RE:PUBLIC — Epiphany
Sep
28
3:00 PM15:00

RE:PUBLIC — Epiphany

Carl Pope,  The Bad Air Smelled of Roses: Epiphany , 2004-ongoing, 19 x 14 in; Letterpress poster.

Carl Pope, The Bad Air Smelled of Roses: Epiphany, 2004-ongoing, 19 x 14 in; Letterpress poster.

September 28, 3-6:30pm
Hoy Polloy
2121 E 10th St, Indianapolis, IN 46201
Free

Join us for an afternoon of readings and performances curated by Justin Brown and A Bowden. We'll also be launching a special print edition of Abstract. Follow @indcontemporaryand @hoypolloyartgallery for more information on lineup, schedule, and featured artists!


RE:PUBLIC is a space curated by Hoy Polloy in collaboration with I/C.

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RE:PUBLIC psychic workshop/
Sep
14
1:00 PM13:00

RE:PUBLIC psychic workshop/

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RE:PUBLIC psychic workshop/
Led by A. Bowden
at Hoy Polloy
2121 East 10th Street 
Indianapolis, IN 46201

This workshop is meant to help identify and redefine the psychic space as a physical factor active in our own healing and trauma. It discusses various causes of community trauma which are manifested and held at the psychic level. The information and exercises provided hopefully activate a need for emotional healing that leads to a more sustainable way to contribute to community building.

A presentation will be given to help navigate these spaces and concepts visually.

Statement from A. Bowden:

Hello,

There is no one cure or lone cause of community trauma. This presentation is meant to make the language and existence of a psychic space for healing accessible.

This is a conceptual approach to healing through identifying The Who,what,when,where, and why’s of community trauma aka the imploded community. These are artistic techniques for salvaging the self through the we.


A. Bowden, portrait by Anna Powell Teeter

A. Bowden, portrait by Anna Powell Teeter

A. Bowden is a conceptual artist living in Bloomington, IN. They believe in small towns, liminal states, and intention as form.

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I/C Book Club: Swimming Studies
Aug
3
12:00 PM12:00

I/C Book Club: Swimming Studies

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I/C Book Club Reads:
Swimming Studies by Leanne Shapton

Join us to read and discuss the first title in I/C's book club, Swimming Studies by Leanne Shapton. Recommended by artist Lauren Zoll whose work is featured in Synthesis, Swimming Studies "is a meditative work that explores what it is like to move from a world of competition and discipline to one of recreation and introspection, giving a fascinating glimpse into the private realms of swimming, and drawing." (from the author)

Read the books, collect the stickers, get a reward! Thanks to King Dough for sponsoring I/C Book Club.


Guests should bring the book to the discussion. BookFinder is a great resource! If purchasing a book is a financial difficulty, I/C may be able to help. Please contact hello@indcontemporay.org.

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Artist Talk: Lauren Zoll, Victoria Manganiello, and Julian Goldman in Conversation with Sarah Green
Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk: Lauren Zoll, Victoria Manganiello, and Julian Goldman in Conversation with Sarah Green

Join us for the opening of Synthesis and a conversation with artists Victoria Manganiello, Julian Goldman, and Lauren Zoll, moderated by Sarah Urist Green. Hear more about their work and process. A reception will follow the talk.

Parking is available in the Auto Value lot across on Washington Street or directly behind the Ash & Elm building. Street parking is also available on Hamilton or Jefferson.


 
 
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Opening Reception: Synthesis
Jul
17
5:30 PM17:30

Opening Reception: Synthesis

Lauren Zoll, Black Bean Solar Cell

Lauren Zoll, Black Bean Solar Cell

Join us for the opening of I/C’s first exhibition Synthesis at Ash & Elm. The exhibition brings together Brooklyn-based Victoria Manganiello and Julian Goldman and Indianapolis-based Lauren Zoll. Together they examine the intersections between cultural production, history, materiality, and technology.

Doors open at 5:30pm, with an artist talk at 6:00pm. A reception will follow. On Facebook here.

The exhibit opens July 17 and runs through August 4 at the Ash & Elm production space, adjacent to the tasting room. Parking is available in the Auto Value lot across on Washington Street or directly behind the building. Street parking is also available on Hamilton or Jefferson. Read more about the exhibition here.

Victoria Manganiello & Julian Goldman, Computer 1.0 (Untitled #5), 2018 Natural and Synthetic Fiber and Dye; Polymer Tubing, Motor Pumps, Computer Code

Victoria Manganiello & Julian Goldman, Computer 1.0 (Untitled #5), 2018
Natural and Synthetic Fiber and Dye; Polymer Tubing, Motor Pumps, Computer Code


 
 
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Sewing Circuits with Victoria Manganiello
Jul
14
3:00 PM15:00

Sewing Circuits with Victoria Manganiello

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Sewing Circuits with Victoria Manganiello
$15 includes materials and an Ash & Elm cider

In this hands-on workshop, learn the basics of designing and making an electrical circuit. With conductive thread, traditional sewing methods, and LEDs, the possibilities are endless! With an introductory technique demonstration, after the sewing workshop, you'll create and take home a hand-sewn circuit artwork that powers LED lights.

Class size is limited to 15.





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Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

Opening: Museum of Psychphonics

Back to earth: the Museum of Psychphonics re-opens its cosmic doors after a year-long hiatus during which it moved (it's still in the Murphy building, though!) and collected more multi-melodic curiosities and interstellar oddities. Designed and curated by artist Kipp Normand, iMOCA is happy to partner on this project, and we hope you can join us opening night, featuring DJ Dicky Foxxx, to see what's new (and ancient and yet-to-come) in this pocket-size portal to far-flung astral planes.

The Museum will be open to visitors Feb 22, 6-9pm, and Feb 23, 12-5pm. Regular hours for the Museum will be on First Fridays and by appointment throughout the year.

The museum is made possible by Deylen Realty, Inc., Blackline Studio, and the Efroymson Family Fund.

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Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Narciso’s Garden: Spring/Summer 2019

Designer Angel Olivera will present his Spring/Summer 2019 collection. A display of cocktail, formal, and special occasion looks for women. A collection inspired by the memorable tropical gardens of his grandmother. Full of color, and energy, displaying looks for a variety of sizes and ages.

A celebration of life, nature, and memorable love.

The Sanctuary on Penn

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Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Rachel Hayes Artist Talk

October 10, 2018

Rachel Hayes will discuss her body of work in her first Indianapolis exhibition Infusing the Scene, currently at the CityWay Gallery curated by the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art.

Metered street parking available; parking garage in the rear.

iMOCA is by the Efroymson Family Fund, The Indianapolis Foundation, Herbert Simon Family Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, Halstead Architects, ESL-Spectrum, R&M Electric, Buckingham Companies, National Performance Network, Visual Artists Network, Arthur Jordan Foundation, ArtsAlliance for Contemporary Glass, Centaur Gaming, 20×200, Bluebeard and Edington Gallery.

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Jul
15
12:00 PM12:00

Holy Cross Neighborhood Mural

Join iMOCA for a community paint day on a new mural in the Holy Cross neighborhood!

iMOCA partnered with the Holy Cross Neighborhood Association, Paramount School of Excellence, and Downtown Doggie to plan, design, and produce a large-scale neighborhood mural. This mural is located at Downtown Doggie, a small business housed in Holy Cross.

iMOCA received initial ideas and inspiration from the neighborhood association, then led a series of design workshops with 8thgrade students at Paramount School of Excellence. These students went from brainstorming and rough drafts, to working with professional designers to refine a cohesive neighborhood mural, reflecting ideas from the neighborhood association, students, and Downtown Doggie. Jeffrey Teuton and Yu Zhang of Phanomen Design donated in-kind services to finalize this design. Students began painting in early May, and a mural unveiling is scheduled for Saturday, August 11.

iMOCA at Downtown Doggie

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Dec
1
4:00 PM16:00

Englewood Project Celebration

Come celebrate as we wrap up the 2017 season of creative placemaking in the Englewood Village, a Great Places 2020 neighborhood. Join the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA), Englewood Community Development Corporation (ECDC), and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to celebrate The Englewood Project, Wonderland Film Festival, and public art installations by Indianapolis artists Josh Betsey, Quincy Owens and Gautam Rao.

Enjoy some treats and watch the premiere of The Englewood Project video featuring all tattoo and cross-stitch participants!

The Englewood Project video is screening at the CityWay Gallery curated by iMOCA during the month of December. It’s open daily 9am to 7pm but the space is frequently booked for private events so please call the Alexander Hotel at 317.624.8200 to schedule your visit.

The Englewood Project is sponsored by iMOCA, Englewood Community Development Corporation (ECDE), Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and Metamorphosis Professional Tattoo and Body Piercing.

For more information about Gohde and Todorava please visit http://kurtandkremena.com and http://lovelettertotheworld.com.

For more on Frank X Walker visit http://www.frankxwalker.com

iMOCA is supported from grants and funding from the Efroymson Family Fund, The Indianapolis Foundation, Herbert Simon Family Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, Halstead Architects, ESL-Spectrum, R&M Electric, Buckingham Companies, National Performance Network, Visual Artists Network, Arthur Jordan Foundation, ArtsAlliance for Contemporary Glass, Centaur Gaming, 20×200, Bluebeard and Edington Gallery.

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The Englewood Project is the Indianapolis based extension of the global artwork Love Letter To the World by Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova from Lexington Kentucky. Love Letter To the World was born from Kurt and Kremena’s desire to create a global community by intertwining poetry, tattoos, design, photography, spoken word, storytelling, and music. Frank X Walker, an NAACP Image Award winner, wrote the Love Letter To the World poem as both an apology and a renewed commitment to our troubled world. 130 participants will choose a line of text from the poem to have tattooed on their bodies for free while another 130 participants will choose to create cross-stitches from patterns based on the unique Indianapolis design.

This global artwork crosses 5 continents with tattoos in 12 different languages. The Englewood Project design features a unique graphic element highlighting the Englewood Village Community and Indianapolis. All tattoos and cross-stitches will be photographed to be included in a video-based artwork to premiere at a community celebration.

The Englewood Project video is screening at the CityWay Gallery curated by iMOCA during the month of December. Its open daily 9am to 7pm but the space is frequently book for private events so please call the Alexander Hotel 317.624.8200 to be sure the gallery is open to the public.

Sign up for a free tattoo or cross-stitch HERE
Find out more about the Love Letter To the World  HERE
Find out more about Kurt & Kremena HERE
All tattoos will be performed by co-sponsor Metamorphosis http://metamorphosisink.com

Important Dates
June 30, 2017 – sign-up deadline for priority tattoo phrase selection
August 1, 2017 – sign-up deadline for the tattoo and cross-stitch project
October 1, 2017 – completion deadline for the tattoo and cross-stitch project
October 20-22, 2017 – must have the tattoo or cross-stitch photographed
December 1, 2017 – communal celebration and video artwork release event

Scheduled tattoo dates:
Monday & Tuesday August 28 & 29, 1pm to 6pm
Monday & Tuesday September 11 & 12, 1pm to 6pm

*A basic black tattoo is paid for by The Englewood Project. An artist tip is expected, and at the expense of the participant. Color and modifications to the tattoo (including size), are also at the expense of the participant. Due to the nature of this project, additional designs or embellishments to the tattoo must be completed after the tattoo has healed and been photographed for the project.

This project is a sponsored by iMOCA, Englewood Community Development Corporation (ECDC) and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

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Sep
30
5:00 PM17:00

Wonderland Film Festival

September 30, 2017

Join us in celebrating films made by Near Eastside neighbors and beyond! Food and drinks will be available for purchase from Pia Urban Cafe & Market, Tlaolli, Gordon’s Ice Cream Parlor and Ash & Elm Cider Co.

Featuring:
Talent Show by Natisha Luke
TSIRK by Mark Rose
Chiaroscuro by Michelina Risbeck
Indy Food Council: Neighborhood Food Champions Program by Justin Brown
This is It by Zac Cooper
Depersonalization by Austin Daniel Clodfelter
Virginia Slim: Part One & Zero by Trent Wayne Tomlinson
Pukahontus by Stuart Snoddy
Indy Creatives: Series by Kurtis Bowersock
Reel-al-ty by Austin Tibbetts-Priester
Bang! by Kamisha Thomas from Pens to Pictures

This event is FREE and open to all people.

About Wonderland:
Wonderland Film Festival’s main goal is to get Indianapolis Near Eastside neighbors to make movies.

The idea for Wonderland Film Festival came from The Simpsons episode “A Star is Burns” in which the town of Springfield hosts a film festival showcasing short films made by all of the townspeople. In the process, a more profound and nuanced picture of each character is revealed.

Wonderland Film Festival is not just the festival itself, but the process of encouraging and teaching neighbors to tell stories, learning to make movies, building community and celebrating the results. This annual film festival is creating a unique and lasting tradition on one very special night of the year where anyone who wants to try amateur filmmaking can be celebrated for who they are in their neighborhood.

Commonwealth Gym
23 North Rural Avenue

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Aug
30
5:30 PM17:30

Englewood Project Cross-stitch Party

Join us for one of two cross-stitch parties for The Englewood Project. Participation is free and all materials are supplied. Whether you are a pro or a newbie come join us as we stitch together.

Cross-Stitch Parties:

Saturday August 19th, 10am to 12pm
Pia Urban Cafe,
2834 E Washington St.
(free coffee & muffins)

Wednesday August 30th, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Indiana City Brewing Co., 24 Shelby St.
(snacks provided & 1st drink on iMOCA)

A limited number of free tattoos are still available for sign-ups.

The Englewood Project is the Indianapolis-based extension of the global artwork Love Letter To the World by Kurt and Kremena. A global project intertwining poetry, tattoos, design, photography, spoken word, storytelling, and music. 130 participants will choose a free tattoo and another 130 participants will create cross-stitches from patterns based on the unique design highlighting the Englewood Village Community and Indianapolis. All tattoos and cross-stitches will be photographed to be included in a video-based artwork to premiere at a community celebration in December.

This project is a sponsored by iMOCA, Englewood Community Development Corporation (ECDC) and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC).

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Aug
19
10:00 AM10:00

Englewood Project Cross-stitch Party

Join us for one of two cross-stitch parties for The Englewood Project. Participation is free and all materials are supplied. Whether you are a pro or a newbie come join us as we stitch together.

Cross-Stitch Parties:

Saturday August 19th, 10am to 12pm
Pia Urban Cafe,
2834 E Washington St.
(free coffee & muffins)

Wednesday August 30th, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Indiana City Brewing Co., 24 Shelby St.
(snacks provided & 1st drink on iMOCA)

A limited number of free tattoos are still available for sign-ups.

The Englewood Project is the Indianapolis-based extension of the global artwork Love Letter To the World by Kurt and Kremena. A global project intertwining poetry, tattoos, design, photography, spoken word, storytelling, and music. 130 participants will choose a free tattoo and another 130 participants will create cross-stitches from patterns based on the unique design highlighting the Englewood Village Community and Indianapolis. All tattoos and cross-stitches will be photographed to be included in a video-based artwork to premiere at a community celebration in December.

This project is a sponsored by iMOCA, Englewood Community Development Corporation (ECDC) and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC).

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Aug
17
6:00 PM18:00

Level Up: Art Inspired by Gaming Culture Gen Con Reception

Join iMOCA, Twogether Studios and Cat Head Press for a special Illimat playing party. Check out the Level Up exhibition, meet a few of the artists, check out the Wonderscope and get an early chance to play Illimat.

A special silkscreened Carson Ellis poster will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefiting iMOCA. Illimat is a card game presented by The Decemberists and featuring artwork by Carson Ellis.

We celebrate Gen Con with Level Up: Art Inspired by Gaming Culture, August 4th to 26th at the Middle Space Gallery at Cat Head Press. The world of card and board games, sci-fi and pop culture icons like Star Wars are explored by artists: Gabriel Dishaw, Austin Falls, Mab Graves, Jason Lahr and Jason S. Cavan Deathbot Manufacturing. The exhibition features original artwork by Carson Ellis, known for her children’s book illustrations and artwork for the band, The Decemberists.

This exhibition is in conjunction with the Gen Con debut of Illimat. Illimat is a card game inspired by a game board created by Carson Ellis & Autumn DeWilde as a prop for a photoshoot for the band The Decemberists. As the band started playing more games on the road, they reached out to game designer Keith Baker to bring the prop to life as an actual game.

Illimat has the style and flavor of a classic card game with a dynamic twist. As you play, you combine cards and collect them, trying to gather more than your opponents. But hidden Luminaries and changing seasons can alter your plans. The game features a cloth board, metal tokens and illustrations by Carson Ellis. If you’ve ever enjoyed Hearts, Bridge, Casino, or Gin, Illimat will feel both familiar and unlike anything you’ve ever played before.

Twogether Studios is an independent game company founded by Jennifer Ellis and Keith Baker (creator of the card game Gloom and the Dungeons & Dragons campaign settingEberron). Twogether Studios is dedicated to producing tabletop games that bring people together. Twogether’s first game, Phoenix: Dawn Command,was released earlier this year after a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2015. http://twogetherstudios.com/

Cat Head Press is an Indianapolis based not-for-profit community center and fine art printmaking studio whose mission is to enrich and increase the well being of our community through investments in creativity and artistic expression. Cat Head Press provides area artists and the neighboring community a place to work, collaborate, and share ideas in a fully equipped facility space. They offer traditional fine art printmaking workshops, gallery space for exhibitions opportunities, art sales, and monthly First Friday events. Cat Head Press also offers open studio hours, memberships and free community events.

Parking can be found to the North of Cat Head Press in the Englewood CDC offices or to the west in the library’s parking lot.

iMOCA is supported from grants and funding from the Efroymson Family Fund, The Indianapolis Foundation, Herbert Simon Family Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Allen Whitehill Clowes CharitableFoundation, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, Halstead Architects, ESL-Spectrum, R&M Electric, Buckingham Companies, National Performance Network, Visual Artists Network, Arthur Jordan Foundation, ArtsAlliance for Contemporary Glass, Centaur Gaming, 20×200, Bluebeard and Edington Gallery.

Middle Space Gallery at Cat Head Press

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Jun
3
12:00 PM12:00

Benjamin Johnson Art Auction

For sale is the original Benjamin Johnson glass artwork created on April 8th during his recent Spacetime catalog release partysponsored by Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA). The materials are blown glass, overlay and murrine roll up cup overlay. It was created with UV reactive materials that cause it to glow in black light.

It is the latest object created by Johnson for his Spacetime series which explores themes and imagery of space and the moon throughout the lunar cycle. The Spacetime series has included two exhibitions, a catalog with gift and now the artwork for auction.

Shipping is not included. Indianapolis pick up is preferred. If shipping is desired, all packing, materials and shipment expenses will be the responsibility of the winner.

The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art is supported from grants and funding from the Efroymson Family Fund, The Indianapolis Foundation, Herbert Simon Family Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, Halstead Architects, ESL-Spectrum, R&M Electric, Buckingham Foundation, Murphy Arts Center, and the City of Indianapolis.

This auction closed on Saturday June 3rd.

iMOCA at CityWay

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Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

Englewood Ice Cream Social

Join us for an ice cream social at Englewood Recreation to kick of the 2017 Englewood Village creative placemaking season.

At 6pm we will announce this year’s Englewood Village Creative Grant projects and events. Lexington-based artists Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova will also be in attendance to discuss their upcoming Englewood Project, the culmination of a global artwork including participants from 5 continents with tattoos in 12 different languages.

The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA) and Englewood Community Development Corporation (ECDC), and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) are partnering to support creative placemaking projects within the Englewood Village Great Places 2020 area–the ¼ mile radius around E. Washington & Oxford. We define ‘creative placemaking’ as people coming together to make positive physical, economic, and social impacts in their neighborhood through art, culture, and creativity.

Location and Parking:
The Englewood rooftop hockey rink at 23 N Rural Street. If there is rain, the indoor gym will be utilized instead. Parking is available in the rear of the building with overflow in the lot to the north. Follow the signs to the stairs and elevator for the rink.

About Great Places 2020:
Great Places 2020 is a collective impact effort to transform strategic Indianapolis neighborhoods into walkable town centers of culture, commerce, and community in conjunction with Indianapolis’s bicentennial in 2020. Neighborhoods have been identified as these target areas for investments in livability, opportunity, vitality, and education to build on existing neighborhood momentum with a vision for vibrant, mixed-use neighborhoods welcoming residents and visitors alike.

This event is free and open to all ages.

Englewood Recreation

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Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Sarah Hobbs Artist Talk

Sarah Hobbs will discuss her body of work in her first Indianapolis exhibition Psychological Traces, currently at the CityWay Gallery curated by the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art.

Hobbs’ images are about the psychological space created by the compulsions and neurotic tendencies of human behavior. She photographs carefully constructed tableaus of domestic environments where common objects, arranged to excess, are evidence of irresistible impulses that plague human behaviors such as perfectionism, obsessive compulsiveness and social phobias. While humorous and haunting, these scenes of domestic life suggest that our most comfortable spaces can be the place of the most uneasiness.

Hobbs lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia and received a BFA in Art History and an MFA in Photography from the University of Georgia, Athens. Her work is in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbus Museum of Art (GA), Brooklyn Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago), and the High Museum of Art (Atlanta).

More about the artist: http://sarahhobbs.net/home.html

The talk will take place on Wednesday, April 19th at 7pm  in the CityWay Gallery curated by iMOCA located in the lower level of the CityWay on South Street. Parking is available in the CityWay garage and limited metered street spaces.

This event is presented in partnership with iMOCA, Buckingham Companies and CityWay.

iMOCA is supported from grants and funding from the Efroymson Family Fund, The Indianapolis Foundation, Herbert Simon Family Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, Halstead Architects, ESL/Spectrum, R&M Electric, Buckingham Companies, National Performance Network, Visual Artists Network, Arthur Jordan Foundation, ArtsAlliance for Contemporary Glass, Centaur Gaming, 20×200, Bluebeard and Edington Gallery.

iMOCA at CityWay

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Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

Benjamin Johnson Spacetime Catalog Release and Demonstration

Join us for a very special event with Indianapolis Glass artist Benjamin Johnson to celebrate the release of Spacetime, a catalog of Johnson’s recent iMOCA exhibitions. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and micro beer while Johnson demonstrates how he created his prints of the moon throughout the lunar cycle. Tickets are $50.00 each and attendees will receive their own copy of Spacetime and a special artist-made pint glass.  Space is limited to 30 guests only.

About Spacetime:
Spacetime depicts imagery of the moon throughout the lunar cycle. Johnson created 20 vitreography prints and 7 glass panels specifically for this exhibition. The glass panels were created with sand blast resist and diamond-engraving techniques, creating a unique surface texture in the prints. A second part of this exhibition featured a nine by fourteen foot installation of hand-pulled hot glass cane created with UV reactive materials and lit using special UV LED lighting, which makes the entire piece glow in the window space.

Johnson’s art, typically abstract and often inspired by occurrences in everyday life, is developed from his interest in color theory and texture. He uses both of those factors to create patterns in his decorative work that not only reveal layers within the glass, but also create a surface texture that is unique to his creations. Working on both large-scale installations and individual sculptural pieces, Johnson’s practice is unique among artists creating contemporary glass.

This exhibition was supported by the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass

About the Artist:
Johnson holds a BFA from Kent State University and his MFA from Ball State University. His education in glass extended beyond the university setting at the Corning Museum of Glass, Pilchuck Glass School, and Scuola del Vetro Abate Zanetti in Murano, Italy. His work has been shown in a number of exhibitions throughout the U.S. He has been published in Art Glass Today and the Corning Museum of Glass’s New Glass Review. Johnson has been a recipient of the Windgate Fellowship Grant Award, Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship, and Metropolitan Contemporary Glass Group Jerry Raphael Fellowship. He has been recognized as a Rising Star in contemporary glass at the Museum of American Glass in Millville, NJ.

For more information: www.benjaminjohnsonglass.com

The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art is supported from grants and funding from the Efroymson Family Fund, The Indianapolis Foundation, Herbert Simon Family Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, Halstead Architects, ESL-Spectrum, R&M Electric, Buckingham Foundation, Murphy Arts Center, and the City of Indianapolis.

Indianapolis Art Center

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Feb
25
7:00 PM19:00

Encounters: Constance Scopelitis, Jeffrey Teuton, and Anne Surak

Join us for a one-on-one meeting with artist Constance Edwards Scopelitis and curators Jeffrey Teuton and Anne Surak. Use this opportunity to network, receive professional advice and feedback, or create dialogue on an art-related topic.

Constance Edwards Scopelitis’ narrative artworks focus mainly on political and social justice issues whether her medium is oils, graphite drawings, or new digital media. Since 2012 she has had solo exhibitions in Detroit and Indianapolis and has been in group shows at SCOPE Miami, SCOPE NY, ART Miami NY, Palm Beach, Spring Masters at the Armory as well as the upcoming fair “Art on Paper” 3/2-3/5, 2017 in NYC. She was chosen as a jury finalist in time-based art at ArtPrize 8, 2016. She will have her first solo exhibition of drawings and video art in NYC at Long Sharp Gallery Project Space 3/8-4/22, 2017.

Anne Surak is an Indianapolis based cultural leader, curator, and art dealer with more than 15 years of experience creating collaboration-based projects and gallery exhibitions.  She is the owner of consulting firm, art + space, and was the inaugural director of Project 4 gallery in Washington DC. She is currently the Director of Exhibitions for Exhibit Columbus, an annual exploration of architecture, art, and design in Columbus, Indiana that seeks to celebrate Columbus’ design heritage, while making it relevant to new audiences.  The inaugural, city-wide exhibition opens August 26, 2017.

Jeffrey Teuton founded Keeler & Co. in 2013 after serving as Director of the Jen Bekman Gallery on New York’s Lower East Side. Teuton was a panelist for Jen Bekman Projects’ world renowned Hey, Hot Shot! competition, as well as with the curatorial team of  Bekman’s E-Commerce arm 20×200. He has lectured at numerous institutions as well as participated in both national and International festivals and seminars. His talks include both those on the current fine art market and the business of photography and contemporary art. He has curated more than fifty exhibitions over his time at the gallery and as an independent curator. Jeffrey loves cabinets of curiosity, especially those involving shells, bones and rocks. He is a practicing artist and an avid collector of artwork across all media.

iMOCA at The Murphy

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Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Tom Hubbard Artist Talk

November 1, 2016

Tom Hubbard is speaking about Recoil, an iMOCA commissioned installation of ceramic guns imprinted with names of events, quotes from speeches, and writings about guns in contemporary American culture. In addition, Hubbard is showing pieces from this series at the Indy 1500 Gun & Knife Show as would a gun manufacturer or show vendor. The artist will speak about the project and what was learned from this experience.

Recoil is currently on view at iMOCA at the Murphy until Nov. 19 and iMOCA at CityWay until Dec. 31, 2016. The presentation and catalogue are part of an artist residency sponsored by the National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network. NPN/VAN

About the Artist:
Tom Hubbard is an interdisciplinary artist working on design, fine art and public art projects. His approach is rooted in his design training and the belief that the solution often comes from the problem. Through a process of inquiry, research and immersion, he explores, interprets and distills visual opportunities to reach solutions that are at once specific, unique and meaningful. As a result, Hubbard has produced work ranging from corporate identity systems and packaging to public art installations and exhibitions of photography, mixed media and ceramics. His work has been exhibited widely in both the U.S. and The Netherlands and is included in several private and corporate collections. In addition to his commission for iMOCA, he is working on several public art projects in both Cleveland and Columbus, OH

Tom Hubbard was born in San Francisco, CA and received a BFA from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. Hubbard grew up in the Midwest and lived in New England as well as The Netherlands and Northeast Ohio before moving to Augusta, GA in 2016.

About NPN/VAN:
Through philanthropic support and partnerships, the NPN/VAN pursues its vision of “fostering diversity and artistic exploration, to integrate the arts into public experience, further artistic pluralism and act as an advocate for cultural equity and social justice. Its vision for the world is egalitarian, innovative and collaborative.”

Paula Katz writes in the catalogue that “Recoil is a long time in the making, not just in the literal labor to fashion it – a huge undertaking – but also through the social and historical place from which it draws context. While one could argue the gun control debate from which Recoil derives its framework goes back to the initiation of the Second Amendment, this detailed artwork leans more toward recent events.”

This project is made possible in part through support from the National Performance Network’s Visual Artists Network. Major contributors are the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Ford Foundation and Pollock-Krasner Foundation.

iMOCA at the Murphy

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Oct
30
12:00 PM12:00

20×200 + Jen Bekman Print Sale

Jen Bekman’s 20 X 200 is selling an exclusive limited-edition print by New York Artist William Powhida benefiting iMOCA. The print comes in four sizes with prices ranging from $24 to $1200.  Each museum-quality and carefully packaged piece comes with an artist-signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.

While hardly a definitive list nor one that will persuade you to stop packing the U-Haul, William Powhida’s “Why You Shouldn’t Move to New York” lovingly takes the piss out of the city. Its satire and tongue-in-cheek humor, like other works and projects in Powhida’s portfolio, start a frank conversation and provide an entry point for ruminations on the structure, building blocks, and ridiculousness of the art market. Or you can chuckle lightly and walk on to the next booth at the art fair. But it isn’t all for laughs—funds from this edition go towards the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA). -Jeffrey Teuton, Indianapolis Artist, Curator, Writer and  iMOCA Board Member

20 x 200 has been introducing incredible artists and exclusive limited-edition artworks to collectors since 2007 and has released more than 1,000 editions by more than 300 artists—legendary, established, and emerging.  They believe that everyone can—and should—collect art, and that artists should have more opportunities to make a living by making work. Their motto from the start has been It’s Art for Everyone®, and it always will be.

To purchase or learn more about the print and artist, please visit 20 X 200 here.

iMOCA Print Sale

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Oct
8
6:00 PM18:00

Halloween Bag Printing Party

A Halloween Party collaboration between iMOCA, Cat Head Press and Englewood CDC. Create a custom screen printed trick-or-treat bags, decorate pumpkins, and more!

This event is a sponsored by iMOCA, Englewood Community Development Corporation (ECDC) and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Cat Head Press

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Aug
20
12:00 PM12:00

Englewood Block Party

The final event of the Englewood Summer Concert Series will feature live music, local food vendors, games and more. Featuring local musicians Harriet Gaither & Friends, Brandon Wadley, Ray Wyatt, and Jerod & Amber, as well as great food available by Pia Urban Market and Cafe, ice cream by Gordon’s, and ciders by Ash and Elm.

*entry to this event is FREE, but we encourage you to support our local businesses by purchasing food from our vendors!

This event is a sponsored by iMOCA, Englewood Community Development Corporation (ECDC) and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

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Jul
21
6:00 PM18:00

Elizabeth Garvey Meet & Greet

New York gallerist Elizabeth Garvey will speak about Kate Carr: (Un)Folds currently at iMOCA.

Elizabeth K. Garvey is the co-founder and owner of Garvey Simon Art Access. She has been a fine art dealer and advisor in New York City for over 20 years and leverages her professional relationships with galleries, auction houses, private dealers and artists to offer clients a relaxed entry into the often intimidating visage of the New York art world.

iMOCA at the Murphy

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Jul
16
6:00 PM18:00

Englewood Neighborhood Film Festival and Summer Concert Series

Enjoy movies made in and beyond the neighborhood, projected on the big screen! Live music, food and drinks, free admission!

Hosted by the Englewood Neighborhood Film Festival and Englewood Summer Concert Series.

This event is a sponsored by iMOCA, Englewood Community Development Corporation (ECDC) and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Disfrute de películas filmadas en el vecindario y en la ciudad proyectadas en la pantalla grande! Música en vivo, comida y bebidas!

16 de Julio 2016 de 6-9 pm
3005 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46201

Este evento es gratis y para personas de todas edades.

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Jun
18
4:00 PM16:00

Art Shack Exhibition and Englewood Summer Concert Series

Artists including:
Jamie Pawlus
Gautam Rao
Brent Aldrich
Judie Sloan
Carla Knopp
Copy Culture
Teayarnna Williams
Jennifer Delgadillo
Daniel Del Real
John Clark
Erin K. Drew
Kaylyn Fox
Greg Boll

Concert featuring Dream Chief
Local food vendors: Pia Urban Cafe & Market, Tlaolli, and Ash & Elm Cider Co.
Art Shack open 12-9pm
Concert from 6-9pm Englewood Summer Concert Series

Events all day including:
Cat Head Press: Printshop and Artist Cooperative Grand Opening 4-9pm, Presentation at 5pm
Unveiling The Droops newest mural!
Lantern Making

Support from The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA), Englewood Community Development Corporation (ECDC) and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

3002 E Washintgont St, Indianapolis, 46201

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May
25
6:00 PM18:00

James Wille Faust Meet & Greet

James Wille Faust will be speaking about his latest body work on display currently in Color Meditations. This exhibition of paintings, sculptures and video, presents a selection of the last two years of Faust’s studio production. Faust is widely known for his abstract paintings and sculptures that employ color to convey emotion and meaning, often with the use of illusionistic effects. Color Meditations refers to the specific body of work within this exhibition where the artist implements large areas of pure color forming arcs and chords as a form of visual meditation.

Funding for this exhibition is made possible by the Herbert Simon Family Foundation with additional support from Steven C. Pettinga and Michael G. Byrum.

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Feb
18
6:00 PM18:00

Great Places Launch Party

It is a kick off party to announce the winning proposals for Great Places Near Eastside creative placemaking projects 2016!

The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA) and Englewood Community Development Corporation (ECDC), and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) are partnering to support creative placemaking projects within the Near Eastside Great Places 2020 area–the ¼ mile radius around E. Washington & Oxford. We define ‘creative placemaking’ as people coming together to make positive physical, economic, and social impacts in their neighborhood through art, culture, and creativity.

About Great Places 2020:
Great Places 2020 is a collective impact effort to transform strategic Indianapolis neighborhoods into walkable town centers of culture, commerce, and community in conjunction with Indianapolis’s bicentennial in 2020. Three neighborhoods have been identified as these target areas, including the ¼ mile neighborhood centered around East Washington and Oxford Streets on the Near Eastside; 38th and Illinois Streets; and West Michigan and King Streets. Investments in livability, opportunity, vitality, and education build on existing neighborhood momentum with a vision for vibrant, mixed-use neighborhoods welcoming residents and visitors alike.

Englewood Recreation Indianapolis

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