Art can change and save lives

August 2019                                                                                    Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Arts Eye newsletter from the Indiana Arts CommissionArtist spray painting mural outside

Art is fun, and I want to show people that it’s fun. It can change lives and save lives, even if you don't think it does. My main goal is to make an avenue here for creative people.

Tipton Tri-Central graduate Tanner Fernung took a study-abroad trip to Greece in January to see famous sites like the Parthenon. But it wasn’t the ancient architecture that grabbed his attention in one of the world’s most historic cities.

It was the street art.

Now, just last week, Fernung finished a large mural on the side of a building in Kokomo of a billowing, black-and-white American flag with “22” in the corner, denoting the 22 veterans who commit suicide on average every day.

(Story by Carson Gerber, Kokomo Tribune. Photo by Kelly Lafferty Gerber.)

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Opportunities we're excited about

Create a website with your audience in mind (webinar)

Reach a new audience in State Parks and Historic Sites in 2020 (grant)

Building Community for a Sustainable Creative Life (workshop)

Grow your network at the Indiana Arts Homecoming (conference)

Residency fellowships to Native American visual artists (fellowship)

Indiana is looking for its seventh Poet Laureate (leadership)

Pollock-Krasner Foundation grants to visual artists (grant)

Quick turnaround funding for artists in Central Indiana (grant)

Celebrate women's right to vote with Indiana Humanities (network)

Grow the conversation around creative placemaking (conference)

Indianapolis International Airport wants to put art on the big screen (film)