Marie Medica Pugh Visiting Artist Series


Marie Medica Pugh was a longtime student and supporter of the Art Center. She and her family were familiar faces the Art Center since moving to Indianapolis in the 1970s. In November 2015, Marie lost her battle with cancer. Before her passing, Marie, along with her husband Newell and their children, discussed leaving a legacy gift to the Art Center in her honor. Thus, the Marie Medica Pugh Visiting Artist Series was born. The series, designed to bring nationally-recognized master artists to the Indianapolis Art Center for special workshops, kicked off in summer 2016.


Photo in the Streets - FULL

Monday-Thursday • July 17-20 • 12:30-4:30 pm • Member $294.10/Non-Member $346

FREE LECTURE • Thursday • July 13 • 6:30-8:30 pm • Open to the Public

Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, Bill Foley, has spent nearly four decades traveling the world capturing, photographing and publishing photos. Today, he teaches budding photographers at Marian University. In his four-day workshop, you will explore Indianapolis neighborhoods and practice Street Shooting, taking photographs of places you see and people you meet. After a day on the streets, we’ll return to the Art Center to process the days photos. The following morning will be spent editing your work, making contact sheets, discussing and critiquing the work. With new confidence about street shooting, we will venture to a new location and repeat the exercise. This is sure to be a story-filled adventure for all. Cameras and materials provided.


Glass Visiting Artist Series


Yes We Cane!

Wednesday-Sunday • August 9-13 • Wed-Sat 9 am-6 pm & Sun Noon-6 pm • Member $632.40/Non-Member $744

This class will be great for students that wish to start working with cane or that use cane but would like some direction towards more complicated projects. Emphasis on proper glassblowing techniques such as gathering, marvering, and turning will establish a solid foundation to build your designs on. Our goal will be to practice working as synchronized teams to learn to pull cane and pick them up on a blowpipe. From there we will approach more advanced iterations such as vertical cane pulls and stuffed cups. My goal is to break down this complicated technique into manageable and focused steps that students will be able to reference as they continue working with cane in their studio practice.