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March 6 — "Mind the Gap" at the Harrison Center's First Friday

The Harrison Center brings together entrepreneurial artists and educators in the new exhibit, Mind the Gap. This group show creates a public conversation relating to the education achievement gap

When: Friday, March 6, 6 to 10pm

Where: Harrison Center for the Arts 1505 N. Delaware Street Indianapolis, IN 46202

Admission Free

"Mind the Gap" includes the work of Herron School of Art's faculty members Anila Agha, Flounder Lee, Jennie Mynhier and Lesley Baker and the Harrison Center’s Artur Silva. Just as the educational issues surrounding the achievement gap will require new and innovative solutions, these five artists will explore new ways to communicate these issues. The work in this show was created to address problems facing Indianapolis with art made specifically for this time and place, but the topics explored are relevant to cities all over the country.

In order to bring further awareness to this timely issue, two of the artists will create work to be displayed off-site – a first for the Harrison Center. A mural by Artur Silva will be on display at IPL's headquarters in the window facing Monument Circle and the work of Flounder Lee will be featured in the Market Street window of Brenner Design.

Across from the gallery: Learn more about the work of The Mind Trust’s Education Entrepreneur Fellows. Fellowship projects represented include the Youth Music Exchange (Dr. Michael Bitz), Teach Plus (Dr. Celine Coggins), Summer Advantage USA (Mr. Earl Martin Phalen) and Global Citizen Year (Ms. Abigail Falik).

I Heart Lung performs at 8pm.

In Gallery No. 2 - La Temporadas de un Granjero (The Seasons of a Farmer) - new work by Herron School of Art and Design photography student, Sam Jones.

In Hank & Dolly’s Gallery – Hyperlinx - installation by Shannon Hinkle and Emily Elling.

The artwork hangs through March 28, 2008.

Also that night, wander the Harrison Center ’s 21 artist studios. Harrison Center studio artists: Allison Ford, Karla Becker, Amy Falstrom, Pete Gall, Elizabeth Guipe Hall, Kyle Herrington, Lisa Fett, Shannon Hinkle, Toni Hook, Mary Beth Jackson, Matt Kenyon, Carl Leck, Kim Lohr, Jennifer Meuninck, Tyler Meuninck, Elizabeth Nelson, Kipp Normand, Jude Odell, Emma Overman, Quincy Owens, Kyle Ragsdale, William A. Rasdell, Amy Reel, Artur Silva, Carolyn Springer, Shadi Zakhour.

For more information, visit www.harrisoncenter.org.

About The Mind Trust
The Mind Trust's mission is to dramatically improve public education for underserved students by empowering education entrepreneurs to develop or expand transformative education initiatives. To achieve this mission, The Mind Trust has two strategies: (1) a nationally unique Education Entrepreneur Fellowship that serves as an incubator for transformative education ventures; and (2) a Venture Fund to recruit to Indianapolis the nation’s most successful entrepreneurial education initiatives. For more information, visit www.themindtrust.org.

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