March 30th, 2016

500 by Ray Wyatt

by cgindy

Listen HERE.   We challenged our resident singer-songwriter, Ray Wyatt to spend ten weeks creating place-based music that celebrates Indy’s Bicentennial. For his latest offering, he turned his focus on the upcoming 100th Running of the Indy 500. Listen to “500” here. We’ll be celebrating the 100th Running City Gallery/Harrison Center-style on Friday, May 6. Stay tuned for details! […]

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March 28th, 2016

THREAD Collaborative: “A Living Eulogy”

by Amy Sheldrake Eddy

  Funerals can be marked by many things—grief, regret, a sense of closure, the finality of death, awkwardness, a sense of loss, tears and laughter mixed together—but most often, they are marked by storytelling. At the funeral of a loved one, our daily rhythms pause and time seems to stand still while stories are told. […]

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March 23rd, 2016

A Place with Soul

by Nikki Owens

When his mom passed away at 100 years of age, Oliver Colt decided to leave sunny San Francisco for Indianapolis. When the Old Northside neighborhood welcomed him with crisp 15° temperatures his first thought was, “What am I getting into?” During his 30-years living in San Francisco, Colt was a showroom manager for a high end antiquities […]

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March 21st, 2016

IEPZ (Indy East Promise Zone) by Ray Wyatt

by cgindy

Listen HERE.   Ray Wyatt’s latest place-based song, IEPZ, is about the hopes and dreams of residents on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis in an area that was recently designated as a Promise Zone. Selected through a competitive grant application process, Promize Zones are high poverty areas that the federal government works with, assisting community leaders […]

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March 16th, 2016

Connections

by Pam Allee

The billboard at 16th & Delaware has served us well as a frame for place-based art that celebrates urban Indy and points people to the Harrison Center and City Gallery as a resource for great local art and artists. The story behind the latest billboard is one that spans many years and a host of […]

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March 15th, 2016

Crossroads by Ray Wyatt

by cgindy

Listen to Crossroads HERE.     Ray Wyatt’s latest place-based musical offering, “Crossroads,” is based on Indy’s nickname, the Crossroads of America. Enjoy! Lyrics: Verse 1: We need to head out west on the river to see how far it will go. Can we make it all the way to Indiana? If we don’t leave now, […]

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March 8th, 2016

At Home in Bates-Hendricks:  From Country to City Living

by Amy Sheldrake Eddy

“There’s a lot of revitalization going on that you don’t see when you first drive down the street.” This statement perfectly describes the Bates-Hendricks neighborhood on the near south side of Indianapolis, sandwiched between Fountain Square (to the east), the Lilly corporate campus (to the north), and Garfield Park (to the south).  New neighbors Jason and […]

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Nathan Foxton’s IN Color

by Brie Stoltzfus

Nathan Foxton’s title for his city gallery show, “IN Color,” is an apt descriptor for his fresh take on common and not-so-common Indianapolis scenery. When thinking about what to paint, Nathan told me he was “looking for things that catch my eye.” Nathan’s “eye” is easily discernable in this series, not only in subject matter […]

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March 4th, 2016

IN Color

by cgindy

The City Gallery presents IN Color, new work by Nathan Foxton March 4-25, 2016

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March 3rd, 2016

Ol’ Mista Riley

by cgindy

Listen HERE. Adding to our growing body of place-based music celebrating Indy, this week, Ray Wyatt pays tribute to the “Hoosier Poet,” James Whitcomb Riley with Ol’ Mista Riley. Lyrics: Verse 1: Ol’ Mista Riley wuz born an’ raised In this ‘ere state where he’s highly praised. Ol’ Mista Riley loved t’ write and read. He […]

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