EXHIBITIONS: The Art Center galleries connect the community with nationally-recognized exhibitions featuring the artwork of local, regional and national artists. Rotating exhibitions run throughout the year and are always free and open to the public.


CURRENT EXHIBITIONS


Fall Exhibition Series

August 16-October 2, 2018


Current Mood


Current Mood is a group exhibition focusing on four Indianapolis emerging artists. Through their work, these artists are exploring a variety of subject and ideas, stringing together their daily lives, interests, and influences. Participating Artists: Amy Applegate, Josh Haines, Katie Norman, and Stuart Snoddy.


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Adam Manley: Ordinary Rendition


This series of objects utilizes the language of brand name mass-produced furniture such as IKEA. All of the objects are based on historical objects designed specifically for torture, brutality, and destruction of the human body: stockades, gallows, whipping posts, shackled chairs, waterboards, etc. This work follows a recent thread in Adam's practice: the destruction of commonplace functional objects as a symbolic way to address a cultural acceptance and normalization of systematic violence, by way of dehumanization.


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Dream Anywhere, Play Here Part 2

Danielle Graves & Nick Witten


Danielle Joy Graves and Nick Witten present “Dream Anywhere, Play Here Part 2,” the final installation in the work. DAPHP2 shifts the still, uncanny, dream world in part 1 into an uneasy, absurd reality like an amusement park that’s been deserted. Utilizing video and sculpture, Graves and Witten create a world that is inspired by and dissects the regional dialect of their childhood, shinning light on their own false narratives.


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Video Works by Constance Edwards Scopelitis


Represented by Long Sharp Gallery, Constance Edwards Scopelitis’ Digital Art Media works can be found within the Conrad Hotel, Indianapolis. For all inquiries on the work, please visit longsharpgallery.com.


Additionally, Scopelitis’ Digital Art Media and Graphite Drawings will be exhibited in a group show “Tech Effect” at the Cornell Museum in Del Ray, Florida. For information on this show, please visit their website – oldschoolsquare.org.


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Suzy Friedman: A Retrospective


This exhibition features the work of longtime Art Center student Suzy Friedman. Showcasing her paintings, mosaics, and pastel drawings, this show celebrates the life and legacy of Suzy and her commitment to art and community.


To honor Suzy’s extraordinary legacy, her family has established The Suzy Friedman Best of Drawing and Pastel Award that will be presented annually to a deserving student at the Indianapolis Arts Center. As a dedicated teacher of art and passionate student mentor throughout her life, Suzy would have been delighted to provide meaningful resources so that promising young people could pursue their love of creating art.


Fine art prints of Suzy’s extraordinary works remain available for purchase at SuzyFriedmanArts.com. Some of the net proceeds from the sale of prints benefit the Suzy Friedman Arts Fund at the Jewish Federation of Indianapolis. The fund supports art programs and art education throughout Greater Indianapolis.


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ARTSPARK

 

A MAGICAL COMPOSITION OF ART AND NATURE

 

ArtsPark, designed by Hoosier native and world–renowned architect Michael Graves, brings art, artists and the community together through interactive sculptures in an open–air setting. Not bound by traditional ideas of art education, ArtsPark provides Studios and galleries without walls, creating a place where art and nature harmonize.

 

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Experience ArtsPaark, 12 acres of interactive sculpture designed to stimulate all the senses. Meander through the varied landscape to uncover a palette of hues, fragrant vegetation, various textures, and sounds of wildlife. Explore a space designed for relaxation, reflection, and creation as the sun dances through the trees to create dappled patterns on the ground, soft flower petals are intertwined with rising sculptures. ArtsPark is your creative connection to culture, art and nature.

 

This natural creative playground showcases open-air studios developed for people of all ages and abilities to touch, play, create and grow. Discover the changing seasons, changing landscapes, and changing artwork, a place in an environment creative energy meets the forces of nature. More than 27 sculptures created by Indiana and internationally-known master artists adorn the landscape.

 

ArtsPark is home to ongoing concerts, festivals, films, workshops, youth camps, art classes, and the Broad Ripple Art Fair. The Indianapolis Art Center's ArtsPark is located in the heart of the Broad Ripple Village Cultural District along the Monon Trail and White River, where art, culture, commerce, entertainment, and recreation meet in this creative community–based park, planting and nurturing the seeds of creativity. Artspark was featured in the well-respected national architecture magazine, Landscape Architect.

 

ArtsPark is a dawn-to-dusk Studio and Studio space. No gates, no fences, no general admission charge.

 

FACULTY GALLERY

 

The Indianapolis Art Center’s Faculty Gallery in the Basile Studio Shop is an exhibition space dedicated exclusively to our current faculty members as an opportunity to showcase their talents and sell work directly to the public. Featuring work made by the very teaching artists that lead our educational and outreach programs, the Faculty Gallery features a wide array of mediums and price points.

 

GALLERY HOURS


Monday-Friday 9 am-10 pm
Saturday 9 am-6 pm
Sunday Noon-6 pm