Just For Fun

Top ten reasons to support the Harrison Center with a donation to our annual fund: Ten fun things that happened at the Harrison Center in 2012, in no particular order:

10. Goats.  And this cow.  What?  Great local art AND a cow?  First Friday, you have got to be kidding me.  It was FoodCon III in October and it was fun.cow

9. We love it when our friend and snappy dresser, Jonathan makes a movie about our other friend and snappy dresser (and HCA studio artist), Kipp.  So great to see a broader audience introduced to the wonderful world of Kipp Normand and the talent of Jonathan Daniel Frey when his film was selected as a featured short at this year's Heartland Film Festival.k&j + K

8. The Indieana Handicraft Exchange - TWICE! Over 100 vendors filled the inside and outside of the HCA with their  modern handmade wares during IMAF and over 30 joined us in December for the IHE Winter Mini!  ihe underground

7. The 11th Annual Independent Music + Art Festival (IMAF).  A beautiful summer day, 12 bands on 2 stages, over 100 artists/crafters, Sun King, Lord of the Yum Yum.  You can't beat this day with a stick.imaf 2012

6. Herron High School students at the HCA - When the Harrison Center started Herron High School in the fall of 2006, we couldn't have imagined what fun it would be to see those red and black-clad kids every day - interning at the HCA, taking P.E. in our gym, volunteering at First Fridays, buying art(!), participating in neighborhood cleanups, trailing their friends by our window on a giant tricycle . . . Love them.tricycle

5. Truck Pool or Some-People-Will-Do-Anything-To-Be-On-The-Evening-News.  And they were.  Heat will make you crazy.

truck pool

4. The Return of Tyler Meuninck - Sometimes our artists move away.  But sometimes they come back to visit, have shows here and do other things we love.  See? tyler1"Tiny Hands" Tyler

3. Global Art Exchange - So we had an intern who thought it might be cool to bring two artists that she met while in India to the Harrison Center to collaborate with Indy artists.  It happened and it was awesome.  The work they created during their time together was shown in the Harrison Gallery this past July.  What a good idea.global artist exchange

2.  University of Indianapolis student, Emma Converse agreed to do an internship as our IMAF coordinator. And she did a really great job.  Bonus: she is a tremendously talented painter who had a near sellout exhibit, her first, in the City Gallery during IMAF.  Her beautiful paintings of urban Indy at night were a perfect fit for City Gallery, which shows place-based work that celebrates city living.


1. You.  Here.  Lots of you came to the Harrison Center in 2012 to join in the fun, support local art, celebrate urban living and so much more.  We thank you!gallery crowd

And, okay,  if you'd like to support us with a donation to our annual fund to help further our mission to be a catalyst for renewal in our city, we won't be mad at you.  ; )