Mural on Broad Ripple parking garage to help anchor art path

December 3, 2013
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A New York artist's mural will be featured on the north side of the Broad Ripple parking garage in an effort to promote more public art.

The selected piece, “Gateway” by artist Michelle Corollo, was unveiled by city officials Tuesday morning at the intersection of College and Broad Ripple avenues. (A rendering of the finished product is at right.)

Keystone Broad Ripple
                              garage mural 225pxThe mural will be the first piece of art to be displayed as part of the Art2Art Trail. The trail is an arts and recreation path connecting the Indianapolis Museum of Art to the Indianapolis Art Center using the Central Canal towpath and the Monon Trail.

Art2Art is intended make the towpath more of a destination for art seekers, IBJ reported in June.

Keystone Realty Group, which developed the parking garage, will install the mural. Keystone hired the art center to issue a national call for entries for the mural. An independent jury evaluated more than 100 submissions.

The Art2Art concept emerged from Midtown Inc.’s master plan for neighborhoods north of 38th Street.

  • new york?
    100 entries and independent jury huh?...all the way from NY City, gee I'm impressed, NOT!
    • No way
      I cal way they had 100 entries..besides simply cannot put enough lipstick on that pig
    • ?buy local
      Midtown call for buying local; why wasn't this contest limited to locals? They did great job on murals all over town
    • You have to be kidding me...
      Seriously, people? We're complaining that the winning artist was from New York? This sort of "that thar big city folk ain't from 'round here" nonsense is why we have historically been seen as backwater. Indy art is fine and can be very moving, but there's no shortage. I like the art, and I am especially glad to have art from somewhere outside Indy.
      • "Art"
        "I like the art, and I am especially glad to have art from somewhere outside Indy." - Art? I don't see art.
      • Art
        Whether or not you call it art, and whether or not you think it is art, it is.
      • U-G-L-Y
        I don't care where the artist is from, this is UGLY! Since the parking garage was a gift to Mayor Ballard's buddy, I'm sure this "artist" has some connection to the Mayor.
      • Looks Fine
        I am not sure what all the yapping is about, though I know the grown adults who live in their mother's basement usually like to come on to this site and others to moan and groan about anything and everything. The current garage is bland and unattractive. The mural is not what I think anyone would call "great art," but it is pleasant enough to look at and it will improve the appearance
      • Ok
        LOL Chris. Agreed. It's like buying art at Target. It's never going to go in a museum, but it can still make your blank wall look a lot nicer.
      • Geesh
        I wonder how many conspiracy theories can surface in the comments section of a single IBJ article. I trust that the Indianapolis Arts Center, which has a vested interest in making the Art2Art concept successful, actually did receive over 100 entries from a national pool of artists. Why is this fact so hard to believe?
      • Re:Perspective
        Why is this fact so hard to believe? Because, of 100+ entries, THIS was the best? Yes, THAT'S why that "fact" is so hard to believe.
      • The other 100+ entries
        Why won't they release renderings of the other entries?? Why does everything have to be so secretive in this city?
        • Delightful!
          What a lovely place to put some fresh art. Now that's a community investment all of us neighbors can appreciate! Looking forward to seeing the finished product.
        • @ Maria
          Why don't you call and ask? You know... make an effort? I bet they'd be happy to show you. Just because it isn't published in an article right in front of your face doesn't mean it's being hidden from you.
        • Maria
          How do you solve a problem like Maria? Does she really think the IBJ should devote an entire edition to publishing a photo of each of the 100 entries? "It's a conspiracy! It's secretive!" Come on, Maria! Climb down from your mountaintop, please.

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