Feb. 3, 2017


Emma's Jackson Pollack  

The works of Emma R., a kindergarten student at Francis W. Parker Montessori School 56, (above), Mya P., a 10th-grader at Arsenal Technical High School, (below) and Klara G., a sixth-grader at Center for Inquiry School 2, (not shown) are being featured in “Radial Point” art show during the First Friday Art Tour.

On the first Friday of
each month, local and traveling artists alike showcase their work in a variety
of venues throughout Indianapolis. Guests are free to roam art galleries,
restaurants and arts-related businesses to discover something inspiring during
the First Friday Art Tour.


One of the stops along the
tour is Radial Point, a community-based monthly art show featuring the talents
of artists primarily from neighborhoods on the near east side. As a community
outreach of East Tenth United Methodist Church, Radial Point is a
family-friendly art event that — since summer 2016 — has become a unique
addition to the First Friday lineup.Mya P. artwork"Radical Point" art show


“We really try to promote
families and their children. It’s a family-friendly event and this month it will
be focused on our youth to give them the opportunity to have their work on
display,” said Tammy King, community outreach coordinator at East Tenth United
Methodist Church.


On Friday, Feb. 3, Radial
Point will showcase works from young artists in the area, primarily students
from Indianapolis Public Schools. 


February’s featured
artists are Emma R., a kindergarten student from Francis W. Parker School 56;
Mya P., a 10th-grade student from Arsenal Technical High School; and Klara G., a
6th-grade student from Center for Inquiry School 2. Each will have works of art
for sale.


In addition to the
featured artists, more than a dozen other students from schools throughout the
city will have their works on display. Many of those students hail from Thomas D.
Gregg School 15.


“Radial Point artists
come from all walks of life,” said King. “We have taken art supplies out into
the community to capture the talents of homeless teens, people waiting at bus
stops and diners at our church’s free community meal. We have featured the
works of preschoolers and retirees, of children from near east-side schools and
art school graduates who had let life crowd out their love of painting. For
most of our artists, Radial Point is their first opportunity to show their work
in a public exhibition.”


Radial Point exhibits are
free and held from 6 to 8 p.m. on the first Friday of each month at the East
Tenth United Methodist Church, 2327 E. 10th St.


This month’s exhibition is
a great way to support the talents of IPS youths!