Feb
3
to Mar 3

February Featured Exhibit - Emerging Artist/Student Artists Exhibit

  • In February, Art on Main is presenting an exhibit by Esther Jean McQueen, a senior at Herron School of Art and students of Nancy Keating, Mosaic glass artist, and Randall Scott Harden, Impressionist Painter. Keating and Harden are both partners in Art on Main Gallery.


Esther Jean McQueen

Esther McQueen was born in Puebla, Puebla Mexico. Her mother is Mexican, and her Father is American. Her parents divorced when she was two years old, which had a significant affect on her life. This led to a lifelong commitment to art making.

As a child, she was inspired by her grandfather, who was an iron worker.  He made decorative gates and ornamental doors for churches and other establishments in Puebla.  His work method of bending and shaping metal rods, to create beautifully rendered pieces, is an influence on her work today.

McQueen learned at an early age, that beauty could be brought out of the ugly and mundane. McQueen’s paintings utilize color and other materials such as twine, fabric, cord and tile to create abstract imagery that capture the liveliness and soul of both the Mexican and American cultures. These pieces are meant to bring light, mystery and joy to the viewer through the process of mark making.

Artist Statement

My work is an explosion of joyful painted energy.  I layer paint and collaged materials to create spaces and depth in my work. I do this by applying paint, and then scraping it away to show layers of color beneath. I use twine, thread and cord on some of my pieces to enhance the texture.  I work intuitively, and my goal is that my art is to move people in a similar manner as music. Some passages are heavy and intense and some more melodic, but in almost every case the impact is strong and vibrant.  It is my intent to bring light and joy to a world that at times can brutally cold and cruel.  My personality is playful, strong and colorful.  This is reflected in my art. 

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Feb
9
5:00 PM17:00

Meet Me On Main (includes Gallery Walk!) - February 2019

Meet Me on Main will include all of your favorite components of the Gallery Walks – live music, face painting and caricatures and businesses staying open until 9 p.m.

Expanded options of “hands-on” art for the public offered every month.

New to Meet Me on Main is a monthly drawing! Each month, we will be giving away three $100 gift cards to businesses in the Arts & Design District. To enter, participants can visit nearly a dozen galleries and businesses to fill out an entry form; you can only fill out one per location but the more businesses you visit, the more you can increase your chances!

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Mar
3
to Mar 31

March Featured Exhibit - Indiana Artisan Exhibit

In March, Art on Main is presenting an exhibit by Indiana Artisans. The Indiana General Assembly passed a Resolution in 2010, establishing Indiana Artisan as the state’s official organization to identify, recognize and promote the work of Indiana’s highest-quality art and food artisans. Now as a non-profit corporation, Indiana Artisan continues the mission of developing a brand that helps define this state’s culture through remarkable Indiana-made goods. Art on Main will be presenting art and food items from 11 Indiana Artisans, including 2D and 3D art and food items.

The exhibit will begin on March 4th and continue to March 31st.

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Jan
12
5:00 PM17:00

Meet Me On Main (includes Gallery Walk!) - January 2019

Meet Me on Main will include all of your favorite components of the Gallery Walks – live music, face painting and caricatures and businesses staying open until 9 p.m.

Expanded options of “hands-on” art for the public offered every month. In January, we will be partnering with The Art Lab to create pressed clay coasters from 5 – 8:30 p.m. This event is free and no sign up is required. It will be held at 110 W. Main Street, Suite 125, next to Highgarden Real Estate.

New to Meet Me on Main is a monthly drawing! Each month, we will be giving away three $100 gift cards to businesses in the Arts & Design District. To enter, participants can visit nearly a dozen galleries and businesses to fill out an entry form; you can only fill out one per location but the more businesses you visit, the more you can increase your chances!

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Dec
8
5:00 PM17:00

Saturday Gallery Walk - December 2018

Click here for a map of the gallery locations and more information about the IU Health North Hospital Gallery Walk activities.

Public parking is available in the Carmel Lions Club lot (141 E. Main St.), Sophia Square parking garage (entrance off of 1st Ave NW), Indiana Design Center parking garage (200 S. Range Line Rd.) or available on-street public parking. The Arts & Design District parking map may be downloaded here.

District is the Midwest's premier arts and design destination. Home to more than 200 businesses, including art galleries, restaurants, antique dealers, design showrooms, boutiques, and creative service providers, the Carmel Arts & Design District promises to stimulate the senses. The Indiana Design Center is housed in the Carmel Arts & Design District. In addition, hundreds have taken advantage of the wide variety of housing opportunities and call the Carmel Arts & Design District home.

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Nov
10
5:00 PM17:00

Saturday Gallery Walk - November 2018

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Click here for a map of the gallery locations and more information about the IU Health North Hospital Gallery Walk activities.

Public parking is available in the Carmel Lions Club lot (141 E. Main St.), Sophia Square parking garage (entrance off of 1st Ave NW), Indiana Design Center parking garage (200 S. Range Line Rd.) or available on-street public parking. The Arts & Design District parking map may be downloaded here.

District is the Midwest's premier arts and design destination. Home to more than 200 businesses, including art galleries, restaurants, antique dealers, design showrooms, boutiques, and creative service providers, the Carmel Arts & Design District promises to stimulate the senses. The Indiana Design Center is housed in the Carmel Arts & Design District. In addition, hundreds have taken advantage of the wide variety of housing opportunities and call the Carmel Arts & Design District home.

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Nov
1
to Nov 30

November Featured Artists - Anna Afshar and Una Paris

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Landscapes and Cityscapes - From Ireland to Rome

Una Paris, a fantastic artist and art curator who resides mostly in Orlando, and Anna Afshar are having a show at Art on Main in November, with reception on November 9. The show will future Una’s Irish abstract landscapes and Anna’s impressionistic street scenes and landscapes from Europe. “From Ireland to Rome!” We hope you can join us for reception and come to see the show.

Public Reception: Friday, November 9, 6 PM - 9 PM

CLICK HERE for Una Paris bio

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