<h1>Blog & News</h1>
December 31, 2013 by Jennifer Pope Baker

Women. Girls. Central Indiana. - December 2013

A monthly update from Women's Fund. This month we take a look back at 2013 and the impact you helped us make, as well as a look into 2014 and a promising future for women and girls.

October 31, 2013 by Women's Fund

Women. Girls. Central Indiana - October 2013

A monthly update on October happenings at Women's Fund - and a look ahead at where you will find Women's Fund in November.

September 19, 2013 by Women's Fund

Tim Bowling, Piano Tuner: the Notes Keep Playing

Tim Bowling, A Tune Above, shares a beautiful letter reflecting on what his involvement as Piano Tuning Sponsor for the GO Ahead & Play project has meant to him. Tim shares that he has learned about so much more than public art and music, he has learned about our community.

September 12, 2013 by Jennifer Pletcher

Celebrating the GO Ahead & Play Spirit!

GO: Give Back students have a lot to celebrate, after leading the GO Ahead & Play project. Jennifer Pletcher highlights the older students' celebration and reflection on the project and gives insight into the younger students' educational session during GO sessions last weekend.

August 30, 2013 by Jennifer Pope Baker

Women. Girls. Central Indiana. - August 2013

Jennifer was asked about her favorite story of GO Ahead & Play, and it is impossible to share just one. I am going to use this opportunity to share some great stories with you... in no particular order

August 20, 2013 by Abigail Coleman

We Are Glad You Played!

We are glad you joined us to play through the GO Ahead & Play public art project. Thanks far and wide to those who joined us in this amazing community experience.

August 15, 2013 by Abigail Coleman

Three Days Left to GO Ahead & Play

Only three days remain to GO Ahead & Play 20 pianos transformed by local artists: don't miss out! You don't need to know how, just play and enjoy!

August 13, 2013 by Women's Fund

Forest Manor Multi-Service Center is a Hub for Indianapolis' East Side

F. Brooke Dunn, OPTIONS Alumnae - Class 12 and Revenue Manager, Gene B. Glick Company, reflects on a recent visit to Forest Manor Multi-Service Center - Women's Fund grantee and host to a GO Ahead & Play piano.

August 8, 2013 by Abigail Coleman

The Beat Goes On

A few highlights from the past few days of GO Ahead & Play

August 7, 2013 by Women's Fund

Piano Donations

We are so grateful to the many people who have inquired about donating their piano to GO Ahead & Play. Because this is a one-time project, we do not have the need for any more pianos...

August 6, 2013 by Women's Fund

Erika D. Smith: Indy's piano project strikes a chord for art appreciation

The Indianapolis Star article by Erika D. Smith on public art and GO Ahead & Play as an example for how this could work in Indianapolis.

August 6, 2013 by Abigail Coleman

Story Telling with Pianos

Each GO Ahead & Play piano tells a story... and it turns out, each of these pianos on public display is helping to create new stories, all across central Indiana.

August 5, 2013 by Women's Fund

GO Ahead & Play - Indy Style Show

GO Ahead & Play interview with Andi Hauser, Jennifer Pope Baker and artist Charity Counts on Indy Style, WISH-TV 8.

August 3, 2013 by Women's Fund

Go ahead and play (a piano!)

GO Ahead & Play interview with Jennifer Pope Baker and GO student Reagan on WFXN-59.

August 2, 2013 by Women's Fund

Indianapolis invited to 'GO Ahead and Play'

Coverage of the launch of Women's Fund GO Ahead & Play by WTHR 13 and John Duong.

August 1, 2013 by Women's Fund

Piano art: Indianapolis project brings music to the streets

Article about GO Ahead & Play in The Indianapolis Star by Betsy Reason.

August 1, 2013 by Abigail Coleman

Accept the Challenge: GO Ahead & Play today!

Starting today, you can visit 20 beautiful, artistic pianos throughout public places in Indianapolis and Carmel.

August 1, 2013 by Jennifer Pope Baker

Women. Girls. Central Indiana. - August 1, 2013

GO Ahead & Play launches August 1-18 - an opportunity to enjoy 20 pianos artistically transformed by local artists throughout Indianapolis and Carmel. Read an update on the project including recent events, media coverage, and more.

August 1, 2013 by Women's Fund

Pianos on public display around Indianapolis

Coverage of the August 1 launch of Women's Fund GO Ahead & Play by WRTV 6 and David Franklin.

August 1, 2013 by Women's Fund

Pianos placed in Indy for public use

Coverage of the August 1 launch of Women's Fund GO Ahead & Play by WISH-TV 8 and David Barras.

July 30, 2013 by Women's Fund

It's not all about pianos and yarn.

Annette Marino shares her perspective in being involved with the GO Ahead & Play project. Annette - or Stockannette - and The Yarnburners transformed a piano by "yarnbombing" it, or knitting and crocheting a cover with pink and white yarn. Visit their piano in front of Emmis Communications on Monument Circle, August 1-18.

July 30, 2013 by Women's Fund

FOCUS: GO Ahead & Play

FOCUS interview with Angela Cain and Abigail Coleman about GO Ahead & Play on WTHR 13.

July 27, 2013 by Women's Fund

GO Ahead & Play Art Display

Interview with Nicole Pence and Jennifer Pope Baker on WTHR 13.

July 25, 2013 by Jennifer Pletcher

Teens become Artists as they GO Wild for Tape!

GO: Give Back 6th-12th grade students are not only leading GO Ahead & Play... they have become artists, in partnership with Project Home Indy residents, as they transformed a piano using only Duck Tape - and teamwork!

July 23, 2013 by Abigail Coleman

One Day, Two Great Events!

One day, two not-to-miss GO Ahead & Play piano preview events, this Saturday July 27th!

July 18, 2013 by Abigail Coleman

Behind the Scenes: Piano #12's Artistic Transformation

GO Ahead & Play Piano #12 has undergone an amazing transformation since its first appearance on the blog in June. See photos of its artist Angie Brooks' beautiful work and hear from Piano #12 as it narrates the last several weeks in the workshop.

July 11, 2013 by Kristen Merritt

Connecting the Dots

A reflection on the artistic process as Women's Fund GO Ahead & Play artists wrap up their work in the Women's Fund Workshop. This week, meet artists Sheryl Smith Hays and Aaron Underwood.

July 2, 2013 by Jennifer Pope Baker

Women. Girls. Central Indiana. - June 2013

A monthly update of happenings at Women's Fund of Indiana - June, 2013.

June 27, 2013 by Kristen Merritt


This week at the Women's Fund Workshop, read about who has finished their pianos, what food has been a source of bonding, and featured artists, Cathy Morris and Sara Pugh

June 20, 2013 by Kristen Merritt

12 Days to Go...

The countdown of the artists' last days in the Women's Fund Workshop is short, as only 12 days remain. This week, meet Ash Robinson, Megan Kirby, and Charity Counts and see photos of their fabulous work.

June 13, 2013 by Kristen Merritt

A Study in Opposites

GO Ahead & Play features artists of many types! This week, meet JanettMarie and Annette Marino.

June 6, 2013 by Abigail Coleman

A Summer Must: Meet Piano #12 (and its artist Angie Brooks)

Piano #12: a personality of its own. Meet #12, learn about this GO Ahead & Play piano's journey from the Eckel family home to the Women's Fund Workshop, and learn about the artist transforming #12 for public display.

May 31, 2013 by Jennifer Pope Baker

Women. Girls. Central Indiana. - May 2013

A monthly update on happenings at Women's Fund.

May 30, 2013 by Kristen Merritt

Karma in Action

The Women's Fund GO Ahead & Play project demonstrates Karma through the work of so talented artists giving generously of their time and talent. Meet Jamie Price and Erin Salewicz

May 23, 2013 by Kristen Merritt

How Many People Does it Take to Create Art?

People age 3-73 joined GO: Give Back students to transform a piano for GO Ahead & Play at the Broad Ripple Art Fair last weekend... Which begs the question - how many people does it take to create art?

May 16, 2013 by Women's Fund

Ladies and Gentlemen... Start Your Glue Guns!

1st-5th grade GO: Give Back students use their creativity to begin transforming a piano into a "Hidden Objects" seek and find. See a sneak peak of their work from last weekend and read the students' reactions.

May 9, 2013 by Kristen Merritt

A Steady Pace...

Read how GO Ahead & Play artists may have something in common with last week's Mini Marathon participants, and get to know artists Pam Fraizer and Cheryl Lorance.

May 2, 2013 by Kristen Merritt

Introducing Angelina Fielding and Nancy Peterson, GO Ahead & Play Artists

Kristen Merritt, Women's Fund Workshop Manager for the GO Ahead & Play project, introduces two piano artists, Angelina Fielding and Nancy Peterson, and their unique inspiration.

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