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DESTINATION: Art for the Tired Soul

Chakaia Booker's "Spirit Art"

Chakaia Booker’s "Spirit Art" courtesy Marlborough Gallery

Indianapolis, Ind.Indianapolis and tires have long shared a common bond. After all, the city’s home to the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and it’s nicknamed “Crossroads of America.” On July 22 through April, 2009, though, tires are elevated to an art form in the city. A special exhibition by New York artist Chakaia Booker features tire pieces molded into unique sculptures. Ten sculptures will be displayed—nine displayed outdoors in various downtown-area locations and one at the Indianapolis Art Center. Check ’em out: it’s free. — Laurie Borman