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June 26, 2013

Learn more about New Albany art project



Interested in learning more about the New Albany Public Art Project, the Carnegie Center for Art and History, 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany, is presenting a series of programs with Public Art Project artists and New Albany High School theatre arts students in June and July. Programs range from hands-on workshops and artist talks to dramatic performances that interpret the New Albany Public Art Project artworks. 

Details for each program are as follows; please note that the youth workshop “Making Found Object Art” with Michael Wimmer and the adult workshop “Impasto: the Unlikely Stroke” with Boris Zakic require registration by a certain date [call 812-944-7336 to register]. Unless otherwise noted, programs will be held at the Carnegie Center for Art and History.


Thursday, June 27, 6 –7 p.m.

Tiffany Carbonneau, who created the New Albany Now video projection as a part of the 2013 Public Art Project, will share her experiences creating this video installation. She will also show images of previous art installations she has created locally, nationally and internationally and talk about her experiences both filming and exhibiting these video installations in other cities and countries.  

Carbonneau lives in New Albany and is the assistant professor of art in sculpture and extended media and digital art at Bellarmine University. Learn more about her work at: Free and open to the public. Registration not required.


Saturday, July 6, 10–11:30 a.m.

Artist Michael Wimmer will lead a workshop for middle school youths about making art from found objects. Each youth should bring at least three disposable, non-breakable household items to work with such as buttons, broken toys, blocks, etc. There will be a scavenger hunt followed by hands-on art making. Registration required by July 2 by calling 812-944-7336. Limited to 15 middle school-aged youths.  Participants should wear clothes they can get messy. Wimmer created the 2013 Public Art Project installation Sacks of Food and the 2012 Project artwork Growth in Education. 


Saturday, July 20, 10–11 a.m.

Learn more from Boris Zakic about the techniques of “gesturalist painting” that he uses in his art.  Gesturalism is defined as a type of “painting or drawing in which the line indicates the physical gesture used to create it.”  Zakic uses these techniques in a unique manner in his art works. In addition to exploring his own approach, he will also talk about other artists who employ these techniques and extensions of “gesturalist painting,” including both its legacy and its future. Free and open to the public. Registration not required. Zakic created the 2013 Public Art Project artwork painting, which is installed on a building located at 109 East Market St.


Saturday, July 20, 1–4 p.m.

Painter Boris Zakic will lead a hands-on workshop for adult learners of all experience levels. Through a series of guided exercises, participants will gain a sensitivity to “gesturalist painting,” along with experience performing formal analysis and the ability to engage in and relate one’s own creative ideas and intentions to the wider issues in visual culture. The activities will include individual and group work exploring “pasty” brushstrokes, drawing studies using charcoal, a collaborative, large-format painting study and tool-making.

Materials fee of $35 and registration required by July 17 by calling 812-944-7336. Limited to 10 adults. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend Zakic’s talk at 10 a.m., which will provide familiarity with a select set of techniques, ideas, artists and other extensions of “gesturalist painting” that will be referenced during the workshop. Participants are invited to bring a lunch or visit a local restaurant between the programs. 


Tuesday, July 30, 6–8 p.m.

Students from the New Albany High School Theatre Arts program will perform original dramatic pieces inspired by the artworks of the New Albany Public Art Project: Bicentennial Series. Attendees should meet at the Carnegie Center for Art and History. We will depart at 6 p.m. from the Carnegie Center and walk as a group to the art sites for the performances. Free and open to the public. Registration not required. Featuring NAHS Theatre Arts students Nick Johnson, Aatiqah Shareef, Jack Amend, Jareth Gaddis, Lillie Weber, Bryce Montesa and Hannah Stoess.  

The Carnegie Center for Art and History is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.