Harrison Center First Friday Gallery Opening

Harrison Center First Friday Gallery Opening

Apr 5

In the Harrison Gallery,
FINE by Tashema Davis. Tashema Davis had been using the word “FINE” frequently for the past few years, masking the turmoil in her life. After she was diagnosed with PTSD, depression, and anxiety from her military service, Davis embraced painting as a form of therapy. Today, Davis is on a journey to healing and wholeness through therapy, faith, and art. Embracing this new chapter, she incorporates goldfish into her oil and acrylic paintings, letting them freely swim within her creations.
In the Gallery Annex,
Season of the Moon by India Cruse-Griffin. Through her signature style of mixed media collages and “slice of life” paintings, Cruse-Griffin explores the constant guiding force of the Sun and Moon.
In the City Gallery,
Nocturnes by Allen Bannister. Bannister’s latest collection of black and white charcoal drawings featuring night scenes from around Indianapolis showcases the beauty of the city’s trees, clouds, the moon, street lights, and more. Each drawing is a blend of light and shadows, bringing a unique perspective to the nocturnal world.
In the Speck Gallery,
Sola x Luna by Kristi Marsh Watson. In this exhibition, Kristi Marsh Watson employs her abstract style to portray the beauty and allure of the sun and moon. The sun and moon, like paradoxical twins, symbolize both familiarity and mystery while also reflecting the duality of day and night.
In the Sky Gallery,
Ultraprayer by Caleb John Smith. A series of photographs informed by the artist’s journal entries over the past year, each one corresponding to a different phase of the moon.
In the Underground Gallery,
Lunaris, a group exhibition. Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the Solar Eclipse through a diverse range of mediums, including sculptures by Henry Dean, mixed-media collages using antique materials, printmaking, and photography by Kipp Normand, and a collection of moon jars from various local artists. This exhibition captures the essence of this rare celestial phenomenon when the moon passes between the sun and Earth.
All shows will open at 6 pm on Friday, April 5th. 
In-person gallery tours will open for visitors Monday-Friday from 9 am – 5 pm. Online galleries will open on April 6th. Make an appointment or view the online galleries at harrisoncenter.org/buy-art.
Special Senior Hours are every Friday from 2 00 pm – 4 00 pm. No appointment is needed.
With support from Arts Council of Indianapolis, City of Indianapolis, Indiana Arts Commission, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, and Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation.
About the Harrison Center
The Harrison Center is a community-based, nonprofit arts organization that seeks to be a catalyst for renewal in the city of Indianapolis. Founded in 2001, the organization’s work is two-fold. The Harrison Center is for the Arts by hosting 40 artists’ studios and 8 galleries. It provides programming to foster the creation of new art, build community among artists and emerging patrons, and provide a forum for public conversation. The Harrison Center is for the City by connecting people to culture, community, and place to strengthen Indianapolis’s core neighborhoods. For more information on the Harrison Center, call 317.396.3886 or visitwww.harrisoncenter.org. Connect with the Harrison Center on social media at Facebook/@HarrisonCenterArts, Instagram/@harrisoncenterarts, or Twitter/@HarrisonCtrArts.

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