December 29th, 2016

IHCDA’s CreatINg Places Doubles Your Support for Monon 16

by cgindy

Donate here.   Recently, we announced that in 2017, we will be partnering with the local theater community to reimagine the Monon 16 neighborhood as it ought to be—equitable, vibrant and just. And thanks to a new initiative of the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), our fundraising for this initiative is getting quite a […]

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December 27th, 2016

Hip Hoperetta, Song by Song: The Harrison Gallery

by cgindy

Our Hip Hoperetta tour of the Harrison Center continues with one of our best known and loved spaces, the Harrison Gallery, where new art has been shown most every month for the past 15 years. The next stop on our tour will be the historic sanctuary, built in 1902.   The Hip Hoperetta Musical History Tours set to […]

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December 22nd, 2016

Hip Hoperetta, Song by Song: The Gymnasium

by cgindy

It has been the site of wedding receptions, birthday parties, bicycle polo matches, craft fairs, fashion shows, and, yes, even basketball games. The Harrison Center’s historic 1920s-era gymnasium is the fourth stop on the HCA Hip Hoperetta Tour. “Big Mike” Williams steps in to rap the story. Next stop, the Harrison Center’s most prestigious exhibit space, the Harrison Gallery. […]

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December 20th, 2016

Hip Hoperetta Tour, Song by Song: An Interlude

by cgindy

Our third stop on the Harrison Center Hip Hoperetta Tour takes us out of the Speck Gallery and through the foyer that features the op-art of the gallery’s namesake, Stephen Peck. We pass by the studio of encaustic artist Elizabeth Guipe Hall and jewelry designer Allison Ford before the tour’s next stop, the historic gymnasium. Enjoy […]

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December 15th, 2016

Holiday Window Tour 2016

by cgindy

In 2015, Herron School of Art + Design graduate student Stefan Eicher coordinated the Harrison Center’s first ever Holiday Window Tour. On First Friday, Tinker Coffee in hand, we strolled around the building, taking in the two dozen or so displays that brought the building and the block to life. We continued to enjoy the uniquely festive windows throughout the […]

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December 13th, 2016

Pre-Enactment Theater is Coming to Monon 16

by Emily Vanest

Donate to #PreEnactIndy here. Casting a vision Picture a sunny autumn day in a bustling urban neighborhood. You step off your front porch, greet your neighbor, and stroll down the street to your community coffee shop. As you sit outside the cafe, you overhear the two senior citizens next to you discussing their mentoring program and […]

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December 8th, 2016

The Hip Hoperetta Tour, Song by Song: Speck Gallery

by cgindy

We’re on to our second stop on the Harrison Center Hip Hoperetta Musical History Tour. The recently renamed Speck Gallery was originally a church chapel before it was reclaimed as a gallery space and named Gallery No. 2. Listen as Okara and Sammie give us the history of the room and the inspiration behind the […]

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December 6th, 2016

The Hip Hoperetta Tour, Song by Song: City Gallery

by cgindy

It is time to embark on a new Hip Hoperetta musical history tour! This time, the focus is our own Harrison Center for the Arts. The tour begins with the City Gallery, a space dedicated to showing art that celebrates place and provides resources to those wishing to learn more about our urban Indy neighborhoods!   […]

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December 1st, 2016

The Hip Hoperetta Tour: Song by Song, Outro

by cgindy

Our Herron tour wraps up with “Outro.” We hope you have enjoyed learning about the history of the Herron campus through song. The next tour will take us to the Harrison Center for the Arts beginning right here in the City Gallery!   The Hip Hoperetta Musical History Tours set to music the history of the Herron High School campus and the Harrison Center […]

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