Thursday, November 05, 2009

Weekend Preview, Take 2 (scaled down)

Well, it is quite late here but I am going to give this ago once again. Thanks for those who helped contribute some previews already. Much appreciated. So, with the knowledge that some of the weekends events have already been posted I have scaled this back some. And while I failed to send out notice in time for the opening at christopher west presents, I will lead with that one, just note that it opened on Thursday and not on First Friday. Anyway, I hope you all have a good night out. Looks like some interesting shows.

cristopher west presents

New work by Craig Doty

christopher west presents
646 Massachusetts Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Bootleg Exhibitions, Vol. 2

Araan Schmidt
Stacey M. Holloway
Aaron Leif Nicholson

Friday, 6pm - 11pm

“Bootleg Exhibitions: Vol. 2,” at 1656 English Ave, across the street from the Mt. Comfort gallery. This exhibition will be showcasing the work of Araan Schmidt, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Bowling Green State University, Stacey M. Holloway, Sculpture Technician and 3D Design Instructor at the Herron School of Art and Design, and Aaron Leif Nicholson, Visiting Lecturer at the Herron School of Art and Design. Come join us for our opening reception on Friday, Nov. 6th from 6pm to 11pm and our closing reception on Saturday, Nov. 21st from 6pm to 10pm.

“Bootleg Exhibitions: Vol. 2” will display the work from three artists that attended graduate school at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus. Araan Schmidt will be creating a site specific multi-media installation in the basement gallery. Stacey M. Holloway will be displaying three-dimensional landscapes about home, memory, and the Midwest. And Aaron Leif Nicholson will be exhibiting photographs and relief sculptures that he created during his residence in New York City from 2007 through 2009. All three artists will also contribute to a collaborative piece in the Barber Shop.

Mt. Comfort (a space for champions)

Public Works
New works by Tyler Meuninck

Friday, 6pm - 10pm

Is Tyler Meuninck the best painter in Indianapolis? yeah, most people think so.
Please join us, and most people, this Friday Nov. 6th for the opening reception of public works, brand new work by Tyler Meuninck.

mt.comfort (a space for champions)
1651 English Ave
Indianapolis, In 46201

While you're in the neighborhood check out the bootleg show across the street, it's going to be a great one.

Harrison Center for the Arts

Historical Fiction
New work by Kyle Ragsdale

Friday 6pm - 9pm

Kyle Ragsdale will exhibit new work in the solo show, Historical Fiction this Friday. Inspired by his interest in films of the Merchant-Ivory genre, this work looks at how one time period interprets another based on its values and even reinterprets styles based on the fashions of the moment. His figures are romantic, ethereal, celebratory, but tinged with sadness - in some cases shifting from participants in a parade to mourners in a funeral procession on the same canvas.

In the Gymnasium - Civil War Ball with live music and re-enactors of the era in costume.

In Gallery No. 2 - Memories in the Making presented by American Senior Communities and Alzheimer's Association.

In Hank & Dolly's Gallery - Amateur Surveys by General Acres

The work hangs through November 28th.

Big Car Gallery

Both Sides of the Beat and Dead Zone Boys

Friday, 6pm - Midnight

Nov. 6, 6 p.m. to midnight

Dead Zone Boys art show inspired by the new album by Jookabox.

Artists in the show: Jessica Sowls, Jim Walker, NERS, Liz Janes, John Clark, Erin Drew, DM Stith, Ryan Irvin, Craig McCormick, Casey Roberts and Tom Streit.

Also that night, Pattern-Hungry Records will be presenting a night of hip-hop, spoken word, and everything in between. Exploring the art of poetry on and off the beat, Both Sides of the Beat will showcase hip-hop and spoken word artists presenting their most adventurous work. Featured performers will include Pattern-Hungry Records recording artists Lorax, Ligyro, and Yeti One appearing together as Twin Monster alongside spoken word artists TJ Reynolds, Ace One, Neil Cain and Dan Marquis.

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