Pivot Gallery in the Stutz building, a mainstay of First Friday openings for the past four years, is closing. Pivot Gallery will present its final Farewell Show — a one-piece exhibition featuring work by Indianapolis artists Emma Overman, Caroline Mecklin, Chris Sickels, Ben Long, Dan Thompson, Paul Siebenthal, Susan Hodgin, Stephanie Robertson, Brian Myers, Susan Brewer, Constance Scopelitis, Laura LaForge, James Kelly, Larry Edicott, Sofiya Inger, Kipp Normand, Alex Peace and Jason Zickler — Friday, March 7.
The Pivot space has been operated by sister companies Print Resources and Pivot Marketing. Print Resources managed the gallery for three years as the Stutz Art Gallery. In 2007, Pivot Marketing assumed responsibility for the gallery, and renamed it the Pivot Gallery.
On April 1, Print Resources and Pivot Marketing will relocate their businesses out of the Stutz to a new, larger space along the Bush Stadium corridor at 1500 E. Riverside Drive, expanding their office space from 6,000 to 18,000 square feet. In a press release, Jenn Rarick of Pivot Marketing wrote, “We will miss the Stutz Building, the artists, our friends here and those who have supported and visited the gallery over the years. The gallery will close, but our commitment to the arts will continue.”
In March, Stutz artists will open their own gallery, Stutz Art Space, in another part of the building.