Meet the Curator

One of your favorite Harrison Center artists will be stepping into an engaging new roll here. Johnny McKee will be taking on the official title of Curator of the Underground Gallery, and as you might expect he has a lot of intriguing new ideas for ways to make that space come alive. While McKee considers the word “curator” to be a bit too lofty a term to describe his new job, anyone who has seen the exhibits that he has coordinated at the Ashland Gallery in Broad Ripple over the past twelve years will agree that he has the vision to create presentations that are thought provoking even as they please the eye. 

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One of the most important qualifications that McKee brings to this position is his deep respect for and connection to the local Indianapolis art scene. He has been an empowering voice for artists for many years, encouraging new ideas and ways of expressing. You can expect to see unique pairings of the works of favorite artists and also fresh and emerging talent. One of the goals McKee has for this space is to create a feeling of community and connectedness for both artists and visitors.  Since the shows in this gallery run for two months, ideas for experiential activities during the second month or the second First Friday are being explored, with the intention of providing opportunities for Harrison Center visitors to have alternative ways to experience Art.

January 4, 2019 is the date for the opening of the first show the Johnny will be supervising in the Underground Gallery, and we encourage you to make time in your First Friday schedule to take it in. It’s doubtful you’ll be disappointed.

Lorie Lee Andrews