Apr 27, 2012

May events at Arts Depot announced


UNION CITY – With spring weather coming and just before vacation season, the Arts Depot is announcing its list of artful events at the Arts Depot through May. These ideas may prove to be the perfect family outing or personal improvement idea. The Randolph County High School Student Art Show, a Photography Workshop for beginner through advanced photographers, and the annual Iris Competition and Exhibition.
The High School Student Art Show is always a popular exhibition featuring the cutting edge artworks of budding artists. The Opening Reception and Awards will be held on April 29, 2-4 p.m. The public and family are invited to attend.
The exhibition will be continuing through May 10. There are special evening hours for the exhibit the first week of exhibition and regular hours the second week. First week hours are April 30 through May 4, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily. The second week will return to regular hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Student Art Show will close on May 10, 3 p.m.
The annual Photography Workshop for all photographers will be held on May 5, 9 a.m. to noon. The workshop is entitled “Advanced Composition: Your Final Vision,” and it will review previous years’ workshop concepts and more to allow the photographer the best way to reach his final vision for an image.  The workshop is designed to help ready images for competition or exhibition.
Cost for the workshop is $25 for AARC members and $30 for nonmembers. Refreshments will be provided.
Marvin Groves, Springport, IN, professional photographer is again teaching the workshop. He has taught many workshops, including two previous at the Arts Depot. He has exhibited and won many awards for his images.
Groves has also judged photographic competitions and is an all around respected photographer. He has taught this workshop in other venues with much success and great feedback.
Preregistration is requested through May 3 by calling the Arts Depot, 765-964-7227. The AARC accepts MasterCard/VISA.
The sixth annual Iris Show and Competition will be held May 19 with the iris blooms due on May 18. There are two ways to enjoy this show: 1) compete as an amateur iris exhibitor and 2) view the iris exhibit with your family. The event is open to the public at no cost.
Friday’s hours are 4-7 p.m., at the Arts Depot. Saturday’s open exhibition will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Eastern Indiana Iris Growers Association will judge the blooms. Best Bloom will hold the title for 2012, and the public is welcome to vote for a People’s Choice Bloom.
The Art Association of Randolph County is a non-profit arts organization that is located at the Arts Depot, 115 North Howard Street, Union City, IN 47390.

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