Local Artists Turn Boat Paddles Into Art to Benefit Breast Cancer Survivors

oarsLocal artists painted, sculpted and carved boat paddles to benefit breast cancer survivors and the local nonprofit, Indy SurviveOars, as a special exhibit that will open March 4 at the Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery. “Passions Collide: Paddlers Meet Artists” will feature several Indy artists, including Stutz artists, who let their passion for art meet the SurviveOars passion for rowing to celebrate hope and inspiration. Artists were challenged to think outside the Pink Ribbon concept with artwork focused on dragon-boat racing, a dragon, the strong spirited paddlers or teamwork. The result is a beautiful, creative and innovative exhibit. The paddles will be on display in the Raymond James Stutz Gallery, judged and then sold by silent auction benefiting the Indy SurviveOars. The opening reception will take place Friday, March 4, 5-9 p.m., during IDADA’s First Friday. All paddles will be sold at a silent auction and special event at the Gallery on Friday, March 18. Both events are open and free to the public.

Open Studios: On Friday, March 4, more than a dozen Stutz artists will open their studios to visitors, giving them not only an opportunity to see where and how their work is created, but also the opportunity to purchase the art. Artwork ranges from paintings, drawings and photography, to sculpture, jewelry and furniture. A list of the artists can be found online: www.stutzartists.com

Passions Collide: Paddlers Meet Artists Opening Reception and Artists’ Open Studios
The Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery, 212 W. 10th St., B110
Friday, March. 4, 5-9 pm
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PADDLES ON DISPLAY MARCH 4-18, 11 AM – 2 PM

SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER AND AWARD PRESENTATION – MARCH 18

COST: All events are free and open to the public
CONTACT: Leigh Dunnington-Jones, Co-Director of the Gallery, stutzartgallery@gmail.com, www.stutzartists.com or (317) 292-3200

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