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Improvisation, graffiti, faith, and more!
Dive in to the stories behind the paint as Midwest Street Art’s Pete Brown and a local graffiti artist talk about the artists featured in Midwest Graff and their work, answer questions from audience members and discuss the history of SubSurface, Indy’s annual Labor Day weekend graffiti jam. Later, re-group in Fountain Square to get an up-close-and-personal look at this often-misunderstood art form via a walking tour of freshly painted SubSurface walls.Presented by Spirit & Place and Midwest Street Art.
A Competition about Race Winner Announced!
Opening Night Event of the 2013 Spirit & Place Festival
Friday, November 1, 7-9 p.m., Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Toby
Javier Barrera, with Latino Youth Collective, won the $20,000 award at the opening night event. His project, Race: A Look Inside, will create a comprehensive educational kit about race that will include a documentary created by multicultural filmmakers, public screenings with trained facilitators, and an interactive website for continued public sharing and dialogue. Javier writes, “By touching on topics often ignored we hope the documentary will spark and ignite deep and thoughtful conversations by challenging viewers to be self-critical. We believe there is no culture of self-improvement without self-reflection.”
Other presenters included Pete Hylton, IUPUI Motorsports Engineering Program; Danicia Malone, Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center; and DeShong Perry-Smitherman, A Girl's Gift, Inc. Read about their projects here.
Thanks to our opening night partners: The Scott A. Jones Foundation, Indianapolis Museum of Art, KI NuMedia, and Race and Cultural Relations Leadership Network, a standing committee of the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee.
18th Annual Public Conversation: RISK
Closing Event of the 2013 Spirit & Place Festival
Sunday, November 10, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Central Library
Eavesdrop on a spontaneous conversation about the role of RISK in our individual and community life. Speakers include Scott A. Jones, Chairman, CEO and Co-founder of ChaCha; Sarah Fisher, professional race car driver and team owner; David N. Baker, iconic jazz performer, composer, and educator; and Phil Gulley, Quaker pastor and author. Moderated by Kevin Armstrong, President of Methodist Hospital Foundation. More info.
The opening night and closing festival events are presented by Spirit & Place with support from The Scott A. Jones Foundation, Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Indianapolis Public Library, KI NuMedia, WYFI, and other community partners.
IUPUI Cultural Arts Gallery, 2nd Floor of the Campus Center
An Exhibit of Regional Graffiti Artists
September 3-October 4, 10 AM – 7 PM, Sunday, 1-7 PM
420 University Blvd., Indianapolis
While they may be infamous for their work displayed around cities and towns, graffiti artists are beginning to gain attention inside the gallery setting. The works, styles, and mediums of more than a dozen of the region’s finest graffiti artists will surprise and intrigue attendees by offering a new perspective on one of the world’s most distinctive art forms. Presented by Spirit & Place and Midwest Street Art.
Scratching the Subsurface:
A Talk and Walking Tour of Local Graffiti Art
Saturday, September 14, 1-4 PM
IUPUI Cultural Arts Gallery & Fountain Square
This program begins in 2nd floor gallery in the IUPUI Campus Center;
then re-groups in Fountain Square for a walking tour
420 University Blvd., Indianapolis