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Girls Rock Indy and Jorgstock mark end of Eiteljorg Guitars! exhibit

by DeShong Perry-Smitherman | Aug 01, 2013

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                                                                        DeShong Perry-Smitherman
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 Girls Rock Indy and Jorgstock mark end of Eiteljorg Guitars! exhibit

There are just three days left to experience the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art’s one-of-a-kind Guitars! Roundups to Rockers exhibit. More than 100 guitars—owned by greats including George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, Duane Allman, Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, Carrie Brownstein, Les Paul and others— are on display together for the last time in Indianapolis.

Here’s what’s in store at the Eiteljorg this month:

Play the guitar!
Saturday, Aug. 3
Noon – 2 p.m.
Learn the basics from professional guitar instructor, Benito DiBartoli, for the last time during Guitars! Roundups to Rockers.

Girls Rock! Indy Day
Saturday, Aug. 3
2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Have a rockin’ good time when the best and brightest up-and-coming young female musicians take the stage! Bands from Girls Rock! Indy will showcase their talents in the museum’s Clowes Sculpture Court.

Jorgstock
Local bands, music, food and spirits
Saturday, Aug. 3
5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Cost: $10
Take advantage of one of the last opportunities to see Guitars! Roundups to Rockers. Aside from getting after-hours access to this special exhibit, visitors also get the opportunity to see five local bands perform: Shimmercore, Deezen, The Art Adams Band, EspresSoul and the 2150s. DJs Jeremy Daeger and Hollow Point will be spinning in-between each band’s set. Guests will also get to sample cuisine from Kahn’s Fine Catering, Punch Burger, Marcos and 240Sweets all the while enjoying complimentary wine tastings from Chateau Thomas Winery, New Day Meadery and Rettig Hill Winery. Sun King Brewery will also be on site selling their popular brews. All this for $10 when you use code “agave” via www.jorgstock.eventbrite.com. This event is open to ages 18 and older.  You must be 21 and over to be served alcoholic beverages. Those 21 and over will receive a wristband. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and close at 10:30 p.m.

Storytelling
Every Saturday
Except Aug. 3 and 31
1 p.m.
Meet Teresa Webb (Anishinaabe) and hear about Native American cultures through stories and songs, accompanied by flute, drum and rattle.

Stories of the West
Every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday through Aug. 17
1, 2 & 3 p.m.
Hear the amazing true stories of two prominent African Americans in the West, Stagecoach Mary Fields and mountain man, Jim Beckwourth, as told by actress and storyteller, Joanna Winston.

Contemporary art unveiled!
Saturday, Aug. 10 & 24
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Join contemporary art curators as they unveil the mysteries of the contemporary art collection.
 
The Eiteljorg Museum seeks to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America. The museum is located in Downtown Indianapolis’ White River State Park, at 500 West Washington, Indianapolis, IN  46204. For general information about the museum and to learn more about exhibits and events, call (317) 636-WEST (9378) or visit www.eiteljorg.org.

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