April 30th, 2012

Portrait of a Dream

by cgindy

This Friday, Harrison Center for the Arts and Habitat for Humanity will be debuting Habitat- For the Love of Humanity at its First Friday exhibition. The 4 galleries at the Center will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis, and City Gallery will be showcasing the work of local artist […]

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April 25th, 2012

Your Roll, Dude

by cgindy

The traditional game of tenpins has been a stalwart for civic involvement, nervous first dates, and rug-centric films since the days of the Pharaohs. (True, there were no rug-centric films at that time, but society needed something to shoot for.) There’s a relationship we have with the lanes that overcomes cultural changes, regional contrast, and social […]

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April 19th, 2012

City Gallery Links Residents to Urban Neighborhoods

by cgindy

This piece is reprinted from the February 23, 2012 edition of the Indianapolis Recorder  Jessica Williams-Gibson As you pass by the Harrison Center for the Arts on 16th and Delaware, initially you may be confused. What was once the historic First Presbyterian Church now houses various art programs, local artists and art galleries. Dig a […]

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April 11th, 2012

Tips for New Urbanites

by cgindy

So you’re looking to move downtown? Sounds like a plan, Stan. You couldn’t pick a better downtown to move to, (a recent list fromLivability seems to agree) and there are several steps that you can take to enrich your experience. If this is your first time living in an urban setting, please consider the following tips toward fully […]

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April 4th, 2012

A Prayer For Peace

by cgindy

It was a routine campaign stop in Indianapolis. Robert Kennedy had spent the earlier part of the day in South Bend and Muncie, IN, speaking to the bread and butter of his constituency- college students. While at Ball State University, an African-American student posed the question to Kennedy- “Your speech implies that you are placing […]

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April 2nd, 2012

A New Start in Mapleton-Fall Creek

by cgindy

In 1989, Karen May was living in a downtown neighborhood with her husband and 3 year-old son.  Concerned about the educational opportunities at the time, she decided to move her family to Speedway in hopes that her son would benefit from the Speedway school system.  It was an important decision for her at the time. […]

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