July 28th, 2016

Introducing Hip Hoperetta, Musical History Tours

by cgindy

This summer, interns Sammie Brown and Okara Imani have been hard at work writing, recording and conducting Hip Hoperetta, a collection of musical history tours. Listen here. They began by setting to music the history of the Herron High School campus and the Harrison Center for Arts. Then, using silent disco technology, they led headphone-clad groups around the neighborhood to […]

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July 21st, 2016

Your Porch Parties!

by cgindy

Sunday, July 10 was a gorgeous day for the 3rd annual city-wide Porch Party. Your stories and photos are starting to trickle in and we are loving the myriad ways you celebrated. So, if you haven’t shared your story and pictures with us yet, please send them in. We still have several months of pleasant weather, so keep on porching! Indianapolis […]

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July 14th, 2016

A Eulogy to What Used to Be

by cgindy

In the summer of 2013, Harrison Center interns formed the Neighborhood Ballad Project to give creative recognition to urban Indianapolis neighborhood figures from the past to the present through the medium of spoken word poetry. One of the founding members, Andrew Christenberry, now revisits the project to shine a light on the changes taking place on Indy’s […]

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July 12th, 2016

Inquiry Podcast, Episode 5

by cgindy

A new tattoo parlor is opening in Maple Crossing, and the owner has big plans for the future of the community, and an insight into it’s past.

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July 6th, 2016

From London to Fountain Square: Walkability Matters

by Amy Sheldrake Eddy

photo credit: Melissa Williams When Ann Pumphrey and her husband Adrian found out they were expecting their second child almost five years ago, they were faced with a decision.  At the time, they lived in a rented two-bedroom flat in London with their toddler.  Everything they needed was located within a 10-block radius of their […]

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July 5th, 2016

Inquiry Podcast, Episode 4

by cgindy

We’ve heard about the vision of Monon16 through the perspective of Marilyn. Now, we hear about the vision through the perspectives of some key developers, who have an equally ambitious idea of what it should be.

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July 1st, 2016

Porch Party group show

by cgindy

Sunday Night Shadows, Kyle Ragsdale   The Porch Party, Courtland Blade   The porch party movement is going strong in Indy, and we love the way artists have been capturing the spirit of these gatherings! Don’t miss the Porch Party group show in the City Gallery this month featuring work by Kyle Ragsdale, Justin Vining, […]

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