Buskirk-Chumley Box Office has gifts for the Bloomingfan! No longer just your one-stop shop for tickets and downtown info, the BCT Box Office now carries a line of Bloomington and theater-centric gifts for townies near and far. Here’s some of what’s available: – Buskirk-Chumley Theater Ornament, designed by Indiana Metal Craft of Bloomington – $12 – Marquee Letters, Numbers and Words, metal, from the original Indiana Theatre – $15-$100 per piece – Wooden Frames for Marquee Letters, made by a local woodworker – prices vary – Press Puzzles, puzzles of local images by Marc Tschida – prices vary – Autographed Concert Posters, signed by a wide variety of performers – $20 – Bloomington T-shirts, designed by Collective Press – $20 – PRIDE T-Shirts – $20 For more info including BCT Box Office hours, click here.
It’s SpringHill Suites Art Night Join SpringHill Suites for their quarterly Art Night. Enjoy an artisan marketplace, entertainment, refreshments and complimentary champagne. Wednesday, October 29th from 5-7:30 p.m. at Spring Hill Suites by Marriott Bloomington (501 N. College Ave). RSVP to Ashley Gerodimos at 812-337-7772 or Ashley.Gerodimos@whitelodging.com. Click here for more information!
Lotus 2015 Dates Announced! The Lotus Education and Arts Foundation has announced dates for its 2015 public events: Saturday, March 28: Family Day at the Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar The signature public event for Lotus’s annual education outreach initiative is a free cultural bazaar – a world of discovery designed for children in grades K through 6th (and their families!). Hosted at Binford Elementary School, featuring hands-on arts and crafts, cultural information stations, and live performances. Full details and event times to be announced in early 2015. Friday, May 15: Edible Lotus The Lotus Education and Arts Foundation’s annual benefit supports the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival and Lotus Blossoms Outreach. Great food from Bloomington’s best restaurants, a silent auction full of beautiful must-haves: it’s a Lotus party with a purpose! At Deer Park Manor; ticket information and event times to be announced early April 2014 Thursday – Saturday, September 24 – 27:22nd annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival Indiana’s signature festival of world music and culture brings performing artists to downtown Bloomington for a long weekend of great music, inspiring visual arts, and programming for all ages. Artist roster, schedule, and tickets announced mid-summer 2015. 2015 Arts Outreach Events Special Lotus workshops and performances are in the works! Dates to be announced throughout winter and spring 2015. Current event information at lotusfest.org; follow Lotus on Facebook and Twitter for updates on all Lotus happenings!
Not in BEAD – but You Should See It TONIGHT! – ‘Opera in the End Zone’ Two worlds collide – IU Opera Theater and IU Athletics – to bring you “La Boheme,” which will be live-streamed on the stadium’s Jumbotron at 8 p.m., at the same time it is performed at the Musical Arts Center. To watch at the stadium, doors open at 7:30 p.m. No tickets are required and the event as well as parking are free! The performance will take place at 8 p.m. Click here for more information!
Bands, Musicians Needed for City Parks and Recreation’s 2015 Performing Arts Series The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department is seeking musicians and bands to apply to participate in the 2015 Performing Arts Series, which takes place May through August in City parks throughout Bloomington. Performers are selected based on type and quality of performance, availability, past performance record, cost and sponsor interest. Those interested in applying to perform next summer must submit an artist application online; the link to the application is available at bloomington.in.gov/concerts. Applications and a $10 application fee must be received by the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department no later than Dec. 12 at 5 p.m. to receive full consideration. Applications will be accepted until all performance dates are filled. Bloomington Parks and Recreation has a long history of providing free music and theatrical performances in city parks, and of showcasing local musical talent. Not only does the summer Performing Arts Series provide several delightful venues for outdoor performances, but also promotes music as a way for local residents to experience different musical cultures, and as a catalyst that brings neighborhoods together. The 2015 schedule of performances includes: · Peoples Park Tuesday Lunch Concerts, April through September from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Peoples Park · Strawberry Shortcake Festival Concert, in May, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Monroe County Courthouse lawn · Friday night concerts at the Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park, June and July from 6:30-9 p.m. · Sunday concert series at Bryan Park, July and August from 6:30-8 p.m. · Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market performances, Saturdays and Tuesdays during the Market season. For more information about the summer 2015 Performing Arts Series, contact Greg Jacobs at 812.349.3725 or e-mail email@example.com.
Get Your Tickets for the Closing Weekend of Ivy Tech’s King Oedipus! “king oedipus” – a modern adaptation of the Oedipus myth. Are we fated to succeed or fail? Or do our decisions, good and bad, lead us to our destination? Come see this new telling by up-and-coming playwright Kelly Lusk, where shadows of swords kill and women transform into sphinxes. Tickets $15 adults, $5 students/seniors. http://www.bctboxoffice.com
Unleash your inner Jane Austen with BAKED!
Await the return of Mr. Darcy with a fresh baked cookie (or a box of them) from BAKED! Order cookies from BAKED! and get a coupon in your box for a $10 ticket for the upcoming production of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice at IU Department of Theatre, Drama and Contemporary Dance. More on the production here. BAKED!’s menu is here.
Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market Market Entertainment Breast Cancer Awareness Walk 8:30-10:30 a.m. Bloomington Brass Band 9:45-11:15 a.m. Quarry Morris Dancers 11:15 a.m. -12:45 p.m. Vendor of the Week: Jones 5 Star Ranch
Cardinal Stage Company presents the 9th Annual Screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show!
Celebrate Halloween in style and support Cardinal’s IU Credit Union Education Initiative Cardinal’s 9th annual Rocky Horror Picture Show Fundraiser! A half hour before each screening Cardinal will host a “getting to know Rocky Horror” party and costume contest with prizes!It’s a cult phenomenon unlike any film or musical you’ve ever seen! Floorshows! Costume contest with great prizes! Props available at the door – just $5! Click here to buy tickets!
New Coffee Shop Opening close to BEAD today: Hopscotch Coffee! Please join the Hopscotch team in celebrating the opening of Bloomington’s newest coffee spot. They are a daily destination for fresh, in-house roasted coffee, served simply and with care. Located at the south end of the B-Line Station at Dodds and Morton (parking on the street and in back), our fully accessible shop houses our entire operation, from roaster to brand-spanking new Marzocco. They offer many ways to brew and enjoy coffee, both familiar and unique. Location: B-Line Station 235 W. Dodds on Friday, Oct. 24. Check out their Facebook page for more information and to RSVP for the GRAND OPENING!
Tomorrow – Spend Your Happy Hour with The UkeTones
LAST WEEKEND for Cardinal Stage Company: The Birthday Feast! Cardinal Stage Company, South Central Indiana’s professional regional theatre company, is premiering an original children’s musical to launch its 2014-2015 Cardinal for Kids series. Performances are at the Ivy Tech Waldron Arts Center Auditorium from October 9-25.Penned by local award-winning author Scott Russell Sanders, The Birthday Feast is the story of 10 year-old Maddie and her attempt to come up with a unique gift for her mom’s birthday. With the help of her friends Isabella, “Junk Food” Jack, and her faithful dog Mutt, Maddie is determined to make Mom the perfect birthday feast. But what food should they choose? How will they afford it? Where will they cook it? And how can they stop themselves from eating it before the big day?! Their adventures take them to a sing-a-long at the Farmers Market and a neighbor’s seemingly magical vegetable garden – even on a big game hunt for an elusive backyard turkey! Featuring an irresistibly catchy score by local composer Alex Crowley, Cardinal Stage’s production of The Birthday Feast is a joyous, hilarious and heartwarming exploration of how food shapes our sense of self, of family, and of community.
For more information, you can read the press release here and you may purchase tickets and check out the show schedule here!
“Gold Fantasy” Exhibit Opening at Fuller Projects Tonight
What: A collaborative exhibition by Photography BFA Candidate Rachel Ankney & Sculpture BFA Alum Lance Pruitt.
When: 7:30-9:30 at Fuller Projects located in the McCalla School at 525 E. 9th Street, Bloomington, IN (corner of 10th and Indiana). All events are free and open to the public.
Lynette Weber Photography Upcoming Events October 25 (10-5) & October 26 (12-5) – Spooky Halloween Open house. They will offer 1 free 4×6 photo of children in their costumes, a take home craft, and spooky treats are available. Additional prints are available for purchase.
November 10 (5-8) – Mommy to be Event for all the expecting moms in the area. They will be offering swag bags to the first 30 people that register here (http://www.lynetteweberphotography.com/machform/view.php?id=5078). We will have hair and makeup available, they will receive a free maternity photo, some refreshments and a great time with other expecting mommas.
November 7, 8, 9 – Holiday Sparkle Sessions. Last year these sold out and this year is no different. We have 5 sets to choose from.
For more info please contact the studio at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the studio at 812.269.8917. Location: 421 W 3rd St. #7
Next Week and Beyond
Mat Alano-Martin’s debut comedy album release party Thursday, October 30th at the Comedy Attic. The album is called “Profiled As Such” and is being released by On Tour Records. Tickets for the CD release show are available now at www.comedyattic.com. Tickets are $10 and include a free copy of the album. Also on the show will be Dave Waite (Last Comic Standing, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), Aaron Nadell (Limestone Comedy Festival) and Brad Wilhelm (Bloomington Treasure). The album is also currently available for pre-order on iTunes. Alano-Martin’s credits include The Bob & Tom Show, Laughs on Fox and several festivals, a full list of which are in the Bio section of his website – listed below. I’m also the Co-Founder of the Limestone Comedy Festival and the host of the Strangers On This Road podcast. http://mat-alano-martin-comedy.com/
November City Hall Atrium Exhibit: “Captive on the Carousel of Time” by Elizabeth Busey is November Atrium Exhibit During the month of November, BEAD will showcase linoleum block prints on cotton rag paper created by Elizabeth Busey in the Showers Atrium of City Hall, 401 N. Morton Street. Elizabeth Busey began her career as a printmaker at twelve, creating Christmas cards on her parents’ kitchen countertop. She continued her printmaking studies at Indiana University as an adult, and was particularly inspired by a workshop led by Karen Kunc from the University of Nebraska. Busey creates art in her Bloomington, Indiana studio on an etching press her husband built out of recycled steel. Her work has been shown in galleries, and public and nonprofit spaces throughout the Midwest. Her work has most recently been included in the 2013 Boston Printmaker’s Biennial at Boston University, and will be featured in the upcoming 57th Mid-States Art Exhibition in Evansville, IN. Each print is created using one linoleum block, where ink is rolled on the block and then printed on cotton rag paper. She begins with a very minimal outline of the subject, allowing the image to develop in the conversation between carving away the block and printing each stage with transparent layers of color. As the print develops, more linoleum is carved away – or reduced. This process allows Busey to create a rich two-dimensional exploration of the three-dimensional world. Her work highlights and synthesizes patterns from the microscopic lace of plant cells to the spiral illumination of the universe. This interest in patterns in nature has been fueled by her travels throughout North America, Europe and Australia. The exhibit will be on display November 5th through the 28th. Exhibition hours are 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday and Saturday 8:00 a.m. – Noon as well as additional evening and weekend hours when City Hall is open for meetings.
Meet Your Maker: Make this year’s Halloween costume with us! Bloominglabs will be open to the public the last week of October, Monday thru Thursday evening (27th thru 30th) from 7pm to 10pm each night. Come by and work on your Halloween costume, check out their new space, work on your projects, or just hang out. They have tons of tools you can use – sewing machines, a vacuum former, wood working and metal working tools, soldering irons, a laser cutter, and more. Plus, isn’t it more fun to do this stuff with a group?This is also your opportunity to get in the 3 visits required to become a Bloominglabs member. If you haven’t seen their new space, it’s 3,100+ square feet of awesome open warehouse space just off the B-Line trail on South Rogers – 1609 S. Rogers, Building #4.
The PlayOffs at Bloomington Playwrights Project! November 1-2, 2014 at 7:30pm. Yes, that’s right, it’s World Series time! In celebration, the BPP is presenting its most electrifying, action-packed, and anticipated fundraising event of the year, the Ike & Julie Arnove PlayOffs. Just what are The PlayOffs, you ask? On November 1-2, 9 playwrights, 9 directors, and 27 actors will have 24 hours to write, direct, and produce a full production based on a surprise theme, prop, and line of dialogue. Sound cool? It is. Click here to buy tickets!
Sounds of South Presents Phantom of the Opera Sounds of South presents Broadway’s longest running musical November 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Bloomington High School South. Sounds of South is the advanced choir at Bloomington High School South. Under the direction of Gwen Witten Upchurch, this 67-member, co-curricular choir participates in ISSMA events, stages a full-length musical each year, and performs several concerts for the community each year. Tickets available at www.soundsofsouth.org.
9th Annual Nonprofit Toolkit: Nonprofit Financials: Diversifying Your Revenue Streams This is an information-packed day filled with best practices and examples that will help you strengthen the financial portfolio of your arts organization Capital facility campaigns, grant writing, donor database analysis. Presenters from IU Arts Administration program.
When: Friday, Oct. 31 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Bloomington City Hall.
Cost: Professionals, $40 by Oct. 28 and $50 after. For students, it is $20. Register online at http://npamc.org/events. For a list of scheduled speakers, click here.
Bloomington Clay Studio’s next class session: Make gifts for the holidays! The Bloomington Clay Studio’s next 6-week class session will run from Nov. 3 through December 19 (no classes Thanksgiving week). Students in these classes WILL be able to complete pieces to give as gifts this year. Everybody loves a gift of hand-made ceramics! Here is the link to sign up:http://bloomingtonclaystudio.com/?page_id=1178 In their six-week sessions, which cost $160 per person, classes meet once a week and students have free access to the studio during open hours to practice and work on their pieces. A more experienced clay artist is in the studio during those hours to answer any questions you might have while you are working independently. The studio is open 10 AM – 6 PM on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; 10 AM – 1 PM and 5 PM – 9 PM on Tuesdayand Thursday; and noon – 6PM on Saturday and Sunday. Classes at the Bloomington Clay Studio include everything you need: Clay, tools, glaze, and firing are all included in your class fee. Have a great time in class and email us at email@example.com if you have questions.
Bloomington’s Funky Gift Show: Bloomington Handmade Market Touted as being the fun and funky gift show in Bloomington, the Bloomington Handmade Market (BHM) returns to the Bloomington Convention Center on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 10am-5pm. BHM is a juried indie craft fair that appeals to the fun and quirky from ages 6 to 62. This year BHM features over 50 independent artists, crafters, and designers from all over the Midwest. At BHM this year you can be sure to find a wide array of modern handmade goods including jewelry, screenprinted t-shirts, bath and body products, plush toys and other children’s products, functional ceramics, original artwork and much more! Not only will BHM be featuring visual artists, but outside you’ll find local food trucks (like Bea’s Soda Bar) for your breakfast, snack, or lunchtime meal. Currently in its 6th year, Bloomington Handmade Market was inspired by indie craft shows taking place in other cities and the organizers wanted to bring something equally fun and funky to Bloomington. BHM’s first show was in 2009 and quickly drew a devoted following of indie craft makers and enthusiasts. The event now draws thousands of shoppers from all over central and southern Indiana and provides a unique shopping and cultural experience for Bloomington. For more information, please visit www.bloomingtonhandmademarket.com. Bloomington Handmade Market is free to attend. Free parking is available on site. For additional information contact Jaime Minor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bloomington Symphony Orchestra presents Catching Fire…Bird Join Artistic Director Adam Bodony and the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra for an “infamous, revolutionary, ferocious, and magical” evening featuring Rossini: La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie); Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op.56; Stravinsky: Firebird Suite Saturday November 1, 2014 7:30 pm at Bloomington High School North. TICKETS available through the BCT Box Office. General Admission $15 and 18 & Under: Free
Fundraiser: Helen’s Harvest of Hats Please join the History Center for an afternoon tea and vintage hat auction on Thursday, November 6, at 1:30 p.m. This unique and large collection of designer hats has been graciously donated by Helen DeSawal. Tickets for History Center members are $20.00, non-member tickets are $25.00. Reservations are required because seating is limited. Call 812-332-2517, ext. 2 for more information.
Coffee with Friends with the Richmond Group Artists When: Sunday, November 9 from 4- 5 p.m. in Meeting Room 1B of the Monroe County Public Library Featuring: Shaun Thomas Dingwerth, the Executive Director of the Richmond Art Museum
The Richmond Group Artists is the untold story of a group of artists who developed a distinctive impressionistic style, and whose interest in fostering art in their community made an authentic
contribution to the history of art in America. Richmond, Indiana became an important center for art in the Midwest, a place that nourished and inspired the artists whose work this book celebrates. Drop in! This event is free and open to the public.
Upcoming Classes at Gather: Handmade Shoppe Silk Painting Recommended ages: adults – Nov. 5 6-8:30 p.m. – Course Fee: $40 Click here to purchase Altered Book Journal Workshop Recommended ages: adults – Wed. Nov. 12 6-8:30 p.m. – Course Fee: $55 Click here to purchase!
Artisan Guilds of Bloomington Holiday Show November 14 from 4-9 p.m. & November 15 from 9-5 p.m. Bloomington’s three favorite holiday shows by Local Clay Potters’ Guild, Bloomington Spinners & Weavers Guild and Bloomington Glass Guild are now all together under one roof at the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center, November 14-15, 2014. Get your holiday shopping done early! There will be an Artisans Cafe inside the Convention Center, and Big Cheez will have their truck outside! Click here for more information Click here to like the Artisan Guilds of Bloomington on Facebook!
Mark Your Calendars for… When: Wednesday, November 19 from noon to 1 p.m. Where: Fountain Square Ballroom
Job and Internship Opportunities
Research Library Manager Opening at Monroe County Historical Society Monroe County Historical Society is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Research Library Manager. Applicants should possess work experience in library science and local history/genealogy research. Candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of Indiana History a plus. Requires flexible work schedule including some evenings and weekends. MA or MLS preferred. Send resume and cover letter to MCHS, Attn: HR, 202 E. 6th St., Bloomington, IN 47408 or e-mail to email@example.com by 10/24/2014 EOE.
WonderLab Job Opportunities! Exhibits and Facilities Assistant Manager PURPOSE: To assist with the upkeep of WonderLab’s interactive exhibits, galleries, and facility; To assist with the design, development, and fabrication of WonderLab’s exhibits, and structural and functional updates to galleries and facility. REPORTS TO: Exhibits and Facilities Manager STATUS: Full time salaried (40 hours/week), with occasional evening and weekend hours (Fair Labor Standards Act category: “exempt”) START DATE: October 15, 2014 SALARY: Commensurate with experience (range $22,880 – $26,000 /year) BENEFITS: Paid holidays and paid leave. Health, vision and dental insurance benefits are available. WonderLab also provides life insurance, long-term disability insurance, museum membership and other benefits. Click here for the full job description
Internship Opportunity for Gather: Handmade Shoppe&Co:
Gather :handmade shoppe & Co: (formerly Gathering :handmade pop-up shop: opened a permanent brick and mortar store inside Fountain Square Mall (suite 112) on Aug 30, 2014! Currently looking for the following internship positions: marketing, office assistant, merchandising. Email: gathershoppe@gmail with subject line INTERN.
Windfall Dancers is Looking for Interns One intern position will focus on marketing and fund development and the other will focus on improving operations and organizational processes. Both would have other duties as assigned. Email Kathleen Olges with questions and to apply.
WFHB Activate! WFHB’s Activate! is a 5-minute audio module featuring first-person profiles of local volunteers and activists who make a difference in our community. They invite you to tune them in to your most passionate volunteers.Those volunteers who are steadfast in their dedication to your organization or cause. They will send them an invitation to record a segment telling the world what matters to them and how they have volunteered their time to make a difference. NOMINATE SOMEONE WHO INSPIRES YOU to record a segment of this show.They are currently looking for subjects for episodes airing in November and December.
Great Bloomington Pumpkin Launch – Nov. 1
Fall has definitely arrived when pumpkins fly through the sky at the Monroe County Fairgrounds during The Great Bloomington Pumpkin Launch on Nov. 1. Teams have built pumpkin-launching devices and spectators bring chairs or blankets to watch the fun! There will also be a pumpkin seed spitting contest, children’s activities, live music, and tasty eats! Five volunteers are needed for each shift for parking, registration, competition supervision, pumpkin tasting, and seed spitting booths. Shifts are from either 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or noon-3:30 p.m. Minimum age is 16. Sign up at http://bit.ly/GreatPumpkinLaunch or contact Kim Ecenbarger at(812) 349-3739 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (www.bloomington.in.gov/parksvol)
Buskirk-Chumley Theater Street Team TheBuskirk-Chumley Theater Street Team spreads the word about their events by distributing posters for nationally-known performers. Volunteers cover specific sections of town, are provided with a list of posting locations, and post 10-12 times per year. This is a great opportunity for those who need a flexible schedule or who want to learn more about their community. Two rounds of postering earns you a complimentary ticket to the show of your choice, dependent on availability. Minimum age is 16. Please contact Regine Richter-McClain at (812) 323-3020 email@example.com. (www.buskirkchumley.org)
Civil Streets Campaign Help the Civil Streets Initiative by organizing events, handing out bells, helmets and lights to cyclists, distributing materials to businesses, or sharing posters, bumper stickers and bike stickers at the Farmers Market. The Civil Streets Initiative works to reduce unsafe behaviors, conflicts, frustrations, and crashes among all of Bloomington’s road users. Minimum age is 18; 16 if with an adult. Please contact Jacqui Bauer, City of Bloomington Department of Economic and Sustainable Development, at (812) 349-3837 firstname.lastname@example.org. (bloomington.in.gov/civilstreets)
Special Event Hosts at the IU Art Museum The IU Art Museum hosts numerous events each year for families, IU students, and the general public, and their special event hosts play a big role. These volunteers have the opportunity to learn more about the museum and its collection, be invited to behind-the-scenes tours, and gain experience in a museum setting. Volunteers are needed to help with a number of fun events this fall. Minimum age is 18; 15 if with an adult. Please contact Ann Fields at (812) 865-3138 or email@example.com.(www.artmuseum.iu.edu)
Wylie House Docent The Wylie House Museum welcomes applicants for docents, also called tour guides. If you are interested in local history, this is an opportunity to learn about life in the 19th century and gain museum experience in the process. Docents will be trained to give historically accurate tours of the Wylie House Museum, home of IU’s first president, Andrew Wylie. Tours are offered 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Tues. through Sat. between March 1 and Nov. 30. Docents are asked to give a minimum of two 2-hour weekday shifts per month. Volunteers must be able to climb steps, as there is no elevator in this 1830s home. Minimum age is 18. Please contact Carey Beam at (812) 855-6224 firstname.lastname@example.org. (www.indiana.edu/~libwylie)
Bloomington Writing Project The Bloomington Writing Project is seeking volunteers to teach basic grammar and writing skills to adults. Volunteers conduct classes from 6-8 p.m. on Thursdays at the Monroe County Public Library. This program is a partnership between Volunteers In Tutoring Adult Learners (VITAL) and the Bloomington Writing Project. Minimum age is 18. Please contact Molly Gleeson at (812) 349-3173 email@example.com. (www.mcpl.info; www.bloomingtonwritingproject.org)
Artist and Creative Spaces
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Upcoming Calls for Visual and Performing Artists
Call for Artists and Musicians for Downtown Hyatt Place Hotel
The new Downtown Hyatt Place Hotel is looking for visual artists and musicians for performance and exhibition opportunities at the hotel. Contact Kristine Swisher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monroe County History Center Call for Artists Monroe County History Center is seeking applications from artists wishing to have a gallery show of their work. Opening is available from April 2015 through August 2015. There is 10 x 22 feet for the artist to use. The show will be a feature during the 2015 June Garden Walk. We are specifically seeking 2D artists who focus on gardens, flowers, or a combination. Please submit an image email@example.com to be considered. Deadline for Submission: January 1, 2015. For more information about the museum, visit monroehistory.org
Bloomberg Philanthropies Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge Applications – Due Dec. 15!
Public Art Challenge will grant at least three cities up to $1 million each over two years to support temporary public art projects that celebrate creativity, enhance urban identity, encourage public-private partnerships, and drive economic development. http://publicartchallenge.bloomberg.org/
License Plates Needed! A new community art project. Entitled “More Than Homeless”, the sculpture project will inspire in viewers a level of empathy and understanding towards people experiencing homelessness. Artist Joe LaMantia needs license plates (they will be placed on the fascia of the octagon) from all over and so if you have old plates, don’t know what to do with them, then just mail them to: Joe at 820 W Howe Street. Bloomington, IN 47403 or drop them off at WFHB. Be a part of a wonderful project. Please spread the word. If you send a plate or drop one off, please sign your name on the back.
Call for Teaching Artists!
The Indiana Teaching Artist Institute will take place on November 8th at the Phalen Academy in Indianapolis. This one-day workshop will provide new and veteran teaching artists with useful professional development strategies for classroom management, special needs adaptations, and more! Registration prices will raise from $25 to $35. Students with valid ID may register for $15. To learn more about the event, and register, please visit indianateachingartist.com.
Questions can be directed to Megan Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org. For registration, and more information, visitwww.indianateachingartist.com. Thank you!
Artist Calls from Gather: Handmade Shoppe and Co. Deadline is TOMORROW at midnight!
Call for Teachers/Instructors/Students Gather :handmade shoppe & Co: is hosting workshops and classes in both the arts and the business of arts. Are you interested in teaching a workshop or class? Fill out the form here: http://gathershoppe.com/classes
IU Art Museum Events
Noon Talk: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: Partying in Ancient Greece and Rome
Tuesday, October 28, 12:15-1:00 p.m.in the Gallery of the Arts of Asia and the Ancient Western World, second floor In conjunction with this year’s Themester. Eric Beckman, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Classical Studies and co-curator of this gallery installation, will discuss the importance of the Greek symposium and Roman cena in society and their role in promoting cultural values.
Special Event: Art Museum Student Organization: Art after Dark Thursday, October 30, 7:00–9:00 p.m. in the Thomas T. Solley Atrium, first floor The Art Museum Student Organization presents its fourth annual Art after Dark—and this year, there’s a spooky Halloween twist! Join us for live music, free food, special gallery tours, and other bone-chilling activities.
Mix at the IU Art Museum: Pride & Prejudice Thursday, November 6 at the Indiana University Art Museum from 6:30-8:30
Enter Jane Austen’s world: enjoy live music while you sip a cup of tea, learn to watercolor, or participate in nineteenth-century parlor games.
This interactive event is presented in conjunction with the IU Department of Theatre and Drama’s production of Pride and Prejudice.
Yoga in the Atrium Saturdays 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. through October 25. Beginner classes are offered on the first and third Saturdays of each month. More advanced classes are held on the second and fourth Saturdays. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mat and water bottle, dress comfortably, and arrive early to grab a spot in the first come, first served classes. Due to the popularity of the program and in order to maintain a peaceful environment, indoor classes will be capped at twenty-three participants. No registration is required. For more IU Art Museum events click here.
IU Cinema Events
IU Cinema: “Texas Chain Saw Massacre” – October 24-25
In 1974, writer-producer-director Tobe Hooper unleashed this dark, visionary tale about a group of five young friends who face a nightmare of torment at the hands of a depraved Texas clan. Today it remains unequaled as a landmark of outlaw filmmaking and unparalleled in its impact as perhaps the most frightening motion picture ever made. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this beloved horror classic, MPI Media Group presents the original film restored from an all-new 4k scan authorized by director Tobe Hooper and featuring a dynamic new surround sound mix.
IU Cinema: “Ghostbusters” – Saturday, October 25 at 3:00pm
A trio of university parapsychologists (played by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis) lose their research grant and decide to open their own business, “Ghostbusters,” and are summoned to investigate the strange happenings in a Central Park West apartment. What they discover is that all Manhattan is being besieged by other worldly demons. Who ya gonna call? (2K DCP presentation)
Children 12 and younger are admitted for free.
IU Cinema: National Theatre Live – “Frankenstein” with Benedict Cumberbatch – Sunday, October 26 at 6:30pm
Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Mansfield Park) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.
Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale. (2K DCP presentation)
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