City Gallery

Let’s have a show! My show at City Gallery at the Harrison Center for the Arts (1505 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis) opens tonight! This is my first solo show in almost two years and I am so proud of this work.

It contains mostly new work, only two pieces were made prior to 2011, and focuses on the various neighborhoods in Indy in which I’ve lived throughout my life. We jump from Herron Morton Place to Meridian Kessler to the trendily-named SoBro. All neighborhoods with some history.

Urban living is what City Gallery is all about. Opening just a few months ago on the Delaware side of the Harrison Center, City Gallery seeks to strengthen Indy’s core neighborhoods. In addition to seeing monthly art shows it’s a place to find out more about housing opportunities, the age old “buy vs rent” question, to talk revitalization and more.

The show opens tonight, October 7, as part of IDADA’s First Friday Gallery Tour. In addition to me in the City Gallery, catch the funky William Denton Ray in the main gallery and the Indieana Handicraft Exchange Mini (featuring 30 artists, including my friend Sara B. of Sara B. Jewelry!) in the Gym.

Come see some art and socialize, why don’t cha?

-KJO

Art About Town

Last night I First Friday’d with my favorite jeweler, Sara B. Here’s some of what we saw and where we saw it…

The night began with Bodies of Work: The Figurative Work of Travis S. Little at the StutzArtSpace Gallery where I was finishing up some last minute prep for the opening. This was the Gallery’s first ever solo show (previously group shows only) and what a success! I hear rumors of some sales already.

Next up was Bound, a book arts show at the Harrison Center for the Arts and a chance to scope out their new City Gallery where I’ve submitted artwork to be considered.

It’s a map of Dublin?!

This was just because (outside the Harrison Center).

As for the rest of the night, the camera started to freak out so that’s it on pictures. We also saw Transcendence at Gallery 924 at the Arts Council of Indianapolis, Hungry Weeds (yay, Emily!) at Nancy Lee Designs and Photos Unfolding at Wug Laku’s Studio & Garage.

Never seem to make it down to Fountain Square…there’s just too much going on for one night!

KO

A Very Arty Weekend

In case you missed my show at Wug Laku’s Studio and Garage in February and March of this year (it’s okay, I understand. You were busy.), you can catch much of the artwork again this weekend at the Harrison Center for the Arts (16th and Delaware St.). It’s on view outside of the Harrison Gallery on the main level.

Also this weekend at the Harrison Center is the INDIEana Handicraft Exchange, a contemporary craft fair celebrating handmade goods.  I think you should visit with all the vendors, but especially my friends Kate Loar (Oh, Come On), Sara Bienecki (Sara B. Jewelry and Metalsmithing) and Heather Givans (Crimson Tate Modern Quilter). Cuz they’re way cool people.

I, of course, must also recommend taking a spin through the Talbot Street Art Fair, just around the corner from the Harrison Center, where you can check out the Hole Pottery (my mom) booth. It’s going to be a very arty weekend.

–Kate