July 13th, 2017

Meet the Millers of Fall Creek Place

by Amy Sheldrake Eddy

When Craig and Nikki Miller decided the time was right to move to Indiana, they didn’t know exactly what to expect.  They’d lived in Washington, D.C. for the past 12 years, and all their shared history was attached to that place: careers, marriage, friends, and the births of their first three children.  Craig was returning […]

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July 11th, 2017

Growing up on “The Hill”

by TeenWorks

TeenWorks participants have been interviewing past and present residents of the neighborhoods surrounding Monon 16 to gather their stories as we prepare for Pre-Enactment Theater October 7, 2017. This Indianapolis theater and arts collaboration is the first of its kind and will serve as a national model for creative placemaking and neighborhood revitalization. by Tycorian Roberson […]

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July 6th, 2017

New Kid on the Block

by Nikki Owens

This month in the City Gallery, artist Kyle Ragsdale has a new show opening and it’s all about neighbors. Ragsdale took inspiration from his own friends and neighbors on Pleasant Street in the Fountain Square neighborhood–particularly a new kid on the block who is always running around looking for kids to play with. The neighboring kids […]

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June 27th, 2017

Tarkington Park

by cgindy

Today she felt something she never felt before Aye freedom it’s a coming knockin’ on her door Said come outside I gotta show you something more There ain’t no limits to the worlds you can explore A day at the park Changed her whole life Forever Tarkington Park, located at 39th & Illinois in the […]

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June 22nd, 2017

Heaven Sent

by cgindy

Can you make me A santa claus suit? Can you make me A santa claus suit? You were exactly What I needed How’d you get here? You heaven Sent You heaven Sent You heaven Sent How’d you get here Must be heaven Sent For 40 years, Costumes by Margie has been an anchor of the […]

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June 20th, 2017

The Local, by Jack Wickes

by Nikki Owens

Capitol at Sunset For the month of June the City Gallery is featuring a show of place-based photography titled The Local, by Jack Wickes. Jack Wickes and his wife Julia lived in Indianapolis in the early years of their marriage, leaving for a few years for Washington DC. Jack, a Vietnam veteran, attended Indiana University and […]

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June 13th, 2017

Drawn in by the Porch

by cgindy

I had to make the time to thank you For all the love you always send I’m thankful for the porch that drew me to you Because in you I found a friend Because in you I found a friend When all I needed was a friend Over the last year, we have celebrated Maple […]

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June 8th, 2017

Barbershop a Blessing

by cgindy

I don heard em say Cheatham and Moore they a pillar They don said that I’m neighborhood figure When we moved to Illinois and 38th I don been blessed and safe I don got a testimony lemme testify I don heard a lot of brothas say the barber changed they life Thank you for your […]

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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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