Emergence into Action
This year, RAN will once again gather virtually to celebrate our achievements and raise critical funds to support our work defending forests, protecting the climate, and upholding human rights.
During this unique time when we’ve sheltered in place and stayed socially distant, RAN has found creative ways to continue building pressure on the corporations and banks pumping money into the most destructive industries: fossil fuels and forest-risk commodities. We are excited to bring you along with us and share the impact from the work you make possible!
Thursday, October 21st, 2021
8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST
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Tags: nonprofit, Rainforest Action Network (RAN), social justice, rainforest
Step through the looking glass with us at Lockerbie Movie Night! Box Burger food truck and Sun King Brewery will help fill your bellys. Sound artists Landon Caldwell and Mark Tester will stimulate your ears with a live soundtrack to Czech director and stop-motion animator Jan Svankmajer’s “Alice.” Loosely based on the the classic Alice in Wonderland story, the colors and proportions are dreamlike and lucid — even more so than one might imagine, and the pace in which it moves is both enchanting and perplexing. Svankmajer calls it a children’s film, but any adult would be equally as entertained by the strangeness of it all.
In Svankmajer’s “Alice,” the main character switches back and forth between being a human and a doll. And there’s no shortage of weird little details that make you cringe: rats that decide to camp out on Alice’s head and start a bonfire, socks that function as worms and crawl in and out of the wooden floors, animal creatures collaged out of bones, metal and scarps who try to trap Alice into a closet full of creepy, crawly things.
About Landon Caldwell & Mark Tester: Caldwell & Tester are Indianapolis based artists, musicians, composers, and producers. Their duo work explores various niches in electronic music with a focus on process, often incorporating spontaneous composition & experimentation with an array of technology, creating works that harness rhythm, ambience, and melody to conjure meditations on fleeting sensations and early morning comedowns.
Together they have toured in the United States, Canada, and Europe and are regularly engaged with artists and musicians across the Midwest and beyond. Since 2016 they have operated Medium Sound, producing a number of the label’s releases.
Film will start at 7:15pm
Run time 1 hour and 35 minutes.
Tags: Lockerbie Movie Night, food trucks, pop up, film screening, Alice, Live Music, Live Soundtrack
Residencies: Creative Potential & Practical Strategies
Tarrah Krajnak, Hannah Frieser, Charles Guice, and Mary Goodwin
Thursday, October 21, 2021, 12PM EST (Noon) / 9AM Pacific
Free and open to the public
To register for the talk and receive a Zoom link, please click here.
Tarrah Krajnak, artist, Hannah Frieser, Executive Director of the Center of Photography at Woodstock, Charles Guice, art advisor, curator, writer, and mentor, and Mary Goodwin, director at Aurora PhotoCenter, will discuss the creative potential of residencies, both for artists and the institutions that sponsor them, as well as practical strategies for when, where, and how to engage a residency.
Tarrah Krajnak will share the importance of residencies in her work and career, starting with her first collaborative residency at Center of Photography at Woodstock in 2008, up through her latest residency at Herron in 2021. As an integral part of the residency program at CPW, and formerly at Light Work, Hannah Frieser has years of experience building residency programs and helping artists maximize their residency time. Charles Guice has advised and mentored many artists in various stages of their careers, helping them to seek the right opportunities for the right time and project. Mary Goodwin will host and moderate the conversation, as well as talk about the value of residencies in Aurora’s programming.
Tarrah Krajnak (tarrahkrajnak.com) was born in Lima, Peru in 1979. She is currently based in Los Angeles. Krajnak was awarded the Jury Prize of the Louis Roederer Discovery Award at Les Rencontres d’Arles in June 2021 and most recently the 2021 Hariban Award Grand Prize, Kyoto, Japan. She is also a recipient of the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Her first monograph of the project El Jardín De Senderos Que Se Bifurcan was published with DAIS books in May 2021. Krajnak is represented by Galerie Thomas Zander. (Photo by Tarrah Krajnak)
Hannah Frieser (www.hannahfrieser.com) is the Executive Director for the Center for Photography at Woodstock, where she curates group and solo exhibitions for CPW’s diverse, year-around programs. She works closely with artists and writers in CPW’s residency program, Woodstock AIR. Founded in 1999, the program is dedicated to BIPOC artists in the context of social justice. For nine years, Hannah was Director of Light Work, a photographic arts organization with exhibition and residency programs in Syracuse, New York. At Light Work she curated major exhibitions with Suzanne Opton, Adam Magyar, Barry Anderson and other major contemporary photographers. Hannah’s essays have been featured in publications and monographs, such as Contact Sheet, Exposure, and Nueva Luz. (Photo by Charles Guice)
Charles Guice is an art advisor, curator, mentor, and writer. An accomplished arts professional conversant in the diverse role of photography, he has been instrumental in advancing the careers of numerous leading contemporary visual artists, such as Erika Diettes, Hank Willis Thomas, and Carrie Mae Weems. As a gallerist, Guice placed works in prominent private and public collections throughout the United States and abroad, including The Brooklyn Museum; The J. Paul Getty Museum; and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. A co-founder of Converging Perspectives (www.convergingperspectives.org), an online initiative promoting timely, critical, and in-depth discussion of contemporary photography from an international perspective, Guice has written articles and essays for publications such as B&W, Contact Sheet, and Nueva Luz, and on a number of artists. He has served on the Boards of Trustees for The California College of the Arts and The Museum of The African Diaspora, and was a founding member of the nominating committee for the Aperture West Book Prize. A former healthcare executive, Guice has curated exhibitions varying in scope, and he was a principal, managing director, and co-curator for Photo Miami. (Photo by Doug Menuez)
Mary Goodwin is co-founder and director of Aurora PhotoCenter. She is the publisher at Waltz Books, a photobook publishing company with a focus on the relationship between the photographic image and the book format. Her photographic practice depicts the land as a site of memory, culture, and politics. Goodwin holds an MFA in Photography from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, where she also acquired a love of chilis, both red and green. Her writing about photography has appeared in photoeye booklist, f-stop magazine, and the Contact Sheet Annual. As the former Associate Director at Light Work in Syracuse, New York, she curated exhibitions by Deana Lawson, Yolanda del Amo, and Stephen Chalmers, among other artists. Mary loves to talk about photobooks, and she has led a series of book talks, with artists, publishers, and designers, for Aurora in addition to her curatorial and administrative duties.
Tags: Art, photography, nonprofit, Aurora Photocenter
Grameen Foundation, along with several on-the-ground partners, has created a fresh approach to ending poverty: Pairing digital financial services with women’s empowerment.
Join representatives from Grameen Foundation, HealthKeepers Network, Ghana Developing Communities Association, and RISE Ghana for a conversation on how we are deploying Community Agents to connect their villages to the global economy—and create a sustainable, prosperous future.
Tags: nonprofit, Grameen Foundation, social justice, ending poverty
Cooperative Coffees, in partnership with The Chain Collaborative, is excited to invite you to this event! In the coffee industry, the potential for carbon capture and carbon neutrality has gained considerable attention in recent years. This three-part webinar series is designed to contribute to the conversation by highlighting the science behind carbon-smart agriculture, the tools already in place for carbon measurement, and the opportunities for scaling carbon-neutral or net-zero approaches throughout the value stream.
Oct. 21, 2021 From Climate-Smart to Carbon-Smart Agriculture
Nov. 4, 2021 Tools for Carbon-Smart Agriculture
Nov. 18, 2021 Scaling Carbon Solutions
Panelists & Moderator for the October 21st webinar:
Cristian Dubon – Founding Member, Board of Directors, COMSA
Michael King – Owner, Bean North Roasting Company
Dr. Cinzia Fissore – Associate Professor, Whittier College
Philip Schierning – Account Management, Soil and More Impacts
Monika Firl (Moderator) – Director of Sustainability, Cooperative Coffees
We hope you will join us!
You can choose to attend one or more of the following webinars.
Oct 21, 2021 11:00 AM
Nov 4, 2021 11:00 AM
Nov 18, 2021 11:00 AM
Tags: Coffee Cooperatives, nonprofit, carbon-smart agriculture
To eradicate deforestation and ecosystem conversion from supply chains, companies and financial institutions need a clear blueprint and effective tools for action.
The Deforestation Risk Toolset comprises three publicly available resources – Global Forest Watch Pro (GFW Pro), Trase and the Accountability Framework – that enable organizations to act confidently to meet market and stakeholder expectations.
Join the Deforestation Risk Toolset participants for a practical introductory webinar on how to use the Toolset to make measurable progress towards achieving deforestation and conversion-free supply chains and report progress to stakeholders.
Mars will also join us to share industry perspectives in a panel discussion, moderated by Innovation Forum.
Pedro Amaral, Senior Sustainability Manager at Mars Global Petcare
Anne Rosenbarger, Global Engagement Manager at World Resources Institute
Leah Samberg, Scientist, Global Policy at Rainforest Alliance
Helen Bellfield, Policy Director, Trase Lead at Global Canopy
Moderated by Ian Welsh, Director at Innovation Forum
21 October 2021
Tags: conservation, nonprofit, Global Forest Watch, sustainability, social justice, Climate Change
Join this webinar to learn more about what an asset manager is, the role the largest asset managers play in funding the climate crisis, and how you can get involved to help hold them accountable. We’ll hear from folks directly impacted by BlackRock’s continued climate failings as well as activists and organizers at organizations that are part of the BlackRock’s Big Problem network.
Tags: Climate Change, nonprofit, social justice
The Butler University Percussion Ensemble presents the first of its two fall concerts featuring the awesome talents of the Butler percussion students. Listeners will be immersed in a world of intricate patterns, sounds and textures – from bowed vibraphones, chiming flower pots, marimbas, electronic grooves, and of course, drums of all kinds. Directed by Artist-in-Residence, Jon Crabiel, the program presents works by young American composers – Ivan Trevino, Joe W. Moore III, Victor LaBozzetta III, Josh Turner, Eliot Cole – all at the cutting edge of contemporary music. The performance also includes traditional West African drumming from Guinea and music from Puerto Rico.
Can’t make it in-person? Join the free livestream on The Fly Rail at – https://bit.ly/3jxRh8c
This performance is free and open to the public, no ticket is required.
Tags: Live Music, Butler University Percussion Ensemble
The Butler University Jazz Program is proud to feature the music of drummer/composer Jared Schonig. Schonig’s lastest album Two Takes Volumes 1 and 2 are completely different approaches to his original music. Presented in a classic quintet format on one album, then re-imagined by eight extraordinary arrangers for big band. This concert features the Butler University Jazz Combos and also the Butler University Generations Ensemble, directed by special guest Mark Buselli. Both ensembles will feature Schonig on drums.
Mark Buselli is the Jazz Director at Ball State University and has been playing the trumpet for more than 20 years.
Mark Buselli is Director of Jazz Studies at Ball State University. Awards include:
2010-11 BSU College of Fine Arts Dean’s Creative Arts Award
Creative Renewal grant from the Indianapolis Arts Council in 2005
Teacher of the year award in 2004 at Butler University
Creative Vision award from NUVO in May of 2007
Top ten CD release of 2009 (Dec 09) in JAZZIZ magazine for “An Old Soul”
Top 100 CD of the decade (Jan 10) in Downbeat magazine for the Buselli/Wallarab release of “Basically Baker”
2012 Jazz Times Critics poll as being one of the five finalists for Large Jazz Ensemble of the year (BWJO)
2016 Basically Baker vol. 2 release (BWJO) named as one of the best releases of 2016.
2017 inductee into the Indianapolis Jazz Hall of Fame.
Buselli has over fifty arrangements published for big bands, brass ensemble, and piano/trumpet. He has ten recordings out as a leader on the Owlstudios and OA2 record labels. He has performed with many notable artists and has played for four United States presidents.
Mark was the featured trumpet soloist on the award winning short film “Claire and the Keys” released in 2015. Mark was a semi-finalist judge for the 2017 Essentially Ellington competition held at Lincoln Center in NYC and has served as a finalist for the National Jazz Trumpet Competition.
He has taken his college bands on tours of Russia, China, Germany, Italy, France, Poland, Switzerland, Costa Rica, and the Czech Republic.
Buselli currently serves as Education Director of the Buselli/Wallarab Jazz Orchestra in Indianapolis where he has created numerous educational opportunities for over 50 thousand students with their relationship to Arts For Learning of Indiana.
Mr. Buselli graduated from Berklee School of music in Boston and received his MM in Jazz studies from Indiana University. While at Indiana he was awarded a Performers Certificate. The late David Baker personally picked the Buselli/Wallarab Jazz Orchestra to record his music.
He is a Yamaha performing artist and the Director of the Jazz track for the Music For All Summer Symposium. Mark resides in Indianapolis with his wife Andrea and daughter Sophia.
Can’t make it in-person? Join the free livestream on The Fly Rail at – https://bit.ly/3zzSZM4
This performance is free and open to the public, no ticket is required.
Tags: Live Music, Jazz, Classical, Jared Schonig
Can we still act on climate? On Oct. 19, join Katharine Hayhoe, chief scientist of The Nature Conservancy, for SERC’s last evening science talk of the year! In this climate optimism talk, Dr. Hayhoe will untangle the science connecting our choices today to future impacts, and highlight solutions happening on the ground now.
Can’t make the live event? This talk will be recorded! By signing up on Zoom, you’ll be able to watch live and receive a link to the recording as soon as it’s ready. Closed captions available at the live event and on the recording.
Tags: Climate Change, nonprofit, Smithsonian Institute, The Nature Conservancy
Christopher Pitts “Tunes I Love” is a special presentation exploring the American experience of love, family and culture through music. The program will feature original compositions and arrangements of songs written by some of the most revered composers of Black American Music.
Christopher Pitts – piano
Alexander Nativi – bass
Dorian Phelps – drums
Tags: Live Music, Christopher Pitts, Jazz
Julian Jamaal Jones, a 2020 graduate of Herron School of Art and Design’s photography program, will give an artist talk on Oct. 19.
Jones is an African American interdisciplinary artist and fashion photographer. He received his B.F.A. in photography from IUPUI’s Herron School of Art and Design and is currently pursuing his M.F.A. in photography at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, under the tutelage of Chris Fraser.
This event is free and open to the public and is organized by Herron’s photography program. It will take place in HR 121 of Eskenazi Hall on the IUPUI campus.
Visitors can park in the Sports Complex Garage, which is adjacent to Eskenazi Hall, or on levels 5 and 6 of the Riverwalk Garage.
Masks are currently required at indoor events for the health and safety of the IU community.
Tags: Art, Artist Talk, Julian Jamaal Jones, fashion photographer
This year’s Family Bluegrass Day at The Mousetrap is shaping up to be way too much fun. (Kids R Free)
Here’s some of what we have waiting for the kiddies (and you).
🍪 Cookie Decorating w/ Jenny
🌼 Pearl Plants Terrarium Making
😲 Face Painting w/ Joy
👕 Tie Dyes w/ Brandi
🖌 Fluid Art w/ Pour Hippies
🎃 #Free #Pumpkin Painting for all the kids!
🎶 Free Kazoos for 1st 40 kids!
🐫 Instrument Petting Zoo
➕ Hoola Hoops, Dancing 💃 and lots of music 🎶
⚡KIDS ARE FREE!!⚡
Sunday, Oct. 17th
Tags: Live Music, Art, vendors, Bluegrass Family Day
Coming Saturday October 16th to Healer all the way from 🛸Berlin 🛸 with Pure Sonik techno transmissions 📡.
DJ T-1000 (BPitch Control, Tresor Berlin, Pure Sonik Records)
with support by the entire THC crew:
THC Indoor stage from 9pm until 4am
Outdoor stage weather permitting
will be open 4-10pm
outdoor chill vibes after 10pm
#indianapolis #midwest #themidwestival #indiana #diy #underground #technomusic #techhouse #techno #rave #raver #safespace #musicislife #edmlovers #midwestisbest #naptown #microrave #universalvibe #housenation #indy #ravers #plurvibes #dj #sonictemple #thesonictemple #technohauteculture #BPitchBerlin #puresonik #tresorberlin
Tags: Live Music, Techno, festival, Art, Healer
Tenth Mountain Division celebrates their third studio album “Butte La Rose” at The Mousetrap!
Friday, October 15th
Doors 8 PM / Show 9 PM
* TENTH MOUNTAIN DIVISION
Born in the fertile breeding grounds of the mountains of Colorado, Tenth Mountain Division is continuing the musical legacy set down by their forefathers in Colorado. Like those that came before, Tenth Mountain Division is pushing the sound found in the mountains into bold, new directions with their exploratory take on Americana that dips freely in the well of all their diverse influences, classic Southern Rock, the progressive bluegrass that was born in their backyard in Colorado, the adventurous spirit of sixties psychedelic blues, and straight ahead driving rock ‘n’ roll. Much like their Colorado predecessors, Leftover Salmon, String Cheese Incident, and Yonder Mountain String Band, they defy simple categorization; instead they reference their musical history with their high-energy shows as they blaze new musical paths every night. As they do so they have become the new voice of the Colorado music scene, taking their Ski-party sound around the country and making every show feel like a night in the mountains.
* STARDUST SOCIAL CLUB
A Five Piece Jam Band with Plethora of Styles! Ranging from Southern Outlaw Grit to Miami Dance Raves to Putting the P Back into Phunky! Genre Defining and Genre Defying Stardust Social Club Will Take You to Infinity and Beyond!
5565 N. Keystone Ave
Tickets on sale now!
Advance – $12
Day of Show – $15
Tags: Live Music, Tenth Mountain Division, STARDUST SOCIAL CLUB
Blvck Hippie / Wife Patrol / Airport People @ State Street Pub
Friday October 15th
Airport People (Indianapolis, IN)
Blvck Hippie (Memphis, TN):
Wife Patrol (Indianapolis, IN)
Tags: Blvck Hippie, Wife Patrol, Airport People, Live Music
We’re baaaaack, for one of our favorite annual traditions! Friday, Oct 15 at the Historic Melody Inn, join us in celebrating the big 50-ish for Papa W’s “Just Trev” Potts and the big 40-something for the divine Carolyn Powers of 3 am Blues Band! Show starts at about 9:30 PM and all good spirits most welcome!
Featuring the music of:
Papa Warfleigh’s Funk Revival
3 am Blues Band
and No Pit Cherries
Five dollar cover, 3826 N. Illinois St.
Love and light!
Tags: Live Music, Papa Warfleigh’s Funk Revival, 3 am Blues and No Pit Cherries
Church Girls return to Healer on tour supporting their new record, joined by locals Zap Black & the Sixth Century Recovery Group & Senior Circuit.
Doors @ 7, Show @ 8
All Ages, All the Time
MASKS AND PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED
*We will also accept a negative covid test from within 72 hours if you are ineligible for the vaccine.
Church Girls (Philly)
Philly four-piece Church Girls delivers propulsive melodies and achingly vulnerable lyrics wrapped in the throbbing anxiety of post-punk and joyous aggression of pop-punk. Their new record Still Blooms is out in October 2021.
Sixth Century Future Recovery Group (Indy)
Sixth Century Future Recovery Group is to make music to art. It is the paint brush to the canvas as the instrument is to the musician. To create is to be alive, and to be alive is to be human. We embrace the humanity in music as it helps us create and reach what we long for that cannot be put into words but can be enacted in the music setting.
Senior Circuit (Indy)
(formerly Founders) Rock n Roll
Tags: Live Music, Art, Church Girls, Sixth Century Recovery Group, Mindfully Blind
Join us for the opening of POSTS AND LANDSCAPES.
Marc Jacobson’s work has been exhibited in group shows across the U.S., including: “High Roads & Low Roads: Anthems, Dirges, Myths” at Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, an exhibition of work inspired by the American highway; “Otherworlds: Midwest Urban and Industrial Landscapes” at the SoFA Gallery of Indiana University; and in “Three Generations” at Elaine Erickson Gallery in Milwaukee. Solo exhibitions include at Allen Sheppard Gallery in New York, Taylor University in Upland, Indiana; and Columbia College, Columbia Missouri. Jacobson’s work has been represented in five issues of New American Paintings.
Jacobson taught painting for 31 years at Herron School of Art and Design. Prior to that, he did his undergrad and grad studies at UW-Milwaukee.
The view of shifting light and texture of Lake Michigan from the overlooking bluffs in Milwaukee may bear on an enduring attraction to parking lots.
Tags: Art, Marc Jacobson, Storage Space
This week we’ll be discussing the ever-relevant themes in the 1993 post-apocalyptic sci-fi classic, Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler. This text is a mainstay in the Kheprw library and has won multiple awards for its biting commentary on social inequality and climate justice.
We look forward to hearing your thoughts, takeaways, and impressions this Friday!
Tags: book club, social justice, nonprofit, Kheprw Institute, Parable of the Sower, Octavia Butler, book discussion