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Get to the heart of the matter at the Stutz

The Stutz building in downtown Indianapolis is home to the Stutz Artists Association, which hosts a variety of exhibitions throughout the year. The group’s upcoming “Art from the Fourth Chakra” exhibition, which opens February 5, will feature work that explores the human heart. Perfect timing as February is American Heart Month.  Participating artists will donate 20 percent of sales to Go Red For Women, a national movement founded by the American Heart Association to help women fight back against their No. 1 killer – heart disease.

Heartstrings II is the work of artist and coronary care unit nurse Carol L. Myers and is available for a $20 donation to the American Heart Association.

According to traditional Indian medicine, chakra is a concept referring to energy centers that permeate from points on the physical body.  There are seven major chakras, the fourth of which is the heart. Artwork in the group show will include pieces that are metaphors for love, the visual heart, the idea of brokenness and the richness of the color red.

This is the perfect date for my husband and I. He loves going to events at the Stutz and I’ve been working with the Indiana chapter of the American Heart Association as one of five participants in the Go Red for Women Better U challenge.  Exhibitions at the Stutz are family-friendly as well.

The February 5 opening at the Stutz Art Space, 212 W. 10th Street, Indianapolis, coincides with National Wear Red Day. The exhibition will open at noon with a reception from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., in conjunction with the Indianapolis Downtown Artists & Dealers Association’s (IDADA) monthly First Friday gallery tour.  The reception will feature yoga and stress-relief demonstrations, as well red wine and heart-healthy snacks.  The Stutz building will be illuminated with red lights that night, and all attendees are encouraged to wear red.

After February 5, the exhibition will be open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment through February 26. There is no charge to view the exhibition. For more information, visit

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Written by : Amy moved to Indiana for college in 1988 (Go Bulldogs!) and has never left. Married with three children, she's always on the lookout for fun and affordable things to do in Indiana. Elsewhere on the web, you can find Amy at The Fourth Frog Blog and All Things Aging. Amy receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.