Gallery walk offers new attractions


By Debra Sigel

This month’s downtown gallery walk will be a great way to celebrate fall in a very colorful and vibrant way. Eye on Art Gallery on Main Street will exhibit the work of a unique and dazzling local fiber artist.

Wendy Franklin uses colored threads that dance and flow on specially designed hardboard panels. Her works make a statement that pushes the bounds of traditional fiber work. The marriage of luminous silk with the warmth of wool creates a collection that appeals both aesthetically and sensually to the viewer, said Franklin. She invites viewers to touch the work, enjoy the tactile sensations and be mesmerized by the experience.

Jerry Points and Susie Rachels of Eye on Art Gallery are proud to be featuring Franklin’s work for the first time.

Franklin maintains a successful studio at the Stutz Gallery Building in Indianapolis.

“Her style is unique in abstract quality and color and design,” Points said.

He describes her work as particularly strong and very distinctive, using mixed media with brads, studs and copper.

Franklin is not the only new attraction at this month’s gallery walk. Don’t miss the excitement of participating in a scavenger hunt that will lead participants to find select pieces of art in participating galleries. The hunt begins at ArtSplash Gallery, 111 W. Main St., and people can follow the clues and win prizes.

Master carver Lee Saberson will be on hand to provide a pumpkin carving demonstration.

Authors Korey Ficara (Mercenaries: Shadow and Red) and M.L. Hollinger (Adventures of Regen and Bremen) will sign copies of their books at the World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery.

Donna Carr, an award-winning portraiture artist, plans to display her work at ArtSplash Gallery.

To complete a perfect autumn evening, jazz harpist Jan Aldridge Clark and vocalist Matt Ruddick plan to provide entertainment outside for anyone who cares to listen.

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