’Tis the season for … openings in our galleries

Judie Sloan’s work in glass fusion will be featured in an exhibit opening Dec. 5 at the District Theatre.

Here are two art openings reported to us too late for the December edition of Urban times:

Artwork by painter Chrystopher Burns and glass fusionist Judie Sloan will be showcased at The District Theater with an opening from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6. Both artists will showcase work with colorful palates to provide a spirited conceptualization of the season. InSight Art Promotion, an effort by Sloan and Clayton Hamilton, has been showcasing African American visual artists for about six years.

Works by a number of artists will be available on First Friday, Dec. 6, at Studio Alchemy at 1116 E. North St. in Cottage Home.

Previewed earlier at urbantimesonline.com, Indianapolis Contemporary unveiled new work by Nina Elder in a show titled The Score | Indianapolis on Wednesday. The show, in  a former Angie’s List building at 1002 E. Washington St., will run through Dec. 11. The exhibitwill embrace Indiana’s history of limestone quarrying while also challenging why we build monuments meant to last forever. The exhibition features Nina Elder’s multi-part response to the legacy of monuments in Indianapolis, and the city’s relationship to change, ranging from climate change to cultural shifts, gentrification, disinvestment, community organizing, and cultural empowerment.

And here’s a reminder of openings featured in the December issue of Urban Times:

Hundreds of small pieces of original art by Indiana artists will be featured in Tiny VIII, the traditional holiday show of Gallery 924 at the Arts Council. Opening First Friday, Dec. 6, the show will include works in all media and all styles – and all no bigger than six inches in any dimension. Many can be purchased for $100 or less.

The Rapp Family Gallery in the Indiana Landmarks Center will be host to a special holiday show and sale by the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association. Works from all mediums will be featured at the event from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. The annual sale will feature oils, acrylic, pastels, and watercolors.

Stutz Artists will celebrate the holidays with a free open studio event showcasing their one-of-a-kind artworks and gift items during the annual Starry Night Holiday Open House, set for 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the Stutz Business Center. Artworks available for purchase will include paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, furniture and jewelry of various sizes and prices. This event will also feature live music with Rhythmwood Drive, refreshments from Bearcats and an opportunity to explore the 400-square-foot building, which includes classic and collectible cars owned by Stutz owner Turner Woodard.

Contributions by local artists gathered by Quintana + Behringer will comprise The Ornament Show, opening First Friday, Dec. 6, in the Schwitzer Gallery at the Circle City Industrial Complex. The ornaments will decorate a tree as well as being exhibited throughout the gallery. The exhibit will be open and all ornaments for sale until Dec. 27.

Also at the CCIC, the Full Circle Nine member artists will present Duet, a group show featuring art team-ups within the gallery. The cooperative’s 25 member artists have paired off by a random drawing and together worked to combine their talents into one piece of art per team.

Blue Hair Don’t Care by Jessica Paullus will be featured in the Harrison Center’s First Friday opening on Dec. 6.

Several years since the phrase “Millennial Pink” first appeared, the Harrison Center will use its First Friday, Dec. 6, event to ask, Do Millennials Still Like Pink? This year’s color-themed holiday group show will feature blushing work from dozens of local (millennials and non-millennial) artists in the Harrison Gallery and Gallery Annex

Dec. 6 will also mark the return of the INDIEana Handicraft Exchange’s Winter Show, which will fill both the Harrison Center’s gymnasium and Underground with its juried show of modern craft vendors.

For the second year, the City Gallery will be transformed into a holiday pop-up shop filled with work from Harrison Center studio artists. The shop opens on First Friday, but is also open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.