Thursday Night Salon: Celebrating Local Art Collectives
Thursday, March 2, 2023
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
For this iteration of Thursday Night salon we will be centering the night on conversations around art collectives in the area. Join us for an informal meet and mingle with community members involved in art collectives of the past and present!
Enjoy music recorded by Ars Femina, an ensemble created with the mission of celebrating women’s artistry in music through education and performance, and clips from a concert of music from IU Southeast’s Ars Femina Archive performed at the Floyd County Library in 2020 to highlight the importance of the group for our community. Along with the music and conversations, try your hand at printmaking using vintage newspapers from New Albany and indulge in food from local restaurants situated in historic buildings.
What is Thursday Night Salon at the Carnegie Center?
Set in the main galleries amidst the art exhibitions, this interactive evening series is intended to foster a sense of community, with a rotating program of conversations, performances, and active art-making. Our first Thursday Night Salon in October 2021 featured a keynote presentation about the Underground Railroad by Louisville-based historian and podcaster Jermaine Fowler, set against the backdrop of the exhibition Hoosier Lifelines: Environmental and Social Change Along the Monon, 1847-2020. Our second Thursday Night Salon in December 2021 occurred during the solo painting exhibition Debra Clem: Surface & Illusion, and featured live performance art by local painter Cynthia Norton, and a roundtable discussion with four local figure painters, including Norton, Clem, LaNia Roberts, and Patrick Smith. Our third Thursday Night Salon in March 2022 was a sensory-filled evening inspired by Penny Sisto at 80 featuring a live visual art performance and oracle readings.