Richard S McCoy

Richard McCoy is an art and design consultant in the state of Indiana, educator, writer.

The Monster. (at Kings Island Amusement Park)

Totally scrambled. (at Kings Island Amusement Park)

Old school. (at Kings Island Amusement Park)

So Indy. (print by David G. Lee)

All here. (at Zheng’s Garden)

Art Assignment 15: Photo a Friend - Tonja Hollander


Formal Portrait of Ben Valentine

The Art Assignment 15, which this week is given by artist Tonja Hollander, is to take a formal photograph of a friend.  The friend I chose is Ben Valentine, who was in Indianapolis for just a few days — he’s in between a trip to Iceland and on to a long trip to Beijing and around Southeast Asia.  

Ben is mostly nomadic these days, so I took the opportunity of his visit to photograph him in our backyard.  I won’t see him again until next spring, so I wanted to take a photo of him in our backyard that had some blooming flowers.  

I also wanted to show him with his phone, which will be among his primary ways to communicate for the next six months while he’s in Southeast Asia (and his phone was “Off”). 

You can follow along with Ben’s travels and writing about art, technology, and culture through his twitter (@bennyv) and his newsletter

#100Variations Selfie. @jonathan_nesci @cw_indy (at First Christian Church)

Tonight, ‘100 Variations’ by Jonathan Nesci in Columbus. (at First Christian Church)


This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Alyson Shotz and curator and historian Alessandra Comini. 

Alyson Shotz is the subject of three exhibitions this season. The Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY is presenting "Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature." The exhibition features several new and site-specific works, including a major wall drawing and a new sculpture called Lemniscate. The Wellin project was curated by Tracy L. Adler, and will be on view through April 5, 2015 before traveling to the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston.

Meanwhile, in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, Shotz is showing more new work in two more shows, one at Derek Eller Gallery and the other at the Carolina Nitsch Project Room. The show at Derek Eller is called ”Time Lapse.” It opens on October 10 and it’ll be on view through November 8. "Topographic Iterations" will be at Carolina Nitsch through November 15. 

This is Shotz’s Angle of Incidence (2010) at the Ohio University Academic and Research Center.

On the second segment, Alessandra Comini discusses early twentieth -century Vienna and her Neue Galerie exhibition "Egon Schiele: Portraits." The show is on view in New York through January 19. The catalogue, published by Prestel, is the latest in a long line of exceptional Neue Galerie publications. 

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Out here tonight.

Congrats to iMOCA on the expansion to @thealexanderhotel! Great things to come! (at The Alexander)

Kremer Chapel by Eero Saarinen (1958). (at Concordia Theological Seminary - CTSFWedu)

Tabernacle Presbyterian Church. (at Tabernacle Presbyterian Church)


Woo-hoo! Personal Best time in a 5k: 24:08. (at Downtown Columbus)

Fixed. theme by Andrew McCarthy