The Public has spoken and in this case, they exhibited excellent taste. The Arts Council of Indianapolis, ever on the lookout for inventive ways to weave the arts into everyone’s every day, partnered with Clear Channel Outdoor to put some billboards to artistic use on a grand scale.
They made an open call to artists, winnowed the submissions to down to 20, and opened the polls on December 6. As it turns out seven, of the 10 finalists are Herron artists.
The Arts Council of Indianapolis introduced Power2Give back in December to provide direct, crowd-sourced funding to specific arts projects in Marion and surrounding counties. Herron submitted two worthy projects related to our Community Learning programs.
The great thing about Power2Give is that you don’t have to have a lot of money to make a difference. A gift of $1 or $5 or $10 dollars is multiplied by other people joining in to create a mighty virtual community with their gifts to support a goal in which they believe.
It’s fair to say that Matt Hutton and Cory Robinson, who graduated from Herron School of Art and Design in 1999 with B.F.A. degrees in what was then called “woodworking,” are now in the vanguard of shaping fine art furniture’s future.
The Arts Council of Indianapolis wants you to know that there’s still time to apply for a 2013 Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship. The Fellowship was established in 1999, with support from Lilly Endowment, to give artists and arts administrators what equates to an opportunity for a sabbatical. Dozens of artists connected to Herron are Creative Renewal Fellows. Applications are due December 7.
Robert D. Beckmann, Jr. was a founding board member of the Arts Council of Indianapolis in 1987. He was an active arts advocate, patron, a performing and visual artist,as well as a community leader. Upon his death in 2001, he bequeathed funds to the Arts Council for the creation of a fellowship program to support emerging artists of all disciplines in central Indiana. It is through the lasting generosity of Robert D. Beckmann, Jr. that we offer this newest fellowship opportunity to emerging artists throughout central Indiana.
Four senior photography students—Katie Rose, Autumn Schrock, Emilie Schultz and Christina Richey—pooled their talents and made a pitch to the Arts Council of Indianapolis for a show of their work, titled Exposed, in the Artsgarden.
“We have all been friends for a while,” said Schrock, “and felt that our work would complement each other’s in a gallery setting. We respect each other and work well together. It just seemed right.
The local arts season launched with a bang as the Arts Council of Indianapolis presented its ARTI Awards during the 25th annual Start with Art luncheon September 1. Among the honorees were Herron contributors Dorit and Gerald Paul, Marsh Supermarkets and George and Peggy Rapp. ARTI Awards recognize local businesses, corporations and individuals for their extraordinary commitment to the arts.
The Arts Council of Indianapolis recently promoted the fact that "Art is #1" at their Start with Art luncheon. A common site at sporting events around the world, the foam index finger is a universal sign for fans to show their support. Recently a group of Herron School of Art and Design staff members took a moment to show they agree.