Some say that Julian Opie’s electronic sculpture is an iconic symbol of community building in Downtown Indy, others say it’s just too expensive.
In addition to her role at the ACLU protecting transgender rights, she is integral in the organizing of #TransGlam and the Indy Pride Parade.
The proceeds raised by the deliberately bogus presentations — of ideas for projects that will hopefully never see the light of day — went to fund Indy Convergence’s artist residency program.
Uber's questionable tipping culture makes life more difficult for rideshare drivers and can be seen as a symptom of the American winner-take-all fever, as it were.
Checking out Harrison Center, Gallery 924, and Tube Factory, picking up some "Welcome Race Fans" posters, and learning that IMS will continue to release balloons on Race Day.
As the museum continues to shift gears by implementing aspects of its master plan, Indiana Forest Alliance and Newfields come to an understanding on the creation of a pollinator meadow in 100 Acres Park.
Chicago Tribune Columnist Lori Waxman, who will review 30 Artists’ work over three days at Herron, talks about the need that artists have for reviews, and developments in the art world at large.
The Indiana Poet Laureate will use the award to fund poetry workshops in underserved communities, to set up a digital poetry archive, and to maybe even offer nosh for workshop participants.
The ancient Jewish holiday of Passover, which uses the biblical story of Exodus as its backbone, can be used to highlight the historical suffering of Gentiles as well as Jews.
There are plenty of open mic events in Indy, but only a few that cater to the under-21 crowd. Mariah Ivey’s That Peace Open Mic is one of them.
In his keynote address at the Kurt Vonnegut Library's fundraiser, Salman Rushdie said that the 50-year-old Vonnegut classic Slaughterhouse-Five remains relevant.
On April 6, the museum unveiled $21.7 million in gifts and grants, and detailed ongoing plans, including the clearing of “nonnative invasives” in order to create a pollinator meadow.
Russall Beattie, creative director of The Empire Strips Back, talks about the evolution of the show from its origins in small Australian theater to its current 20-city North American tour.
Dan Grossman speaks with Tatjana Rebelle, founder of VOCAB Open Mic, about her life as a poet and activist, and about the Indianapolis spoken word scene that she knows so well.
A companion poem(s) to Dan Grossman's article "A Non-Zionist Passover Seder in Indy"
Tatjana Rebelle and her friends, including her co-host Corey Ewing, have created a spoken word series that welcomes all and that happens once every month at the White Rabbit Cabaret.
“Knowledge of the "Past is the Key to the Future (St. Sebastian)” by Robert H. Colescott
An opinion piece by Butler professor Bill Watts in NUVO exposed skepticism about Newfields in the arts community and beyond. But it also inspired some searching for common ground.
Recalling Lawrence Ferlinghetti's visit to the Circle City almost 20 years ago, and imagining if the 100 year old poet were to pay another visit today.
Arts editor Dan Grossman goes to a media preview night at OP Italian, finds out how the sausage is made, and eats it. A lot of it.
At approximately 12:30 p.m., March 22, rabbis from three Jewish synagogues in Indianapolis and their congregants began arriving at the Masjid Al-Fajr Mosque at 2846 Cold Spring Road.
A federal community development initiative that was conceived in the early days of the Trump administration was discussed at Kheprw Institute (KI) on Feb. 24., and was met by the audience with both curiosity and skepticism.
The artist Conner Green, who is drawn to dystopian architectural forms, is also a resident artist with Big Car Collaborative.
Editor and creative director Polina Osherov talks about the magazine and the mission of her organization to celebrate, create, and keep creative talent in Indianapolis. March 23 is the date for the Music Issue Launch Party.
The first major survey of work by Indiana native Samuel Levi Jones addresses oppressive American power structures.
Dan needs your help with a communal arts piece that specifically looks at the spoken word scene in Indianapolis.
If you like art that's playful and engaging, you'll love John Clark's Plans for Automatic Drawings; you might even be inspired to make some automatic drawings of your own.
Fonseca Theatre Company's Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill at The Linebacker features 14 classic Billie Holiday songs and a monologue.
Two concurrent shows at Edington Gallery/Christopher West Presents challenge preconceptions and first impressions.
Jes Cochran of Indiana Recovery Alliance discussing fentanyl testing strips
The Naloxone training by Indiana Recovery Alliance on March 9 was just one of many community-minded activities hosted by Rabble Coffee.
A conversation with Devon Ginn and Rachel Sahaidachny about points of convergence between Iconoclast Open Mic and the Indiana Writers Center.
What space should poetry occupy in publications, and in public discourse? Dan Grossman raises that question and offers up a poem of his own, based on his experiences at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
Jill Ditmire talks not only about her weekly arts program Curious Mix on WFYI 90.1, but also about her six-year-stint as owner of the Mass Ave Wine Shoppe.
Applications for the Artist and Public Life Residency program, a partnership between Big Car Collaborative and Riley Area Development, are accessible online.
From Justin Vining's colorful landscapes to the raw forms exposed by photographer Zach Carrico in his photography exhibition Queer Aura, there's something for every taste this First Friday.
2020 will be Beethoven's 250th Anniversary, and the Indianapolis Symphony will celebrate by presenting much of the German composer's output as part of its 2019-2020 season.
Pianist Emmet Cohen combines a love of tradition with some fearless jazz exploration, a combination which delighted the audience at the Jazz Kitchen this past weekend.
Donnybrook, Frank Bill's first novel, has been made into a motion picture, but don't expect the Hoosier author to abandon his hometown of Corydon for Hollywood anytime soon.
With news that Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has become America’s 61st national park, Dan recalls the summer his much-younger self spent at the Dunes as an assistant park ranger.
We ask leaders of nonprofit arts organizations, community leaders, and scholars to give us their best definitions of the term—and we'd also like to know yours.
Catching up with local actor Rob Johansen between his afternoon performance as Andy Warhol at Newfields and an evening performance as Mr. Dussel in The Diary of Anne Frank at the IRT.
Justin David Sears-Watson and Lauren Curry talk about the dance company's latest production, as well as about diversity in the local dance scene.
Shamira Wilson’s art—furniture, sculptural work, paintings and prints—is deeply rooted in her Kentucky upbringing
Interfaith allies in Indianapolis say they are working to create non-Zionist Jewish experiences available to disaffected Jews and others, as well as a community more inclusive of diverse points of view and more politically aware.