Cole Noble District Mural
The triptych mural, created by Shannon M. Johnson, depicts the past, present, and future vision for the Cole Noble District of downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. Funded in part by an Imagine Grant administered through Downtown Indianapolis, Inc., the mural was commissioned in 2011, installed in 2012, and dedicated on May 24, 2012.
Located on the north wall of the Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Center at the corner of College Avenue and Market Street, the Cole Noble District Mural uses three panels to represent the neighborhood. On the left side, the mural highlights the history of the neighborhood with the foundation of Cole Motor Cars. In the center, the mural draws attention to sports and entertainment in the area today. On the right side, the mural depicts community renewal and growth in the future. The mural was created using source photography and illustrations provided by the Indiana Historical Society and the Indianapolis Star.
The artist is an Indianapolis-based creative communications and marketing support professional. With a diverse experience in marketing, communications, and graphic design, Johnson has worked on a number of projects in the area, including client service, arts, civic, social, political, corporate, and private projects.
Find more information about the Cole Noble District here.
Created by Indianapolis-based artist Jackie Head with help from Ignition Arts and curated by the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA), this low-relief mural is part installation and part mosaic adding color and interest to the west façade of an otherwise ordinary parking garage. Ignition Arts worked with Jackie Head to develop, fabricate, and install her artwork made of hundreds of precisely arranged slip-cast porcelain tiles that were then made into polyester resin. The parking garage facade was Head’s largest public project to date.
Jackie Head received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with an emphasis in ceramics, and a Bachelor of Science in Arts Management from Indiana University Bloomington, and she is currently pursuing an MFA in Ceramic Art at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Through her ceramic tile installations, she aims to create an environment that is calming and reflective.
LOVE at Wheeler Mission
The American Sign Language alphabet spells out “L-O-V-E” in black silhouettes of hands against a tan background. The hands evoke a sense of generosity, hospitality, and our common humanity.
Wheeler Mission Ministries operates shelters and service centers for people experiencing homelessness in the Indianapolis area.
Sun King mural
Sun King Brewery commissioned Indianapolis artist Carl Leck to create this mural for their College Avenue brewery and retail outlet.
The mural’s design is based on the “4 Beer-ly elements” (water, hops, barley, yeast), which are also represented in the company’s logo. The artist wanted some eye-catching, over-the-top scale elements, and decided to make the hops the main element (the yeast were a bit tough to represent on a large scale, being micro-organisms!). The beer can pouring into a glass is Osiris, one of Sun King’s best-selling brews. In order to tie the design to the brewery’s location in downtown Indianapolis, the artist created a mountain stream transforming into the Downtown Canal.
Learn more about artist Carl Leck at http://harrisoncenter.org/carl-b-leck/
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