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October 28, 2013 / ivytechartspartner

News from the Art Sanctuary in Martinsville

Art Exhibits and Events
The wall art sale continues this week at Maxwell’s Gallery Framing. There will also be a discount on all Christmas gift framing.
Saturday, November 2, 6-8pm, is the opening for the Friends of TC Steele Art Show and Sale. The show runs through November 30.
St. Martin’s Craft Fair is Saturday, November 2.
Barrett and Friends Art Review is the gallery show at Art Sanctuary for November. The show opens on Friday, November 8, 6-8pm with 2nd Friday Open Studio Night. The Community Band will present “Rolling Taps” at 7:15 outside on the Art Sanctuary lawn. At 7:30, downstairs, there will be a presentation on winter birds and bird feeder options, and visitors will be invited to make a “natural” ornament to hang outside on Big Blue, the community Christmas tree at AS.
The Artesian Craft Fair at East Middle is Saturday, November 9.
Art Sanctuary’s April 2014 show is “Expressions of Faith”, a new concept for us. We are hoping to have work representing many religions, personal spiritual views, and art forms so maybe my learning about a new and sacred art form is a sign from above. The show prospectus for April will be available on the AS website at

Monthly Needle Arts Group meets Tuesday, November 5 at Art Sanctuary, 5-7 pm. All knitters, weavers, quilters, and hookers welcome!

Cookie bakers and cookie stroll host locations are needed for the 2014 Downtown Cookie Stroll, hosted by Rediscover Martinsville. The cookie stroll will take place on Saturday, December 14. The Community Band will play at Art Sanctuary. Downtown retailers, including art studios will be offering holiday and gift specials. A Gingerbread Decorating Contest at AS will add to the fun and festivities.
Christmas will be here in about eight weeks. As you start (or finish?) your holiday shopping remember to shop locally. Supporting our local retailers, artists, craft persons, restaurants and musicians by purchasing handmade items, homegrown products , gift certificates and foods created and offered in Morgan County our dollars our community, supports local growth and provides local jobs.
In addition, remember a Christmas sock monkey is a gift everyone could love! Contact

Around the State
Congratulations to local artists Mark Burkett, Steve Dodge, Janice Lindboe, and Jeanne McLeish for having artwork accepted into the Richmond Art Show. This annual show has been going on for over 100 years, has hundreds of entries and is well worth the trip to Richmond Art Museum to see it. Apologies to artists I may have skipped.
Indiana Museum of Art

The subject of the Thursday Night Book Club discussion is “Matisse Stories” at 6:30 on November 7. The Watercolor Society of Indiana Juried Exhibit runs through December 1. The Matisse Life in Color: Masterworks from the Baltimore Museum of Art continues at the Indianapolis Museum of Art through January 12. For details on any of these programs contact or call 317-923-1331.

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