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Things to do in Indianapolis, Aug. 11-17, 2014

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Madison Ribberfest

Madison Ribberfest, Aug. 15-16.
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15 Public Events in Indianapolis and Indiana
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  1. THU-SUN: Gen Con Gaming Convention at the Indiana Convention Center
  2. MON-SUN: 158th Indiana State Fair at the State Fairgrounds
  3. THU-SUN: 10th Annual Indianapolis Theatre Fringe Festival in Indianapolis
  4. SUN: 5th Annual Dig In, A Taste of Indiana at White River State Park
  5. WED-SUN: LPGA Legends Championship at the French Lick Resort
  6. FRI-SAT: 10th Annual SausageFest at St. Thomas Aquinas Church
  7. THU-SAT: ‘City of Forking Paths’ at the Indiana Convention Center
  8. SAT: Miranda Lambert in Concert at Klipsch Music Center
  9. FRI-SUN: Elwood Glass Festival in Madison County
  10. FRI-SAT: Madison Ribberfest BBQ and Blues in Jefferson County
  11. MON-WED: Indianapolis Colts Training Camp at Anderson University
  12. THU-SUN: Greensburg ‘Power of the Past’ at the Decatur County Fairgrounds
  13. SAT: 6th Annual WAMMfest at Craig Park in Greenwood
  14. THU, SAT: Indiana Fever WNBA Basketball at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  15. FRI-SAT: Symphony on the Prairie at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park

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Things to do in Indianapolis, July 21-27, 2014

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway

21st Brickyard 400, July 27, Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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15 Public Events in Indianapolis and Indiana
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  1. SUN: 21st Running of the Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  2. THU-SUN: ‘Cirque du Soleil: Varekai’ at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  3. THU-SUN: Kroger ‘Super Weekend at the Brickyard’ at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  4. THU-SUN: Indianapolis Colts Training Camp at Anderson University
  5. WED: Panic! at the Disco in Concert at The Lawn at White River State Park
  6. MON-SAT: 11th Annual Indianapolis International Film Festival
  7. THU-SAT: 6th Annual Dixie Days Festival and Art Fair in North Webster
  8. THU: Lady Antebellum in Concert at Klipsch Music Center
  9. THU-SUN: 17th Annual BBQ Ribfest, Indianapolis Edition at Military Park
  10. MON-THU: Indianapolis Indians Baseball at Victory Field
  11. FRI-SUN: Bass Lake Summer Splash Festival in Starke County
  12. FRI-SUN: Whiting Pierogi Fest in Lake County
  13. FRI-SAT: 17th Annual Indiana Gospel Music Festival in Noblesville
  14. FRI-SAT: Frankfort Hot Dog Festival in Clinton County
  15. MON-SAT: Madison County 4-H Fair in Alexandria

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Ian Weaver’s ‘The Black Knight Archive’ at iMOCA, Aug. 1-Oct. 18

Black Knights Seal

Black Knights Seal. Image provided by iMOCA and used with written permission.

By Shauta Marsh
Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA)
http://www.indymoca.org/

Artist Ian Weavers’s The Black Knight Archive, Chapter I: Migration creates a fictional version of history of one black community. Weaver’s Black Knights are part medieval knight, part Black Nationalist – who have, ostensibly, lived within the “Black Bottom” community, circa 1940s. The work centers on the Near West Side of Chicago, a large multi-ethnic community, and, specifically, the “Black Bottom” section of the Near West Side where black residents once lived. Much like Indianapolis’s Indiana Avenue District, various parts of the Near West Side of Chicago and the Bottom were destroyed to construct an expressway and a university; as a result, the community lost much of its history.

“The works will reinforce the role of the object as iconic, a conduit for memory and history,” says Weaver. Opening August 1, 2014, 6-11 p.m. at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA) The Black Night Archive will run through October 18, with the hours of Thursday-Saturday 12-7 p.m.

Weaver is constructing a fictive history for the Black Bottom community using a variety of fake elements: handmade museum vitrines, handmade maps and documents of the community, various faux sculptures and textiles, as well as installation and audio components.

Weaver’s Black Knights used political, social, and guerrilla tactics to fight for the survival of the community.

“The project speaks not only to the nature of the loss of this particular community’s history, but also to the larger concept of how we, as individuals, communities and societies construct our own narratives, identities, and memories through our commemorations,” says Weaver.  “These histories tell stories that occupy specific time periods, but (because of the subjective nature of memory and history) also travel backward and forward into and out of our own time.”

The first chapter commission by iMOCA in this installment will explore the migration of the Black Knights to Black Bottom, U.S.A.

The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art is located at 1043 Virginia Avenue in Fountain Square. For more information, visit http://www.indymoca.org/, or call 317-634-6622.

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Ian Weaver (b. 1970) is a Chicago-based visual artist and Instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in the Painting and Drawing, Contemporary Practices, and Art Education departments.  His work, interdisciplinary in nature, is concerned with how we – as individuals and communities – construct our own identities and memories through our ceremonial observations (“commemorations”), the objects we construct, and those that we archive.  He received his M.F.A. in Visual Art from Washington University in St Louis.  His exhibitions include a survey of work (2004-2011) at the South Bend Museum of Art, as well as solo shows at the Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO, and Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL.  Group exhibitions include shows at the Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL; and the Kemper Art Museum and White Flag Projects, both in St. Louis, MO.  He has been a recipient of numerous residencies, including Yaddo and the Millay Colony, both in upstate NY; and Ragdale, Lake Forest, IL.  His awards include grants from Artadia and the Joan Mitchell Foundation, both based in NY; the Illinois Arts Council; and the Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL.

Things to do in Indianapolis, July 7-13, 2014

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Indiana Black Expo, Indiana Convention Center, July 10-20.
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15 Public Events in Indianapolis and Indiana
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  1. THU-SUN:44th Annual Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration in Downtown Indianapolis
  2. SUN:The O’Jays in Concert at the Carmel Palladium
  3. TUE:Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Live at Ellenberger Park
  4. WED:Fall Out Boy and Paramore in Concert at Klipsch Music Center
  5. MON-SUN:162nd Delaware County Fair in Muncie
  6. SAT-SUN:Circus City Festival in Peru
  7. SAT:5th Annual Indiana Bastille Day Celebration in Fortville
  8. FRI-SUN:National Down Syndrome Congress & Convention at the JW Marriott Hotel
  9. MON-SUN:Indianapolis Indians Baseball at Victory Field
  10. THU:‘Animals and All That Jazz’ at the Indianapolis Zoo
  11. SAT:Rick Springfield at the Old National Centre
  12. TUE-SAT:90th Annual Hoosier Salon Exhibition at the Indiana History Center
  13. THU, SAT:Indiana Fever WNBA Basketball at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  14. FRI:Food Truck Friday on Georgia Street in Downtown Indianapolis
  15. FRI-SAT:Lapel Village Fair in Madison County

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Glass Artists in Action in Hendricks County, June 6-8

Glass Artist John Miller

Glass Artist John Miller. Photo provided by Tour Hendricks County and used with written permission.

By Josh Duke
Tour Hendricks County
http://tourhendrickscounty.com/

A truly breath-taking event you won’t likely see anywhere else in central Indiana will kick off today with three days of non-stop Glass Artists in Action.

The Hot, Warm and Cold Glass Artists in Action event returns for a second year in Hendricks County, June 6-8, 2014, highlighting some of the country’s finest glass artists at Hot Blown Glass, Ltd., 3717 S. County Road 200 East in Clayton, Indiana.

“It will be action-packed with several versions of what we as glass artists think is, ‘All that is hot,’” said Lisa Pelo, owner of Hot Blown Glass and festival organizer. “These two and a half days of demonstrations will allow you to see a wide assortment of styles, skills and techniques by full-time glass artists, and also glassblowers that simply come out to push themselves handling hot glass and developing this skill set that is very different from their day-to-day lives.”

The event will open with a bang tonight as popular international glass artist John Miller (see photo above) from Illinois, who is known for his glass art that imitates life, will surprise the crowd with a creation that will remain a secret until the night of the event. Chad Balster will follow up Miller’s presentation with a fire dance performance after dark that is sure to amaze. Today’s activities will be from 6-10 p.m.

From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 7 and continuing from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 8, a cavalcade of about 15 talented glass artists will provide non-stop demonstrations showing off a variety of techniques and mediums. In addition to Miller and Balster, some of the featured artists include Pelo, Mark Oberting, Clayton Benefiel, Ann Tudor and Yuri Okamoto. In addition to the demonstrations, the event will include opportunities to meet and talk with the artists, learn about the craft, purchase their work and so much more.

During and even after the activities conclude at Hot Blown Glass, art enthusiasts can continue to enjoy glass art throughout Hendricks County with three exhibits featuring local artists. Exhibit sites include:

  • Artistic Designs Gallery, 124 E. Northfield Drive, Suite K, Brownsburg. Exhibit opened yesterday and runs through July 31.
  • Gallery on the Square, 51 S. Washington St., Danville. Exhibit opened June 2 and continues until July 5.
  • Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library Art Gallery, 1120 Stafford Road, Plainfield. Exhibit began June 1 and ends June 26.

For more information about the event, to see a schedule of activities or to learn more about the exhibits, go online to www.HotBlownGlass.com.

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