Colors of Autumn with Artist John Kelty
Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

Colors of Autumn with Artist John Kelty

oin John C. Kelty for an evening workshop exploring "the colorful season." Together the class will strive to simplify and recreate the beauty of fall foliage in watercolor. Using a step by step process led by John, students will endeavor to capture the feel and emotion of an autumnal scene as they put brush to paper.

In this intro-level watercolor class, artist John Kelty will guide each student through the steps of painting with watercolor using inspiration from a photograph. We will be working on an 11x15 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper and American journey paint. All art materials and photographs will be provided as well as pallets to take home after class.

No previous art experience is required and all art materials will be provided. Rhapsody Art Gallery will be providing appetizers and beverages for this class. This class is ages 18 and over.

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Intermediate Acrylic Pouring Techniques with Artist Beth Wheeler
Sep
28
11:00 AM11:00

Intermediate Acrylic Pouring Techniques with Artist Beth Wheeler

Explore four techniques not covered in the introductory workshop. We'll try each on a ceramic tile and then apply your favorite on an 11" x 14" canvas.

Additionally, we'll mix your own semi-transparent, transparent, metallic, and glitter paints and learn how to use them to add depth to your paintings, look at creative ways to use excess runoff paint in amazing accessories, and experiment with painting 3-D surfaces.

Rhapsody Art Gallery will be providing appetizers and beverages for this class. This class is ages 18 and over.

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Intro to Pottery with Relic Clay
Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to Pottery with Relic Clay

In this beginner level, pottery and sculpture workshop artist Janelle Slone will guide each student through pottery and sculpture techniques including exploring hand building, bead and stamp making, coil pot design, sculpture, and throwing on the pottery wheel. 

After class, Janelle will fire all of the projects in her studio, and glaze them with the option of three different colors to choose from. Students in this workshop can also have the option to paint their projects with acrylic paint and clear sealant after they are fired.

No previous art experience is required and all art materials will be provided. Rhapsody Art Gallery will be providing appetizers and beverages. This workshop is designed for ages 15 and over.

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Intro to Watercolor with Artist Karen Starn
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

Intro to Watercolor with Artist Karen Starn

In this intro-level watercolor class, Karn will guide each student through their option of two paintings:

#1-Title: Ancient Walls. I will show how to do texture to make buildings and stone look old.


#2-Title: Morning Bloom. Students will learn several techniques as wet on wet, glazing, and some texture. This technique is considered Free & Easy.

Karen Starn is a local watercolor instructor. She has been an artist, art director, advertising artist and illustrator for over 30 years. She has a degree in graphic arts and has taught watercolor classes for all levels in her home studio for years. She loves to experiment with colors and techniques and is known for her free-flowing watercolor paintings.

All supplies are included. No previous art experience is requiered.

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Intro to Drawing with Artist Jeremy Selzer
Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Intro to Drawing with Artist Jeremy Selzer

You've asked for it and here it is! Intro to Drawing! This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from an accomplished professional artist, Jeremy Selzer. In this workshop, students will learn the procedures related to drawing and begin constructing their own drawings.

Sketches are a means of thinking. A sketch is a visual tool for exploration, reflection, ideation, asking and answering questions, shaping existing ideas. Using still-life setups, figures and our environment as sources of visual inspiration, as you explore the use of traditional drawing materials.you will be guided through learning about materials of drawing,

All materials are provided for this class. You will also receive a swag bag full of the art supplies that you may take home and practice the skills you have learned in this workshop. Rhapsody Gallery is providing snacks and this class is for all skill levels.

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Intro to Acrylic Pouring with Artist Beth Wheeler
Aug
10
11:00 AM11:00

Intro to Acrylic Pouring with Artist Beth Wheeler

Is it art or is it science? Acrylic pouring is a unique combination of artistic technique, chemistry, and physics. Based on paint density and opacity, the dozens of techniques known as acrylic pouring result in astonishing textures and color interactions.

Come try a fun adventure of discovery with Beth Wheeler as she guides you through technique and serendipity. No prior painting experience is required. 

We'll practice four acrylic pouring techniques on ceramic tiles. Then, choose your favorite to apply on an 11" x 14" canvas.

Rhapsody Art Gallery will be providing appetizers and beverages. This workshop is for ages 18 and over.

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Intro to Pottery with Relic Clay
Aug
7
9:00 PM21:00

Intro to Pottery with Relic Clay

In this beginner level, pottery and sculpture workshop artist Janelle Slone will guide each student through pottery and sculpture techniques including exploring hand building, bead and stamp making, coil pot design, sculpture, and throwing on the pottery wheel. 

After class, Janelle will fire all of the projects in her studio, and glaze them with the option of three different colors to choose from. Students in this workshop can also have the option to paint their projects with acrylic paint and clear sealant after they are fired.

No previous art experience is required and all art materials will be provided. Rhapsody Art Gallery will be providing appetizers and beverages. This workshop is designed for ages 15 and over.

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 Hot Off the Mind : A Student Show
Aug
3
5:00 PM17:00

Hot Off the Mind : A Student Show

Join us for Rhapsody Gallery's first ever student art show.
Bishop Dwenger HIgh School Graduates: Ronny Record, Dylan Record, Hannah Zedaker
and Rebecca Weberwill be sharing and selling their art creations including tshirts, prints, original art, books and even the short films!
This will be a very fun event. So don't miss out on supporting this show as these local teens will all head off for art school this fall!

Cash Bar
All Ages


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Ron Swanson Five Dollar Crafts and Drafts Night
Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

Ron Swanson Five Dollar Crafts and Drafts Night

We want to craft with you!

 It's a night of celebrating a man who hates to be celebrated.

This is not fine art. It's crafts. 

 This night is about Ron Swanson and his irreverence towards the government, his love for America and building crap with your bare hands. 

This is crafting for the people and it's about time you made things. 

Get ready to make and take crafts. I. E. build your own chair, bean art, bacon and eggs koozies, bird houses... the essentials.. 

If you don't like these ideas, we don't care and we will be at Rhapsody on August 1 Crafting with or without you. 

Cash bar. Bacon Cookies.  

$5 entry fee gets you unlimited crafts for the night 


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Mixed Media Workshop with LA MIxed Media
Jul
19
6:00 PM18:00

Mixed Media Workshop with LA MIxed Media

Join mixed media artists LA Mixed Media (artists, Angi Hensley and Linda Schwartz) in this fun-filled class on the multi-disciplinary techniques in this style of creating!

All materials will be included with the cost of the class and you will go home with your own ready to hang, beautiful piece of art on canvas! You will also be taking home after the class a "swag bag" put together by Linda and Angi. This will help to get you started on your own mixed media projects at home including an ink pad, stencil, mod podge, tape, stickers and more!

A note to you from Angi and Linda:

"Have you ever been afraid to try something artistically creative or have even tried and it looks like you could have entered it in a preschoolers finger paint hour after nap time? We invite any of you who are willing to “mess -up” because you will be amazed that the more you do the better it looks!
THAT is what is so fun and absolutely wonderful about Mixed Media! Perfectly Imperfect!"

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Famed Animator Ron Campbell (Beatles. Scooby Doo etc) Pop Up
Jul
17
4:00 PM16:00

Famed Animator Ron Campbell (Beatles. Scooby Doo etc) Pop Up

Rhapsody Gallery is so excited and honored to be chosen to host a world class animator from some of your favorite cartoons, Ron Campbell in this two day pop up event!

The legendary animator will be exhibiting Beatles cartoon pop artwork as well as other beloved cartoon characters that encompass his 50-year career in Children’s Television such as Scooby Doo, the Smurfs, Rugrats, Winnie the Pooh, Flintstones, Jetsons, Yogi Bear & more.
ALL WORKS ARE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE.

Ron will showcase his original Beatles
cartoon paintings created specially for the show and
paint original remarques for customers who purchase
any of his artwork. Ron will also feature other artwork
based on his 50-year career in cartoons including
Scooby Doo, Rugrats, Smurfs, Flintstones, Jetsons and
more. The exhibit is free, and all works are available
for purchase.

Campbell has also been involved with some of the most beloved cartoons including, Scooby Doo, Winnie The Pooh, Krazy Kat, George of the Jungle, The Jetsons, The Flintstones, the Smurfs, Goof Troop, Rugrats, Ed, Edd & Eddy Yogi Bear and dozens more. Campbell’s former studio was awarded a Peabody and an Emmy for his work in children’s television. Since retiring after a 50-year career, he has been painting subjects always based on the animated cartoons he has helped bring to the screen. With emphasis on The Beatles, he shows his Cartoon Pop Art in galleries

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Jewelry Making with Arkansas Artist Alyssa Bird
Jul
13
2:00 PM14:00

Jewelry Making with Arkansas Artist Alyssa Bird

Making art never looked so good. Rhapsody Art Gallery is excited to host a jewelry-making workshop with Alyssa Bird, artist/designer of Regenerous Designs, while she's in town for a brief visit. This one-time opportunity gives you the chance to unleash your inner fashion designer and create a custom one-of-a-kind necklace.
From color selection to the final clasp, this accessory is all you. The featured piece incorporates a wood base and utilizes upcycled luxury fabric remnants that otherwise get tossed during clothing production. Become a trendsetting style guru with sustainable fashion.

All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring any special fabric from home if you want to make something more sentimental. Two designer shape options are available. Option (A) is a smaller oval shape necklace and option (B) is a larger circle version. Snacks to nibble on and drinks to sip on will be served. Alyssa is an Indiana native and looking forward to sharing her art and accessory marking skills with her home town.
Alyssa Bird is a sustainable artist and fashion designer. She specializes in making unique accessories from upcycled materials.

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 Intro to Figure Drawing with Artist Jeremy Selze
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to Figure Drawing with Artist Jeremy Selze

You've asked for it so here it is! Live model figure drawing.

In this introductory level workshop, you will learn the procedures related to sketching a figure from a live model and you will construct your own figure drawing.


Sketches are a means of thinking. A sketch is a visual tool for exploration, reflection, ideation, asking and answering questions, shaping existing ideas. Using still-life setups, figures and our environment as sources of visual inspiration, as you explore the use of traditional drawing materials. you will be guided through learning about materials of drawing,

All materials are provided for this class. You will also receive a swag bag full of the art supplies that you may take home and practice the skills you have learned in this workshop.

Rhapsody Gallery is providing snacks and this class is for all skill levels.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from an accomplished professional artist, Jeremy Selzer. More about Jeremy:

Jeremy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from Indiana University, Bloomington. Master of Arts in Digital Illustration & Animation from the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne. His professional career started as Art Director for a small, Indianapolis based ad agency; creating campaign work and individual client focused projects. "The majority of my corporate career was spent as Lead Designer for a large, multi-national company. I illustrated concepts for a variety of new products, initial prototypes, and completed all drawings for mass-produced inventories. I eventually realized sitting behind a computer was not the right move for me and accepted a tattoo apprenticeship north of Indianapolis. I currently tattoo full time from my studio here in Fort Wayne, in addition to producing commissioned paintings, sculpting, and co-own Phan-Gear Prints; a collective that creates promotional artwork for local musicians."

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Children's Pottery and Sculpture Art Camp with Relic Clay
Jun
14
10:00 AM10:00

Children's Pottery and Sculpture Art Camp with Relic Clay

Make your child's summer learning experience one they will never forget with our first ever Children's Pottery Camp!

This is a beginner level, pottery and sculpture camp designed by artist Janelle Slone for children ages 6-10.

Janelle from Relic Clay will guide each student through pottery and sculpture techniques including exploring hand building, bead and stamp making, coil pot design, sculpture, and throwing on the pottery wheel.

After class, Janelle will fire all of the projects in her studio, and glaze them with the option of three different colors to choose from.


No previous art experience is required and all art materials will be provided.

Rhapsody Art Gallery will also be providing appetizers and beverages.

This two-day art camp is designed for ages 6-10. The camp is from 10am-12pm both on June 14 and June 15


Your child must attend both days of this camp. Finished projects may be picked up 3-5 weeks after the date of camp. One ticket is for one child for both days.

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Intro to Pottery with Relic Clay
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to Pottery with Relic Clay

In this beginner level, pottery and sculpture workshop artist Janelle Slone will guide each student through pottery and sculpture techniques including exploring hand building, bead and stamp making, coil pot design, sculpture, and throwing on the pottery wheel. 

After class, Janelle will fire all of the projects in her studio, and glaze them with the option of three different colors to choose from. Students in this workshop can also have the option to paint their projects with acrylic paint and clear sealant after they are fired.

No previous art experience is required and all art materials will be provided. Rhapsody Art Gallery will be providing appetizers and beverages. This workshop is designed for ages 15 and over.

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Art Opening for Kat Silver and Andrea Light Art
Jun
8
6:00 PM18:00

Art Opening for Kat Silver and Andrea Light Art

Join us in celebrating these two wonderfully talented artists on the evening of June 8. Whimsy and fun describes these two artists and you are sure to fall in love with their art.

Kat Silver:
Graduated from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY in 2001 with Fine Art degree. Graduated from Drexel University Philadelphia, PA in 2006 with Masters in Art Therapy.
Currently living and making art in Indianapolis. My background is in Art Therapy. I have had the pleasure of doing gallery and Juried exhibits in Philadelphia& NYC and Baltimore.

Andrea Light:
I am a visual artist working in collage, acrylics, and digital media.My work is represented at Full Circle Nine Gallery and Tube Factory First Friday Art Market.I have a passion for public art and finding ways to bring art and community together.

Recent Awards/Projects:

2018 Johnson County Community Foundation Muralist
2018 Director – Eastside Art Collective
2017/2018 Indianapolis Art Council High Art billboard artist
2017 Indy Do Day #Itsmycity Chalk Art Muralist
2017 Irvington traffic


More details TBA
Art for Sale
Cash Bar
All Ages

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Intermediate Acrylic Pouring Techniques with Artist Beth Wheeler
Jun
1
11:00 AM11:00

Intermediate Acrylic Pouring Techniques with Artist Beth Wheeler

Explore four techniques not covered in the introductory workshop. We'll try each on a ceramic tile and then apply your favorite on an 11" x 14" canvas.

Additionally, we'll mix your own semi-transparent, transparent, metallic, and glitter paints and learn how to use them to add depth to your paintings, look at creative ways to use excess runoff paint in amazing accessories, and experiment with painting 3-D surfaces.

Rhapsody Art Gallery will be providing appetizers and beverages for this class. This class is ages 18 and over.

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Intro to Acrylic Painting with Betsy Carter
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Intro to Acrylic Painting with Betsy Carter

In this Intro to Acrylic Painting workshop artist, Betsy Carter will be guiding you through the art medium of acrylic paint. She will be sharing with the class:

Techniques in brushwork

Information on painting from a photo,

How the environment affects the paint,

The differences in types of canvases, paint, and brushes that are available

Age and Styles of acrylic

and you will be creating an 8X10" painting that you can take home and hang on your wall proudly!


This event is for all skill levels, all supplies are included and this class is designed for ages 15 and up.


Rhapsody Gallery will be providing snacks and beverages

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The Push Pull Drag Em In SALE! : A Caffeinated Happy Hour Event
May
25
2:00 PM14:00

The Push Pull Drag Em In SALE! : A Caffeinated Happy Hour Event

Spring is here, friends! Finally! TIme to dust off the old and bring in the fresh and new into your home.

We've been waiting to host this event for a whole year! 

It's the first ever PUSH EM DRAG EM PULL EM IN EVENT at Rhapsody! 

What does it all mean?! 

On May 25 from the hours of 2pm-7pm bring us your worst art.

We hear all the time. "I can't buy new art, my walls are already full!"

Well, we both know it's not all great stuff on our walls, right?! So we thought, why not have you bring in your least favorite, the absolute worst piece of art you have in your home and we will give you a discount on replacing that horrible dusty old thing on your walls with something beautiful from our store! 

This will be a celebration of bringing in the new and out with the old. And if you know Hali, Justin and I, you know we adore really bad art almost as much as the really good stuff. 

Make our day with bringing us your worst piece of art and we will give you 20% off of any print or original painting in our store! 

Pretty Sweet, right? 

This will also be your last chance to snag an original painting of John S. Gruse from us so feel free

to come even if you don't have bad art to share!

Cash Bar all day

Free Coffee all day

All Ages

Workshop demos all day and GIVEAWAYS 

WE ARE A GALLERY FOOOOOR THE PEOPLE. 

*Remember it's 20% off of one item and one discount per customer 

LET"S DO THIS! 


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A Mother's Day Workshop Event: Mimosas and Pottery
May
12
2:00 PM14:00

A Mother's Day Workshop Event: Mimosas and Pottery

Spoil your mom with the gift of art. On May 12 2:00-3:30

we will be exploring pottery at this fun and creative workshop.

Relic Clay will be in house working with you on the pottery wheel and showing you techniques

in hand building mugs and throwing a flower vase on the wheel.

We will be surviving MOMosas and cash bar will be open during this event also.

One person per ticket and your ticket includes:

One free drink from the cash bar of your choice.( A cash bar will also be open during this event and other drinks will be available for purchase.)

A Mother's Day grab bag filled with fun goodies from Rhapsody Gallery.

You will make pottery in this class and the pottery will be available finished and ready for pick up a few weeks after the date of this event.

This event is for ages 21 and up

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Finishing an Acrylic Poured Painting with Artist Beth Wheeler
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

Finishing an Acrylic Poured Painting with Artist Beth Wheeler

Congratulations! You've created awesome acrylic pour art. Now what? 

How do you finish it so it stays vibrant and beautiful for years? Beth Wheeler will guide participants through a variety of possibilities including Inclusions such as crushed glass or small shells, embellishments such as gold leaf and line art, varnish vs resin, framing vs gallery wrap, and more. This Two-hour workshop will help you choose from a variety of options with confidence! 

Bring two of your own small painted canvases from home. We will do 4 hands-on projects and two demos. Demos are mounting a canvas in a frame with Z clips and applying resin. Hands on projects include line work on top of the finished painting, adding inclusions to dried painting, and varnishing.

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 3 Artist Party Open Studio and Art Supply Swap Night!
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

3 Artist Party Open Studio and Art Supply Swap Night!

Our second Artist Party is afoot!
Bring yourselves and hang for the evening with your fellow local creatives.
Show us what you've been working on, create in our space and or bring any art supplies that are collecting dust in your studio to trade or just donate to another artist.
You know you have art supplies gathering dust.. we all do.

Rhapsody is providing drinks and some snacks but feel free to bring your own as well.
No alcohol please as this is still a public space.
No cover this time

You"re still reading this and thinking about all those art supplies you never used arent you?

Lets do this. See you on May 3

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Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

Amy Sedaris Five Dollar Crafts and Drafts Night

I'm not gonna lie. We've been waiting to throw this event our whole lives.

Here it is. We love Amy Sedaris like Seal loves a kiss from a rose on a grave. 

We want to craft with you. 

This is not fine art. It's crafts. 

If we are being really transparent we would even say that this book is what started Hali and Tricia's art careers.

A bad divorce gave birth to buying this book as a distraction. The crafting from her books was the gateway drug to what would ultimately become our lives as artists.  

But in the end, it's about Amy Sedaris and her irreverence towards normalcy, all things expected, unglittered and expensive. This is crafting for poor people and it's brilliant. 

Get ready to make and take crafts. I. E. Jesus matchstick holders, macaroni and bean art, masks of the world.

If you don't like these ideas, we don't care and we will be at Rhapsody on the 19 Crafting with or without you. 

Cash bar. Open Hearts. Glitter Sticks. See you there. 

*If you purchased tickets for the last Amy night and you were unable to attend due to the weather, you may use those for this event. 


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Intro to Pottery with Artist Janelle Slone
Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to Pottery with Artist Janelle Slone

In this beginner level pottery and sculpture workshop artist Janelle Slone will guide each student through beginner pottery and sculpture techniques including exploring hand building, bead and stamp making, coil pot design, sculpture, and throwing on the pottery wheel. 

After class, Janelle will fire all of the projects in her studio, and glaze them with the option of three different colors to choose from. Students in this workshop can also have the option to paint their projects with acrylic paint and clear sealant after they are fired.

No previous art experience is required and all art materials will be provided. Rhapsody Art Gallery will be providing appetizers and beverages. This workshop is designed for ages 15 and over.

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Intro to Pastel with Artist Craig Graham
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to Pastel with Artist Craig Graham

In this intro to pastel workshop artist, Craig Graham will be instructing students on the supplies needed to create with pastels and guiding students through how to make a landscape scene from a photograph using pastels. Each student will receive their own pastel supplies to take home with them. The kit includes: 

A set of Generals Charcoal Pencils 

Mungoyo Soft Pastels (64 Count)

1 Mat for framing

After class, each student will be able to work from a photograph and create their own paintings at home, as well as how to frame their finished pieces. No previous art experience suggested. All supplies are included. Rhapsody Gallery will be providing snacks and beverages. Frames available for purchase after class.

Craig is an artist from Defiance Ohio. He has been painting for 13 years.


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Watercolor Workshop: Working From Photographs with Artist John Kelty
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Watercolor Workshop: Working From Photographs with Artist John Kelty

In this intro level watercolor class, artist John Kelty will guide each student through the steps of painting with watercolor using inspiration from a photograph. We will be working on an 11x15 140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper and American journey paint. All art materials and photographs will be provided as well as pallets to take home after class.

No previous art experience is required and all art materials will be provided. Rhapsody Art Gallery will be providing appetizers and beverages for this class. This class is ages 18 and over. 

John C. Kelty is known for his plein air paintings and ability to capture movement in watercolor."John C. Kelty is a regional artist who resides in Fort Wayne Indiana. He was born and raised in New Haven, Indiana, as one of thirteen children. He attended the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, graduated with a degree in commercial art and went on to work in the printing industry for the next twenty years. He works exclusively in watercolor. He has exhibited work in many shows and participated in many plein air events . He is past president and current board member of the Fort Wayne Artists Guild. He is a member of the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association, the Hoosier Salon, the Watercolor Society of Indiana, and the American Watercolor Society. He works exclusively in watercolor."


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"Virtuosity" a Comprehensive Collection of Works by John S. Gruse
Apr
6
5:00 PM17:00

"Virtuosity" a Comprehensive Collection of Works by John S. Gruse

You know a piece of art is special when you see it. The mastery of an artistic craft is called … Virtuosity.
Join us as we celebrate a talented artist who's works over the years has been as diverse as it is experimental, controversial and most of all beautiful.
This is a retrospective, a look back into the years of an artist and his triumphs in many different genres of art.
There is quite literally something for everyone in the John Gruse collection and we can't wait to share it with you.

*Free to Attend
*Art for Sale
*Cash Bar

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Intro to Acrylic Pouring with Artist Beth Wheeler
Mar
30
11:00 AM11:00

Intro to Acrylic Pouring with Artist Beth Wheeler

Is it art or is it science? Acrylic pouring is a unique combination of artistic technique, chemistry, and physics. Based on paint density and opacity, the dozens of techniques known as acrylic pouring result in astonishing textures and color interactions.

Come try a fun adventure of discovery with Beth Wheeler as she guides you through technique and serendipity. No prior painting experience is required. 

We'll practice four acrylic pouring techniques on ceramic tiles. Then, choose your favorite to apply on an 11" x 14" canvas.

Rhapsody Art Gallery will be providing appetizers and beverages. This workshop is for ages 18 and over.

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Intro to Drawing with Artist Jeremy Selzer
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Intro to Drawing with Artist Jeremy Selzer

You've asked for it and here it is! Intro to Drawing! This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from an accomplished professional artist, Jeremy Selzer. In this workshop, students will learn the procedures related to drawing and begin constructing their own drawings. 

Sketches are a means of thinking. A sketch is a visual tool for exploration, reflection, ideation, asking and answering questions, shaping existing ideas. Using still-life setups, figures and our environment as sources of visual inspiration, as you explore the use of traditional drawing materials.you will be guided through learning about materials of drawing, 

All materials are provided for this class. You will also receive a swag bag full of the art supplies that you may take home and practice the skills you have learned in this workshop. Rhapsody Gallery is providing snacks and this class is for all skill levels.

More about our instructor Jeremy Selzer:

Jeremy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from Indiana University, Bloomington. Master of Arts in Digital Illustration & Animation from the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne. His professional career started as Art Director for a small, Indianapolis based ad agency; creating campaign work and individual client focused projects. "The majority of my corporate career was spent as Lead Designer for a large, multi-national company. I illustrated concepts for a variety of new products, initial prototypes, and completed all drawings for mass-produced inventories. I eventually realized sitting behind a computer was not the right move for me and accepted a tattoo apprenticeship north of Indianapolis. I currently tattoo full time from my studio here in Fort Wayne, in addition to producing commissioned paintings, sculpting, and co-own Phan-Gear Prints; a collective that creates promotional artwork for local musicians."

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SOLD OUT Intro to Watercolor with Artist John Kelty: Working from a Photograph
Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

SOLD OUT Intro to Watercolor with Artist John Kelty: Working from a Photograph

In this intro level watercolor class, artist John Kelty will guide each student through the steps of painting with watercolor using inspiration from a photograph. We will be working on an 11x15 140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper and American journey paint. All art materials and photographs will be provided as well as pallets to take home after class. One lucky student will go home with John's painting from the class.

No previous art experience is required and all art materials will be provided. Rhapsody Art Gallery will be providing appetizers and beverages for this class. This class is ages 18 and over.

John C. Kelty is known for his plein air paintings and ability to capture movement in watercolor."John C. Kelty is a regional artist who resides in Fort Wayne Indiana. He was born and raised in New Haven, Indiana, as one of thirteen children. He attended the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, graduated with a degree in commercial art and went on to work in the printing industry for the next twenty years. He works exclusively in watercolor. He has exhibited work in many shows and participated in many plein air events . He is past president and current board member of the Fort Wayne Artists Guild. He is a member of the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association, the Hoosier Salon, the Watercolor Society of Indiana, and the American Watercolor Society. He works exclusively in watercolor."

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Amy Sedaris Five Dollar Crafts and Drafts on Tap
Mar
2
6:00 PM18:00

Amy Sedaris Five Dollar Crafts and Drafts on Tap

I'm not gonna lie. We've been waiting to throw this event our whole lives.


Here it is. We love Amy Sedaris like Seal loves a kiss from a rose on a grave.

We want to craft with you.

This is not fine art. It's crafts.


If we are being really transparent we would even say that this book is what started Hali and Tricia's art careers.


A bad divorce gave birth to buying this book as a distraction. The crafting from her books was the gateway drug to what would ultimately become our lives as artists.


But in the end, it's about Amy Sedaris and her irreverence towards normalcy, all things expected, unglittered and expensive. This is crafting for poor people and it's brilliant.


Get ready to make and take crafts. I. E. Jesus matchstick holders, macaroni and bean art, masks of the world.


If you don't like these ideas, we don't care and we will be at Rhapsody on the 19 Crafting with or without you.


Cash bar. Open Hearts. Glitter Sticks. See you there.

*If you purchased tickets for the last Amy night and you were unable to attend due to the weather, you may use those for this event.

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Intro to Pottery with Artists Lindsy Hall and Janelle Slone
Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to Pottery with Artists Lindsy Hall and Janelle Slone

In this beginner level pottery and sculpture workshop, Lindsy and Janelle will guide each student through beginner pottery and sculpture techniques including exploring hand building, bead and stamp making, coil pot design, sculpture, and throwing on the pottery wheel.

After class, Lindsy and Janelle will fire all of the projects in their studio, and glaze them with the option of three different colors to choose from. Students in this workshop can also have the option to paint their projects with acrylic paint and clear sealant after they are fired.


No previous art experience is required and all art materials will be provided. Rhapsody Art Gallery will be providing appetizers and beverages. This workshop is for ages 15 and over.

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"The Nature of " a John C. Kelty and Jeremy Stroup art exhibit
Feb
23
6:00 PM18:00

"The Nature of " a John C. Kelty and Jeremy Stroup art exhibit

Join us over the mountain and through the woods to this dual
artist showcase of artists, John C. Kelty and Jeremy Stroup.
These two wonderfully diverse and talented artists are bringing us their newest and never seen before works. Their style, experience and art mediums might be very different but their work shown together will be a gorgeous sight to see. Both inspired by nature, we love how their use of color bring the beauty of outdoors into a ray of beautiful colors on canvas and on paper.
John and Jeremy's works will be for sale one the evening of February 23 and for one month in our gallery. Please help us in welcoming these two artists to our gallery and celebrating their art 6pm-10pm on February 23.

More about J and J:

John C. Kelty:
Bitten by the plein air bug watercolor artist John C Kelty strives to create an atmosphere through the inclusion of human elements and the use a personal caligraphy of brushstrokes. The result is a visual narrative that captures a moment in time. Painting on location has given his work a freshness and spontaneity that was missing in the studio.

John was born and raised in New Haven Indiana as one of thirteen children. He attended the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne Indiana and graduated with a degree in Commercial Art. He went on the work in the printing industry in many capacities for the next twenty years.
He works exclusively in watercolor and exhibits locally at many show. He is a member of the Watercolor Society of Indiana, the AmericanWatercolor Society, the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association and is the past president and current boardmember of the Fort Wayne Artists Guild.

Jeremy Stroup:
Jeremy Stroup is an artist based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He graduated from IPFW in 2014 with a BFA in studio art, specializing in sculpture.

Currently, Jeremy produces a series of large scale drawings and collages of a broad variety of subjects, with an appreciation for religious, mythological, and archetypal themes. His most recent works explore biblical and mythological stories that resonate from his past culturally. He describes the process as a meditation on a story, the symbols it contains, and the people who have kept and valued it for generations.

Jeremy's work is vivid and decorative, drawing inspiration from many different cultures. He cites a long list of sources, such as: illuminated manuscripts, Ukiyo-e woodcuts from Japan, European and Arabic architecture, modern and retro science fiction illustration, and the surrealist movement such as: Paul Klee, Rene Magritte, and Remedios Varo.

Jeremy's main focus is honing his skills as he practices his craft, allowing the process to form a style for itself.

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