February 2016: Follow Your Heart
The Harrison Center for the Arts celebrates the season of love with the group show Follow Your Heart which features the work of five artist couples. HCA curator Kyle Ragsdale, who conceived of the show, said, “It’s interesting to see the work of two artists shown together, knowing that they have lived together and been in relationship over time, and to think about the ways they have influenced each other’s work.” Participating artists are Amy Falstrom and Ralph Domanico, Corey and Megan Jefferson, Zack and Gala Bent (Seattle), Andrew Perry Davis and Rachel Bliell, and Quincy and Nikki Owens.
The City Gallery, which features place-based work that celebrates urban Indy, presents Very Truly Yours, new work by Erin Hüber. From high tea at L. S. Ayres & Co. to the parlor room of the 23rd President, Benjamin Harrison, this body of work reflects on Indianapolis at the turn of the century.
On display in Gallery No. 2 is Kali Yuga: Drawings for an Aging Universe by Hannah Barnes. Barnes, teaches painting at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, creates work that "explores the tensions between structure, fragmentation, pattern and aberration, through the lens of abstraction.”
Hank & Dolly’s presents Thirteen Years, new work by Chad Campbell. In this exhibit, the gallery becomes the art. Campbell’s assemblages are created from poplar lath removed from the Harrison Gallery ceiling during the first phase of its recent renovation and the dozens of layers of paint that, until recently, covered the gallery floor.
The work hangs through February 26.
At 7pm in the gym is the #LOVEat38th 5x5 contest sponsored by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). For this event, five finalists will be given 5 minutes and 5 slides to present an idea using the arts to benefit the 38th and Illinois Street Great Places neighborhood. One winning project will receive $10,000 to make it happen.
With support from: the Arts Council of Indianapolis and the City 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),www.idada.org