Nov 06 - 29 2020
“Abstraction: An Expression in Color” by Cindi...

“Abstraction: An Expression in Color” by Cindi...

Presented by Full Circle Nine Gallery at Full Circle Nine Gallery

While Elkins usually considers herself a clay artist, the shutdown has forced her to alter her art and explore new media, as her access to a kiln has been limited.

“This show will contain both 2D and 3D approaches to various perspectives. This particular painting is in the style of Fauvism; bright colors, strong brushstrokes, and a focus on simplified subjects. The intention is fun, whimsical, with a lot of color play,” Elkins said, referencing her featured piece “Vanity” (attached). “Hopefully this will be very cheery and fun, considering 2020 I think we all could use it.”

About the Cindi Elkins

Cindi Elkins discovered clay during her 50th orbit around the sun, while attending the Herron School of Art and Design, after a lifetime of “making stuff.”

“Clay has so many aspects of it which are unique to the experience,” Elkins said. “You get muddy; you have to think in the round, and are challenged throughout the process from concept to completion.”

Elkins creates her work using hand-building techniques in stoneware and earthenware clays to develop her figurative sculptures. For July, she will also be sharing her photography and sketch work that help to inspire her and develop each piece.

“The art I create, conceptually, is based upon expressionism, where you have a sense of emotion when you view the work. I create through either reference images I generate, or an organic approach from my imagination. I enjoy the process of creating—researching, sketching, photography, mixing the clay, sculpting. The actual act of taking something I imagine and take it from 2D, translating it into the 3D is a fun way of thinking,” Elkins said.

About the Full Circle Nine Gallery

The Full Circle Nine Gallery operates as an artist cooperative gallery, with each of the member artists and the board dividing gallery duties and artists roles. The artists will work together to help each other advance in skill and practice, as well as to bring success to the gallery.

With over two dozen artists occupying a large, three-room space of the more factory-reminiscent portion of the Circle City Industrial Complex, Full Circle Nine offers a wide variety of art forms, media, and approaches.

To better work with in the COVID-19 shutdown and restrictions, the Full Circle Nine Gallery has hosted Virtual First Fridays, on the gallery’s Facebook page, @fullcircleninegallery, as well as on its Instagram, @fc9gallery, during the typical First Friday hours. During that time, the artists will host live streams, post videos, or showcase photos of their latest work, in an effort to continue to connect with fans and patrons. The gallery has also resumed weekend hours, 12-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays, with health precautions, such as required masks.

Full Circle Nine Gallery is located at 1125 Brookside Ave., Indianapolis, IN, 46202, in the South Studios section of the Circle City Industrial Complex. For more information, or for artists interested in joining the Full Circle Nine, please visit

Admission Info

Free Admission

Phone: 3176727253


Dates & Times

2020/11/06 - 2020/11/29

Location Info

Full Circle Nine Gallery

1125 Brookside Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46202

Parking Info

A large free parking lot is available just across Brookside Ave.

Accessibility Info