CCIC Artist's Open House

Here Are The Highlights, Far Too Many to List!

Schwitzer Gallery
The Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association (IDADA) will exhibit their final Membership Exhibition. With about 30 pieces on display from nearly 20 artists, juried by Sandy Gooding, the Membership Exhibition will offer an overview of the artists that have made IDADA work and made Indianapolis thrive over these last 15 years. The exhibit will be viewable until Saturday, November 18th. A closing reception, the IDADA Annual Meeting, will be held on Thursday, November 16th, 7pm, in the exhibit space, to celebrate the IDADA membership. Awards for the juried show will be presented at that time. The Schwitzer Gallery is located on the second floor, accessible from the North Studios entrance.

Arts & Images by Anthony Armstrong Studio B11 - South Studios
Anthony Armstrong is a self-taught abstract painter and photographer. For November, he highlights images of travel, street photography and human interest subjects. A chef by trade, and a photo enthusiast by hobby, Armstrong has grown to include abstract painting as another outlet of expression. In his photography, he prefers to work in black and white, so that the viewer will see other elements of the image, in the absence of color.

Michele Burns, Studio B17 - South Studios.
Michele Burns and Kurt Kriese will present their work together. Kriese creates stained glass work, and Burns creates “Nightlight Art,” photoluminescent paintings and mobiles.

Darkroom Revelations – Gallery C7A, 1st floor North Studio
“Collaboration” continues into November, with a set of prints that combine the figurative work by Tom Potter and Gayle Moore’s nature photography into one image. The gallery will also showcase “The Olden Days,” by Tom Potter, Gayle Moore, and Nancy Frass. Working in both traditional silver gelatin black and white film processes as well as in digital imagery, their fine art prints embody a variety of natural, cultural, and human landscapes as well as botanical images.

Five Seasons Studio Gallery - 1st floor North Studio
Freshly returned from the Saint James Art Show in Louisville, with a third place ribbon in overall art, knowledge, and technique, Martha Nahrwold presents “Trees of Autumn,” mixed media and marbled impressionism work inspired by the rich, golden, and blazing colors of fall. Nahrwold knows that all too soon, they’ll be blown away, and she reminds us to appreciate and enjoy the beauty of life every day. Nahrwold also has a piece in the 100th Anniversary Indiana Artists show at the Brown County Gallery in Nashville, Indiana, for the month of November.

Full Circle Nine Gallery - South Studios
“McCrary’s Majestical Abstracts,” a posthumous collection of Thomas McCrary’s work, facilitated by his daughter, Ranna Johnson, will be the feature for November. Thomas McCrary died suddenly in 1973, at the age of 43, while pursuing an Art Education degree at the Herron School of Art. He had been an architect and interior designer by trade, but had recently returned to school. Johnson has been collecting McCrary’s work, over the years, through family and friends, and describes her father’s work as modern art with a personal twist.

Nancy Lee Designs, 1st floor North Studios Jewelry and metal artist Nancy Lee will be presenting “Shine and Grit,” enameled paintings on copper, as well as a new collection of jewelry, while photographer Rad Drew will present his latest selection of prints, based on his recent travels.

M10 Studio, 1st floor North Studios
M10 Studio will continue the featured work of Indianapolis photographer Ginny Taylor Rosner. “Our memories intertwine producing an affinity with our surroundings and provide connections to others when we are separated,” said Taylor Rosner.

Katrina J. Murray Studio and Gallery,
202B 2nd floor North Studios. Katrina will show collage works on paper and new whimsical works in oil, inspired by the collage series.

Kenton Pratt, 2nd floor North Studios
Freshly back from an ocean cruise, working as a glass blower, Pratt is a renaissance man, in addition to glass-blowing, he is also working in book-making, painting, knitting, and pottery. Featured in November will be a series of paintings of wool socks. Pratt knits two pair, gives one to a friend, while he wears the other. The subject of the painting is the pair he has worn, unfolding an interesting story as told by the artist.

Ruckus Makerspace
Ruckus Makerspace will start the evening with a social mixer hosted by Voices for Choices. Maker Youth Foundation and LINE+form Atelier have partnered up to help teach kids to make cat toys for FACE Animal Clinic. Drinks will be served, and Esteliux Mexican Food Truck will be on hand. Maker Loran Bohall will be featured.

Satch Art Space, 1st floor North Studios
SATCH ART SPACE is proud to present, Sivavis: The Surreal Subconscious, an exhibition of contemporary analogue collage art. This not-to-be-missed exhibition is a compelling show of new work by a remarkable young emerging artist from Indianapolis. Additional hours by appointment and gallery hours may be updated as exhibition runs. Call 317-691-3661 for an appointment.

About the Circle City Industrial Complex Artists
The Circle City Industrial Complex (CCIC) is a nearly half-million square foot industrial building, located at 1125 Brookside Ave., and was formerly home to the Schwitzer automotive company. Its industrial appeal remains and artists and artisans have made the space their home, carving cozy studio, work, and show spaces from the concrete and steel structure. The main artist entries are the North Studios entrance and the South Studios entrance, each marked with signage along Brookside Avenue. The CCIC provides free parking in a large lot, and is accessible by the Pogue’s Run Trail, connecting to the Monon Trail and the downtown Cultural Trail system. The complex also offers other art-supporting destinations such as the Centerpoint Brewery, Lick Ice Cream, and Ruckus Makerspace.

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