April 30th, 2013

The City Experience in Fall Creek Place

by cgindy

by Emily Hinkel Recent college graduate Brady Hurlburt never thought he’d end up in Indiana.  “It’s such a random place to move to,” he laughs. “Sometimes I forget where it is on the map.”  But he’s finally making himself at home.  Since moving to Indianapolis in the summer of 2011, he’s gradually made his way […]

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April 26th, 2013

May we have your Emma Converse painting?

by Emily Vanest

The daffodils have bloomed on Delaware, our tulip tree is in flower here at the Harrison Center, we have broken out our summer sandals, and spring finally seems to be here to stay.  For our local university students, spring means that the end of the school year is nigh and for senior art students, their […]

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April 23rd, 2013

Quail Eggs and Chainmail

by Emily Vanest

Berenice Rarig, visiting artist from Perth, Australia, was in Fountain Square buying a fun hat at Indy Swank when her friend, who was saving a table at La Margarita, rushed in to find her.  “The people at the table next to us are talking about the amazing show they saw at the Harrison Center last […]

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April 22nd, 2013

Joel and Kathryn Dart

by cgindy

When jobs brought southern Indiana natives Joel and Kathryn Dart to Indianapolis, they knew they wanted to be in the center of things. Having both grown up in small towns, they were eager to experience all that living in a big city has to offer. Friend and fellow DePauw grad, Mark Abdon and his wife […]

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April 16th, 2013

City Gallery Book Discussion Series

by cgindy

Ever since college, I have fantasized about the stacks of books that I would conquer during my free time post-graduation.  I imagined delving into the literary works of art that my twenty hour collegiate workload had not allowed for.  Works like One Hundred Years of Solitude, Anna Karenina, Seven Years in Tibet, Jayber Crow; the […]

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April 12th, 2013

Spring Suggestions

by cgindy

Indianapolis is full of options to keep busy.  Being a city that attracts a visitors from all over the world for conferences, sports, music, we are bustling with activity.   To say the least, there’s plenty to do.  Now that spring weather has decided to show up, here are a few recommendations for you to check […]

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April 10th, 2013

Coffee, tea and community

by Emily Vanest

“What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.” ― Kurt Vonnegut If you’re in search of the heart of any community, stop into the local coffee shop.  This is where days […]

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April 3rd, 2013

Interactive exhibits build community

by cgindy

The City Gallery celebrates urban Indy neighborhoods by connecting people to culture, community and place.  For the physical gallery space, this means that we typically feature place-based art that celebrates a particular neighborhood in urban Indianapolis.  Why then, would we have an artist who lives in Australia (along with two emerging artists she mentors) exhibiting […]

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April 1st, 2013

Beauty, Brokenness in Art and the City

by Emily Vanest

Shannon Hinkle’s new glass work, a collection of small, single color, blown-glass sculptures made in the Pantone “Colors of the Year,” is part of the Harrison Center’s upcoming First Friday show, Spectrum.  Like most of my friends, I have an assortment of Shannon Hinkle earrings and bracelets, collected over the birthdays, Mother’s Days, Valentines Days […]

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