Indianapolis Downtown Artists & Dealers Association (IDADA)
First Friday events scheduled for Feb. 5, 2016 include:
Art Bank 317.624.1010
811 Mass. Ave. artbankgallery.com
Photographer and illustrator Deane Sagehorn will be the Featured Artist with her show, “Perception Predilection,” 6-9pm. Admission: free. Her work is humorous, calming and meditative, a resting point for the eye, refreshing in its simplicity.
ATHENAEUM ARTSPACE 317.655.2755
401 E. Michigan Street, 2nd floor athenaeumfoundation.com
The InSight Art Promotions presents: NEO 5. Come & enjoy conversation with five emerging young artists. The challenging and conceptual work of Rebecca Robinson, Rae Parker, Latoya Marlin, Omar Rashan and Sidney Holmes… awaits you!
FINE ESTATE ART AND GALLERY TWO 317.253.5910
1332 North Illinois Street gallery-two.com
Gallery Two Presents: “Coastal Rhythms” recent paintings from Maine by Jerry Smith. Twenty new oil paintings of the Maine coast from Jerry’s recent travels. Jerry and other G2 artists on-hand. Gnosh, cheer and art in abundance!
Franklin Barry Gallery at The Frame Shop 317.822.8455
617 Mass. Ave. franklinbarrygallery.com
The Gallery will feature paintings by painter, faux artist Bob Bayliss, Ohio. Bob incorporates texture in many of his works to create age or effect on the canvas. Represented by Franklin Barry ten years, and that’s a reason to celebrate!
Gallery 924 317.631.3301
924 N. Pennsylvania St. indyarts.org/gallery924
The Young Collectors Show. This exhibition is curated and installed especially for the enjoyment and appreciation of 3-12 year old children. Expect to see beautiful, whimsical, and intriguing artwork by 30 central Indiana contemporary artists. Join us for a Special Event on Saturday, February 6 from 10am–12 noon for the Indy’s Child Pop-Up Play Date. See the Young Collectors Show and enjoy snacks and fun art activities for the whole family.
Raymond James Stutz Art GallerY 317.503.6420
212 W. 10th St., Suite B110 – First Floor stutzartists.com
“What Makes My Heart Beat?” – In partnership with the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women, this heart-warming art exhibit will feature people, places and things that the artists find endearing. Their passions will be displayed in the form of sculptures, paintings, photographs, wearable art, and more. In addition, they’ve installed a chalkboard wall for visitors to share what makes their hearts beat and why they want to stay healthy for their families – in support of Go Red’s theme this year..
SATCH LOST & FOUND Art GallerY 317.691.3661
1125 E Brookside Ave Gallery 2L firstname.lastname@example.org
Located in the Circle City Industrial Complex, see recent assemblage art by Artist SATCH using repurposed and recycled materials.
Harrison Center for the Arts 317.396.3886
1505 N. Delaware St. harrisoncenter.org
In the Harrison Gallery – “Follow Your Heart” group show features the work of five artist couples. HCA curator Kyle Ragsdale, who conceived of the show, said, “It’s interesting to see the work of two artists shown together, knowing that they have lived together and been in relationship over time, and to think about the ways they have influenced each other’s work.” Participating artists are Amy Falstrom and Ralph Domanico, Corey and Megan Jefferson, Zack and Gala Bent (Seattle), Andrew Perry Davis and Rachel Bliell, and Quincy and Nikki Owens. Artist reception, 6–9pm. The work hangs through February 26.
In the City Gallery, which features place-based work that celebrates urban Indy, presents Very Truly Yours, new work by Erin Hüber. From high tea at L. S. Ayres & Co. to the parlor room of the 23rd President, Benjamin Harrison, this body of work reflects on Indianapolis at the turn of the century.
In Gallery No. 2 – Kali Yuga: Drawings for an Aging Universe, Hannah Barnes. Barnes, teaches painting at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, creates work that “explores the tensions between structure, fragmentation, pattern and aberration, through the lens of abstraction.”
In Hank & Dolly’s Gallery – “Thirteen Years” – new work by Chad Campbell. In this exhibit, the gallery becomes the art. Campbell’s assemblages are created from poplar lath removed from the Harrison Gallery ceiling during the first phase of its recent renovation and the dozens of layers of paint that, until recently, covered the gallery floor.
In the Gallery Annex – Work by Kristy Hughes and Neil Cain
In the Gym – At 7pm in the gym is the #LOVEat38th 5×5 contest sponsored by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). For this event, five finalists will be given 5 minutes and 5 slides to present an idea using the arts to benefit the 38th and Illinois Street Great Places neighborhood. One winning project will receive $10,000 to make it happen.
Circle City Industrial Complex (CCIC)
1125 E Brookside Ave
The CCIC artists and artisans are located in the 500,000 square-foot, mixed-use industrial space, located just NE of the Mass Ave and 10th Street. Studios are accessed from two well marked entrances at 1125 E. Brookside Avenue. Outside of First Friday and other special openings, most of the artists use their spaces as working studios. Visitors can contact artists directly to arrange visits. Studio maps and information are located inside the entrances to the building. There is free parking across the street from the entrances. CCICA posts updates at: www.facebook.com/ccicartists
M10 Studio – Studio C7. 317-501-2119. “Back to Cuba!” Warmer US relations with Cuba have inspired photographer Eric Schoch and graphic artist Gary Schmitt to merge retro poster styles with contemporary images of Cuba that will have you ready to pack your bags and go!
Darkroom Revelations – Studio C7A. 317-727-0698. Tom Potter, Gayle Moore, and Nancy Frass work in the historic film processes for their black and white photographic prints. Fine art figurative, recent still life, our “door” project, and scenes from coastal Maine. Enjoy refreshments and demonstrations of the large format camera.
Five Seasons Studio – Studio C6. 317-523-7777. “Secret Garden”. Printmaker James Hubbard shows etchings and linocuts of land, water, and sky. Made by carving into cork or copper, Hubbard’s prints reveal his connection to the land.
Nancy Lee Designs Studio – Studio C8B. 317-937-1652. New photos by Rad Drew in a show entitled Cuba: Pearl of the Antilles as well as new pearl jewelry and a pair of copper sculptures. Open 6–9PM and by appointment through Feb. 27.
Funkyard Coffee Shop & Gallery 317.822.3865
1114 Prospect St. funkyardblog.com
Meet Nicholai Shaver, a painter & assemblage sculptor. This show combines his hard-line paintings with organic sculpture along with his unique Cabinet Columns & “Plein air” paintings. Live Music 7-10.
Indiana Landmarks Center 317.639.4534
1201 Central Ave. indianalandmarks.org
Rapp Family Gallery: “WE ARE”– Relevant to the “Black Lives Matter” movement, this show hopes to ignite honest conversations. This first time collaborative exhibit features contemporary artist, Bruce Armstrong, sculptor, Keith Bullock, contemporary assemblage artist, Anthony Radfordand and abstract, realism and fabric artist, Mijisa Saundrajo Holiday. Keyboardist and bassist Leonard Rodgers, flutist Bruce Armstrong, along with rapper Shami ‘Like the Sun’ and poet Mijisa, will perform on First Friday.
fletcher place art & books
642 Virginia Ave. please e-mail email@example.com for information
New work by local artist Karen Mann. Join us for the IDADA First Friday opening from 6–9PM. Karen will be on hand to speak about her artwork and answer questions.
By Stephanie Perry
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Winter is in full swing, but flowers are blooming at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Step into spring with the new Color Me Orchid exhibition, a vibrant and stunning display of orchids in the IMA’s Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse from Feb. 19 through March 13. The exhibition will pay homage to the brilliant colors, shapes and pattern of orchids, while also highlighting their history and connection to the IMA. Throughout the show, orchids will be available for purchase in the Greenhouse and at a special Pop-Up Shop in the main Museum building. IMA horticulture experts will be available to share advice on orchid care.
For more than 40 years, orchids have been a striking staple in the Greenhouse. The orchid was the favorite flower of Madeline F. Elder, who rallied volunteers and support to save the Greenhouse from demolition in 1972. From the beginning of Elder’s involvement, the Greenhouse has housed this exquisite flower.
“Orchids have a great history of captivating people,” said Sue Nord Peiffer, the IMA’s greenhouse manager. “People really enjoy seeing this exotic and diverse group of plants. They have the most complicated bloom in the flowering world.”
For guests looking for extra tips for caring for these complex flowers, the IMA will offer workshops on mounting and repotting orchids on Feb. 27 and March 5. Workshops are $35 and $60 for the public, with special discounts for IMA members.
The exhibition is the first of its kind in the Greenhouse in recent years. As a living gallery space, the Greenhouse offers classes, workshops and educational plant displays year-round.
Color Me Orchid is included with general admission and free for IMA members. During the opening weekend, IMA members will receive a special 20 percent discount in all onsite retail stores, including the Pop-Up Shop and Greenhouse.
“Although this exhibition may seem nontraditional for the IMA, it is reflective of our new direction,” said Dr. Charles L. Venable, the IMA’s Melvin & Bren Simon Director and CEO. “We are more than an art museum— we have botanical gardens, a park and a historic estate. We have scientists, horticulturists, teachers and historians on staff. We want to showcase the expertise of our team and the experiences that make our institution unique. When guests visit the IMA, we hope that they not only explore the galleries, but all that we have to offer on our diverse, 152-acre campus.”
To learn more, visit www.imamuseum.org.
By Marc Allan
The 14th annual Elektronik Musik Fest, featuring guest composer Elainie Lillios and percussionist Scott Deal, will be held Sunday, January 24, 2016, at 7:30 PM in the Schrott Center for the Arts, 610 West 46th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Admission is free and open to the public without tickets.
The event will feature music for percussion and live electronics, electric bass and live electronics and fixed media, and DJ and fixed media, along with 8.1 channel surround system pieces and other recorded works.
Composers include James Aikman, Professor Frank Felice, alumnus Will Trachsel ’15, and current student Phillip Tock and Rob Funkhouser.
Elainie Lillios is a professor at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Her music reflects her fascination with listening, sound, space, time, immersion and anecdote. Her compositions include stereo, multi-channel, and Ambisonic fixed media works, instrument(s) with live interactive electronics, collaborative experimental audio/visual animations, and installations. Her acousmatic music is available on Entre Espaces, produced by Empreintes DIGITALes. Other pieces appear on Centaur, MSR Classics, StudioPANaroma, La Muse en Circuit, New Adventures in Sound Art, SEAMUS, Irritable Hedgehog and Leonardo Music Journal.
For more information, visit http://schrottcenter.org/, or call 317-940-2787.
ABOVE: Photos provided by the Indiana Repertory Theatre and used with written permission.
By Carolyne Holcomb
Indiana Repertory Theatre
In its largest fundraising event of the season, the Indiana Repertory Theatre’s (IRT) Celebrity Radio Show To Kill A Mockingjay will be presented on Feb. 19, 2016, at 6:30 p.m., featuring Indianapolis celebrities Pat McAfee of the Indianapolis Colts and Tom Griswold of the Bob and Tom Show.
This unique event features a hand-written script by Ron Gifford presented as a 1940s radio program with live sound effects, audience participation and community VIPS dressed in costumes. Guests are invited to a dance party in the Grand Lobby following the performance.
“The IRT’s Celebrity Radio Show is a unique evening of entertainment, a great party and silent auction. All proceeds from this annual event support quality productions and programming for Indiana audiences of all ages.” said Jennifer Turner IRT’s Associate Director of Development
The IRT Celebrity Radio Show is February 19 at 6:30 PM on the OneAmerica Mainstage. Tickets to the event are $175 and can be purchased online or by calling the ticket office at 317-635-5252.
Sponsorship opportunities are available and may include “casting rights” and a customized jingle that is performed during the evening. Other sponsorship benefits can be found by visiting irtlive.com/radioshow.
By Carla Knapp
Guests will be transported to the mysterious African wilderness when the Indy Zoo Council hosts Zoolala 2016: Amazing Africa on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in the White River Gardens building (pictured above).
This fourth-annual event will begin at 6:30pm with a VIP reception presented by Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, followed by general admission from 7:30pm to midnight. Tickets are now on sale exclusively through the Indianapolis Zoo’s website.
This vibrant evening of fabulous food, fun and philanthropy provides the perfect opportunity for Central Indiana’s emerging and aspiring leaders to network and engage each other in a social setting while also supporting the Zoo’s animals and programs.
New this year, attendees can start the party early during the VIP reception, which will include special animal chats in the Hilbert Conservatory, early bar access and delicious offerings from The Oceanaire Seafood Room and Open Society Public House.
During the main event, guests will enjoy tempting fare prepared by Zoo Executive Chef Joe Hsu and other area restaurants as well as an open bar with beer provided by Sun King Brewing Co. Additionally, the craft cocktail competition presented by Southern Wine & Spirits will feature the specialty drink creations of some of Indy’s top mixologists. Plus, party goers can dance the night away to live music by the Brett Wiscons Band and DJ Lockstar.
The festivities will continue into the early morning hours with the official Zoolala After Party at Severin Bar. Plus, as the event’s official hotel partner, the Omni Severin Hotel is offering Zoolala guests a discounted room rate.
Tickets for Zoolala 2016 are $150 per person for general admission and $200 for VIP. Attire is black-tie and all guests must be at least 21 years old.
Founded in 2011, the Indy Zoo Council is comprised of community leaders age 25-40 who are dedicated to supporting the Zoo and its mission of advancing animal conservation. Zoolala is the Council’s signature event, which in its first three years has raised more than $100,000 to help fund the feeding and care of nearly 1,400 animals and 31,000 plants in the Zoo’s collection as well as its global animal conservation initiatives.
For more information, call 317-630-2001.