"Cold, Dark, Unsecurity" Gallery Exhibition


"Child Soldiers" by John Ross


The Raymond James Art Gallery Exhibition, "Cold, Dark, Unsecurity," runs February 6 - 27, 2015. An opening reception is set for 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. February 6, in conjunction with the Indianapolis Downtown Artists & Dealers Association’s (IDADA) monthly First Friday gallery tour. Author, columnist, political media consultant, and Professor of Communication at DePauw, Jeffrey M. McCall will speak at 7:00 p.m. on the 6th. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Local artists from the Stutz Artists Association are collaborating on a February exhibit at The Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery that will use their collective talent to explore our violent culture. COLD, DARK, UNSECURITY will depict several types of violence: video gaming, street violence, domestic violence, rape, and war, and its aftermath at home – violence we do to ourselves, our neighbors, our children, our city, our homeless. The subject will be explored through video, audio, still photography, sculpture of various mediums, and paint.

"This is an opportunity for Stutz artists to use their creative talent to express their thoughts, beliefs and emotions toward a topic that is often difficult to discuss," said Leigh Dunnington-Jones, co-director of The Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery.

Dunnington-Jones continues, "We hope guests who visit the art exhibit view the art with an open mind and willingness to accept, explore and imagine the violence that happens everyday in our community – often unnoticed or ignored. This is our opportunity to share our opinions and raise awareness of community violence through our art."


For this gallery exhibition the Stutz Artists Association will be partnering with the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition.  Donations for the Coalition will be accepted during the opening reception and throughout the month during regular gallery hours.  

Also, there will be a closing reception on February 27, 2015 at 5-9 p.m., at which Pastor Charles Harrison, president of the coalition, will speak on the violence in our community and the steps each of us need to make to make a difference.


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WHAT:     "COLD, DARK, UNSECURITY" Gallery Exhibition
WHERE:    The Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery, 212 W. 10th St., B110
WHEN:      Opening Reception on First Friday, February 6, 2015 from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
                Talk by Professor Jeffrey M. McCall is at 7:00 p.m.
                Exhibition runs February 6-27, Monday - Friday, 11a.m.- 2p.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, or (317) 292-3200