Contact: Jessica Dunson
Marketing & Communications Specialist
Arts for Learning Indiana
(317) 925-4043 ext. 120
December 16, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Collaborative Multi-Sensory Outdoor Art Exhibit on Display at Re:Public Artspace
In partnership with Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School, Arts for Learning Indiana is excited to present “Cloud Vibrations” a multi-sensory outdoor art exhibit at Re:Public, a Near Eastside Community Artspace. On display December 19 – January 23, this collaborative art installation designed by Visual Artist Sofiya Inger and Musician Dianna Davis, combines student artwork and sound recordings to create “vibrations” to build community and positive thoughts. Through the merging of real and virtual communication techniques, the artists have composed a unique experience that captures the imaginative elements of clouds and vibrations.
In November, Inger and Davis, who are also roster Teaching Artists with Arts for Learning, held individual virtual workshops for Thomas Gregg students to introduce them to the project. Students were provided art kits by Arts for Learning to create transparent colorful “windows” that Inger combined into a collective piece which will be visible through the Re:Public Artspace windows. In addition, Davis collected audio/video recordings from over 200 students singing an individual music note to create a collective recording to display on a video screen at Re:Public. The audio video display will be motion activated by visitors who approach the building to view the artwork through the windows.
On Saturday, December 19 at 1 p.m., Arts for Learning and Thomas Gregg Neighborhood will celebrate the opening of Cloud Vibrations with a pre-recorded Facebook Live video. The artists as well as key school staff from Thomas Gregg – Ross Pippin – Principal, Daniel Ng – Art Teacher, and Alex Warfield – Music Teacher, will discuss their role in this multi-sensory exhibit.
Cloud Vibrations is free and open to the public December 19, 2020 through January 23, 2021 at Re:Public, Near Eastside Community Artspace, on 2301 E 10th Street.
About Arts for Learning Indiana: Since 1961, Arts for Learning Indiana has been the premier provider of arts education programs for youth across Indiana. Their programs empower youth and expand their learning through creative arts experiences. Arts for Learning employs more than 60 teaching artists who provide performances, workshops, and residencies to schools, libraries, parks and community organizations to reach nearly 40,000 youth every year. To learn more about Arts for Learning, visit www.artsforlearningindiana.org.
About Sofiya Inger: Sofiya Inger is a visual artist based in Carmel, Indiana who works with textile, acrylic, and mixed media to create paintings, wall installations, and unusual sculptures. Sofiya partnered with Arts for Learning in 2005, and she holds a degree in Fine Art and Art Education from Kirov Art College. To learn more about Sofiya, visit her website at www.sofiyaingerart.com
About Dianna Davis: A 2017 Creative Renewal Fellow and a five-time Indiana Arts Commission Grant winner, Dianna received her Masters of Music in clarinet performance from Indiana University, and she began teaching and playing in Indianapolis on the piano, clarinet, piano accordion, voice, flute and foot percussion. She was the Music Director at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis for four years before moving on to teach at Ivy Tech Community College. Dianna joined our roster of teaching artists in 2018. To learn more about Dianna, visit her website at www.diannadavis.com