May 31st, 2017

Urban & Suburban

by Emma Hall

Intern Emma Hall talks with two Oaks Academy Middle School students about their visions for the Monon 16 neighborhood, where their school is located.   I came into the interview with two big questions for students Grace and Jaden. I wanted to know what changes they would like to see in the Monon 16 neighborhood, […]

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May 26th, 2017

A Birthday Song

by Emma Hall

On May Wright Sewall’s 173rd birthday we remember her as a champion not only for  women, but for everyone. She is known for her fight for women’s rights, world peace, and education. She was a main leader of countless women’s rights organizations including the National Council of Women of the United States, the National Woman […]

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May 23rd, 2017

Riverside

by cgindy

Read about musician Emma Hall’s last song during her music residency, which centers around Riverside High School. My time at Herron High School continues to be incredibly important to me and everyday I think back on my experience there. I wasn’t awarded with “Most School Spirit” by my senior class for no reason. I am […]

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May 18th, 2017

Maple Crossing

by cgindy

Music resident Emma Hall discusses her song “Rising to the Same Sun” about the Maple Crossing neighborhood.   So much of my life revolves around 16th Street that I rarely spend time north of it. I live on the southside, but I spent many of my childhood weekends at the Harrison Center, went to Herron […]

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May 16th, 2017

Community Dreams

by Emma Hall

A new art installation has made its way to the Monon 16, capturing the dreams of the neighborhood. With Pre-Enactment just around the corner–October 7, 2017–a new installation has appeared on 16th street. The storefront semblance located on the corner of 16th and Yandes St. is now covered in pink “sticky notes”, loosely inspired by […]

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May 11th, 2017

Annual Art & Food Truck Festival

by Isabelle Matthies, High School intern

Join Herron High School this Saturday, May 13th from 4-9pm for the Annual Arts and Food Truck Festival! For the past five months, I’ve had the privilege of leading the Community Arts Council to plan this event, an annual show of student artistic accomplishments with the backdrop of food trucks galore. The Community Arts Council […]

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May 9th, 2017

Spelunking for Songs, an Ode to the Sound Cave

by Emma Hall

Music resident Emma Hall discusses her process for writing “Sound Cave”, a song about our one-of-a-kind recording studio. Writing a song about the place where you write songs is just as convoluted as it sounds. At all costs you must try to avoid describing the walls and ceiling. I did break that rule a little […]

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May 4th, 2017

Throwback Thursday with Ray Wyatt, the 500 and Porch Parties

by cgindy

  Do people TBT on blogs? They do now. 😉  On the eve of our 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 Porch Party at the Harrison Center, we thought we’d revisit the 100th Running, when this partnership between the racing community and porchers across the state began. Last year, we invited you to open your […]

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May 1st, 2017

Places

by Kate Oberreich

In 2011 Courtland Blade moved to Indianapolis. At the time his work focused on places of transience – spaces he viewed as “places that are not concerned with identity.” – stark, empty store aisles and cubicle filled offices, for example. These “non-spaces” as Blade referred to them, held no historical context and could exist anywhere. […]

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