Five Questions With Ben Johnson

Last year, the Indianapolis Art Center, in conjunction with the Robert H. McKinney family, awarded Art Center Glass Blowing studio chair Ben Johnson the sixth Skip McKinney Faculty Award. The $20,000 fellowship is given to an Art Center faculty member who exhibits excellence in his/her art, excellence in teaching and focuses on building community through art.   Johnson took his first glass blowing class at the Indianapolis Art Center and has since received a B.F.A. from Kent State University, an M.F.A. from Ball State University and several awards and fellowships for his work in contemporary glass, including the Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis. Johnson will be showing new work, created for the Skip McKinney Faculty Award solo exhibition, in conjunction with the Annual Faculty Show, opening Friday, October 13, 2017.  Continue reading

Fall At The Indianapolis Art Center

  One of the best parts of the Art Center being located in the beautiful city of Indianapolis, is that we get to experience all the seasons. ArtsPark is especially beautiful with the trees and sculptures changing, showing us there are so many different ways to experience art we think we already know. There is always something new to look at and learn about.  Continue reading

Our Street Is Us And We Are It

"Our street is us and we are it. Our street is where we like to be, and it looks like all our dreams."  Continue reading

Scientist Discovers She’s also an Artist

"I became a skilled ceramicist; I learned to weld, mix glazes and sculpt. And I provided a nourishing community of emotional and creative support to my family. I was proud of myself again, as an accomplished adult and as a mom." Continue reading

Summertime at the Indianapolis Art Center

  Our art studios are alive with activity and color... Continue reading