Thursday, June 03, 2010

Weekend Preview


Installation Nation

NW Corner of College and Michigan
500 N. College Ave.

Wander in and out of metal shipping containers that house art installed by visual artists. Each container will be a unique experience with elements ranging from interactive light and sound to environmentally friendly plant machines and living rooms. Outside the containers, hear live music performed by local artists and purchase food and drink from local businesses (including Sun King).

Friday June 4th, 6pm-1am
Saturday June 5th, 5pm - 11pm
Admission $8, $5 for IDADA members
Kids under 12 get in free

Music & Entertainment:

• 6 – 9 – DJ Rusty Redenbacher (of the Mudkids)
• 9 – 1am – DJ Kyle Long

• 5pm – DJ Rod the Mod
• 7pm – Everything, Now!
• 8pm – Slothpop
• 9pm – Kate Lamont (with full band)

We’re also excited that Phoenix Fire Productions will be lighting things up during the event.


Evans Woollen: The Art of Architecture

at Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA)
Opening Friday, June 4 at 6 p.m.

The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA) will open a photography exhibition focused on the six-decade career of one of Indianapolis’s most accomplished architects. Evans Woollen: The Art of Architecture will open at 6 p.m. on June 4 in iMOCA’s gallery in the Murphy Art Center.

Woollen is an internationally recognized architect responsible for significant projects around the country. However, Woollen had the most impact shaping the landscape of his native Indianapolis, with buildings ranging from progressively modern homes to notable local landmarks including Clowes Hall, the Minton-Capehart Federal Building and the recent expansion of the Indianapolis-Marion County Central Library. The show, curated by Mary Ellen Gadski and iMOCA board members Brandon Judkins (Board President) and Tom Vriesman (Board Secretary), will feature photographs spanning Woollen’s entire career from world-renowned photographers including Balthazar Korab, Ezra Stoller, and Timothy Hursley – as well as the local talent of Wilbur Montgomery, Craig McCormick, and Serge Melki.

In addition to his architectural work, Woollen has spent a great deal of time developing his skill as a painter. A collection of twelve of Woollen’s abstract paintings, many of which are being exhibited for the first time, will be on display upstairs in Mt. Comfort Gallery.

Evans Woollen: The Art of Architecture will run through July 24th with hours Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. The exhibit is part of a series of events that will occur across the city focused on Woollen’s work. The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) will begin the events with a lecture by Woollen on June 3rd at 7 p.m. titled “To Build in Context.” Then, the day after iMOCA’s reception, Indiana Landmarks will offer a tour of six of Woollen’s early homes. The tour takes place on June 5th and runs from 1 – 6 p.m., with the tour headquarters at Butler University’s Clowes Hall.


'Let's All Drown Ourselves Tonight'
Dominic Sansone

Friday, June 4, 2010
6:00pm - 10:00pm

“So we beat on, boats against the current,
borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
The Great Gatsby

Sansone’s work confronts the seemingingly inescapable violence of human nature on both a personal and mass scale. Exploring how it’s incorporated into our daily lives through materials, objects and symbols, his work examines how thoroughly we construct destruction.

Please join us Friday evening, June 4, from 6-10 p.m. during the IDADA First Friday gallery tour. Dominic will be available to discuss his work, and the rest of the studios at the cIRCLE cENTER iNDUSTRIAL cOMPLEX will be open as well.


No Ceilings

at Big Car Galler
Friday, June 4, 2010
6:00pm - 11:30pm

"No Ceilings" is artist Tom Streit's depiction of the world's first
flying car accident. Filling Big Car Gallery with full sized models of
the not so distant future's flying cars, Tom humorously tackles the
question of "Where's my flying car?" with "What comes up must come down". The show runs through the end of June.


Meditations on Strange Fruit

In Boxcar Gallery
Friday, June 4, 2010
6:00pm - 11:00pm

LaShawnda Crowe Storm is an accidental artist that discovered the world of art after a cross-country hiking journey of personal discovery. During this adventure she examined which path her life should take, art or social services. While she may have chosen the arts, her work continues to be impacted by social justice concerns, both historically and currently.

"For me art is my form of 'social work' and I use it to open doorways to community dialog, which is the first step to healing, which in itself leads to wider social change." Exploring topics such as suicide, misogyny, lynching and slavery, she explores the ramifications of these issues on a broader socio-historical scale, as well as incorporates community-based aspects to the projects, traditional African spiritual practices and black American folklore.

Crowe Storm received her MFA in Sculpture from the Art Institute of Chicago in 2004, and has had work exhibited widely, including in Collaborative Vision Exhibition at Indiana State University in Fall 2009. She has also won numerous awards for both art and community service.


Works by Tom Mueller

at The Alcove at the Conrad
Friday, June 4, 2010
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Q7 Associates and Editions Limited Gallery are hosting an art opening experience. The show will feature works by Indianapolis-based photographer Tom Mueller. For over 25 years, Tom has worked his craft, first training under renowned area artist Ted Gelb, before attending the prestigious International Center for Photography in New York City. While selling work to private collectors for years, Tom had his first official gallery show in 2007 and sold nearly all his work during the exhibit.


New Works by Stacy Novak

at SAKE Gallery, Murphy Arts Building

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