IPride: Indy Pride 25th Anniversary Exhibition


**Meet the Artists on May 31st from 6-8pm at the Opening Reception**

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the first public Pride celebrations in Indianapolis, Indy Pride, Inc., in conjunction the Indianapolis Arts Council, is hosting an exhibition entitled, iPride: Indy Pride 25th Anniversary Exhibition, at the Indianapolis Artsgarden. The exhibition will run from May 31-June 22, 2013, and it coincides with the Circle City IN Pride Festival, which happens June 1-9, 2013.

Volunteer curators Michael Barclay, Museum Studies Graduate Candidate at IUPUI, and Paula Katz, Director and Curator of the Herron Galleries at Herron School of Art & Design, administered a call for original artwork to celebrate the creativity of Hoosier Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender artists. From the submissions nine artists were selected who create works in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, photography, and video.

In addition to the narrative and expressive artwork, historical materials related to Indy Pride’s near and far past have also been carefully amassed. The historical portion of this exhibition will tell the story of LGBT Pride in Indianapolis, growing from a small group of supporters in the early 1980s to 80,000 in 2012. The presentation of historical artifacts visualizes the long and complex journey the Pride celebration has taken in the circle city. Also presented in the exhibition is an in-depth look at Indy Pride Inc., its community service and partnerships in Indianapolis and its week-long celebratory events.

Featured artists include:
Scott Barnes
Emily Budd
Robert Horvath
Terry Huber
Kyle Krauskopf
Thea Meussling
Jer Musko
Lukas Schooler
Aaron Swartz
Anna Velez


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