Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

Westside

August 17, 2013

Latest temporary art exhibits on display at airport

Installations highlight artists with local ties

(Continued)

The medium of collage is explored in two projects developed by the Indianapolis nonprofit arts organization Big Car. To highlight the growing international culture of Indianapolis, Big Car invited artist Ben Valentine to create a collage that would speak to the experience of international travel. The resulting installation combines various cloud images sourced from the Internet, visually encapsulating the experience of moving between cultures and geographies through a space that is open to the individual imagination.

This project is complemented by a collage created by students at Gambold Preparatory Magnet High School of IPS and Enlace Academy on Indy’s west side and facilitated by Big Car teaching artists Megan Hart and Tom Streit. The collage illustrates an array of textures, cultures, and images of foods from Saraga International Grocery Store in the Lafayette Square neighborhood, where 70-plus languages are spoken.

The two collages are themselves visually collaged together, forming a multilayered experience for the viewer. Two versions of the collaboration are featured, installed in the north and south display cases facing Civic Plaza in the ticketing hall.

Valentine was raised in Richmond, Ind., and attended Earlham College. He is an artist, writer, and curator currently based in Berkeley, Calif. His artistic practice frequently uses crowd-sourced and found images to comment on popular culture and the engagement of people with their environment.

Big Car brings art to people and people to art, sparking creativity in lives to transform communities. Its programs boost urban livability, invigorate public places, and support better neighborhoods using an engagement-based arts perspective. One of Big Car’s major programs is Service Center for Community & Culture, a repurposed retail store in the Lafayette Square area that functions as a community gathering place and urban garden.

Text Only
Westside
  • Enhancements being made to IND Terminal Garage Taking advantage of the closest parking to the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) terminal will become an even smoother process, thanks to several initiatives underway in the Terminal Garage. The projects, which will be completed over the next

    August 20, 2014

  • Enhancements being made to IND Terminal Garage Taking advantage of the closest parking to the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) terminal will become an even smoother process, thanks to several initiatives underway in the Terminal Garage. The projects, which will be completed over the next

    August 19, 2014

  • WSF 8-19 news med research pic Clinical research company looking for test subjects Community Medical Research Partners are looking for volunteers to help with pharmaceutical research.“All drugs that meet FDA approval have to go through a clinical trial process,” explains Michele Hall, director of operations for CMRP. “They first st

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • The seven Facebook friends everyone has Recently, I was told that I’m behind the times because I’m still on Facebook. Just five years ago, I was told I was behind the times because I wasn’t on Facebook.The new “it” social media apps are Instagram, Twitter and a thousand other apps that I d

    August 19, 2014

  • The abandoned war There was a time not so long ago when President Barack Obama boasted of how he had “ended” the Iraq War. It was, in his telling, a sign of his stalwart fidelity to his word.A video produced by his 2012 presidential campaign was titled “Ending the War

    August 19, 2014

  • Summer reading program sees new participation record Initial figures indicate a 12-year record of 59,182 children and families who participated in the Indianapolis Public Library’s 2014 Summer Reading Program, “Read in Any Language,” which concluded on July 26. The 95th annual program, held at all Indy

    August 19, 2014

  • What's going on at your local library? Decatur Branch• Preschool Storytime is 10:30 a.m. today, Aug. 20, 26 and 30.www.imcpl.org/locations/decatur/275-4330 Eagle Branch• Job Center at the Library is 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. today, Aug. 20, 26 and 27.• Sunrise to Sunset: Let’s Be Healthy is 10:3

    August 19, 2014

  • State Fair sees third largest crowd ever |The renovated Fairgrounds Coliseum and the new Indiana Beer and Wine Exhibition both received rave reviews from visitors to this year’s Indiana State Fair , which wrapped up over the weekend. The 2014 fair attracted 954,884 people, making this the t

    August 18, 2014

  • State Fair sees third largest crowd ever |The renovated Fairgrounds Coliseum and the new Indiana Beer and Wine Exhibition both received rave reviews from visitors to this year’s Indiana State Fair , which wrapped up over the weekend. The 2014 fair attracted 954,884 people, making this the t

    August 18, 2014

  • All's 'fair' for state candidates in off-off election year |INDIANAPOLIS — Mike Boland wasted little time plunging into the crowd at a booth serving deep-fried dough covered with powdered sugar — the fairground delicacy better known as an elephant ear. The Democratic candidate for state treasurer shook stick

    August 18, 2014

House Ads
Hendricks County Marquee
Email News Sign Up
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Poll

Are you worried about the violence in Ferguson, Mo., spreading across the country?

Yes
No
Not concerned one way or the other
     View Results
AP Video
Raw: IDF Footage Said to Show Airstrikes Police: Ferguson More Peaceful Raw: Aftermath of Airstrike in Gaza Raw: Thousands March on Pakistani Parliament Raw: World's Oldest Man Lives in Japan Fire Crews Tame Yosemite Fire Raw: Police Weapon Drawn Near Protesters, Media Raw: Deadly Landslides in Japan Raw: Explosions in Gaza As Airstrikes Resume Arrests Witnessed in Ferguson Charter Schools Alter Post-Katrina Landscape Texas Gov. Perry: Indictment 'a Political Act' US Officials: Video Shows American's Beheading Video Shows Ferguson Cop Months Before Shooting Heavy Rains Flood Arizona Roads US Trying to Verify Video of American's Killing FBI Director Addresses Ferguson Shooting in Utah Raw: Police at Scene of St. Louis Shooting Police: 2 Calif. Boys Planned School Shooting NOLA Police Chief Retires Amid Violent Crimes
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Must Read