"Can We Talk? Memories, Miracles, and the Power of Things Unsaid"

Exhibition and Events in the Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery

March 25 - April 15, 2016

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Can We TalkJoin us for a special art exhibit in partnership with the Before I Die Festival for "Can We Talk? Memories, Miracles, and the Power of Things Unsaid."

Opening reception is Friday, March 25, 5-9 pm. In this exhibit, artists have produced art about living in the NOW--focusing on the realization that anyone can be gone in a split second. Artwork includes healing art for those of us who may live with the regret of 'things unsaid' and for works that help create opportunities for those of us who still have a chance at honest conversation. The Joan Rivers trademark question, 'Can we Talk?' gives us the levity to begin serious talk about important communication on tough subjects.

Friday, March 25, 5-9 p.m.
Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery in the Stutz Business and Arts Center
212 W. 10th St.

Poets and writers from the Indiana Writers Center will join us:
5:30 Chris Speckman
6:30 Andrea Boucher
7:30 Kyle Craig
8:30 Claire McGuinness

The Before I Die Festival is a part of a growing social movement to reflect on how we manage death and dying, by providing space and opportunities to talk and discuss end-of-life issues as individuals and as a society. The Stutz Artists Association is joining the conversation through artists' interpretration of death and dying.

This event is part of the Before I Die Festival, presented by the IU School of Nursing and powered by Spirit & Place. The Before I Die Festival is a series of community-created events for the living about the dying, taking place April 15-17.

The exhibit runs through April 15 during Gallery hours: Monday-Friday11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 




On First Friday, April 1, the Stutz Artists Association will host a special reception from 5-9 p.m. Meet some of the artists participating in "Can We Talk?" exhibit, view the creative and powerful artwork and learn more about the Before I Die Festival. We are pleased to welcome Andrea Boucher, Kyle Craig, Allyson Horton, and Claire McGuinness - poets from the Indiana Writers Center who will read poetry and facilitate discussions, from 6-8p.m. 

Friday, April 1, 5-9 p.m.
Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery in the Stutz Business and Arts Center, 212 W. 10th St. 
Reception and event is free. Beverages will be provided by our partners at Fountain Square Brewery and 12.05 Distillery.




The Stutz Artists Association and the Indiana Writers Center want to help you better tell your story through a creative writing workshop. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced scribe, this workshop will give you a unique opportunity to hone your skills and put your words to paper. 
The workshop is limited to 12 participants, so please RSVP today by emailing rachel [at] indianawriters [dot] org. 

Creative Writing Workshop: April 5 at 11 a.m. at the Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery. RSVP to rachel [at] indianawriters [dot] org.


WHAT'S a DEATH CAFE?!? Sounds really weird! ACTUALLY it's a casual and wonderful way to find practical information--about wills, powers of attorney, etc., and to safely express thoughts and feelings surrounding end of life issues.

Please send RSVP to: Lucia Wocial, lwocial [at] iuhealth [dot] org.

PLEASE COME! April 15th, at 5pm. We will serve the Cafe's traditional cake, tea and coffee, in addition to our traditional beer and wine. The gallery will be open till 9 for anyone who wants to linger. More info The Stutz Artists Association, Sponsored by Indiana University School of Nursing, IUPUI, Before I Die Festival.

What's a Before I Die Wall? Follow the link to find more about this new, and growing tradition. This is a photo of our very own Before I Die.....Wall! in the Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery, now. Check it out!

 RSVP to Dr. Lucia Wocial at lwocial [at] iuhealth [dot] org. 

April 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (and later)
Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery, in the Stutz Business and Arts Center
Hosted By Lucia Wocial, IU School of Nursing 

WHAT: "Can We Talk" Gallery Events and Exhibition
WHERE: The Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery, 212 W. 10th St., Indianapolis, IN, Room B110
WHEN: Friday, March 25 - April 15, 2016
Opening Reception, Friday, March 25 , 5-9 p.m.
Exhibition runs March 25 - April 15, Monday-Friday, 11a.m.- 2p.m.
First Friday Reception, Friday, April 1, 5-9 p.m.
Creative Writing Workshop, Tuesday, April 5 at 11 a.m.
Death Cafe, Friday, April 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
COST: All events are free and open to the public
CONTACT: Leigh Dunnington-Jones, Co-Director of the Gallery, stutzartgallery [at] gmail [dot] com, www.stutzartists.com or (317) 292-3200

Thanks to our "Can We Talk?" event sponsors and partners: