Mindfulness & Meditation: Keeping Calm Amidst Chaos
Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

Mindfulness & Meditation: Keeping Calm Amidst Chaos

How does one cope with the uncertainty and instability of our chaotic modern world without becoming anxious, depressed, or angry? Using guided meditation and practical guidance, this special evening talk will provide essential tools to transform life’s challenges into opportunities for remarkable inner development. Everyone is welcome regardless of background or belief.

For more information, contact: Kadampa Meditation Center Indianapolis, 8407 Castleton Corner Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46250, (317) 827-6114 info@meditation-indianapolis.org

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Member Morning
Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

Member Morning

Start your weekend on the right foot with a visit to Artlink's Member Morning. Join us for inspiration and conversation. At Member Mornings, Artlink members have the opportunity to engage in conversation with local and regional exhibiting artists as well as Artlink's gallery staff. Each month will feature a special selection of coffee, tea and pastries from local favorites. 

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Figure Drawing
Jan
22
6:00 PM18:00

Figure Drawing

Artlink Figure Drawing is a weekly program that offers serious artists and students the opportunity to build a solid foundation in drawing the figure. To help artists practice, we offer long and short poses, now with both nude and clothed drawing sessions!

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Figure Drawing
Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

Figure Drawing

Artlink Figure Drawing is a weekly program that offers serious artists and students the opportunity to build a solid foundation in drawing the figure. To help artists practice, we offer long and short poses, now with both nude and clothed drawing sessions!

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Figure Drawing
Jan
29
6:00 PM18:00

Figure Drawing

Artlink Figure Drawing is a weekly program that offers serious artists and students the opportunity to build a solid foundation in drawing the figure. To help artists practice, we offer long and short poses, now with both nude and clothed drawing sessions!

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Drawn Together
Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

Drawn Together

  • Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, and Spirits in the Tiger Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Drawn Together is a celebration of creativity and community. Each month, we bring artists and friends together to draw, sketch, doodle, and design. We'll bring the pencils and paper, just bring your imagination! 

Drawn Together is a free, all ages event for artists and non-artists alike! Join us for one of our upcoming events! 

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Exhibition Opening Reception
Feb
16
5:00 PM17:00

Exhibition Opening Reception

Join us for the opening reception for exhibitions by Audrey Mills, Elena Smyrniotis, and a collaborative exhibition by Mel Sealy and C.A. Neal.

Audrey Mills is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Kalamazoo, MI. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Printmedia from Western Michigan University.

Elena Smyrniotis received her MFA in Printmaking and Drawing from the University Notre Dame in 2017. Her recent works explore utopia with specific interest in the representation of history in an urban landscape, the allegorical representation of utopia, and the metaphor of space.

Mel Sealy is a comic artist from Columbus, Ohio. Sealy is a queer, black woman interested in telling stories that challenge preconceived notions.

C. A. Neal is an editorial illustrator currently residing in Chicago, Illinois. Neal is interested in providing the not-so-tangible a visual form, specifically creating artwork around themes of mental health and sexuality.

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Chris Staros: Portfolio Review & Conversation
Feb
17
11:00 AM11:00

Chris Staros: Portfolio Review & Conversation

Join us for an evening of conversation and stories with Chris Staros award winning publisher of Top Shelf productions, one of nation’s leading independent publishers of literary graphic novels. 

This event is $5.00, tickets can be purchased here: https://squareup.com/store/artlink-gallery

We are also thrilled to announce that Staros will provide one-on-one portfolio reviews from 11am-4pm on Saturday, February 17th. Register for one 5-15 minute portfolio review session with Staros where you’ll receive a one on one critique of your project or work. To save your spot for a portfolio review, register here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/508084CA9AA2CAAF85-chris 

About Chris Staros

Chris Staros is the Editor-in-Chief of Top Shelf Productions (www.topshelfcomix.com), one of the more critically-acclaimed independent publishers of literary graphic novels. He’s also a professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) teaching Sequential Art classes to the next generation of industry professionals. In the recent past, he’s served as the Chairman of the Board of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), where he oversaw the non-profit organization’s charter to protect the First Amendment rights of the comic book industry. Since co-founding Top Shelf Productions, Inc. in 1997, Top Shelf has produced over 300 graphic novels that have helped to revitalize interest in comics as a literary art form.

Most notably, John Lewis’ March, Alan Moore’s From Hell, Craig Thompson’s Blankets, Jeff Lemire’s Underwater Welder, Jeffrey Brown's Clumsy, and Kim Dwinell’s Surfside Girls -- all of which have garnered accolades from the likes of CNN, NPR, The Colbert Report, Time, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, and the New York Times (and two have been made into major motion pictures). If you want to make him happy, talk to him about Elvis, as he loves the King more than anything.

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Collaboratorium: Technology
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Collaboratorium: Technology

This month’s Collaboratorium will focus on the theme of technology and how we, both on individual and societal levels, interact with tech on a daily basis. Does technology make our lives better or smaller? Will technology save us or render us obsolete? Artists will collaborate on works that address this theme in some way and in whatever medium they choose. Artists of any skill level who are 18 years or older are welcome to participate, and you can arrive and leave whenever you please. All supplies will be provided by Italian Friend.

Collaboratorium is a weekly artmaking session run by Italian Friend ArtRuckus that brings together artists, musicians, performers, and writers to create collaborative, improvised works in a wide range of mediums, including visual art, music, video, and performance art.
Collaboratorium sessions take place in a relaxed atmosphere that encourages participants to focus on the processes of collaboration, experimentation, and improvisation.

Brief History (2016-present)
Early in 2016, the artist collective Italian Friend ArtRuckus was formed in downtown Fort Wayne around the idea of creating a space for its founding members to come together and collaborate in a improvised, freewheeling manner. What began as informal, occasional meetings soon grew into weekly artmaking sessions that included a greater number of artists, musicians, performers, and writers. By the end of 2017, over 50 individuals from the Fort Wayne area and beyond had participated in this program, now officially known as Collaboratorium.

Since its inception nearly two years ago, Collaboratorium sessions have resulted in the creation of hundreds of artworks (drawings, paintings, books, sculptures, and more), and over 100 hours of recorded music and performance art. In 2018, Italian Friend will continue Collaboratorium in their new headquarters with a more ambitious structure. Each week’s session will have a planned focus on specific media, materials, and/or themes, while the key components of collaboration, experimentation, and improvisation will remain central. 

In addition, on the third Wednesday of each month, a public Collaboratorium will be held at Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery for artists 18 years and older. These public sessions will be centered on the visual arts and will help Italian Friend share the collaborative ethos and techniques that they’ve developed in the past two years with a new population of artists.

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Member Morning
Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

Member Morning

Start your weekend on the right foot with a visit to Artlink's Member Morning. Join us for inspiration and conversation. At Member Mornings, Artlink members have the opportunity to engage in conversation with local and regional exhibiting artists as well as Artlink's gallery staff. Each month will feature a special selection of coffee, tea and pastries from local favorites. 

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Drawn Together
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

Drawn Together

  • Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, and Spirits in the Tiger Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Drawn Together is a celebration of creativity and community. Each month, we bring artists and friends together to draw, sketch, doodle, and design. We'll bring the pencils and paper, just bring your imagination! 

Drawn Together is a free, all ages event for artists and non-artists alike! Join us for one of our upcoming events! 

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Collaboratorium: Canvases Large & Small
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Collaboratorium: Canvases Large & Small

We like to keep it simple sometimes, so this month’s Collaboratorium will be all about creating collaborative works on canvases of all sizes, from the smallest we can find to the largest. There will be no specified theme, but (as always) we will have our Big Bucket of Prompts in case you’re in need of inspiration. Artists of any skill level who are 18 years or older are welcome to participate, and you can arrive and leave whenever you please. All supplies will be provided by Italian Friend

About Collaboratorium
Collaboratorium is a weekly artmaking session run by Italian Friend ArtRuckus that brings together artists, musicians, performers, and writers to create collaborative, improvised works in a wide range of mediums, including visual art, music, video, and performance art.
Collaboratorium sessions take place in a relaxed atmosphere that encourages participants to focus on the processes of collaboration, experimentation, and improvisation.

Brief History (2016-present)
Early in 2016, the artist collective Italian Friend ArtRuckus was formed in downtown Fort Wayne around the idea of creating a space for its founding members to come together and collaborate
in a improvised, freewheeling manner. What began as informal, occasional meetings soon grew into weekly artmaking sessions that included a greater number of artists, musicians, performers,
and writers. By the end of 2017, over 50 individuals from the Fort Wayne area and beyond had participated in this program, now officially known as Collaboratorium.

Since its inception nearly two years ago, Collaboratorium sessions have resulted in the creation of hundreds of artworks (drawings, paintings, books, sculptures, and more), and over 100 hours
of recorded music and performance art. In 2018, Italian Friend will continue Collaboratorium in their new headquarters with a more
ambitious structure. Each week’s session will have a planned focus on specific media, materials, and/or themes, while the key components of collaboration, experimentation, and improvisation will remain central. 

In addition, on the third Wednesday of each month, a public
Collaboratorium will be held at Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery for artists 18 years and older. These public sessions will be centered on the visual arts and will help Italian Friend share the collaborative ethos and techniques that they’ve developed in the past two years with a new population of artists.

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Opening Reception: 38th National Print Exhibition
Mar
30
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception: 38th National Print Exhibition

Although printing for most of us is often as immediate as Ctrl+P, the tradition of printmaking continues on today. This traditional and often times tedious artform has not faded with the dawn of the digital age, instead printmaking has continued to inspire a new generation of printmakers who seek to augment traditional practices with new techniques. These techniques, rolling out an ink slab for a lithograph or wiping the surface of a copper plate etching with the palm of the hand, become ingrained in each artist. This exhibition, in its 38th year, will feature contemporary printmakers working in all printmaking mediums, including intaglio, lithographs, relief, screenprints, monoprints, letterpress, artist books, digital prints and print installations. This year, we are honored to have Liz Maugans, printmaker and co-founder of Zygote Press, as the juror of this exhibition.

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Drawn Together
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

Drawn Together

  • Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, and Spirits in the Tiger Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Drawn Together is a celebration of creativity and community. Each month, we bring artists and friends together to draw, sketch, doodle, and design. We'll bring the pencils and paper, just bring your imagination! 

Drawn Together is a free, all ages event for artists and non-artists alike! Join us for one of our upcoming events! 

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Member Morning
Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

Member Morning

Start your weekend on the right foot with a visit to Artlink's Member Morning. Join us for inspiration and conversation. At Member Mornings, Artlink members have the opportunity to engage in conversation with local and regional exhibiting artists as well as Artlink's gallery staff. Each month will feature a special selection of coffee, tea and pastries from local favorites. 

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Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum Letterpress Workshop
Apr
15
10:00 AM10:00

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum Letterpress Workshop

The Hamilton Wood Type Museum advances the understanding of our printing and design heritage by documenting, archiving and reproducing the history and images of American letterpress printing. Its premier collection of printing type, engravings, library, prints and equipment support scholarship and education at all levels by preserving through use, research and demonstration.

This two-hour workshop will be taught by Stephanie Carpenter and provide individuals the opportunity to pull letterpress prints by hand from historic wood type from the Hamilton collection. Participants will have the opportunity to pull a number of prints to take home and will learn about the process of letterpress printmaking.

Special thanks to the Designer/Craftsman Guild, Inc. for sponsoring this workshop.

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Pressing On Screening
Apr
15
2:00 PM14:00

Pressing On Screening

Join us for a screening of Pressing On: The Letterpress Film at Cinema Center on April 15, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. 

The modern world was born on a printing press. Once essential to communication, the 500-year-old process is now in danger of being lost as its caretakers age. From self-proclaimed basement hoarders to the famed Hatch Show Print, Pressing On: The Letterpress Film explores the question: why has letterpress survived in a digital age? Worlds of each character emerge as unusual narratives—joyful, mournful, reflective and visionary—are punctuated with on-screen visual poetry, every shot meticulously composed. Captivating personalities blend with wood, metal and type as young printers strive to save this historic process in a film created for the designer, type nerd, historian and collector in us all.

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Drawn Together
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

Drawn Together

  • Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, and Spirits in the Tiger Room. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Drawn Together is a celebration of creativity and community. Each month, we bring artists and friends together to draw, sketch, doodle, and design. We'll bring the pencils and paper, just bring your imagination! 

Drawn Together is a free, all ages event for artists and non-artists alike! Join us for one of our upcoming events! 

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Member Morning
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Member Morning

Start your weekend on the right foot with a visit to Artlink's Member Morning. Join us for inspiration and conversation. At Member Mornings, Artlink members have the opportunity to engage in conversation with local and regional exhibiting artists as well as Artlink's gallery staff. Each month will feature a special selection of coffee, tea and pastries from local favorites. 

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Drawn Together
Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

Drawn Together

  • Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, and Spirits in the Tiger Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Drawn Together is a celebration of creativity and community. Each month, we bring artists and friends together to draw, sketch, doodle, and design. We'll bring the pencils and paper, just bring your imagination! 

Drawn Together is a free, all ages event for artists and non-artists alike! Join us for one of our upcoming events! 

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Drawn Together
Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Drawn Together

  • Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, and Spirits in the Tiger Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Drawn Together is a celebration of creativity and community. Each month, we bring artists and friends together to draw, sketch, doodle, and design. We'll bring the pencils and paper, just bring your imagination! 

Drawn Together is a free, all ages event for artists and non-artists alike! Join us for one of our upcoming events! 

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Member Morning
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

Member Morning

Start your weekend on the right foot with a visit to Artlink's Member Morning. Join us for inspiration and conversation. At Member Mornings, Artlink members have the opportunity to engage in conversation with local and regional exhibiting artists as well as Artlink's gallery staff. Each month will feature a special selection of coffee, tea and pastries from local favorites. 

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Drawn Together
Aug
1
7:00 PM19:00

Drawn Together

  • Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, and Spirits in the Tiger Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Drawn Together is a celebration of creativity and community. Each month, we bring artists and friends together to draw, sketch, doodle, and design. We'll bring the pencils and paper, just bring your imagination! 

Drawn Together is a free, all ages event for artists and non-artists alike! Join us for one of our upcoming events! 

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Drawn Together
Sep
5
7:00 PM19:00

Drawn Together

  • Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, and Spirits in the Tiger Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Drawn Together is a celebration of creativity and community. Each month, we bring artists and friends together to draw, sketch, doodle, and design. We'll bring the pencils and paper, just bring your imagination! 

Drawn Together is a free, all ages event for artists and non-artists alike! Join us for one of our upcoming events! 

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Member Morning
Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

Member Morning

Start your weekend on the right foot with a visit to Artlink's Member Morning. Join us for inspiration and conversation. At Member Mornings, Artlink members have the opportunity to engage in conversation with local and regional exhibiting artists as well as Artlink's gallery staff. Each month will feature a special selection of coffee, tea and pastries from local favorites. 

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Drawn Together
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Drawn Together

  • Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, and Spirits in the Tiger Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Drawn Together is a celebration of creativity and community. Each month, we bring artists and friends together to draw, sketch, doodle, and design. We'll bring the pencils and paper, just bring your imagination! 

Drawn Together is a free, all ages event for artists and non-artists alike! Join us for one of our upcoming events! 

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Member Morning
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Member Morning

Start your weekend on the right foot with a visit to Artlink's Member Morning. Join us for inspiration and conversation. At Member Mornings, Artlink members have the opportunity to engage in conversation with local and regional exhibiting artists as well as Artlink's gallery staff. Each month will feature a special selection of coffee, tea and pastries from local favorites. 

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Drawn Together
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Drawn Together

  • Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, and Spirits in the Tiger Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Drawn Together is a celebration of creativity and community. Each month, we bring artists and friends together to draw, sketch, doodle, and design. We'll bring the pencils and paper, just bring your imagination! 

Drawn Together is a free, all ages event for artists and non-artists alike! Join us for one of our upcoming events! 

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Member Morning
Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

Member Morning

Start your weekend on the right foot with a visit to Artlink's Member Morning. Join us for inspiration and conversation. At Member Mornings, Artlink members have the opportunity to engage in conversation with local and regional exhibiting artists as well as Artlink's gallery staff. Each month will feature a special selection of coffee, tea and pastries from local favorites. 

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Drawn Together
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Drawn Together

  • Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, and Spirits in the Tiger Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Drawn Together is a celebration of creativity and community. Each month, we bring artists and friends together to draw, sketch, doodle, and design. We'll bring the pencils and paper, just bring your imagination! 

Drawn Together is a free, all ages event for artists and non-artists alike! Join us for one of our upcoming events! 

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Figure Drawing
Jan
18
6:00 PM18:00

Figure Drawing

Artlink Figure Drawing is a weekly program that offers serious artists and students the opportunity to build a solid foundation in drawing the figure. To help artists practice, we offer long and short poses, now with both nude and clothed drawing sessions!

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