Come celebrate as we wrap up the 2017 season of creative placemaking in the Englewood Village, a Great Places 2020 neighborhood. The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA), Englewood Community Development Corporation (ECDC), and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) would like to celebrate The Englewood Project and all placemaking projects, Wonderland Film Festival and permanent/semi-permanent art installations by Indianapolis artists Josh Betsey, Quincy Owens and Gautam Rao.
Enjoy some treats and watch the premiere of The Englewood Project video featuring all tattoo and cross-stitch participants!
Friday December 1, 6-8 p.m.
Englewood Recreation Gym
23 N. Rural Street,
The Englewood Project is the Indianapolis-based extension of the global artwork, Love Letter to the World, by Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todonova from Lexington, KY. 260 Indianapolis community members participated in the project opting to get a line of text from the poem tattooed on their bodies or creating a cross-stitch piece from patterns based the unique design created for the Indianapolis/Englewood project. The Gohde and Todonova project is based on the poem, Love Letta to de Worl by Frank X. Walker, an NAACP Image Award-winner, who wrote it both as an apology and as a renewed commitment to a troubled world. They wanted to create a global community by intertwining poetry, tattoos, design, photography, spoken work, storytelling and music. Images of the participants featured in a video debuting on Dec. 1.
The Englewood Project is sponsored by iMOCA, Englewood Community Development Corporation (ECDE), Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and Metamorphosis Professional Tattoo and Body Piercing.
iMOCA is supported from grants and funding from the Efroymson Family Fund, The Indianapolis Foundation, Herbert Simon Family Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, Halstead Architects, ESL-Spectrum, R&M Electric, Buckingham Companies, National Performance Network, Visual Artists Network, Arthur Jordan Foundation, ArtsAlliance for Contemporary Glass, Centaur Gaming, 20×200, Bluebeard and Edington Gallery.