The Dean Johnson Gallery, in the Mass Ave cultural district, is currently featuring an exhibition of Dutch painters titled, “Bridge to Holland.” This exhibit comes to Indianapolis after being created during the prestigious Schildersweek 2009 in Domberg, The Netherlands. This week long artist in residency programs gives a few lucky artists the chance to create work in studios, on the beaches, in the streets, or any other place in the small village where they can draw inspiration from.
“Bridge to Holland” at the Dean Johnson gallery features two artists, who participated in Schilderweek 2009: Jacobina Trump, a Dutch born resident of the Circle City, and Jay Parnell, an Indy native. These two traveled to The Netherlands in May as part of this week long festival intended to revive Domberg as an artist colony. Artists from China, Argentina, Chile, Russia, Germany, and the United States made the trek to see The Netherlands at the height of tulip season. Garnering inspiration from a quaint Dutch village, they set out to create spectacular paintings and sculptures.
You can take part in this wonderful Indianapolis art event through October 29, as two participants are shown at the Dean Johnson Gallery. The Dean Johnson Gallery is free and open to the people of Indianapolis Monday through Friday from 11:oo am to 5:oo pm. You can also see this exhibit one more time as part of the Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association (IDADA) First Friday Art Walk, on October 2. The gallery has extended hours for this night only, in case you can not get there any other time.
Indianapolis culture has surely been enriched while this exhibit has been visiting. Take part in the downtown Indianapolis art scene as you expereince The Netherlands through the eyes of a pair of Hoosiers. Time is running out to see “Bridge to Holland.” This free Indianapolis art exhibition ends when October comes to a close. Check out the beauty of another world at the Dean Johnson Gallery!