January 26th, 2018

Captured in an Instant: Abstract Views of the City

by cgindy

Next month in the City Gallery, see urban Indy in a whole new light when we present Captured in an Instant: Abstract Views of the City by photographer, Darrell Staggs. Staggs’ images represent what the artist “sees” as an extension of where most people only “look”. His work captures the abstract beauty that is all around, but often missed. […]

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January 19th, 2018

A Fresh Look at a “Cool” Genre

by Kipp Normand

Snow Scene at the Shrine of Benzaiten, 1844, Utagawa Hiroshige Hunters in the Snow, 1565, Bruegel the Elder I love landscape paintings. Yes, I know I know, landscape paintings have a bad rep – usually considered the purview of little old ladies, and fans of “safe” art (you know what I am talking about)… BUT…I […]

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January 4th, 2018

Winter in Indy

by cgindy

There’s no denying that winter has arrived in Indianapolis. Record-breaking low temperatures and a seemingly daily fresh dusting of snow will hardly let us forget. This month, in City Gallery, a group of talented artists remind us of the beauty that goes along with the deep freeze. “Winter in Indy” is a collection of landscape […]

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January 2nd, 2018

Porching

by cgindy

The very first thing I noticed inside the City Gallery of the Harrison Center was the pair of turquoise porch swings hanging in front of their front window.  These swings were inspired by the term Porching, which is a self-claimed term by the Harrison Center that puts an action to an everyday object. The act […]

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December 29th, 2017

Indy Urban Acres

by Doug Enas

“An empty stomach is not a good political advisor” -Albert Einstein As you pull into the lot of Indy Urban Acres, you are met with an elegant wooden canopy that stretches across the majority of the organic farm’s front property. It has a dirt floor and is lined with various flowers. As you walk through […]

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December 26th, 2017

Good Neighbors

by cgindy

When neighbors, Joe and Julie Whitsett completed the renovation of their stunning home, we were more than a little curious to see the finished product. The former taxicab company building that we share a parking lot with had been nothing but a shell without even a roof for many years. See it, we did as […]

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December 21st, 2017

Welcome to the New School

by cgindy

This community has a lot of history and making It stronger is our responsibility We were put here for a reason you know it’s meant to be To groom it, to grow and care for it carefully Putting in work and time to make this place greater Keeping it clean for now and for later […]

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December 19th, 2017

For the Arts and For the City

by cgindy

If you’ve been by the intersection at 16th & Delaware this month, you may have noticed a wiry figure riding across a Naplab map of Indy neighborhoods. Assemblage artist Chad Campbell designed our latest billboard, a spot we claimed several years ago as a “frame” to highlight local art. Our popular First Friday openings that feature […]

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December 17th, 2017

King Park

by Emma Hall

A number of Indianapolis neighborhoods have seen improvements in the past few years, but of these, one of the most remarkable success stories is that of the King Park neighborhood. This is a community comprised of the smaller Old Northside, Herron Morton Place, Kennedy King, Reagan Park, Fall Creek Place, Friends & Neighbors, and Crosstown […]

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December 14th, 2017

Celebrating Lift Indy with Song

by Emma Hall

  “Lift,” written and recorded by Nabil Ince (featuring Jake Hendershot) Lift Indy is a new program that works towards “equitable neighborhood revitalization through affordable housing, economic development, and placemaking.” The city of Indianapolis will choose a neighborhood every year to receive the Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships Program funding for several […]

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