Under the Radar–Live Music May 31st

Under the Radar will be presenting Brooklyn indie band Hawk and Dove at the end of May. Hawk and Dove has been described as “the loudest quiet band you have ever heard.” The band released their debut album last year entitled This Yesterday Will Never End. Steven and the Savvy is a collective of musicians based out of Bloomington with an eclectic style of indie rock. Ryan Puett is a local Indianapolis singer-songwriter that does a variety of folk-inspired music. Check out all of this great music for $5! Doors open at 8pm with music starting at 9pm. Check out details here

AIDS Candlelight Memorial Event–May 18th

Give Hope, Fight Poverty is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster philanthropy domestically by designing service-learning programs that engage US students and professionals with communities abroad and work together to educate, empower and lift orphaned and vulnerable children out of poverty. They are hosting an International AIDS Candlelight Memorial event May 18th from 9pm-midnight. You can find out more details and RSVP on their facebook event page.

First Friday–May 3rd!

First Friday is tomorrow and we have a wonderfully talented featured arts for May: Michelle Pendergrass. Through the use of mixed media and acrylics, Michelle is able to process life through her creativity. “Ugly and beautiful intersect on canvas as I work through figuring out who I am and what’s left of me as I dig through the layers to unearth that which I thought was dead. The loss is extravagant. The Grace is sufficient.” –From Michelle’s artist statement. You can find more information about Michelle and her art on her website.

Join us tomorrow evening, May 3rd, from 6-9PM to meet the artist and check out her work.

Arts Administration Intern

Fletcher Place Arts and Books Internship Program

The Fletcher Place Arts and Books Internship program is designed to be creative, hands-on and flexible. We are seeking applicants who are eager to become involved in creating events that connect community, literacy and art as well as individuals who are considering a career in the creative arts.

Arts Administration Intern

The Arts Administration Intern offers opportunity to learn aspects of gallery administration, art handling and installation, fundraising, event coordination and public relations. Responsibilities range from running First Friday events, installing art for events, creating advertisements and working with others on events that promote literacy, art and community. This position will be suit an individual who is eager, flexible and works well individually as well as with small groups. In this position, the intern will have flexibility and be able to see his or her own project ideas come to life during the internship.

Scheduling of work time can be flexible to fit each intern’s needs. We ask for a commitment of 5-10 hours a week for at least 8 weeks. All internships are unpaid and arrangement for school credit is encouraged if applicable.

Interested applicants should send a letter of inquiry, resume and three references to: fpartsandbooks@gmail.com

March First Friday: Holly Denihan

Black and White with a Splash of Color by Holly Denihan

Pancake Man

Join us March 1st from 6-10PM as we feature Holly Denihan. Her paintings draw the eye to specific places in the image through the use of black and white and color.

From Holly’s Artist Statement:
“Most of my work has consisted of black and white with a splash of color emphasizing the shadows and highlighting accent of the background. I also enjoy painting flowers with every petal as its own unique piece.”

Get a preview of Holly’s work on her website.

I’m excited to see her work for this exhibit!

See you March 1st! There will be an artist reception from 6-9PM.


Community Conversations

Update: Due to some preparation for First Friday, we are going to cancel this event. Email your ideas–We already have a few organizations/speakers confirmed for the next few months!

I have this idea–I want to create a monthly event to talk about topics that interest our community. Ideally, I’d love to have local non-profits share what they do, how they do it and how others can get involved. I like learning about new issues, and I love hearing how people have been creative and adventurous in tackling community/global/life issues.

I’ve talked with a few non-profits and they are excited about having an opportunity to share. Look for more details on this to come! When I was brainstorming ideas and topics, I decided it would be more exciting and effective if I invited YOU to join in my brainstorming process.

So, you are invited to send me an email at fpartsandbooks@gmail.com with ideas or topics that you would like to discuss. If you know of a local non-profit that you think may be interested in, let me know.

If you would like to sit down with me and just talk about the possibilities of this idea, meet me at the gallery January 29th at 7pm for one hour.

Circling by Hannah Hadley


I had the pleasure of meeting Hannah last summer at the gallery. As a senior in high school, she has vision for her art. She also seems to have an old soul–one where she is able to see beauty around her in unique ways.
Hannah’s new exhibit will be exploring the relationships of wholeness-growth-&-tribulation through film photography and abstract art. Themes such as love, mystery, worship and struggle are evident in her art. She is able to see the Lord’s beauty in a the world around her.
Come see her new exhibit, Circling, February 1st. She will be hanging out that evening between 6-9PM to answer any questions and to talk about her art.
See you then!