featured artists

Eric Shelton Jerome Chambers D. DelReverda-Jennings Anthony Radford Kevin Johnson Brittany Tate Al Brown Michelle Wood LaShawnda Crowe-Storm Michael Gillespie Dennis Green Quinn Hartzol-Toney Flora Jefferson Regina Brown L.J. McCaleb-Doucoure

featured authors

Dr. Mattie Lee Solomon Andrew Majors Al Brown Tammy Sutton-Brown Donald Walton Sheryl Dean

performing artists

Staci McCrackin and the Euphony Band Walter King, the Spellbinder of Magic Lamar Campbell & the Spirit of Praise Gospel Choir Kadiesha Ricks Gabrielle Patterson Tasha Jones Alpha Blackburn Andrew Lee Andrew Lee

The entire community is invited to view the works of locally-prominent African-American artists during the "Meet the Artists" exhibit, beginning February 1 and continuing through March 23 at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street. The exhibit will feature works from 15 artists in a variety of artistic mediums throughout Central Library surrounding the theme, "World Outside My Window: A Silver Soiree."

gala opening reception

saturday, february 9, 2013
5:45 – 10:00 pm

(free parking is available in the underground garage)


Meet and view the works of this year's participating artists and enjoy an evening of cultural entertainment during this free event. In addition to music, magic, poetry and fashion performances, notable African-American authors will sign and sell copies of their books. Also, print artist Donald Walter will display and sell his works.

schedule of events

5:50 – 6:15 Lamar Campbell & the Spirit of Praise Gospel Choir in the Atrium
6:20 – 6:30 Poet Kadiesha Ricks in the Atrium
6:35 – 7:15 Walter King the Spellbinder of Magic show in the Atrium
7:20 – 7:30 Meet the Artists 2013 artist introductions in the Atrium
7:20 – 7:40 Art with a Heart youth workshop at the east end of The Learning Curve
7:20 – 7:40 Storytelling for youth featuring Tammy Sutton-Brown of the Indiana Fever and author of Cree & Scooter Hit the Slopes in British Columbia in the Story Theatre in The Learning Curve
7:30 – 7:40 Poet Gabrielle Patterson in the Atrium
7:45 – 8:40 Staci McCrackin & The Euphony Band in the Atrium
8:45 – 8:55 Poet Tasha Jones in the Atrium
9:00 – 10:00 "A Sterling Designer Showcase" fashion show, coordinated by award-winning fashion designer, media host and Indianapolis icon Alpha Blackburn, in the Atrium

This year's "Meet the Artists" exhibit, which is open for viewing during regular Central Library hours, and the gala celebration are sponsored by the Library's African-American History Committee.

The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation

For more information, call 275-4022.

Meet the Artists 2013 is made possible by the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.