INDIANAPOLIS — 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 Glick Eye Institute was artistic concepts that model light, color and perspective as they relate to vision.
Artists loan their works to the 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.”
While the event is being held in conjunction with the IU School of Medicine’s Alumni Weekend, it 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 faculty member of the IU School of Medicine in 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.