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Meet the Artists Gala Reception

Meet the Artists XXXIV Gala Reception
Central Library
Saturday, April 2 from 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Individuals of all ages are invited to an evening of cultural entertainment including a gospel performance by The Williams Singers, a comedy show by comedienne Tanya Lewis, and the always-popular African-American fashion show. Attendees will also view the unveiling of the Central Library Engraving Project, an initiative that added the names of literary leaders of color to the list of notable authors etched into the interior walls of Central Library.

Meet the Artists XXXIV Exhibit
Central Library
January 26, 2022 – April 2, 2022

The Indianapolis Public Library African American History Committee in support of The Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library invites you to the 2022 Meet the Artists exhibit. This year's exhibit features the artists "The Eighteen," a collective of 18 like minded and civically engaged Black visual artists in and around the Indianapolis Metropolitan Area who painted Indy's #BlackLivesMatter street mural. The exhibit is free and open to the public during Library hours. In addition, you can visit exhibits at three of our branch locations: East 38th Street, Beech Grove, and West Indianapolis.

Featured Artists in the Central Library Exhibit

South Display Hall, Simon Room and the Center for Black Literature & Culture

  • Dr. Jarrod Nicholas Dortch
  • Kyng Rhodes
  • Rebecca Robinson
  • Amiah Mims
  • Billy Hoodoo
  • Kevin West
  • John Moore
  • Gary Gee
  • Deonna Craig
  • Rae Parker
  • Ess McKee
  • Wavy Blayne
  • Harriet Watson
  • FITZ
  • Israel Solomon
  • Shamira Wilson
  • Ashley Nora
  • Kenneth Hordge/ Fingercreations

Book Display Cases Simon Room

  • KJ
  • Quamil Lamar Dupree Jr.

3rd Floor Case Featured Authors

  • Ariel Jorman – This Is Us, Black Excellence II
  • Eunice Trotter – Black Indiana
  • Antwan L. Houser – Fairy Tales & Faith Faith lessons for a real happily ever after
  • Qiana Tucker – Life’s Journey in the Valley
  • K. R. S. McEntire – Saving Eden
  • Dr. Theron Williams – The Bible Is Black History, The Bible Is Black History Children's Edition

Installation on Floors 3-4

  • D. Del Reverda-Jennings
  • Dr. Winterbourne Harrison-Jones

Upright Display Cases on Floors 3-5

  • Ariel Jorman – Dolls 50 Shades of Black
  • Kionde Brooks-Beard – Jewelry
  • Leo Ra’Chel - Hats

5th Floor

  • KIPP Indianapolis School

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