Carmel Gallery Walk to focus on glass art

Glass art will be on display during Gallery Walk. (Submitted photo)

Glass art will be on display during Gallery Walk.
(Submitted photo)

By Adam Aasen

Most people grew up learning how to sketch drawings or paint with watercolors in art class. But this month’s Gallery Walk through the Carmel Arts & Design District will focus on a medium many aren’t familiar with – glass.

Nancy Keating, one of the featured local artists at ArtSplash Gallery, has been working on glass mosaics since 1997. She said there’s something unique about working with this fragile medium.

“The reflection and the light make the colors really intense,” she said. “The intensity of the color when the light reflects off of glass is amazing.”

The Gallery Walk is free and will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday Sept. 13.

Lisa Pelo, a renowned hot blown glass artist in Indiana, will have her work on display at the Hoosier Salon. Just across the street though, visitors can pay just $25 to make their own beautiful glass-blown paperweight at the PNC Parking Lot.

The Indiana Design Center will display exhibits from the Indiana Glass Trail, a showcase for Hoosier artisans who specialize in glass artwork in over 20 counties. Along with Pelo and Keating, artists Ben Johnson and Pam Niccum will also be on display.

The Chinese Mooncake Festival will also be going on near the Monon Trail and Main Street from 6 to 9 p.m.

Free caricatures will be available in the breezeway next to 111 W. Main Street and live music will be performed by guitarist Matt Ruddick and harpist Jan Aldridge Clark. And as always, no Gallery Walk would be complete without a scavenger hunt with prizes.

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