Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Weekend Preview


Another lazy Indy weekend. Hit the comment board with what I've missed and I'll be sure to update...

Friday, February 24th

Two openings at the Indianapolis Art Center (820 E. 67th Street in Broad Ripple)

- Fatimah Tuggar: New Work -- POSTPONED

- In Good Company - Selections from the JP Morgan Chase Company. 7-9 pm.
Free to members, $7 for non-members

** coming Thursday March 2nd at 7 pm, panel discussion on collecting
art with
-Lisa Erf, Director of the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection
-Tim Rooney, Curator Tandem Press (Madison, Wisc.)
-Mark Ruschman, Owner Ruschman Gallery (contemporary artwork,
-Jim Ross, Co-Owner Eckert & Ross Fine Art Gallery Indianapolis
(specializes in Midwestern early-20th century painters)
Thanks to Michael Partington for posting this discussion

I'll be interested to see what JP Morgan has on display here. Corporate collections, with a few notable exceptions, are usually quite safe. Pair this with the Art Center which also can be pretty conservative, and we'll see what happens. Unfortunately I couldn't find any specifics on their website. The discussion on March 2nd should be interesting regardless.

Saturday, February 25th

Nano in Your Neighborhood: A large Exhibit on a Small Scale at the Indiana State Museum
Explores how nanotechnology affects the world around us.

I'm only posting the above because it's such a slow weekend and this sounded interesting. The fact that I couldn't find anything on their website to confirm the opening pisses me off so if anyone can come up with something more exciting, I'll gladly replace it!

Matta and I look forward to seeing you all in the Mardi Gras Parade on Mass Ave Saturday afternoon...

13 Responses to “Weekend Preview”

Anonymous said...
February 23, 2006 at 4:18 PM

You stupid fucks, you lure peoiple into your fucking alledged website when you are fucking controled not by inter4est in the arts but by your fucking lame interests in self=promotion and specifically by your affiliations with advertising. If for one fuckjing moment you conflate the two you are either just stupid or evil.; fuck both of you for your little pretense that this is some venue for local arts. You wouldn't k now the differenece between art and an ad for fuckwaht than you have any ambition beyond your your names.

casey said...
February 23, 2006 at 5:26 PM

We really should do away with the anonymous posts. If you don't have the courage to stand by what you think and include your name, especially on something as inflammatory as that post, then you should probably keep it to yourself. Whoever you are, don’t be scared, people say stupid shit all the time. You probably have an undiagnosed learning disability or something.
Thanks, Casey Roberts

Scott said...
February 23, 2006 at 5:30 PM

Tourette's syndrome-
a familial neurological disorder of variable expression that is characterized by recurrent involuntary tics involving body movements (as eye blinks or grimaces) and vocalizations (as grunts or utterance of inappropriate words)

I welcome your input and criticism but please make your case clear and if possible constructive. Site examples of our wrong doing if possible. How are we to know what it is you expect or would like, if you dont actually say so in your post. Please, clarify the part of "your affiliations with advertising"and our "self promotion".

The entirety of this site is run on zero funds from ANY organization. All costs in fact have been paid for out of pocket by me because, despite some beliefs, I truly do care about the local contemporary art community and want this community to grow and improve. I thought that there was a need and a place for this type of open dialoge within our community. Aside from NUVO, and the occassional art coverage by the STAR or INTAKE there was little art dialoge and even in those sources, the public can not make their opinions known as you can here in a blog comments section. This site is completely not for profit. The site is still very young and it is a learning experience. I hope that it will evolve and become better and more things to more people. Perhaps our limited resources and scope of what we should cover and what we shouldn't is not ALL inclusive but this I don't thing is necissarily a bad thing. I write this in hopes to create a constructive dialoge, a conversation, that is more refined and not just a lambaste. Thanks for reading.

Liriodendron said...
February 23, 2006 at 10:26 PM

There's also an art fair at the state museum. Supposed to be all Indiana artists.......

2006 Indiana Art Fair

Feb. 25, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The third annual Indiana Art Fair will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a preview party on Friday, Feb. 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. This juried event for artists living and working in Indiana will be held in the O'Bannon Great Hall, first and second floors as well as in the third floor's South Gallery. Admission to the 2006 Indiana Art Fair will be $3 for members and $10 for non-members.

Presented by AAA Hoosier Motor Club. Contributing sponsor Dreyer and Reinbold MINI.

The jury for the 2006 Indiana Art Fair selected the participating artists. If you are an Indiana artist interested in receiving information regarding the 2007 Indiana Art Fair, e-mail your request to The artist call for 2007 will go out in early August 2006.

2006 Participating Artists:
Kimberly Anderson – Blackford County Scott Johnson – Monroe County

Tom Aylward – Marion County Immanuel-Keston Jones – Marion County

Danielle Bachant-Bell – Monroe County Mark A. Kelso – Marion County

Jacques A. Bachelier – Brown County Jim Kemp – Johnson County

Ken Bailey – Delaware County Ann Kleeman – Boone County

Ruby Ballard-Harris – Marion County Susan Kline – Miami County

Rebecca Banet Lucas – Marion County Charles Loew – Allen County

James Bednarski – Hamilton County Carolyn Madvig – Monroe County

David Beery – Monroe County Don Madvig – Monroe County

Carol Bell – Hamilton County Charlene Marsh – Brown County

Michael Bell – Monroe County Anne R. Miller – Brown County

David T. Berg – Marion County Lois E. Miller – Warrick County

Cynthia Blasingham – Marion County Elena Montgomery – Hamilton County

Betty C. Boyle – Marion County Brian A. Moore – Marion County

Sandra Lynn Briner – LaPorte County Nicole C. Moore – Kosciusko County

Eleanor Broaded – Marion County Lisa Moos – Hamilton County

Connie Brorson – Monroe County Ismaila Ndiaye – Marion County

Anna Brown – Brown County Peg Neal – Marion County

Kris Busch – Monroe County Marcy Neiditz – Monroe County

Linda Byrne-Kahle – Dubois County JD Nolan – Hamilton County

Martina Celerin – Monroe County Sharon Owens – Tippecanoe County

Jolee R. Chartrand – Morgan County Lisa F. Pelo-McNiece – Hendricks County

Susan M. Christensen – Marion County John Peterson – Delaware County

Lee E. Cohn – Monroe County Cappi Phillips – Monroe County

Paula Crill – Allen County Sally J. Phillips – Marion County

Douglas David – Marion County Reza Pishgahi – Monroe County

Christine D. Davis – Hamilton County Jerry Points – Marion County

Judy DeGan – Hamilton County Judy Rehmel – Wayne County

Terry Dukeman – Henry County Kimberly Rorick – Wells County

Robin Edmundson – Greene County Joan Schneider – Marion County

Braxton Eikenberry – Miami County Nan Schumm – LaPorte County

Rich Ernsting – Marion County James Francis Scott – Fulton County

Dixie Ferrer – Brown County Heather Shepard – Marion County

Bud Fick – Monroe County K.P. Singh – Marion County

F.B. Fogg – Delaware County Susan Snyder – Monroe County

David Goodrum – Monroe County Charlie Spear – Miami County

Bonnie Gordon-Lucas – Monroe County Pete Steele – Marion County

Marilyn Greenwood – Monroe County Becka Strachan – Allen County

Rick Greiner – Marion County Michael Swolsky – Marion County

Jamie Hahn – Huntington County Ginny Taylor Rosner – Marion County

Joe Henderson – Bown County Martha Trenkner – Allen County

Peggy Henderson – Brown County Craig Trent – Greene County

Rebecca Moore Higgins – Hamilton County Dawn Trent – Greene County

Susan Hodgin – Marion County Jeff Unzicker – Boone County

Michael W. Hoots – Delaware County Tom Unzicker – Boone County

Julie Houck – Hamilton County Kathryn T. Van Sciver – Marion County

Dean Howard – Brown County Joe Vondersaar – Marion County

Magdalena Hoyos-Segovia – Hamilton County Lisa Walsh – Tippecanoe County

Kelly & Linda Jenkins – Marion County Estelle Weldele – Marion County

Joyce K. Jensen – Boone County Megan R. Wright – Marion County

Christopher said...
February 23, 2006 at 10:37 PM

Dearest Anon - after nearly three months, dozens of posts, and hundreds of comments, congratulations for the GREATEST comment to date. Not because it had any merit or validity, but because it reiterates the reason we started this blog in the first - Indy had seemed to be satisfied with the status quo.

Your comment above is so ridiculous that I hate to dignify it with a response, but in case there are others that feel that way, we have posted articles and comments have been posted that criticize Nuvo, painting and iMOCA, of which the three main contributers get their livelihood from.

I also LOVE the fact that your comment was left beneath our weekend preview section that highlighted events that are happening at the Arts Center and the State Museum of which none of us have even a remote affiliaton. Not to mention the fact that we never write about organizations that we are individually involved in.

And in case you didn't know, Blogger is free and we welcome more dialogue. You, however, would probably soon learn that your words might carry more weight if you didn't hide behind the anonymous nomenclature.

Scott said...
February 24, 2006 at 12:21 AM


Thanks for the additional information about the art fair.

Anonymous said...
February 24, 2006 at 1:05 PM

Does anyone know what happened to the Fatimah show?


Christopher said...
February 24, 2006 at 1:29 PM

I'm not sure if it was just postponed or cancelled all together. I couldn't get info either way.

Anonymous said...
February 25, 2006 at 8:59 AM

I'm not going to her show. Afraid of being scammed.

Christopher said...
February 25, 2006 at 11:07 AM

That was so bad anon.

Anonymous said...
February 25, 2006 at 7:04 PM

What does that even mean?

Liriodendron said...
February 28, 2006 at 7:07 AM

Charlie Spears "Boy" series (at the State Museum Art Fair) was wonderful! Talking to Charlie was really nice also. It was worth the price just for that....but I did see some seriously beautiful things there. My psyche feels somewhat damaged because I was unable to purchase several items I REALLY wanted....

Amy Lamb said...
March 10, 2006 at 1:42 PM

I'm sorry some people were looking for the Fatimah Tuggar exhibition at the Art Center. It was postponed several months ago (new date not determined), and we've seen it published even though the Art Center didn't ever put out an official release one way or the other (some organizations get an outline of our exhibitions plan that is given a year in advance but is subject to change).

This website came up on a search I was doing, and I wanted to give you all a little information on an exhibition we brought in to replace Fatimah's is below--I hope you can make it back to the Art Center if you missed it.

Hollis Sigler: Breast Cancer Journals--Beginning in 1975, Chicago artist Hollis Sigler (born in Gary, Ind.) created psychologically complex narrative paintings, drawings, and prints grounded in personal experience. Adopting a faux naif style, she characterized the childlike look of her art as a reaction against what she saw as a patriarchal culture that historically treated women as little more than children. And yet, from its inception, this style was also a means of conveying difficult emotional content in a way that viewers could easily understand.

In 2001, Sigler succumbed to her long battle with breast cancer, which had been the topic of much of her work. This exhibition is courtesy of Printworks Gallery, Chicago; JPMorgan Chase Art Collection; and the Estate of Hollis Sigler.

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