Gallery shows

Recent sightings - John Dillinger photos

Some 50 photos of Hoosier Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger are among the works on display this month at the Art Bank Studio and Gallery, 811 Massachusetts Avenue in Indianapolis. Organized by Dillinger great nephew Jeff Scalf, the collection includes some familiar shots, but many are rare and some have apparently never been shown before. There are the expected (and some unexpected) photos of the notorious Dillinger in the custody of -- and sometimes clowning with -- sheriff's deputies and the like. But the family pictures are the highlight, and say a lot more about the man.

The collection is mounted unpretentiously, like snapshots in a family album, and that works. And they're hung in the back, next to the old vault of this former bank building. What could be more appropriate?

Indiana Photo Society on display

Members of the Indiana Photographic Society have some of their work on display through the end of September at Cognizant Coffee, a new shop in Fountain Square at 1112 E. Prospect St., across the street from Radio Radio. Have some coffee and check 'em out.

The group meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Garfield Park Art Center, 2345 Pagoda Dr., Indianapolis.

Personally, I'm active with the Photo Venture Camera Club, but there's always room for another good group of photography enthusiasts, eh?

Recent sightings

Some photography showing in Indianapolis:

At the AV Framing Gallery in Fountain Square, Rebecca Hutton (of Theater of Inclusion fame) is showing her post-Katrina photography of the Mississippi coast. Like much Katrina photography, there are no people visible -- but there are signs of life.

Up the street a bit, Galerie Penumbra is showing photography by Tom Mueller as part of the "Two on View" show with painter Lon Hall. Mueller's photos, "Walls, Windows and Doors," are studies in color, shape and texture.

Both shows run through August.