Monday, February 1, 2016

Art & Soul in Indianapolis Performers Explore Concepts of Faith to Freedom

By Doug Lindquist
Stephanie Leachman performs a solo with a inspirational gospel choir during the Art & Soul Kick Off event. Michelle Pemberton / The Star, Michelle Pemberton / The Star
INDIANA---"Journey to freedom" is the theme of this year's Art & Soul series, the 20th annual edition of Black History Month performances at the Indianapolis Artsgarden. Throughout February, musicians, dancers, visual artists and spoken-word artists will commemorate the struggles and triumphs of African-Americans. All 17 events begin at 12:15 p.m. Admission is free. Historically, "journey to freedom" might refer to the slavery era (1619 to 1965) or years leading up to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and beyond. [link]

Art & Should featured artists, left to right Featured artists Derrick Carter, left, Mariah Ivey, Nicholas Owens, and Jared Thompson are recognized during the Art & Soul Kick Off event.
Goldie Ingram performs during the Art & Soul Kick Off event.
From the Indianapolis Arts Council, Ernest Disney-Britton, left, and Dave Lawrence, right, watch featured performers during the Art & Soul Kick Off event.