June 30th, 2015

Porch Party Group Show

by cgindy

A porch restores one’s sense of place, Shows how all fits together Revealing ties that ease the heart In any kind of weather. – From Chuck Toll’s Porches Whether you are seeking respite from a surprising rain shower, shade from the midday heat, or a place to eat fresh tomatoes with mozzarella and basil from the […]

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June 26th, 2015

Discovering Indy: Fall Creek Place and Beyond

by Beth Ann Fogal

Ever since I accepted a summer internship at the Harrison Center, questions about Indianapolis began creeping into my mind. What will it be like? Will I be able to walk to work? What will I do for fun? Will the restaurants be good? What will the community be like? And on, and on, and on. […]

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June 23rd, 2015

“Night Ride” by Luke Tuttle

by Andrew Christenberry

Fresh to Indy’s sound waves this week is City Gallery resident singer/songwriter, Luke Tuttle’s song “Night Ride.” Listen here!     This song will take you on a twilight trip down the Cultural Trail with that special someone as both of you cruise on your yellow steeds, courtesy of the Indiana Pacers Bikeshare. “Night Ride” is […]

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June 19th, 2015

Porch Parties, Malcolm Gladwell, and Southern Italians

by Andrew Christenberry

As we are finally gaining a little bit of that sweet summer momentum, it’s about time for a little Porch Party action in downtown Indy! Now folks, what if we told you that Porch Parties were not only a great time, but also physically good for your health? Well, it’s true!  In Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers, […]

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June 15th, 2015

My HCA Internship

by Jeshua Harris, high school intern

  As my high school career comes to an end, my internship at the Harrison Center draws to a close as well. Looking back, this past school year has been a whirlwind and I have learned and gotten to do so much. Throughout my time at HCA I’ve had the chance to write amazing blogs, […]

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June 11th, 2015

Re-star-a-tion by Chad Campbell and John(ny) McKee

by Andrew Christenberry

Reclaimed, acrylic on reclaimed wood Re-star-ation- the process of looking up, resulting in slowed breathing, deeper peace, and a new way of seeing the world. There’s nothing quite so intriguing as the mind of an artist. What sets the trajectory of his or her thinking? What force of conceptualization allows for his or her sort […]

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June 9th, 2015

Some Thoughts on Tactical Urbanism

by Andrew Christenberry

  Tactical Urbanism– an umbrella term used to describe a collection of low-cost, temporary changes to the built environment, usually cities, intended to improve local neighborhoods and city gathering places. Earlier this year the grassroots phenomenon known “tactical urbanism” was captured in the print of a how-to guide for urban transformation by two founders of […]

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June 2nd, 2015

So what Makes a Neighborhood Creative?

by Andrew Christenberry

  According to Richard Florida, innovation and creativity are the basic engines of economic development in cities, regions, and nations. With this in mind, Florida asks, “What makes some places more innovative than others, and how do certain neighborhoods come to specialize in different types of creativity?” In seeking the answer to this question, Greg […]

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The Pinkerton Raid

by cgindy

  Last month, we had the pleasure of hosting Durham, North Carolina’s The Pinkerton Raid for a 48 hour songwriting residency. Siblings Jesse, Steven and Katie DeConto created two songs during their brief stay, the first of which was inspired by Robert Kennedy’s historic speech on the night of the assassination of Martin Luther King, […]

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