Lecture on furniture styles and domestic architecture coinciding with “Furnishing” Touch exhibit, 6:30 p.m., free admission
In connection with the “Furnishing” Touch exhibit, Kristin Barry from the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University will speak on the Gothic Revival in domestic architecture and furniture, especially as an extension of the morality movement of the time as driven by AWN Pugin, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Catherine Beecher, and Andrew Jackson Downing. The lecture is made possible by a grant from the Indiana Humanities Initiative and is organized in conjunction with Carmel Clay Historical Society.
Lecture on 19th Century furniture design and production coinciding with “Furnishing” Touch exhibit, 6:30 p.m., free admission
In connection with the “Furnishing” Touch exhibit, Elizabeth Brand Monroe, Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of History at IUPUI, will talk about The Early Industrial Age in America and Furniture Design and Production. The lecture is made possible by a grant from the Indiana Humanities Initiative and is organized in conjunction with Carmel Clay Historical Society.
Noon, free admission
Alys Caviness-Gober is a disabled artist and writer from Noblesville, Indiana, whose paintings are primarily abstract and semi-abstract. She is self-taught, and has been exhibiting and selling artwork for three years. She has had solo exhibits at Noblesville City Hall and Gallery 116. She is a juried Member in the Hamilton County Artists Association: painting (juried 2015) and photography (juried 2013). Alys’ health plays a large part in her artistic process, particularly as her vision fails: using texture helps her “see,” through touch, what she wants to paint.
Hear songs performed by Jamie Nichole, a singer-songwriter from Martinsville, Indiana. Jamie has been a singer her whole life, and self-taught guitarist and songwriter for the past 14 years. Her music is a warm blend of Americana, folk, and alternative country.
Jamie is currently recording songs for a new album. She travels around Indiana, and throughout the Midwest playing venues such as wineries, festivals, songwriter showcases, and restaurant/pubs. Visit her on www.reverbnation.com/jamienichole to see a full list of upcoming performances and stream music.
Carmel Lion’s Club, 141 East Main Street and Museum of Miniature Houses, 111 East Main Street, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Great opportunity to buy miniature accessories, craft supplies, and special gifts. This year’s sale includes a large selection of miniature furniture, accessories, dolls, dollhouses, kits, and supplies. More items can also be found on sale at the Museum, so plan to stop in at both locations!
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Visitors of any age are invited to bring their doll(s) and share stories about them. Enjoy our collection of dolls, which at any time may include Gene Marshall 14" fashion dolls, kachinas, hand-crocheted Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs each the size of a thumbnail, and others.
Lecture on furniture styles coinciding with “Furnishing” Touch exhibit, 6:30 p.m., free admission
In connection with the “Furnishing” Touch exhibit, Robert Brandt, Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame, will talk about “The Pillar and the Scroll: American Empire,” furniture in the early to mid-19th century. The lecture is made possible by a grant from the Indiana Humanities Initiative and is organized in conjunction with Carmel Clay Historical Society.
Heidi Mandich, member of CCA Gallery, will show off her soldering skills and silver jewelry.
Enjoy the Breyer horses in our permanent collection, enhanced with manes and tails made from real horsehair, handmade bridles and saddles, and costumed riders suiting each type of horse. Paint your own Breyer 4-inch “Stablemate” horse with materials provided. Take home your hand-painted horse and goodies from Breyer as souvenirs.
Eighteen-year-old award winning singer and songwriter, Maria Diebolt, performs. Her recent projects include several co-writing and recording collaborations with LA based producer Alex Cantrall and Indianapolis based artists and producers. Her largest crowd was the Circle of Lights Christmas tree lighting celebration in Indianapolis, performing for over 100,000 people as well as a live TV audience.
Sue Payne, textile artist, demonstrates how she works on a loom.
Artist statement: I was born into a family of artists: writers, quilters, graphic artists, and illustrators. I took art lessons at John Herron as a kid for years and was an art major at Ball State. I was drawn to spinning and weaving and purchased my first wheel when I was in college.
For a long time I have worked at Conner Prairie and in 1997, I was invited into the Textile Department to officially help plan and create Conner Prairie’s textile reproductions that you see all over the grounds.
I am a juried 3-d artist member of the Hamilton County Art Association and co-vice president of the HCAA and in charge of the Indiana State Fair “Sheep to Shawl” contest.
Create Your Own Mini Art. All ages are welcome to come and create a visualization of something in the Museum that inspires them. Materials and instruction will be provided. Works will be posted on the Museum’s Facebook page with permission.
Andrew Moore is a musical performer and composer from Indianapolis who specializes in percussion and the steel pan, the instrument born in the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago. He has recorded jazzy Christmas songs utilizing the incredible instrument, entitled A Panoramic Christmas. Moore is the bandleader for the band Circle City Steel. You can find information about the band at www.CircleCitySteel.com.
In conjunction with Second Saturday Gallery Walk in the Arts & Design District.
Rare opportunity to see the Museum of Miniature Houses at night. Enjoy our collection of fine scale miniatures, holiday decorations, and special holiday exhibits. Carolers will visit throughout the evening.