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Cultural Arts Pavilion

July 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cultural Arts Pavilion

The Cultural Arts Gallery is an exhibition that showcases the works of Indianapolis arts institutions and artists.

Time: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location: Indiana Convention Center, Hoosier Corridor Rooms 130 – 134

Partners: Herron School of Arts & Design, Harrison Center, Indiana State Museum, Indiana Historical Society, Tasha Beckwith, Kevin West, Lenny White, Deonna Craig, and The Boxx

Sponsors: Allen Whitehill Clowes Foundation, Nicholas H. Noyes Jr. Memorial Foundation, Penrod Society


Featured Art Pieces:

Harrison Center for the Arts/ Summer Academe

This exhibit highlights the partnership between the Harrison Center for the Arts and the Summer Academe Program hosted by Herron High School. Curated by Harrison Center studio artist and Summer Academe instructor Quincy Owens, student work focuses on the history and people of urban Indianapolis neighborhoods.

The Works of BM Jackson – prints from his Civil Rights Protest Series

Morrow’s Civil Rights Protest Series is a collect of eight poster prints of “Protest Drawings” which were made as a fundraising project for civil rights organizations.

These prints were made in 1964 in response to the Birmingham, Alabama church bombing in 1963 and the killing of several civil rights workers in Mississippi in 1964.

Indiana Historical Society

The Grand Ol’ Street: History of Indiana Avenue

Explore stories and images along Indiana Avenue at the Indiana Historical Society’s booth at the Cultural Arts Pavilion. Trace the history of “The Grand Ol’ Street” while learning about the society and picking up a fan to cool down your SummerFest!

Indiana State Museum

Written on the Soul: African American Poetry

Poetry has power!  African American poetry is the constant pulse of our prose and spoken word.  Visit the exhibit to read the words of Indiana poets Aaron Belford Thompson, Etheridge Knight and Mari Evans.  Next, use this inspiration to create your own poems.

Afrofuturism: Tasha Beckwith

Ms. Beckwith’s current works are inspired by Afrofuturism which explores African/African American culture with elements of science fiction, fantasy and Afrocentrism. Tasha’s works takes viewers on a journey through a kaleidoscope of patterns mixed with portraits merging imagination with technology to create a new world.


West’s artistry embodies a modern style. Colorful and realistic, his portraits carry the essence of the person he’s painted. He has a particular fondness for creating acrylic paintings of celebrities and pop icons. His abstract work, often custom designed, is generally vibrant and illuminating, adding light to almost any room in a home or corporate office.

Jazz Moments: Lenny White

Musicians exude a wide range of emotions while performing. The audience sees, hear and feel these emotions. Through my images, I strive to capture visual and emotional aspects of their performance. If I’m really successful, you can imagine the sounds well.

Gentrifying Our Genius: Deonna Craig

The exhibit will touch on subjects such as double consciousness, cosmograms, transcendence, racism, music, media influence, gentrification, power, poverty, African history, colonization, and exploitation. The artwork will be full of conversation starters and history lessons!


July 20, 2018
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Hoosier Corridor Rooms 130 – 134