ART BRIEFS: Card making class; felting classes; local art shows

Local art show to run through November

Ascension Fine Arts, 61 W. Main St., will be hosting “The Sea is Lush,” an art show featuring oil painter Sharon Weis. The show will run from Oct. 20 through Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with an artist’s reception on Oct. 22 at 4 p.m.

An art teacher at Walden School, Weis uses composition, perspective ships, emotive color correlations and natural rhythms set by the sea and sky to create aesthetic divisions of space. She enjoys painting on birch plywood to draw inspiration from the natural world.

Card making class happening in town

Healing Hearts & Memory Making, 173 S. Van Buren St., will offer a card making class on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $12.

Decorations, paper, cards, adhesives, and tools are provided. There is a $5 allotment to purchase more items in the store.

Participants are welcome to bring items from home to use.

Village Art Walk concludes this month 

The Fourth Friday Village Art Walk will conclude on Oct. 22. Participating galleries in the Village of Nashville will stay open until 7 p.m. to celebrate with refreshments, demonstrations and live music.

Participating galleries are: Hoosier Artists Gallery; Hereshome Studio; Jeff Hagen Studio; B3 Gallery & Ascension Fine Arts; Antique Alley Shops; Brown County Craft Gallery; the Emerald Pencil; Artist Associates of Brown County Indiana at the Brown County Playhouse; Brown County Art Guild and Moonshine Leather.

Brochures are available at the galleries and the Visitors Center.

Felting classes offered

Sandy Binder, owner of Grandview Alpaca Fiber Studio, 8248 Grandview Road, is offering felting classes through mid-November.

Classes are Mondays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Tuesdays from 1 to 4:30 p.m. The class fee is $60. A $30 non re-fundable fee is paid up front and the remainder paid on the day of class. If the class must be canceled, a full refund will be given.

Two projects will be completed: Wet felting three alpaca dryer balls and using the felting machine to needle felt a piece of fabric, which will be used to create a choice of round, square and rectangle table trivets; round or square coffee cup coasters; a pair of boot liners; a head band; bookmarks; or alpaca ornaments.

Attendees are welcome to bring a sack lunch or a snack. Bottled water will be provided.

Email Binder at with an address and phone number, requested class date and the best time to receive a call.

Two new artists featured in local gallery

Painter Joanne Shank and photographer Kendall Reeves are the October Featured Artists at Hoosier Artist Gallery, 45 S. Jefferson St.

Joan’s watercolor paintings of birds depict them in their natural habitat. Her love of blending natural colors led to her painting acrylic landscapes and silk scarves.

Reeves learned film processing in eighth grade, where he discovered his love for photography. He completes the entire process himself, including printing and mounting the photos. His favorite subject to photograph is “things that have seen better days”.

The artists and others will be present for the Art Walk event on Friday, Oct. 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the gallery. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Craft show makes something out of nothing

The Déjà Vu craft show, features many professional artists that create art out of almost nothing. Artwork available for purchase includes wearable art, weaving, leatherwork, woodworking and more.

The show will take place at the Commons, 300 Washington St., on Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free in celebration of America Recycles Day.

Seasons Holiday Art and Craft Show coming back

Plans are being finalized for the return of The Seasons Holiday Art and Craft Show after missing last year because of COVID.

This year’s show, a Thanksgiving weekend tradition for nearly 40 years, will be Friday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Seasons Conference Center. There is no admission charge and parking is free.

While booth space is nearly filled, there is still room for a few more artists and crafters to apply.

Currently, the juried show will offer handmade pottery, both useful and decorative; felt Christmas ornaments; woodworking projects; primitive paintings; wildlife photography; fine painting; handmade baskets; soaps; crocheting; knitting and embroidery work; fine jewelry; and from the longest returning artist who has exhibited at the show for all but one year, hand-painted folk art tree ornaments.

The Brown County 4-H Club will also offer their fresh holiday pine wreaths and swags as one of their fundraisers.

Each juried artist and crafter doing the show has signed an agreement to be fully vaccinated to help make the show as safe as possible. Additionally, if conditions warrant, all vaccinated artists and crafters will wear masks. Signs will be posted outside the conference center requesting that all guests be vaccinated. Guests may also be required to wear masks if warranted at the time of the show. Masks will be available at the door for anyone needing one.

For more information, including breakfast, brunch and lunch offerings available at the show in the conference center, visit the show’s website,

Hoosier Homestead farms sought for history book

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture and the Hoosier Homestead award program plan to publish “Hoosier Homestead Farms: Honoring Farm Legacy,” a history-focused coffee table book.

Owners of Hoosier Homestead farms are invited to submit a free 300 word history of their farm and a photo for the book. Information should include the year the farm started, how many generations have worked on it and owned it, crops grown, places crops are sold and the year the farm was inducted as a Hoosier Homestead Farm.

Visit to submit or reserve a copy. Submissions may also be emailed to

The deadline for submissions and reserving a copy is Nov. 30.