Friday, March 05, 2010

Weekend Preview: In Brief

I expect that tonights IDADA First Friday event will be a well attended one. The weather is nice and there is a lot to see. Also of note tonight, for those who are looking to buy some art in support of IDADA, their annual fund raising event, First In Line is tonight only. Where at you may ask, well it is in the old GC Lucas Gallery space on Mass Ave, next door to R Bistro. A first come art buying/fundraising event. Several artists have donated works to sell, each for only $100. Some artist are giving all the proceeds directly to IDADA while others are donating 50%. Help IDADA raise some funds for their upcoming projects. No need to stop there, all the usual venues are open tonight as well. Enjoy the weather and see some art. As per usual, for more details and a further openings check out the IDADA First Friday Map, link in our sidebar. See you around tonight.

at ArtBox:
ARTBOX Gallery invites you to join us for the opening reception of "Intersections." "Intersections" features new paintings by Michal Lile, Mark Pack and Bob Hunt. This show will run from March 5th through March 29th, with the opening reception being held on Friday, March 5th from 5pm to midnight. ARTBOX Gallery is located downtown, in the historic Stutz II building, with entrance and parking on Senate between 9th & 10th.

at Harrison Center:
This month the Old Northside will be teeming with "foodies" as they make their way to Food Con, an unconventional convention that features art exhibitions, poetry, films and lectures, hands-on activities and more. In a joint project between the Harrison Center and the Indiana Humanities Council's Food for Thought campaign, Food Con will be a first-of-its-kind showcase and exploration of the art and culture of food in Indiana. Artists include Ben Valentine, Bruce Campbell, Penelope Dullaghan, Carolyn Springer, Kim Lohr, Kyle Ragsdale, Elizabeth Goerlitz, Leah Gauthier, Kristin Hess, Tom O. Reed and Craig McCormick. 20+ foodie exhibitors, progressive storytelling, 21 open studios and much more.

at Big Car Gallery:
Magical Wonderfulness
After a tough break up, Indianapolis based artist NERS set out on his own and headed West. From this trip he produced Magical Wonderfulness, a series of drawings that will open at Big Car on March 5 at 6 p.m. The imagery from the show was inspired by the dramatically different landscapes, flora, fauna, and culture of the American West that he experienced during his recent travels. NERS chronicled this journey with a blog entitled “The Magical Wonderfulness of PBS Goes West." “The blog was a way to vent some of my feelings and share that I was alive and alright," said NERS. "The trip itself opened my eyes for better and for worse. It helped me produce an intensely personal body of work." Also that evening Outside Orchestra, an ensemble of local, contemporary classical musicians will play that night starting at 9:30 pm. The show will run through March 20, with business hours Thursday-Saturday 11-6.

at Mt. Comfort Gallery:
David Schalliol
If you're all stressed out because you missed the opening last month due to the "first friday blizzard of 2010" relax, don't worry, it's still up.  Join us this First Friday at the "new and improved" mt.comfort (a space for champions) as we welcome back the amazing Chicago based photographer, David Schalliol and his Isolated Building Studies. David is indeed a Chicago based artist, BUT he's from Indianapolis, so he's also a hoosier, I'm just say'n. David is also a Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago. His photographs and writing have appeared in such publications as American Photo, The American Sociologist, Contexts, Proximity and Revue Geste. He continues to work on the Isolated Building Studies, as well as on other projects exploring the transformation of urban centers. his website is ... check it out, you'll love it.

at Indy Swank:
Alice in Fashionland
Visit the other side of the looking glass at IndySwank on First Friday, where the magical imagery of collage art reigns and fashion is queen. Collage artist Stuart Cecil has added new pieces to his installation, which is a must to view if you haven't already. We are also launching IndySwank's collaboration with local fashion designer Berny Martin. Models will be wearing the amazing pieces created by Berny soon to be available at IndySwank. As always there is a lot going on at the Murphy, so hope to see you there!

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