SoArts Shows the Love at Garfield Park this Saturday!


Originally published in Through The Lens

Article by Melodie Yvonne Ramey

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – February is, of course, the month of love, so the extraordinary artist of the Southport Artistry Committee, SoArts, are doing it up right in the form of an exhibition created with the subject in mind. The theme they are embracing is “The Art of Love”, and they will be decorating the Garfield Park Art Center in style. The artists describe their venture as follows, “Whether it be August Rodin’s “The Kiss” or Robert Indiana’s “Love” sculpture, artists have always had something to say about love. Love is a strong emotion, and is as difficult to define as art itself. Explore the concept of love, the heart, and Valentine’s Day for the month of February. Each artist interprets the concept in their own medium based on their own life experiences and feelings.”

The show will display work from SoArts members Claire Dillehay, Duane King, Katherine Han, and many more talented artists. The HEART Exhibition Opening Reception will be Saturday, February 4 from 5-7 pm, and the experts themselves will be on hand to discuss their creations. The show will run until February 25, and is free and open to the public.

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One of the works that will be on display by Claire Dillehay

SoArts Exhibition


Opening Reception February 4, 2017

5-7 p.m.

Exhibit Runs February 4 – February 25, 2017

Garfield Park Art Center • 2432 Conservatory Drive • Indianapolis, IN 46203


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Melodie Yvonne

Melodie Yvonne, lead photographer and owner of Photographic Melodie, grew up in the small southern Indiana town of North Vernon. She picked up her first camera at the age of 5, and was immediately hooked. By the age of 15 she began to turn every trip, even just to the local park, into a fantasy scene of her own imagination, and started mentoring with many local professionals. Melodie received an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Technologies majoring in Photography from Ivy Tech in 2002 after studying under acclaimed professors and many other masters in the field.

Melodie’s main focus has always been music photography. Growing up listening to many amazing musicians inspired her dream to create visual images that made people feel the way they do when listening to music. Her goal was to help people SEE the music.

Melodie has done numerous jobs around the country ranging from working for bands to being the official photographer on many southern Indiana Poker Runs. Her specialties are in nature, music, and candid event photography. She published her first print work, a collection of images & poetry, in 2011, and has since published many more print works. Melodie currently acts as owner & lead photographer at Photographic Melodie, House Photographer for Purdue Theatre, and Tour Photographer for multiple Billboard Charts topping bands as well as freelance work with many other media outlets, venues, and musicians.

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