April 28th, 2017

Everlasting City

by cgindy

Gotta hand it to persistence We finally found our only chance I feel the spirit The soul of this place Freedom honeysuckle sweet The grief all fades away In this Everlasting City A plot of Opportunity Grows from Monon 16   We are excited to share another song from our talented resident singer/songwriter, Emma Hall. […]

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April 25th, 2017

Urban Lumberjack

by Nikki Owens

“Indy Urban Hardwood is the creative problem solving of Brian Presnell and the introduction of urban milling into the Indianapolis design scene. Many cities across the Midwest are facing an excess of dying ash trees due to the emerald ash borer.  This epidemic has lead to the clearing of trees and a surplus of firewood […]

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April 20th, 2017

Regret, Nostalgia and Hope

by Emma Hall

Emma Hall is participating in the Harrison Center’s singer/songwriter program, writing and recording place-based music during her 10-week residency. Writing this song required extensive research into the Monon 16 neighborhood. Before I started my music residency at the Harrison Center, I didn’t know much about Monon 16, its rich history, or its decline. I tried […]

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April 18th, 2017

Schooled

by Aine Montgomery, high school intern

In partnership with local theater troops and community leaders, the Harrison Center is proud to introduce Pre-Enactment Theater, a performance arts program to encourage neighborhood development and pride in the Monon 16 area. This is the third in a series of posts dedicated to preserving the golden-days memories of this neighborhood while looking forward to […]

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April 13th, 2017

Start Your Engines!

by cgindy

This year marks the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 and the folks at the 500 have come up with all sorts of ways to join in the fun. Our personal favorite? The porch party, of course! We’re kicking off the season with a porch party at the Harrison Center on First Friday, May 5th from 6 to […]

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April 11th, 2017

“I bet they’ve got some stories…”

by Isabelle Matthies, High School intern

In partnership with local theater troops and community leaders, the Harrison Center is proud to introduce Pre-Enactment Theater, a performance arts program to encourage neighborhood development and pride in the Monon 16 area. This is the second in a series of posts dedicated to preserving the golden-days memories of these neighborhoods while looking forward to […]

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April 6th, 2017

Pairings

by Isabelle Matthies, High School intern

With a mumbled greeting I drop my backpack and make a beeline to the coffee machine, ever-faithful savior of my morning sanity. This is no generic gas station or even Starbucks coffee. On-brand as always, the City Gallery’s caffeinated elixir is about as local as it gets, proudly processed down the street at Tinker Coffee […]

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April 4th, 2017

Verdure in the City Gallery

by cgindy

verdure[vur-jer] noun 1. greenness, especially of fresh, flourishing vegetation. 2. green vegetation, especially grass or herbage. 3. freshness in general; flourishing condition; vigor. This month in the City Gallery you can see new work by Alicia Zanoni and Brendan Day, and you’ll be green with envy over these paintings! Following the lead of our annual FoodCon convention, Alicia […]

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