April 2018: Bubbling Over

Way Back When, April Willy

The Harrison Center is pleased to present “Bubbling Over” with an artist reception on Friday, April 6 from 6 to 9pm. April exhibits highlight the work of women in the arts in conjunction with the third annual Hoosier Women at Work Conference to be held at the Harrison Center. The symposium will focus on the history of Indiana women in the arts.

The Harrison Gallery features work by April Willy. Willy, a Herron School of Art + Design graduate who began her career as an illustrator, has work in corporate and private collections across the U.S. and beyond. The artist describes her recent work, saying, "‘Bubbling Over’ as the title implies, includes an array of my oil landscapes that appear to be spewing circles and bubble-like forms throughout the compositions. In some instances these shapes define the visual elements, while in others they obscure them to the point of abstraction."

In City Gallery, mixed media artist Erin Huber presents "Passing Through," cut paper and paintings reflecting on impermanence and the stories told about past times in Indianapolis.

Jessica Saunders brings her fabric-themed body of paintings, drawings and prints, “Candor” to the Speck Gallery. "My work explores themes of intimacy, isolation, and the suggestion of human presence and absence through the representation of fabric. I love how fabric is personal yet universal. It is not tied to any particular culture or race, and it is found in all areas of the world. We are inextricably tied to it throughout all stages of life. Fabric's ability to conceal and reveal continues to provide inspiration to my work as I analyze the complicated nature of the digital age.”

The Gallery Annex will feature A.S.T.R.O. by s. Jane Mills and photography by Emily Schwank. Local furniture designer Matthew Osborn’s show, “Iteration" will be on display in Hank & Dolly’s along with paintings by Beth Ann Thomas.

Shop Talk, a group show of work by Benaiah Cusack, Alicia Zanoni, Matt Kenyon, C.J. Martin, Nathan Foxton, Benny Sanders and Candice Hartsough, continues in the Underground Gallery.

The work hangs through April 27.

With support from: the Arts Council of Indianapolis, the Indiana Arts Commission, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, Allen Whitehill Clowes Foundation, the Indianapolis Foundation, Sun King Brewery, and Amy McAdams Design.