April 2018

Artisan Alley Newsletter April 2018

In this month’s issue, we’ll be discussing our Artist Spotlight, Community Market, and more!

Flex Space Rental For Classes

Do you have an interest in teaching a class/workshop while also making a large profit? Look into renting our Flex Space!
On March 25th, Artisan Alley member Karen Owens held an hour long acrylic pouring workshop for $15 per person and profited over $250! At $10/hour, our Flex Space is an extremely affordable option for you to earn extra money doing what you love.

Weekly Sunday Community Market

We are so excited to announce that starting April 8th, our Community Market will be up and running every Sunday through October from 11am-4pm! The market will be held at our Made Store location in the parking lot right off the B-Line. This market is a great opportunity to showcase your art, food, dance, music, etc. If you don’t have anything to showcase, you can still come and enjoy the great atmosphere. If you’re interested in being a vendor at our Community Market please fill out our application.

First Friday

As you may or may not know, Artisan Alley has begun hosting events in our newly renovated Dimensions Gallery every First Friday, Second Saturday, Third Thursday, and Fourth Sunday of the month. This month we have some great events coming up!

Our First Friday Gallery Opening is kicking off with husband and wife artists Amy and Adam Dunn. Amy does watercolor paintings and Adam does simple line ink work. They have some amazing work and we hope you stop by! The event is Friday, April 6th at 5pm.

Other Monthly Events

Our Second Saturday Musical Event is a Hip Hop Night! This event takes place on Saturday, April 14th at 6 pm. Some of our featured artists include Stak Daniels and Quincy Royal. You can get more information as well as FAQ’s on our Facebook event page.

Our Third Thursday Social Night Event is Cider and Canvas! This event takes place Thursday, April 19th at 5 pm. We asked our followers on Facebook what events they would be interested in and this was by far the winner. For ticketing information please visit our Facebook event.

And last but not least, our Fourth Sunday Creative Kids Class! This event will take place on Sunday, April 29th at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. We will be doing a Cookies and Canvas! We have decided to make a series with Third Thursday and Fourth Sunday. An adult version and kid version of our Social Night Events. Stay tuned for more information!

Meet Jade

Jade Council has joined our team as our Events Coordinator. She will be creating new and exciting events for us at Artisan Alley! This includes all of our monthly events and weekly Community Markets. Her bubbly personality and passion for people has allowed her to excel in the creation of events, networking, and bringing more people into our evergrowing community of artists.

 

Artist Spotlight

Artisan Alley will be continuing their Artist Spotlight articles every month on their website. This month’s Artist Spotlight is Dorothy Lenard, owner of For The Kids Creations. She makes beautiful jewelry that is sold in our Made retail store. For more information, visit our Artist Spotlight page on our website.
If you’re an Artisan Alley member interested in being featured on our Artist Spotlight page, please fill out this application.

Follow us on Social Media!
Facebook: Artisan Alley, Made-Bloomington, Dimensions Gallery
Instagram: @artisan_alley; @madeofbloomington
Twitter: @_artisanalley

 

 

PAGES by Suzanne Dittenber


PAGES by Suzanne Dittenber
– Opening Reception at Dimensions Gallery

Pages Come join Artisan Alley in our Dimensions Gallery for a solo Show from visiting artists Suzanne Dittenber during the latter part of September thru Mid-October. Her paintings of pages inquire into the proliferation of information alongside our continued valuation of the printed page. Through this body of work, she sorts out a certain dubiousness regarding dissemination of imagery and also expressing sympathy toward physicality and materiality, a determined valuing of the concrete and tactile.
Dimensions Gallery will be open for viewing from 6 to 8 PM on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September and October, or by appointment. An opening reception will be held on Saturday September 17th from 6 to 9 PM. Located at Artisan Alley, 1607 S Rogers St. Email gallery@artisanalley.com to make an appointment.

BIO

Suzanne Dittenber is a visual artist from Indianapolis, Indiana. Suzanne received her BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design and her MFA from the University of New Hampshire. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center, the Alfred and Trafford Klots Residency in Brittany, France, and the Heliker LaHotan Foundation Residency on Cranberry Island, Maine. She currently is an Assistant Professor of Art at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S., notably at the Evansville Museum of Art, Prince Street Gallery in New York City, and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

ARTISTS STATEMENT

I begin my painting process observing tangible objects – printed pages containing images. In the sleek, pristine form of a newly released magazine, images are preeminent. But as pages are turned and manipulated, they take on the added complexity of marks, creases, wrinkles, folds, waves. Consequently, imagery becomes servile, accommodating these alterations to the physical form of the page. Two dimensional illusions become relief sculptures.