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-September 25, 2019

 

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CHROMA

Chroma will showcase local and national painters working intuitively in bold statements of color. Guided by abstraction and formalism, Chroma touches upon the relationship between artists and painting while showcasing the love affair with materials, technique, and pigment that many brush-wielders hold dear to this day.

 

Chroma Artists:

Susan D. Brewer
Hector Del Campo
Heather Ward Miles
Molly Fish
Carla Knopp
Wendy Franklin
Andrew Townsend

 

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Consuming – Jen Broemel

It is consuming. It consumes me. I am consumed. People are always curious about how long this work takes me. The patience I must have to create these works. But truth be told, when I am working in this way, on these works, time and patience are not of essence or concern. I am exactly where I want to be, doing exactly what I want to be doing. I am consumed with the present moment, the process is very meditative, in all its stages. I have curated my process to include only the parts of the making that I enjoy. I am overjoyed to have found this thing, my thing, of experimenting with cloth, thread, color, and texture. Following my intuition to let the elements come together, to come apart, and to perhaps be reassembled. Using repurposed, thrifted, everyday materials, to do my small part to show that we need not consume more to make something special or beautiful. I am overjoyed to share this work with you. I hope you sense that joy, and I hope that you are inspired to find the thing, your thing, that thing that consumes you.

 

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Surrender – Jamie Lynn Williams

When I was sixteen years old, I was diagnosed with extreme hyperopia and convergence insufficiency. I was told by my optometrist that I would be blind by the time that I was in my mid-twenties. Later an ophthalmologist stated that in his nine years of practice, he had never treated someone as farsighted as I was who did not have cataracts. The more that I believed this prognosis, the worse my condition became. Today, I am twenty six years old, and I have embroidered, tatted, beaded, sewn and appliqued this entire body of work without the use of corrective lenses, magnifying glasses, contacts, surgery, or physical therapy.

 

My vision is clear, and my eyes are perfect as they are. It is certain to me that I am a part of the same source that gives life to this world. I know now that I have the power within me to heal myself. What separates one individual who recovers with the same condition undergoing the same treatment from another individual who does not? I have come to the conclusion that all medicine is metaphor. Whether you prefer pills or crystals, these interventions only work because we choose to believe in them. I chose to believe in love more than I believed in what the medical authorities had determined possible for me. The result is this exhibition.


SMART EXHIBITION

NAVIGATION


JUNE 21-AUGUST 7, 2019

OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, JUNE 21 from 6-9 PM

PROGRAM AND AWARDS CEREMONY: 7 PM


Each year, a theme or concept guides the projects and discussions that take place in the SMART studio and this year that theme was "Navigation." Please join us in celebrating the journey of these diverse artists. Students selected for SMARTplus and the Teen Internship Program will be announced during the Awards Ceremony.


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SMART+ EXHIBITION

FRACTURE


JUNE 21-AUGUST 7, 2019

OPENING RECEPTION: JUNE 21 from 6-9 PM

PROGRAM AND AWARDS CEREMONY: 7 PM


"Fracture" is an exhibition of artwork created, curated, and installed by the students in the Indianapolis Art Center's SMART+ Program. Participating teen artists and graduates from the SMART program are supported by a professional artists and their individual adult mentors in their experimentation with new art forms, exploration of careers, and the preparation of their own art show in the short span of a year!


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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