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August 2022

LaShawnda Crowe Storm-Sister Song:The Requiem

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - October 16 @ 6:00 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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Sister Song: The Requiem is a community-based project that examines how art and community co-creation processes can be used to heal the intergenerational trauma associated with enslavement and its aftermaths. The project, led by artist LaShawnda Crowe Storm, blurs the lines between the public and private by transforming mundane places into sacred spaces through public rituals.   A requiem is an act of remembrance for the dead. How does honoring the dead give life to the living? How do the living…

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Carlie Foreman: Full Disclosure

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - September 18 @ 3:00 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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Free

Full Disclosure’s mixed media works find inspiration in collective memory and how it’s intertwined with the natural world. Foreman looks at the relationship between symbolism in ancient sites, churches and secret societies. She also explores modern-day meme culture in relation to familiar patterns of sacred geometry and environmental symbols. She views the research, process, and creation of this work as a vehicle for spiritual transformation. Foreman says: “A built network of beliefs becomes ingrained in the DNA of the land,…

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Lunchtime at Lockerbie || Live Performance by Joy Caroline Mills

August 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lockerbie Marketplace, 320 N New Jersey St
Indianapolis, IN United States
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Join us on Thursdays at Lockerbie Marketplace — a lovely downtown greenspace next to Needler’s Fresh Market. Ping pong, foosball, and giant Jenga are always available for additional entertainment as we enjoy live music by Joy Caroline Mills, Vibrational healing/Tarrot readings by Indianapolis-based multi-disciplinary artist, Carlie Foreman, and local food by That Vegan Joint. Joy Caroline Mills is a songwriter, producer, recording engineer, guitarist, singer, & multi-instrumentalist currently residing in Indianapolis. Aside from her solo music, she primarily plays lead…

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Amy Kligman and Ish Muhammad In Conversation

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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Learn more about two of the artists selecting this year's Power Plant Grant recipients! Amy Kligman has been the Executive Artistic Director at Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, MO since 2015. Kligman’s career and experience as an exhibiting artist and grassroots curator/arts administrator spans 20 years of studio & exhibition work, independent curating and organizing, and artist-run projects. In 2011 Kligman was one of a team of 5 artist-curators who established Plug Projects, an artist-run project space in Kansas…

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Lunch at Lockerbie featuring performance by Kristina Sharpe

August 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lockerbie Marketplace, 320 N New Jersey St
Indianapolis, IN United States
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Join us on Thursdays at Lockerbie Marketplace — a lovely downtown greenspace next to Needler’s Fresh Market. Ping pong, foosball, and giant Jenga are always available for additional entertainment. This week enjoy live music by pianist and singer, Kristina Sharpe and local food by Wildboar BBQ. All events are free at 320 N New Jersey Street in the greenspace right off the Cultural Trail    

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After Work Happy Hour at Lockerbie Marketplace

August 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lockerbie Marketplace, 320 N New Jersey St
Indianapolis, IN United States
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Join us for an evening downtown at Lockerbie Marketplace — a lovely greenspace next to Needler's Fresh Market.  Purchase goods from local artisans and food vendors, pop in for free 5-minute wheel throwing lessons with artist Stephanie Williams, and visit our Sun King beer garden located right off the Cultural Trail on Alabama Street. All ages welcome. Featured vendors include Jovan art, Justin Cooper, and Lapis Lilly.    

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Milford Graves-Full Mantis

August 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kan-Kan Cinema, 1258 Windsor St.
Indianapolis, IN 46201 United States
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MILFORD GRAVES FULL MANTIS is the first ever feature-length portrait of renowned percussionist Milford Graves, exploring his kaleidoscopic creativity and relentless curiosity. Graves has performed internationally since 1964, both as a soloist and in ensembles with such legends as Albert Ayler, Giuseppi Logan and Sonny Sharrock. He is a founding pioneer of avant-garde jazz, and he remains one of the most influential living figures in the evolution of the form. The film draws the viewer through the artist’s lush garden…

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Dear Black Girl with Tamara Winfrey Harris

August 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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A public reading and discussion around the book "Dear Black Girl: Letters from Your Sisters About Stepping Into Your Power." Tamara Winfrey-Harris is a writer who specializes in the ever-evolving space where current events, politics and pop culture intersect with race and gender. She says, “I want to tell the stories of Black women and girls, and deliver the truth to all those folks who got us twisted—tangled up in racist and sexist lies. I want my writing to advocate…

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September 2022

Community Sitting Practice with Dr. Maria Hamilton Abegunde

September 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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Join us in a healing meditation practice open to the entire community to come and "sit with this" history and together use our energy to transform these histories. Maria E. Hamilton Abegunde, Ph.D. is a Memory Keeper, poet, ancestral priest in the Yoruba Orisa tradition, healing facilitator, doula, and a Reiki Master. Her research and creative work are grounded in contemplative and ritual practices and respectfully approach the Earth and human bodies as sites of memory, and always with the…

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Poetry and Ritual

September 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

The exhibit, "Sister Song: The Requiem" features several commissioned poems by Dr. Maria Hamilton Abegunde specifically exploring themes in the exhibit and exist within the wombs themselves.Abegunde will read selected works, the community is invited to bring objects that explore healing this history for a community altar. Sister Song: The Requiem is a community-based project that examines how art and community co-creation processes can be used to heal the intergenerational trauma associated with enslavement and its aftermaths. The project, led…

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