for the arts.  It was Marilyn’s love for painting that prompted John’s interest in art as well.

Marilyn Mellencamp passed away last January, and in keeping with her devotion to the arts the Mellencamp family is starting the Marilyn Mellencamp Scholarship for the Arts fund at the Community Foundation of Jackson County.

This scholarship will provide tuition support for a high school senior planning to attend college to major in art, music or theater.

Working with Marilyn’s family, SICA is hosting a celebration of Marilyn’s life and work on Saturday, July 14.  Starting at 1 pm SICA will open an exhibit of Marilyn Mellencamp’s paintings in the main gallery of the art center.

Marilyn’s family has collected close to fifty of the best paintings by Marilyn,” said SICA executive director Warren Baumgart Jr.  “It will be an incredible opportunity to see the scope of Marilyn Mellencamp’s talent as a gifted artist all in one place.”  The Marilyn Mellencamp exhibit is free and open to the public.  The exhibit will remain at SICA throughout the month of July.

Starting at 6 pm Marilyn’s family is sponsoring a free concert on the Don Hill Stage at the art center featuring Brent James & the Contraband.  Special guests will include David Campbell, Mike Gerth, Kenny Parks, and John Whitcomb.

Brent James & the Contraband is scheduled to take the stage around 9 pm.  This is an outdoor event and the audience is encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on.

Marilyn was an inspiration to so many in our community and SICA certainly owes Marilyn a debt of gratitude for her vision that made the art center what it is today,” said Baumgart.  “We really miss Marilyn, but I can’t think of a better way to celebrate her life than with lots of good art and good music.

The Marilyn Mellencamp Scholarship for the Arts will be launched at the event.  Throughout the evening the public will be able to make donations to the scholarship fund in Marilyn’s memory.

Gifts to the fund are also being accepted by the Community Foundation of Jackson County in Seymour, Indiana, (812) 523-4483.  SICA is located at 2001 N. Ewing St. (State Highway 11) just north of Seymour in the Rockford area.  For more information contact SICA at (812) 522-2278 or sicatreasurer@frontier.com.

You can also find information on the SICA Facebook page.

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The Art of Marilyn Mellencamp Opening July 14th

SOME INTERESTING COMING ATTRACTIONS

  • The Marilyn Mellencamp Scholarship Fund is holding an opening reception beginning at 1pm inside the main gallery at SICA
  • Visit SICA’s Pottery Barn & Connor Print Museum throughout the day
  • At 9pm Brent James & the Contraband will take the stage for a free concert open to the public

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Reminder: Justin SICA Gallery thru June 2012

SOME INTERESTING COMING ATTRACTIONS

{Justin The Abstract Painter in Action}

June 8th Meet Justin & Listen to Reunion Band

SOME INTERESTING COMING ATTRACTIONS

MEET JUSTIN AT HIS ART OPENING
Justin the horse, whose bright colored paintings are currently on exhibit in our main gallery, will be visiting SICA on Friday, June 8, at 5:30 pm. The reception is free and open to the public.

“We are encouraging families to come,” said Warren Baumgart Jr., SICA executive director. “Justin loves to meet his fans.” Justin is a purebred Fresian owned by Adonna Combs. Combs and Justin will be demonstrating how they work together to create his artwork.

The meet-the-artist reception for Justin will last until 7 pm. After the reception the JCB Friday Night Live concert will begin at 7 pm. The public is invited to stay for a free outdoor concert performance by the Reunion Band.

Justin’s work is on display at the SICA gallery Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5 pm and Saturday 11 am to 3 pm. Admission is free. Many of Justin’s paintings will be for sale. The exhibit will run through June 30.

Meet Justin the Horse at Exhibit Opening Reception

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Meet Justin the Horse at Exhibit Opening Reception

{Justin The Abstract Painter in Action}

Justin the horse, whose bright colored paintings are currently on exhibit at the Southern Indiana Center for the Arts main gallery, will be visiting SICA on Friday, June 8, at 5:30 pm. The reception is free and open to the public.

“We are encouraging families to come,” said Warren Baumgart Jr., SICA executive director. “Justin loves to meet his fans.” Justin is a purebred Fresian owned by Adonna Combs. Combs and Justin will be demonstrating how they work together to create his artwork.

The meet-the-artist reception for Justin will last until 7 pm. After the reception the JCB Friday Night Live concert will begin at 7 pm. The public is invited to stay for a free outdoor concert performance by the Reunion Band.

Justin’s work is on display at the SICA gallery Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5 pm and Saturday 11 am to 3 pm. Admission is free. Many of Justin’s paintings will be for sale. The exhibit will run through June 30. The Art Center is located at 2001 North Ewing St. in Seymour, Indiana.

For more information call SICA at (812) 522-2278 or email sicatreasurer@frontier.com. You can also find us on Facebook.

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