December 13th, 2017

For the Love of Markets

by Doug Enas

“We have food deserts in our cities. We know that the distance you live from a supplier of fresh produce is one of the best predictors of your health. And in the inner city, people don’t have grocery stores. So we have to figure out a way of getting supermarkets and farmers markets into the […]

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December 7th, 2017

Wise Farmer

by Doug Enas

  “To preserve our places and to be at home in them, it is necessary to fill them with imagination. To imagine as well as see what is in them. Not to fill them with the junk of fantasy and unconsciousness, for that is no more than the industrial economy would do, but to see […]

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December 5th, 2017

Bulldogs in the City

by Katelyn Castiglia

The Butler Bulldogs have made the Butler-Tarkington area home base since 1928, but bulldogs roam throughout the city. As part of Butler’s core curriculum, students are required to complete an ICR (Indianapolis Cultural Requirement), which consists of a semester of volunteering somewhere outside of the Butler “bubble.” The ICR is also paired with a variety […]

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November 30th, 2017

From Dusk to Dawn

by cgindy

The City Gallery is pleased to present “From Dusk to Dawn,” new work by Kristin Divers. Divers, an accomplished pastel artist, has worn many hats at the Harrison Center, as a patron, studio artist and board member. For this show, she made a break from the figurative work she has shown here in past exhibits, […]

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November 28th, 2017

Lift Indy: Monon 16

by cgindy

  Across the country, communities are trying to figure out how to revitalize a neighborhood without displacement. We believe that the arts can provide a solution to this program. People are displaced when they are not known or valued. The arts will elevate the neighborhood story and the long term residents so that they are […]

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November 21st, 2017

Some Maple Crossing Music

by cgindy

The area recently dubbed Maple Crossing, centered around 38th and Illinois St, north of downtown Indy is a focal point of the Harrison Center’s place-based city and community-building efforts. There are a plethora of musical works that came from and are driven by this neighborhood, featuring collaborations, and even soundbites contributed by a few locals […]

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November 19th, 2017

The John Herron Art Institute

by Emma Hall

  With both Herron School of Art and the Herron Morton Neighborhood carrying his name, one would assume that John Herron was some kind of famous politician, architect, or artist. That, however, was not the case. John Herron was a real estate investor who owned a great deal of land. Beyond that, there wasn’t much […]

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November 16th, 2017

Collaborations Enhance Songwriting Residencies

by Okara Imani

Our musical endeavors in 2017 were, in large part, fueled and enriched  by creative collaboration, bringing together different styles, methods, and mediums to present the city with organic place-based work. Nabil Ince graced us with his music stylings during a short singer/song-writing residency, featuring various areas of city-building focus and two other music residents from […]

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November 14th, 2017

A Look Back: Songs of Monon 16

by Okara Imani

Revisiting 2017’s place-based soundtracks to the city, we would like to highlight a few key pieces produced by our musicians and songwriting residents! Emma Hall is a folk singer/ song-writer who created music inspired by various features of the city, including the Monon 16 neighborhood. This area was a major focus of our place-based work in 2017 […]

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November 7th, 2017

On the Cultural Trail

by Emma Hall

  On the Cultural Trail, written and recorded by Chad Caroland When Brian Payne, president of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, was chosen to be a Cultural Development Commissioner, he was tasked with finding new ways to promote Indianapolis’s cultural facets. He devised a plan to connect Indy’s Cultural Districts, Massachusetts Avenue, Fountain Square, The […]

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