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February 2020

TJ Reynolds:We Catch the Light, Reflections on Black Skin

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - February 22 @ 3:00 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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Those of African descent are the most underrepresented group in the world of fine art.  Black faces are beautiful. Digging deeper, we see that by working on black surfaces with white ink & paint, Reynolds draws in the light instead of the shadow, with emotive figures emerging from the deep, catching light in the way only melanin can. The stylized nature of the drawings reveals a complexity of shapes and linework, in patterns that evoke both ancient art and futuristic…

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Freedom To Be Official Book Launch

February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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Join award-winning author Diana Ensign for this celebratory book signing and educational panel discussion on how our community can support transgender people and their families. Hear from Kimberly Acoff, Indiana Youth Group (IYG) Director of Programming; Sa’hara Miller, BU Wellness Sophisticated Divas Program; Diana Asberry (parent of a transgender child and a nonbinary child); and Andru Lanning (awesome young adult)! Info table by Matty Slaydon, Organizer of Queering Indy. A portion of book sales support Trinity Haven, Indiana’s first transitional…

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March 2020

West African Dance with Uzuri Asad

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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$10

West African dance is an essential component of West African culture. Over time, traditional dances incorporated new moves, rhythms and ideas. Through the slave trade, and through national production of traditional dance forms, West African dance has found it’s way around the globe. West African Dance has influenced many popular American dance forms, such as hip-hop, salsa and jazz dance. Traditional dances are still practiced by many people today. Uzuri Asad caters to all levels of students and is part…

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West African Dance Class with Uzuri Asad

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until April 1, 2020
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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$10

West African dance is an essential component of West African culture. Over time, traditional dances incorporated new moves, rhythms and ideas. Through the slave trade, and through national production of traditional dance forms, West African dance has found it’s way around the globe. West African Dance has influenced many popular American dance forms, such as hip-hop, salsa and jazz dance. Traditional dances are still practiced by many people today. Uzuri Asad caters to all levels of students and is part…

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Who Are You? What Do You Want?

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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"If you were a wrestler what would be your entrance theme song?" This interactive exhibit in Guichelaar Gallery entails posting a series of questions that YOU answer on sticky notes. March is Women's History Month and in celebration we will also host a contest coloring a few historical women figures, $20 Normal Coffee gift cards will be awarded.

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Aurora Photocenter Presents Adam Ekberg: The Other Side of Boredom

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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For artist Adam Ekberg, moving past boredom means finding a space in which the mind is free to devise a logic of its own, and ordinary objects are liberated from the drudgery of daily life. The resulting photographic interventions are both mysterious and delightful. Cocktail umbrellas no longer shade tropical beverages but rather occupy a sunny beach en masse. Roller skates once relegated to an indoor rink now drag-race across an empty field propelled by burning aerosol cans. Each of…

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Wes Janz-Pinned Down: The Locking Up of America

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Listen Hear, 2620 Shelby St,
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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The number of sites of incarceration—where people are “pinned down”—is big as well. It makes sense, right? We need a lot of buildings and cells in which to lock up all these folks. Federal prisons. State prisons. County jails. City jails. Local lockups. Juvenile detention centers. Secure juvenile residential facilities. University police holding cells. Tribal prisons and jails. Military detention facilities. ICE sites. Forestry camps. Airport holding cells. Join us March 6th for the opening of Wes Janz- Pinned Down:…

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See America First Film Series-Ragtime

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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Kipp Normand will introduce and host a discussion relating the film to his current exhibition in the Main Gallery at Tube Factory artspace, 'Snake Oil'. Attendees will have a chance to win a original Normand sculpture, "Snake Oil." "A kaleidoscope of tales from E.L. Doctorow's eponymous novel evokes life in pre-World War I New York City. A white family find a black baby in their yard and takes on the mother as a maid. A black pianist, Coalhouse Walker Jr.…

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West African Dance with Uzuri Asad

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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$10

West African dance is an essential component of West African culture. Over time, traditional dances incorporated new moves, rhythms and ideas. Through the slave trade, and through national production of traditional dance forms, West African dance has found it’s way around the globe. West African Dance has influenced many popular American dance forms, such as hip-hop, salsa and jazz dance. Traditional dances are still practiced by many people today. Uzuri Asad caters to all levels of students and is part…

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Spring Zine Jam-Postponed

March 14 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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Join us at Normal Coffee inside the Tube Factory Artspace for a collaborative zine jam just in time for spring to roll around! Supplies will be provided but you're welcome to bring your own. Drawings, poetry, collage, whatever you think we should put in our spring zine works! Gluestick will print the zine shortly after and it will be available for pickup around Indy and at Normal. Don't know what a zine is? Come find out!

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