December 1st: Annual Holiday Show

Celebrate the holiday season with By Hand Gallery this year during our annual holiday show! We will be highlighting a variety of local artists and artworks. Featured items will include, but not be limited to hats, scarves, pottery, paper art, journals, art boxes, leatherwork, jewelry, ornaments, and wooden bowls. Opening Reception: Friday, December 1st, 5-8 PM On Display: November 24th - December 31st
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October 6th: Rudy Pozzatti

Come join us in celebrating the most recent works by local artist, Rudy Pozzatti. His latest fine-art prints and collages will be on display at By Hand Gallery beginning in October, with a smaller selection displayed through the end of the year. Opening Reception: Friday, October 6th, 5-8 PM On Display: October 6th – November 18th
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September 1st: Ironography

Bert Gilbert has been creating objects since he was a kid, spending countless hours in his father's tiny basement workshop. Toy boats, wood carvings, and elaborate alarm systems to keep his sisters out of his bedroom, were his specialties. After receiving a BA in Sculpture and Painting from Indiana University in 1983 Bert allowed many years to pass artistically fallow while creating a family, home, and remodeling business. Invigorated by the amazing iron casting workshops at Sculpture...
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July 7th: Quiet Observation

With an attraction to the natural world Mary Uthuppuru has had to develop a way to cope with the perceived unfairness of Mother Nature. It was tempting to listen to the turtle inside that encouraged her to close up in her shell and hide in the nearest book from things that were scary. As a child, she liked two things above most: reading and playing in the dirt. Over time, Mary discovered a love for uncovering the mysterious intricacies of human, plant, and animal behavior. It is now with mox...
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June 2nd: Tipping the Sacred Cow

Recently Dee Schaad has concentrated on earthenware. The pieces are all one-of-a-kind, tongue in cheek, figurative pieces based on history, myth and current events. Many have a story to go with the piece. They are made of white earthenware, stained and detailed with colored englobes and glazes. They are then fired to 1850 F. They are again fired with metallic lusters. All are fired multiple times and some are fired as many as five times. These pieces take many hours to complete. Most o...
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May 5th: Midwest Waters

The paintings of Dawn Adams always depict bodies of water–at times vast and broad across an entire horizontal plane and at times traveling circuitously and quietly through marsh reeds. Her imagery is deliberately fixated on water and its surrounds because in her time of crisis, when her teenage son died in an accident, she found some solace in the fluid materiality of water–that it shifted its shape and surface to adapt to its earthly container, that it reflected and refracted the light cast...
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Sandy Taylor: Paintings from the Well

Sandy Taylor (1937—2016) was an important, ever-present participant in the evolution of Bloomington’s art scene for many decades. As a professional flutist, she was a lauded performer, teacher, and composer. As a visual artist, Sandy at first worked two-dimensionally with multiple paint media and collage and later had a successful career designing and fabricating jewelry of simple geometric constructions embellished with rich patination. As an arts advocate and organizer, the she was deeply ...
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Vessels

Larry Spears Larry Spears's personal involvement in creating pottery spans over forty years of working with clay. Basically, he makes pots. Larry still feels that it is one of the most expressive art mediums. The shapes he uses have been evolving over the past four decades. He continually analyzes and formulates constant changes when developing his ever-expanding glaze palette. Many of his pieces are sprayed, dipped, brushed, spattered and layered with various glazes and slips. The majori...
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Handmade from the Heart

Holiday Show Shop local this holiday season and help to support the vibrant Bloomington community. Our annual holiday show highlights work from local Bloomington artists that you can then share with your friends and loved ones, knowing that each piece is handmade and from the heart. Opening Receptions: Friday, November 25th, during The Canopy of Lights Friday, December 2nd, 5-8 PM On Display: November 25th - December 31st
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