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

 

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The Eighteen:

365+

 

On View: August 23 - October 15, 2021

 

365…Or in other words, a year is a measurement of time. It is said a lot can happen in a year, and that statement is truer than ever coming out of 2020. For The EIGHTEEN Art Collective, it has been a year since the Indy BLM Street Mural was completed. History was made last August, and the movement for change still continues. 365 days may mark the end of a year, but it also marks the beginning of another. That is the most important part of coming full circle.

 

The work continues. The creativity continues. We continue. Not just for one day, but for 365+.

 

Exhibition Closing Reception

WHEN: Friday, October 15, 2021
Closing Reception: 6:00-9:00 PM
Panel Discussion: 6:30 PM

 

Moderator: Temara Payton


As the 365+ exhibition at the Indianapolis Art Center comes to a close, most of the artists with works in the exhibition will participate in a panel discussion covering such topics as art, activism and entrepreneurship. Join the Eighteen Art Collective as they discuss life as a visual artist after the paint dries.

The discussion will take place Oct. 15 during the exhibition’s closing reception. Local entrepreneur Temara Payton will moderate.

365+ includes artwork created in the 365 days since the 18 artists came together to paint the Black Lives Matter mural on Indiana Avenue last year. 365+ is the artists’ second exhibition at the Art Center. EIGHTEEN ran from October to December 2020.

 

EIGHTEEN COLLECTIVE ARTISTS:

Wavy Blayne

Deonna Craig

Jarrod Dortch

Fingercreations 

FITZ

Pope Gaskins (formerly Billy Hoodoo)

Gary Gee

Ess McKee

Amiah Mims

John G. Moore

Ashley Nora

Rae Parker

Nathaniel Rhodes

Rebecca Robinson

Israel Solomon

Harriet Watson

Kevin West

Shamira Wilson 

 

Art Center Gallery Hours:

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

 

Exhibitions Programming for The Eighteen 365+ 

 

Esthesia Art Healing ($30)

 

With Pope Gaskins of the XVIII Collective

 

5:30-6:30, Friday, September 24, 2021

 

In this Creative Wellness workshop with artist Pope Gaskins, of the XVIII Collective, participants will explore esthesia, the mental process of awareness, in relation to artmaking. Those taking this workshop will participate in discussion around esthesia, and how this concept can be used to channel emotions into artmaking. Discussion and hands-on artmaking will both be utilized in this workshop.

 

Honoring Your Gifts… A Career in the Arts (Free)

 

With Rebecca Robinson of the XVIII Collective

 

7:00-8:00, Friday, September 24, 2021

 

Join Rebecca Robinson, of the XVIII Collective, for an artist talk in conjunction with 365+, now on display at the Indianapolis Art Center. Robinson will discuss not only the experience of making a career out of art, but also provide encouragement to creatives and artists to honor their craft and gifts - a topic covered in her book “Arts Honor.”

 

Over 15 years ago, Artist Rebecca Robinson decided to take her fine art to an entirely new level. “As an artist, it is my duty to push the envelope and create artwork that sparks a dialog and remains timeless." In addition to an education in Fashion Design, Rebecca majored in Visual Communications at North Carolina Central University. In her spare time, Rebecca donates paintings to charity, volunteers in civic activities and mentors artists and creatives. Rebecca has been featured in dozens of magazines, newspapers, television and by the National Endowment for the Arts.


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