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25

Thu
Thu, Jun 25, 2020 8:30 PM - Thu, Jun 25, 2020 9:30 PM @ https://zoom.us/j/95531052625

Thursday, June 25th, 8:30pm on our Zoom account

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Indiana Green Party Members and Non-Members are all welcome and invited!!!!

We would like to invite you to join us while we share information with you and listen to what you feel we should be addressing.

We wanna get to know you and want you to meet other folks in the Indiana Green Party lets come together virtually and change the world

You can join the meeting by downloading the free Zoom App on your phone or computer, or by simply calling in. The meeting starts at 8:30pm ET (7:30pm CT) on Thursday, June 25th, and reoccurs on the 4th Thursday of every month at the same time. Check our calendar for dates and details.

Indiana Green Party is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: INGP Monthly Statewide Meeting
Time: Jun 25, 2020 08:30 PM Indiana (East)
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Pluto Brand – Indiana Green Party Chair
Teri Ulm – Indiana Green Party Assistant Chair
Adam Muehlhausen – Indiana Green Party WebMaster & Technical Advisor
Sarah Dillion – Vigo County Green Party Chair & Indiana Green Party Delegate
Clay Rembert – Indiana Green Party Communications Director
May 28th monthly Statewide Meeting Agenda

1. Greetings & Introductions (Pluto)
2. Announce Election Results (Pluto)
3. Explain how the delegates will represent vote & represent us (Adam)
4. Update up Ballot Access Lawsuit (Teri)
5. Announcement about date and purpose of upcoming Congress (Adam)
6. Fundraising for INGP (Sarah)
7. What are Green Party Ideologies & Policies (Pluto)
8. Q&A/ Conversations (Everyone)
9. Introduction of New Communications Director (Pluto)
10. Self Introduction & Call out for Communications Volunteers (Clay)
11. Call out for Creating Caucuses (Pluto)
12. Closing (Pluto)

Tags: third party, grassroots, activism, political meeting, Indiana Green Party, webinar

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Jun

25

Thu
Thu, Jun 25, 2020 7:00 PM - Thu, Jun 25, 2020 9:00 PM @ https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcocOigpjgsHd3sXHcb4TWgZfonkswg_cxO

Extinction Party: A Photobook Case Study

Online Conversation with Jonathan Blaustein, Caleb Cain Marcus, and Jennifer Yoffy
Thursday, June 25, 2020, 7pm EST

Free and open to the public
Registration required

Have you ever wondered what goes into the creation of a photobook, from the initial project idea to the final publication and beyond? Join Aurora for a moderated conversation with the creative team behind Extinction Party, published by Yoffy Press and released this past March. This timely book offers an incisive look at our culture of mass consumption in a globalized world. Led by Aurora’s Mary Goodwin, the talk features photographer Jonathan Blaustein, designer Caleb Cain Marcus, and publisher Jennifer Yoffy for an evening of anecdotal stories, lessons, and experiences as Extinction Party went from idea to reality. Some discussion topics will include:

* When to take the leap from a personal project to a book
* How to approach publishers
* The creative collaboration between the photographer, designer, and publisher
* An honest assessment of funding a book project
* What happens after your book is published

Extinction Party is photographer and conceptual artist Jonathan Blaustein’s first book and brings together over a decade’s worth of research on consumption in America. His elegant images investigate the relationship between what we take from the earth and what we receive in return. Published at the advent of the global pandemic, Extinction Party makes clear that there is a price to pay, beyond the cash register, for the overconsumption of our planet’s resources. In his introduction to the book, Blaustein writes, “It’s the end of the world as we know it. We humans treat the planet like one big, rowdy, discount super-market: a Trader Joe’s filled with chickens, cows and pigs. And we’re hungry for all of it.”

To register for the event please visit Aurora’s website or click here:
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Jonathan Blaustein is an artist, writer, and educator based in Taos, New Mexico. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the State of New Mexico, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among other institutions. Jonathan is a regular contributor to the popular blog A Photo Editor and spent six years as a photography critic for the New York Times Lens blog. He has also written about art and photography online for The New Yorker, VICE, and Hyperallergic.

Caleb Cain Marcus has work is the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Getty Museum, the High Museum of Art, Norton Museum of Art, and Museum of Fine Arts Houston. His work has been published in contemporary photography journals such as PDN, Musée, American Photo and Professional Photographer and mainstream magazines Conde Nast Traveler, Orion and Audubon as well as online journals such as Feature Shoot, Fraction, F-stop, Slate, Lens Culture, Smithsonian, My Modern Met and Hyperallergic. Caleb is the author of A Portrait of Ice (2012), A brief movement after death (2018) and Iterations (2019). He is also the founder of Luminosity Lab, a design and print studio.

Jennifer Yoffy is a publisher, photographer, and arts advocate based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the founder/publisher of Yoffy Press, an independent publisher dedicated to pushing the boundaries of photobook publishing.

Tags: Aurora Photocenter, photobook, case study, nonprofit, Extinction Party, incisive look at our culture of mass consumption in a globalized world

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Apr

09

Thu
Thu, Apr 09, 2020 12:00 PM - Thu, Apr 09, 2020 1:00 PM @ https://connect.pachamama.org/node/3744/enroll-dialog

Please note that the time listed is Pacific Time: 9 – 10 a.m.

Click the orange ENROLL button at the top right of the page to receive dial-in information by email.


Discover your role in the movement for an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on the planet. 

This call will orient you to the tools and offerings available through the Pachamama Alliance to support you in making a lasting difference in the world: from educational programs accessible anywhere in the world, to transformational Journeys to the heart of the Amazon rainforest, to a robust global network of local groups committed to personal and societal transformation.

On the call you will:

  • Hear about the unique origins of Pachamama Alliance in partnership with indigenous people in the Amazon rainforest
  • Learn how the programs of the Up to Us engagement pathway can support you in bringing forth a thriving, just, and sustainable future for all
  • Find answers to any questions you have about the offerings of Pachamama Alliance
  • Discover the empowering opportunities available to you as part of the global Pachamama Alliance community

Feel free to pose any questions you have in the comments below in advance of the call!

Tags: Hear about the unique origins of Pachamama Alliance in partnership with indigenous people in the Amazon rainforest

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Apr

06

Mon
Mon, Apr 06, 2020 8:00 AM - Mon, Apr 06, 2020 10:00 PM @ Harrison Center

We’re so sad we can’t welcome you into our building for First Friday, so we commissioned artists to install window displays before they headed home to shelter-in-place. Next time you are out exercising or walking your dog, swing by the Harrison Center to see the window displays and celebrate the tradition of First Friday in a different way. They are sure to put a smile on your face.

Walk, bike, or even drive by, and check out the displays. The installation is open day and night, though the lights are spectacular at night.

(If you choose to walk by, please follow all social distance guidelines, remain at least 6 feet apart, and don’t touch the glass please!)

Tags: art, window displays, social distance

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Apr

03

Fri
Fri, Apr 03, 2020 6:00 PM - Fri, Apr 03, 2020 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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Apr

02

Thu
Thu, Apr 02, 2020 7:00 PM - Thu, Apr 02, 2020 8:30 PM @ https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xBy8jtycRbajNCGj-G7aOw

Join the Center for Partnership Studies online on April 2, 2020 for Trauma-Sensitive Schools: Shifting to Partnership in Education and Society —a timely online dialogue with Dr. Mary Crnobori, BCBA, Khayree Bey, BBSc, M.Ed. and Dr. Riane Eisler.

Come hear what it takes to implement effective, compassionate, trauma-sensitive practices at all levels in public school systems, from whole-district initiatives to classroom-based strategies. Hear on-the-ground stories from front-line professionals and take away models and resources to help you join the trauma-informed movement in your classroom, school or district. And, discover how the emerging field of trauma-sensitive practices in schools is a crucial way to ignite broader societal shifts that move us away from domination systems and toward partnership systems that support equity, peace, and well-being.

• Intergenerational trauma and the roots of domination systems
• The neuroscience of stress in domination systems
• Trauma-sensitive schools: Models for district- and school-wide approaches
• Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and school success: the latest research
• How to support healthy self-regulation in educators and students
• Mindfulness practices in schools
• How healthy schools are a foundation for partnership cultures

Educator professional development CEUs and credits available.

Tags: Center for Partnership Studies, hear what it takes to implement effective, compassionate, trauma-sensitive practices at all levels in public school systems

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Mar

26

Thu
Thu, Mar 26, 2020 8:30 PM - Thu, Mar 26, 2020 9:30 PM @ https://zoom.us/j/476503610

Statewide Teleconference
Thursday, March 26th, 8:30pm

You’re invited! Join us while we share information with you and listen to what you feel we should be addressing. We wanna get to know you and want you to meet other folks in the Indiana Green Party. Let’s come together virtually and change the world!

You can easily join the meeting by downloading the free Zoom App on your phone or computer, or by simply calling in. The meeting starts at 8:30pm ET (7:30pm CT) on Thursday, March 26th, and reoccurs on the 4th Thursday of every month at the same time. Check our calendar for dates and details.

To join the meeting using the Zoom App, click the link below:
https://zoom.us/j/476503610

To call, use either of following numbers and enter the meeting ID:
(312) 626-6799
(929) 205-6099
Meeting ID: 476 503 610

RSVP by replying to this email or responding on the Facebook Event Page, and be sure to share it with your friends!

Thanks for your continued support. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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Tags: Indiana Green Party, Green Party USA, politics, social justice, progressive, environmental

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Mar

25

Wed
Wed, Mar 25, 2020 3:00 PM - Wed, Mar 25, 2020 4:00 PM @ https://zoom.us/meeting/register/v5Urf-qgrTwjwxkLm1ZpS1Rspwk83v4VLw

Calling (literally) all Indiana artists and arts providers:

The COVID-19 public health crisis is impacting how we work in significant ways. We know navigating the changes and restrictions is and will continue to be a challenge. As the state’s proponent for the arts and their impact in our communities, we want to bring the arts community together to rally and support each other in a statewide conference call to share information, resources and best practices out there right now.

During this call, you will hear from arts providers who are actively responding to the public health crisis in their local communities. We encourage all participants to share the challenges they face and stories of local collaborations.
Topics:

– Tracking financial impacts on your organization
– How to go virtual with your services
– Considering your options: emergency loans and grants
Remember, we’re all in this together.

RSVP for the conference call to receive the access link here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/v5Urf-qgrTwjwxkLm1ZpS1Rspwk83v4VLw

March 25, 2020
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. eastern time

Tags: hear from arts providers who are actively responding to the public health crisis in their local communities

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Mar

11

Wed
Wed, Mar 11, 2020 5:30 PM - Wed, Mar 11, 2020 8:00 PM @ IUPUI Herron School of Art + Design

Join us for the 2020 Christel DeHaan Family Foundation Visiting Artist Lecture with Tsherin Sherpa, held in conjunction with the opening of three spring exhibitions.

Tsherin Sherpa discusses his practice informed by traditional Tibetan religious iconography, folk tales, identity politics, displacement, social issues, and his personal everyday experiences.

Supported by the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, this talk is presented in conjunction with the opening reception for “Metamorphosis: Recent Painting & Sculpture by Tsherin Sherpa.” The exhibition is on view in the Herron Galleries from March 11 through April 25.

This event is free and open to the public and occurs in the Basile Auditorium of Eskenazi Hall on the IUPUI campus. Visit herrongalleries.org for details on parking, exhibitions, and more.

Tags: artist talk, art, Tsherin Sherpa discusses his practice informed by traditional Tibetan religious iconography, folk tales, identity politics, displacement, social issues, and his personal everyday experiences

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Mar

10

Tue
Tue, Mar 10, 2020 7:00 PM - Tue, Mar 10, 2020 10:00 PM @ Tube Factory artspace

Kipp Normand will introduce and host a discussion relating the film to his current exhibition in the Main Gallery at Tube Factory artspace, ‘Snake Oil’. Attendees will have a chance to win a original Normand sculpture, “Snake Oil.”

“A kaleidoscope of tales from E.L. Doctorow’s eponymous novel evokes life in pre-World War I New York City. A white family find a black baby in their yard and takes on the mother as a maid. A black pianist, Coalhouse Walker Jr. (Howard E. Rollins Jr.), returns for his woman and child after finding success in a Harlem jazz band. Firefighters, dismayed to see a black man own a Model-T Ford, deface it, and Walker demands retribution. The white family becomes involved in Evelyn Nesbit’s trial.”

Runtime -155 minutes

Tags: film screening, Ragtime, Snake Oil, art, history, racism

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Mar

10

Tue
Tue, Mar 10, 2020 6:00 PM - Tue, Mar 10, 2020 7:30 PM @ Eagle Branch | Indianapolis Public Library

Learn about solar energy, and how our nonprofit co-op model simplifies the process of going solar on your home or small business.

Solar United Neighbors makes it easy to go solar and save. Join us for a free meetup to learn about solar technology, and how going solar can save you money. Our solar co-ops have helped thousands of people save money by leveraging the power of group purchasing, and our independent experts can teach you everything you need to know to decide whether solar is right for you. Learn more at our website .
*If you require special accommodation to attend and participate in this event, please message us directly as soon as possible at [email protected] We cannot guarantee that we’ll be able to accommodate, but we’ll do our best!

Tags: Solar United Neighbors of Indiana, Carmel Green Initiative, Transition, Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Citizen’s Action Coalition, activism, nonprofit, Earth Charter Indiana, social justice

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Mar

06

Fri
Fri, Mar 06, 2020 7:00 PM - Fri, Mar 06, 2020 9:30 PM @ Irving Theater

Irvington First Friday
with DELTA DUO, SCOTT CHELLBERG, FRO NO FRO, HARPDOG WATSON, and DnA
in the former coffeehouse at the Irving Theater
Friday March 6
7:00p to 9:30p
FREE
[FIRST FRIDAY] [LOCAL MUSIC]

Join us for First Friday Music with Delta Duo in the former coffeehouse at 10 Johnson Avenue in the Irving Theater building. This First Friday Music line-up includes DELTA DUO, SCOTT CHELLBERG, FRO NO FRO HARPDOG WATSON, and DnA.
Next Irvington First Friday is Friday April 3.

Tags: Live Music, Art, First Friday, DELTA DUO, SCOTT CHELLBERG, FRO NO FRO, HARPDOG WATSON, and DnA

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Mar

06

Fri
Fri, Mar 06, 2020 7:00 PM - Fri, Mar 06, 2020 9:00 PM @ New Day Craft

Every month on First Friday we showcase some of the most talented local artists in the Indianapolis area. For the month of March we will feature”Portraits and Faces” w/ artists Daniell Barton, Kylin Brown Art & Yoga, Julie Young, Angee Walberry, Devin Tudor, Molly Dykstra, Beatriz Vasquez and Elaine Smitholas. Live painting by Jackson Braden!! Meet the artists is from 7-9pm.

Free event
All ages
Art

Tags: art, First Friday, Daniell Barton, Kylin Brown Art & Yoga, Julie Young, Angee Walberry, Devin Tudor, Molly Dykstra, Beatriz Vasquez, Elaine Smitholas

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Mar

06

Fri
Fri, Mar 06, 2020 6:00 PM - Fri, Mar 06, 2020 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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Mar

06

Fri
Fri, Mar 06, 2020 6:00 PM - Fri, Mar 06, 2020 9:00 PM @ Harrison Center

First Fridays are a monthly event hosted by galleries across Indianapolis. The Harrison Center always has a huge turnout—tons of art galleries and artists’ studios in a single building for you to check out. What more could you ask for than a night on the town filled with friends, the arts, live music, and of course dancing!

Live music will be provided by “Helminger Quintet”
Kent Hickey – Trumpet
Chase Blackburn – Guitar
Kevin Hood – Drums
Alexandro Cazares – Bass
Haley Helminger – Vocals

If you’re a member of Naptown Stomp, be sure to wear your Naptown Stomp t-shirt so people know people know you’re there to dance. See you there!

Tags: Live Music, Art, Helminger Quintet, First Friday

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Mar

06

Fri
Fri, Mar 06, 2020 6:00 PM - Fri, Mar 06, 2020 10:00 PM @ Listen Hear

Big numbers of people are locked up in the United States.

Under correctional control: 6,700,000
Behind bars: 2,300,000
Serving life sentences in state prisons: 200,000

(Prison Policy Initiative, Correctional Control 2018)

The number of sites of incarceration—where people are “pinned
down”—is big as well. It makes sense, right? We need a lot of
buildings and cells in which to lock up all these folks.
Federal prisons. State prisons. County jails. City jails. Local lockups.

Juvenile detention centers. Secure juvenile residential facilities.
University police holding cells. Tribal prisons and jails. Military
detention facilities. ICE sites. Forestry camps. Airport holding cells.

Join us March 6th for the opening of Wes Janz- Pinned Down: The Locking Up of America

Many of us are unaware of the scope of this industry even as we
don’t know of caging sites that are close by. “Pinned Down,” through the use of state maps and pushpins, evidences the geography of incarceration that blankets the nation. Included alongside the maps are issues central to our imprisoning culture, and pieces from the artist’s earlier “Crazy for Cages” show.

The documentary “Digging the Suez Canal with a Teaspoon: Social Design in the 21st Century” will also be shown (as produced by Eric Limarenko and David Stairs in 2019,
Wes is the first of eleven voices from the U.S., South Africa, Great Britain, and India).

Too often we are, as Cornel West has stated, “well adjusted to
injustice.” It is my hope that this installation will contribute to our much-needed re-adjustment.

About Janz
Wes Janz, PhD, was a professor of architecture at Ball State University for twenty-two years (1995-2017). Among the highlights: ten years as graduate program director; primary author of undergraduate minor and graduate certificate programs in social and environmental justice; and sole recipient of the university’s Outstanding Teaching Award in 2006.

In 2008 he was a winner of the inaugural Curry Stone Design Prize, as awarded to breakthrough international projects that “engage communities at the fulcrum of change, raising awareness, empowering individuals and fostering collective revitalization.”

The National Endowment for the Arts, along with the Graham, Ruth Mott, Fulbright-Hays, and Efroymson Foundations, among others, supported his research and design efforts; and the Venice Biennale and university galleries throughout the Midwest featured Wes’s work. Janz has traveled, listened, and lectured on six continents.

Tags: Wes Janz- Pinned Down: The Locking Up of America, art, social justice, activism, First Friday

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Mar

06

Fri
Fri, Mar 06, 2020 6:00 PM - Fri, Mar 06, 2020 9:00 PM @ Tube Factory artspace

The Other Side of Boredom
Adam Ekberg
March 6-27, 2020
Opening & Artist Talk: March 6, 6-9pm
Aurora PhotoCenter at Tube Factory

For artist Adam Ekberg, moving past boredom means finding a space in which the mind is free to devise a logic of its own, and ordinary objects are liberated from the drudgery of daily life. The resulting photographic interventions are both mysterious and delightful. Cocktail umbrellas no longer shade tropical beverages but rather occupy a sunny beach en masse. Roller skates once relegated to an indoor rink now drag-race across an empty field propelled by burning aerosol cans.

Each of these photographs begins as a sketch drawn in a studio/barn in western New Jersey. As Ekberg realizes his staged happenings, the sketches pinned to the barn walls are removed and replaced with small finished photographs—constituting a small victory. His constructions, made entirely in camera without the aid of Photoshop, are not easily decoded or resolved. Ekberg’s translation of boredom reveals the poignant beauty that can take shape, however fleetingly, when the glint of possibility leaps out from the mundane.

Adam Ekberg received his MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has recently had solo exhibitions at ClampArt, New York; DeSoto Gallery, Los Angeles; Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago; Platform Gallery, Seattle; and Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden. His work has been included in recent group exhibitions at venues such as Aran Cravey Gallery, Los Angles CA; DePaul Art Museum, Chicago; RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco; and Crawford Art Gallery, Cork Ireland. His work is in the collections of The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, among others. He is the recipient of the Society for Photographic Education’s Imagemaker Award (2015). He was awarded a Tanne Foundation Award (2013). Ekberg has also received grants from Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs (2008, 2009, 2010) and the Union League Civic and Arts Foundation Grant (2005).

Tags: art, photography, Aurora PhotoCenter, Adam Ekberg, The Other Side of Boredom

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Mar

06

Fri
Fri, Mar 06, 2020 6:00 PM - Fri, Mar 06, 2020 9:00 PM @ Circle City Industrial Complex

Join us on First Friday in March (March 6th) for the grand opening/open house of Circle City Metalworks. We are planning big things in 2020, stop in and say hi, talk to our metal artist, designer, fabricator and owner Dano, and check out our shop, where all the magic happens.

We will have items for sale as well as guest artists set up in the shop. We will also have drinks and snacks available for your enjoyment.

We are located in the Circle City Industrial Complex 1125 E Brookside Ave Suite C17.

Tags: Circle City Metalworks, art, grand opening, First Friday

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Mar

06

Fri
Fri, Mar 06, 2020 6:00 PM - Fri, Mar 06, 2020 10:00 PM @ Tube Factory artspace

In “Snake Oil,” Normand distills four centuries of history to illustrate the deep-seated American penchant for fantastical thinking. This thinking has blessed us with a wonderful capacity for imagination and creativity leading to unprecedented inventiveness and successes. But it also has a darker side, which invents justification for cruelty, exploitation and shameless self-interest. This duality is amply illustrated by events in American history. But much of that history was erased or overlooked in favor of the mythology that paints this county from start to finish as the greatest nation.

Part world’s fair exhibit, huckster wagon, dime museum, and midway arcade; Normand uses kinetic sculpture, a collage of artifacts and video to draw attention to both the beauty and strength of America as well as the exploitations that formed the foundations of capitalism. Disquieting truths like religious intolerance, the commodification of women and our role in the transatlantic slave trade are placed with respect and care in glass cases offering a chance for redemption.

“The more we ignore or cover up unpleasant facts in our history the more we empower their dark shadows to cripple our culture and continue their exploitation of the vulnerable,” says Normand. “Healing starts with acknowledgement.”

On the two monitors in the community room are four films Normand selected: “From Dawn To Sunset,” 1937, made by the General Motor Corporation, “Stripper Variety Girls,” 1938, “VD is for Everybody,” 1972, made by the American Social Health Association, and “Peter Borik,” 1942, made by the Michigan State Department of Health to address tuberculosis.

In the video room is a miniature 1920s movie palace featuring Normand’s new 17-minute short film, “Madness.” Ornate mirrors reflect back gold, gilded chairs, the viewer, and the fragmented images and sounds from the short film. The juxtaposition of machinery, environment, iconic images of Americana all set a tone in which to view “Snake Oil” in the main gallery.

Each month, Normand will alter “Snake Oil” — presenting new sustenance for viewers to re-examine the ideas of American Exceptionalism. Imbued with satire and mixed with painful truths, this haunted temple of junk casts a sideways glance at the tales we tell our children and ourselves about who we are and how we got here.

About Normand
Artist and historian Kipp Normand’s practice is a physical and conceptual investigation into the power of objects and images as a narrative device. Inspired by the Dada traditions of assemblage, collage, construction, and performance, Normand employs the acts of appropriation, reuse, and re-contextualization to explore contemporary perceptions of time, community, and memory.

Normand — who maintains a studio and workspace in Indianapolis where he creates dynamic works of visual art infused with narratives of culture, community, and history — is a scavenger and an obsessive collector. He searches back streets and alleys, junk stores and abandoned buildings, looking for clues to explain the mysteries of our world. Normand finds stories in discarded things: Stories about all of us, our cities, and our shared history. He first began making collage images, shadow boxes, and installations as a way to justify his relentless collecting. But the work soon became much more than that. It is Normand’s way to dig deeply into the vast attic of this world and to share his finds with anyone who takes the time to look. He holds a Master’s degree in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame and worked nearly 30 years in the field of heritage preservation and housing reform before turning to the practice of art.

Made possible by Indy Mod Homes, Kan Kan Cinema and Brasserie, Skyler Creative, Arts Council of Indianapolis, City of Indianapolis – Government, Sun King Brewery, and Ash & Elm Cider Co.

This exhibition would not be possible without the kindness and generosity of Todd Bracik, Emmett Baumgarten, Big Car Staff, Matt Hale, Peter Horvath, Larry Jones, Johnny McKee and many others.

Tags: Snake Oil, Part world’s fair exhibit, huckster wagon, dime museum, and midway arcade; Normand uses kinetic sculpture, a collage of artifacts and video to draw attention to both the beauty and strength of America as well as the exploitations that formed the foundations of capitalism, Kipp Normand, art, First Friday

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Mar

06

Fri
Fri, Mar 06, 2020 6:00 PM - Fri, Mar 06, 2020 9:00 PM @ Cat Head Press: Printshop and Artist Cooperative

Opening reception: Friday March 6th 6pm-9pm
Show runs through: March 29th
Gallery Hours: Sundays 10am-6pm
Middle Space Gallery at Cat Head Press: 2834 E Washington Street

Natural Order is a new body of work by Indianapolis based artist Steffany Baker. These large scale paintings employ interactions of color and pattern to create minimalistic spaces of movement and contrast.

“Simplicity, pattern, and color are the heart of my painting practice. In the creation of my new
work I am driven by the idea of making ‘miracles from simple seeds’, using basic compositional
elements and contrasting color to create perceived space and movement. In this pursuit I have found means to interpret my environment, utilizing patterns found in nature to make something new. With this it is my intention to provide a visual experience for the viewer, a sensation that
can be felt with the eye.”

Tags: Natural Order is a new body of work by Indianapolis based artist Steffany Baker, art, paintings, First Friday

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