Tonight at the Big Car First Friday opening

5 Nov

Big Car Gallery opening in the Murphy Building in Fountain Square tonight. I’ll be there, and if you’re local, you should, too, and here are some reasons why:

1) I will have the Vouched table set up to talk and sell books, and I’ll also be selling prints of some of my photography, and all the money from that will go to writers who come to read at Vouched Presents, because I believe in writers getting paid for being rad.

2) Big Car is awesome in general, and their show this month looks provocative, like just look at the promo for it:

So there’s that, and here’s this:

Inspired by the visually saturated city of Las Vegas, the latest exhibit at Big Car Gallery by Vegas native Jacqueline Pichardo weaves stories of six women into lush, sensual portraits. “Ephemeral Pleasures” opens Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. at 1043 Virginia Avenue, Suite 215.

Pichardo spent her formative years in the visually saturated city of Las Vegas, where she became accustomed to its unique and contradictory messages regarding sexuality. Eleven pieces selected for this show are woven into a narrative, telling the stories of six women.

Pichardo — the 2010 recipient of Big Car’s Emerging Artist Scholarship — uses a combination of pastel, charcoal, and watercolor on paper. She also writes stories for each piece and then posts the story on her blog, What I Must Do. Selected stories will be displayed alongside the work that evening. The show will run through November 20.

3) The other organization I’m a part of, INDYCOG, is partnering with another awesome org called Keep Indianapolis Beautiful to host a workshop this weekend to teach people how to build bike buckets (panniers) out of kitty litter containers. Andrew Brake from KIB will be sharing some space on the Vouched table to promote this workshop, and will have his bike there outfitted with the bike buckets to show people how awesome it will be to take part in the workshop and have their very own buckets to haul groceries and loaves of French bread and stuff around town.

So, I think it should be pretty damn obvious where you should be tonight, instead of sitting at home going no. 3 or playing Call of Duty or whatever you were planning on doing instead.

2 Responses to “Tonight at the Big Car First Friday opening”

  1. peter November 5, 2010 at 4:57 pm #

    “going no. 3” not really into ROFL language, but yeah, ROFL

    • ce. November 6, 2010 at 5:43 pm #

      Ha. I love that phrase.

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