Rad A. Drew Photography: August 2017

Continental Divide at Dawn

Continental Divide at Dawn
Continental Divide at Dawn

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Feed Your Soul with Local Art this First Friday

Local Art by Nancy Lee, Twilight Nouveau Necklace, Argentium Silver and Moonstone 
Showing at Nancy Lee Designs Gallery, Circle City Industrial Complex

It's IDADA First Friday again, which means many opportunities throughout Indianapolis (and beyond) to view art, meet local artists, and to gather as a community, celebrating some of the best of what we human beings have to offer the world -- our creative expression!
Local Art by Katrina Murray, All Together
Showing at the Tarkington Gallery through September
Includes work of other CCIC Artists
Tarkington Tower, 4000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208


These First Friday events, I think, are significant social activities that are important to a community, helping each of us learn more about our community's diversity as well as those commonalities we share as neighbors. 

Local Art by Rad A. Drew, Embraced, (SOLD) 
Showing at Nancy Lee Designs Gallery, Vanishing Barns Exhibit by Rad A. Drew
Circle City Industrial Complex

First Friday art events bring people from all walks together for an evening and provide an opportunity to be intellectually stimulated and nurtured through contact with others and exposure to creative artwork.

Local Art, Forest Bathing, by Lorie Lee Donoho Andrews
Showing at the Speck Gallery in the Harrison Center

And please, support a local artist! 

Being an artist is both a joy AND a daily act of courage. It's risky business to bare one's soul to a community and expose one's work - and self - to scrutiny. When you purchase an artist's work you are not only making an important financial contribution toward sustaining that creative's ability to continue working, you're also providing important moral support and validation that is equally important to nurturing an individual artist and sustaining creative expression in our community.
Local Art by Rad A. Drew, Out to Pasture Showing at the Meaningful Places: An iMOCA & Indiana Landmarks Exhibition


by Eric Schoch, Detail of Abandoned Chair, Abandoned Church
Showing at the Meaningful Places: An iMOCA & Indiana Landmarks Exibition
Yes, my wife, metalsmith Nancy Lee, and I are both part of the Indianapolis art community, but don't misinterpret my comments here as a shameless appeal to buy OUR art, necessarily -- although that would be great! 


Local Art by Nancy Lee, Dandy Lion Lady Bug BroochSilver, copper, brass, German grandfather clock gear
Showing at Nancy Lee Designs Gallery, Circle City Industrial Complex
Instead, consider this an appeal, an invitation, to find art and meet a local artist whose work moves or inspires you, and support them by acknowledging and purchasing their work. When you find work that speaks to you, and appreciate it, you are performing an act of creativity yourself. What you like and what is meaningful to you is an entirely personal, unique expression. Maybe the relationship you develop with a work or an artist will tell you something about who you are.

By purchasing local art you are:
  • having FUN!
  • contributing to some of the best of what our communities have to offer, 
  • having an impact on the local economy 
  • acquiring a work that can be a source of joy to you as you see it everyday,
  • creating a unique environment when you show a variety of art in your home,
  • supporting imaginative spirits, allowing them to continue to create new work and contribute to our community in positive ways.
For a great list of IDADA First Friday events, see the Map created by the Indiana Downtown Artists and Dealer's Association - IDADA


Local Art by Rad A. Drew, Behind the Barn
Showing at Nancy Lee Designs Gallery, Vanishing Barns Exhibit by Rad A. Drew
Circle City Industrial Complex


Other events this Friday

A multitude of Artists at the 

Circle City Industrial Complex
1125 E Brookside Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46202

A multitude of Artists at the 
Stutz Gallery
212 West 10th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202


Exhibit: Vanishing Barns of Indiana by Rad Drew
Nancy Lee Designs Gallery
Circle City Industrial Complex
1125 E Brookside Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Meaningful Places: An iMOCA & Indiana Landmarks Exhibition
Rapp Family Gallery
Indiana Landmark Center
1201 Central Ave

Indianapolis, IN 46202

Gallery 924
924 N. Pennsylvania St
Indianapolis, IN 46204


Tarkington Tower hosts artists from Circle City Industrial Complex (CCIC) Artists, Katrina J. Murray, Nancy Lee, and Andrea Townsend 

Tarkington Tower 
4000 N Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46208
When: Now thru September 2017
Hours Week days 10:00 to 6:00 (give-or-take)