December 2014: Magnificent Amber

Magnificent Amber poster

The Harrison Center for the Arts presents its annual color-themed holiday group show, Magnificent Amber. Over 75 local artists have contributed work in a variety of media to this show, some amber-hued, some inspired by Indiana’s own Booth Tarkington’s novel, The Magnificent Ambersons. Magnificent Amber, which will hang in the Harrison Gallery and Gallery Annex, is the Harrison Center’s 13th color-themed group show.

The City Gallery presents Here & There - new work by Shannon Hinkle. Hinkle combines photography, drawing and block printing in this exhibit inspired by her current home city of Indianapolis and future home in Perth, Australia.

Gallery No. 2 features The Pursuit of Happiness (Everything Will Be Gold), new work by Quincy Owens. This show is the culmination of Owens’ Creative Renewal Fellowship.

Hank & Dolly’s Gallery features Conversation Pieces, a thesis show by Herron School of Art + Design seniors Amy Applegate, Naomi Carr and Lynette Sauer.

The Harrison Center is home to 33 working artists who will welcome attendees into their studios throughout the 6 to 10pm opening.

The INDIEana Handicraft Exchange’s Winter Mini takes place in the Harrison Center gymnasium from 5 to 10pm with 45 vendors. The INDIEana Handicraft Exchange is a D.I.Y. contemporary craft fair that showcases the work of artists and crafters who use traditional crafting techniques mixed with a contemporary edge.

Best-selling Indiana author Dan Wakefield (Going All the Way, Starting Over, New York in the Fifties) will give a talk in four brief segments at 6:45, 7:30, 8:15 and 9:00 titled Corn, Limestone and Books: Why Hoosier Writers Sell Best.

The work hangs through December 26.

With support from: 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.

Participant, IDADA (Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association) First Friday Art Tour.