Washington, D.C.-based Americans for the Arts says the state had 9,950 arts-related businesses last year, a five-year low
and down 3.9 percent
The new work was delayed by 16 months because the artist’s New Orleans home and studio were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
A state-run program aimed at boosting business for local artisans—ranging from painters to syrup makers—and
turning them into a draw for tourists is in jeopardy because of dramatic funding cuts.
The Carmel Performing Arts Foundation has appointed its first independent board members, Rollin Dick and Rosemary Waters.
In downtown Indianapolis, two local artists will receive free studio space in the Stutz Building
for the next year.
The launch of two new gallery ventures come on the heels of the closing of one of the
city’s most well-established fine contemporary art spaces, Ruschman Gallery.
Jeremy Efroymson recently agreed to return to the financially flailing Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art as its executive
director and work for free. Efroymson, one of the museum’s early leaders, has a strategy for seeing IMOCA through a financial
rough spot, but what remains unclear is how the museum will wean itself off his support.
The late winter sun has yet to rise, but brothers Charlie and Mark Masheck already are hard at work inside a sprawling cabin along Matthews Road outside Greenwood, setting up for the day. A painted sign out front reads Hoosier Trapper Supply Inc., but the rustic shop also houses the brothers’ other endeavor: Leatherwood Wildlife […]
Paul Hunt, a partner with Barnes & Thornburg, recently decided to pay seven months’ studio rent for two artists at Harrison
Center for the Arts. And the Columbia Club on Monument Circle is looking for new members.
The Indianapolis Star, the state’s largest daily newspaper, has scaled back its roster
of critics in recent years — a reduction in coverage that put the onus on local arts promoters to get the word out through
other channels, such as blogs.
Indy Fringe executive director Pauline Moffat and Gary Reiter, a board member of the Indianapolis Theatre Fringe Festival
Inc., want to build an affordable live-work complex near Massachusetts Avenue.
Away from the job, Monte Agee is like any other family man. But in his 12 years as a tattoo artist, he has inked everything
from pop-culture icons such as the Powerpuff Girls to Renaissance-style portraits of biblical figures and full-color scenes
straight out of the children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are.”
It’s not easy to make a living in high fashion, especially in a city where the “garment district” extends only to the nearest
Hancock or Jo Ann Fabrics. Still, Indianapolis has a little something up its sleeve–more than a dozen designers who are prepping
their collections for “Project IMA,” a fashion show modeled after Bravo’s reality hit “Project Runway.”
When Shannon Linker went to work for the Arts Council of Indianapolis in mid-2002, it was a typical pass-through organization–re-granting
city money to local arts groups. Now Linker is director of an artist-services program for the council that is on par with
those offered in communities like Seattle and New York City but few other places.
Once reserved for upper-crust weddings, ice sculptures-and their creators-have gone mainstream, finding their way to business
meetings, personal parties and hotel receptions nationwide. Of the 500 U.S. professional sculptors who design the icy artwork,
10 practice their craft in Indiana.