December 2016: Blue Indy

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blue indy poster crop

The Harrison Center for the Arts and BlueIndy invite you to Blue Indy, our annual color-themed show with an artist reception from 6 to 10pm on Friday, December 2! Now in its 15th year, this is one of our favorite holiday traditions and the biggest group show of the year. See the work of over 60 local artists in every shade of blue and a wide variety of media. December 2 is also open studio night, so as you explore the Harrison Center, be sure to look for our 36 artists who will welcome you into their workspaces.

The Speck Gallery will feature the work of Elise Snow and Matt Kenyon in a colorful exhibit titled Fine Line. Snow is a painter and art instructor who teaches at the Indianapolis Art Center. Kenyon studied furniture design at Herron School of Art + Design and has been blowing glass since 1998. He teaches glassblowing at the Indianapolis Art Center.

In partnership with the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art and the Sagamore Institute, the City Gallery presents Nde’bwe’twa – Place, Relationships, and Ceremony by Jason Wesaw. Primarily a potter, Wesaw will be exhibiting drawings in this show. He is a cultural associate for the Potawatomi Band and says his native heritage has become a strong part of his life and his artistic inspiration.

HCA studio artist and frequent guest curator, Nathan Foxton presents Multiverse: Approaches to Drawing. This show in Hank & Dolly’s Gallery features the work of Foxton’s Herron School of Art drawing students.

The work hangs through December 30.

The INDIEana Handicraft Exchange returns with its annual holiday show in the gym and Underground from 5:00-10:00pm. The IHE is a contemporary craft fair that consciously celebrates modern handmade goods, the relationship between creator and consumer, and local, alternative economies. With dozens of vendors, this is the perfect opportunity to get a head start on holiday shopping. As in previous years, the IHE will be spreading the holiday cheer by selling raffle tickets for special prizes to support Project Home Indy and Coburn Place, organizations dedicated to helping inner-city Hoosiers come home for the holidays and beyond.

Returning this year is the Harrison Center’s Holiday Window Tour. Grab a complimentary cup of coffee or hot chocolate and take a tour around the building where our artists have created window installations that harken back to the days when downtown department stores like L. S. Ayres created magical window displays for the holidays.

In the historic sanctuary, enjoy the sounds of the holiday with performances by the Indiana Choral Artisans and Nathan Partain and friends.