In the aftermath of the strong community outcry in 2012 about a proposal to place a statue of a freed slave in chains on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, community leaders came together to create a new, more collaborative process. The Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee and The Arts Council of Indianapolis have commissioned artists to create […]

       Dr. Charles Venable, the new CEO of the Indianapolis Museum of Art visited Afternoons with Amos to introduce himself to the Indianapolis community. In his first live interview Dr. Venable, who came to Indianapolis from the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, talked about the rich heritage of the IMA and his desire to see […]

Click Above to Hear Full Interview. Runs Eight Minutes ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. The controversial statue by African-American artist Fred Wilson commissioned for the Downtown Indianapolis Cultural Trail, which provoked a firestorm of outrage from many African-Americans, has been cancelled. Brian Payne, CEO of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, the force behind the Cultural Trail, announced […]

UPDATED: After a heated and emotional town hall Tuesday night before 275 people at the Walker Theater, artist Fred Wilson appears live TODAY at 1pm on Afternoons with Amos. Wilson is the New York-based, African-American artist who’s designing a the controversial sculpture for the Cultural Trail, titled E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One) which […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 51 Minutes. ©2010 WTLC/Radio One. Passion and emotion was expressed on Afternoons with Amos as officials of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail explained their project and the proposed sculpture of a freed slave that would be part of the multi-million dollar project. Appearing were Brian Payne, Executive Director of the Central […]

How should the struggle of African-Americans in Indianapolis be portrayed? New York-based, African-American artist Fred Wilson thinks the sculpture above is how. Wilson is designing a sculpture for the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, the bike and pedestrian path being built downtown.  Wilson’s work, titled E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One), would be the first public […]