Indy Hall in Philadelphiaâ€”one of Business Insiderâ€™s recently-named coolest coworking spaces in Americaâ€”is excited to announce Music Inspiring Art (MIA), opening February 1, 2013 from 6:00 â€“ 10:00pm at Indy Hall, 22 N. 3rd St., Philadelphia.
MIA is a show dedicated to the music that inspires, motivates, and keeps artists company while they make art. The show includes works from over 25 artists and all genres of visual art including painting, illustration, fashion, textiles, photography, and more.
RSVP to the show here.
The Artists include:Â Mike Jackson, Sean Martorana, Sonia Petruse, Mike Ward, Elizabeth Marsh, Michael Heston, PeterÂ Radocaj, Sara Zia Ebrahimi, Hila Ratzabi, Parker Whitney, Alexandra Orth, Rachel Thurston, ChristineÂ Haw, Britt Miller, Zeke Jenei, Gralin Hughes, Kate Brennan, Christine Haw, Jennifer Giordano,Â John Gatti, Wil Concepcion, Yadira Torres and Melissa Papadakis.
Download the full press release here.
Inspired by his own practice and an interest in further developing the arts community associated with Indy Hall, Mike Jackson approached Sean Martorana with an idea for a group show based on the music that is usually playing through the Hallâ€™s speakers and its effect on his work. Realizing an opportunity for collaboration, the impromptu curators immediately put out a Call for Artists. The response they received was overwhelming, fostering an extended dialogue among the creators within the existing coworking community.
â€œWe want to let people know that weâ€™re not just a tech community (which is what I thought before I joined), or a community that is limited by any categorization at all. Weâ€™re people who have an interest in a craftâ€”any craftâ€”and want to share it.â€ Mike Jackson described his experience at Indy Hall in a recent interview with Technically Media, â€œthe people who paint and draw and photograph started @indyhall_arts because thatâ€™s the role we play in the community. Itâ€™s a direct way for us to find others who see the arts as their opportunity to leave a mark on the city. I love coming to Indy Hall and being surprised at finding out what another member is capable of.â€
â€œThe people who are attracted to Indy Hall seem to have a universal appreciation for art, and many of them are even trained and hobby artists, even if itâ€™s not their primary profession,â€ said Alex Hillman, co-founder of Indy Hall. â€œIndy Hall Arts and the MIA show are asking people to sharpen their tools and come together, showing what happens when Indy Hallâ€™s approach to community and collaboration hit the world of fine art and ultimately broaden our community. Weâ€™re so excited to see what all of the world thinks of the work of the people whoâ€™ve contributed to this show. This is just the beginning.â€