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Professor Animalia’s Menagerie of Struggling Species

January 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

$50 – $100
Professor Animalia's Menagerie of Struggling Species

Friday, January 4th, 2019
5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Harrison Center for the Arts
1505 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN  46202
Tickets: Professor Animalia VIP Preview

Step right up! See a special Opening Night VIP preview of the amazing “Professor Animalia’s Menagerie of Struggling Species” show, benefiting Earth Charter Indiana.

This marvelous show includes the amazing works of art, a live performance by Professor Animalia himself, live music by Vess Ruhtenberg, refreshments, wine and beer, and information about Earth Charter Indiana.

After this VIP Benefit, this show opens to First Friday goers.

About Professor Animalia:

Using circus-style sideshow banners, the artists combine whimsical, joyful folk art with the serious subject of extinction. Instead of trapeze artists or sword swallowers, the banners feature “struggling” species like the Indiana bat, the black rhino and the monarch butterfly. Over a dozen banners will each feature a different endangered species.

This concept reflects a culmination of Bloomington-based artists Joe and Bess Lee’s past experiences, both professionally and personally: Joe’s work with actual circuses and as an illustrator and Bess’s career as a public school art teacher and painter. Animalia is a reflection of these experiences as individual artists and concerned citizens. Their intent is to create art and community to highlight the fragility of the planet and its species.


January 4, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
$50 – $100
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Harrison Center for the Arts
1505 N. Delaware Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
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