University of Indianapolis - Arts
The University of Indianapolis Arts holds over 200 music, theatre and visual art events each year in it's superb performance spaces housed in The Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center and the newly remodeled Esch Hall. The majority of these events are free and open to the public or very reasonably priced / discounted to constantly encourage newcomers to experience the arts. The Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center touts the superb Ruth Lilly Performance Hall for student, faculty and nationally recognized music events, while also housing an Art Gallery that holds exhibitions of local, regional and nationally accredited artists. In Esch Hall, The UIndy Theatre Department performs major mainstage productions in the 780 seat procenium Ransburg Auditorium and smaller, more intimate works in the three-quarter thrust black box studio theatre. Visit http://arts.uindy.edu for more information!
The Urban Patch’s goal is to make the American inner city better.America’s inner cities have had years of disinvestment and neglect. This resulted in a high incidence of vacant property, depressed property values and foreclosures, and numerous other issues. As communities like these in Indianapolis (and nationally) move forward and revitalize, we believe it is important that they do so with a careful balance of economic, social and environmental and plaacemaking considerations. Community art and festivals and events are a vital part of this placemaking. We Urban Patch takes an incremental and resourceful approach to neighborhood development and urban design. Each step includes an aspect that takes on the built fabric of the city (the urban) and in parallel an aspect that addresses the environmental fabric of the city (the patch) while incorporating both into the social, economic and cultural dynamics and considerations that are necessary for a successful and resilient urban community.
Vicky Shaffer White Studio
I am an ‘abstract naturalist’ exploring the layers of life with acrylic washes and ink on canvas. My art is about color and shapes and a positive attitude toward of life “Art seems to me to be a state of soul more than anything else.” (Marc Chagall) I have always loved Georgia O’Keefe as an artist and her character as a woman in a man’s world of art. Much of her influence still appears in my own work. I simplify and layer images while finding joy in the mundane. I am concentrating on lines, layers, color and composition primarily. Lines represent my ‘self’ trying to order the events in my life and the layers represent the complexities and ‘color’ the experience.
I have been painting for over 25 years, in Indianapolis, IN. I received a BFA degree in Fine Arts in painting from Herron School of Art. In the past I served as Executive Director of the Art Association of Henry County (AAHC) in New Castle IN. My goal was to bring art accessibility to the community through our gallery, Arts Park, classes and events such as concerts and fund raisers. I held the office of President on the Herron Alumni Association from 2004 through 2006 and served on the board for 10 years. I am a past board member of the Stutz Artist Association, IDADA (Indianapolis Downtown Artist Association), member of the Indianapolis Art Museum and listed on IndyArts.Org. I have participated in many local and regional juried shows and encourage the growth of the local arts. I am fortunate to have placed several of my paintings in the previous Mayor of Indianapolis executive offices, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Corporate offices, Circle Theater for the ISO, and the Indianapolis Zoo. My work can be seen across the country in California, Florida, Kansas, Wisconsin & Tennessee.
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Recognizing that music is essential to the human spirit, VOCE, based in Indianapolis, seeks to enrich the quality of life, providing captivating and memorable experiences for the audience, while challenging and rewarding the singers through the highest standards of artistic achievement. The ensemble was formed in 2006 with the vision of attaining excellence in performance while fostering love and appreciation for the choral art. VOCE’s twenty singers represent some of the finest vocal talent in Indiana and share a love of choral music with an earnest commitment to bring the gift of music to the community. VOCE made its debut performing Poulenc's Gloria with the New World Youth Orchestra and the Indianapolis Arts Chorale at the Hilbert Circle Theatre in 2006, and undertook a successful concert tour of southwest Florida in March, 2007. Joint concerts with the Fishers Chamber Players were a featured highlight in the fall seasons of both 2007 and 2008. In addition, VOCE partnered with Circle City Ringers in two concerts during 2009. The ensemble toured in the summer of 2010 to the Chautauqua Institution in New York as part of their concert series. VOCE has worked extensively with composer Dan Forrest and can be heard on Forest’s CD release The Music of Living. VOCE is excited to have Dr. Madlen Batchvarova serving as Artistic Director. Dr. Batchvarova is a dynamic conductor, pianist, singer, music educator, clinician, adjudicator and GRAMMY award winner. A native of Bulgaria, Batchvarova has honed her skills performing and recording under the baton of Maestro Robert Shaw and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Chamber Chorus. Her conducting mentors have included Krikor Tchetinyan, Sandra Willetts, Ivan Dimov, Ivan Spassov and John Haberlen. Dr. Batchvarova has conducted and presented her scholarly work at distinctive sites, including Carnegie Hall, New York, Musikverein, Vienna, The Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria, the Royal Academy of Music, London, University of Granada, Spain, the ACDA state and division conferences. She has served as a member of the jury at the International Choral Festival in Preveza, Greece, and the Student Conductor's Competition at the 2007 ACDA National Convention. In collaboration with organist David Lamb, Batchvarova has performed on American Public Media's "Pipedreams Live" hosted by Michael Barone and released a piano-organ duet CD, "Duetti Capricciosi," found on amazon.com. Currently Dr. Batchvarova is the Director of Choral Programs at Hanover College, Indiana where she conducts choral ensembles, teaches conducting, private voice and music history. She is a board member of the ACDA Central Division as the Ethnic and Multicultural Perspectives Chair.
Warren Performing Arts Center
The Warren Performing Arts Center (WPAC) is a state-of-the-art complex located on the east side of Indianapolis. This impressive facility houses a nearly 1000-seat auditorium complemented by a black box Studio Theatre, classrooms and offices. Precise acoustics, unobstructed viewing, comfortable seating, ample free parking, and easy accessibility are just a few features that complete a total theatre experience.
Watercolor Society of Indiana
This society promotes an awareness of and interest in watercolor painting, sponsors programs and competitive exhibits, encourages the study of watercolor painting, and works to establish the highest aesthetic standards in the field of watercolor painting.
WFYI Public Broadcasting
As one of Central Indiana’s leading public service media outlets, WFYI Public Broadcasting engages and enriches our community through distinctive programs and services. WFYI, Indiana’s flagship NPR and PBS member station, is home to Indiana Reading Information Services (IRIS) – a free statewide service for Indiana’s reading-impaired citizens; WFYI Productions – a full-service audio/video production group; and WFYI’s Learning Services/Community Outreach Division. For more information about WFYI Public Broadcasting and its educational programming and services, visit wfyi.org.
Wheeler Arts Community
Formerly a vacant factory, the Wheeler is a 60,000-square-foot building that has been completely renovated into an artist's residence and community arts and service center – complete with classrooms, gallery space, thirty-six living/working studio lofts for artists, and a theater.
White River State Park
In most cities, going to a museum, zoo and baseball game would require multiple outings. In Indianapolis, it requires only one trip to White River State Park. Located in the heart of downtown, Indiana's only urban state park offers an awesome array of world-class attractions and entertainment. Whether you're exploring on your own or visiting with friends and family, White River State Park has your memories-in-the-making!
At White River State Park, you'll find trails, grassy areas and waterways just like you'd see at any other state park. However, that's where the similarities end. White River State Park has cultural, educational and recreational attractions to offer something interesting to each visitor. The Park is home to the Indianapolis Zoo, White River Gardens, Indiana State Museum, IMAX® Theater, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, NCAA Hall of Champions, Victory Field, Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial, The Lawn at White River State Park Concert Series, The FREE Family Arts Series, and much more. After exploring the attractions on this site, we hope you will visit. Be sure to stop by the Visitors Center to start your visit to White River State Park.
White River State Park also is a great place to hold your next event. It's a perfect location for weddings, parties and charity events. Or, if you prefer, just come to one of the many planned events held here, such as Indy Jazz Fest, Eiteljorg Indian Market, or seasonal festivals. Besides special events, the Park also is a great place to just relax. So, whether you are taking in an Indians baseball game or just tossing around a baseball in Celebration Plaza, take the opportunity to enjoy the city skyline at one of Indiana's treasures, White River State Park.
Wisdom Tooth Theatre Project
Wisdom Tooth Theatre Project Is the New Kid on Indy’s Theater Block
Combining the wisdom that comes with age with the teeth (passion) that come with youth.
The producing partners at Wisdom Tooth Theatre Project — Ronn Johnstone, Amy Hayes, and Callie Burk — are already well known in Indianapolis theater circles, but they think of their company as the new kid on Indy’s theater block. Which is actually kinda accurate. They’re spending a year in residence at IndyFringe Basile Theatre. The well-equipped, well-known space allows them to slide into creating quality theater in the same way a duck slides into water.
Young Actors Theatre
Young Actors Theatre is a not-for-profit organization, the oldest independent children’s theater in Indianapolis, est. 1976. Founded by Charlotte Kaufman, the mission of YAT is to instill confidence, creativity, and self discipline in the children of Indianapolis who participate in its spring, summer, and fall programs. Participants learn the craft of acting through classes and rehearsals for a children’s/teen play presented to the public. YAT is sponsored by Athenaeum Turners Free University School of Performing Arts.
Young Playwright's Workshop
"It takes a long time to be young." Pablo Picasso Though the Young Playwright's Workshop encourages an education in and learning of the craft of playwriting for students in Indianapolis, it first seeks to provide a workshop environment for the young of creative spirit – regardless of age.
Young Voices of Indianapolis
Founded in 2005 by Marian Bender, Young Voices of Indianapolis is a non-profit choral organization whoâ€™s mission is to provide children a superior choral music education with religious and spiritual values. The organization values teamwork and stresses a sense of mission. The choirs use their talents to support the Indianapolis area through musical performances and community service projects.
Zionsville Concert Band
The Zionsville Concert Band is an all volunteer organization that was established in 2002. Our members range from 14 to 80, and hail from locations all across central and western Indiana.The Band has become an established presence in the Zionsville and surrounding communities. Band members are dedicated to preserving the tradition of a community band, and fostering continued interest in music by youth and adult alike.
Zionsville Cultural District
Promote Zionsville’s diverse art, culture, history, and community assets to residents, visitors, and potential employers in order to enhance interest in Zionsville, increase tourism, and stimulate economic development.
Zionsville Performing Arts Center
Situated on the campus of Zionsville Community High School, the Zionsville Performing Arts Center is a 1236 seat performance hall that is home to many national dance competitions, various concerts, the productions of the Zionsville Community High School Performing Arts Department, as well as the Miss Indiana pageant.
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