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Jul

24

Sat
Sat, Jul 24, 2021 8:00 PM - Sun, Jul 25, 2021 2:00 AM @ Melody Inn

The Smart Shoppers | DORKWAVE, Punk, New Wave, DIY, Lo-Fi from Green Bay, WI featuring REVEREND N⍬RB of Boris The Sprinkler
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Lousy Sue | Primitive shitrock/punk from Indianapolis, IN
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RAMATHORN! | Punk/rock from Indianapolis, IN
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$6 Cover.

All shows are live streamed to our site and our Facebook page, watch at home safely.

Doors at 8pm, Show at 9pm – The Melody Inn closes at 3:00am.

Masks are recommended when not seated.

Tags: Lousy Sue, The Smart Shoppers, RAMATHORN!, Live Music

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Jul

31

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Sat, Jul 31, 2021 8:00 PM - Sat, Jul 31, 2021 11:00 PM @ Healer

Nashville rock and roll band, The Love-In, is back at Healer! We’ll be joined by local favorites Dana Skully and the Tiger Sharks and Boldylocks.

Doors 7pm / Show at 8pm

All Ages

$10

Tags: The Love-In, Dana Skully & the Tiger Sharks, Boldylocks, Live Music, Art, Healer

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Jul

24

Sat
Sat, Jul 24, 2021 8:00 PM - Sun, Jul 25, 2021 2:00 AM @ Melody Inn

The Smart Shoppers | DORKWAVE, Punk, New Wave, DIY, Lo-Fi from Green Bay, WI featuring REVEREND N⍬RB of Boris The Sprinkler
facebook.com/SmartShoppersBand

Lousy Sue | Primitive shitrock/punk from Indianapolis, IN
facebook.com/lousysue

RAMATHORN! | Punk/rock from Indianapolis, IN
facebook.com/weareRAMATHORN

$6 Cover.

All shows are live streamed to our site and our Facebook page, watch at home safely.

Doors at 8pm, Show at 9pm – The Melody Inn closes at 3:00am.

Masks are recommended when not seated.

Tags: Lousy Sue, The Smart Shoppers, RAMATHORN!, Live Music

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Jul

22

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Thu, Jul 22, 2021 7:00 PM - Thu, Jul 22, 2021 7:00 PM @ https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83498179498?pwd=YUgrUzdYMEE3WHNza3drNUJPZHE2dz09

Join us for the third installment of this four part series developed with artists and neighbors who are doing work related to or influencing our thinking with the Artist and Public Life affordable artist housing residency in our neighborhood on the near Southside of Indianapolis.

This episode will include Executive Director of Wavepool Cal Cullen, Executive Director of Mortar Allen Woods, and APLR artist Dr. Jarrod Dortch

Made possible by PNC Bank.

Calcagno Cullen is a social practice artist, arts educator, and curator. She is founder and Executive Director of Wave Pool Arts Center, a gallery, studio space, and socially-engaged arts activator in Cincinnati, and the co-founder of The Welcome Project, a social-enterprise and makerspace for and by Cincinnati’s refugees and immigrants. She has previously worked in the education department of SFMOMA, the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View, California and was the Director of Adobe Books Backroom Gallery in San Francisco,. She is a member of the women’s art collective The FemFour, and collaboratively organizes the traveling exhibition and catalog of Women’s March posters entitled ‘Still They Persist.’ She has also curated and organized a multitude of exhibitions including ‘Dial Collect’ in 2013 at SOMArts in San Francisco, ‘Social Medium’ at Wave Pool, a segment of ‘Bay Area NOW 7’ at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and Survival Adaptations at Adobe Books Backroom Gallery. She has been artist in residence at The Center for Great Neighborhoods in Covington, KY, Lo Studio dei Nipoti in Calabria, Italy, Teple Misto in Ivano Frankivsk, Ukraine, and in Sardegna, Italy. Her work has been shown in solo shows at Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, and elsewhere. Her personal mission is to “create empathy and social change through contemporary art.”

Dr. Jarrod Nicholas Dortch is a Professor of Communication at Ivy Tech Community College in Muncie, Indiana. He also serves as the owner and operator of Solful Gardens, a local urban agriculture startup specializing in bringing Fresh.Urban.Natural produce to clients’ properties and working with community gardens. He has been affiliated with Big Car as a Community Artist and as Community Gardener at the Tube Factory artspace. He is currently working with Listen Hear and WQRT 99.1 FM. He enjoys bringing together art, education, and gardening to help to enrich the experiences of communities and their denizens.

Tags: affordable artist housing residency, nonprofit, Big Car, Art

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Jul

18

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Sun, Jul 18, 2021 11:00 AM - Sun, Jul 18, 2021 5:00 PM @ Indianapolis Art Center

Artisan vendors, antique vendors, unusual items and great shopping! FREE ADMISSION

Tags: INDY URBAN FLEA, Art

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Jul

16

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Fri, Jul 16, 2021 6:00 PM - Fri, Jul 16, 2021 10:00 PM @ StorageSpace

VERSES II by Taylor Bamgbose

Tags: Art, Firs Fridays

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Jul

02

Fri
Fri, Jul 02, 2021 6:00 PM - Fri, Jul 02, 2021 9:00 PM @ The Murphy Arts Center

Join TJ Reynolds in a First Friday celebration of his new album release Drums & Strings Vol. I & II. There will be an open drum circle on the Woodlawn Ave. stage and and exhibit of art created for the album release in Studio 207 in the Murhpy Arts Building. Free and all ages!

Tags: TJ Reynolds, drums, Live Music, Art, First Fridays

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Jul

02

Fri
Fri, Jul 02, 2021 6:00 PM - Fri, Jul 02, 2021 9:00 PM @ Circle City Industrial Complex

July FIRST FRIDAY, July 2nd, 2021

The Circle City Industrial Complex Artists will host an in-person First Friday. As the CCIC follows state and county regulations, masks are no longer required for vaccinated visitors, but individual artist studios may continue to require masks within their space. The CCIC is a 500,000 square foot building, making social distancing somewhat easier than other venues, but the smaller studios may also maintain limitations on visitor numbers at times.

Various artists and galleries will have open doors during the evening, in accordance with their own schedules and comfort levels. The Schwitzer Gallery, on the second floor of the North Studios, will showcase “Vibe Check,” a collection of work by James Kane, Kat Spears, Meris Drew, Sara Yourist, and Kerrigan Clark. All are MFA candidates attending Indiana University’s Graduate Painting program, and will feature a wide range of styles, from abstract to figurative.

Open Studios and Galleries

Several studios and gallery spaces will be open throughout the building. This list is not all-encompassing; some artists may decide to open that night based on current information and comfort levels.
Arts & Images by Anthony Armstrong is located in Studio B11 of the South Studios. Armstrong presents a blend of new abstract painting highlighting bold colors and deep texture. Armstrong is a self-taught abstract painter and photographer. “Often times, we are moving through the day so quickly, we forget to look at our surroundings and how every beat creates the pulse of the city,” Armstrong said.
Bebito is located on the second floor of the North Studios.

Rachel Hedges creates cute and quirky plush toys and soft sculptures from repurposed and upcycled textiles. She uses unusual combinations of textures and colors, along with original patterns and hand-dyed fabrics to make truly one-of-a-kind pieces that are loved by children and adults alike. Her toys are gift-able, collectable, and lovable!

Kent Brinkley will present new works, both in oil paint and mixed media, as an exploration of changing times. Kent Brinkley is located on the second floor of the North Studios.

Lydia Burris Studio S-09, will have new works and a new issue of her magazine, “Darkness Dreaming: An Homage to Strangeness and Wonder,” titled “1,000 Dreams Deep.” Burris is a mixed media imaginer, combining the chaos of abstraction with the surreal elements of life’s mysteries. “I’ve started working with another new medium (encaustic) and I have moved into a new living situation,” Burris said. “At times like this, my art becomes a reflection of both my inner and outer worlds; a visual diary of my emotions and yearnings.” Lydia Burris is located on the second floor of the North Studios.

Circle City Metal works is helmed by Dan Jones, who will be displaying a small sampling of products for sale from their large product line. “We offer over 300 different unique and artistic items on our website. We also do design and custom work. If you can dream it we can make it,” Jones said. Circle City Metalworks is located in the back corridor, near the South Studios, on the first floor of the building.
Daily Epiphany Studio: Michele Burns and Kurt Kriese, located in the South Studios. Showing new naturally luminous “Nightlight Art” paintings. Michele’s work is inspired by pattern, color, texture, and the mesmerizing fun of a second, luminous and sometimes very different composition when the lights go out. The glow comes from industrial-grade, OSHA-rated child-safe, super-bright photoluminescent minerals in paints that she makes herself. These are “excited” by any visible light, and shed light at different rates for each color, so compositions change through the night. These works are functional nightlights that glow for 12 to 20 hours, as well as beautiful paintings. Over the long COVID seclusion, Burns chucked frames and began working large. Kurt Kriese is working on abstract, richly colored and layered multimedia paintings on wood that draw viewers close to see the depth and complexity of what looks simple at first glance.

Darkroom Revelations is located on the first floor of the North Studios.

Tom Potter, Nancy Frass, and Gayle Moore will continue to host Charles R. Yang, and “Asian Through Asian Eyes.” This is another opportunity to view these extraordinary images by Charles Yang. Over the last decade, Charles Yang has lived and traveled in Asia. His sensitive photographic eye focuses on socio-cultural street photography, depicting slices of Asian lives, and inviting viewers deep into Yang’s visual narratives. Yang is an extraordinary street photographer capturing images of great vision as to story, dynamic composition that exhibit “the decisive moment.”

The Full Circle Nine Gallery will feature Nathan Winship Smith and “Planter Banter,” an exhibition of plant containers containing as well funny narratives and commentary, each created by ceramicist Nathan Winship Smith. This exhibit celebrates growth and a sense of humor, bringing some much needed social therapy to visitors. “We have been charged morally and emotionally every day during the pandemic,” Winship Smith said. “The outside of each planter will be used as a canvas to explore and vent through jesting and joking, using the ‘garden’ as a metaphor for the individual and collective soul. Simultaneously, the ‘gardener’ will act as a metaphor for the individual and masses who tend to that collective-vessel-holding essence.” Full Circle Nine Gallery is located in the South Studios on the first floor of the building.
Glass Arts Indiana Inc. creates a collaborative glass community to support emerging and established artists; host fun, interesting and educational events; increase appreciation and understanding of the glass arts; and promote glass-related opportunities in Indiana and the U.S. Finished works are available and visitors will get to see glass-blowing in action. Glass Arts Indiana, Inc. is located on the first floor, in the corridor.

Sylvia Gray Art Studio is located on the second floor of the North Studios.

Abstract and Fiber Artist Sylvia Gray creates largely using silk and various means to interpret her designs on the delicate fabric. “I love the freedom of painting on silk. My silk wearables and paintings will be on display. Hope you will enjoy my work as much as I have creating it,” Gray said.

HI Print Gallery

James Hubbard & Kurt Ihrig, Indianapolis print artists, will open up HI Print Gallery for the evening with plenty to see. HI Print Gallery is located on the second floor of the North Studios.

Matt Hurdle Fine Art

Hurdle’s European style of landscape painting instills a sense of calm and serenity. New serene landscapes will be featured throughout July. Matt Hurdle Fine Art is located on the second floor of the North Studios.

Larry Lad, LadArt

Larry Lad is a self-taught painter experimenting with a variety of media and surfaces, such as cigar boxes, recycled material, and unique surfaces. “While I start with a general idea of what I would like to create, I am learning to listen, to see, and to let the art tell me where to go next,” Lad said. “With COVID, we have been given the gift of time. It has allowed us to produce some new art and new poetry. It has also taught us patience.” Larry Lad, LadArt is located in the corridor on the first floor.

Nancy Lee, Nancy Lee Designs Studio is located on the first floor of the North Studios. Lee is known for her handmade sterling silver jewelry and will feature new silver and gold jewelry designs in her freshly updated gallery space. She has made custom work for clients in gold and silver for over a decade. She specializes in alternative wedding and engagement rings in a warm and inclusive environment. Her offerings also include kiln-fired enamel landscapes on copper substrates. These paintings show the same attention to detail with which Lee touches all of her work. “Details delight me, and I can easily get lost in them, whether in gold, silver, or enamel. You might say tiny things are my superpower!” Lee said. Nancy Lee is one of the original three artist pioneers who brought First Friday art openings to the Circle City Industrial Complex.

Wendell Lowe has a unique style of abstract expressionism finger painting. Since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2009, Lowe’s style has evolved from detailed chalk pastel landscapes and photography to his current work. His work evolves from deep in his soul and documents his Parkinson’s journey. “My finger paintings deal with my Parkinson’s and my Parkinson’s Psychosis,” Lowe said of his work that sometimes combines his finger painting techniques with prints of his own photography. Wendell Lowe Fine Art is located on the second floor of the North Studios.
Ryan Mullin/The GhostYard is located on the second floor of the North Studios.

Ryan Mullin paints abstract colors and shapes on many surfaces. Born and raised in Indianapolis IN and influenced by street art from his travels around the world, Mullin is an abstract painter and graffiti artist, preferring bright and contrasting colors, inspired by graffiti, urban life, and freight trains. He will have a section dedicated to photographs of freight trains and graffiti.

Katrina J. Murray Studio and Gallery will feature ceramic sculpture and collage work. Murray considers all of her works to be a form of collage. Educated at the Herron School of Art and Design and Ivy Tech, Katrina Murray studied art history in Italy and lived for a time in Germany. A native of Brown County, Indiana, Murray now makes her home in Indianapolis and has held a longtime studio at the CCIC. Katrina J. Murray Studio and Gallery is located on the second floor of the North Studios.

Shaun M. Niles returns from the COVID hiatus with a bigger better beard and new work from his Beneath It All project, a photographic exhibition illustrating a contemporary perspective on art nudes and figure studies styled after those of the 1930’s through the 1960’s. In the last year, Niles exhibited work in the 12th annual NUDE exhibition at the Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, partnered with Travis S. Little in their Schwitzer Gallery collaborative show, “By Two Hands,” and hosted a solo exhibition at the Forever Gallery in Carmel. He was recently published in NUDE2021, the 9th edition of an annual publication highlighting the world’s best artistic nude photographers, published by Productions Hors Cadre Inc. of Montréal, Canada. Shaun M. Niles is located on the second floor of the North Studios.

Thomas Mendenhall at Soundspace

Open Mic Night @ Soundspace: Hosted by Thomas Mendenhall. Share a song or poem—or improvise one—with fellow artists in a musical safe space. Soundspace will provide the PA, and masks are required. Soundspace Beta is a music coworking, rehearsal, producing, and recording facility. “We exist to erase the barriers to a professional music career, so you can afford to be a musician. We do that by providing unlimited access to fully equipped rehearsal and recording space, cultivating growth through collaboration, and empowering the artist through industrial innovation.” Soundspace is located on the south end of the CCIC, next to Centerpoint Brewing.

The CCIC is also open during regular business hours, with the Schwitzer Gallery accessible throughout the week. Several artists and galleries will remain open for their regular ‘retail’ hours, usually on weekends, and posted on their own websites and social media. Some studios will also be open by appointment.

The Circle City Industrial Complex has become a destination for art appreciators and supporters of local work, with the total number of artists working within the CCIC at topping 100. Just northeast of the Mass Ave. Art and Theatre Cultural District, at 1125 Brookside Ave., the CCIC Artists First Friday programming is a must-see stop, while events and viewable hours continue throughout the month.
The Main Entrance of the building (identified by its black marble façade) provides easy access to both the South Studios and the North Studios (with a wheelchair accessible ramp and elevator). Maps of the building are also available in several locations to help visitors find all that the building has to offer.

For more listings and event updates please visit https://ccicindyartists.wordpress.com, or the CCIC Artists Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/ccicartists

About the Circle City Industrial Complex Artists

The Circle City Industrial Complex (CCIC) is a nearly half-million square foot industrial building, located at 1125 Brookside Ave., and was formerly home to the Schwitzer automotive company. Its industrial appeal remains and artists and artisans have made the space their home, carving cozy studio, work, and show spaces from the concrete and steel structure, and the CCIC Artists have grown in number to over 50 galleries, individual artists and artisans. The main artist entries are the North Studios entrance and the South Studios entrance, each marked with signage along Brookside Avenue. The CCIC provides free parking in a large lot, and is accessible by the Pogue’s Run Trail, connecting to the Monon Trail and the downtown Cultural Trail system. The complex also offers other art-supporting destinations such as the Centerpoint Brewery, Lick Ice Cream, and Eighth Day Distillery and The Fowling Warehouse.

For more information on the building, please visit: http://circlecityind.com

For more information on the artists please visit: https://ccicindyartists.wordpress.com/

Tags: Art, First Fridays, Circle City Industrial Complex

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Jul

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Thu
Thu, Jul 01, 2021 6:00 PM - Thu, Jul 01, 2021 9:00 PM @ Homespun: Modern Handmade

Our gallery is BACK! Did ya miss us???

We’re kicking off July’s gallery wall with an opening party for The Conner Family, an Indy based family overflowing with artistic abilities.
The art of Candice, Mike, Sheri and Lydia Conner will be featured on our gallery wall through July, but come Thursday night for exclusive pieces and to meet the fam!

We’re excited to see you fill up our store in person again! We’ll have refreshments and snacks from 6 to 8 pm while you browse.

More info to come!

Tags: Art, shop local

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Jun

19

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Sat, Jun 19, 2021 11:30 AM - Sat, Jun 19, 2021 12:30 PM @ https://iu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WlU-ECRmTdC9Dv2mVHmxFg

Gather around the virtual table to connect with others over food, art, and poetry. In this episode, we celebrate Juneteenth and talk with poets Just Duléa and L. Renée.

Together, we’ll look closely at artworks selected by Kayleigh, L. Renée, and Just Duléa.

We’ll walk through how to pair art with food or poetry. Then we’ll reveal pairings with the artworks! All are welcome to byo food or drink and enjoy conversation. No art expertise needed.

Just Duléa is a poet and spoken word artist from New York, NY. She has been a writer for 10+ years and is the Founder and CEO of Conviction 2 Change Publishing LLC, a publishing company that seeks to tell those stories traditionally found on the margins. Her work prioritizes the themes of blackness and African-centered thought, gender, sexuality, and spirituality. Just Duléa holds a BBA from the University of Miami, an MFA from San Francisco State University, and is currently a second-year doctoral student in the African American & African Diaspora Studies Department at Indiana University Bloomington.

L. Renée is a poet and nonfiction writer from Columbus, Ohio. She is a third-year MFA candidate at Indiana University, where she has served as the Nonfiction Editor of Indiana Review and as Associate Director of the Indiana University Writers’ Conference. She is the recipient of the 2020 Indiana University Guy Lemmon Award in Public Writing, the 2019 Indiana University Writers in South Asia Award, the 2018 Alumni Award Fellowship from the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing and a National Silver medal in poetry at the NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics. Her work has received support from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference, Kenyon Review Writers Workshop and Green Mountain Writers Conference. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Tin House Online, Poet Lore, the Minnesota review, Appalachian Review, Southern Humanities Review, Poiesis, New Limestone Review, and the Women of Appalachia Project’s Women Speak: Volume 6 anthology. She holds a Master of Science degree in Journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she received a Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Fellowship, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with honors from Roanoke College. Most importantly, L. Renée believes in Black joy and preserving the stories of her ancestors.

Kayleigh Dance, co-host for the pilot season of Pairing Art and Food, is an IU’18 grad with a love for food and design. Growing up, she watched her grandma make everything from scratch. Pasta, jelly, breads, etc., there wasn’t a dish you could name that she didn’t know how to make! Kayleigh has always been a “foodie” in the eating sense – trying new things, mixing different flavor profiles, or customizing dishes – but it wasn’t until college that she discovered her own love for cooking. Now, she takes her passion for food and utilizes her skills in design to create digital content on Instagram!

Laura Scheper serves as the Public Experiences Manager at the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art.

Register to receive an email with the link to this Zoom webinar.

Tags: Art, online, social justice, nonprofit

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Jun

16

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Wed, Jun 16, 2021 4:00 PM - Sun, Jun 20, 2021 6:00 PM @ Terrapin Hill Farm

June 16 – 20, 2021

Harrodsburg, KY

www.playthinkfest.com

Click “INTERESTED” or “GOING” to get event updates!

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PlayThink is a summer adventure that will transform your heart. Since its inception, we have created a community of visionary artists, performers, musicians, teachers, and so much more. People from all walks of life have come to PlayThink and built the rich experience that you can enjoy today. Whatever your flow may be, there is a home for it at PlayThink!

PlayThink is a family festival and welcomes all ages. It is a place for friends and families to discover together, have fun together, and create memories to last a lifetime.

Tags: Art, Kid Friendly, Music festival, Yoga, Belly dance, Live Music

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Jun

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Fri, Jun 04, 2021 6:00 PM - Fri, Jun 04, 2021 10:00 PM @ Tube Factory artspace

Life-sized, sprawling canvases house images of animals that learned to live in new worlds, in habitats created by humans. Vidger’s painted canvases are aged with natural elements to move away from traditional, romanticized landscapes. She removes the animals from their environments, from their homes so we see them in this state of limbo, wondering where they go next. “By utilizing natural pigments to age my canvases, I present an alternative landscape that expresses the duality of desolation and splendor.”

Vidger explores common themes of survival and struggle that life confronts us all with. Her work offers the viewer opportunities to question human-focused hierarchy. “I want to confront the viewers with the power, mystery, fear, and beauty that is encapsulated within the animal gaze and the animal form to bridge the perceived line between animals and humans.”
Vidger’s work also examines society’s perceived superiority over animals. “I seek to reforge a broken relationship between people and animals by creating a physical space that viewers can reflect on the niches animals inhabit in a human-dominated landscape. My paintings balance refined and unrefined areas to represent the fracturing of animal populations and the surreal and isolated environments that animals are increasingly forced to navigate.”

Born and raised in Colorado, Vidger experienced nature growing up with day trips in the Rocky Mountains. “Subconsciously, there was a division in my mind between myself and animals. They were among the trees and rocks. And I was between ranch style homes and manicured lawns. Despite this division, I developed a kinship with animals. They felt familiar and relatable. Eventually, I developed a deep love and insatiable curiosity for wildlife. Art has long served as a way for me to satisfy and explore this passion.”

Vidger received a BFA from Adams State University and an MFA from Herron School of Art and Design with emphasis in painting and drawing. After the typical structured study of art in form, shape, and light, Vidger progressed into a focus of animal art. In her early years, surreal platforms gave way to animal form, composing voices for her subjects and their plights.

Tags: art, nonprofit, Tube Space, Big Car, First Fridays

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May

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Thu, May 13, 2021 7:30 PM - Thu, May 13, 2021 9:30 PM @ https://butlerartscenter.org/performance/music-at-butler-presents-the-student-showcase-series-2/

​Join the Butler University School of Music for a concert showcasing our student ensembles!

Due to the international pandemic, we have decided to pre-record and livestream a weekly potpourri of our music ensembles; each performance will then be available to view through the Butler Arts and Events Center website.

Tags: Live Music, Butler Arts and Events Center, Butler University, classical music

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May

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Thu, May 06, 2021 7:30 PM - Thu, May 06, 2021 9:30 PM @ https://butlerartscenter.org/performance/music-at-butler-presents-the-student-showcase-series/

​Join the Butler University School of Music for a concert showcasing our student ensembles!

Due to the international pandemic, we have decided to pre-record and livestream a weekly potpourri of our music ensembles; each performance will then be available to view through the Butler Arts and Events Center website.

Tags: Live Music, Butler Arts and Events Center, Butler University, classical music

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Mar

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Fri, Mar 19, 2021 7:30 PM - Fri, Mar 19, 2021 9:00 PM @ https://butlerartscenter.org/performance/jca-signature-series-ronald-k-brown-and-evidence-a-dance-company/

Ronald K. Brown, raised in Brooklyn, NY, founded EVIDENCE, A Dance Company in 1985. He has worked with Mary Anthony Dance Theater, Jennifer Muller/The Works, as well as other choreographers and artists. Brown has set works on Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Jennifer Muller/The Works, Jeune Ballet d’Afrique Noire, Ko-Thi Dance Company, Philadanco, Muntu Dance Theater of Chicago, Ballet Hispánico, TU Dance, and Malpaso Dance Company.

He has collaborated with such artists as composer/designer Omotayo Wunmi Olaiya, the late writer Craig G. Harris, director Ernie McClintock’s Jazz Actors Theater, choreographers Patricia Hoffbauer and Rokiya Kone, and composers Jason Moran, Arturo O’Farrill, Meshell Ndegeocello, Robert Een, Oliver Lake, Bernadette Speech, David Simons,, and Don Meissner

Brown is the recipient of the 2020 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award. His other awards and recognitions include the AUDELCO Award for his choreography in Regina Taylor’s award-winning play Crowns, received two Black Theater Alliance Awards, and a Fred & Adele Astaire Award for Outstanding Choreography in the Tony Award winning Broadway and national touring production of The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, adapted by Suzan Lori Parks, arrangement by Diedre Murray and directed by Diane Paulus.

Brown was named Def Dance Jam Workshop 2000 Mentor of the Year and has received; the Doris Duke Artist Award, NYC City Center Fellowship, Scripps/ADF Award, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts Choreographers Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, United States Artists Fellowship, a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award, Dance Magazine Award, and The Ailey Apex Award.

Brown is Co-Artistic Director of RestorationART Youth Arts Academy Pre-Professional Training Program / Restoration Dance Youth Ensemble, and a member of Stage Directors & Choreographers Society
The Jordan College of the Arts would like to thank the following donors for their generous support of the Spring 2021 JCA Signature Series:

William and Susan Kleinman
Dr. Marianne Williams Tobias

Tags: Dance, Live Music, Performing Arts, Ronald K. Brown

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Mar

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Tue, Mar 16, 2021 7:30 PM - Tue, Mar 16, 2021 9:00 PM @ https://butlerartscenter.org/performance/duckwall-artist-series-trina-gross-clarinet/

At the start of this pandemic when all things shut down including musical concerts, the Musicians of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra began creating music and sharing their talents through videos online. Clarinetist Trina Gross asked four friends from the orchestra to play a short sampling of the Larghetto from the Mozart Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet for a multitrack video that was brilliantly made by violinist Jennifer Farquhar. She named us “QuaranTrina.” As the warmer months allowed, we planned concerts and performed in many neighborhoods bringing live music to friends and neighbors.

We come together once again to play wonderful quintets for clarinet and string quartet by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Johannes Brahms and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart featuring Butler faculty clarinetist Trina Gross with special guests, Jennifer Farquhar and Lisa Scott, violins; Amy Kniffen, viola; and Perry Scott, cello.

Tags: live music, classical, quintets for clarinet and string quartet by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Johannes Brahms and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart featuring Butler faculty clarinetist Trina Gross with special guests, Jennifer Farquhar and Lisa Scott, violins; Amy Kniffen, viola; and Perry Scott, cello

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Feb

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Sat, Feb 13, 2021 12:00 PM - Sat, Feb 13, 2021 3:00 PM @ https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12ui1RgOGczCOPKKd8VkmIkBTqA70bTra4LFo6lNpqLw/viewform?fbclid=IwAR2OcY-RAUf4W_Wc11giYY_heLvZHN6pg2z1PKRUfYft1e8wyDMY5Ksrmx8&edit_requested=true

Join BlackSpace Indianapolis on February 13, 2021 for a Walking Tour of the Historically Black neighborhood of Martindale-Brightwood with Through2Eyes

Indiana (guided by lover of history, Sampson Levingston). Tour begins at 12pm EST. Learn about the legacy of this unique community and how you can continue to invest in and build Black Spaces in Indianapolis.

Suggested Donation is $5 for Allies (those who do not identify as from the Black Diaspora). Meeting location will be shared upon RSVP. Use the ticket link to RSVP. Questions? Email: [email protected]
Please note that COVID-19 restrictions will be enforced during this outdoor event. Masks will be required, and physical distancing is strongly encouraged. Please wear comfortable shoes and warm clothing, since this is an outdoor event that will require a lot of walking.

More about BlackSpace Indy: BlackSpace honors the lives of countless victims of this violence, we celebrate Black existence in its current form, we mourn lost Black futures. Our private homes are not safe. Our public spaces are not safe. The “justice” system must change and it does not stop there. No landscape is neutral. Urbanists design and plan the built environments where these tragedies occur. The disciplines impacting our built environments are steeped in racism and anti-Blackness. BlackSpace challenges architects, planners, urban designers, artists, and all curators of built spaces to unlearn traditional values and rethink Manifesto-based practice.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram: @BlackSpaceIndy

Tags: History Walking Tour, Martindale-Brightwood Neighborhood

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Jan

21

Thu
Thu, Jan 21, 2021 2:00 PM - Thu, Jan 21, 2021 3:30 PM @ https://info.nonprofitquarterly.org/health-racial-economic

NPQ’s latest webinar in our Remaking the Economy series looks at healthcare, the largest single sector of the US economy. Famously, the US pays more for healthcare than any other nation, 17.7% of the economy in 2019, yet its quality falls far short of other nations. Increasingly, healthcare’s shortfalls are recognized. This year, the American Medical Association formally recognized racism as a public health threat. And age-adjusted COVID-19 mortality rates for Black, Latinx, and Native Americans are twice that of whites. How can healthcare be retooled to address these disparities and promote better health?

Addressing these issues are our three panelists:

Ben Palmquist is program director of health care and economic democracy for Partners for Dignity and Rights, a New York City-based nonprofit that advocates for a new social contract where everyone’s human needs are met.

Al Richmond is based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is executive director of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, a member-based nonprofit that promotes health equity and social justice through partnerships between communities and academic institutions.

Yolandra Toya, MD is a physician and community pediatrician, and a citizen of the Jicarilla Apache nation. In her practice, Dr. Toya is currently providing medical care to residents of both Native and non-Native communities in New Mexico.

This webinar will explore:

  • What is the current status of the healthcare system in the US, and how does that differ according to race, class, and location?
  • What does good community-based health research look like? How does poorly conducted health research in the past continue to cause problems in the present?
  • This year the AMA and many US cities have declared that racism is a matter of public health. But what is required to convert words of concern into action?
  • Is COVID-19 teaching us new things about healthcare in the US, or is it mostly confirming what was already known? If it is teaching us new things, what are they?
  • What are the structural causes of healthcare injustice in the United States and what can be done to address them?
  • What principles guide the US healthcare system, as it currently operates? What should those principles be?
  • How do we get from “here” to “there”? In other words, what kind of transition policies are required?
  • What role can nonprofits and philanthropy play in supporting economic and racial justice in the healthcare sector?

Whether you’re a nonprofit leader, board member, or engaged in community-based organizing, this webinar will provide you with real-life examples and lessons learned that can inform your work in your own community.

The moderator for this webinar is NPQ Economic Justice Program Director Steve Dubb. Steve has worked with cooperatives and nonprofits for over two decades and has been both a student and practitioner in the field of community economic development. You can send your questions to [email protected] to have them answered during the web event.

 

*The recording and slides of this webinar will be available on the NPQ website 2-3 days after the live event. 

Tags: Nonprofit Quarterly, business leadership training, social justice, Remaking the Economy: Health, Racial Disparities, and Economic Justice

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Jan

14

Thu
Thu, Jan 14, 2021 7:00 PM - Thu, Jan 14, 2021 9:00 PM @ Soundspace

* MUST RSVP TO ATTEND. Only 15 available seats for social distancing *

The Indianapolis Ableton User Group & Soundspace have teamed up for another Track Feedback!

Bring ONE finished OR unfinished song to share with the group and get feedback by artists and producers.

Bring your music on a phone or computer and adapter to plug in the sound system. AUX cable provided.

Hosted by Ableton Certified Trainer & Grammy experienced engineer Dan Giffin.

Sponsored by Leo’s Wellness Bakery. CBD desserts for sale.

Free event. Masks required for entry.

Dan Giffin: www.ableton.com/en/certified-training/dan-giffin/
Leo’s Wellness Bakery: www.instagram.com/leoswellnessbakery

Tags: The Indianapolis Ableton User Group, Soundspace, music, get feedback by artists and producers

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Jan

14

Thu
Thu, Jan 14, 2021 5:30 PM - Thu, Jan 14, 2021 6:30 PM @ https://indianahistory.org/events/history-happy-hour-martin-luther-king-jr-in-indiana/

Registration closes 2 hours prior to the start of the program. To reserve a spot, visit: https://indianahistory.org/events/history-happy-hour-martin-luther-king-jr-in-indiana/

Free Program. Additional opportunities available to support IHS as we continue collecting, preserving, and sharing Indiana’s history.

Stay connected with the stories of your state while you are at home. Bring your own beverage and join us for a series of insightful conversations with some of Indiana’s most interesting scholars.

No matter where he went, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a catalyst for change, fostering a message of peace and equity around civil and human rights. On the eve of Dr. King’s birthday, join I.H.S. archivist Susan Hall Dodson, to hear the stories and impact of this important leader on the Hoosier state.

History Happy Hour made possible with support from Lake City Bank and supported by the Robin and Charlitta Winston Family Fund for African American History.

Tags: nonprofit, social justice, Indiana Historical Society, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Oct

23

Fri
Fri, Oct 23, 2020 6:00 PM - Fri, Oct 23, 2020 10:00 PM @ StorageSpace

Join us for this gallery opening.

Stephen Creech is originally from Kentucky where he studied ceramics while attending Morehead StateUniversity. After college he worked as a Production Manager at IMG_187 in Los Angeles, the Studio Technician at Eastern Kentucky University and Studio Manager at One World Art Center.

Since moving to Indianapolis in 2012, he has co-founder of Clay Week, co-founded Indy Clay Coop, and became the Director of Marketing at AMACO Brent.

This body of work explores the idea that in a reality of multiverses, each with an infinite amount of space, anything is possible. The goal is to transport the view to a world that exists but has yet to be discovered, every piece being a requiem for what humans may never reach.

Masks will be required to enter. Contact tracing, distancing and other precautions will be utilized and observed.

Tags: Stephen Creech, art, ceramics, Storage Space

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Oct

20

Tue
Tue, Oct 20, 2020 7:30 PM - Tue, Oct 20, 2020 9:30 PM @ https://butlerartscenter.org/performance/duckwall-artist-series-heidi-radtke/

Join Butler University saxophone instructor Heidi Radtke in collaboration with esteemed artist Monica Zunino-Mel for an evening of music and imagery.

The program will include works for solo saxophone and for saxophone with pre-recorded sound, and will be accompanied by the images of original nature-inspired paintings by Monica Zunino-Mel.
Compositions include Night Birds by Karen Tanaka, Westland by Andy Scott, Phoenix Rising by Stacy Garrop, Like Lightnings by Hilary Tann, Lullaby by Lori Laitman, and Penelope’s Song by Judith Shatin.

For the full details on this performance and other FREE digital events, visit butlerartscenter.org.

Tags: Live music, saxophone instructor Heidi Radtke in collaboration with esteemed artist Monica Zunino-Mel for an evening of music and imagery

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