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06

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Fri, Sep 06, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Sep 06, 2019 10:00 PM @ Tube Factory artspace

Join us again for this upcoming First Friday for a wonderful evening in Garfield Park. We are celebrating local artists, musicians, food trucks and vendors by featuring them in our night market.

Come check out our creative endeavors here around Cruft Street, where you will have the opportunity to purchase local goods from amazing artists and food vendors here at the Tube.

During the winter months, the Night Market is held inside Tube Factory artspace. In the fall, spring, and summer months, vending is located outside.

If you are a local artist or maker, please contact [email protected] for

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Sep

06

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Fri, Sep 06, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Sep 06, 2019 10:00 PM @ Tube Factory artspace

Sept. 6 — Jan. 11
In this new exhibition, New-York-based multi-media artist Saya Woolfalk explores our understanding of the human condition — a state of affairs governed by seemingly unavoidable conflicts such as birth, growth, and death. This show explores how technology has allowed us to ease our suffering by making change less difficult and transformation more enjoyable. Perhaps the ultimate human technological advancement would be the elimination of mortality by extending human life indefinitely in a biological, digital, or other virtual state. Recent advances suggest our species may already be on the cusp of achieving this evolutionary landmark.

Woolfalk’s exhibit at Tube Factory includes her signature installations, sculptures, prints, video art works, and the works of artists who influence her practice. It builds on one of her first projects, “No Place” (a play on the translation of the word utopia), where she collaborated with filmmaker and anthropologist Rachel Lears. Both then in their mid 20s, they invited people into Woolfalk’s studio to talk about their ideas of utopia and created work from there.

“Similar to the way you would construct a folktale, we took these ideas and we constructed the culture of the NoPlaceans. People would come to the studio, put on costumes and enact the things that they were imagining,” says Woolfalk who created a six-chapter ethnographic film about this future utopian world based on people’s visions.

To explore the conceptual boundaries of this cultural moment, this also led Woolfalk to create a fictional transhuman species known as “the Empathics”, which she describes as a race of women who are able to alter their genetic make-up and fuse with plants. “If you have a utopia, then how do you actually make that utopia real? I worked with biologists at Tufts University to think about what in nature could occur in order for people to mutate to become more like plants.”

Woolfalk’s Tube Factory installation will extend the story of “the Empathics”, blending multi-media aesthetic phenomena, spirituality, cultural hybridization, capitalism, technoscience, and artificial intelligence to conjure a broad network of interconnecting philosophical strands. Informed equally by science fiction and anthropology, the morally ambiguous future that the exhibit shares is open to the interpretation of its viewers. “Going from modularity to monumentality is how I approach my practice. I work in ways that are incredibly small and I also work in ways that are incredibly big. The work functions like collage.”

Should we fear the world Woolfalk and other transhumanist artists are mapping? Should we embrace it? Should we shrug it off as a Pollyannic fantasy, doomed by the human idiot factor? Woolfalk seems to be implying a potentially disturbing fourth option: Some of us — particularly those with special status or outlandish means — have already started to transform. Is this art, or a warning shot across the cultural bow of the human race?

About the artist
Woolfalk (b 1979, Japan) is a pioneer within an emergent, international aesthetic movement examining transhumanism — a theoretical belief that humans will mobilize technology to transcend their biological limitations and evolve into a non-human, or “posthuman” race. With each body of work, Woolfalk continues to build the narrative of The Empathics and questions the utopian possibilities of cultural hybridity. She has exhibited at museums, galleries, and alternative spaces throughout Asia, Europe and the United States including solo exhibitions at the Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ (2012); the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA (2014); the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (2014); SCAD Museum, Savannah, GA (2016); Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY (2016); Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE (2016); the Mead Museum of Art, Amherst, MA (2017) and group shows at the Studio Museum in Harlem; MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY; the Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA., the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, among many others.
“When I started making work it was very important that it was not autobiographical,” says Woolfalk. “The work is not about me at all. The work is about talking to people about their ideas and trying to understand what’s going on in the world then taking that material and adapting it into installation based spaces that people can experience.”

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

Part of the Social Alchemy Series, this exhibition is in partnership with the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art.

Image: Saya Woolfalk, “Encyclopedia of Cloud Divination”, Plate 2, 30”x40”, 2018.

Tags: multi-media artist Saya Woolfalk, First Friday, Art, Tube Factory Artspace

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Oct

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Fri, Oct 04, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Oct 04, 2019 10:00 PM @ Tube Factory artspace

Join us again for this upcoming First Friday for a wonderful evening in Garfield Park. We are celebrating local artists, musicians, food trucks and vendors by featuring them in our night market.

Come check out our creative endeavors here around Cruft Street, where you will have the opportunity to purchase local goods from amazing artists and food vendors here at the Tube.

During the winter months, the Night Market is held inside Tube Factory artspace. In the fall, spring, and summer months, vending is located outside.

If you are a local artist or maker, please contact [email protected] for

Tags: First Fridays, market, Garfield Park, Big Car, Tube Factory Artspace

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Aug

02

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Fri, Aug 02, 2019 8:00 PM - Fri, Aug 02, 2019 11:30 PM @ Square Cat Vinyl

Fountain Square Brewing Co. Presents:
First Friday at Square Cat Vinyl
Featuring
Freely Spoken + Double A
FREE – ALL AGES!

Tags: Live Music, Rap, Hip-Hop, First Fridays, Square Cat Vinyl, Fountain Square

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Aug

02

Fri
Fri, Aug 02, 2019 7:30 PM - Fri, Aug 02, 2019 9:00 PM @ Tube Factory artspace

Live performances involve group chanting, a shrine, a cassette boom box and telephone mic to create a lo-fi shamanic Hip Hop ceremony; a boom bap sound bath. His moniker is inspired by the brilliant writings of Taraka Larson of the band Prince Rama. In November 2018, he released the first single, “Come out of Hiding” from his forthcoming debut album, Transition Vision. The record is a sound he dubs: Hep Cat Hippie Hop. Now Age Emcee considers himself a part of a transition team, using music to aid in our personal and social development into a new society. Thump goes the evolution!

Tags: Live performances involve group chanting, a shrine, a cassette boom box and telephone mic to create a lo-fi shamanic Hip Hop ceremony, Live Music, First Friday, Art, Tube Factory Artspace

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Aug

02

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Fri, Aug 02, 2019 7:00 PM - Sat, Aug 03, 2019 12:00 AM @ McGowan Hall

With 20+ vendors, including food, drinks, collectibles, art, handmade, and 3 stages with jazz, folk, country and rock and roll music from 7 till midnight, this is a must-do on August 2nd.

The night begins with Philadelphia Phil at 7 pm on the Market Stage, followed by MT & The New Embers. Inside, at the Underground Lounge the CP3 jazz trio fires it up at 9, just as the area’s leading 50’s rock and roll band, Alan Cochran and The Crestliners kick off a dance concert in the ballroom.

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Tags: Philadelphia Phil, MT & The New Embers, CP3 jazz trio, Alan Cochran and The Crestliners, Live Music, Art, First Friday

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Aug

02

Fri
Fri, Aug 02, 2019 7:00 PM - Fri, Aug 02, 2019 10:00 PM @ Healer

Live body painting from some of Indy’s favorite artists : RATAT RAYAY, TORII LECHELLE, AND BOXX THE ARTIST. Along side 3 of Indy’s most loved performers, AriCasey, Toni Moore, and Imon.
We’re bringing you a show you’ll want to see again and again.

ENJOY A NIGHT OF SENSUAL EXPRESSION, NETWORKING AMONGST LIKE MINDS, GOOD FOOD, BANGING MUSIC, SPUN BY DJ WHIT WHIT, AND A GREAT TIME!
With a few vocal performances by Allison Victoria, Ariane, Okara Imani, and Spring you definitely won’t be disappointed.

Taco Bar SPONSORED BY CULINARY AND CO. Drinks will be available at the venues provided bar.

Vendors will be in the house!
Come prepared to support them as well as the artists, someone will have perfect product or piece for you.

Couples encouraged, 18+Event
See you there!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artitude-the-culture-series-tickets-64898434966

WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS:
SUNKING BREWERY
SCHELLINGTON AND CO.

Tags: Live body painting, Live Music, Art, First Friday, sensual, taco bar

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Aug

02

Fri
Fri, Aug 02, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Aug 02, 2019 10:00 PM @ Tube Factory artspace

Join us again for this upcoming First Friday for a wonderful evening in Garfield Park. We are celebrating local artists, musicians, food trucks and vendors by featuring them in our night market.

Come check out our creative endeavors here around Cruft Street, where you will have the opportunity to purchase local goods from amazing artists and food vendors here at the Tube.

During the winter months, the Night Market is held inside Tube Factory artspace. In the fall, spring, and summer months, vending is located outside.

If you are a local artist or maker, please contact [email protected] for

Tags: First Fridays, market, Garfield Park, Big Car, Tube Factory Artspace

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Aug

02

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Fri, Aug 02, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Aug 02, 2019 9:00 PM @ Harrison Center

In partnership with Big Green, the Harrison Center presents FoodCon 9 on Friday, August 2 from 6 to 9pm. Since its inception in 2010, FoodCon has sought to shine a light on the art and culture of food in Indiana by gathering enthusiasts and experts in everything from aquaponics to urban homesteading. This year’s FoodCon is no exception and will feature booths in the Harrison Center gym and courtyard, covering a broad range of interests including beekeeping, cheese making, oil pulling, restaurant composting and more. In Speck Gallery, join the conversation about food literacy, access and preference and discover more about the Learning Gardens that Big Green has built and supported at schools across Marion County since November, 2016. “We are proud to partner with the Harrison Center to host Food Con 2019 to help us further our mission to improve the health of students and communities around the country by creating experiential outdoor learning spaces and garden-based education opportunities in schools,” said Megan Montague, Regional Director of Big Green Indianapolis. “Food Con allows us to come together for one night to help us educate the local community on our big vision to change food in Indianapolis and across the county.”

Also this month, the Harrison Gallery proudly features ceramicist Jackie Head’s stunning show, This Must Be the Place. “Through my slip cast wall tile installations, I create environments that envelop the viewer. I draw inspiration from the geometric patterns found in Islamic art, and am specifically interested in tessellated patterns and penrose tiling. My work considers visual planes both individually and as a whole. Amassing individual tiles on the wall that connect to construct a larger pattern can develop either a sense of comfort or tension for the viewer, creating an environment that resonates differently with each person. In a nod to historical Islamic art, my wall installations break away from the mass-produced world we live in today and bring the consideration of craft back into the places we inhabit.”

In the Gallery Annex is Gigi Salij’s show, American Feast. Salij said, “The reputation of industrial foods—like Hostess Cupcakes, Spaghetti-Os, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinner, Jell-O, Cheetos, Popsicles, and on and on—has suffered in recent times, despite the fact that they evoke powerful feelings of nostalgia and affection. Both a wry commentary and an unabashed appreciation, American Feast is a graphic, colorful, pop-art tribute to the under-appreciated beauty and glamour of our favorite foods.”

Mixed media artist Gary Gee returns to the City Gallery with the show, Common Unity. The 2019 recipient of the Robert Beckmann Emerging Artist Award says he drew inspiration for this show from the common ground he has found in interactions within the Indianapolis arts community.

Wesley Cate’s “tell it slant” is inspired by the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Using mixed media, the pieces attempt to reveal the playful complexity of the world around us. Most of the works are busy and employ a touch of grit, with the intent that observers will have to spend some time making sense of the pieces’ layers. This work is on display in Hank & Dolly’s Gallery.

In the Underground Gallery, Word, a group show exploring the design element of typography continues.

The work hangs through August 30.

Tags: Big Green, the Harrison Center presents FoodCon 9, First Friday, culture of food, beekeeping, cheese making, oil pulling, restaurant composting and more

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Aug

02

Fri
Fri, Aug 02, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Aug 02, 2019 9:00 PM @ Harrison Center

Join us in the Underground Gallery
For a night when spoken word meets visual art.
The evening will also feature live performances by:

Tatjana Rebelle
Manon Voice
Sylvia Thomas
Too Black

Come see what happens when poetry inspires visual art and vice versa.

All Ages welcome
Free to Attend
There are 4 stairs to navigate into the space
0.5 mile from IndyGo 17 College & 16th Stop

Tags: spoken word meets visual art, Vocab, First Fridays, Live Music, Tatjana Rebelle, Manon Voice, Sylvia Thomas, Too Black, Come see what happens when poetry inspires visual art and vice versa

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Aug

02

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Fri, Aug 02, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Aug 02, 2019 10:00 PM @ Tube Factory artspace

White: Trash, Washed, Lies features work made from the artist’s personal collection of photography and video in Guichelaar Gallery next door to Tube.

About Uçul

Jessica Uçul is an American artist who uses a variety of media, including found and archival imagery and everyday objects to make photographs, collages, videos, and sculpture. Uçul’s work maintains a regard for kitsch as a cultural expression of loss. Born and raised in Franklin, Indiana, Uçul received her MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts. She currently lives and works in Indiana.

Tags: Art, Gallery, First Friday, Mixed Media, Jessica Uçul, Tube Factory Artspace

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Aug

02

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Fri, Aug 02, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Aug 02, 2019 9:00 PM @ Indiana Landmarks

Inspired by generations of artists, eight accomplished plein air painters set off in May for the Luberon region of Provence, France, a scenic area made famous by Van Gogh, Cezanne, and the post impressionists. Be immersed in the color and beauty of the region at “A Brush with Provence,” a group show of their paintings in Indiana Landmarks Center’s Rapp Family Gallery.Painting outdoors in the plein air tradition, these painters drew inspiration from medieval villages, castles, colorful marketplaces, lime-green vineyards, orange tile roofs, window boxes, ocher-colored buildings, wild poppies, and climbing roses. They captured the silvery olive trees loved by Van Gogh and violet, pink, and gold skies over distant blue hills.The show includes work from Chris Newlund, Donna Shortt, Pam Newell, Rebecca Justice Schabb, Rhonda Bontrager, Linda J. Peterson, Dawn Maloney, and Sherri Burritt.Complimentary snacks and beverages will be available during the free First Friday opening, 6-9 p.m., when you can also tour Indiana Landmarks Center at 1201 Central Avenue in Indianapolis. Built as a Methodist church in the nineteenth century, the restored and adapted structure holds theaters and a reception hall in addition to the gallery and Indiana Landmarks’ headquarters.https://indianalandmarks.org/first-friday-art-show-a-brush-with-provence

Tags: First Friday, Gallery, Painting, Art, Indiana Landmarks, show includes work from Chris Newlund, Donna Shortt, Pam Newell, Rebecca Justice Schabb, Rhonda Bontrager, Linda J. Peterson, Dawn Maloney, and Sherri Burritt

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Aug

02

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Fri, Aug 02, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Aug 02, 2019 9:00 PM @ Circle City Industrial Complex

See Pogue’s Run and nearby green spaces through the eyes of Near Eastside neighbors and friends this coming First Friday at Circle City Industrial Complex’s 2nd Floor Gallery. Enjoy light refreshments as you experience unique perspectives of this neighborhood waterway.

A panel of local artists and nonprofit leaders will select and announce contest winners, with awards including cash prizes and Near Eastside gift cards.

Following the exhibition, photos will be shown throughout the month of August at various Near Eastside businesses and the Brookside Family Center.

Tags: Pogue’s Run and nearby green spaces through the eyes of Near Eastside neighbors and friends, Photography, First Friday, Art, Circle City Industrial Complex

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Aug

02

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Fri, Aug 02, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Aug 02, 2019 9:00 PM @ Future Friends Holographic Magic Club

Full Circle Nine Gallery

Tomas Howie and his impressionistic collection “Ordinary World” will be featured at the Full Circle Nine Gallery (FC9). The show will open Friday, August 2nd, 6-9pm, as part of the First Friday Art Tour. Admission is free.

“I’m trying to interpret my views of the physical world in the context of my emotions and experiences,” Howie said. “These impressionist interpretations of the physical world are designed to augment the viewers interpretation, too. I’m helping the viewer find their own interpretation of the world that surrounds them, a broader peaceful interpretation of the world that surrounds them.”

About Tomas Howie

“I’ve been a life-long artist,” Howie said. “A bit of a gypsy—unwilling or unable to stay in one creative space for too long.” Tomas Howie has shown his art in various locations around Indianapolis, including the Art Bank, before recently joining Full Circle Nine as part of the expansion efforts. His wanderlust includes art media including charcoal portraiture, abstract methodology, to his impressionistic landscapes, and hopes visitors will leave with a peaceful satisfaction of from what they’ve encountered.

About the Full Circle Nine Gallery

The Full Circle Nine Gallery operates as an artist cooperative gallery, with each of the member artists and the board dividing gallery duties and artists roles. The artists will work together to help each other advance in skill and practice, as well as to bring success to the gallery.

With over two dozen artists occupying a large, three-room space of the more factory-reminiscent portion of the Circle City Industrial Complex, Full Circle Nine offers a wide variety of art forms, media, and approaches.

Full Circle Nine Gallery is located at 1125 Brookside Ave., Indianapolis, IN, 46202, in the South Studios section of the Circle City Industrial Complex. For more information, or for artists interested in joining the Full Circle Nine, please visit www.fullcirclenine.com

Tags: Full Circle Nine Gallery, painting, Tomas Howie, First Friday, Art, Circle City Industrial Complex

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Aug

02

Fri
Fri, Aug 02, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Aug 02, 2019 9:00 PM @ Studio Alchemy Gallery

Join us at our new permanent home for Studio Alchemy!

Where: 1116 E. North Street Indianapolis, IN 46202

When: First Friday August 2, 2019 6-9pm

Over the past few months we have been renovating this space to be a new artist studio and painting classroom space. Come celebrate with us!

Tags: Studio Alchemy, First Friday, Art Studio, Classroom

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Aug

02

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Fri, Aug 02, 2019 11:00 AM - Fri, Aug 02, 2019 5:30 PM @ The Stutz Artists Association

Vicky Shaffer White StudioCome see my studio😊🎉 C390. See my recent work. Pen & ink, watercolor, & charcoal. Stutz artists around the building are opening thier studio for you! Enjoy!

Tags: Vicky Shaffer White Studio, Art, First Friday, Stutz, Open House

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Jul

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Fri
Fri, Jul 05, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Jul 05, 2019 10:00 PM @ Tube Factory artspace

Join us again for this upcoming First Friday for a wonderful evening in Garfield Park. We are celebrating local artists, musicians, food trucks and vendors by featuring them in our night market.

Come check out our creative endeavors here around Cruft Street, where you will have the opportunity to purchase local goods from amazing artists and food vendors here at the Tube.

During the winter months, the Night Market is held inside Tube Factory artspace. In the fall, spring, and summer months, vending is located outside.

If you are a local artist or maker, please contact [email protected] for

Tags: First Fridays, market, Garfield Park, Big Car, Tube Factory Artspace

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Jul

05

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Fri, Jul 05, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Jul 05, 2019 9:00 PM @ Circle City Industrial Complex

July FIRST FRIDAY
with the Circle City Industrial Complex Artists

The Circle City Industrial Complex has about 90 artists working within the CCIC. Located 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 @CCICartists on Instagram

Events:
In the Schwitzer gallery: Tony Jeffers & Amanda King

Shelby Alexander
Mixed-media artist, illustrator and graphic designer Shelby Alexander will be opening her studio to the public and exhibiting her most recent body of large-scale mixed-media work, in addition to a series of miniature pieces that make for affordable gifts. A Notre Dame grad who also studied fashion at the Pratt Institute in NYC, Alexander works primarily with secondhand textiles to explore the ecological effects of fast fashion as the second largest polluter in the world. Shelby Alexander is located in Studio 42 on the second floor of the North Studios.

Arts & Images by Anthony Armstrong
Anthony Armstrong presents a new collection photography with “Pulse 317—Images capturing everyday life in my city: Indianapolis” series. Armstrong is a self-taught abstract painter and photographer. While often displaying mostly in monochrome, Armstrong’s photography captures the culture of the people and places as he’s traveled both domestically and internationally. “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,” said Armstrong. He also stretches his creative limbs into the world of mixed-media paintings, using abstract as his primary form of expression but also exploring minimalism, contemporary, and modern art. Anthony Armstrong is located in Studio B11 of the South Studios.
http://armstrongartsandimages.com

Roberta Avidor
Painter Roberta Avidor will open her studio to visitors, offering new oil paintings and watercolors showing people living and working in their communities. Working for decades as an advertising artist, she now uses those skills to create oil and watercolor paintings to celebrate people and places that are meaningful to Avidor. “This is a dynamic place and I like to show people in this environment,” said Avidor. Roberta Avidor is located in Studio 34 on the second floor of the North Studios.

Allen J. Bannister
Allen J. Bannister will show new abstract paintings in progress. Bannister is very excited to have a space to create new works and meet fellow artists and art-lovers alike. Allen J. Bannister is located in the South Studios.

BEBITO Toys
Rachel Hedges is an independent toy-maker and designer in Indianapolis since 2006. BEBITO Toys are created from re-purposed, up-cycled, and found materials, along with intricate hand embroidery and applique to create a unique product of outstanding quality. BEBITO Toys is located on the second floor of the North Studios.
http://www.bebitotoys.com

Chad Eby
Chad Eby is an artist, maker, and educator working with light, sound, physical computing, and digital
fabrication. “(Nearly) everything is better with blinky lights,” said Eby. He invites visitors to come by and
see what’s cooking. Chad Eby is located in Studio 34 on the second floor of the North Studios.

Daily Epiphany Studio
Michele Burns and Kurt Kriese will share the evening in Studio B17. Kriese will show landscapes, large abstract paintings, and stained glass, while Burns will feature natural glow-in-the-dark works with luminous minerals mixed into the pigment so they are one work by day, and a second composition by night. Burns has recently switched from acrylic to watercolor for a few pieces, and doing is some baby nightlight-art tessellations. Daily Epiphany Studio B17 is located in the South Studios.
https://www.instagram.com/daily_epiphany_studios_
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9fFO9vMU

Full Circle Nine Gallery
Alena Hedrick and her modernist-surrealist series “Everyday Alchemy” will be featured at the Full Circle Nine Gallery (FC9). “Alchemy is described as the process of transmuting a base metal into gold,” Hedrick said, explaining her dreamlike paintings. “However, in a spiritual and personal sense, it is a term used to describe the process of turning the ordinary into something perfect. I like to create perfection in the imperfect, in my life and in my art. Ugly things and situations can be made beautiful if you change your mindset about them.” Full Circle Nine Gallery is located in the South Studios, in B21.
fullcirclenine.com

Matt Hurdle Fine Art
Fresh off his Saks Fifth Avenue show, Matt Hurdle Fine Art presents “Waking From a Dream”, featuring new atmospheric landscapes, as well as other new work. “I paint to create an environment or describe a scene with only color and value,” Hurdle said. “Much like a fading dream, only a feeling is left when you wake.” Matt Hurdle is located on the second floor of the North Studios.

Indy Artsy
Home to ceramics artist Julie Edwards, Indy Artsy gathers together an eclectic collection of handmade items, from clothing, to jewelry, to soaps and snacks; making it easy to find the perfect gift. Indy Artsy is located on the first floor of the North Studios.
https://www.facebook.com/Indyartsy1

LadArt
Dr. Larry Lad finds his own style in his studio space at the CCIC, working in recycled cardboard, Masonite, and plywood while collecting unique materials and assembling them “in different ways.” “Experimenting with a variety of media and images has given me freedom to just let go, coloring outside the lines,” said Lad, a management professor at Butler University by day. He describes himself as ‘committed to responsible capitalism and collaborative problem-solving, and describes his art as examining issues of sustainability and consumption in an alternative way than traditional research and publishing.’ “My work lives in the question about how the process of making art, whatever the medium or materials,teaches us about ourselves and how we work,” Lad said. “How is it that we change, learn, evolve, and find ways of expression ourselves as we journey through life?” LadArt is located in the first floor corridor of the CCIC, accessible through both the North and South Studios.

Shaun M. Niles
Shaun M. Niles presents “Beneath It All,” a series of photographic prints presenting a contemporary perspective on art nudes and figure studies. Each piece is created using large and medium format analog cameras and produced on silver halide paper. “This project will be a year and a half long adventure that I embarked on in August 2018,” Niles said. “I set out to create a body of work that pays homage to this genre drawing on the styles that have influenced me along my creative journey.” The current edition of the project will be on display through the end of June 2019. Shaun M. Niles is located on the second floor of the North Studios.
www.facebook.com/ShaunMNiles/events

Amanda Noftsier
Amanda Noftsier is working on pieces for her application to atelier programs in Boston and Philadelphia. Visitors can expect to see still-life drawings and paintings in various stages along with a self -portrait and figure studies. She will have various animal paintings in Indy Artsy and is currently accepting holiday pet portrait commissions. Amanda Noftsier is located on the second floor of the North Studios.

Kristy Quinn
Sculptural artist Kristy Quinn turns any texture that meets her hands into a work of art, giving visitors a peek into her process. Kristy Quinn is located in S30 on the second floor of the North Studios.

Amelia Rose
Amelia Rose presents an exploration of color, inspired by flowers and atmosphere, with her contemporary paintings in oil and acrylics. This University of Tennessee grad cherishes memories of her grandmother’s greenhouse, gardens and love of growing flowers. “Hopefully, my work will provide some joy and peace in the exploration of color and light and give an overall impression of a moment of time,” Rose said. Amelia Rose is located on the second floor of the North Studios.

Katie Sahm
Become a New Creation artist Katie Sahm presents “Healing Waters,” a collection of mixed media work. Experience her reflections on the complete reliance we have on water for our total well-being and very life, both physically and spiritually. Katie uses vibrant and high-contrasting colors, lines, and textures creating compelling compositions and movement within each piece. “I have been wanting to focus on this theme for a while now and am finally getting to it! ‘I Thirst’ keeps echoing in my mind and each painting is a reflection of the deep longing we have inside for intimacy, healing, belonging, and peace,” Sahm said. Katie Sahm is located on the second floor of the North Studios.

Sivavis
Indianapolis-born Sivavis is a self-taught analog collage artist, specializing in the surreal and bizarre. He will be showcasing a new selection of collages every month. Sivavis is located in S38 on the second floor of the North Studios.
Instagram.com/sivavisart

Weeds and Wonder
Lauren Reiner describes her art as ethereal, spiritual, and energetic. “I feel that it connects to a part of us that is beneath the surface, continually shaping and reforming, a part of us that is unattached to our social constructs,” said Reiner. She enjoys working with watercolor, acrylic, chalks, pencils, pens, and image transfers of her own photography, to explore the limits and range of each medium. An IU grad raised in Indianapolis, Reiner has a background in black and white photography and digital video, and also teaches creative classes and workshops that incorporate breathe work, movement, self-care, and intentional creative habit strategies. Her show will provide “glimpses of ever-changing layers of being
and the space between where we are, and where we want to be.” Weeds and Wonder is located in S37 on the second floor of the North Studios.

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.

For more information on the building, please visit: http://circlecityind.com
For more information on the artists please visit: https://ccicindyartists.wordpress.com/

Tags: FIRST FRIDAY, Art, Shelby Alexander, Arts & Images by Anthony Armstrong, Roberta Avidor, Allen J. Bannister, BEBITO Toy, Chad Eby, Daily Epiphany Studio, Full Circle Nine Gallery, Matt Hurdle Fine Art, Indy Artsy, LadArts, Shaun M. Niles, Amanda Noftsier, Kristy Quinn, Amelia Rose, Katie Sahm, Sivavis, Weeds and Wonder, The Circle City Industrial Complex (CCIC)

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Jul

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Fri, Jul 05, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Jul 05, 2019 9:00 PM @ Harrison Center

The Harrison Center presents our July artist reception Friday, July 5 from 6 to 9pm. In the Harrison Gallery, installation and mixed media artist Abi Ogle’s show “Oh, you’ll change your mind” is rooted in a conversation of the familiar made strange. This collection of new fiber and installation work asks the viewer to enter into a space of uncomfortable intimacy. The pieces live in a place of ephemerality and beauty, and are more than meets the eye.

With support from the Sagamore Institute, the City Gallery presents Front Porch Citizenry, an exhibition of original manuscripts, and art interpreting the themes of the manuscripts, dedicated to exploring the theme of citizenship. The show features a curated a selection of original manuscripts from the extraordinary Remnant Trust collection, and local artists will respond to, and interpret, the themes of the texts in art. Part of the aim is to highlight different experiences of citizenship in both Indiana’s and America’s history. For example, an original printing of Mary Wollstonecraft’s famous “A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects,” will be paired with a local artist’s depiction of Madame Walker — a well known civil rights activist, but also a proponent of women’s rights and entrepreneurship. As another example, Plutarch’s “Moralia” will be paired with an oil painting of May Wright Sewall — a prominent suffragist in Indianapolis history, but also a major proponent of women’s classical education (Plutarch is the cornerstone of classical education). This exhibit invites the public to engage all of their senses in a discussion of citizenship through the touch of the ancient manuscripts, the smell of the old books, the beauty of the art before them. Participating artists include Kyle Ragsdale, Alicia Zanoni, Benny Sanders, Kipp Normand, Johnny McKee, Courtland Blade and Abi Ogle.

Speck Gallery features Designed Oil on Canvas, paintings by Britt Ritchie. Ritchie describes her work as “expressions of color through layers, graphic elements and botanical impressions. Developing relationships between elements, creating a depth of layers balanced throughout the foreground and background that contrast and compliment a colorfully designed image with an abstract approach. The use of layering techniques that allow the image to transform between viscous and transparent in application creates a desired harmony in my paintings.”

Textile artist Lucy Burton brings Souvenirs: Collection III to the Gallery Annex. In this exhibit, the artist uses natural dyes and etched imagery to manifest and illustrate memories.

The Underground Gallery features Word, a group show exploring the design element of typography.

In Hank & Dolly’s Gallery, Fr3ak sh0w by Simon Plemon explores unsettling imagery through a modern artistic lens.

Attendees are invited to don their red, white and blue and join Naptown Stomp and the Helminger Quartet in the post-July 4 fun with live music and swing dancing in the gym.

The Brothers Footman perform on the City Gallery “front porch.” “Four brothers with harmonies that like to bring the party. We play #rockhopfunksoultry…but we like to call it Summa music…some of this and some of that.”

The work hangs through July 26.

With support from the Sagamore Institute, The Remnant Trust, Cunningham Group, the Arts Council of Indianapolis and the City of Indianapolis, Indiana Arts Commission, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, Allen Whitehill Clowes Foundation, the Indianapolis Foundation, Sun King Brewery, and Matinee Creative.

Tags: First Friday, Art, Live Music, Harrison Center for the Arts, The Brothers Footman, Front Porch Citizenry, an exhibition of original manuscripts, and art interpreting the themes of the manuscripts, dedicated to exploring the theme of citizenship, typography, Lucy Burton, Designed Oil on Canvas, paintings by Britt Ritchie

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Fri, Jul 05, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Jul 05, 2019 9:00 PM @ Circle City Industrial Complex

Alena Hedrick and her modernist-surrealist series “Everyday Alchemy” will be featured at the Full Circle Nine Gallery (FC9). The show will open Friday, July 5th, 6-9pm, as part of the First Friday Art Tour. Admission is free.

“Alchemy is described as the process of transmuting a base metal into gold,” Hedrick said, explaining her dreamlike paintings. “However, in a spiritual and personal sense, it is a term used to describe the process of turning the ordinary into something perfect. I like to create perfection in the imperfect, in my life and in my art. Ugly things and situations can be made beautiful if you change your mindset about them.”

About Alena Hedrick

Alena Hedrick is an Indianapolis-based oil painter, whose show will act as a catharsis from a chaotic year. “This year has been full of changes, trials, blessings, and confusion emotions for me,” Hedrick said. “This collection encompasses the good and the bad, as well as my intention to find perfection in all of it.”

Hedrick’s paintings reflect a retro styling, with sometimes somber accents, such as flies scattered throughout. She adds whimsy to her perspective and often uses her art to purge emotions that she has trouble communicating, as well as to show viewers who she is on the inside. And, while she paints, Hedrick admits she listens to music and dances, “winging it” to let the emotions flow freely.

About the Full Circle Nine Gallery

The Full Circle Nine Gallery operates as an artist cooperative gallery, with each of the member artists and the board dividing gallery duties and artists roles. The artists will work together to help each other advance in skill and practice, as well as to bring success to the gallery.

With over two dozen artists occupying a large, three-room space of the more factory-reminiscent portion of the Circle City Industrial Complex, Full Circle Nine offers a wide variety of art forms, media, and approaches.

Full Circle Nine Gallery is located at 1125 Brookside Ave., Indianapolis, IN, 46202, in the South Studios section of the Circle City Industrial Complex. For more information, or for artists interested in joining the Full Circle Nine, please visit www.fullcirclenine.com

Tags: Full Circle Nine Gallery, First Friday, CCIC, Alena Hedrick, modernist-surrealist series “Everyday Alchemy”

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Fri, Jul 05, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Jul 05, 2019 9:00 PM @ Garfield Park Arts Center - Indy Parks and Recreation

Muslims Aren’t Interested in Being Afraid is an exhibit that uplifts the resistance, life, diversity, and craft of the Indianapolis Muslim community. It is meant to show the world that despite rising Islamophobia and racism, Muslims are still thriving, surviving, and creating. From visual artists, to film-makers, to fashion designers, Muslims have been creating art and culture since the inception of this country and for thousands of years before. Visit our website for more information on each month’s exhibit theme.

Join us on First Friday for the opening reception of our latest exhibition, Muslims Aren’t Interested in Being Afraid. Mingle with local artists, enjoy light appetizers, and live performances curated by Muslim Youth Collective – Indianapolis.

Although the opening night is July 5th, the exhibit will be up all month.

If you are a Muslim artists looking to submit your artwork, or looking to perform on our opening night, please follow this link to submit your work: https://tinyurl.com/y3swld53

Free, All ages

Tags: Indianapolis Muslim community, Muslim Youth Collective, Art, Performances, First Friday,

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Fri, Jul 05, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Jul 05, 2019 10:00 PM @ Get Dirty Ceramics

Smaller pieces such as postcards, magnets, and decorated quotes on handmade paper at affordable prices to benefit the Rivoli Park Labyrinth. There will also be a make and take activity of making your own postcard for a donation of any amount.

See you there at Get Dirty Ceramics in Suite 205 of the Murphy Building in Fountain Square 1043 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203. First Friday July 5th, 2019 6-10 pm.

Tags: Get Dirty Ceramics, benefit for Rivoli Park Labyrinth, First Friday, Art

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Fri, Jun 07, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Jun 07, 2019 10:00 PM @ Tube Factory artspace

Join us again for this upcoming First Friday for a wonderful evening in Garfield Park. We are celebrating local artists, musicians, food trucks and vendors by featuring them in our night market.

Come check out our creative endeavors here around Cruft Street, where you will have the opportunity to purchase local goods from amazing artists and food vendors here at the Tube.

During the winter months, the Night Market is held inside Tube Factory artspace. In the fall, spring, and summer months, vending is located outside.

If you are a local artist or maker, please contact [email protected] for

Tags: First Fridays, market, Garfield Park, Big Car, Tube Factory Artspace

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