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Fine Arts Open Studios event will take place on Friday, October 26

The Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts
2012 Open Studios

Friday, October 26th
6:00-8:00pm—Fine Arts
7:00-9:00pm—Central Stores Art Annex
8:00-10:00pm—Morgan Hall, McCalla School

The Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts is proud to present our annual Open Studios, Friday, October 26th. Activities will start in the Fine Arts building from 6:00-8:00 pm, Ceramic and Printmaking in the Central Stores Art Annex between 7:00-9:00 pm. The Painting studios in Morgan Hall and Sculpture and Textiles studios in McCalla School will be open from 8:00-10:00 pm. All events are open to the public.

Every year the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts opens its studio doors to the public. Each area will have interactive activities. Starting in the Fine Arts building, guests can visit Photography studios and have their Halloween picture taken. Graphic Design will have the letter presses rolling and visitors can print their own Halloween cards. In Metals visitors can help break open a glittering Piñata while sharing in a potluck and observing the students work on their exclusive line of limited production jewelry.  The Digital Art area will have videos, animations, and interactive pieces on display. The Textiles area will have a loom set up where visitors can try their hand at weaving and at-shirt stations where attendees can print their own t-shirt for a nominal fee. The Foundations area will have visitors design and make their own color aid buttons. In Central Stores visitors can watch Raku firing and purchase hand-crafted pieces. The Printmaking area will teach visitors how to make monoprints with watercolors. The Painting studios in Morgan Hall invite visitors to participate a group painting. Also from 8:00-10:00 pm, the McCalla School will be open. The Sculpture studios will have wearable art and Sculpture Guild t-shirts available for purchase.  In the Fuller Projects there will be a group textiles exhibition called “Embodiment” where the artists revisit their common past of making work for the body.

Please help support the students of the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts in a fun-filled evening of art and activity. All proceeds go to supporting student guilds and their initiatives. There will be maps provided so guests can navigate around the satellite buildings. For any further questions please contact faoffice@indiana.edu.

Contact: Megan Abajian, mabajian@indiana.edu

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