Navigating the HCA: First Floor
Our building is a 65,000 square foot maze. We're used to it, but sometimes we are reminded that it takes a while to get the lay of the land. Often on a First Friday , I'll ask someone if they saw everything and I'm always surprised to hear, "Yes, I saw BOTH galleries!" or "There's an upstairs?" or "What is the Gallery Annex?" So, in the interest of making sure you don't miss a thing, we're going to break it down - navigating the HCA, one floor at a time. When you enter through the courtyard doors on First Friday, you'll be greeted by a friendly and helpful volunteer. Turn left and you will be but a few steps away from the Harrison Gallery where our first floor tour begins.
Aimee, a friendly and helpful volunteer
1. Harrison Gallery - a good place to start. May 2nd, you'll see a limitless existence - new work by Susan Hodgin.
Shown: Brimful of Asha by Quincy Owens
2. Gallery Annex - these are the halls surrounding the Harrison Gallery and just in time for Mother's Day in May, will feature the Mother Artist Project by Erin Huber.
3. Bar - the bar is located, well, bet you've got this one. ; )
Cindy and Mary Ann, happy to serve
4. Gymnasium - Go back and find those friendly greeters, only this time, turn right, go up the steps and into the gym. You never know what you might find here.
The Moontown Pickle Stompers and the Children's Ballet
5. Gallery No. 2 - The Harrison Center is home to four galleries and as you exit the gym, go down a few steps and veer to your right, you'll find Gallery No. 2, which features work by Herron School of Art + Design seniors, Jennifer Jackson and Eli Edwards in May.
6. City Gallery - inside Gallery No. 2, you will find a door on your left that leads to the City Gallery, which features place-based art celebrating our urban Indy neighborhoods. Look for Elizabeth Guipe Hall's show, Looking Glass on May 2nd.
7. VSA - On the other side of the City Gallery and the south end of the building is our tenant, VSA. They are open every First Friday and you really owe it to yourself to check them out and see the great work they are doing.
Well, that's the first floor! Study up and stay tuned for the 2nd floor and lower level.