Dan Grossman
Arts Editor

My areas of reporting and writing converge on my interest in arts, religious faith, and social equity, issues that are frequently intertwined in my reporting.

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I am pursuing stories at the intersection of arts, faith, and culture that explore issues of social equity.

My areas of reporting and writing converge on my interest in arts, religious faith, and social equity, issues that are frequently intertwined in my reporting.

Voices
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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. 

Arts
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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.

Equalrepresentation
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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.

Arts
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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.

Interfaith Dialogue
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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.

Equalrepresentation
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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.

Arts
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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.

Arts
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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. 

Arts
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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.

Equalrepresentation
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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.

Food
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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.

Equalrepresentation
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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. 

Equal Representation
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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.

Arts
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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. 

Equalrepresentation
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The Naloxone training by Indiana Recovery Alliance on March 9 was just one of many community-minded activities hosted by Rabble Coffee.

Voices
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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. 

Visual
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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.

Stage
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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.

Stage
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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.

Voices
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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.

Arts
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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.

Performing
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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.

Visual
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Shamira Wilson’s art—furniture, sculptural work, paintings and prints—is deeply rooted in her Kentucky upbringing

Interfaith Dialogue
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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.