Thursday, April 23, 2009

Weekend Preview


After Love, After Punk: Takashi Murakami and the Contemporary Japanese Dreamscape

In the 30 years since punk icons Richard Hell and Johnny Rotten snagged the public’s attention, punk has become an anti-fashion statement, a marketable music genre and a secessionist lifestyle. The same period of time has witnessed the invasion of the international art- and media-scape by Japanese anime and art phenomenon Takashi Murakami.

This talk by Dick Hebdige, who explores punk’s relationship to the mainstream, uses Murakami’s work as a lens to view how ideas and attitudes about youth culture, consumerism, sex and love have changed in the three decades since Hebdige’s book Subculture: The Meaning of Style was published in 1979.

Co-presented by Japan-America Society of Indiana and the Asian Art Society at the IMA.

Thursday, April 23rd, 7pm at the IMA's Toby Theater  -  Pubic $6, Students and Members $3


Stutz Open House

The Stutz Artists Association will host its 16th annual open house April 24 and 25, 2009.

Friday, April 24, 5:30-10:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 25, 2-7 p.m.

Located on an entire city block in downtown Indianapolis, the Stutz building is a 400,000-square-foot former car factory that’s been renovated into artist studios and offices. Once a year, more than 70 artists open their studios to visitors for a two-day open house. The event is a chance to not only see the artists’ work, but also where and how it’s created. 

There’s music and food throughout the massive building, and artwork ranging from paintings to jewelry to sculpture and more.

Food vendors this year include Zest, Zing, Creative Cafe, Euphoria, Jazz Kitchen and Judge's BBQ.

Tickets are $10 in advance at participating Old National Bank centers and the Stutz Business Center office at 212 W. 10th St., Ste. 220.

Tickets are $12 at the gate.


Friday, April 24th, 5pm - Midnight

ArtBox invites you to come join in their One Year Anniversary, in conjunction with the annual Stutz Open House.

Free Admission


Friday, APril 24, 2009 at 7:00pm - Midnight

David Hittle's Home 322 North Arsenal Ave., Indianapolis, IN

The April Show is a unique, one-night-only annual exhibition featuring the works of Indianapolis artists who have overcome daunting obstacles. All works are for sale, with prices ranging from $8-$500. All proceeds go directly to the artist. Polite negotiating is encouraged.


KNIT-fest with Annie Quick

Saturday, April 25, 2009
8:00pm - 11:55pm
Gallery 2 at the Harrison Center for the Arts
All the cool kids are having a knitting party on Saturday April 25, any time after 8. We'll be drinking and eating and Annie Quick will show you how to knit cones which will be proudly displayed in Gallery 2 of the Harrison Center on May 1 . Even if you are a boy, Annie can teach you how to knit cones ! Even if you have no prior experience with yarn of any sort and have never considered yourself the knitting type, I promise you will be the proud producer of a cone or two! Not to mention, a little more tipsy and full of food than when you came.

Why you ask? Your cones will be part of Annie's amazing installation art piece that open on May1, 2009 in Gallery #2 at the Harrison Center for the Arts.

Even if you are WAY too macho for knitting, please come for moral support and we'll ply you with food anyway.

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