Taking Art to the Eastside


Everyone knows that great art can be found at the Harrison Center on any given First Friday, but when the opportunity came to share the love on the near Eastside, we couldn't resist. In partnership with Neidhammer Coffee Company, the latest in a growing number of new businesses that call the near Eastside home, we invite you to a show featuring work by Kathryn Dart and Susan Hodgin on Thursday, August 18 from 5 to 9pm.

The artists featured in this first opening have eastside connections. Kathryn Dart is a Harrison Center studio artist and resident of the near eastside neighborhood of St. Clair Place. She paints primarily in encaustic (beeswax) and mixed media, exploring issues of identity and human nature. Her art has been described as whimsical, beautiful, and abstract, but her personal favorite assessment came from a small child: “that’s weird!” Susan Hodgin was a Little Flower resident and a gifted painter who passed away in 2014 at the age of 36 after a courageous battle with cancer. An accomplished and well-respected artist, Susan worked out of a studio at the Harrison Center for the Arts, and her paintings are collected and shown around the country.

Neidhammer Coffee Company is located within the Near East Indy Promise Zone (an area named by the federal government which works with local leaders to increase efforts to achieve neighborhood-created goals and priorities), at 2102 E. Washington Street in the recently renovated, historic Neidhamer building that also houses Ash & Elm Cider Company.

Come out on the 18th and support local art and local business! RSVP here.