Landscape Show at Jasper Arts Center

Billy was pleased to be included in the invitational landscape show at the Krempp Gallery in the Jasper Arts Center, which opens today and runs through January 29, 2018.  We’re driving up for the opening reception tomorrow evening.  This little picture is not in the show but is appropriately titled “On the Road to Jasper”  and was made after a summer road trip to the area.

On the Road to Jasper by Billy Hedel 2016

On the Road to Jasper by Billy Hedel 2016

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Two days left to shop for art

DRagon's Eye charm by Billy Hedel ($25/22 sale)

Dragon’s Eye charm by Billy Hedel ($25/22 sale)

The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana (318 Main, Evansville, IN 812/422-2111) will be open regular hours Friday, December 22 from 10 am to 4 pm AND a shopping bonus time on Saturday, December 23 from 2 – 4 pm.   Whether you are looking for a major gift, a stocking stuffer, or some other holiday present, you’ll find something special at the AC.

All of Billy Hedel’s work is discounted 10 % or more for this sale, which will continue into the new year until January 9.

We wish you a happy new year and thank those who “shop small and local” in support of the arts.

 

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A Salute to Small Business Saturday & Haynie’s Drug Store

George Haynie established his legendary drug store in 1887 at the corner of Second, Parret and Adams, a corner that would eventually bear his name and from which the Haynie’s Corner Arts District draws its name.  After Haynie retired in 1928, a drug store operated from this building until it was destroyed by fire in 1944.   Today the site is a temporary green space awaiting redevelopment.

Haynie's Drug Store, c. 1920 by Billy Hedel 9-27-2017 9-11-43 AM 2587x1814

Haynie’s Drug Store, circa 1920 by Billy Hedel (acrylic on canvas, 40×30″, 2017, $ 775)

This picture – Haynie’s Drug Store, circa 1920 (acrylic on canvas, 40×30”, 2017 $ 775) – is one of Billy Hedel’s story paintings and is his imagining of the store in its heyday.  The scene shows two of his own dogs, the owner’s wife on the second floor balcony, a strutting goose, and many other whimsical details, all incorporated into a funky, colorful yet accurate architectural portrait of one of Evansville’s lost landmarks.   Billy used historic photos from local archives and conversations with descendants as reference material.    George Haynie, a civic leader on many fronts, was known as the Mayor of Goosetown.  Today you can learn more about this local, colorful history by reading and looking at the historic marker at the fountain.

We salute small business owners like George Haynie, who was so much more than that.  So this Saturday, November 25 (and every day, for that matter) we encourage you to shop small, shop local.

With thanks,

Billy Hedel’s Studio

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Shop Small. Shop Local. Shop Saturday.

The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana kicked off its annual member holiday sale last weekend.  In addition to regular gallery hours (Tuesday-Friday, 10 am to 4 pm), the AC will be open this Saturday, November 25 from 10 am to 5 pm in observance of Small Business Saturday.   Main Street, Haynie’s Corner, and West Franklin Street are three places you’ll find that city sidewalk holiday bustle.

Billy will be hanging out at the gallery for part of the day.  This is a good time to buy, as we’ve discounted this entire recent body of work by at least 10%.   He has urban views that are a jazzy variation of his usual ‘Billystyle’.   A trio of mellow landscapes balances these city views and show his work in oils on board.

For the younger crowd – whether in age or mindset – check out Billy’s emerging collection of ‘magical art.’   Harry Potter fans and the otherwise mystically-minded would appreciate these absolutely unique charms, books, boxes and potion bottles.

 

Dragon's Eye Blank Spell Book w/Magic Wand by Billy Hedel $ 65/58 sale

Blank Spell Book w/magic wand by Billy Hedel ($ 65/58 sale at the AC)

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Art sale this weekend & next

Taking the El to Cubs Park by Billy Hedel 2017 11-3-2017 12-00-07 PM 2592x851

Taking the El to Cubs Park by Billy Hedel (acrylic on canvas, 10×30″, 2017, $ 295/sale price $ 265)

 

The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana (318 Main Street, Evansville IN, 812/422-2111) will be open this weekend from 12 to 4 pm on Saturday, November 18 and Sunday November 19 for its annual Holiday Art Sale.   Billy Hedel will be selling his work – a selection of urbanscapes, landscapes, and magical art – at discounts of 10% or more on everything in the show.   If you miss this weekend, drop by on Small Business Saturday, November 25 when the gallery will again be open from 10 to 5 pm so you can ‘shop local.’   Regular Arts Council hour are Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.

Drop by and visit Billy and other artists.  And if you are shopping in Vincennes, Billy has work at The Open Gallery and the Northwest Territory Art Guild.

St. Louis (Jazz version) by Billy Hedel (acrylic on canvas, 30x10", 2017, $ 295

St. Louis (jazz version) by Billy Hedel (acrylic on canvas, 10×30″, 2017, $ 295/sale price $ 265)

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Another Salute

Another worthy event this Saturday, November 11 is Patchwork Central’s annual Holiday Art Sale (9 am to 3 pm, 100 Washington Avenue).   This long-standing tradition featuring professional, folk and children’s art is just a couple of blocks from Empty Bowls.   Billy will not have a table this year, but encourages you to come down, support our local not-for-profits, and explore the Haynie’s Corner Arts District.

Washington Avenue Temple, 1904 by Billy Hedel

The Tower at Patchwork Central is all that remains of the Washington Avenue Temple erected in 1904. This is Billy’s cover illustration for the Washington Avenue Historic District brochure.

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A Salute to Empty Bowls this Saturday

These past months people of all ages throughout the city have been making ceramic bowls which will be sold with a container of soup to raise money for community food pantries.  Billy Hedel did not make a bowl, but he did make a story painting called Empty Bowls in support of this important effort.  It takes place this Saturday, November 11 from 11 am to 2 pm at the Ballroom at Sauced, 1113 Parrett Street at Haynie’s Corner.  Look for the building in Billy’s picture.

Empty Bowls by Billy Hedel (acrylic on canvas, 20x20, 2016 $ 175)

Empty Bowls by Billy Hedel (acrylic on canvas, 2016, $ 175)

Your purchase of an empty bowl will fill another for a hungry person.

 

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