August 2014: Passages


The Harrison Center for the Arts, IUPUI University Library and the Herron Art Library are pleased to present Passages, Friday, August 1 from 6 to 9pm. Gallery No. 2 will feature a selection of broadsides and artists books from the Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Coalition collection At 6pm that evening, there will also be a poetry reading to complement the exhibition and raise awareness to the lasting power the visual and literary arts play in their role to impact social change. For more information on the collection, click here

The Harrison Gallery features Sacred Silence, work by mixed media artist and Herron School of Art professor, Anila Agha. Agha works in a cross disciplinary fashion with mixed media; creating artwork that explores global politics, cultural multiplicity, mass media, and social and gender roles in our current cultural and global scenario.

Hank & Dolly’s Gallery will feature India: Raise the Roof with photographs by HCA studio artist and international photographer Katie Basbagill and Abbey Bullerdick. Katie and Abbey have teamed up to create a larger than life photographic installation of their time in India while simultaneously raising funds to "Raise the Roof" for a widow named Mrs Sambooranam.

The Gallery annex will feature work by HCA artist, Artur Silva, Emily Andrews and Adeleine Sinsabaugh.

Continuing in the City Gallery is the Porch Party group show featuring work by Kyle Ragsdale, Matthew Osborn, David Freeman, Nathan Foxton and Elyce Elder.

In the gym - a screening of the short documentary "16th Street" by HCA intern Tucker Krajewski and performance from members of the Indianapolis Young Songwriters Guild.

Also that night - Re:MIX - Spinning Culture, Community and Place, the third in the latest 5x5 Indy ideas competition will take place in the Harrison Center’s historic sanctuary. The 5×5: Indianapolis Arts and Innovation Prize is a contest designed to foster community building and art-focused innovations in central Indiana. Five finalists will present innovative ideas that remix disciplines, integrating culture, community, and place to make our urban neighborhoods stronger. The winning project will receive $10,000 to make it happen. Doors open at 6:00pm with presentations beginning promptly at 7:30pm. Register here:

With support from: IUPUI University Library, Herron Art Library, ArtPlace America, the Arts Council of Indianapolis, the Indiana Arts Commission, INHP, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, Allen Whitehill Clowes Foundation, the Indianapolis Foundation, Sun King Brewery and Amy McAdams Design.

5x5 sponsors: Central Indiana Community Foundation, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation and the Efroymson Family Fund.

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