Arts Council Window Mural

April 2021

The Arts Council of Indianapolis periodically commissions reproductions of significant artworks from Indy-area artists as murals for our Pennsylvania St. window. Murals are selected through an open call for submissions, and artists are paid a fee for the use of their work. Please enjoy this recap of all the mural projects that have been commissioned since we moved into our offices in 2010.
 
Although you are welcome to photograph the current mural for personal use, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn how you can properly use the mural in a commercial project.
 
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2021 - 2023 | rise up | Liz Wierzbicki
 
“rise up,” by artist Liz Wierzbicki, conveys the idea of the sun rising on a new day through a progression of personal pronouns.
 
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2020 - 2021 | Phoenix: Exhaled | Abdul-Shaheed Aaron & Adreia Hawkins
 
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2018 - 2020 | Moon Sisters | Tasha Beckwith


Moon Sisters uses an Afrofuturist aesthetic to explore the universal feminine through a stunning combination of patterns, colors, and figuration.

 
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2016 - 2018 | Junonia ACI | Tam Hildreth
 
Hildreth’s paintings in her “Junonia” series are inspired by the distinctive eyespot markings on butterflies of the genus Junonii, commonly known as buckeye or pansy butterflies.  Hildreth isolates and magnifies the eyespots, and renders each iridescent “cell” as a round dot of color.
 
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2014 - 2016 | 3 Drawings | Jessica Hancock
 

Hancock’s meticulous pen and ink drawings take medieval graphic patterning, with its attention to mathematics and the religious significance of number recurrences, to the next level of intricacy.

 
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 2012 - 2014 | Mountain, House of Breath and Straw, Shell |  Susan Hodgin
 

Hodgin's later abstracted landscape-based paintings, of which these are three, were influenced by her understanding of the sublime - finding beauty in fear.

 

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2011 | Mud and Twigs, Branch Weaver, Stilled Stream | Wug Laku
 

Through the manipulation of traditional landscape photography, Laku created three dynamic images that challenged the viewer to explore new shapes and patterns.

 
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2010 | Patterns in Flight Triptych | Rachel Steely
 

Steely's Patterns in Flight series is about the journeys of both butterflies and herself. The oil on canvas series reflects on the artist's thoughts on time, refined beauty, and overcoming struggles. It contains a variety of butterfly species: painted ladies, a blue morpho, malachites, a citrus swallowtail, postmans, a variable cracker and a zebra longwing.

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