Sure, we want you to visit Sky Blue Window daily, but we realize stories about incredible
events, entertainment and interesting organizations that are transforming
Indiana pour out of publications all over this city. So in this space, we bring
you the Best of the Rest, a
collection of other notable pieces spotlighting arts and entertainment around
Check out the list of hot topics from beyond our Sky Blue Window. When you're finished,
stick around to browse some of our stories you might have missed this week.
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Sutton is set to start at Butler on the 19th of next month.
For years Butler University's
arts programming has operated as a loose connection between interrelated
cultural entities. That will soon change when newly hired executive director Ty
Sutton attempts to bring the university's various arts venues under one
umbrella. IBJ has the details on
Sutton's background as general manager of the Wagner
Noel Center in Midland, Texas, and the holistic approach he hopes to bring
to his new position. For more on Butler's artistic evolution, revisit our 2013 story
on the launch of Butler ArtsFest.
A few weeks ago, Sky
Blue Window contributor Jennifer Delgadillo informed
readers about a new series General
Public Collective was attempting to fund on "Difficult Women." With the
necessary resources secured, the first event will take place this evening
(Sunday) with a performance by German musician and artist Mary Ocher. NUVO arts editor Emily Taylor has the
details on the impetus behind the "Difficult Women" series, and a preview of
what to expect at this evening's performance.
It's no secret that arts education is routinely the first entity
to hit the chopping block when the political overlords responsible for academic
budgets convene to allocate funding. A new partnership between Indianapolis
Public Schools, the Kennedy Center and the Arts Council of Indianapolis is
aiming to buck that trend.
Over the next five years, the three stakeholders will join
forces to increase access and programming for IPS students in the long term.
This is an exciting development for Indy students. For more on "smart art for
kids" revisit Mali Simone's story
on a painting class at Boys & Girls Club on Indy's Far Eastside.
Image by Ted Giffin
Giffin hosts a range of artistic endeavors on his website, including this image from the series The Artist as the Mad Wizard of the Ego.
One of the things we aim to accomplish with Sky Blue Window is to demystify the
artistic process. Nearly every artist has his or her own way of working. No
exact science exists to opening the path to creativity. Last week, Musical Family Tree contributor Brett
Alderman sat down with veteran Bloomington musician and visual artist Ted Giffin to talk about his artistic routines, his musical
career and his plans for the future.
Giffin is extremely open about his
process. It's always interesting to get a clearer grasp of how an
interdisciplinary artist juggles multiple media. For a glimpse into the process
of another artist straddling multiple forms, scope Chi Sherman's profile
of Indianapolis Art Center's Melissa Kistler.
Oreo Jones can rest easy knowing his revolutionary hip-hop festival is off to a very strong start.
Earlier this year we wrote
about a partnership between Indianapolis Opera and IUPUI's school of Music and
Arts Technology.The IUPUI department is
back with another concert opportunity this week, this time with partners at
Classical Music Indy and Indianapolis Museum of Art. On Friday, IUPUI hosted
a performance by renowned pianist Vicky Chow and electronic musician Tristan Perich. It was the first in a series of shows curated
by this cultural triumvirate. Visit Indy
Star for details on Friday's performance, and a conversation with Chow.
According to reports, Indy's first, large-scale hip-hop festival
went off without a hitch and surpassed all of its organizer's expectations with
a sell-out crowd on Aug. 29. Our own Seth Johnson previewed
Chreece, giving readers a glimpse at the emcee
that spearheaded the event, Oreo Jones.
NUVO's Adam Lukach
takes care of the postmortem, recapping a full day of community and positivity
in a celebration of Hoosier hip-hop.
Rob Peoni is a freelance writer with a passion for underappreciated rock 'n' roll, local business and culture. The stories he tells are typically found where those interests intersect. The hours away from the dim glow of his computer screen are often spent scouring the Circle City for live music.