September 2014: Paragon


The Harrison Center for the Arts and Financial Center Federal Credit Union are proud to present Paragon, artist reception and open studio night to take place on Friday, September 5 from 6 to 10pm. In the Harrison Gallery, HCA studio artist John(ny) McKee’s There is Nothing Here for You. McKee, a life long Hoosier, earned his photography degree (BFA) from Herron School of Art in ’97, and has been showing work and teaching art ever since. His current show is a series of landscapes, both nighttime and day time, that ask questions of negligibility.

As part of Indy Glass Month, a first-time, citywide event celebrating contemporary glass arts, Gallery No. 2 will feature Arlon Bayliss Retrospective: 35 years working with glass and light. The Indiana Glass Arts Alliance, Indiana Glass Trail and the Arts Council of Indianapolis have partnered to create events and exhibitions that promote and support Indiana glass artists. Bayliss's public art projects include monumental outdoor works and large-scale indoor installations, and his gallery artwork is in collections and exhibitions worldwide. He taught glass in the UK for seven years at Stourbridge College and for more than 20 years as Professor of Art and Design at Anderson University.

In the City Gallery, Intersecting Avenues, place-based art inspired by Indy’s urban neighborhoods by vinyl artist, Lobyn Hamilton. Hamilton smashes, cuts, shapes and glues vinyl records onto canvas, often in the likeness of political activists, pop icons and musicians, but also into unfamiliar faces/images.

Hank & Dolly’s Gallery previews Prime Commonality, sculpture created by Quincy Owens and Luke Crawley for this year’s ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, MI.

The work hangs through September 26th.

Start the Car returns to the HCA with Benefit of the Doubt, a multimedia storytelling show. Stories by Asa Gauen, Dave Stilley and Kurt Meyer with live music composition by Eric Gauen in the gymnasium.

The Harrison Center's 32 working artists welcome First Friday attendees into their studios this month, one of four annual open studio nights (March, May, September and December).