First Friday

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Jan

03

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

03

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Fri, Jan 03, 2020 6:00 PM - Fri, Jan 03, 2020 10:00 PM @ Listen Hear

Navigate through Listen Hear from December 6th – January 17th as we welcome designer and artist Chad Eby.

Amidst an array of light and sound, Skärgården re-imagines cold war paranoia in the Stockholm archipelago in light and sound. The heart of this art installation is a self-organizing wireless mesh network that mirrors aspects of both the isolation and cooperation of an interconnected system of separate parts.

Chad Eby is a multidisciplinary artist, designer, teacher and researcher with particular interests in lighting, digital art, digital fabrication, people-center design and design history.

Listen Hear
2620 Shelby Street Indianapolis, IN 46203
Available by appointment

Opening Reception December 6 & January 3rd, 6-10pm

www.chadeby.studio
www.bigcar.org

Tags: Chad Eby is a multidisciplinary artist, designer, teacher and researcher with particular interests in lighting, digital art, digital fabrication, people-center design and design history, performance, radio, Live Music, Art, First Friday

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Feb

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Fri, Feb 07, 2020 6:00 PM - Fri, Feb 07, 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

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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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Apr

03

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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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Dec

06

Fri
Fri, Dec 06, 2019 7:30 PM - Fri, Dec 06, 2019 10:30 PM @ Fountain Square Brewing Co.

Each month we begin our event with a local art gallery curated with local artists and some specialty craft beers from one of your favorite local breweries, us of course! Our December display will feature the theme, An Abstract World, w/participating artists: Amy Ward, Lacy Pearson, Peter Bethanis, Heather Batchelor, Omar Rashan, Angee Walberry and Chicago artist Jola Soares. We will move the night along with this months musical guest, Jake Dugan & Friends at 7:30.
We will also, of course, have a tasty selection of craft beer on hand for your drinking pleasure.

Music at 7:30 pm
FREE
21+ only

Tags: Jake Dugan & Friends, Live Music, Art, First Friday, Craft Brewing, Fountain Square

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Dec

06

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Fri, Dec 06, 2019 7:00 PM - Fri, Dec 06, 2019 11:30 PM @ HI-FI Indy

Dogfish Head & MOKB Present
HI-FI First Fridays feat. Mutts, Brother O Brother
Friday, December 6th at HI-FI Indy
Doors 7PM / Show 8PM
All shows 21+

Come out for:
– 2 great bands
– No Cover
– Dogfish Head Craft Brews
– Specialty Cocktails
RSVP: https://fanlink.to/hififirstfridaydec

More info:
Every First Friday swing by the The Murphy Arts Center for free festivities at HI-FI and LO-FI Lounge. In addition to this show, be sure to check out Dogfish Head Presents: LO-FI Free First Fridays then stick around for Back To The Future Open Format Dance Party which starts after the show around 11 PM.

Have a question? Email us at [email protected]!

Tags: Mutts, Brother O Brother, Live Music, First Friday, Hi-Fi Indy

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Dec

06

Fri
Fri, Dec 06, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Dec 06, 2019 9:00 PM @ Studio Alchemy Gallery

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

https://studioalchemy.art/studioalchemygallery

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

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Dec

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Fri, Dec 06, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Dec 06, 2019 8:00 PM @ Garfield Park Arts Center - Indy Parks and Recreation

Curated by a committee of neighborhood artists in collaboration with the Garfield Park Arts Center and Big Car, this exhibition will feature artwork in a variety of mediums by local artists that reside in Garfield Park. The pieces aim to celebrate the history and vibrant culture of Garfield Park, Indianapolis’ oldest park, and artwork will be displayed in two galleries across the neighborhood: Garfield Park Arts Center and Big Car’s Tube Factory artspace. The exhibition and opening will be a celebration of living in the Garfield Park neighborhood and telling stories about the history of the area through the eyes of Garfield Park residents and artists.

-Storytellers-
GPAC
Josh Haines-6:45pm
Stan Kiwor and Vickie Goens 6:55pm
Jim Simmons 7:05pm

Tube Factory
Louis Mahern 8:30pm
Laura McPhee 8:40pm
John Hornberger 8:50pm

Join us on the December First Friday the opening reception of Localized. Mingle with local artists, enjoy light appetizers, a wine & beer bar by Garfield Brewery, and live music featuring local Garfield Park musician Brandon Wadley.

Tags: celebrate the history and vibrant culture of Garfield Park, storytelling, storytellers, First Friday, Art, Placemaking

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Dec

06

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

Join us for a collaborative exhibition between the Garfield Park Arts Center and the Tube Factory Artspace set to highlight artists of Garfield Park and Bean Creek.

Set between lush trees and historic homes the Garfield Park neighborhood is a hub to a diverse community of artists. Let us celebrate who creates here and how this historic park has influences our lives.

This exhibition will be on display at the Tube Factory Artspace from December 6-20.

We are looking for local makers, artisans, vendors, visual, sound and performance artists!

Submissions are open until November 1:
https://forms.gle/s4zbQPZHunJX7ySY6

Efroymson Gallery
Tube Factory Artspace
1125 Cruft Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203
M-F / 7am-6pm
Sa / 8am-3pm

Tags: collaborative exhibition between the Garfield Park Arts Center and the Tube Factory Artspace set to highlight artists of Garfield Park and Bean Creek, First Friday, Art

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Dec

06

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Fri, Dec 06, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Dec 06, 2019 10:00 PM @ Harrison Center

It’s been several years since the phrase “Millennial Pink” first appeared and on Friday, December 6, from 6 to 10pm the Harrison Center asks the question, Do Millennials Still Like Pink? This year’s color-themed holiday group show features blushing work from dozens of local (Millennials and nonmillennial) artists in the Harrison Gallery and Gallery Annex.

Speck Gallery features Life in the Pond, work by Karen Holtzclaw. “I paint for the joy of self-expression and love of life by telling stories between creatures that emerge from my imagination to contract a story or stories within a seemingly serene pond environment. Although there may be several stories within a piece, the theme I want to convey and for the viewers to feel is the beauty and power of love and devotion.”

Context, work by Katie Pourcho will be featured in Hank & Dolly’s Gallery. Pourcho, an artist and art educator, explains that when viewing art in galleries and museums, there can be an indifference because of a disconnection from the context in which the work was created. Both the art she views and the art she creates have been enriched recently through travel and experiencing different cultures on a deeper level.

The INDIEana Handicraft Exchange Winter Show fills the gymnasium and Underground with their juried show of modern craft vendors just in time for holiday shopping.

Also in the Underground Gallery, Herron School of Art + Design students Laura Pendleton, Gem Williams and Nichole May will exhibit senior thesis work.

This season for the second year, the City Gallery is transformed into a holiday pop up shop filled with work from our own Harrison Center studio artists. The shop opens on First Friday, but is also open Monday through Friday from 9 to 5 throughout the month for holiday shoppers’ convenience.

In the sanctuary, the women of the Choral Artisans perform Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, and Redeemer Presbyterian ensemble performs holiday music.

First Friday attendees can grab a complimentary coffee in the courtyard, then head around the building for the 5th Annual Holiday Window Tour. Artists have transformed the 22 ground level windows with winter-themed vignettes. The holiday windows can be viewed through January 6.

The Harrison Center is home to 30+ artists whose studios are open in December. This month is the final open studio night of 2019 and guests can wander the building and meet the makers who call the Harrison Center home.

December exhibits hang through December 27.

With support from: Huntington National Bank, the Arts Council of Indianapolis, the Indiana Arts Commission, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, Allen Whitehill Clowes Foundation, the Indianapolis Foundation, Sun King Brewery, and Matinee Creative.

Tags: color-themed holiday group show features blushing work from dozens of local (Millennials and nonmillennial) artists in the Harrison Gallery and Gallery Annex, First Friday, Art

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Dec

06

Fri
Fri, Dec 06, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Dec 06, 2019 10:00 PM @ Listen Hear

Navigate through Listen Hear from December 6th – January 17th as we welcome designer and artist Chad Eby.

Amidst an array of light and sound, Skärgården re-imagines cold war paranoia in the Stockholm archipelago in light and sound. The heart of this art installation is a self-organizing wireless mesh network that mirrors aspects of both the isolation and cooperation of an interconnected system of separate parts.

Chad Eby is a multidisciplinary artist, designer, teacher and researcher with particular interests in lighting, digital art, digital fabrication, people-center design and design history.

Listen Hear
2620 Shelby Street Indianapolis, IN 46203
Available by appointment

Opening Reception December 6 & January 3rd, 6-10pm

www.chadeby.studio
www.bigcar.org

Tags: Chad Eby is a multidisciplinary artist, designer, teacher and researcher with particular interests in lighting, digital art, digital fabrication, people-center design and design history, performance, radio, Live Music, Art, First Friday

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Dec

06

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Fri, Dec 06, 2019 5:00 PM - Fri, Dec 06, 2019 10:00 PM @ Harrison Center

Celebrate the First Friday of December with more than 50 vendors, live music, drinks and a raffle to benefit Coburn Place and Project Home Indy.

The first 100 friends to walk through the door will get a sweet swag bag and anyone who brings a donation* for CP/PHI will get a free raffle ticket.

*Items requested for donation: crib sheets, bathroom towels and washcloths, kitchen towels and wash rags and scrubbies, baby diapers in sizes 3, 4, 5, baby wipes, toothpaste, deodorant, aspirin, Tylenol, paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent.

Tags: 50 vendors, live music, drinks and a raffle to benefit Coburn Place and Project Home Indy, First Fridays, Shop Local, Holiday Shopping

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Dec

06

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Fri, Dec 06, 2019 5:00 PM - Fri, Dec 06, 2019 10:00 PM @ The Stutz Artists Association

Free and open to the public. Shop for one-of-a-kind artworks and gift items. Enjoy music with Rhythmwood Drive and purchase drinks/food from Bearcats. Guests can park at the Capitol Avenue or 11th Street lots.

Tags: one-of-a-kind artworks and gift items, shop local, Holiday Shopping, Art, First Friday

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Nov

01

Fri
Fri, Nov 01, 2019 7:00 PM - Fri, Nov 01, 2019 11:30 PM @ Square Cat Vinyl

Fountain Square Brewing Co. Presents:
First Friday at Square Cat Vinyl
Friday, November 1st
All Ages – FREE

Music from:
Boldylocks (8:00pm – 8:45pm)
Jessica Albatross (9:00pm – 9:45pm)
Mogon (10:00pm – 10:45pm)

Tags: FSB First Friday, Boldylocks, Jessica Albatross, Mogon, Live Music, Square Cat

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Nov

01

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

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

https://studioalchemy.art/studioalchemygallery

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

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Nov

01

Fri
Fri, Nov 01, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Nov 01, 2019 9:00 PM @ Circle City Industrial Complex

Nicole Staab and “All Cracked Up,” a collection of hand-cut glass mosaic work, will be featured at the Full Circle Nine Gallery (FC9). The show will open Friday, November 1st, 6-9pm, as part of the First Friday Art Tour. Admission is free.

“Pieces of glass can have a look of fluidity through different forms and patterns. Pieces once broken and sharp can be returned to something beautiful,” Staab said. “This show will provide a visual of how brokenness can be transformed. You will also have the opportunity to participate in creating artwork to benefit those trying to escape domestic abuse.” Staab will have a fundraising piece to benefit Sheltering Wings, which provides housing for survivors of domestic violence in emergency situations.

About Nicole Staab

Originally from Kansas City, Nicole Staab took up mosaic work first as a hobby in college. Each piece begins with a recycled backer, often using fencing or old windows. Staab also enjoys using off-cuts of stained glass, the oddly-shaped leftovers when stained glass is cut into square panels.

“Creating mosaics has given me a chance to work with many different mediums on a single project,” Staab said. “My intent is for people to come away with thinking about how the bits of brokenness help make up the beauty in ourselves.”

“All Cracked Up” will highlight how different backers and glass cuts can give movement to such a fragile and rigid material. Staab will also set up a community mosaic, inviting the public to add to the piece using provided materials. The community mosaic will be on display throughout November and will be sold with all proceeds benefiting Sheltering Wings.

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: benefit for Sheltering Wings which provides housing for survivors of domestic violence, Art, First Friday, Full Circle Nine Gallery

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Nov

01

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Fri, Nov 01, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Nov 01, 2019 11:00 PM @ Harrison Center

Soak in some local art and enjoy First Friday with us at the Harrison Center. Check out a new exhibit by Kyle Ragsdale, grab something to eat at a food truck or a beer from Sun King, and participate in other fun activities! Afterwards, head down the street to McGowan Hall for a Spirit & Place after-party featuring live music, local art, and a cash bar.

Tags: Kyle Ragsdale, First Friday, exhibit, Spirit & Place after-party featuring live music, local art, and a cash bar

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Nov

01

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Fri, Nov 01, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Nov 01, 2019 9:00 PM @ Harrison Center

Friday, November 1 brings the opening night of the 24th annual Spirit & Place Festival, R/Evolution and “Folly,” new work by Kyle Ragsdale Art to the Harrison Center. This year’s Spirit & Place Festival explores both revolutionary and evolutionary change through a variety of topics, event formats, and creative expressions all aimed at helping us build stronger connections to one another and to this place we call home.

Ragsdale’s new body of work was inspired by Electra Havermeyer Webb, who founded the Shelburne Museum in Vermont. Ragsdale explains, “She collected all sorts of strange and unusual folk art and buildings–even a steamboat that is in the middle of a field, but it was an extravagant, beautiful expression of her love for that stuff. In a lot of these works there is a sense of wonder and magic and beauty for no reason or just for its own sake. It leans into the way I like to furl fabric, decorate too much . . . I have a tendency to over-flourish. These paintings feel mysterious and precarious. The bulk of the work was made in Vermont where I was a resident for the month of August. The show also includes very large landscape paintings from Vermont. These large landscapes follow the theme of folly because not everyone wants a 10′ x 7’ landscape painting or has a space that could even accommodate it.”

The Speck Gallery features photographic work of Mike Allee in “Masks of Iberica and other photos.” Allee shot much of the work while attending the Iberian Mask Festival in Lisbon. “The masks are based on pagan ritual and superstition going back as far as the 13th century. Many of the characters were once thought to scare off evil spirits, to bless the harvests or to promote fertility. Animals and nature are frequently used in the costuming; the devil is often a theme. Some masks are extremely elaborate; some are incredibly crude – constructed of painted tree bark, feathers, animal hides, and whatever materials may be available.”

The City Gallery exhibits work inspired by the annual event, PreEnactIndy, which takes place every October in the Monon 16 area. Partnering with local theatre groups, the interactive event imagines the neighborhood as it ought to be–just equitable and economically vibrant. Artists featured include Kyle Ragsdale, Reggie Strong, Johnny McKee, Courtland Blade and more.

Hank & Dolly’s Gallery features “Untitled,” an exploration of rhythm and repetition by Luke Crawley. “This body of work is an attempt by the artist to find a voice, a style, and is, at its very heart, an experiment.”

Continuing in the Underground, “Ballyhoo: A Multimedia Art Extravaganza.” Ballyhoo is a group art exhibition highlighting all aspects of the bygone era of the circus and its performers. Included in the exhibition will be a selection of rare, original sideshow banners from the collection of Dr. Chris Jones. A special screening of the 1932 film “Freaks” will be shown the night of the opening courtesy of Walter Paisley Movie House.

Mark O’Connor’s Indy Jazz Band joins Naptown Stomp for swing dancing in the gym.

The work hangs through November 29.

With support from 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: Kyle Ragsdale Art, The Speck Gallery, Mike Allee, Photography, First Friday, PreEnactIndy, Reggie Strong, Johnny McKee, Courtland Blade, Hank & Dolly’s Gallery, Underground, Mark O’Connor’s Indy Jazz Band, Live Music, Naptown Stomp, Swing Dance, Dancing, Art

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Oct

04

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Fri, Oct 04, 2019 9:00 PM - Sat, Oct 05, 2019 12:00 AM @ Square Cat Vinyl

Fountain Square Brewing Co. presents First Friday at Square Cat Vinyl: featuring Melissa Sandullo, Mina Keohane, and Tommy Icarus!

Tags: First Friday at Square Cat Vinyl, Melissa Sandullo, Mina Keohane, and Tommy Icarus, Live Music

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Oct

04

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Fri, Oct 04, 2019 7:00 PM - Fri, Oct 04, 2019 10:00 PM @ McGowan Hall

It’s another 1st Friday Market outside McGowan Hall! There’ll be food venders (Eggroll Joes is coming!), cash bar, produce, crafts and more all night long. Phil & Friends hit it at 7. With me will be Henry Seaborn Company players Larry DeMyer, Danny Hargrove, Rebekah Lawson, Bill Witherington and Steve Campbell. And there may be a few surprises!

Bring your crew and grab a table for the night, shop the vendors, ave enjoy one last party under the stars before the cold weather arrives.

Tags: Live Music, Art, First Friday, McGowan Hall, Philadelphia Phil, Henry Seaborn Company

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Oct

04

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Fri, Oct 04, 2019 6:30 PM - Fri, Oct 04, 2019 8:30 PM @ Harrison Center

Amazing Grace

Dir. Sidney Pollack, 120 min. USA

Singer Aretha Franklin performs gospel songs at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles in 1972. Preceded by live musical tribute, and Harlem’s attempt to form a record-breaking Soul Train line.

Presented by ImageNation Cinema Foundation, “a Harlem-based media arts group, founded with the goal of establishing a chain of art-house cinemas, dedicated to progressive media by and about people of color. Through a variety of exhibitions and programs, ImageNation edifies its audience. We foster media equity, media literacy, solidarity, cross-cultural exchange and highlight the humanity of Pan-African people worldwide.”

Doors open at 6pm.

Tags: Singer Aretha Franklin performs gospel songs at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles in 1972, film screening, First Friday

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Oct

04

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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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Oct

04

Fri
Fri, Oct 04, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Oct 04, 2019 9:00 PM @ Studio Alchemy Gallery

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

https://studioalchemy.art/studioalchemygallery

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

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Oct

04

Fri
Fri, Oct 04, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Oct 04, 2019 9:00 PM @ Harrison Center

The Harrison Center announces its October First Friday artist reception. On Friday, October 4, from 6 to 9pm, painter Alicia Zanoni brings her solo exhibit “Nice Weather We’re Having” to the Harrison Gallery and Gallery Annex. “Nice Weather We’re Having” is a collection of oil landscapes inspired by the idea that scenes in the natural world make us feel things and even reflect our internal emotional landscape. This can be felt in the way the ground folds back and forth, the way the sky opens up or closes in tightly under a lot of cloud layers. Likewise, each painting reflects a certain kind of weather we’re having.

In the City Gallery, see “Lasting Impressions.” Shamira Wilson creates minimal abstract work that explores textile motifs. Inspired by the African Diaspora, her work alludes to the storytelling qualities found in African American narrative textiles. With her current series, Wilson is documenting the story of the changes that are happening within the city infrastructure by using rusted metal to imprint grids onto fabric, leaving an impression reminiscent of quilts, maps, and city grids.

In Speck Gallery, David Hughes presents “The DeepLight,” a composition of two-way mirrors and animated lights housed in a geometric frame (dodecahedron) run by custom rendering algorithms. An exploration in light and space creating a perception of limitless size and complexity, hidden math and science principles provide a unique foundation for the art to defy what viewers expect is possible.

In the Speck Foyer, Roche Diagnostics presents IU Health’s “CompleteLife Art Show 2019: Imagine. Inspire. Reflect. Connecting through Creativity.” This exhibit features art made by patients, caregivers and team members at Indiana University Health Simon Cancer Center and IU Health University Hospital.

Photographer John Sherman presents “Looking Forward: Beauty • Pride • Defiance” in Hank & Dolly’s Gallery. “Twelve women who have had chemotherapy or who were undergoing it at the time of the photo shoot posed for me. As the title and subtitle suggest, there is a determination here, along with the idea of beauty (as women undergoing chemo, losing their hair, feel a loss of beauty sometimes), pride in their lives and in meeting challenges. Reflecting this, their bios will focus more on their careers, pets, kids, etc. and mention the cancer, but don’t allow it to define them or be the focus of their whole lives.”

In the Underground, “Ballyhoo: A Multimedia Art Extravaganza.” Ballyhoo is a group art exhibition highlighting all aspects of the bygone era of the circus and its performers. Included in the exhibition will be a selection of rare, original sideshow banners from the collection of Dr. Chris Jones. A special screening of the 1932 film “Freaks” will be shown the night of the opening courtesy of Walter Paisley Movie House.

In the Sanctuary, Harlem-based ImageNation Cinema Foundation presents a screening of “Amazing Grace.”

The work hangs through October 25.

With support from Roche Diagnostics, IU Health CompleteLife, 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: October First Friday artist reception, galleries, collection of oil landscapes, Lasting Impressions, Shamira Wilson, The DeepLight, Speck Foyer, CompleteLife Art Show 2019: Imagine. Inspire. Reflect. Connecting through Creativity.David Hughes

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