Gallery Walk features Carmel on Canvas winners

As part of IU Health North Hospital Second Saturday Gallery Walk, plein air masters Wyatt LeGrand and Larry Ruolech joined Hoosier Salon May 10 for an in-gallery demonstration. That kicked off 48 hours of painting where the artists will complete 24 blank canvases before the Wall opening May 12.
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From left, Wyatt LeGrand and Larry Ruolech painting on Carmel Arts & Design District. (Submitted photo).

LeGrand and Ruolech will pull ideas for subject matter out of a hat. Then head off into the Carmel Arts & Design District for new inspiration. The plein air masters starting painting around Carmel Thursday and will conclude Saturday. The freshly painted pieces will be on display at Hoosier Salon, 22 N. Range Line Rd., during the Gallery Walk.

Rudolech (2017) and LeGrand (2016) were the past two winners of Best of Show Carmel on Canvas competitions.
As part of the Walk May 12, Indiana Artisan Lisa Pelo of Hot Blown Glass, Inc. will be leading participants in creating their own glass-formed heart on 2nd Avenue Northwest near Scotty’s Brewhouse. Registration is available on Eventbrite and walk ups will be accommodated if available. Glass forming will be taking place from 2 to 9 p.m. Please search Gallery Walk Glass Forming – May 2018 on to register.
According to the news release. other highlights of the Walk include:
A specialist in the designing and weaving of tartans, Indiana Artisan Nancy Sinnott combines her love of math with her art and enjoys testing her abilities in both. With such an academic-sounding approach, it’s not surprising her love of textiles as an art form was fostered while a student at the University of Notre Dame and deepened while working with the textiles collection at the Smithsonian Institution.  Visitors can watch her weave on a loom during the Gallery Walk. Sinnott will have her authentic tartans, pillows and handwoven bracelets on hand.
Art on Main Gallery and Gifts, 111 W. Main St., Suite 140, are featuring their Mother and Daughter Perspective show throughout the month of May by artists Deb Slack and her mother, Barb Gregory.
Silver in the City, 111 W. Main St., Suite 150, is teaming up with Just Pop In in Broad Ripple for a popcorn tasting night at their store.
Free caricatures and face painting by Custom Eyes Designs (near Sub Zero Ice Cream, 111 W. Main St., Suite 130
Free musical entertainment along Main Street by Emma Hedrick and the Main Street Jazz Band, Diana Davis and Casey Harshbarger.
A Scavenger Hunt participants will  find select pieces of art or items of interest in each of the participating galleries and businesses. The hunt begins at All Things Carmel, 110 W. Main St., Suite 104. A completed Scavenger Hunt clue sheet will enter participants for a chance to win one of several great prizes sponsored by Carmel Health and Living during the Gallery Walk, including:
Throughout May, the Carmel Arts Council Children’s Art Gallery, 50 W. Main St., will feature student art from West Clay Elementary. Their exhibition, Colorful Prints, showcases the print-making abilities of the students as they investigated how to use their new Gelli printmaking tools.
 CCA Gallery, 111 W. Main St., Suite 135, is featuring Abstract Connections featuring the talents of Jennifer Mujezinovic and Lily Pai. Mujezinovic paints in oil, creating stylized portraits of women in a loose and impulsive way; often leaving layers of the painting process exposed. .
 Soori Gallery, 33 E. Main St., features paintings, bronze and acrylic sculptured works by leading American and international artists. Featured sculptors include Michael Wilkinson, Frederick Hart, Jerry Joslin and more.

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