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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.

BeatlesFest on Final Day of Bustock Music Festival

BeatlesFest on Final Day of Bustock Music Festival

At Bustock on Saturday, 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 BeatlesFest pre-concert activities are free & open to the public.

Saturday’s concert begins at 7:30 pm and features the Beatles tribute band, Meet the Beetles, from Chicago.

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.

Starry Night Theme for SICA’s Paint the Town Party

{Paint The Town with SICA: 16 x 20 “Bright Lights Big City”}

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Paint the Town Series Offering Bright Lights, Big City Painting Party

Paint the Town for August will be offering participants the chance to paint a van Gogh-style starry night scene titled “Bright Lights, Big City”.

Southern Indiana Center for the Arts offers the social painting workshops every month to bring friends together at various interesting locations throughout the community to paint and have fun in a social setting.

During the workshop SICA teaching artists help participants paint a complete picture on a 16”x20” canvas.  No artistic experience or talent is required.

The contemporary painting this month includes a city skyline against a swirling night sky reminiscent of van Gogh’s famous painting, Starry Night.

The Paint the Town workshop will be SundayAugust 12, from 1 pm to 4 pm at Chateau de Pique Winery Seymour, Indiana.

The participation fee is $30 and there is a 20% discount for SICA members.  All materials are supplied.  Memberships may be purchased through the SICA office and new members will receive the discount on this event immediately.

One-year SICA memberships are available at $25 for individuals and $50 for a family and include discounts for future classes and events at the Center as well.

Chateau de Pique Winery is located at 6361 N County Road 760 E south of E. Reddington Street.  While there, participants may taste wines and food and drinks will be available for purchase.  Space is limited so reservations are required.  To reserve your spot, contact SICA at (812) 522-2278 or sicatreasurer@frontier.com. 

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Radio 96.3 Bustock Returns to SICA Stage

Radio 96.3 Bustock Returns to SICA Stage

SICA 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 8/1 — Kenny Parks, Howard, Lewis & Lovins, 812
  • Thurs 8/2 — Rusty Bladen, The Why Store, Bustock Drum Circle
  • Fri 8/3 — 100% Angus AC/DC Band, special guest Jordan Richart
  • Sat 8/4 — Bustock BeatlesFest featuring the band Meet the Beatles from Chicago

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

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 and Girls Club of Seymour will announce their raffle winners, the SICA Minutes to Memories Garden fund will raffle off 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  Thursday and Saturday rain location is the Seymour VFW.

For a complete Bustock schedule, visit the Bustock page or call (812) 523-3343.

Next Paint The Town: August 12th

Give us a call
SICA (812) 522-2278
to reserve your spot for the next event!

Mixed Media Exhibit at SICA in August 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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Come On Out To The Farmer’s Market Saturday!

{Paint The Town With SICA at the Farmers Market July 28th}

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Bustock Music Festival Returns to SICA Aug 1 – 4

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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