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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)

Earlier Event: September 30
Wonderland Film Festival
Later Event: July 15
Holy Cross Neighborhood Mural