BONUS COVERAGE: First Friday continues in virtual mode at Circle City Industrial Complex

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Full Circle Nine Gallery will feature Uncredited, a collection of street photography by Peres Shirley, as part of the Virtual First Friday programming on Facebook and Instagram, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5. Programming will take place on Facebook and Instagram.

The opening is part of the First Friday activities at the Circle City Industrial Complex, which has yet to unveil its full schedule.
Of his show at Full Circle Nine, Shirley said, “This show is about appreciation — primarily appreciation for Indianapolis. I wanted to highlight small intrinsic details around the city to show the beauty and richness of Indy. During a brainstorming session, I realized how many Indy natives speak with me about their lack of interest in the city. I wanted to challenge the notion that Indy isn’t as exciting as other cities.”

Shirley is an Indianapolis-based photographer focusing on the views of her city, with a passion for the art form that has been growing since a high school photography class, where she worked with film before switching to digital formats, with either form of photography an outlet for expression.
“Although I love how timeless film photography looks, digital mediums are more versatile, which allows me to keep my ideas open,” Shirley said. “I simply love being able to express myself in many creative ways. Photography is just one outlet that I use. Finding beauty in the smaller things helps build an appreciation for life. In these times, it can be very hard to see your blessings. Art pushes those ideas and forces you to adapt new news.

The First Friday activities by the CCIC Artists will be available virtually on the “Circle City Industrial Complex Artists” Facebook page (@ccicartists) and mirrored on the Circle City Industrial Complex’s main Facebook page (@circlecityind).

IMAGE ABOVE: Photography by Peres Shirley will be featured at the virtual First Friday show at the Full Circle Nine Gallery on Feb. 5.