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15oct(oct 15)1:00 am07jan(jan 7)1:00 amEvansville in the Progressive Era(october 15) 1:00 am - (january 7) 1:00 am Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

Time

October 15 (Sunday) 1:00 am - January 7 (Sunday) 1:00 am

Location

Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

Event Details

Evansville in the Progressive Era, October 15, 2017 – January 7, 2018, interprets the impact of the national progressive movement (1890-1920) on Evansville and the social, political and infrastructure changes this entailed.

The exhibition examines the social reform of the era including the work of Evansvillian Albion Fellows Bacon, women’s suffrage, prohibition and child labor—the latter illustrated through the photographs of Lewis Wickes Hine. Buildings and parks projects, another important facet of this era, are also detailed.

01feb(feb 1)6:00 pm04apr(apr 4)6:00 pmFirst Thursdays with Jonathan McAfee(february 1) 6:00 pm - (april 4) 8:00 pm Evansville Museum

Time

February 1 (Thursday) 6:00 pm - April 4 (Wednesday) 8:00 pm

Location

Evansville Museum

411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville, Indiana 47713-1098

Event Details

The Evansville Museum Gift Shop, in partnership with Nance Galleries, will host Jonathan McAfee on Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 6:00–8:00 PM. First Thursdays give an opportunity for the public to meet the artist and find out about his or her inspiration and art techniques. First Thursdays are free and open to the public. Appetizers and a cash bar will be available.
 
In conjunction with First Thursdays, Nance Galleries will host an artist reception the following Friday. First Thursdays with Jonathan McAfee will be on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 5:00–7:00 PM at Nance Galleries.

Artist Bio


Jonathan McAfee approaches his art as an abstract impressionistic painter who just happens to paint people he finds fascinating and because he enjoys painting them. He uses energetic painting techniques to lay down paint quickly with rapid brush strokes using vibrant colors. He is about the process of painting. Keeping the method loose, he can develop a painting’s composition in about 4 to 5 hours on a good day. He then builds on layers with texture and brush stroke squiggles that create the abstracted image when looking at a close proximity. Further away the paintings appear more as portraiture.

Artistically speaking, Portraiture painting is a representation of the subject. An image created to represent the person using clues as to whom that person is and what they might enjoy doing. It can portray that person’s personality. As McAfee approaches his subjects, they lend him their features or expressions. He creates an image that is compelling and relatable to the viewer. The images have personality that he has applied to them.

Originally a native of Indianapolis, Jonathan McAfee decided he had achieved all he was going to there so he quit his day job as a Marketing/PR person. As he and his wife were looking for a new hometown, they visited Denver and fell in love. Now, he is a full-time artist and continues to make strides with his work. In the beginning, his paintings were very much about the representation and now he is breaking down the image. As he continues to hone his skills, the artistic results have morphed and grown.

McAfee attended the Herron School of Art and Design (Indiana University) earning a Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting. He has had numerous exhibitions, group and solo. He is an established artist with work in public and private collections here and abroad. His most recent creations will be on display in the Museum Gift Shop Art Sales Gallery starting February 1, 2018 until April 4, 2018. For more information contact Joycelyn Todisco at 812 425-2406 ext. 238 or jtodisco@emuseum.org.

18feb1:00 am22apr(apr 22)1:00 amUntitled: Paintings by Jeff Uffelman(february 18) 1:00 am - (april 22) 1:00 am Evansville Museum

Time

February 18 (Sunday) 1:00 am - April 22 (Sunday) 1:00 am

Location

Evansville Museum

411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville, Indiana 47713-1098

Event Details

(insert title): PAINTINGS BY JEFF UFFELMAN, on exhibit in the Main Gallery February 18 – April 22, 2018, will include still life paintings by Uffelman and a series of collaborative paintings created by the artist and his wife, Hannah Finn. Jeff Uffelman dreamed as a young child of having a job where he could observe nature “as long as he wanted.” After studying architecture at the urging of his family, Uffelman decided to give it up to follow his calling and became a painter. He settled for more than a decade in Santa Fe, New Mexico before moving to Idaho in 2006. He currently resides in Reedsport on the Oregon coast. Uffelman’s watercolor and oil paintings of still lifes have been exhibited in invitational and competitive exhibitions across the country. He is represented by the MA Doran Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

15mar(mar 15)1:00 am15apr(apr 15)1:00 am55th High School Art Show(march 15) 1:00 am - (april 15) 1:00 am Evansville Museum

Time

March 15 (Thursday) 1:00 am - April 15 (Sunday) 1:00 am

Location

Evansville Museum

411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville, Indiana 47713-1098

Event Details

For 55 years, the Evansville Museum has celebrated the talent of young artists from southwestern Indiana through the presentation of the HIGH SCHOOL ART SHOW. Students currently enrolled in Grades 9 through 12 in 20 public, parochial and private schools in Vanderburgh, Warrick, Pike, Posey and Gibson Counties in Indiana will exhibit work in the categories of painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, textiles, ceramics, photography, mixed media and graphic design.

The March 15 – April 15, 2018 Old Gallery exhibition will open with an awards reception on Thursday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m. Volunteers from the Museum Guild and Museum Docent Association anticipate receiving nearly 1,000 entries for review by juror Stephanie Frasier, professor of art and art department chair at the University of Evansville.