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'Afternoon of Art' to showcase Indiana artists' works at Glick Eye Institute

May 8, 2014

The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute on the IUPUI campus will exhibit its collection from Indiana artists by hosting “An Afternoon of Art" from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17.

When it opened in 2011, the Glick Eye Institute undertook a public art program to feature works created by Indiana artists. The prerequisite for exhibiting art at the institute was artistic concepts that model light, color and perspective as they relate to vision. 

Artists loan their works to the Glick Eye Institute for one year; at the end of that year, the institute purchases a number of the pieces with private donations. Other artwork at the institute has been donated.

"We are opening the Glick Eye Institute for this event to give the artists an opportunity to talk about their work with the public and to show how it relates to our clinic, research and education space," said Louis B. Cantor, M.D., chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Glick Eye Institute. "Partnering with the Indiana University Alumni Association for this weekend event gives us an opportunity to welcome the medical school alumni to tour our building and to see artwork that in some cases has been created specifically for us." 

The event is being held in conjunction with the IU School of Medicine's Alumni Weekend and is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Riley Outpatient Center garage on Riley Hospital Drive, one block north of the Glick Eye Institute at 1160 W. Michigan St.

The Afternoon of Art will feature recently purchased works by:

  • Peggy Breidenbach, ceramic.
  • Heidi Garriott, glass and wood.
  • Benaiah Cusack, painting.
  • Jeff Mason, photography.
  • Nikki Pritchett, painting.
  • David Woolf, circular prints.
  • Yuri Okamoto, ceramics.

Additional new artwork from other exhibitors will be featured. Those artists include:

  • Justin Chase Lane, miniature sets and photography.
  • Ruben Sandoval, scientific photography.
  • Marianne Glick, paintings.
  • Joani Rothenberg, paintings.

Jeff Rothenberg, M.D., chairman of the Glick Eye Institute Public Art Project's committee, will demonstrate the making of glass beads during the event. An accomplished glass artist, Dr. Rothenberg, who is an associate professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology, has two installations at the Glick Eye Institute. He has donated a mobile of glass globes and a wall installation of circular glass pieces assembled in the shape of the eye. His wife, Joani, a painter, has two murals in the first floor clinic waiting room; she also will exhibit additional works.

Visit the Glick Eye Institute's website for more information, maps and parking details

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