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At a Glance

UIndy Arts is celebrating 22 years of the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center with more than 100 events devoted to arts and culture. A schedule of events for the week is listed below. Admission is free to the public, unless otherwise indicated.

January 17 through February 10

Art Exhibition: Letterpress Hullabaloo

The Art Gallery (adjacent to the Ruth Lilly Performance Hall), Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

Reception: January 23 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Letterpress Hullabaloo is an invitational exhibition of contemporary printers and bookmakers that examines the continuing practice and historical context of letterpress, the original technique of printing with an inked, raised surface. Printers from around the United States were selected for this exhibition based on their Indianapolis connections, preservation of historical practices, contemporary innovations and/or unique experiences or techniques.

Friday, January 20, 7:30 p.m.

"Animated and Possessed"

Ruth Lilly Performance Hall, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

The English music historian Sir Charles Burney visited Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach at his home in Hamburg in 1773. Burney described C.P.E. Bach at the keyboard: “he grew so animated and possessed, that he not only played, but looked like one inspired.” Richard Ratliff performs the animated inspirations of C.P.E. Bach from the “Kenner und Liebhaber” collection, along with significant contributions of Joseph Haydn and W.A. Mozart (the dramatic C-minor Fantasy, K. 475) relating to the older master’s example.

Upcoming Events

Monday, January 23, 7:30 p.m.

Ronen Collaborations: Youthful Exuberance

Presented by Katz Sapper & Miller.
Ruth Lilly Performance Hall, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

Continuing UIndy’s partnership with the Ronen Chamber Ensemble, “Youthful Exuberance” will feature Gregory Martin in piano quartets of Herbert Howells and Felix Mendelssohn (his Op. 3, composed at the age of fifteen!). A talented young cellist will perform with Ronen regulars in two movements from Beethoven’s Op. 11 Trio for clarinet, cello and piano.

Wednesday, January 25, 7:30 p.m.

The Icarus Ensemble

Ruth Lilly Performance Hall, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

The Icarus Ensemble first came together for a Faculty Artist Concert at the University of Indianapolis in February of 2007. Since then, they have performed regularly around Indianapolis. The ensemble has performed more than a dozen times at Indianapolis' venerable Jazz Kitchen. The members are: Jon Crabiel, percussion; Dean Franke, violin; Peter Hansen, bass; Mark Ortwein, electric bassoon, soprano sax and bass clarinet; and Gary Walters, piano. The members regularly play with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and other local groups and serve as music instructors. They play a broad mix of music, from classically inspired jazz and pop standards to original compositions from group members.