The Harrison Center for the Arts is a mecca for Indianapolis artists looking for studio and gallery space. This Indianapolis nonprofit organization supports the work of local artists, creating a Utopian space for visual, musical and performing arts. Friday, April 9 marks the opening of Harrison Center for the Arts’ latest Indianapolis art exhibit: Spawn by Carla Knopp, a meditation of mystical imagery. This Indianapolis culture event is FREE to all Indianapolis people. An artist’s reception will be held for patrons and staff from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Carla Knopp works “within various painting scenarios.” She creates a framework to guide her through an intuitive process, often landing in the unknown and as yet unimagined. The conceptual structures that catalyze her work may or may not determine the paintings outcome. But these pre-meditated ideas paired with Knopp’s own willingness to go directly into the unknown quite often lead to stimulating pieces of art. In Knopp’s words, “I’m using the guise of order to traverse the unknown.”
A graduate of the Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI in Indianapolis downtown, Knopp has been painting and showing her work in Indianapolis art shows since 1980. In addition, she has traveled to Midwest, and even made a few trips to New York City, to share her work with larger audiences. Her work is guided by personally derived expressionism and formal experimentation. In addition to canvas painting, Carla Knopp paints murals and architectural ornamentation through her business CK Art Company.
Also showing at the Harrison Center for the Arts that evening are artists from the University of Indianapolis, in an exhibit titled “A Word from the Southside.” These Indianapolis kids have been working hard in class to create and grow as artists. See the fruits of their labor as you spy what the future of Indianapolis art has to offer.
Plus in Hank and Dolly’s Gallery Emily Schnellbacher shares new work in her exhibit Anthropomorphism. A current student of Herron School of Art and Design, Schelnbacher is set to graduate this May. Her work blends various animalistic imagery to create newly imagined creatures from and alien type world. The figures are both eye catching and thought provoking, as this up and coming artist challenges our perceptions of the natural world. Anthropomorphism is her BFA Thesis Exhibition.
Don’t miss these captivating exhibits at the Harrison Center for the Arts in Indianapolis downtown. Located in the Historic Old Northside, the Harrison Center for the arts is only a brief walk from other Indianapolis museums such as the President Benjamin Harrison Home or the Morris Butler House Museum. Harrison Center for the Arts is a cutting edge Indianapolis art gallery dedicated to encouraging Indianapolis art.
After you take in the stunning visuals at Harrison, grab dinner and drinks at any of the many great Indianapolis restaurants and refreshing Indianapolis bars downtown. Stay tuned to Indianapolis News, Events and Information on Fun City Finder.com for all the latest on fun things to do in Indianapolis. We cover Indianapolis attractions to Indianapolis sports and more. Get out in Indy and find some fun!
Spawn: New Work by Carla Knopp
April 9 to May 1
Harrison Center for the Arts
1505 North Delaware
Indianapolis, IN 46202