First Friday events Nov. 4 to feature 'Art After Hours'

Monday, October 31, 2011

It's "Art After Hours" at the Greencastle Arts Council's monthly First Friday scheduled for Nov. 4 from 5-8 p.m.

Joining forces in offering art, entertainment, fellowship and being-open-later-than-usual are the Putnam County Museum, DePauw's Peeler Art Gallery, the Low Road Gallery and the GC Galleria.

Patrons might start their journey at the GC Galleria, 16 S. Jackson St., which is offering new work by 13 local artists, including Sue Brucks, Lance Meyers and Marla Helton.

The Putnam County Museum on North Jackson Street will feature local guitarist Doug Cox accompanying its latest exhibit, "Putnam County Notes and Beats," a look at the county's rich musical tradition.

DePauw's ArtsFest 2011: Art and Truth? is featuring an exhibit of Andy Warhol photography at the Peeler Art Gallery. Singer/songwriter Ron Dye will entertain.

The Low Road Gallery, a student-run contemporary art gallery just off the square, will be swaying to the tunes of Jack Daddy Sunrise, a folk band that uses a variety of instruments, including a violin, mandolin, guitar, ukulele and banjo.

The current show, "The Core Show," is a guest-curated exhibition of photography, video, music, painting and other media.

"This is a great opportunity to visit local museums and galleries that are primarily open only during the day," Dye, an Arts Council member and First Friday committee member, suggested. "Whether you're a devoted music and art fan or a curious community member, there's something for everyone in this month's First Friday."

As an added feature, Rural Transit will be on hand to shuttle patrons between venues. Free service from the Peeler Gallery to the Putnam County Museum is at 5:30 p.m. with a return to downtown scheduled for 6:15.

The Greencastle Arts Council seeks to promote the depth and diversity of talent local artists and to cultivate Greencastle as a destination for the discovery and enjoyment of the arts.

Those interested in participating or seeking further information may contact Julianne Miranda or 720-2829.

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