Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Weekend Preview

Focus: Midwest in the Murphy Art Center Adam_Ekberg_2.jpg
[A disco ball on the mountaintop, by Adam Ekberg, image Courtesy the Collection of Philip Denny, Chicago]


Featuring: Adam Ekberg, Debbie Reichard, Kay Westhues, Hoyun Son, Mayumi Lake, Steven Skinner, Jonathan Gitelson and Jamie Kreher

The Midwest Museum of Contemporary Art (MiCo) is pleased to present Focus: Midwest, a selection of works by eight talented artists based in the Midwest. Curated by Scott Grow, this exhibition hopes to bring attention to the artists and work produced in the region. The exhibition consists of photography, sculpture, painting, video and an audio installation. These artists will take over MiCo's temporary showroom at 1043 Virginia Ave, Suite 4, in Fountain Square from March 7th to 29th. Open to the public: Fridays 5pm-7pm and Saturdays 1pm-4pm or by appointment. Focus:

Focus: Midwest is made possible by the Efroymson Fund, a CICF fund, with media support provided by Big Car Gallery.

Big Car Gallery
The work of Tom Morrill and Julia Bland
First Friday, March 7 6 p.m. to Midnight Admission: free

The Rhode Island School of Design seniors Julia Bland and Tom Morrill make their first trip to Indiana exhibiting, CLOP SHIT CLOP: PAINTING OF PAINTINGS. The work includes film, textiles, paintings, prints and photography dealing with complexities of contemporary space and the multi media world that surrounds us. Special coffee reception with the artists, Saturday March 8, at 1 p.m., at Big Car Gallery.

Live music that night at 9:30 p.m. by: Amo Joy!, Vagabonds of the Railway, Paper Son and Gill.

Also in Sidecar Gallery (space next to Big Car) March 7:
Phil Barcio and Audrey Barcio ""Television Hates Itself."

MB89 at the Murphy Art Center
MB 89

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Installation artist, composer and musician Craig Colorusso of Brooklyn, NY will be performing his MB 89 project on the second floor of the Murphy Arts Center in Fountain Square. MB89 is an experimental sound, cloth and light installation. The Murphy Arts Center is one stop on Colorusso's 10-city tour thanks to a collaboration between Big Car Gallery and Biscuits & Gravy Gallery, both located in the building. When: March 7, 2008 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Where: Murphy Art Center 1043 Virginia Avenue Suite 210 How much: Free The concept for this installation is to create a space of subtle movement where people can be part of the environment and absorb MB 89 any way they like. A cylindrical mass of metal and fabric will stand in the room, from within the cylinder will be a bass clarinet generating a drone with electronics. Lights will accompany the drone. It will be a four-hour performance. The performance is designed for the audience to come and go as they please. It is best to find a space in the room and listen for a while leave and then come back.

Menagerie: Art/Fashion/Benefit
Friday, March 7 at 111 S. Meridian, Downtown Indy. From 6 pm-11 pm.
Featuring over 20 local, regional, and internationally exhibited ARTISTS & DESIGNERS. Percentage of artwork sold and door donations go to Keep Indianapolis Beautiful: a local not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to keeping Indy clean and green! Afterparty at 6 LOUNGE (Must be 21 and over for afterparty only) Free admission to 6 Lounge w/ any $10 donation or purchase of artworks.

Coming to light: An Exhibition of Writing and Art
What: Coming to light is a multi-media exhibition featuring original writing by 175 Indiana children and visual interpretations created by six Indianapolis artists: Vance Farrow, Elizabeth Guipe Hall, Susan Hodgin, Josh Johnson, William A. Rasdell, and Artur Silva. This show presents the unusual opportunity to experience the powerful synergy of writing and visual art, where together meanings come to light. Where: Herron School of Art and Design, Marsh Gallery 735 W. New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 When: March 7-21, 2008 Opening Reception Friday, March 7, 2008 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. Who: Coming to light is a project of The Indiana Partnership for Young Writers.

PIVOT Gallery presents its Farewell Show
Reception: Friday, March 7 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Pivot Gallery presents its Farewell Show, a one-piece invitational featuring Indianapolis artists. This group was specially selected from among those who have exhibited in the gallery since it opened in 2003. A reception will be held on Friday, March 7 from 5:30–9:30 p.m. The event is free, open to the public, and street parking is available. Visitors should enter on the first floor of the Stutz Building at the corner of 10th Street & Senate Avenue. This exhibit continues through March 20. Additional information is available at

Participating Artists:
Emma Overman, Caroline Mecklin, Chris Sickels, Ben Long, Dan Thompson, Paul Siebenthal, Susan Hodgin, Stephanie Robertson, Brian Myers, Susan Brewer, Constance Scopelitis, Laura LaForge, James Kelly, Larry Endicott, Sofiya Inger, Kipp Normand, Alex Peace, and Jason Zickler.

Appetizers: Hoaglin Fine Catering
Live Entertainment: Crackhead Patty

ALCHEMY art + aesthetics
Works by David Finegan

Harrison Center for the Arts

artist reception & open studio night 6 to 10pm

The Harrison Center for the Arts presents Road Trip – a group show in the Harrison Gallery inspired by the classic American driving vacation and featuring work from Tre Reising, Amy Reel, Matthew Eickhoff, Denise Charboneau-Eickhoff, Mary Beth Jackson and Brandon Bush.

Also that night, camping in the courtyard, old fashioned vacation slides and movies in Gallery No. 2, "caving" in the catacomb-like studios, performance by singer Tom Prible, park ranger talks in the gym and maybe even a little Kum Bay Yah. 21 open studios, Stuart Snoddy in the Unusual Animals Project Space, Your Art Here in the Underground and much more.

VSAI presents Spring Forward - A Garden Preview. 6 to 9pm in the enROUTE Gallery.

Ruschman Gallery

Barry Gealt
New Paintings

Reception for the Artists
5:00 - 9:00 pm

First Friday Art Tour
Featuring additional works by:
Matthew Ballou, Jennifer Meanley, Victoria Barnes, Matthew Choberka, Eva Speer

Gallery One36

Contemporary works from Local artists Arlene Springer, Teri Barnett, Doug Arnholter, Emma Overman, Ting Huang, Pat Gains,Kyle Ragsdale, Nanette Winter,Emily Steele, Susan Downs, and Marco Zehrung.
Come see what will "Emerge"
Saturday March 8th 6-9pm

Gallery One36
136 E. Main Street, Westfield IN 46074

2 Responses to “Weekend Preview”

Anonymous said...
March 6, 2008 at 11:38 PM

I peeked in Big Car's space today. And Sidecar (one word or two?) Tantalizing. Definitely will be there on Friday.

Scott said...
March 7, 2008 at 12:27 AM

Couple last minute notices in my email box...

This Friday, from 6-9pm, the Wheeler Arts Commuinity will feature new work by
guest and resident artists. Acoustic Catfish will be performing in the atrium
gallery, and a select group of residents will host open studios.


Friday, March 7th, Opening Night, 6-9
Hoosier Salon, Broad Ripple
'Abstract Friends' Show
New work by Doug Arnholter, Teri Barnett, Quincy Owens, Susan Hodgin, & Elizabeth Guipe-Hall

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