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September 2017

Brick Street South Poetry Series: Gregg DeBoor

September 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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Brick Street South Poetry Series features a poet and an open mic the third Thursday of every month.  September’s featured poet and writer is Gregg DeBoor. Born a bastard adopted by poetry, Gregg DeBoor is an advocate for those who stay up late at night and never stop being good to what they love. He's a fellow author on Chatter House Press after having published his first book Street Girls Have Guns. He is also the winner of the 2011 Indianapolis…

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Shop Safety and Orientation Part II

September 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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$75.00

Shop Safety and Orientation II is the second installment that will cover basic and safe use of the jointer, planer, and table saw. This 2-hour class will act as a refresher or as an orientation to our specific equipment models. Limited hands-on practice will accompany the demonstrations. A few things to note: *Pre-requisites: Shop Safety and Orientation I. *If you are new to the table saw, jointer, and planer, please take Woodworking I which will cover these machines more in…

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October 2017

Brick Street South Poetry Series: Nancy Chen Long

October 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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Brick Street South Poetry Series features a poet and an open mic the third Thursday of every month.  October’s featured poet and writer is Nancy Chen Long. Nancy Chen Long is the author of Light into Bodies, winner of the 2016 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry (forthcoming, University of Tampa Press, 2017)  and the chapbook Clouds as Inkblots for the War Prone (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2013). She is the grateful recipient of an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry. You’ll find her recent and forthcoming work in Prairie Schooner, Ninth Letter,…

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November 2017

Homeless Voices

November 3, 2017 @ 8:00 am - November 18, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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November 3-18 Join CHIP Indianapolis for a powerful, museum-like art experience filled with educational vignettes and audio and video stories from individuals experiencing homelessness in Indy. Combining audio, video, and tactile components, Homeless Voices immerses the visitor in the lives of individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Indianapolis. The exhibition will feature a collection of zines created by individuals experiencing homelessness, a virtual reality experience of what it’s like to live in a family shelter, and other artistic and educational…

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LaShawnda Crowe Storm with Maria E Hamilton Abegunde: Keeper of My Mothers’ Dreams

November 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - January 20, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

November 3-January 20 Open every first Friday 6-10 p.m. Keeper of My Mothers’ Dreams expands the dialogues began in Crowe Storm’s works Her Name is Laura Nelson and Be/Coming with newly commissioned pieces: Poems, Origin and Sister Song. On the South wall of the main gallery is Her Name Is Laura Nelson. It is Quilt I from The Lynch Quilts Project Series which explores the history and ramifications of racial violence in America, particularly lynching, through the textile tradition of…

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December 2017

BeComing Whole: It Takes A Village To Heal A Community

December 3, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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As part of the exhibition, Keeper of My Mothers' Dreams, join artists featured in the installation, Sister Song.  Sister Song is an interactive installation grounded within the context of community co-creation efforts, bronze womb shapes were given to selected artists to complete their transformation Afriye We-Kandodis, Breon Tyler, LaShawnda Crowe Storm, Maria E Hamilton Abegunde, Marilyn Michele Kunkle, Monica Johnson, Patricia Williams, Phyllis Viola Boyd and Tysha Ahmad will discuss how the project developed and what it means to become whole through the process of making…

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January 2018

Sometimes A Wind Blows

January 5 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Listen Hear, 2620 Shelby St,
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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A live sound art installation with artists Mark Tester, Adrian Caldera, Ian Donkin, Zech Baumhover, Ron Castillo, Tyler Sharp and Casey Synesael.

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The Fiber Initiative

January 6 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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Organized by Tiana N. Cain, owner of i feel like dyeing, The Fiber Initiative is a program for all fiber lovers looking to network and learn with others who have similar interest. For more info see: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ifeellikedyeing/ About Cain: "I discovered knitting about five years ago; one of my coworkers gave me a book, yarn and needles! (how cool right??) One night visiting my parents, i was up late and couldn't sleep. Thankfully I took my knitting; it was a…

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Afriye We-kandodis: Telling Our Stories To Be Free

January 13 @ 3:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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Selma, AL based singer, performer and Sister Song womb-maker, Afriye We-kandodis will present a two-part performance examining the themes present in Keeper of My Mothers’ Dreams. Sista Yo Mama U n Me Too shares the story of violation then reclamation and transformation as an enslaved woman grapples rape and how she spoke life into the spirit of a fellow tribesman who was used to violate her.   Through the performance, I Am Laura Nelson, We-Kandodis will bring voice and life to Laura Nelson,  a woman…

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Keeping Our Mothers’ Dreams Alive

January 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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For many of us, our mothers never spoke their dreams out loud. Sometimes, they did not dare dream them. We, however, are the ones they waited and are waiting for. We also have our own dreams. The power of dreamtime and the word are this: to remind us who we are, to soothe our souls, and to create futures that break away from the past but do not forget them. The Keeper of My Mothers' Dreams will end with poetry…

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