Every month IDADA, the association of downtown gallery owners, turns the city into a traveling party as the galleries throw open their doors, unveil new shows and host free artist receptions. It’s an embarrassment of riches. Here are some Nov. 7 highlights. For more galleries: www.idada.org.
• Betty Scarpino at AV Framing Gallery. On and Off the Wall is a show of woodcut prints and sculpture by contemporary artist, sculptor and woodturner Scarpino. Widely recognized as a master of her genre, Scarpino’s work is held in public, private and museum collections around the world, including the Smithsonian Institution, Renwick Gallery and National Museum of American Art. Reception from 5-9 p.m. at 1139 Shelby St. in Fountain Square, 317-356-3776.
• ALCHEMY art + aesthetics presents Viaje Nostalgico (Nostalgic Dream), the first major show of work by Mexican-born Herron student Jennifer Hutchinson. Hutchinson’s paintings are displayed as an installation. Reception from 7 p.m.-midnight in the Murphy Building, 1043 Virginia Ave., No. 3., 317-634-9700.
• The Tonic Gallery Preview Party showcases works by leading artists, including Rob Day, Quincy Owens, Amy McAdams and Susan Hodgin, available for purchase to benefit Second Helpings. Event is 6-9 p.m. in Big Car Gallery, Ste. 215 of the Murphy Building. Info: www.secondhelpings.org.
• Danielle Riede at Erstwhile Gallery (1651 English Ave.) presents Peacemeal, which features works by the Herron painting professor that combine found and self-fabricated pieces of paint, resin and detritus with household items in a collage-like process. Reception from 5-11 p.m.
• At the Stutz Building (217 W. 10th St.), see Jason C. Zickler at ARTBOX. Large-scale paintings inspired by the artist's studio experience in Mexico are organized thematically to reflect different times and locations. Reception from 6 p.m.-midnight in Suite 125. Info: 317-955-2450.
• At the Harrison Center for the Arts: new work by Kyle Ragsdale. Pixelate consists of paintings that break traditional subject matter into new patterns. Reception from 6-9 p.m., 317-238-5489. In Gallery No.2: The Viewfinder Project features photography by students from Shepherd Community, Herron High School and Cape Town, South Africa. The Harrison is located at 1505 N. Delaware St.