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October First Fri: Axes, architekts and Faust

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David Kleeman, Pathfinder, from Rooted at the Stutz
  • David Kleeman, "Pathfinder," from Rooted at the Stutz

James Wille Faust: Works on Canvas, Wood & Paper
Faust's first major Indy-area exhibition since 2005 focuses on our natural environment. On one side, is a typically vibrant, colorful series on canvas on wood, intended to celebrate nature's splendor. On the other, his Fossil Fuel series, rendered in subdued grays.
Gallery 924, opens Oct. 4, 6-9 p.m.

Come Here Architekt: Jan Ruhtenberg
Musician and architecture enthusiast Vess von Ruhtenberg is on a mission to tell the world about his grandfather, modernist architect A.G. Jan Ruhtenberg, who worked alongside Philip Johnson in the '20s and '30s, designed furniture for Herman Miller, worked for the Rockefellers, taught at Columbia University and co-curated a major show at MOMA before his outing as a homosexual in the late '50s lost him jobs, his second wife and, in short, compromised his career. Ruhtenberg petit-fils co-curated Come Here Architekt with longtime iMOCA mover/shaker Jeremy Efroymson.
iMOCA, opens Oct. 4, 6 p.m., through Nov. 16

Heads, Real & Imagined: Bronze Works by Tuck Langland
Langland knows his bronze: He's been teaching sculpture at IU-South Bend for 35 years and has written two books on sculpture.
UIndy's Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center Gallery, opens Oct. 4, 4-6 p.m., through Oct. 25

Curtains: Becky Wilson
Wilson's first show since returning from California, where she sojourned for several years, is inspired by the Day of the Dead. Also at the Harrison: Indy City by Bike, new work by painter Josh Rush, in Gallery No. 2.
Harrison Center for the Arts, opening Oct. 4, 6-9 p.m., through Oct. 25

Hyperraum: Holger Jager and Brian James Priest
The Dusseldorf-based Jager and Indy-based Priest, who've been friends for about seven years, designed their new exhibition around the concept of fourth-dimensional space, with its potential for alternative, concurrent outcomes.
Primary Gallery, opening Oct. 4, 6-10 p.m.; closing with artist's talk Oct. 25, 6-9 p.m.

Rooted
Emily Budd put together this month's Stutz show, a showcase for Indy-area sculpture artists. The lineup? Lesley Baker, Julie Ball, Budd, Susanna Hoone, David Kleeman, Lauren Kussro, Cheryl Anne Lorance, Kipp Normand.
Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery, opening Oct 4, 5-9 p.m.; through Oct. 25

Modern architecture walking tour
Indiana Landmarks' modern committee is participating in a national Tour Day celebrating modern architecture and landscape design with a walking tour making stops at buildings designed by Michael Graves, Evans Woolen and Wright, Porteous and Lowe. Wear sensible shoes.
Meets on southside of NCAA National Headquarters, Oct. 5, 1-2:30 p.m., $5 (more info connie@cresourcesinc.com)

Lois Main Templeton
It's Templeton week at the Conrad and Long-Sharp Gallery. The Herron Distinguished Alumna and, of course, NUVO Lifetime Achievement Winner, who recently relocated from Indy to Maine, will host several events Oct. 5-11, including a Herron student reception and awards ceremony, a high tea. The public is invited to a "Sunday Art Matinee" Oct. 6, 1-4 p.m., in the London Room at the Conrad Indianapolis.

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