First Friday in February in Indianapolis


INDIANAPOLIS – Once the snow clears, there’s plenty to enjoy this first Friday in Indy.

Catch a free Brother Moses concert or head to the Harrison Center to listen to acclaimed Hoosier journalist and author Eunice Trotter.

Here are the five places we recommend you visit.

“Winter Solstice” at Full Circle Nine Gallery

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The image of Ruth Kelly “Millennium Grove”.

The Full Circle Nine Gallery (FC9) inside the Circle City Industrial Complex (CCIC) will present the exhibition “Winter Solstice” by photographer Ruth Kelly. Kelly says that during lockdown in 2020 she experimented with digital stitching and continued to incorporate it into her work.

In a statement about the exhibit, Kelly said, “The focus of the exhibit is the winter landscape. The images range from simple nature scenes to collages, often blending fantasy and reality.”

The gallery is free and open to the public from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

FC9 is located at 1125 Brookside Ave., in the South Studios section of CCIC.

Yeabsera Tabb at the Harrison Center


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This work is titled Miss Shirley by Yeabsera Tabb.

Yeabsera Tabb’s “Bracing for Hope” exhibit will be at the Harrison Center on Friday.

The Center says Tabb’s series of woodblock prints and mixed-media portraits explore the “nuanced concept of home, comfort, security, and the juxtaposition of fear and anxiety that immigrants experience when this sacred thing that we call home is threatened”.

Other exhibits at the Harrison Center during the opening of the First Friday Gallery include Megan and Corey Jefferson’s “Another Look Outside” in Speck Gallery, Liz Nelson’s Elemental in Hank & Dolly’s Gallery and more.

The gallery is free and open to the public from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Harrison Center is located at 1505 N Delaware St.

Anthony Armstrong and more at CCIC

The CCIC is huge, with more than 20 local businesses and art studios. Most open their doors on the first Friday of the month. Some offerings this month include large-scale images of Anthony Armstrong. According to a statement from CCIC, Armstrong’s images, mostly in black and white, depict everyday life and its simplicity.

All exhibitions are free to browse at the CCIC from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Circle City Industrial Complex: 1125 Brookside Ave.

Concert of Brother Moses at LO-FI

Indie rock band Brother Moses will give a concert at LO-FI starting at 8 p.m.

LO-FI is located on the second floor of the Murphy Arts Building at 1043 Virginia Ave.

Black genealogy with Eunice Trotter

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Eunice Trotter, author of “Black in Indiana,” will discuss the importance of oral history in the genealogy of black families in Indiana.

Eunice Trotter, the Indianapolis Star’s first black editor, will be at the Harrison Center on Friday to discuss her book “Black in Indiana.”

His free talk will cover the importance of oral history in Indiana black family genealogy and personal history. Trotter will also provide a free handout to help participants collect oral histories from their own families.

The historian will hold three sessions in the Galerie Souterraine, the first at 6:30 p.m., the second at 7:30 p.m. and the last at 8:30 p.m.

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