Public Social University & The Thin Blue Line Art Show

Event Location: Service Center for Contemporary Culture and Community, 3819 Lafayette Road Art show reception at 6 pm; Public Social University starts at 7:30 pm.

Experience creative new perspectives on our favorite resource: water. First, ten Herron designers explore the meaning of water resource protection in an art show called The Thin Blue Line. Given only the shapes and patterns reflecting the White River watershed and a mission to capture the essence of water resource protection in the context of these designer’s lives, each artwork becomes a personal exploration of a river that doesn’t divide a region, but holds a community together.

Then, participate in Public Social University, hosted by Katherine Ball, resident at Indianapolis Island, in the IMA’s 100 Acres: Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park. Started in Portland, Oregon as a free, open source of knowledge, Public Social Universities are open workshops taught by members of the community and for members of the community, in a playful, heartfelt style. Everyone is free to participate, either in the audience or as a self-nominated leader of a 30-minute workshop. Topic ideas: rain barrels, a performance/lecture on water-saving techniques, a comedy sketch on hydrologic cycles. Refreshments will include beer made with lake water!

To sign up to offer a workshop, contact Katherine Ball. by Sept. 10.

Presented by Lodge Design, Big Car, Herron School of Art & Design and IMA Indianapolis Island resident Katherine Ball.

Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN