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Q&A: Meet the artist - Joy Hernandez


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A drawing inspired by the movie ''Pulp Fiction'' by Ashleigh Antle, part of the ''Frozen Frames'' exhibition now showing at the Art Bank in Indianapolis. The exhibition asked different artists to interpret a scene from their favorite movie.
A drawing inspired by the movie ''Pulp Fiction'' by Ashleigh Antle, part of the ''Frozen Frames'' exhibition now showing at the Art Bank in Indianapolis. The exhibition asked different artists to interpret a scene from their favorite movie.

Artist Joy Hernandez, gallery manager for the Art Bank in Indianapolis.
Artist Joy Hernandez, gallery manager for the Art Bank in Indianapolis.

''A River Runs Through It,'' by Leo Ware, part of the ''Frozen Frames'' exhibition now showing at the Art Bank in Indianapolis. The exhibition asked different artists to interpret a scene from their favorite movie.
''A River Runs Through It,'' by Leo Ware, part of the ''Frozen Frames'' exhibition now showing at the Art Bank in Indianapolis. The exhibition asked different artists to interpret a scene from their favorite movie.


Moviemaking is an art in itself.

But for a group of local painters, sculptors and other creative types, film offers an even greater potential for additional artistic examination.

The Art Bank in Indianapolis will feature a collective show of its artists focused on their favorite films. “Frozen Frames: An Art Bank Night at the Movies” features work from 30 artists highlighting the history of film and the culture of Hollywood. It’s the first group show for the Art Bank.

In addition, the event will benefit the art programs at Key Learning Community, a magnet school in Indianapolis, said Joy Hernandez, artist and gallery manager.

The Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association will also be giving out information about joining their group.

The exhibition runs through Jan. 31 at the Art Bank, 811 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis. Gallery hours are 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

A reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

What was behind the idea to do a group show?

We all have been going through the holidays, and it can be stressful.

We decided that for our January show, everyone gets a break. It’s a night out of the movies.

What is the focus?

Everyone picked their favorite movie individually.

There are so many viewpoints and voices.

I picked “Ghostbusters.” Other people picked “The Matrix,” “A River Runs Through It” and “Psycho.” There’s a little bit of everything.

What kinds of work will be featured?

We have painters, photographers, acrylic, watercolor, epoxy. One person made a sculpture.

There’s a lot of variety.

Why did you decide to do the Second Friday reception on Friday?

We’ve decided to start our own Second Friday, and as the year progresses, we hope to add in more things to do on this section of Mass Ave.

People think that nothing else happens once you get past College Avenue. We all go out on First Friday all out, and that’s our vision for these Second Fridays.

Why did you decide to help Key Learning Community?

(Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association) suggested we pick a school that we could raise art supplies for.

We’ll be working with them the whole month of January.

Anyone can brings crayons, markets, brushes, anything they can give, to help the school.

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