March 2016: Coming Home

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Friday, March 4 is the first open studio night of 2016 at the Harrison Center for the Arts. The Center’s 36 artists welcome the public into their working studios from 6 to 10pm. In the Harrison Gallery, Justin Vining debuts a new body of work, "Coming Home." Over the last 8 months, Vining has left the familiar and been experimenting with the goal of improvement.  "Coming Home" is a return to the familiar in subject matter (houses, farms, & barns) but the aesthetic has evolved. Historically, Vining has painted primarily with acrylics and watercolors.  This show is his first deeper exploration of oil painting.

In the City Gallery, painter Nathan Foxton brings his unique style to the genre of place-based art with his show, “IN Color," an exhibition that looks at Indianapolis through the history of color in painting. Foxton seeks to see the city in a new light, full of brilliant and unexpected possibilities.

Gallery No. 2 features “Kindred,” photography by Emily Schwank  “This un-solitary life is formed by tragedy and beauty, love and anger, in equal doses. In this, Emily finds purpose: whether it is found in busy foreign streets, wild holy places, or her own back yard, she stumbles across images and finds them irresistible."

Herron School of Art + Design printmaking students Etta Miller and Aaron Green present “Being Small” in Hank & Dolly’s Gallery. Green’s work explores the origin of his mark making by responding to drawings by his five year-old self; a time traveling collaboration. Miller’s work addresses coming of age and her departure from her childhood home, using the act of drawing to document memories.

The work hangs through March 25.

Also that night: Brandon Wadley “Wilderness Hymnal” cd release.

With support from: the Arts Council of Indianapolis and the City of Indianapolis, the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, Allen Whitehill Clowes Foundation, the Indianapolis Foundation, Sun King Brewery, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Amy McAdams Design.

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