ArtSeed Gallery’s “Implicit Elements” opening tonight — and a Mortal Kombat exhibit with an informative surprise.


ArtSeed has an opening tonight and other news to report; scroll down for the descriptions. In the meantime, here’s something you may not have known.

Halo Applications owns the building and hosts ArtSeed, and divulges this tidbit of interest:

These machines were moved over to the Halo office for a number of Summer celebrations and have been added as an unofficial exhibit in Halo’s ArtSeed Gallery as an exhibit on the cultural impact of Mortal Kombat, which led to a 1993 Senate Committee Hearing on Violence in Video Games. Following that hearing the Entertainment Software Review Board (ESRB) was established in 1994 which started to rate all video games and continues to rate them still today.

Between the two middle machines is something unique that Jim refers to as the centerpiece of the Mortal Kombat collection.

But I’m not giving the game away, so to speak, and you need to see it yourself.

Halo’s ArtSeed Gallery is open to the public Wednesday through Friday from 10am-5pm as well as on scheduled evenings for new exhibit opening receptions (check Art Seed for the exhibit schedule), so you are welcome to stop by and see for yourself!

And now for the ArtSeed schedule.

Implicit Elements
Donna Stallard and Jodie Furbee

5:30-7:30 for the artists reception, Friday, July 12

Art Seed is proud to present the innovative mixed media work of Donna Stallard, and the hyper realistic paintings of Jodie Furbee. Artists reception is free and open to the public, refreshments provided.

Kentuckiana native and IUS graduate, Jodie Furbee is a traditional painter whose love of art is in the process, details and manipulation of the medium to create hyper-representational works that commandeer illusionistic light, luminosity, character and mood of the content.

Donna Stallard began her artistic journey at IUS where she attained her undergraduate degree and went on to get her MFA at the University of Dallas under renowned printmaker Juergen Strunk. After studying in Dallas, Stallard decided to return home to family and community. Stallard has come full circle and is a professor at IUS and a talented printmaker.

Unveiling Celebration

The NEW Platform 22 Art Works
NAFC Secondary Schools Best of Show Winners

6:00 – 8:00pm on August 3, 2019 at Kevin Hammersmith Memorial Park

ArtSeed, in collaboration with the Floyd County Government and a grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development, presents the NEW Platform 22 Artworks. Platform 22 is a public arts initiative designed to bring arts and education to the residents of Floyd County.

Spread across 10 locations, each outdoor wall provides an opportunity to display important pieces of art through history, local art, and community art. Each location provides a unique experience with alternating pieces.

Come celebrate with us as we unveil the NAFC Secondary Schools Best of Show Award Winners at Kevin Hammersmith Memorial Park.

The program name, Platform 22, was chosen as both a homage to the county’s railroad heritage through the local train platforms and as a concept of transporting people to new and exciting places through art.

Platform 22 is designed to use currently underutilized public space and transform it into areas where the community can sit, view, discuss, and interact in a vibrant public space.

An important component of Platform 22 is the collaboration with local partners including: Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs, Indiana Office of Tourism Development, Floyd County Commissioners Office, Floyd County Parks Department, Open Door Youth Services, Floyd County 4H, Floyd County Purdue Extension, New Albany Floyd County Public Library, Jacobi Toombs and Lanz Inc. and ArtSeed, LLC.

ArtSeed Intern Show

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on August 9, 2019

As a show of appreciation, ArtSeed gives our interns an opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional gallery setting. Please join us in welcoming these new artists into our community.

Participating Artists: Ashton Beaulieu, Gracie Koesters, Marissa Kress, Sydney Nalley, Rebecca West, Tristan Buchanan.

  • Tristan Buchanan is a High School student and a graffiti and mixed media artist.
  • Ashton Beaulieu is an author and illustrator and is currently creating a comic strip.
  • Rebecca West, a BFA student at IUS is a printmaker and illustrator
  • Syndey Nalley, an IUS Student is a painter and enjoys working with youth.
  • Marissa Kress is an IUS graduate and accomplished Graphic designer and painter.
  • Gracie Koesters is a talented fine artist and works in multiple mediums. She is a high school student

NAFC Secondary Schools Exhibit Best In Show Award Winners.

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on August 9, 2019

Concurrent with our Intern Show, we are delighted to exhibit more young talent from the Southern Indiana region- the winners of the New Albany Floyd County School Secondary Schools Exhibit, Best in Show Award Winners.

Contact Julie Schweitzer

1931 East Spring Street
New Albany, IN, 47150

Wednesday – Friday
10:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Also by Appointment