Free Fun – August 20

Artist paints Indy in color at event

INDIANAPOLIS — “Circle City 360,” the first solo exhibition for artist Jerome Neal, 74, is on display now through Aug. 28 at Gallery 924, 924 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis. Neal, a native of Chicago, moved to Indianapolis in 1994 and has been painting the city ever since. His work features impressionistic Indianapolis cityscapes painted in vibrant colors. Neal’s work also can be found in the permanent collection of the Indiana State Museum. More information and gallery hours can be found at

Greenfield author conducts Civil War book discussion

GREENFIELD — Author Kurt Vetters will lead a discussion about his recently published young adult novel, “Confederate Winter,” from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the 20 North Gallery, 20 N. State St., Greenfield. A former U.S. cavalry officer and Civil War re-enactor, Vetters will speak on the current understanding and interpretation of the American Civil War. Copies of his book will be available for purchase, and an author signing will take place after the event. A dollar from the sale of each book will benefit the Hancock County Arts Council.

One-tool art on display in Zionsville

ZIONSVILLE — Artwork created with only one tool is the requirement for an exhibit on display through Aug. 29 at the Sullivan/Munce Cultural Center, 225 W. Hawthorne St., Zionsville. An ink stopper, a felting needle and a straw are just some of the tools for the works in this exhibition. All artwork is available for purchase. Visit for more information and gallery hours.

Public collection promotes literacy

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis is launching lending libraries across the city in hopes of promoting literacy. Book share stations, from which passers-by may borrow and return materials at their leisure, will be installed from noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 27 at Monument Circle and throughout the city. Locations include the Indianapolis Museum of Art, White River State Park and the Indianapolis City Market. The Marion County Public Library and volunteers will be in charge of keeping the book stations stocked. Visit for more information.