• July 2017

FC9 Gallery Announces Joy Hernandez, “TL;DR,” as July Featured Artist

June 4th, 2017
Indianapolis, IN—The Full Circle Nine Gallery (FC9) is proud to announce that aerosol and acrylic painter Joy Hernandez, and her show, “TL;DR” will be the featured for the June IDADA First Friday Art Tour, on Friday, July 7th. The show will premiere 6-9pm, and admission is free.

“Fifteen years ago, I drew political cartoons,” says Hernandez. “And, now, we want our news immediate and succinct. With all that’s going on right now, I wanted to return to place, that delivery of message in just one image. ‘TL;DR’ means ‘Too Long; Didn’t Read.’ No one wants to read long-form and get all the information they could out of such an article, so I’m trying to pack what I want to say into each piece, while still leaving it open for viewers to add their own story.”

About Joy Hernandez

Joy Hernandez is the founder of Full Circle Nine Gallery, and has been showing her art around Indianapolis and Muncie since 2010. Originally from Kewanee, Illinois, she attended the Institute of Art in Chicago, studying animation, before transferring to the University of Indianapolis to major in Communication, especially news photography and electronic media. While there, she was the Editor-In-Chief and Photo Editor of the newspaper, The Reflector, and often contributed award-winning political cartoons. She has spent the past decade working in her media career in Indianapolis while being involved in the local arts community, and is currently serving as the president of IDADA, the Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association.

“When I was a kid, I wanted to work for Disney,” Hernandez said, “and that cartoon feel never really left me. It’s in that form that I feel most comfortable creating—coming up with characters to help express the point of each piece. It adds a fun appearance to my work, even if the topic may be a little heavy, and it even helps to bring to life even the most mundane moments, those little things that make us nervous, that we can relate to.” Hernandez creates her work by mixing aerosol and acrylic paint with a stenciling technique, using fades of bright colors and thick black lines, with sometimes simple compositions, to touch on trends or topics that interest her, such as robots and science fiction or television and broadcasting.

About the Full Circle Nine Gallery

The Full Circle Nine Gallery operates as an artist cooperative gallery, with each of the member artists and the board dividing gallery duties and artists roles. The artists will work together to help each other advance in skill and practice, as well as to bring success to the gallery. It is located at 1125 Brookside Ave., Indianapolis, IN, 46202, in the South Studios section of the Circle City Industrial Complex. For more information, or for artists interested in joining the Full Circle Nine, please visit www.fullcirclenine.com


• June 2017

FC9 Gallery Announces Andrew Koeling as June Featured Artist

May 7th, 2017
Indianapolis, IN—The Full Circle Nine Gallery (FC9) is proud to announce that mixed media artist Andrew Koeling, and his show, “Quixotic Moments” will be the featured artist for the June IDADA First Friday Art Tour, on Friday, June 2nd. The show will premiere 6-9pm, and admission is free.

“My art is centered around the juxtaposition of both the cerebral and the instinctual—by creating abstract work within epoxy resin, it allows for a piece to appear to have movement, but also to appear as if it is a moment eternally frozen in time,” said Koeling. “This show is an assorted body of my work from the past few years (as well as new work), that jumps around from concept to concept, exploring thoughts, feelings, and ideas, but remaining malleable at the same time.”

About Andrew Koeling

Andrew Koeling creates his work by layering mixed media, such as inks, glitter, and metals, through epoxy, bringing depth to the journey of his art. Each piece helps the viewer travel through Koeling’s emotions or reactions while still allowing the viewer to apply their own feelings to the story of the piece.

“I create this work in order to express my thoughts on various concepts I care to explore—these might be something referencing what might happen once we pass the event horizon of a black hole, or how the mind retains and process memories, or simply to express a feeling,” said Koeling. “Each piece tries to capture that moment and strives to retain and express the thought process I go through. I hope that everyone who views my work takes the time to explore their own pondering and thoughts, and are inspired by the show to pursue further exploration.”

About the Full Circle Nine Gallery

The Full Circle Nine Gallery operates as an artist cooperative gallery, with each of the member artists and the board dividing gallery duties and artists roles. The artists will work together to help each other advance in skill and practice, as well as to bring success to the gallery. It is located at 1125 Brookside Ave., Indianapolis, IN, 46202, in the South Studios section of the Circle City Industrial Complex. For more information, or for artists interested in joining the Full Circle Nine, please visit www.fullcirclenine.com

• May 2017

FC9 Gallery Premieres Beech Grove Clay Works

May 5th, 2017
Indianapolis, IN—The Full Circle Nine Gallery (FC9) is proud to announce that artists from the Beech Grove Clay Works will begin showing their work during the May IDADA First Friday Art Tour, on Friday, May 5th 6-9pm, admission is free. Their work will also be viewable and available for purchase during regular gallery hours each Saturday, 12-4pm.

“I felt it was an opportunity to the many talented studio artists (at the Beech Grove Clay Works) at an up-and-coming art gallery,” said Michael DiNapoli, owner and studio coordinator of Beech Grove Clay Works, who looks forward to networking with other artists. “I’m driven to work in clay by the Creator, really, since we were first formed from the earth, then, in essence, we are creating a part of our self from ourselves.” DiNapoli and the rest of the clay artists bring that natural touch to the cooperative of eight other artists.

About the Beech Grove Clay Works

The Beech Grove Clay Works is a pottery studio in Beech Grove, offering classes and work space to all artist levels. Many of the expert-level artists utilize the studio as a work space, but also for fellowship and inspiration, adding to the creative energy and innovation during their studio time, with many having worked in the facility for a decade. The work displayed at FC9 ranges from functional pottery, to bowls and vases, to sculptures inspired by nature.

“I started my ‘style’ simply by doodling and sketching simple designs and lines,” said artist Doug Schock, who has been a studio tech at the Beech Grove Clay Works for ten years. “This turned into interest into making those designs into a three-dimensional structure. Clay seemed to be the best medium.” Schock hopes to continue to explore clay as a medium, as well as to explore his own artistic voice, drawing on architecture and the early arts and crafts movement. He works under the mantra of, “Make what you love, what feels natural. Don’t try to recreate other styles. You have to enjoy what you are seeing.”

About the Full Circle Nine Gallery

The Full Circle Nine Gallery operates as an artist cooperative gallery, with each of the member artists and the board dividing gallery duties and artists roles. The artists will work together to help each other advance in skill and practice, as well as to bring success to the gallery. It is located at 1125 Brookside Ave., Indianapolis, IN, 46202, in the South Studios section of the Circle City Industrial Complex. For more information, or for artists interested in joining the Full Circle Nine, please visit www.fullcirclenine.com


FC9 Gallery Announces Jeanne Dill as May Featured Artist

April 2nd, 2017
Indianapolis, IN—The Full Circle Nine Gallery (FC9) is proud to announce that painter Jeanne Dill, and her show, “INKED UP! Expressions for Hailey” will be the featured artist for the May IDADA First Friday Art Tour, on Friday, May 5th. The show will premiere 6-9pm, and admission is free.

“My show is dedicated to my granddaughter, Hailey, who is on the autism spectrum,” said Dill. “Like Autism, alcohol and ink paintings show that emotions and expressions can be all jumbled up inside. But once released, we see a beautiful soul.”

About Jeanne Dill

Jeanne Dill is a self-taught artist who has worked in many media, but now prefers to work in alcohol and ink on non-porous surfaces, as allows her to express herself most accurately. “Alcohol and ink are like watercolors with more personality,” said Dill. “They allow a true look at expression because they are harder to control when working with them.”

Creating art had always held her interest, but it became a passion and an outlet and a proving ground. “There was always this feeling inside that I would try to get out, but was never able to. That feeling of not knowing if you’re good enough to do or be something,” said Dill. “I’m the youngest and my siblings were always good at something, and I didn’t feel like I was. I was kind of shy, but my artwork has helped me be a bit more open, and not such an introvert.”

Dill also helped her granddaughter find her voice through other means of reinforcing expression, such as tapping Hailey’s hand while teaching her the alphabet. She realized that children on the autism spectrum learn a little differently than she might have, but are no less intelligent. She just needed to find different ways to help Hailey to open up more.

“For as long as I can remember, color has always been front and center for me. Color expresses feelings, moods and emotions. Color is what tells the art pieces story,” said Dill. “I want people to see my work as those beautiful souls, like my granddaughter, expressing their feelings. INKED UP! will offer a colorful release of emotions.”

About the Full Circle Nine Gallery

The Full Circle Nine Gallery operates as an artist cooperative gallery, with each of the member artists and the board dividing gallery duties and artists roles. The artists will work together to help each other advance in skill and practice, as well as to bring success to the gallery. It is located at 1125 Brookside Ave., Indianapolis, IN, 46202, in the South Studios section of the Circle City Industrial Complex. For more information, or for artists interested in joining the Full Circle Nine, please visit www.fullcirclenine.com

• April 2017
FC9 Gallery Announces Kimberly Ewing as April Featured Artist

March 11th
Indianapolis, IN—The Full Circle Nine Gallery (FC9) is proud to announce that photographer Kimberly Ewing, and her show, “Paradise at Last” will be the featured artist for the April IDADA First Friday Art Tour, on Friday, April 7th. The show will premiere 6-9pm, and admission is free.

Ewing is dedicating her show to her supervisor, the late Bob Kizer, President and CEO of the Starfish Initiative. Kizer passed away from cancer in February, and raising awareness toward cancer research has long been an inspiration in Ewing’s art, as well as a personal cause. “Bob was a true visionary and committed to changing the lives of economically disadvantaged high school students by preparing them for college and career success,” said Ewing. “He was a true example of a great mentor and walked his talk.”

Kizer had recently returned from a favorite vacation spot in Hawaii, and Ewing’s work will center on tropical vistas. “I wanted to personalize this show, just for him, because one of the last pictures he posted, he was in Hawaii,” said Ewing, noting that Kizer’s caption read, “Worshiping God in his Paradise.”

About Kimberly Ewing

Kimberly Ewing lost her mother, Burma Ewing, to breast cancer in 2009. Since then, she’s been an active supporter of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, as well as other aspects of breast cancer research support, through her fundraising team, “Burma’s Dream Team.” This year, Ewing will direct those donations to the Starfish Initiative, in honor of Bob Kizer. Donations will also be collected for this cause, before, during, and after the premiere of “Paradise at Last.”

Along with her work as a photography artist, Ewing is the Chief Operating Officer and Program Officer at Starfish Initiative, a mentoring program for 21st Century Scholars. Additionally, she’s a certified Olweus Bullying Prevention Trainer, certified Diversity Trainer, Leadership Trainer, and a motivational speaker through her company KDE Motivates, LLC.

Donations to the Starfish Initiative, in memory of Bob Kizer, can be made through their website, www.starfishinitiative.org, via their “Donate” option in the About section. Ewing asks that donations made during the show have “Paradise at Last” written in the comment section.

About the Full Circle Nine Gallery

The Full Circle Nine Gallery operates as an artist cooperative gallery, with each of the member artists and the board dividing gallery duties and artists roles. The artists will work together to help each other advance in skill and practice, as well as to bring success to the gallery. It is located at 1125 Brookside Ave., Indianapolis, IN, 46202, in the South Studios section of the Circle City Industrial Complex. For more information, or for artists interested in joining the Full Circle Nine, please visit www.fullcirclenine.com


• March 2017
FC9 Gallery Announces Robin Toulouse as March Featured Artist

February 4th
Indianapolis, IN—The Full Circle Nine Gallery (FC9) is proud to announce Robin Toulouse, and her show, “The Right to Peaceful Assemblage” as the featured artist for the March IDADA First Friday Art Tour, on Friday, March 3rd. The show will premiere 6-9pm, and admission is free.

“I want to convey the idea that objects tell stories,” says Toulouse. “The most important lesson I learned working in the artifact collects department at the Children’s Museum for 20 years was the power of objects in our lives. I want to convey that power to my audience.”

About Robin Toulouse

Robin Toulouse graduated the Herron School of Art with a BFA in painting and printmaking. Since then, she’s turned her attention to assemblage, three-dimensional elements combined to create a composition, similar to collage, and generally including found objects. “I chose assemblage—more accurately, it chose me—as my primary means of expression because I love telling stories with objects, and because I love the endless combination of materials and techniques it allows,” says Toulouse.

Toulouse works in memories and nostalgia and aims to bring to life the stories they hold. “I hope that patrons, seeing the stories I tell in my pieces, will leave thinking of their own important stories, and will be compelled to share those stories with their loved ones and friends—in whatever medium they choose,” says Toulouse.

About the Full Circle Nine Gallery

The Full Circle Nine Gallery operates as an artist cooperative gallery, with each of the member artists and the board dividing gallery duties and artists roles. The artists will work together to help each other advance in skill and practice, as well as to bring success to the gallery. It is located at 1125 Brookside Ave., Indianapolis, IN, 46202, in the South Studios section of the Circle City Industrial Complex. For more information, or for artists interested in joining the Full Circle Nine, please visit www.fullcirclenine.com

• February 2017
Full Circle Nine Gallery Announces Grand Opening

January 11th
Indianapolis, IN—The Full Circle Nine Gallery (FC9) is proud to announce its grand opening as part of the IDADA First Friday Art Tour, on Friday, February 3rd. The grand opening will commence at 6pm, lasting until approximately 9pm, and admission is free. The new gallery is located within the Circle City Industrial Complex, specifically Suite B23, in the South Studios. Patrons may enter through the South Studios door.

The FC9 grand opening will premiere with the work of 8 artists: Jeanne Dill, Kimberly Ewing, Dan Haynes, Joy Hernandez, Rachel Illingworth, Andrew Koeling, Terrence Loftus, and Robin Toulouse. The artists offer a diverse collection of their work, from abstract to pop to traditional, created using a variety of media such as paint, aerosol, photography, assemblage, metalwork and mixed media.

About the Artists

The Full Circle Nine Gallery aims to provide a space and a gallery home for artists of various styles and media, brought together by good will and common art goals.

“We are a fantastic ragtag mix of artists who take our work seriously,” said mixed media artist Rachel Illingworth. “And yet, we still work to boost each other up, to be more professional and even more creative. We are different because we support each other while still providing a platform for us each to do better in our own personal art business.”

“They aren’t as much a crew as they are a family, with everything that entails,” said artist and gallery secretary Andrew Koeling. “We come from different backgrounds, but came together for a shared purpose: to support one another and to collectively make something greater than any of the independent parts.”

About the Full Circle Nine Gallery

The Full Circle Nine Gallery operates as an artist cooperative gallery, with each of the member artists and the board dividing gallery duties and artists roles. The artists will work together to help each other advance in skill and practice, as well as to bring success to the gallery. It is located at 1125 Brookside Ave., Indianapolis, IN, 46202. For more information, or for artists interested in joining the Full Circle Nine, please visit www.fullcirclenine.com