This April, 2016 First Friday, I celebrated my studio/gallery’s first anniversary with a celebration including, “paint the town red,” a mini public art project. Thank you to everyone that came to the celebration and has helped make the first year of my gallery a fantastic success.
Wow! It is hard to believe that it has been one year since I opened SATCH LOST AND FOUND ART STUDIO/GALLERY at the Circle City Industrial Complex (CCIC). This has been a year of change. I opened my own space after the gallery that had represented me for five years suddenly closed in December of 2014.
I decided to jump in with both feet and make the best of a new gallery within a newly evolving venture. Larry Jones was in the process of purchasing the Circle City Industrial Complex, a 541,000 square foot building, just northeast of downtown, that runs between Massachusetts Avenue and East Brookside Avenue for nearly three and one-half blocks. One of Larry’s first steps was to make affordable studio/gallery space available to artists. My husband, Ron, got wind of this and I immediately seized upon the opportunity, contacted Rachel Ferguson of Teagen Development and signed the lease for my gallery in February, 2015.
It took a couple of months to get the space ready and filled with art. I opened SATCH LOST AND FOUND ART STUDIO/GALLERY to the public on April 3, 2015. It was important to me to immediately become an IDADA member gallery to support and participate within the downtown Indianapolis community of galleries, artists and art organizations.
To say that the gallery had a busy first year is an understatement. I produced, curated and hosted nine exhibitions including my assemblages and paintings along with photography exhibitions, and a “mini-museum” exhibition of pages from Das Plakat. Here is a list of the exhibitions:
Satch – Grand Opening Exhibition
Satch – Five Year Retrospective
Satch – New Work
Ron Kern – A Little Exhibition of Small Photographs
Ron Kern – Indiana Small Towns Project
Satch – Shooting Targets
Various Artists – A Collection of Photographs
James Spencer Russell – Restoring Russell, Part I
In December, I received second place in the annual IDADA members’ exhibition for my piece, Blank Me, which was truly special.
This year promises to be another exciting time. In June, I will present a solo exhibition in CCIC’s Schwitzer Gallery entitled, Body Parts. And, in October, in a new gallery at the CCIC, I will present, Restoring Russell, Part II, an exhibition of the art of the late Hoosier artist, James Spencer Russell. Part of the ongoing process of this exhibition is that my brother, Ed, and I will be restoring several pieces of Russell’s artwork which will be chronicled via writing, videos and photographs presented on this website.
A big thank you to Dan Grossman, art writer for NUVO, for covering our exhibitions and expressing his interest in my art and supporting what I am endeavoring to accomplish with my studio/gallery. Below are three clippings from Dan’s writing.
Here is a gallery of the posters from all of the exhibitions that I produced, curated and hosted in my gallery and in conjunction with CCIC during the first year of SATCH LOST AND FOUND ART STUDIO/GALLERY.