Shama Kabani to Speak at IABC

IABC Indianapolis is proud to have social media speaker, online marketing expert and author of The Zen of Social Media Marketing, Shama Kabani, as our guest speaker at the IABC Indianapolis Social Media and Networking Event.  Tuesday, May 18. Register Here Shama is a social media/networking master – and she’s only in her 20s. Shama is an author, host of Shama.Tv and President of The Marketing Zen Group. She was recently named one of the BusinessWeek’s top 25 entrepreneurs under 25 and has aptly been named one of the 10 Most Influential and Powerful Women in Social Media. Shama is also a sought after speaker on social media on the international Speaking circuit. There will be a Free IABC Members Only Program – Saying Yes to Strategy and No to Mindless Tweeting – where Shama have an intimate discussion wih the group as she will discuss why people fail at social media marketing and how to avoid that mistake. For the featured presentation, Facebook Famous – How to Market your Business on the Biggest Social Networking Site, Shama will show you how to not get overwhelmed with the social media process and how to focus on easy-to-implement, “Zen-minded” methods and techniques. She will show you where social media marketing fits in the bigger marketing picture and how to measure your efforts. Shama will also discuss how to drive traffic to your sites and generate qualified leads and how to find and create strategic joint venture (JV) relationships while using...

Paul Poteet’s Gotta Eat to celebrate local art scene at Urban Element II

Indianapolis – Local celebrity Paul Poteet will continue his popular “Paul Poteet’s Gotta Eat” (PPGE) event series with a stop at the new Urban Element II, 415 N. Alabama St., Indianapolis, Wednesday, May 19 at 5:00. The event will still have all of the hallmarks of a PPGE event with free food and great company. But this time, the event will play host to some of Indianapolis’ best artists, musicians, actors, and more. “We love using PPGE to educate people about great restaurants in Indy,” said Paul Poteet. “We want to take it to that next level and show folks that Indy isn’t just a town for great eats—it’s a town for great art, too.” The event is free and no registration is required. For more information, please visit www.paulpoteetsgottaeat.com. “Paul Poteet’s Gotta Eat” is produced and filmed by Another Cool Design. For more information, please visit www.anothercooldesign.com. About Paul Poteet/Paul Poteet’s Gotta Eat: Paul Poteet has been in a fixture in Indiana broadcasting for more than 30 years. Poteet has held a variety of positions in TV and radio, and is best known for his work as a licensed meteorologist on an Indianapolis TV morning show from 1995-2009.  He’s been broadbanding since 1998, with the launch of http://paulpoteet.com. Indiana’s Weatherman can be heard on Z99.5 WZPL Indianapolis, WQME 98.7 Anderson, WXXC 106.9 Marion,  NewsTalk 95.3 South Bend, and via national syndication to over 30 stations. He also pursues a love of food with his popular Paul Poteet’s Gotta Eat series, introducing Hoosiers to great local restaurants through meet-and-greets and videos. For more information, please visit www.paulpoteetsgottaeat.com. About Another...

Art and Hospitality: Fused in Indianapolis

Art and Hospitality: Fused in Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN, February 15, 2010) – Indianapolis-based Q7 and Editions Limited Gallery will host an art opening experience on March 5th, 2010, at Alcove at the Conrad. This will coincide with the “First Friday” event, a city-wide initiative to highlight art galleries, museums and other venues. The show will feature works by artist Carol Summers. Renowned for his vivid colors and revolutionary woodblock techniques, Summers’ work has been collected for decades. He has been featured in the Art Institute of Chicago, Biblioteque National – Paris, Corcoran Gallery of Art –Washington, Los Angeles County Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York, The National Museum of Art – Washington and the Seattle Art Museum. Aside from Summers’ work, this event will also showcase the philosophy of how art can be incorporated to enhance a hospitality experience. Editions Limited owner Chris Mallon and Q7 Creative Director GK Rowe worked as co-curators for the Conrad Indianapolis, creating a program for their event space Alcove. The team previously worked with Conrad management on art and design initiatives when the hotel first opened in 2006. After the success of popular art hotel, 21C, Rowe and Mallon started researching the concept and put together curator programs for other hospitality groups. They developed an art program for The Intercontinental at Chicago O’Hare and were featured on The Today Show and popular publications like Forbes for their work. They hope to bring the concept to other Indianapolis area hotels, who want to make their guests’ stay more of an “experience.” “Our objective is to enhance the art and design experience within...

Landmark Building Solidifies Identity with New Name and Logo

Indianapolis (Feb. 11, 2010) – The 1,600-seat concert hall currently under construction in Carmel has been named The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, announced Executive Director, Steven Libman. The name, determined by the Regional Performing Arts Center Foundation, was decided upon after much discussion and research, including the input of focus groups which were conducted with residents living in both Indianapolis and Carmel. “Although a number of options were considered for the name of the concert hall, participants from the focus groups kept coming back to ‘The Palladium’ as the name of choice,” said Libman. “It was important to us to match the name with the architectural magnificence of the building’s design, so that the two are connected. The Palladium seems to speak to everyone because it is consistent with the concert hall’s size and spirit.” The Palladium moniker already has a musical connection, courtesy of performance facilities in Dallas, TX, Hollywood, Calif., St. Petersburg, Fla., and London, England that bear the same name. When The Hollywood Palladium opened its doors in October of 1940, legendary crooner Frank Sinatra and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, were the first to grace its stage, performing what would become classic American hits. Coincidentally, many of these same tunes are now a part of the Great American Songbook Collection, which will be housed at The Palladium in Carmel, Ind. And, by sheer coincidence, Michael Feinstein, Artistic Director of the Center for the Performing Arts, appeared at the London Palladium in November of 2009 to perform songs from the Collection.  “While the current venues that carry the Palladium name differ in style...

Three Firey Women Open Flame Art Studios and Teaching Facility in Indianapolis

Celebrate the grand opening of Flame Art Studios, brainchild of three women who work with fire: Nancy Lee, Bonnie Ramirez and Jari Sheese. View their torch-created art, watch demos and participate in creating a meaningful community art sculpture. Jan 10, 2010 – Join Nancy Lee, Jari Sheese and Bonnie Ramirez as they warmly invite the community to celebrate the grand opening of Flame Art Studios, located at 1125 Brookside Avenue, Suite C15, Indianapolis, Indiana, during IDADA’s Gallery Tour from 6-9pm on February 5th, 2010. The Near Eastside studio represents a collaboration of three “fiery” women bonded by a mutual addiction to fire. Each woman is an independent artist mastering different mediums, and each woman offers classes, workshops and private instruction in their chosen craft. The group boasts diverse talents, including metalsmithing, jewelry fabrication, sculpture, Precious Metal Clay, beading, lampworking, enameling and welding. During the grand opening, see fine examples of the award-winning art displayed in the gallery section of the studio. Visit the open classroom area and see the state-of-the-art ten-station lampworking setup, and view the artists private workshops where their artistic creations are born with the kiss of creative the flame. Leave your creative mark by wrapping a length of wire or adding a bit of metal to the framework of a community-created sculpture, to be on permanent display in the gallery area. Sign up for ongoing classes, workshops, or some private, one-on-one time with one of the talented instructors. Flame Art Studios. Flame Art Studios offers private and group instruction in our various “hot” mediums, including welding for women (and some men), metalsmithing and jewelry fabrication from...

Melody Inn Plans Innovative Event for First Friday in December

Melody Inn Plans Innovative Event for First Friday in December (Indianapolis, IN, November 19, 2009) – Melody Inn announced plans today for a unique after hour’s party following IDADA’s First Friday Gallery Walk and festivities in December. Modern Perspectives will be held on Friday, December 4, 2009, from 10pm to 3am at both the Melody Inn (3826 N. Illinois Street) and Melody Inn Gallery (3822 N. Illinois Street) in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood. Voted “Best Live Alternative Venue” in Indianapolis, The Melody Inn routinely features live, original music by local performers. The December 4th event will feature a combination of works by four local artists paired with a range of music arranged by local DJ’s. The featured artists include: Andrea Fogt: featured installation artist; Andrea’s installation art will show at 10PM and be publicly destroyed at 2AM Andrew Ball: abstract metal sculpture Christopher Smock: large painting oddities Trina O’Connor: random photos and paintings Live and recorded music will entertain the attendees in each area of the Inn and Gallery. In the Gallery, Ben Wu, Bryan Luellen, Andrew Hizer and Chachi Guerrero will provide house, techno sound to compliment the artist’s works. In the Front of the Inn, Comasoft will give a live performance of their distinctive dirty disko, indie trash, electro rock/Chicago style music followed by DJ’s Paranoid, Inc and DJ Shiva. In the Back of the Inn, “The Factory” is a collection of DJ’s offering rhythmic noise, aggrotech, hardcore, industrial and uniquely Indianapolis sound. “The idea behind Modern Perspectives is that in all art, whether music, photography, paintings, sculptures, etc. there seems to often be labels of genres, logos...