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February 2014: Indy Eleven

February 2014: Indy Eleven

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Join the Harrison Center for the Arts on Friday, February 7 from 6 to 9pm as we celebrate Indy’s new professional soccer club, Indy Eleven, making its debut in the North American Soccer League later this year.

This exhibit takes its lead from Indy Eleven’s aim to create strong connections with the community. The name “Eleven” references not only the eleven men who will take to the field representing Indiana, but also pays homage to Indiana’s 11th Regiment Indiana Infantry from the Civil War. The navy checkered background of the team jersey is a nod to both Indianapolis’ auto-racing culture and the Brickyard Battalion supporters group which is often credited with bringing pro soccer back to Indianapolis. The focal point of the team’s crest is Lady Victory from the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ monument. The color scheme is from the civic flag of Indianapolis.

On February 7, attendees can stop by the gym for an Indy Eleven soccer clinic. The Harrison Gallery has pulled together our own winning team as we showcase soccer-inspired art by eleven talented, local artists: Philip Lynam, William Rasdell, Kyle Ragsdale, Artur Silva, Marna Shopoff, William Denton Ray, Lobyn Hamilton, Courtland Blade, Bruce Campbell and Lain Ewing and additional work in the Gallery Annex. Influenced by the Indy Eleven logo, in Gallery No. 2, artists have created work inspired by the city’s best known landmark, Lady Victory and the Soldiers and Sailors monument.

In Hank & Dolly’s Gallery – photographer Lain Ewing captures the energy of a pick up soccer game in Cebu Phillipines. The City Gallery features King Park area place-based work from Katrina West and Vivian Gladden.

The work hangs through February 28th. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.