November 29th, 2016

Nde’bwe’twa – Place, Relationships, and Ceremony

by Brie Stoltzfus

In December, the City Gallery, in partnership with the Eiteljorg Museum and Sagamore Institute, will celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial year with a show entitled “Nde’bwe’twa – Place, Relationships, and Ceremony.” On display will be works on paper by Potawatomi tribe member and artist Jason Wesaw. As part of the Pokagon Band, he is a member of […]

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November 23rd, 2016

Giving Thanks, Top 10-Style

by cgindy

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we thought we’d share just a few things we were grateful for from 2016. 1. Place-based music This year, through internships and 48 hour songwriting residencies, we heard our city celebrated in song by John Isaac Waters, Ray Wyatt, Brandon Lott, Charlie Ballentine and Joel Tucker, Tucker Krajewski, and Kevin Krauter. Sweet […]

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November 22nd, 2016

The Hip Hoperetta Tour: Song by Song, Fesler Building

by cgindy

 “Big Mike” Williams continues our musical tour of the Herron High School campus with a tune about Fesler, Herron’s “newest” building constructed in the early 1960s and designed by Evans Woollen, III.  Our Herron tour will wrap up next with “Outro,” and then we move on to the Harrison Center tour!   The Hip Hoperetta Musical History Tours set to […]

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November 17th, 2016

The Hip Hoperetta Tour: Song by Song, Main Building

by cgindy

This summer, we told you about our Hip Hoperetta Musical History Tours, when we set to music the history of the Herron High School campus and the Harrison Center for Arts. We’re taking you on the tour, song by song. Listen to Main Building (written and performed by “Big Mike” Williams), a tune about the building you see below, designed […]

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November 15th, 2016

Former Intern Returns and Leaves Us With a Song

by Isabelle Matthies, High School intern

Listen to From the Swing Set in Tarkington Park here. Even experienced interns always have more to explore at the Harrison Center. Kevin Krauter, former HCA intern and multi-talented musician, returned this November to record music inspired by local Indy neighborhoods. Music: Foundations and Present As a child, Krauter participated in musical theatre and listened to […]

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November 9th, 2016

Genius Loci: Herman B. Wells and the Spirit of Place, Sunday, November 13

by Andrew Christenberry

Putting Down Roots, Kat Silver The Harrison Center for the Arts, in partnership with Dr. Richard Gunderman and the Spirit & Place Festival, are proud to present Genius Loci: Herman B. Wells and the Spirit of Place this Sunday, November 13 from 1:00 to 2:00 in the City Gallery: Indy’s Urban Living Center. What is […]

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November 8th, 2016

The Hip Hoperetta Tour, Song by Song: Museum Building

by cgindy

This summer, we told you about our Hip Hoperetta Musical History Tours, when we set to music the history of the Herron High School campus and the Harrison Center for Arts. We’re taking you on the tour, song by song. Listen to Museum Building, a tune about the building you see below, designed by Vonnegut and Bohn. Next stop on […]

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November 3rd, 2016

The Spirit of Place

by cgindy

detail, Comfort Creatures, Susan Fletcher Conaway This month, in partnership with the Spirit & Place Festival, we asked artists to ponder the question: “What is ‘home’ and what does it mean to us?” We often think of home as the building that offers us refuge from the world, or as the people who call us […]

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November 1st, 2016

A New Tradition

by cgindy

We are happy to announce something new for the holidays from our 16th Street neighbors to the east. The Oaks Academy Schools invite you to join them for their first Christmas Tree Festival, November 12-19 at the Middle School campus, 1301 E. 16th Street. Some of the city’s leading organizations are sponsoring Christmas trees that will […]

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