The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana on July 11, 2003 · Page 81
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Friday, July 11, 2003
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22 - Weekend Friday, July 11 , 2003 - The Indianapolis Star - GALLERIES, MUSEUMS, SHOWINGS ' - - More on InfoUne For information about these locations, call InfoUne at 1-317-624-4636 and enter the four-digit category. If there is a followed by a four-digit code in the calendar, call InfoLine for more information. Museums 2922 The Children's Museum 2920 Conner Prairie 2987 Eli Lilly Civil War Museum 2915 Eiteljorg Museum 2982 Heritage Learning Center Museum 2923 Indiana Historial Society 2924 Indiana Medical History Museum 2928 Indiana State Museum 2935 Indiana Transportation Museum 2916 Indianapolis Museum of Art 2929 James Whitcomb Riley Museum 2932 Morris-Butler House Museum 2933 The Museum of Miniature Houses 2931 President Benjamin Harrison Home Keith Hampton's "They Crossed Here" is an acrylic on canvas done in the Artist travels along parallel Submitted photo Hudson River School style. streams Creeks & Waterways Where: it'sALLart Gallery, 1043 Virginia Ave. When: Opening reception 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. today. Information: 1-317-852-5461. Collective Art Gallery: Work of 15 artists. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Saturday. 1043 Virginia Ave., Suite 7.1-317-388-1273. Dean Johnson Gallery: "Self-Portraits & Prose," works by 40 artists. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and by appointment. 646 Massachusetts Ave. 1-317-634-8020. Eckert Fine Art Galleries: Early impressionism. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday. 5627 N. Illinois St. 1-317-255-4561. Editions Limited Gallery of Fine Art: Works by Artur Silva and Carol Summers. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 4040 E. 82nd St. 1-317-842-1414. Everyday Inventors Gallery: Works by multimedia group. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday. Murphy Arts Center, 1043 ' Virginia Ave. 1-317-955-7577. Happy Trails Design Studio: Works by Gayle Herrli and Joni Goldman. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday. 6406 Cornell Ave. 1-317-255-5849. Harrison Gallery: "Herron Alumni Show" ends today. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1505 N. Delaware St. 1-317-514-6787. Hart Galleries: Paintings by Joseph Holliday and B. Hatton Duke, woodcuts by Gustav Bau-mann and etchings by Louis Icart. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. 6230 Allisonville Road. 1-31 7-259-9513. Hoosier Salon Fine Arts Gallery: "A Mother & Son Paint," works by Bertie David and Douglas David. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 714 E. 65th St. 1-317-253-5340. Indianapolis Art Center: "Man, Nature and the Object," works by Erin Swanson; "William Pergl: Sculpture," "Sadashi Inufuka: Water Trade," "Hilary Pfeifer: cumu- ' late" and "Becky Fehsenfeld: New Paintings" 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. 820 E. 67th St. 1-317-255-2464. Indianapolis Museum of Art: Paintings by Becky Hall Fehsenfeld; "In Response to Place: Photographs From the Nature Conservancy's Last Great Places"; "Picture Show: James Casebere"; "The Lay of the Land"; "Herron School of Art Centennial: Students and Teachers, 1902-1950"; "Downhill Daring," a 1919 painting by Norman Rockwell; "The House of the Deaf Woman and the Belfry at Eragny," works of Camille Pissar-ro. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 4000 Michigan Road. 1-317-923-1331. 2916. It'sAllart Gallery: Works by- ion that mimics an etching. While his styles may vary, in creating the works for "Creeks & Waterways," Hampton gave himself an assignment. "I decided on the water theme so I would stick to one subject matter," he says. "In the next 25 years, water is going to become an important commodity. I wanted to do something to get people thinking about the effects of our actions on the creeks and streams that feed our rivers and lakes and other bodies of water." To create each of the dozen paintings that make up the show, Hampton started with photographs and sketches that he scanned into a computer. Then he laid out each scene on screen and determined the colors he wanted to use. Once he was satisfied, he printed out the layout, which he used as a guide when painting. "The computer is a tool for me to get the vision I have in my head into a version that I can base a painting on," he says. And itsALLart Gallery is space in which he can display his work and that of other artists whom he hopes to represent "I want to be known for work that is accessible," he explains. He means that in more ways than one. "For a long time, I've wanted a place where the work is made in the back and sold in the front," says Hampton. "This is a dream come true." Call Star reporter S.L. Berry "at 1-31 7-444-6437. - ' Keith Hampton. Noon to 6 p.m. today, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 1043 Virginia Ave. 1-317-852-5461. Lamp Fine Art Gallery: "Spark," festival with works from 50 artists. Noon to 8 p.m. today, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. 910 U. East St. 1-317-722-0137. G.C. Lucas Gallery: Traditional American paintings. Art glass by David Levi. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 4930 N. Pennsylvania St. 1-317-255-4000. Lynn Werks Esthetika: Non-traditional watercolors by J. Mark Graves. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Glendale Mall, 6101 N. Keystone Ave. 1-317-255-6970. J. Martin Gallery: Works by Corey and Megan Jefferson. Noon to 6 p.m. today and Saturday. 874 Virginia Ave. 1-317-916-2874. Photography Gallery: Stephen Archbold, Gary Stone and Harold Thompson. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday. 884 Massachusetts Ave. 1-317-423-9237. Woodburn & Westcott Contemporary Fine Art: "Art of Architects," works of 16 artists. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday and by appointment. Murphy Art Center, 1043 Virginia Ave., Suite 5. 1-317-916-6062. Indianapolis area Zionsville Art IN Hand Gallery: Works by Sandy Ezell and Lisa Pelo-McNiece. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday. 211 S. Main St. 1-317-733-8426. By S.L. Berry The adage "When one door closes, another one opens" never seemed truer than with the recent addition of it'sALLart Gallery to the Murphy Art Center in Fountain Square. Located in the space formerly occupied by Eye Blink Studios, which owner David Kadlec closed in May, it'sALLart Gallery is the brainchild of painter Keith J. Hampton. To celebrate his new space, Hampton is staging a grand opening exhibition of his own paintings. Called "Creeks & Waterways," the show features an overview of Hampton's versatility as a painter. Ranging from realist works to impressionistic pieces to surrealistic visions, the i works are an amalgamation of Hampton's influences and experience. "I always knew that I was going to be an artist," says Hampton, relaxing in a chair in his gallery one recent afternoon. "No matter whether it was commercial or fine art, that was what I was going to do." Freed to explore Commercial it was. Fresh out of high school, Hampton went to work as a graphic designer and j illustrator, most notably for several years on the staff of Curtis Publishing, the local publisher of the Saturday Evening Post For Ht- the last eight years, Hampton has been on his own, running a de sign business also known as it'sALLart. One thing that his commercial work has allowed him to do, says Hampton, is explore a variety of painting styles. "I've had to be able to paint in a variety of styles for different types of assignments." While that has allowed him to develop an array of impressive skills, it also has led to a sort of painter's schizophrenia. "Sometimes I wish I could just make myself paint two pictures in a row that are in the same style," says Hampton. "That's what I'm trying to get better at doing." His dilemma is one that many one-trick artists wish they had. Disappearing into a back room, Hampton brings out four paintings, which he lines up along a wall Thinking about water One is a masterfully done realistic landscape of a creek running through a late-winter landscape. Another is a softer-edged scene of a canoe floating in shallow water. A third depicts the blue water of a stream shimmering between stony banks. And the fourth is a log lying over a creek, done in a striated fash-

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