Opening September 7, 2018 – Clark & Satch

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Satch Hosts LONG LIVE FRIDA

Satch Artist is pleased to host 36 regional woman artists showing over 50 works of art all inspired by Frida Kahlo. The juried show includes many forms of art-painting, mixed media, print, assemblage, cut paper, tattoos and jewelry. “Some high brow, some low brow and some unibrow”, something to delight everyone!

Here are some photos from the opening reception on First Friday July 6th, which was Frida’s 111th Birthday. The closing reception is August First Friday the 3rd, from 6-10pm at SATCH ART SPACE and the adjoining Stokel Gallery in the Circle City Industrial Complex located on the vibrant near north east side of Indianapolis at 1125 E Brookside Ave Indianapolis IN 46202. All welcome, free parking across Brookside Ave from building. Look for LONG LIVE FRIDA banner above entry door.

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wUG LAKU Art Dedicated at SATCH ART SPACE

On the evening of Friday, June 1, 2018, an artwork by wUG LAKU will be dedicated to a place of permanent exhibition, on First Fridays, outside of SATCH ART SPACE  at the Circle City Industrial Complex.  This piece is a part of the Kern Collection that was purchased from LAKU’s estate and the purchase price was donated to a foundation under wUG’s name at the Indianapolis Arts Council.

From this NUVO article by Dan Grossman, dated July 8, 2017

From 2007 to 2013 (wUG) ran wUG LAKU’s Studio & gARAGE, a gallery that gave many Indy artists their first solo show. Not only that, but his work and his presence were crucial to developing a critical mass of art makers (and patrons) that have turned CCIC into a major arts center in Indianapolis.

wUG LAKU always was a proponent for the recognition and patronage of local artists’ work and dedication.  In a 2011 Indianapolis Star Article by Erica Smith, wUG had this to say:

“We need patronage. We’ve got to have patronage. We get lots and lots of people coming out and looking, but it’s all looky, looky. Nobody’s spending money. I sold one light box Friday night. That was it.  “The arts community’s greatest strength and its greatest weakness is how resilient it is. Because there’s no reason, considering the kind of backing we’ve got both publicly and privately, there’s no reason that this (the arts community) should be thriving like this. I mean, none. “It’s just stubborn will power.”

It is fitting that a piece of wUG LAKU’s art will be present at every First Friday outside of Satch Art Space as his spirit is alive and well, and thriving at the Circle City Industrial Complex.

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Satch’s Art Featured on HGTV’s “Good Bones”

Mina, Karen and Satch

Mina, Karen and Satch

It’s been an exciting journey that began on January 5, 2018.  During a First Friday opening at my gallery, Satch Art Space located in the Circle City Industrial Complex, over my shoulder, I heard, “That would be perfect in the dining room… Oh, I love that one too!”  Those are magical words for every artist to hear.  I turned around and said, “Hi, I’m Satch the Artist!” setting in motion my opportunity to work with HGTV’s series, “Good Bones” starring mother and daughter team, Karen E. Laine and Mina Starsiak Hawk.

By the time I had exchanged emails and shared photographs of my art work with the show’s design team, we had a list of nine major pieces.  Each piece is a strong example of my art work, created from recycled and vintage materials along with my alterations, that processes and expresses my thoughts about life.  My work is best described by my beloved friend and patron, Dr. Karen Stroup, “Confronting our humanity takes courage to move beyond the world that is seen to enter into the world of love, despair, anger, grief, loneliness, longing, disillusion, perplexity, humor, joy and hope.  The artist Satch, takes us on that journey.”

It’s my pleasure that Karen and Mina included my art into their exceptional creation, a rehabbed home at 515 Sanders Street on Indianapolis’ near south side on episode four, season three of their inspirational TV show, “Good Bones.”

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Love Sex and the Zodiac – February 2018 First Friday

Satch Art Space is showing a selection of artworks based upon the theme of love, and sex and the the zodiac. Starting at 7 p.m., have your questions answered by ”Zodiascope,” the amazing fortune-telling game, and your future told by palm reading. Inspired by the vintage jazz album by Cannonball Adderley, “Love Sex and the Zodiac,” Satch Art Space will be playing curated cuts from Cannonball and Nat Adderley’s discography. Satch Art Space is located on the main floor of the north section of the Circle City Industrial Complex at 1125 E Brookside Avenue.  Click here for the Facebook Event Page.
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Interview with Pete Brown on WFYI’s “Art of the Matter”

Satch, Pete and HaroldRecently, Pete Brown of WFYI’s Art of the Matter visited Satch Art Space for an interview about my life as an artist.  Pete also brought along his son Harold, his ace intern.  It was a pleasure and privilege to have Pete and Harold at the gallery to talk about my art and the impact of becoming an artist after twenty-seven years of being in the corporate world.  Pete is an artist that I respect and admire.  Our history goes back many years to when we were fellow artists represented by Lolly Mahaney’s gallery in Zionsville, Indiana.  Here’s a big thank you to Pete for producing such a wonderful interview!  And, be sure to check out Pete Brown’s incredible app for connecting arts organizations with interested people, Piggyback.

Click on the graphic below to access the podcast of the October 28, 2017 broadcast.
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Sivavis: The Surreal Subconscious

SATCH ART SPACE is proud to present, Sivavis: The Surreal Subconscious, an exhibition of contemporary analogue collage art.  This not to be missed exhibition is a compelling show of new work by a remarkable young emerging artist from Indianapolis.

The exhibition opens Friday, November 3, 2017 from 6 to 10 p.m. and runs through December, 2017.  And, for First Friday, Stach’s Objekts:  Bought, Bequeathed, Beloved and worthy of your home will continue.

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Venacular Photography Exhibition

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Johnny Burgin and Quiqué Gomez

It was wonderful to host two Blues Masters in Satch Art Space for an exceptional performance that will always be remembered and was enjoyed by all.  One special guest, documentary film maker Robert Mugge summed up the evening with this Facebook post.

Thanks to Johnny and Quiqué for sharing their art with everyone that gathered at Satch Art Space.

The exhibition that accompanied the performance was new work that was inspired by music.  This included a large painting made with acrylic and oils using text from the Johnny Burgin song, Love Me Like I Want It, from his Greetings from Greaseland album.

For additional information on Johnny and Quique, check out their websites:
http://rockinjohnnyburgin.com   http://www.quiquegomez.com

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Satch Art Space Grand Opening! April 7, 2017

Satch Art SpaceFor two years, I have maintained a gallery of 120 square feet on the second floor of the Circle City Industrial Complex.  I’ve hosted and produced over one dozen exhibitions in my Satch Lost and Found Art Gallery and in other galleries within the Circle City Industrial Complex.

In April, I will be opening my new art space of 740 square feet on the main floor of the Circle City Industrial Complex.  To celebrate, I am hosting a reception and open house on April 7 (IDADA First Friday) from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.  I will be showing new work and Ron Kern will be showing a selection of photographs from the series, Singular Studies from Satch’s Studio.  Music will be a curated selection of jazz performed by legendary Indianapolis musicians, including Wes Montgomery, from vinyl LPs.  Also, I will be presenting the new work of abstract landscape painter, Dave Voelpel in the adjacent Stokol Gallery.

Satch Art Space will be hosting many exhibitions and music events in the new art space. For June’s First Friday, Satch will be hosting Chicago blues great Johnny Burgin for a rare solo performance.

The Facebook event page can be found by clicking here.

I’ve been working very hard on the space and I am excited about this venture.  I hope that you can attend the reception and open house celebrating the grand opening!

For a map to get to Circle City Industrial Complex, click here.

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