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1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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May 2021

The Indianapolis Anthology Reading & Book Release

May 15 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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"As a child, I thought Naptown was a cool nickname for Indianapolis. Little did I know it was more pejorative than cool. Indianapolis used to—and sometimes still does—have a reputation for being boring and lacking culture. The Indianapolis Anthology proves otherwise. We see the beauty, the ugliness, the racism, the diversity, the past, and the present. It’s all here. Through each story, you see Naptown isn’t a sleepy little city, and I was right all along." —Oseye Boyd, editor of…

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June 2021

Natasha Vidger:Common Ground

June 4 @ 6:00 pm - July 18 @ 10:00 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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Life-sized, sprawling canvases house images of animals that learned to live in new worlds, in habitats created by humans. Vidger’s painted canvases are aged with natural elements to move away from traditional, romanticized landscapes. She removes the animals from their environments, from their homes so we see them in this state of limbo, wondering where they go next. “By utilizing natural pigments to age my canvases, I present an alternative landscape that expresses the duality of desolation and splendor.” Vidger…

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Amanda Strong:Animations

June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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"Biidaaban" In Amanda Strong’s astonishing short film, Biidaaban sets out to harvest sap from sugar maples in urban Ontario neighbourhoods. The practice of harvesting sap to create syrup goes back to time immemorial for the Anishinaabe, people but the lands have since been covered over by urban development and occupation. Biidaabaan can see the traces of the people, creatures, land and time as they work to continue in their ancestors’ movements. Biidaaban is a young Anishinaabe gender non-binary person that…

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August 2022

Jerry Lee Atwood:Chaos Refined

August 5, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - November 13, 2022 @ 10:00 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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Jerry Lee Atwood’s custom Western wear stands at the apex of contemporary culture and fashion history. It serves as a bridge between traditions of the past established by great Western wear clothiers like Nuta Kotlyarenko, known professionally as Nudie Cohn or Manuel Arturo José Cuevas Martínez Sr., best known simply as Manuel, and our modern pop-culture pantheon represented by artists such as Orville Peck and Post Malone. Working under the moniker, Union Western Clothing which he founded with his partner…

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