Art: News Bits

Mar 17, 2010 at 5:00 am

The Speed Art Museum ( has new hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday: 12-5 p.m. (closed Wednesdays).

The New Albany Bicentennial Public Art Project ( is presenting free visiting artist lectures. The first speaker is sculptor Brad White on Thursday, March 18, from 12-1 p.m. at the Purdue College of Technology, Purdue Research Park on Charlestown Road. White will discuss his design for the underground railroad-inspired sculpture that will be installed downtown in May 2010.

Just Creations (2722 Frankfort Ave., 897-7319) is holding their Annual Oriental Rug Event March 24-27. This fair-trade rug sale lists the artist and village in Pakistan where the rug originated. There’s also a free “Introduction to Oriental Rugs” seminar on Thursday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m. Reservations suggested.

Kaviar Forge & Gallery ( is hosting a benefit to help Haiti. “Light a Candle for Haiti” will give 50 percent of proceeds from gallery sales of candlesticks and candles directly to Doctors Without Borders. Continues through April 3.

Call for art: “APH InSights 2010: Visions From the Mind” is the 19th annual juried art competition and exhibition for artists who are visually impaired or blind. The American Printing House for the Blind ( sponsors the exhibition, which is open to everyone from professional artists to hobbyists of all ages. Deadline is April 1 for students, April 15 for adults.

Call for art: The St. James Court Art Show ( is seeking poster designs for the 2010 show. There’s a $1,000 cash prize. Deadline is June 18.