FIELDHOUSE OF THE FUTURE

ARITSTS SELECTED FOR "FIELDHOUSE OF THE FUTURE"

As part of a partnership between the Indy Arts Council and Pacers Sports & Entertainment, Indiana artists will create artworks around Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

Ten artists have been selected to tell visual stories on the Key Bank Suites level.

Derrick Carter (Indianapolis) will tell the story of Gainbridge Fieldhouse, specifically, that the Fieldhouse is “bigger than basketball” and has always served as a place for the entire community to gather. Derrick is a mixed-media artist specializing in the unusual technique of painting with colored sand. Learn more about his work at https://www.theartincarter.com/

India Cruse-Griffin (Richmond, Ind.), a collage artist, will tell the story of the Dust Bowl tournaments and the Crispus Attucks powerhouse team of the 1950s, helping to illuminate Indianapolis’ Black basketball legacy. India’s bold colors, shapes, and patterns interact with her figural style to illuminate stories of love, pride, and family. Learn more about her work at http://www.indiacruse-griffin.org/

James Wille Faust (Indianapolis) will paint a depiction of Indy’s rise as the amateur sports capital of the world. Wille’s work is well known for its brilliant color, illusionistic effects, and compact, iconic storytelling. Learn more about his work at http://www.jameswillefaust.com/

Matthew Filer (Indianapolis), a graphic designer, will create portraits of Pacers-related Hall of Famers and players whose numbers have been retired. Matthew’s unique style combines text and accurately drawn portraiture to highlight the character of his subjects. Learn more about his work at https://invictusdesigns.com/

Mike Graves (Indianapolis) will use his signature mixed-media and collage techniques to tell the story of the Indiana Pacers’ 2000 season, a turning point in modern Pacers history.  Mike, a member of the locally-based BRIDGE Collective, combines text, image, and popular culture references in works that pack a lot into their seemingly simple designs. Learn more about his work at https://bridgecollective.org/section/149643-Mike-Graves.html

Becky Hochhalter (Terre Haute), a muralist and narrative painter, will illustrate the moments that saved the Pacers: how, when the chips were down, the community pulled through to keep the franchise going. Becky creates large-scale dynamic public works of art in a wide range of styles, but always with an emphasis on storytelling and community connections. Her work frequently includes hidden elements, giving the artwork an interactive quality and a personal touch. See more of Becky’s work at https://www.beckyhochhalter.com/

Nathaniel Kyng Rhodes (Indianapolis) will go back in time to tell the story of the Indiana Pacers’ ABA championship years. Kyng’s painted work combines saturated colors and personal imagery into graphic compositions that are as much symbolic as narrative. Learn more: https://www.kyngrhodes.com/ 

Beth Clary Schwier (Indianapolis), an oil painter, will tackle an important high school basketball narrative:  the so-called “Milan Miracle” that exemplifies everything about basketball that is uniquely Hoosier. See more of her work at ​​http://www.bethschwier.com/

Chris Silva (South Bend) will use his signature bold, graphic style to convey the story of Indianapolis’ past, present, and future. His early work within Chicago’s graffiti and skateboarding scenes influence his use of scale, shape, and color to infuse his compositions with raw power. Learn more about his work at https://chrissilva.com/

Israel Solomon (Avon, Ind.), a figurative painter, will interpret the story of the Indiana Fever’s 2012 championship run. His large-scale, ambitious work uses sharp geometry and brilliant colors to infuse his subjects with energy and power. Learn more about his work at https://www.israelsolomonart.com/

Art pieces will tell the story of the people, moments, and events from Indiana basketball history.

Artists applied to create a commissioned mural in the Gainbridge Fieldhouse Team Store or proposed new or existing original works to be installed throughout the arena.

The artworks will be installed on the Key Bank Suites level this summer.

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