Arts Illiana to unveil ‘small art’ exhibit by Wabash Valley artists Friday

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Todd Stokes’ “Fall 2020”

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Arts Illiana will open its annual “small art” exhibit Friday, with gallery director Michael Tingley conducting a virtual tour of it in a Facebook Live event Friday at 7 p.m. 

Gallery hours for “small art” will be Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m-5 p.m. Patrons may also visit the gallery on Saturdays by appointment only. Saturday appointments must be arranged through the gallery director by emailing artsillianagallery@gmail.com. Arts Illiana asks that those visiting the gallery please wear face masks.

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The “small art” exhibit features works only by artists living in Clay, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties in Indiana and Edgar and Clarke counties in Illinois.  Artists may submit up to five pieces and the entry fee is waived.

Guest curator Adeline Lamarre of Canada selected 67 pieces from 28 artists to be included. The works include both 2-D and 3-D in a variety of mediums. The exhibit is also an opportunity to purchase original and unique holiday gifts. The “small” aspect of the art is the requirement that all works entered in the show must measure no more than 12” by 12” (or 12” by 12” by 12” for the 3-D pieces).

David Gill’s “Study For Whistle Stop”

Lamarre’s work will also be featured in the North Gallery for the run of “small art.” Born in Quebec City, she was inspired by her amateur artist mother and took painting and drawing classes as a child. While her artistic universe is often dark, she typically inserts “a little touch of cuteness.” An overview of her work can be found on www.vaar.ca.

For those who miss the Facebook Live opening event, the video will be available on artsilliana.com, which will also feature a catalog of all work in the show. All work in the show is available for purchase.

Arts Illiana is located at 23 N. 6th St. and is the Arts Council of the Wabash Valley and a Regional Arts Partner with the Indiana Arts Commission.

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