Moonlight/Shaffner Exhibit

 Tactile art by Moonlight and Shaffner opens June 7 at Arts Council

The Arts Council of Southern Indiana (ACSI) will open a new exhibit featuring handmade felt pieces by Ardis Moonlight and handmade baskets by Dennis Shaffner on June 7 in the Arts Council’s Pat Harrison Gallery.  A reception for the artists will be held Saturday, June 8, from 1 to 4 pm.   The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will run through August 2.

The reception will also feature the Ed Adams Fellowship finalists and the New Albany-Floyd County Secondary Schools Best of Show work in the second floor gallery, a display of small greenhouses by Greenwind Symphony in the Arts Council’s garden, and a dedication of the Little Free Art Library.

The reception is part of the Trolley Hop and runs concurrently with Art on the Parish Green, June 8 and 9th at St. Paul’s on Market Street in New Albany.

Ardis Moonlight Dennis Shaffner
Ardis Moonlight&#44 a multi-media artist&#44 has had solo exhibits in photography and feltmaking as well as work in local&#44 regional and international juried and invitational exhibitions. She has been the recipient of a grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women&#44 and has had awards for her photography and painting. Moonlight has a B.F.A. from the University of Louisville. Her work is represented at the Arts Council and at Wild Earth Gallery in Elizabethtown. Dennis Shaffner creates what he calls “basketbowl sculptures” from rattan reed&#44 honeysuckle or akebia vine. His work has been represented at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft in Louisville since 1983&#44 and is in several permanent collections. He has a B.A. in art from Morehead and an M.A. in Secondary Education and Teaching from the University of Louisville. Since 2001&#44 he has been superintendent of the Fine Arts and Crafts Department at the Kentucky State Fair and Exposition Center




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