Tonic Gallery: Various artists at the AV Framing Gallery, Nov. 20 

AV Framing Gallery

If some or all of the artwork at this show strikes you as being particularly beautiful, don't say I didn't warn you. Brittany Eaton's oil on canvas painting, "Polluting Paradox," with its multicolored plumes of smoke rising from different-sized smokestacks, reveals that destructive human activity sometimes has a peculiar beauty. John Spitznogle's "Prayer Bench," made from reclaimed oak, radiates a certain unadorned beauty of form following function while Mab Graves' acrylic and gouache portrait "Marie Antoinette" - a painting composed in pinks, whites and flesh tones - glows with a more ornate and tragic kind of beauty. Then there's Greg (the Mayor) Andrews' "Looking West from the Square," showing a slice of the Indy skyline. Andrews' sensitively composed digital photo print radiates an appreciation of this city's beauty equivalent to that of his other frequent photographic subject - young women. The Tonic Gallery auction of these donated works by Indy artists, on Friday, Nov. 20 from 5-9 p.m., will benefit Second Helpings and their mission of eliminating hunger in Indy. 317-356-3776;

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