December 2015: Black Tie


It's time again for the Harrison Center's annual color-themed holiday group show! This year's theme is fun and formal "Black Tie.” For well over a decade, the Harrison Center has hosted its biggest group show of the year in December with a color theme including work from over 50 local artists. This year’s show in the Harrison Gallery and Gallery Annex will include work that incorporates black or ideas of formality by artists Justin Vining, Hector del Campo, Elizabeth Guipe Hall, Michael Helsley, Erin Huber, Kevin Hughey and many, many more. December is also the final open studio night of 2015. Our 37 studio artists welcome you into their creative workspaces located throughout the building from 6 to 10pm.

The City Gallery, which features place-based work that celebrates urban Indy, presents Indianapolis: Streetside, new work by Genna Pianki.

Gallery No. 2 features Reimagine--Religion, Spirituality and the Arts: A Retrospective. Directed by Rabbi Sandy Sasso, Religion, Spirituality & the Arts Seminar is an initiative of the Center for Faith and Vocation in partnership with Christian Theological Seminary. For this show, work produced from 2013 to present will be on display by visual artists Kate Oberreich, Paula Wright, Jacquie Reed, K.C. Ferrill, Kris Mobley, Bruce Loewenthal, Dan Cooper, Sofiya Inger, Lorie Lee Andrews, Von Biggs, Jeff Rothenberg, John Domont, Ann Luther, David Landis, and Jessica Springman.

Also that evening, take a tour around the outside of the building to see Global Art Exchange fellow Stefan Eicher’s holiday windows project. Eicher worked with a group of artists to turn the street level windows of the HCA into mini-installations that harken back to the days when downtown department stores like L. S. Ayres created magical window displays for the holidays.

Hank & Dolly’s Gallery features Small Abstract Works, a group show curated by Nathan Foxton.

The work hangs through December 24.

The INDIEana Handicraft Exchange’s Winter Mini returns from 5 to 10pm with over 50 vendors in the gymnasium and Underground. The INDIEana Handicraft Exchange is a contemporary craft fair that consciously celebrates modern handmade goods, the relationship between creator and consumer, and local, alternative economies. The IHE began in 2007 as a way to highlight local crafters and artisans as well as to expose Indianapolis to some of the best vendors on the national indie craft fair map.

Image: Dapper Badger, Hector del Campo

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.

Member, IDADA (Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association),