Friday, May 07, 2010

Weekend Preview

Once again a but if a late update but don't let that stop you from checking out these shows tonight or later this month. There is bound to be something for everyone this month and as you usual I have simply offered up a limited run down of the options out there. For further openings and shows, check out the IDADA First Friday Map in the sidebar. I hope to see lots of you out there. Enjoy.

Indianapolis Art Center

April 23-June 6, 2010 
The Indianapolis Art Center kicks off the spring with exhibitions opening on May 7, 6-8 p.m. (in conjunction with the Broad Ripple Village Spring Gallery Tour):

Freaky Forests: Works by Casey Roberts
Churchman-Fehsenfeld Galley
Whimsical cyanotype paintings by Indianapolis artist Casey Roberts mixing the familiar with eerie undertones. Cyanotype is a Civil-War-era process that yields vibrant blue images. With everyday items such as baking soda, bleach and peroxide, Roberts achieves a range of colors and textures through controlled chemical reactions. He repeats the process, adding many layers until the image is fully realized, often finishing with watercolor painting or a collage element.

Harrison Center for the Arts

Friday, May 7th, the Harrison Center presents the group show, I AM MAY in the Harrison Gallery featuring the work of Phillip Lynam, Ben Valentine, John Ross, Lindsey Lord, Amelia Morris, Tascha Horowitz, Thomas Lemanski, Gary Hutchison, Heather Hudson and Kris Arnold. Also that night, in Gallery No. 2 - Into the Maelstrom - new work by Brian Hull. In Hank & Dolly's Gallery and the Gallery Annex - artwork from the inaugural class of Herron High School* seniors. Mary Claire performs in the courtyard. Across from the Harrison Gallery - Youth Music Exchange. The Harrison Center's 21 artist studios will be open to explore.

Big Car Gallery

May 7, 6-11 p.m. as part of IDADA's First Friday Gallery Tour.

Although painted over 500 years ago, Hieronymus Bosch's triptych THE GARDEN of EARTHLY DELIGHTS has lost none of its allure, beauty or ambiguity. Theories attempting to illuminate its hermetic iconography abound yet noone seems to have been able to definitively pin down what exactly the artist is attempting to do in the painting or why. Is it a visual representation of the alchemical process? a cautionary depiction of the dangers of the flesh or just the opposite: a voyeuristic revel extolling the pleasures (and consequent dangers) of free love? Regardless of original intention, the painting functions as a mirror of the viewer: we take away from it what we wish to see and it becomes many things to many people.

With this in mind,">REPLANTING the GARDEN brings together the works of over 40 artists and craftsmen from all over the country who were simply given the directive to create a piece in direct response to Bosch's greatest work. The show is curated by New York-based artist Richard Saja.

Also Friday night musical performances by winners and others from the recent Thrift Store Music competition including Tonos Triad, Sonic Assault Duo and more. And a new electronic set from Marck Ferrari. Music starts at around 10 with Tonos playing at 11:15.


The Big Picture Show

Join the Indianapolis Film Fest and Lodge Design for The Big Picture Show, a First Friday experience at Mt. Comfort (next door to Big Car) on Friday, May 7. Big Car is providing the space and Lodge and the IIFF and are filling it with film posters reinterpreted by 30 of our favorite designers and illustrators in town. You'll see everything from "Bull Durham" to "Star Wars" re-imagined and on display. They'll even be available for purchase. The exhibition's free and the art's unique - we'll see you at the show.

Learn more


Live Music this weekend

Rock, Folk, 'n' Roll --- Accordions host Elam Blackman and Arlo & the Otter at Big Car this Sunday Night, May 9!

Accordions -- Indianapolis' own indie rock band with antique feeling -- host friends Elam Blackman, and Arlo & the Otter at Big Car this Sunday, May 9th at 8pm. Only a $5 cover for the bands.

Elam is exactly what y...ou would want to see for just a guy with his guitar. With his bass/baritone voice and plucky guitar, he tells stories about his travels through Mexico, his hometown of Knoxville TN, tales of quaint yet heartfelt romance, and his cat Mr. T.

Arlo & the Otter are a new band from Columbus, OH with a sound somewhere between Danny Elfman and Neil Young. They mix fiddle, piano, harmonica, guitar, bass, and drums into a lush wall of rock 'n' folk that will keep calling out to you long after you hear them.

Check out Accordions here


Eluvium coming to Big Car with ESW

Portland-based ambient/experimental act Eluvium will come to Big Car on May 25 at 8 p.m. with awesome local act ESW and Charles Stanyan (member of Concert Silence). $8 cover goes to the bands.

Find out more and listen to their music at


Know No Stranger in the last of the MFEO series at Central Library

Wednesday, May 26, 7 p.m. at Central Library - The Know No Stranger collective will perform musical show with a handmade feel that offers a whimsical analysis of ordinary life. The group provides local, community-oriented entertainment with a focus of encouraging creative unity.


Find out more about our Made for Each Other project at

become a fan here:

Herron School of Art and Design

While the opening was last night, be sure to check out the MFA shows in each of the Herron Galleries. Worth the drive. Check their site for details.

Wug Laku Studio and Garage

wUG LAKU’S STUDIO & gARAGE is pleased to introduce a bold new talent to Indianapolis, Eric Hudgins. Combining the qualities of H. R. Geiger, Salvador Dali, and tattoo art with themes of science, technology and spirituality, Eric’s work is a powerful testament to what’s possible when an unschooled artist brings a singular vision to life. Please join me in welcoming Eric to our community on May 7, from 6 - 10 p.m., and as always, enjoy the rest of the artist studios and galleries in the cIRCLE cITY iNDUSTRIAL cOMPLEX. 

‘A Working History of Things to Come’ continues through May 29.
wLS&g is open 12-4 on Fridays and Saturdays, or by appointment.

Across from Wug's Gallery, once again check out Approaches to Abstraction
works by Dave Voelpel.

2 Responses to “Weekend Preview”

Anonymous said...
May 8, 2010 at 1:12 PM

No value in the late posts to me. Please shoot for 24 hour advance post next month. Thanks.

wug said...
May 10, 2010 at 8:24 PM

not my post above. i value whatever i can get.


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