Three Intriguing Art Exhibits 

1. Naturally Inspired Paint Out Art Show

Through Aug. 26, during zoo hours. After 15 artists — and a few critters — took a day to make artwork at the Zoo, you get to check out their handiwork. The show ends with asilent auction and artists’ reception August 27 (5:30-7:30 p.m.) in the Hulman Riverhouse at the Gardens.

Indianapolis Zoo, 1200 W. Washington St., included with admission.

2. Nineteen Stars - Quilts of Indiana’s Present and Past

Through Oct. 3, during museum hours. Part of the runup to Indiana’s 2016 Bicentennial, the exhibit will feature 19 quilts of an historic nature (they were created between 1830 and the 1980s) along with 19 contemporary quilts. All feature stars in some fashion, honoring the 19 stars on Indiana’s state flag. Many of the contemporary quilts were created for this exhibit. Read Rita's take on the exhibit.

Indiana State Museum, White River State Park, 650 W Washington St., included with admission.

3. Michelle Grabner: Weaving Life into Art

Through Nov. 15, during museum hours. Michelle Grabner’s first solo show at a museum of the IMA’s scope will feature “her intricate, labor-intensive abstract paintings, made with silverpoint and black gesso and others inspired by fabrics found in the domestic sphere.” Grabner works in a variety of other media, too, when she’s not teaching at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, $18 general admission includes exhibit


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