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17

Thu
Thu, Oct 17, 2019 5:00 PM - Wed, Oct 23, 2019 8:00 PM @ Broad Ripple Village

Join us in Broad Ripple Village on Thursday, October 17th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. for the Broad Ripple Art Walk! The walk features Broad Ripple galleries, boutiques, shops, restaurants and more, each hosting their own unique art exhibit.

Destinations are scattered throughout the Village, giving you the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful evening experiencing Broad Ripple and supporting the arts community.

We could not bring you this event without support from our sponsors! Thanks to:

Title Sponsor – River House Broad Ripple
Presenting Sponsor – Broad Ripple Magazine

The Broad Ripple Art Walks have a new format this year! Join us on the third Thursday each month May through November!

ART WALK DESTINATIONS

A ‘bit of Whimsy So Bro, 5208 N College Avenue

Artifacts in Indy, 6327 N Guilford Avenue

Broad Ripple Brewpub, 842 E. 65th Street

The Bungalow Inc. 924 E. Westfield Blvd

Condado Tacos – Indianapolis – Broad Ripple, 834 Broad Ripple Avenue

Foundry 317 Home Interiors, 819 E Westfield Blvd

Half Baked Pottery and Gifts, 6511 N Ferguson Street

Hotel Broad Ripple, 6520 Westfield Blvd

Indianapolis Art Center, 820 E. 67th Street

Lola Blu Boutique, 6350 N Cornell Avenue

Marigold Clothing, 6512 N Cornell Avenue

Monon Coffee Company, 920 E. Westfield Boulevard

OM HOME, 6516 Ferguson Street

One Up, 723 Broad Ripple Avenue

Potter’s House Studio & Gallery, 6503 Carrollton Avenue

Reveal by Polish, 6539 Carrollton Avenue

Scandinavian Comfort, 5914 N. College Avenue

St. Paul’s On The Way Way, 803 E Broad Ripple Avenue

Storefront Theatre of Indianapolis, 717 Broad Ripple Avenue

Union Jack Pub-Broad Ripple, 924 Broad Ripple Avenue

Visit our website at: broadrippleindy.org

Tags: Broad Ripple Art Walk

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Oct

23

Wed
Wed, Oct 23, 2019 10:00 AM - Wed, Oct 23, 2019 5:00 PM @ Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Next Thursday, Oct. 10, Nopal Cultural’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Art and Ofrenda (altar) exhibit will open to the public. You’ll be able to peruse elaborate ofrendas designed by local artists and organizations to honor the lives of those who have passed. And, don’t miss out on seeing artwork created by this year’s featured artist Carlos Sosa. Be sure to leave a personal note on the community ofrenda. This exhibit is FREE to view in the Lilly Theater.

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Oct

23

Wed
Wed, Oct 23, 2019 7:00 PM - Wed, Oct 23, 2019 10:00 PM @ Healer

Join us, all ye agents of change, brave cultivators of sights and sounds, as we bring the 2019 Indiana Arts Homecoming to life in collaboration with Iconoclast. Featuring Pernell From Pike, with Jared Michael (sax), Clint Breeze (drums), Chris Pitts (piano), and Zachary Finnegan (trumpet).

Doors at 7PM
Open mic: 7:30-8:30PM
Pernell From Pike and ISS: 8:30-9PM
Open mic: 9-10PM

Pay what makes you happy at the door!
All ages!
Beer/wine available for those 21+

A gathering of Indiana’s artists, the Indiana Arts Homecoming brings together arts providers and creative communities who are doing work every day to create opportunities that are vibrant, engaging, and embedded in the lives of our citizens. The state of Indiana’s third annual arts conference will be held from October 23 – 25 at the Indiana Historical Society in downtown Indianapolis.

For more information!
https://www.indianaartshomecoming.com/

Tags: Indiana Arts Homecoming, Live Music, Healer

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Oct

24

Thu
Thu, Oct 24, 2019 10:00 AM - Thu, Oct 24, 2019 5:00 PM @ Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Next Thursday, Oct. 10, Nopal Cultural’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Art and Ofrenda (altar) exhibit will open to the public. You’ll be able to peruse elaborate ofrendas designed by local artists and organizations to honor the lives of those who have passed. And, don’t miss out on seeing artwork created by this year’s featured artist Carlos Sosa. Be sure to leave a personal note on the community ofrenda. This exhibit is FREE to view in the Lilly Theater.

Tags: Nopal Cultural’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Art and Ofrenda (altar) exhibit, Eiteljorg Museum

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Oct

24

Thu
Thu, Oct 24, 2019 6:00 PM - Thu, Oct 24, 2019 9:00 PM @ Green Men Art Gallery

We want to hear your ideas. We want you to hear ours. Come collaborate on the Indianapolis Arts & Music scene.

Tags: Green Men Art Gallery, collaboration, think tank, scene building, art and music

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Oct

25

Fri
Fri, Oct 25, 2019 10:00 AM - Fri, Oct 25, 2019 5:00 PM @ Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Next Thursday, Oct. 10, Nopal Cultural’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Art and Ofrenda (altar) exhibit will open to the public. You’ll be able to peruse elaborate ofrendas designed by local artists and organizations to honor the lives of those who have passed. And, don’t miss out on seeing artwork created by this year’s featured artist Carlos Sosa. Be sure to leave a personal note on the community ofrenda. This exhibit is FREE to view in the Lilly Theater.

Tags: Nopal Cultural’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Art and Ofrenda (altar) exhibit, Eiteljorg Museum

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Oct

25

Fri
Fri, Oct 25, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Oct 25, 2019 9:00 PM @ Tube Factory artspace

Bring ItPeer 2 Peer Artist Critique
Pasta Pitch-in | Homebrew
For Emerging and Mid-career Visual Artists
Last Friday | 6-9 PM

Bring art for critique or a dish to share***** If your interested to critique there is time for 3 artists, if you are a collaborative or a group please notify.

RSVP to sign up for a critique spot contact:[email protected]
Please send me your name and a brief description of the work you are bringing and any special accommodations.

A simple pasta dinner and homebrew will be provided, bring a dish to share and any serving bowls.

Free! All ages of the public are encouraged to attend! Children and partners encouraged!

Tags: Artist Critique, Pasta Pitch-in | Homebrew, Tube Factory Art Space

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Oct

26

Sat
Sat, Oct 26, 2019 10:00 AM - Sat, Oct 26, 2019 5:00 PM @ Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Next Thursday, Oct. 10, Nopal Cultural’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Art and Ofrenda (altar) exhibit will open to the public. You’ll be able to peruse elaborate ofrendas designed by local artists and organizations to honor the lives of those who have passed. And, don’t miss out on seeing artwork created by this year’s featured artist Carlos Sosa. Be sure to leave a personal note on the community ofrenda. This exhibit is FREE to view in the Lilly Theater.

Tags: Nopal Cultural’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Art and Ofrenda (altar) exhibit, Eiteljorg Museum

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Oct

27

Sun
Sun, Oct 27, 2019 12:00 PM - Sun, Oct 27, 2019 5:00 PM @ Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Next Thursday, Oct. 10, Nopal Cultural’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Art and Ofrenda (altar) exhibit will open to the public. You’ll be able to peruse elaborate ofrendas designed by local artists and organizations to honor the lives of those who have passed. And, don’t miss out on seeing artwork created by this year’s featured artist Carlos Sosa. Be sure to leave a personal note on the community ofrenda. This exhibit is FREE to view in the Lilly Theater.

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Oct

28

Mon
Mon, Oct 28, 2019 10:00 AM - Mon, Oct 28, 2019 5:00 PM @ Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Next Thursday, Oct. 10, Nopal Cultural’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Art and Ofrenda (altar) exhibit will open to the public. You’ll be able to peruse elaborate ofrendas designed by local artists and organizations to honor the lives of those who have passed. And, don’t miss out on seeing artwork created by this year’s featured artist Carlos Sosa. Be sure to leave a personal note on the community ofrenda. This exhibit is FREE to view in the Lilly Theater.

Tags: Nopal Cultural’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Art and Ofrenda (altar) exhibit, Eiteljorg Museum

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Oct

28

Mon
Mon, Oct 28, 2019 6:30 PM - Mon, Oct 28, 2019 8:00 PM @ Urban Box

Interested in influencing public policy for a better world but don’t know how to start talking to your legislators about your passion? With a focus on affecting Congress (but with an eye on how the tools of the class can be more widely applicable), we’ll explore how to influence legislators through the power of story and relationship, and you’ll leave with a couple new tips and ideas.

Lisa is a long-time Eastsider, a devotee of local restaurants, and an avid traveler. She has worked professionally supporting citizen advocates work for the end of poverty since 2008.

Barter Items; paper napkins, paper towels, kleenex box, bathroom tissue, paper cups

Tags: Public Policy, Advocacy, Activism, Politics, Volunteering, Barter School Indy

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Oct

29

Tue
Tue, Oct 29, 2019 10:00 AM - Tue, Oct 29, 2019 5:00 PM @ Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Next Thursday, Oct. 10, Nopal Cultural’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Art and Ofrenda (altar) exhibit will open to the public. You’ll be able to peruse elaborate ofrendas designed by local artists and organizations to honor the lives of those who have passed. And, don’t miss out on seeing artwork created by this year’s featured artist Carlos Sosa. Be sure to leave a personal note on the community ofrenda. This exhibit is FREE to view in the Lilly Theater.

Tags: Nopal Cultural’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Art and Ofrenda (altar) exhibit, Eiteljorg Museum

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Oct

29

Tue
Tue, Oct 29, 2019 7:00 PM - Tue, Oct 29, 2019 9:00 PM @ Harrison Center

Deconstruction is a participatory art project, facilitated by Melissa Joy Livermore, centered around the process of removing thread after thread from a piece of fabric. Livermore has facilitated a variety of Deconstruction events over the last five years–intimate conversational spaces, gallery shows, open studios, and large group meetings across the globe. You may have seen her at the Harrison Center for open studios over the last couple of years.

While in Residence at the Harrison Center, Livermore will be hosting weekly Deconstruction events that are open to the public. Each event will look at the process from a different angle, based on the key themes that have been developed through the course of the project.

Regardless of the iteration Deconstruction is all about slowing down, creating space to be present. The environment created through this material exploration allows the participant to engage with those around them, with their own internal landscape.

Tags: Deconstruction, participatory art project, internal landscape, Harrison Center

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Oct

30

Wed
Wed, Oct 30, 2019 10:00 AM - Wed, Oct 30, 2019 5:00 PM @ Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Next Thursday, Oct. 10, Nopal Cultural’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Art and Ofrenda (altar) exhibit will open to the public. You’ll be able to peruse elaborate ofrendas designed by local artists and organizations to honor the lives of those who have passed. And, don’t miss out on seeing artwork created by this year’s featured artist Carlos Sosa. Be sure to leave a personal note on the community ofrenda. This exhibit is FREE to view in the Lilly Theater.

Tags: Nopal Cultural’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Art and Ofrenda (altar) exhibit, Eiteljorg Museum

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Oct

31

Thu
Thu, Oct 31, 2019 10:00 AM - Thu, Oct 31, 2019 5:00 PM @ Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Next Thursday, Oct. 10, Nopal Cultural’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Art and Ofrenda (altar) exhibit will open to the public. You’ll be able to peruse elaborate ofrendas designed by local artists and organizations to honor the lives of those who have passed. And, don’t miss out on seeing artwork created by this year’s featured artist Carlos Sosa. Be sure to leave a personal note on the community ofrenda. This exhibit is FREE to view in the Lilly Theater.

Tags: Nopal Cultural’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Art and Ofrenda (altar) exhibit, Eiteljorg Museum

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Oct

31

Thu
Thu, Oct 31, 2019 6:00 PM - Thu, Oct 31, 2019 9:00 PM @ Green Men Art Gallery

We want to hear your ideas. We want you to hear ours. Come collaborate on the Indianapolis Arts & Music scene.

Tags: Green Men Art Gallery, collaboration, think tank, scene building, art and music

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Nov

01

Fri
Fri, Nov 01, 2019 10:00 AM - Fri, Nov 01, 2019 5:00 PM @ Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Next Thursday, Oct. 10, Nopal Cultural’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Art and Ofrenda (altar) exhibit will open to the public. You’ll be able to peruse elaborate ofrendas designed by local artists and organizations to honor the lives of those who have passed. And, don’t miss out on seeing artwork created by this year’s featured artist Carlos Sosa. Be sure to leave a personal note on the community ofrenda. This exhibit is FREE to view in the Lilly Theater.

Tags: Nopal Cultural’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Art and Ofrenda (altar) exhibit, Eiteljorg Museum

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Nov

01

Fri
Fri, Nov 01, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Nov 01, 2019 9:00 PM @ Studio Alchemy Gallery

Join us every First Friday of the month from 6-9pm for a celebration of new paintings from a variety of artists at the painting school, Studio Alchemy. This quirky artist studio is located near the Circle City Industrial Complex in the historic Cottage Home Neighborhood. Bring friends and enjoy the party!

https://studioalchemy.art/studioalchemygallery

Tags: near the Circle City Industrial Complex, historic Cottage Home Neighborhood, Art, First Friday, Open Studio

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Nov

01

Fri
Fri, Nov 01, 2019 8:00 PM - Fri, Nov 01, 2019 11:00 PM @ Azmyth Recording Studios

An Open Mic Event held by Azmyth Recording – Welcoming all singer/songwriters, poets, MC’s, stand-up & more.

*Guidelines to Peforming*

1st:

Fill out this form below:

https://goo.gl/forms/q4a5HYykqx3ovj212

2nd:

Show up early to make the performance list. We will have 25 Slots available. The Policy is first come first serve. Submitting does not guarantee you will perform. Sign Up’s start @ 7 p.m.

Tags: Art, Live Music, Poetry, Open Mic, Azmyth Recording

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Nov

02

Sat
Sat, Nov 02, 2019 10:00 AM - Sat, Nov 02, 2019 5:00 PM @ Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Next Thursday, Oct. 10, Nopal Cultural’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Art and Ofrenda (altar) exhibit will open to the public. You’ll be able to peruse elaborate ofrendas designed by local artists and organizations to honor the lives of those who have passed. And, don’t miss out on seeing artwork created by this year’s featured artist Carlos Sosa. Be sure to leave a personal note on the community ofrenda. This exhibit is FREE to view in the Lilly Theater.

Tags: Nopal Cultural’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Art and Ofrenda (altar) exhibit, Eiteljorg Museum

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Oct

23

Wed
Wed, Oct 23, 2019 7:00 PM - Wed, Oct 23, 2019 10:00 PM @ Healer

Join us, all ye agents of change, brave cultivators of sights and sounds, as we bring the 2019 Indiana Arts Homecoming to life in collaboration with Iconoclast. Featuring Pernell From Pike, with Jared Michael (sax), Clint Breeze (drums), Chris Pitts (piano), and Zachary Finnegan (trumpet).

Doors at 7PM
Open mic: 7:30-8:30PM
Pernell From Pike and ISS: 8:30-9PM
Open mic: 9-10PM

Pay what makes you happy at the door!
All ages!
Beer/wine available for those 21+

A gathering of Indiana’s artists, the Indiana Arts Homecoming brings together arts providers and creative communities who are doing work every day to create opportunities that are vibrant, engaging, and embedded in the lives of our citizens. The state of Indiana’s third annual arts conference will be held from October 23 – 25 at the Indiana Historical Society in downtown Indianapolis.

For more information!
https://www.indianaartshomecoming.com/

Tags: Indiana Arts Homecoming, Live Music, Healer

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Oct

23

Wed
Wed, Oct 23, 2019 10:00 AM - Wed, Oct 23, 2019 5:00 PM @ Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Next Thursday, Oct. 10, Nopal Cultural’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Art and Ofrenda (altar) exhibit will open to the public. You’ll be able to peruse elaborate ofrendas designed by local artists and organizations to honor the lives of those who have passed. And, don’t miss out on seeing artwork created by this year’s featured artist Carlos Sosa. Be sure to leave a personal note on the community ofrenda. This exhibit is FREE to view in the Lilly Theater.

Tags: Nopal Cultural’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Art and Ofrenda (altar) exhibit, Eiteljorg Museum

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Oct

22

Tue
Tue, Oct 22, 2019 7:00 PM - Tue, Oct 22, 2019 9:00 PM @ Harrison Center

Deconstruction is a participatory art project, facilitated by Melissa Joy Livermore, centered around the process of removing thread after thread from a piece of fabric. Livermore has facilitated a variety of Deconstruction events over the last five years–intimate conversational spaces, gallery shows, open studios, and large group meetings across the globe. You may have seen her at the Harrison Center for open studios over the last couple of years.

While in Residence at the Harrison Center, Livermore will be hosting weekly Deconstruction events that are open to the public. Each event will look at the process from a different angle, based on the key themes that have been developed through the course of the project.

Regardless of the iteration Deconstruction is all about slowing down, creating space to be present. The environment created through this material exploration allows the participant to engage with those around them, with their own internal landscape.

Tags: Deconstruction, participatory art project, internal landscape, Harrison Center

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Oct

22

Tue
Tue, Oct 22, 2019 6:30 PM - Tue, Oct 22, 2019 8:00 PM @ Urban Box

Trying to save for a rainy day or a big purchase? Trying to build your emergency fund? Or just want to have a better hold on your finances? In this class students will learn the basics of starting a personal or family budget.
Liz works as bookkeeper during the day for a local non profit. She has been working in accounting, including self employment bookkeeping, for over 10 years! She lives on the westside of Indy with her family of 6 & grew up on the NE side. In her free time she enjoys playing with her two dogs, reading good books, or binge watching a show of the week on Hulu.

Barter Items: Local beer (no porters, please), new or gently used boys 4T fall clothing, local made bakery items, grain free dog treats, meat and cheese tray items

Tags: Budgeting, bookkeeping, family budget, Barter School Indy

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Oct

22

Tue
Tue, Oct 22, 2019 10:00 AM - Tue, Oct 22, 2019 5:00 PM @ Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Next Thursday, Oct. 10, Nopal Cultural’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Art and Ofrenda (altar) exhibit will open to the public. You’ll be able to peruse elaborate ofrendas designed by local artists and organizations to honor the lives of those who have passed. And, don’t miss out on seeing artwork created by this year’s featured artist Carlos Sosa. Be sure to leave a personal note on the community ofrenda. This exhibit is FREE to view in the Lilly Theater.

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Oct

21

Mon
Mon, Oct 21, 2019 10:00 AM - Mon, Oct 21, 2019 5:00 PM @ Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Next Thursday, Oct. 10, Nopal Cultural’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Art and Ofrenda (altar) exhibit will open to the public. You’ll be able to peruse elaborate ofrendas designed by local artists and organizations to honor the lives of those who have passed. And, don’t miss out on seeing artwork created by this year’s featured artist Carlos Sosa. Be sure to leave a personal note on the community ofrenda. This exhibit is FREE to view in the Lilly Theater.

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Oct

20

Sun
Sun, Oct 20, 2019 12:00 PM - Sun, Oct 20, 2019 5:00 PM @ Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Next Thursday, Oct. 10, Nopal Cultural’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Art and Ofrenda (altar) exhibit will open to the public. You’ll be able to peruse elaborate ofrendas designed by local artists and organizations to honor the lives of those who have passed. And, don’t miss out on seeing artwork created by this year’s featured artist Carlos Sosa. Be sure to leave a personal note on the community ofrenda. This exhibit is FREE to view in the Lilly Theater.

Tags: Nopal Cultural’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Art and Ofrenda (altar) exhibit, Eiteljorg Museum

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Oct

19

Sat
Sat, Oct 19, 2019 10:00 AM - Sat, Oct 19, 2019 5:00 PM @ Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Next Thursday, Oct. 10, Nopal Cultural’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Art and Ofrenda (altar) exhibit will open to the public. You’ll be able to peruse elaborate ofrendas designed by local artists and organizations to honor the lives of those who have passed. And, don’t miss out on seeing artwork created by this year’s featured artist Carlos Sosa. Be sure to leave a personal note on the community ofrenda. This exhibit is FREE to view in the Lilly Theater.

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Oct

19

Sat
Sat, Oct 19, 2019 8:00 AM - Sat, Oct 19, 2019 3:00 PM @ Tube Factory artspace

*This will be my first show in Indianapolis in ten years.

*The show is called “Baptized in Sugar,” and is a visual memoir of growing up in a house with a unique kind of privilege: we were saturated in unconditional love, allowed boundless exercise of our own free will, and we were always allowed to make any autonomous choice we wanted.

*That kind of love makes the rest of the world, forever, pale in comparison.

*My parents let my sisters and I spend an entire summer trying to dig our own swimming pool in the back yard (it ended up being nearly 3 feet deep and about 10 feet across, lined with trash bags, and required a constant stream of water from the hose just to rest in a mud pit). We could cook whatever we wanted, but we never used recipes, we just messed up the kitchen inventing horrible concoctions and baking them. I still do not know the actual rules to board games, because in our house, we could mix pieces between games, make up our own rules, and the winner was determined by democratic vote.

*The show includes several sculptures (like a 14-foot tootsie pop called “Death Wish Summer”, 2019), photographs, videos, paintings, and one ceramic pig with a pink fur jacket (“You’re No Esau”, 2019).

*The experiences described are not quite factual, but pulled from a combination of memories and impressions (some of my own and some I’m sure I borrowed- with three sisters, you never really know. Some memories even turned out to be dreams (there was no clown painting on my bedroom wall as an infant, but I recreated it for this show anyway).

*In general, my work does not concern itself with truth. The truth is just waiting to be proven wrong, The world of the fake- copies, replicas, plastic tchochkes- these things know themselves to be false. Fake things can never be proven true, and in that way, they are the most honest things I know.

*For instance, I prefer plastic animals to real ones. In fact, I have a famous distaste for real animals. They reek of the real world. A statue of an animal is neutral, lovable, permanent. I can project whatever I want onto it and it can handle the burden.

*I don’t care about craft: it have no interest in impressing an audience with how good I am at something. The real challenge, to me, is to make my viewer care about something I didn’t make, something that knowingly exhibits only a level of craft that could be achieved from a short youtube video. To that purpose, much of the work that looks prefabricated is actually made and vis-versa. If they think “this is just a piece of paper stuck on a board, they’ll actually come to realize it’s not paper at all, but a painstaking layering of spray paint and gel markers on a board.

About Lori Miles
Lori Miles is an associate professor of art and art history at DePauw University. Her work focuses on art making, mostly dealing with cultural memes – especially looking at the gap between sculpture and contemporary controversies. She works at the intersection of traditional sculpture and use of online images for which copyright has expired. Online images inspire her sculpture and art. During summer 2015, she was recipient of a faculty-student research grant through which she worked with students to merge traditional art with online images and other online research.

Exhibition made possible by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and The Efroymson Family Fund.

Image: Lori Miles, “Pieta (Why Deny the Obvious Child)”
Digital Print on panel
2019
30″x20″

Tags: Baptized in Sugar, family life, art, gallery, Lori Miles

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Oct

18

Fri
Fri, Oct 18, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Oct 18, 2019 10:00 PM @ StorageSpace

Justin Cooper presents his solo show “Shapeshifting” at Storage Space Gallery on Friday October 18th. Come see his phenomenal work.

Tags: Justin Cooper, art, Storage Space

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Oct

18

Fri
Fri, Oct 18, 2019 10:00 AM - Fri, Oct 18, 2019 5:00 PM @ Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Next Thursday, Oct. 10, Nopal Cultural’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Art and Ofrenda (altar) exhibit will open to the public. You’ll be able to peruse elaborate ofrendas designed by local artists and organizations to honor the lives of those who have passed. And, don’t miss out on seeing artwork created by this year’s featured artist Carlos Sosa. Be sure to leave a personal note on the community ofrenda. This exhibit is FREE to view in the Lilly Theater.

Tags: Nopal Cultural’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Art and Ofrenda (altar) exhibit, Eiteljorg Museum

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Oct

18

Fri
Fri, Oct 18, 2019 7:00 AM - Fri, Oct 18, 2019 6:00 PM @ Tube Factory artspace

*This will be my first show in Indianapolis in ten years.

*The show is called “Baptized in Sugar,” and is a visual memoir of growing up in a house with a unique kind of privilege: we were saturated in unconditional love, allowed boundless exercise of our own free will, and we were always allowed to make any autonomous choice we wanted.

*That kind of love makes the rest of the world, forever, pale in comparison.

*My parents let my sisters and I spend an entire summer trying to dig our own swimming pool in the back yard (it ended up being nearly 3 feet deep and about 10 feet across, lined with trash bags, and required a constant stream of water from the hose just to rest in a mud pit). We could cook whatever we wanted, but we never used recipes, we just messed up the kitchen inventing horrible concoctions and baking them. I still do not know the actual rules to board games, because in our house, we could mix pieces between games, make up our own rules, and the winner was determined by democratic vote.

*The show includes several sculptures (like a 14-foot tootsie pop called “Death Wish Summer”, 2019), photographs, videos, paintings, and one ceramic pig with a pink fur jacket (“You’re No Esau”, 2019).

*The experiences described are not quite factual, but pulled from a combination of memories and impressions (some of my own and some I’m sure I borrowed- with three sisters, you never really know. Some memories even turned out to be dreams (there was no clown painting on my bedroom wall as an infant, but I recreated it for this show anyway).

*In general, my work does not concern itself with truth. The truth is just waiting to be proven wrong, The world of the fake- copies, replicas, plastic tchochkes- these things know themselves to be false. Fake things can never be proven true, and in that way, they are the most honest things I know.

*For instance, I prefer plastic animals to real ones. In fact, I have a famous distaste for real animals. They reek of the real world. A statue of an animal is neutral, lovable, permanent. I can project whatever I want onto it and it can handle the burden.

*I don’t care about craft: it have no interest in impressing an audience with how good I am at something. The real challenge, to me, is to make my viewer care about something I didn’t make, something that knowingly exhibits only a level of craft that could be achieved from a short youtube video. To that purpose, much of the work that looks prefabricated is actually made and vis-versa. If they think “this is just a piece of paper stuck on a board, they’ll actually come to realize it’s not paper at all, but a painstaking layering of spray paint and gel markers on a board.

About Lori Miles
Lori Miles is an associate professor of art and art history at DePauw University. Her work focuses on art making, mostly dealing with cultural memes – especially looking at the gap between sculpture and contemporary controversies. She works at the intersection of traditional sculpture and use of online images for which copyright has expired. Online images inspire her sculpture and art. During summer 2015, she was recipient of a faculty-student research grant through which she worked with students to merge traditional art with online images and other online research.

Exhibition made possible by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and The Efroymson Family Fund.

Image: Lori Miles, “Pieta (Why Deny the Obvious Child)”
Digital Print on panel
2019
30″x20″

Tags: Baptized in Sugar, family life, art, gallery, Lori Miles

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Oct

17

Thu
Thu, Oct 17, 2019 6:30 PM - Thu, Oct 17, 2019 8:00 PM @ Urban Box

Hand spinning is an old form of twisting together fibers to form yarn that can then be used to create clothing, and other items. This class will teach the basics for using a drop spindle to spin your own yarn!

Natalie has been obsessed with all things wool since 2004. She is a busy Autism mom who manages to make time for spinning, knitting, or weaving. She lives her hectic life in Beech Grove with husband, daughter, two cats and a dog.

Barter items: Tea or herbal tea – loose-leaf or bagged, mason jars, sheep items, rainbow items, Japanese culture items

Tags: Hand spinning, class, workshop, make your own clothes, Barter School Indy

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Oct

17

Thu
Thu, Oct 17, 2019 6:00 PM - Thu, Oct 17, 2019 9:00 PM @ Green Men Art Gallery

We want to hear your ideas. We want you to hear ours. Come collaborate on the Indianapolis Arts & Music scene.

Tags: Green Men Art Gallery, collaboration, think tank, scene building, art and music

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Oct

17

Thu
Thu, Oct 17, 2019 5:00 PM - Wed, Oct 23, 2019 8:00 PM @ Broad Ripple Village

Join us in Broad Ripple Village on Thursday, October 17th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. for the Broad Ripple Art Walk! The walk features Broad Ripple galleries, boutiques, shops, restaurants and more, each hosting their own unique art exhibit.

Destinations are scattered throughout the Village, giving you the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful evening experiencing Broad Ripple and supporting the arts community.

We could not bring you this event without support from our sponsors! Thanks to:

Title Sponsor – River House Broad Ripple
Presenting Sponsor – Broad Ripple Magazine

The Broad Ripple Art Walks have a new format this year! Join us on the third Thursday each month May through November!

ART WALK DESTINATIONS

A ‘bit of Whimsy So Bro, 5208 N College Avenue

Artifacts in Indy, 6327 N Guilford Avenue

Broad Ripple Brewpub, 842 E. 65th Street

The Bungalow Inc. 924 E. Westfield Blvd

Condado Tacos – Indianapolis – Broad Ripple, 834 Broad Ripple Avenue

Foundry 317 Home Interiors, 819 E Westfield Blvd

Half Baked Pottery and Gifts, 6511 N Ferguson Street

Hotel Broad Ripple, 6520 Westfield Blvd

Indianapolis Art Center, 820 E. 67th Street

Lola Blu Boutique, 6350 N Cornell Avenue

Marigold Clothing, 6512 N Cornell Avenue

Monon Coffee Company, 920 E. Westfield Boulevard

OM HOME, 6516 Ferguson Street

One Up, 723 Broad Ripple Avenue

Potter’s House Studio & Gallery, 6503 Carrollton Avenue

Reveal by Polish, 6539 Carrollton Avenue

Scandinavian Comfort, 5914 N. College Avenue

St. Paul’s On The Way Way, 803 E Broad Ripple Avenue

Storefront Theatre of Indianapolis, 717 Broad Ripple Avenue

Union Jack Pub-Broad Ripple, 924 Broad Ripple Avenue

Visit our website at: broadrippleindy.org

Tags: Broad Ripple Art Walk

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Oct

17

Thu
Thu, Oct 17, 2019 7:00 AM - Thu, Oct 17, 2019 6:00 PM @ Tube Factory artspace

*This will be my first show in Indianapolis in ten years.

*The show is called “Baptized in Sugar,” and is a visual memoir of growing up in a house with a unique kind of privilege: we were saturated in unconditional love, allowed boundless exercise of our own free will, and we were always allowed to make any autonomous choice we wanted.

*That kind of love makes the rest of the world, forever, pale in comparison.

*My parents let my sisters and I spend an entire summer trying to dig our own swimming pool in the back yard (it ended up being nearly 3 feet deep and about 10 feet across, lined with trash bags, and required a constant stream of water from the hose just to rest in a mud pit). We could cook whatever we wanted, but we never used recipes, we just messed up the kitchen inventing horrible concoctions and baking them. I still do not know the actual rules to board games, because in our house, we could mix pieces between games, make up our own rules, and the winner was determined by democratic vote.

*The show includes several sculptures (like a 14-foot tootsie pop called “Death Wish Summer”, 2019), photographs, videos, paintings, and one ceramic pig with a pink fur jacket (“You’re No Esau”, 2019).

*The experiences described are not quite factual, but pulled from a combination of memories and impressions (some of my own and some I’m sure I borrowed- with three sisters, you never really know. Some memories even turned out to be dreams (there was no clown painting on my bedroom wall as an infant, but I recreated it for this show anyway).

*In general, my work does not concern itself with truth. The truth is just waiting to be proven wrong, The world of the fake- copies, replicas, plastic tchochkes- these things know themselves to be false. Fake things can never be proven true, and in that way, they are the most honest things I know.

*For instance, I prefer plastic animals to real ones. In fact, I have a famous distaste for real animals. They reek of the real world. A statue of an animal is neutral, lovable, permanent. I can project whatever I want onto it and it can handle the burden.

*I don’t care about craft: it have no interest in impressing an audience with how good I am at something. The real challenge, to me, is to make my viewer care about something I didn’t make, something that knowingly exhibits only a level of craft that could be achieved from a short youtube video. To that purpose, much of the work that looks prefabricated is actually made and vis-versa. If they think “this is just a piece of paper stuck on a board, they’ll actually come to realize it’s not paper at all, but a painstaking layering of spray paint and gel markers on a board.

About Lori Miles
Lori Miles is an associate professor of art and art history at DePauw University. Her work focuses on art making, mostly dealing with cultural memes – especially looking at the gap between sculpture and contemporary controversies. She works at the intersection of traditional sculpture and use of online images for which copyright has expired. Online images inspire her sculpture and art. During summer 2015, she was recipient of a faculty-student research grant through which she worked with students to merge traditional art with online images and other online research.

Exhibition made possible by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and The Efroymson Family Fund.

Image: Lori Miles, “Pieta (Why Deny the Obvious Child)”
Digital Print on panel
2019
30″x20″

Tags: Baptized in Sugar, family life, art, gallery, Lori Miles

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Oct

16

Wed
Wed, Oct 16, 2019 6:30 PM - Wed, Oct 16, 2019 8:00 PM @ Urban Box

This is not your typical Barter School Indy class. In this meet-up everyone brings 4 (separate) quarts of homemade soup. We will start by each telling our soup story: what’s in it, where you got the recipe, and any other interesting fact. Next we will draw numbers to determine the order of the swap. When your number is called, you get to choose 1 quart of soup. We’ll repeat for 3 more rounds, until the soup is gone! No traditional barter items required for the teacher, just bring the 4 quarts of soup and recipe cards. Soups will all be a surprise, so if you have strict dietary restrictions this may not be the class for you.

Heidi enjoys cooking, crafting, and traveling. She’s also known for her sugared-shortbread cookies and love of upcycling. Heidi lives in So-SoBro with her crossword-puzzling husband, Alan.

Barter Item is 4 quarts of soup

Tags: soup exchange, bring a soup, try other’s soups, Barter School Indy

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Oct

16

Wed
Wed, Oct 16, 2019 7:00 AM - Wed, Oct 16, 2019 6:00 PM @ Tube Factory artspace

*This will be my first show in Indianapolis in ten years.

*The show is called “Baptized in Sugar,” and is a visual memoir of growing up in a house with a unique kind of privilege: we were saturated in unconditional love, allowed boundless exercise of our own free will, and we were always allowed to make any autonomous choice we wanted.

*That kind of love makes the rest of the world, forever, pale in comparison.

*My parents let my sisters and I spend an entire summer trying to dig our own swimming pool in the back yard (it ended up being nearly 3 feet deep and about 10 feet across, lined with trash bags, and required a constant stream of water from the hose just to rest in a mud pit). We could cook whatever we wanted, but we never used recipes, we just messed up the kitchen inventing horrible concoctions and baking them. I still do not know the actual rules to board games, because in our house, we could mix pieces between games, make up our own rules, and the winner was determined by democratic vote.

*The show includes several sculptures (like a 14-foot tootsie pop called “Death Wish Summer”, 2019), photographs, videos, paintings, and one ceramic pig with a pink fur jacket (“You’re No Esau”, 2019).

*The experiences described are not quite factual, but pulled from a combination of memories and impressions (some of my own and some I’m sure I borrowed- with three sisters, you never really know. Some memories even turned out to be dreams (there was no clown painting on my bedroom wall as an infant, but I recreated it for this show anyway).

*In general, my work does not concern itself with truth. The truth is just waiting to be proven wrong, The world of the fake- copies, replicas, plastic tchochkes- these things know themselves to be false. Fake things can never be proven true, and in that way, they are the most honest things I know.

*For instance, I prefer plastic animals to real ones. In fact, I have a famous distaste for real animals. They reek of the real world. A statue of an animal is neutral, lovable, permanent. I can project whatever I want onto it and it can handle the burden.

*I don’t care about craft: it have no interest in impressing an audience with how good I am at something. The real challenge, to me, is to make my viewer care about something I didn’t make, something that knowingly exhibits only a level of craft that could be achieved from a short youtube video. To that purpose, much of the work that looks prefabricated is actually made and vis-versa. If they think “this is just a piece of paper stuck on a board, they’ll actually come to realize it’s not paper at all, but a painstaking layering of spray paint and gel markers on a board.

About Lori Miles
Lori Miles is an associate professor of art and art history at DePauw University. Her work focuses on art making, mostly dealing with cultural memes – especially looking at the gap between sculpture and contemporary controversies. She works at the intersection of traditional sculpture and use of online images for which copyright has expired. Online images inspire her sculpture and art. During summer 2015, she was recipient of a faculty-student research grant through which she worked with students to merge traditional art with online images and other online research.

Exhibition made possible by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and The Efroymson Family Fund.

Image: Lori Miles, “Pieta (Why Deny the Obvious Child)”
Digital Print on panel
2019
30″x20″

Tags: Baptized in Sugar, family life, art, gallery, Lori Miles

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Oct

15

Tue
Tue, Oct 15, 2019 7:00 PM - Tue, Oct 15, 2019 9:00 PM @ Harrison Center

Deconstruction is a participatory art project, facilitated by Melissa Joy Livermore, centered around the process of removing thread after thread from a piece of fabric. Livermore has facilitated a variety of Deconstruction events over the last five years–intimate conversational spaces, gallery shows, open studios, and large group meetings across the globe. You may have seen her at the Harrison Center for open studios over the last couple of years.

While in Residence at the Harrison Center, Livermore will be hosting weekly Deconstruction events that are open to the public. Each event will look at the process from a different angle, based on the key themes that have been developed through the course of the project.

Regardless of the iteration Deconstruction is all about slowing down, creating space to be present. The environment created through this material exploration allows the participant to engage with those around them, with their own internal landscape.

Tags: Deconstruction, participatory art project, internal landscape, Harrison Center

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Oct

15

Tue
Tue, Oct 15, 2019 6:30 PM - Tue, Oct 15, 2019 8:00 PM @ Urban Box

After living on the near-east side for several years, Erin and her boyfriend bought a van and set off for a year of adventure living out of their van while traveling the US with their dog Otter. This class will offer tips and tricks for getting started living the traveling life!

Erin loves to hike, explore and travel! She has been to 48 states and seven countries so far and there’s no end in sight. After living on the near-east side for several years, Erin and her boyfriend bought a van and set off for a year of adventure living out of their van while traveling the US with their dog Otter. Now that they are back in Indianapolis they are always planning and saving for their next adventure!

Barter items: sparkling water; craft supplies, dog treats, local beer, local greeting cards

Tags: Van life, travelling, storytelling, Barter School Indy

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