STUTZARTSPACE presents "The Couch Show"

The Couch Show


But will it go with the couch? When we live with and around art, it expands and feeds our lives. Unfortunately, buying art can be hard. While we want to purchase works that inspire us, move us and enhance our lives, if we're going to bring that art into our house, we want it to fit in. So how do you go about acquiring beauty that "matches the couch"?

Galleries and museums can be intimidating – they don't offer the context to appreciate how a piece of art would look in a home. And the artists? They are taught to create for art's sake – not for the sake of your interior design tastes.

"The Couch Show" seeks to bridge that gap to consider the place of fine art within a living space. It brings a sense of home into the gallery setting, helping visitors appreciate how art that "goes with the couch" is art that's part of your life. Participating artists include Peter Boerger, Shawn Causey, Andy Chen, Rene Crigler, Leigh Dunnington-Jones, Victoria Gillieron, JanettMarie, Karen Masbaum, Terri McClatchie, Carol L. Myers, Kate Oberreich, and Carol Tabac-Shank.

Two local interior design teams will create a space in the gallery with their own furniture and work from Stutz artists. Design teams include Lesley Weidenbener of "The Design File" blog ( who will work with Keith Hochstetler of Vintage Vibes to create a living room vignette with a vintage theme where everything – except the art – is used or recycled. Brandy Ketterer of Brandy Ketterer Design Co. plans to incorporate the work of Leigh Dunnington-Jones and Victoria Gilleron into her space. Brandy will feature the amazing work of artists Leigh Dunnington-Jones and Victoria Gillieron in her vignette.

An opening reception for the show is set for 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 3, in conjunction with the Indianapolis Downtown Artists & Dealers Association's (IDADA) monthly First Friday gallery tour. The show continues through June 24, and the gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays or by appointment.

The Couch Show Postcard

WHAT: "The Couch Show" art exhibition
WHERE: STUTZARTSPACE Gallery, 212 W. 10th St., B110 (Enter from 10th Street via Bearcat alley)
WHEN: Friday, June 3, 2011, at noon with an opening reception from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Exhibition open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment through June 24
COST: Free
ADDITIONAL INFO: (317) 503-6420

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