April 2016: Prophets
Prophet Drowning, Caleb Stoltzfus
Friday, April 1, the Harrison Center is pleased to present “Prophets,” a solo exhibit in the Harrison Gallery by painter Caleb Stoltzfus with an artist reception from 6 to 9pm. Stoltzfus, who studied drawing and painting under Neilson Carlin at Studio Rilievo—a Classical atelier close to Philadelphia, is currently completing a one year painting residency at the Harrison Center. From the artist’s website:
"Since each brush stroke reveals the intent or lack thereof of the painter, a painter is bound to his or her canvas. With this in mind, I attempted to design every inch of my canvas to benefit the whole of the composition. Since my knowledge pulls from various traditions, I strategically synthesized elements from these traditions that reinforced my painting."
In the City Gallery, the T H R E A D Collaborative asks the questions, “What if we stopped waiting? Waiting to tell the people that support, inspire and guide us how they have changed our lives. What if we stopped assuming? Assuming that they understand just how much we appreciate them.” Shining a light on the value of connectedness in community, T H R E A D explores the "impact of a living eulogy to the people we love” with the multi-media exhibit, “The Living Eulogy.” Through its monthly exhibits featuring place-based art, the City Gallery helps connect people to culture, community and place in urban Indianapolis.
Gallery No. 2 features Kyle Ragsdale’s “Hamilton and Other Clandestine Characters.” This return to collage after many years was inspired by Ragsdale’s recent trip to Guanajaunto, Mexico where he participated in a printmaking workshop that incorporated the chine-collé technique. Utilizing images from costume illustrations through the centuries, the work is inspired by both patterns of Mexico and the musical, Hamilton.
Painter Nathan Foxton returns to his occasional curatorial role in Hank & Dolly’s Gallery with Portraits, a group show.
The Gallery Annex features work by painter and mixed media artist, Kevin Hughey.
Justin Walsh presents a multi-media installation in the Underground. This work, from Walsh’s MFA thesis, deals with themes of masculinity and vulnerability. (This show is one night only.)
The work hangs through April 29.
Also that night: Ray Wyatt performs place-based music celebrating Indianapolis.
With support from: the Arts Council of Indianapolis and the City of Indianapolis, the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, Allen Whitehill Clowes Foundation, the Indianapolis Foundation, Sun King Brewery, and Amy McAdams Design.