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October 1, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

Artists! Why Not Lead a Team from Your Community?
Art as an instrument to further community engagement, historic preservation, and economic development will be the focus of a two-day conference, Creating Vibrant Communities Through the Arts, October 9 & 10 2014.
Keynote speaker for the conference is Matthew Mazzotta, a conceptual artist who creates permanent and temporary interventions that range from opening up new social spaces inside the built environment, to addressing more pressing environmental issues, but always with a focus on community and public participation.
Registration is now open. Teams of three (representing artists, arts administrators and community / civic leaders) are highly encouraged. Team registration is $200. Individual registration is $90. To register online, please visit
For more information on the conference, please visit

Indiana Artisan Holiday Marketplace to Showcase Indiana’s Best Art, Food
From hand-smithed metal and leather jewelry to handmade organic jams, and from watercolors to wines, the Indiana Artisan Holiday Marketplace will feature work by nearly 100 art and food artisans, many of them recognized as the best in Indiana.
To help launch the shopping season during Fort Wayne’s HolidayFest, this first time event brings to the Grand Wayne Center an annual showcase of the state’s highest-quality arts and food regularly presented each spring in Indianapolis. In addition to shopping for the holidays, guests will enjoy live art and craft demonstrations and food and drink tasting.
On Saturday and Sunday, November 29-30, 2014 the Indiana Artisan Holiday Marketplace presents an opportunity to buy one-of-a-kind artwork and artisan foods directly from the Hoosiers who make it. Guests will sample chocolates, candies, noodles, wines, and more in addition to meeting visual artists recognized for being at the height of their craft.
The Indiana Artisan Holiday Marketplace will run 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. November 29, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. November 30. Admission is $7, no charge for those ages 14 and younger, and $5 for those entering with their ticket/stub from the Embassy Theatre’s Festival of Trees.
For more information, please visit


Indiana Student Selected to Represent Midwest in National Student Poets Program
Weston Clark, a 16-year-old Zionsville, Indiana resident, is among five outstanding high school student poets recently awarded the nation’s highest honor for original work. Each was selected to serve as National Poetry Ambassador. The program is sponsored by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.
In a private ceremony at the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama presented the five students with a pin, reflecting their role as a national poetry ambassador for the next year. (Photo left to right: Cameron Messinides, Southeast Region; Madeleine LeCesne, Southwest Region; Ashley Gong, Northeast Region; First Lady Michelle Obama; Julia Alkner, West Region; Weston Clark, Midwest Region).
Clark, a sophomore at Park Tudor School in Indianapolis, will represent the Midwest region, which includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
As a poetry ambassador, Clark and his fellow honorees will develop a community service project and participate in an event during National Poetry Month 2015, where they will promote reading, writing, and appreciation of poetry among youth and people of all ages. They will also lead readings and workshops at libraries, museums, and schools throughout the country.
During the year, they will also continue to develop their skills through workshops and conversations with the nation’s top writers and thinkers.
The National Student Poets will each receive an academic award of $5,000 funded by the Bernstein Family Foundation and will serve as resources for the Library of Congress and U.S. Department of Education.
For more information about how to apply and about the National Student Poets Program, please visit

Author Readings and Roadtable Planned in October by IAA
October will be a busy month of activities planned by the Indiana Authors Awards (IAA).
Beginning October 14, 2014 the first Author Talk will feature James H. Madison, Indiana University historian and Regional Author winner of the 2013 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. The author’s lecture will highlight his new book, “Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana.”
On October 20, 2014 an author’s roundtable will present David Hoppe and Douglas Wissing discussing two new books, “Personal Indianapolis,” a collection of articles about the city’s sports, politics and culture by Hoppe. “Crown Hill: History, Spirit, Sanctuary,” by Wissing is a sweeping overview of Crown Hill Cemetery.
IAA will feature its second author reading October 22, 2014 with Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Author Award winners Michael Martone (2013 National Author Award), Barbara Shoup (2012 Regional Author Award), Ray Boomhower (2010 Regional Author Award), and Greg Schwipps (2010 Emerging Author Award. The four will read from their works.
The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award is a program of the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation, and is funded through the generosity of The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation.

Whimsical Stamp Art Exhibition now Open at Children’s Museum
Imagine a whimsical mannequin with style and sass, a chair featuring a moon surrounded by astronauts, or a ukulele covered with musicians. These are just a few of the imaginative and highly detailed mosaic pieces created by artists Shirley Baskin Familian.
Always frugal with objects that come into and leave her home, she also has an intense appreciation for art. Some 40 years ago, Familian developed a passion for the artwork specifically designed for postage stamps and her desire to collect them was born. As a result, she has been doing her own creative work with these stamps for the past 25 years.
More than 25,000 stamps have made the voyage through her mailbox. Familian strategically sorts and organizes them by color as she receives them. With a wonderful eye for geometric patterns, she uses her imagination to cut the stamps in a completely different way.
Once you have seen Familian’s creations, you won’t believe her age. Those who have witnessed her nimble fingers cut around the artwork, or watched as her sharp eyes assess the details of her work (without glasses), you would never know she is just shy of 94 years young.
You can view 18 of her whimsical and colorful creations at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis now through December 14, 2014. (source: The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis press release)

UMass to Launch a National Artist Survey

The University of Massachusetts Arts Extension Service will soon launch an online Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative survey, and is calling upon artists to take part in the research. The survey, which is estimated to take just 10-15 minutes, will help serve artists by proving professional training workshops, connecting artists and arts-based businesses with interns, and offer one-on-one consultations with artists and much more. Click here to take the survey, then click the link on the survey page based on the area where you live. The last link option is for artists outside the state of Massachusetts.

Artist Opportunities

Plein Air Painting Demonstrations, TC Steele State Historic Site, Nashville, IN
Members of the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association will be painting the Brown County landscape that inspired the artist T.C. Steele from 1907 – 1926 at the T. C. Steele State Historic Site. All demonstrations are scheduled on Saturday from 1 – 3 p.m. The first demonstration will be October 4, 2014 featuring artists Ron Mack and Corrine Hull. Artists Donna Shortt and Pam Newell will demonstrate their talents October 11, 2014, and the October 25, 2014 demonstration will be by artists Bill Borden and Larry Rudolech. There will not be a demonstration October 18, 2014. Please visit IPAPA’s website for more information about how this group of painters keep the tradition of painting Indiana landscapes alive and thriving.

Request for Qualifications, Public Art Project, Terre Haute, IN
Art Spaces, Wabash Valley Outdoor Sculpture Collection, Inc., is issuing a Request for Qualifications for a new sculpture for the Arts Corridor in downtown Terre Haute, Indiana. Artist budget is $16,000. Deadline for receipt of material is Friday, October 10, 2014. Existing works of art will also be considered. For more information, or the full RFQ, please visit or send request to or call 812-235-2801.

Dance Kaleidoscope Offers Workshop, Indianapolis, IN
Dance Kaleidoscope announces its first all-day workshop October 12, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Focusing on David Hochoy’s Carmina Burana, students will take classes in conditioning, Classical Ballet, Graham Technique and rep. Class fee is $105. For more information, and how to register, please click here.

Request for Qualifications, Walk of Fame: Wolfpack Art Project, Raleigh, NC
NC State University is seeking proposals from artists / teams to create a themed Wolfpack art installation for the Reynolds Coliseum. Reynolds Coliseum is on of nine university-designated Hallowed Spaces on campus. It is located in the Central Campus precinct, and was built over sixty years ago with art deco influences on the exterior facade and interior finishes. The Walk of Fame and History will present NC State’s rich history and accomplishments of the university’s 23 varsity and heritage sports. This call is open to all professional artists living in the United States. For complete project information, please visit Project budget is $100,000. Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. October 15, 2014.

Call for Entries, Teachers Against Prejudice Elementary School Art Contest, New Canaan, CT
Open to students in grade 1 – 4 in any country. Submit artwork on the theme of “Living Together in Peace” in .jpeg format by email or on disk. First and second place prizes will be awarded in two categories. No entry fee. For more information, and how to enter, click here. Deadline for entry is October 15, 2014

Call for Entries, Teachers Against Prejudice Elementary School Art Contest, New Canaan, CT
Open to students in grade 1 – 4 in any country. Submit artwork on the theme of “Living Together in Peace” in .jpeg format by email or on disk. First and second place prizes will be awarded in two categories. No entry fee. For more information, and how to enter, click here. Deadline for entry is October 15, 2014

Call for Entries, Spirit Slam Poetry and Storytelling Competition, Indianapolis, IN
This is a Spirit & Place Festival event presented by Studio Ninety-six at Christian Theological Seminary and the Worship and Arts Ministry of Light of the World Christian Church.  The competition will take place November 14, 2014 from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Sheldon Auditorium, Christian Theological Seminary, 1000 W. 42nd St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46208. Spirit Slam is a poetry and story telling competition open to all ages that explores the theme of journey in scripture. Craft a poem or story about a journey connected to a Biblical text. Poems and stories should be recited in five minutes or less. Record your submission, post it on YouTube, and email the link to Entry deadline is Thursday, October 16, 2014.

Call for Young Artists, National YoungArts Foundation
Opportunity for cash awards up to $10,000. Performance and exhibition opportunities. Chance for a week of master classes with world-renowned professionals in your discipline. Exclusive chance at nomination for U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts. Lifetime of support and networking with over 20,000 alumni. Open to visual, literary, design and performing artists 15 – 18 years of age or grades 10 – 12. Entry fee. Call 800-970-2787 for more information, or visit their website. Deadline for entry is October 17, 2014.

Call for Artists, Mystery Build Competition
Create a work of art using only the materials in a Mystery Build kit. What’s inside? You’ll find out, but expect common art materials and plenty of surprises. All 2014 kits are identical. It will be a project that combines the creation of art, challenge of a puzzle, and the fun of a game. Material kit includes entry fee. Jump-start your creativity. A total of $21,000 in prizes will be awarded. For more information and how to enter, click here. Deadline for entry is October 20, 2014

Call for Entries, 1st 45-Second Video Art Show, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA
This competition is open to individuals or collaborators 18 year or older. Only video works forty-five (45) second or less will be considered. A non-refundable entry fee of $5 will be charged. Make checks or money order payable to NSU Foundation, and mail to: 45 Second Video Show, Attn: Matt DeFord, 175 Sam Sibley Dr., Natchitoches, LA 71497. Selection is open to two works maximum per artist. Video works should not have been produced before 2013. Entry deadline is October 22, 2014 and videos must be uploaded in HD on with password protection before the contest deadline. You must then send a message via email to and be sure to include a direct link and a password along with your full name, email address, and phone number. The video must be downloadable from Vimeo. Accepted pieces will be screened at the Northwestern State University Art History Lab November 19, 2014. They will then be available for public viewing at

Call for Writers, $10,000 Prize for Writing about Serious Illness, New York, NY
The Christopher Doheny Award recognizes excellence in fiction or non-fiction on the topic of serious illness. The award included a $10,000 prize and publication and promotion of the book in print and audio editions. The award will be presented annually for a manuscript that is in process or completed but not yet published. No entry fee. Click here for more information, or email Deadline for entry is October 30, 2014.

Call for Artists, Gallery Exhibitions, Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery, Monterey CA
The gallery hosts six exhibitions each year, showing contemporary art in all media. Exhibits are five weeks long. Exhibits are in pairs, groups and solo. Reviewing exhibition proposals for six exhibitions in the 2015-2016 academic year. Open to U.S. residency. Limit 10 images. Entry fee. For questions, call 831-646-3060, email, or visit their website. Deadline to submit is October 31, 2014.

Request for Proposals, Surdna Foundation, New York, NY
The Surdna Foundation is issuing a request for proposals to individual artists, culture bearers and nonprofit arts organizations. The funds are designed to support projects developed in response to communities’ specific challenges and to support artists and organizations whose long-term, deeply-rooted work has increased social engagement without necessarily being explicitly “activist.” The foundation will consider all artistic disciplines, including cross-disciplinary work. Successful applicants will receive grants ranging from $25,000 to $150,000 over one or two year periods, with a maximum total award of $150,000 per year. The request for proposals is on the Surdna Foundation website: Deadline for submission is November 12, 2014.

International Directing Workshop, Carrara, Italy
The workshop will take place December 15 – 22, 2014, in the Tuscany region of Italy in the Province of Massa and Carrara, the birthplace of the finest masterpieces of marble in the world. The workshop includes intensive practical training and a conference with numerous events. The workshop is recommended to practicing directors at the start of their careers or directors who feel the need to refresh and refill their directing arsenal. For more information on how to apply, visit

Job Opportunities

Communications Manager, Indiana Arts Commission, Indianapolis, IN The Indiana Arts Commission is seeking a Communications & Community Engagement Manager to conceptualize, write, edit, and develop publications, web-based, social media-based, and other promotional materials regarding agency programs and services. Incumbent will engage with Indiana communities in order to lead and implement IAC produced capacity building workshops, and assist the Director of Marketing and Communications with the coordination of all public relations events and advocacy activities. The successful candidate will have six (6) years work experience in program coordination; development; implementation; or accredited college training in a related field. Skills in desktop publishing, graphic design software packages (Adobe InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator) required. Specialized knowledge of the principals of marketing, public relations, and media relations preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Professional Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook required. Ability to plan, organize, and implement work plans and work independently and on a team in order to meet multiple deadlines is also required. Please send a cover letter and resume to Camille Rowley, Human Resources, Indiana State Personnel Department, Room W-297, 402 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204, or email to Deadline to submit is October 3, 2014.

Grants & Information Technology Manager, Indiana Arts Commission, Indianapolis, IN
The Indiana Arts Commission is seeking a Grants & Information Technology Manager to be responsible for planning, organizing and managing the agency’s information systems (and related expenses), including the online grants management system – CGO (Cultural Grants Online), program technology support and services, electronic communications, contracts, and technology training. The incumbent manages day-to-day operations of the agency’s grants database for grants critical to the agency’s mission. The successful candidate will have six (6) years Information Technology Project Development work experience and / or Function / Business Process Analysis work experience or accredited college training in a related field. Experience with Microsoft Office, especially Excel, is required. Excellent project management, planning and organizing, negotiation, problem solving, group facilitation, communication, coaching / training skills preferred. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Camille Crowley, Human Resources, Indiana State Personnel Department, Room W-297, 402 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204, or email Deadline to submit is October 3, 2014.

Director of Marketing, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
The Director of Marketing will work as part of a team and is responsible for developing integrated approaches to marketing that leverage a wide range of traditional, online and emerging techniques aimed at promoting the IMA. These techniques include the use of the IMA’s advertising, websites, eNewsletters, and social media efforts. Click here for the complete job description and how to apply.

Visitor and Volunteer Services Coordinator, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
The position will provide prior knowledge of coordinating and supervising a successful volunteer program while keeping volunteers engaged and creating new opportunities. The position will also provide administrative, customer service, software programming, and management support to the Visitor and Volunteer Services team at IMA. To see the full job description and how to apply, please click here.

Maintenance Engineer, The Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel, IN
Responsible for the daily maintenance and coordination of in-house needs for productions and rentals. Some evening and weekend work will be required. Click here to see the full job description and how to apply.

Contracted Product Designer / Stitcher, People for Urban Progress, Indianapolis, IN
Local urban enhancement non-profit People for Urban Progress (PUP) is seeking motivated designer and stitchers to assemble PUP products. This position may lead to assisting with the product design process. Applicants should be highly self-motivated and interested in designing and stitching PUP products. The contractor will work directly with the Product Manager and help assemble a range of products. Most fundamentally, applicants should be flexible, creative collaborators that are interested in working with and learning from a growing organization. Position is paid per product, is part-time, 2 – 3 times per week, preferable during the day 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Please email a brief cover letter, resume, and three images of work samples to Jessica Bricker at Cover letter may be informal, but should tell in some detail about yourself and why you are interested in working in fashion and in a non-profit environment.









October 1, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

Bloomington Unplugged at The Venue, M. Butterfly.

Contact for Gallery: Gabriel Colman, David Colman

Contact information:

Telephone                  812-339-4200


Gallery Address:         114 S. Grant, Bloomington Indiana 47408

Gallery Hours:             11am-7pm Tuesday-Sat, 12pm-5 Sun pm, CLOSED Monday

Gallery Telephone:      812-339-4200

Gallery Website:         The Venue


On Tuesday eve, October 7th, at 5:30p.m. (the first Tuesday of each month being “Bloomington Unplugged” at The Venue) , The Venue Fine Art & Gifts will partner with The Indiana University Department of Theater, Drama, & Contemporary Dance to promote their production of M. Butterfly, opening on October 24, with performances on October 25, 28 – 31, @ 7:30p.m., November 1 @ 2:00p.m. & 7:30 p.m. at The Wells – Metz Theater.

On Tuesday The Venue will host a musical performance by Seraphenix (Huan) Zhang, of The Kelly School of Business. Seraphenix, an accomplished musician and calligraphy master, will play the “QIN”, the traditional seven-stringed unamplified instrument which produces the the bent notes most often associated with classical chinese music.

The Venue is affording you this free sneak preview of music which will be a part of the upcoming Opening Night Festivities for M. Butterfly. Bloomington music, very unplugged!

Our complete selection of art will also be on display for viewing and purchase, and refreshments will be provided in the usual manner. You can visit the following link for free parking options near The Venue:

Join us.

October 1, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

“Human Touch”, Paintings by Paul Kane, at The Venue.

Contact for Gallery: Gabriel Colman, David Colman

Contact information:

Telephone                  812-339-4200


Gallery Address:         114 S. Grant, Bloomington Indiana 47408

Gallery Hours:             11am-7pm Tuesday-Sat, 12pm-5 Sun pm, CLOSED Monday

Gallery Telephone:      812-339-4200

Gallery Website:         The Venue


For Gallery Walk, on Friday, October 3rd, beginning at 5:00pm., The Venue will host a reception for the Artist, and an Exhibit of the most recent paintings by Paul Kane.

Paul studied art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Yale, Massachusetts College of Art and Indiana University, achieving a BA from Yale and an MFA from IU.

“Human Touch “is Paul’s only show of 2014.   For Paul, it’s about human relationships and about the simple things which build communities.  Paul believes that as we hustle through a day’s activities and difficulties, it’s often hard for us to see the meaning of it all, the countless acts of caring and love that build up a community over time.  Connecting with another human being can be difficult,   but this is the root of enduring human accomplishment.

Paul Kane’s work combines aspects of painting, drawing and sculpture in a uniquely personal way, sometimes reminiscent of stained glass, sometimes reminding one of ancient frescoes.  His paintings seem stained with time, but not like antiques.  They wrestle with tradition and are not bound by it.  In these difficult times, when humanity seems to be searching for a way forward, he tries to remind us that we have each other, and that’s a lot.

Special gourmet soup by The Venue’s award winning Chef and other Refreshments will be served at The Venue, and our fine selection of paintings, jewelry, ceramics, and artistic gifts will be on display for purchase.

You can visit the following link for free parking options near The Venue:

This show will run at The Venue until October 16th.

October 1, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

Metal and Mud: This Friday

Metal and Mud: This Friday
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Bloomington Clay Studio 415 W. 4th St. Bloomington IN
5-9 PM Friday Oct 3

The Indiana University Hope School of Fine Arts Ceramics and Metals guilds are coming together for a one time fundraising event.

Twelve one of a kind collaborative works of art will be auctioned off at the Bloomington Clay Studio Friday October third.

This is also an opportunity to purchase the finely crafted ceramics and jewelry of the University’s guilds.

The guild sale will run from 5-9 pm
The silent auction will take place from 8-9 pm, with viewing beginning at 5.

This event happily coincides with “Flip”, an exhibition of paintings on paper by Elise Snow next door at the I-Fell gallery.

Copyright © 2014 Metals Guild at IU, All rights reserved.

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Metals Guild at IU
Indiana University IU Fine Arts
1201 E. 7th St.
Bloomington, IN 47405

October 1, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

October Gallery Walk Announcement October 3rd 5PM-8PM

imageGreetings Fellow Gallery Walkers, It’s time for the October Gallery Walk of 2014. We invite you to continuing participate in our #RedDotIt Campaign as well as celebrate The Fall. We hope to match the brilliant colors of Mother Nature with some of our own!



Visit the following Galleries within the BEAD district, and see what is new and exciting in the arts, and PUT A RED DOT ON IT:

-blueline creative co-op & Gallery

-By Hand Gallery

-gallery 406

-Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center

-Pictura Gallery

-The Venue Fine Art & Gifts


-Bloomington Monroe County Convention Center





-Gallery Group

-Royale Hair Parlor Gallery


Visit for show details, a map, and a description of the new Red Dot campaign!


blueline gallery and creative co-op

Works by Bob Rugh and Mark Ratzlaff

October 3, 2014

Show Description

Blueline Gallery presents a dual exhibition by Bob Rugh, photographer, and Mark Ratzlaff, painter. Both artists focus on landscapes, both urban and rural, as well as other subject matter. Come join us for a night of art and good company!

By Hand

Gallery Name

By Hand Gallery

Email Address

Show Information

Reception October 3rd


Show Date

October 1st-November 23rd

Show Description

Local woodworker, Lon Haywood, and textile artist, Tova Lesko, come together in an effort to discover the hidden wonders of the forest. In this particular effort the two have focused on the walnut and osage orange tree. Lon turns wood from the two trees, while Tova extracts dye from the same trees to dye her textiles with.

Convention Center

Patti Russo

812-361-4269 (cell)

812-336-3681 (work)

Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center Art Gallery, 302 S. College Avenue. Gallery Walk exhibit featuring “Looking at Water”, Dimensional Weaving by Martina Celerin. Exhibit is on display through November 16th in the Ralph Rogers Room. An Opening Reception will be Friday, October 3rd, 5-8PM as part of the Gallery Walk. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and live music performed by harpist Peggy Houng. The Convention Center will provide free parking. Learn more at



Benjamin Rasmussen “Home” + Jon Tonks “Empire”

October3 – November 1

Opening Reception Friday October 3th, 5pm – 8pm

In September, Pictura will open a two-person show with Jon Tonks and Benjamin Rasmussen. Tonk’s series Empire explores a number of the remote British Overseas Territories and the specific cultural details of a national identity taken overseas. Rasmussen’s work Home features imagery from his various homes in the Philippines, Chugwater Wyoming, and the Faroe Islands. He ties together this amalgamation of landscapes that ultimately give shape to his own sense of personal identity.

Benjamin Rasmussen grew up in the Philippines, on the small island of Balabac, with an American mother and a father from the Faroe Islands, a small Danish protectorate in the North Atlantic.  As an adult, he moved to the United States and married a woman from rural Wyoming. Belonging to three groups so geographically, culturally and linguistically separated from one another, he existed in a middle place between them. HOME has grown out a desire for his different worlds to interact with and know each other.

Jon Tonks has been voyaging since 2007 to a handful of remote British Overseas Territories in the South Atlantic Ocean to photograph the people and the pockets of history that remain on these vestiges of Empire.  The Territories included are St. Helena, Ascension Island, Tristan da Cunha, and the Falkland Islands.  The project has taken a total of 24 flights and 32 days at sea, travelling nearly 60,000 miles, photographing around 400 rolls of film. The resulting work has been compiled into a book, released by Dewi Lewis Publishing. The first edition has sold out, and the second is soon to be released.


The Venue Fine Art & Gifts

114 S. Grant Bloomington IN 47408



The Venue is pleased to host the latest exhibition of oil paintings from Paul Kane. Paul’s Show, entitled Human Touch addresses touch in various ways.  Kane’s  paintings are almost sculptural in their texture.  When working abstractly, Kane’s paintings explore the importance of touching and not touching to forms like shapes and lines.  In his more figurative paintings, where human beings touch, they start to forge relationships and communities.

The Waldron

  1. Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center 122 S Walnut St Bloomington, IN 47404 812-330-4400

Opening Friday, October 3rd, 5-8 pm

-Dorothy Graden:  Archaic Magic

GALLERY TALK:  Monday, October 6th 10-11:15 am

Native American petroglyphs run from the farthest reaches of Canada, through the entire United States, and South America.  Ms. Graden shares her experiences exploring these ancient sites and the complex artistic process she has developed in response to them.  FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

-Aric Verrastro & Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro:  newNormal

-Mark L. Kidd:  Recent Works

-Marla Roddy:  Internal Manifestations

Shows run October 3-November 1

October 1, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

News from BEAD

food truckFood Truck Friday every Friday night at the Chocolate Moose through October!
You asked for it, here it is – a food truck extravaganza in the parking lot of the Chocolate Moose (and don’t forget dessert!) Moosic too! Every Friday night through October. More here.
PRIDE Summerfest was incredibly successful. However, they would like to make it an even bigger success next year. They need YOUR help! Would you like more food vendors? Do you want more punk music? Would you have liked for the block party to last longer? They are listening so let them know your thoughts! It will only take about 15 minutes to take their 2014 Summerfest Attendee Survey!  Click here to take survey!

metal and mud

Metal and Mud by IU Art Guilds  Where: Bloomington Clay Studio 415 W. 4th St. Bloomington IN (I Fell)   When: 5-9 PM Friday Oct 3  The Indiana University Hope School of Fine Arts Ceramics and Metals guilds are coming together for a one time fundraising event.Twelve one of a kind collaborative works of art will be auctioned off at the Bloomington Clay Studio Friday October third.This is also an opportunity to purchase the finely crafted ceramics and jewelry of the University’s guilds.The silent auction will take place from 8-9 pm, with viewing beginning at 5. This event happily coincides with “Flip”, an exhibition of paintings on paper by Elise Snow next door at the I-Fell gallery.

Saturn System MontageCelebrate World Space Week at WonderLab Next Week! Celebrate World Space Week at the WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology in Bloomington with special programs, workshops, and “science on the spot” activities October 4 – 9!   The fun begins with Space Out! on Saturday and Sunday (October 4 – 5) from 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm, featuring NASA Solar System Ambassador Dan Cervantes. Fascinating hands-on activities will highlight the scale of our solar system, types of planetary motion, the phases of the Earth’s moon and how a spectroscope helps scientists learn about distant stars and planets. Perform an experiment inside a simulated NASA glove box, and learn more about viewing the upcoming lunar eclipse. Activities are included with museum admission and are recommended for elementary-age children and teens.    Space Lab: Build a Rocket Launcher, a drop-in maker workshop, takes place on Tuesday, October 7, from 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Learn about rockets and how they are launched into space. Then design your own air-powered launch system made with pvc pipe to test with a handmade rocket. Test and tinker with your designs to improve the rocket’s flight before you take it home for continuing experimentation. Space Lab: Build a Rocket Launcher is recommended for elementary-age children. The fee is $5 per kit for WonderLab members and $6 per kit for nonmembers.   Space Lab: Build a Scribblebot, a drop-in maker workshop, takes place on Thursday, October 9, from 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Learn about the Mars rovers and other space robots. Then construct a simple motorized mini robot called a scribblebot, and test how the placement of the motor affects the scribblebot’s movement. Experiment with placing the motor in different places on your scribblebot to create different patterns of movement. Space Lab: Build a Scribblebot is recommended for elementary-age children and will be presented with help from BloomingLabs. The fee is $7 per kit for WonderLab members and $8 per kit for nonmembers.

Gallery Walk Event: Free Range Arcade Shows This October 3 during the First Friday Gallery Walk, anyone in downtown Bloomington can play upcoming and newly-released video and card games created by Indiana and Kentucky game developers. There will be 12 to 15 developers with games attending. The Free Range Arcade was first run April 4, 2014 but is now moving to become a yearly fall event. It is run by Studio Cypher, a company based in Bloomington.Free Range Arcade will take place October 3 from 5-8 pm in the atrium of the city hall. Attendance is free but donations will be accepted to make next year’s Free Range Arcade even better. Those who wish to learn more can visit or email Ian Pottmeyer at

Something Very Useful: Nonprofit Board Certificate Program

Don’t Start Your Board Service Unprepared! When: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014 1:00-5:00 P.M. in the City Hall Council Chambers  Cost: $25 per person Payment may be made before the session via mail (preferred) or at the door on Friday, October 17th. Cash or Check ONLY please.Please make check payable to:  City of Bloomington Volunteer NetworkMail to: City of Bloomington Volunteer Network, PO Box 100, Bloomington, IN 47402In Person: City Hall, Community & Family Resources Dept., 401 N. Morton St., Suite 260, Bloomington, IN 47404 The City of Bloomington Volunteer Network is pleased to offer the Nonprofit Board Certificate Program to individuals who complete this half-day seminar. There will be ample opportunities for discussion as well as hands-on workshop activities throughout the session. WHAT WILL BE COVERED? Board Member Expectations; Legal Responsibilities; Finances & Fundraising; Managing Board Obligations; Regulations; Questions to Ask; Making Maximum Impact Questions? Contact Bet Savich at (812) 349-3472 or here for more information & to register  Check out the flyer here!

Outside of BEAD, but a Fun Class: Adventures in Mixed Media Workshop  9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Wednesday, October 1 with Instructor Holly Drummond at the The Endwright Center, 631 W. Edgewood Drive, Ellettsville, 47429. The cost is $20 ($15 for Endwright Center members). Space is limited. Register today! Experimenting with multi-media artwork is a fun way to find your inner artist! Join us for a three hour workshop which will utilize a variety of media, including watercolors, ink, pencils, charcoal and inspirational images.  Bring one sheet of good watercolor paper (100lb or more) and your own art supplies, or use what the center has on hand. Sponsored by the IAC, NEA and Ivy Tech.Register: 876-3383, ext 515. About the Instructor: Holly Drummond holds a B.A. in Art from Taylor University.  Upon graduation, she won a year artist’s residency at the Stutz Business Center in Indianapolis. She has managed an art gallery and worked as a custom framer. She loves creating, with a focus on drawing; but also excels in multiple media, including painting, ceramics, and gourd art. For Additional Information:  812-876-3383 ex. 515

munsterCreating Vibrant Communities through the Arts is coming to Munster, IN October 9 & 10!  Back by popular demand, this two-day conference on economic development through arts integration is presented by the Indiana Arts Commission, Ball State University’s Building Better Communities and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.




Visit Bloomington Tourism Grants – deadline October 1 Visit Bloomington is pleased to announce the continuation of a successful grant program that will provide marketing funds to Bloomington area festivals and events. Events must be scheduled to take place between January 1 and December 31, 2015. Completed applications will be accepted beginning June 1, 2014 through October 1, 2014.  Applicants must be organizations seeking to produce and promote a well-defined tourism-oriented festival or event within Monroe County.   Grant funds may be used for marketing the event through advertising placed outside the Bloomington area, the production of promotional pieces to be distributed outside the area and event web site development. The maximum funding level for any single event is $5,000. To be considered for grant funding, events must be held within the boundaries of Monroe County, must be open to the general public and must show potential to draw visitors from outside the Monroe County area.  Grant guidelines and a sample grant application can be found here.

Voces Novae chamber choirSing Your Way Along the B-Line Trail: Voices Novae Third Walking Tour When:  October 11 at 5:30 (rain date October 12). Mark your calendars for this musical walking tour. For information on past walking tours, click here! 


fall gallery walkFall Gallery Walk Coming Up This Weekend!  Downtown galleries — conveniently located within walking distance of one another downtown — invite you to discover their unique art collections at this bi-monthly event. On October 3 starting at 5:00 pm, take a stroll downtown and come on in to galleries featuring a wide variety of visual arts, by artists ranging from local to international.

pumpkin patch5th Annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch  Mark your calendars for October 11, a day of enjoying beautiful handmade glass pumpkins — covering the Courthouse Lawn in a real glass pumpkin patch!  All pumpkins are for sale and proceeds go to the Bloomington Creative Glass Center. All pumpkins are made by volunteers at the Bloo mington Creative Glass Center. The event will happen rain or shine. Cash, checks and credit cards all happily accepted. Mark your calendars; it’s going to be a great year!  For more information contact Abby Gitlitz  (812) 345-2470

Birthday feastComing up Soon with 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!

2014 holiday showsArtisan 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!

Cardinal fundriasingMark Your Calendars for…  When: Wednesday, November 19 from noon to 1 p.m.  Where: Fountain Square Ballroom



Job and Internship Opportunities

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  Development Associate  PURPOSE: Support the Development Department in fundraising activities, including special events, annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, and corporate and foundation gifts and grants. REPORTS TO: Development Director STATUS: Three-quarter time (33 hours per week), with occasional evening and weekend hours. Potential for full time (40 hours) in the future. START DATE: Immediately SALARY: Minimum of $18,018; commensurate with experience BENEFITS: Health and dental insurance benefits are available. WonderLab also provides life insurance, longterm disability insurance, paid vacation, and family museum membership. Click here for 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.

Volunteer Opportunities

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 (

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

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 (

Bloomington  Handmade Market Volunteers Needed:

Currently seeking volunteers to help with the 2014 Bloomington Handmade Market. There are many volunteer  opportunities ranging from passing out postcards and rack cards to hanging posters to putting out lawn signs to helping on the day of the event. Interested in helping out this awesome indie craft show? Send email to with subject line : VOLUNTEER 2014.

Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington is Seeking Steering Committee Members! The Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington is currently seeking new members for the Steering Committee. We are looking for dancers, musicians, writers, venue owners, and arts advocates who are able to meet at least once per month and help guide the development of new programs and initiatives. For more information, please email Ann Fields, Marketing Chair:

Intern/Volunteers Needed for Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington Website – Experienced web design intern needed for upkeep and creation of database and arts based website. Applicant must be familiar with web design, Weebly, database administration, as well as social media marketing via Facebook and Twitter. Marketing – High energy individual needed for ongoing arts-based marketing, including social media, press releases and a power point presentation. Good communication skills required to train volunteer team in marketing presentation to local businesses and organizations. Email

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 (

Indiana Nonprofit Summit – Oct. 1, 2  Serve Indiana (formerly called the Indiana Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives) will be offering the Nonprofit Summit on Oct. 1 and 2 on the IUPUI campus in downtown Indy.  Oct. 1st will be focused on human needs, and will bring practitioners, researchers and thought leaders together in a series of collaborative working sessions to discuss trends, share best practices and brainstorm solutions related to the state’s most pressing areas of need in service sectors like Health, Education, Hunger and Housing. Oct. 2nd will include a series of skill-building workshops along six tracks: Funding/Finance, Marketing/Communications, Collaboration, Volunteerism, Strategic Planning, and Governance. Information about cost and registration can be found here.

Volunteer Fair at Ivy Tech – Oct. 7  Ivy Tech Bloomington is hosting a volunteer fair October 7th from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. in the student commons of the Ferguson Academic Building. This is a great way to recruit volunteers for long term needs, short term projects, and to get the word out about the services your agency provides. To reserve a table or for more information, please contact Cheslea Rood-Emmick at or 812-330-6037.

Artist and Creative Spaces 

Jewish Theater of Bloomington Seeks Rehearsal Space

The Jewish Theater of Bloomington is seeking free rehearsal space for their production of Handle with Care, opening November 15 at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center. Space is needed October 20  through November 6.   Please contact Audrey Heller at if you know of a space.

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Upcoming Calls for Visual and Performing Artists

zone artsBloomington Urban Enterprise Association and BEAD accepting applications for Zone Arts Grant Program The Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association (BUEA) and the Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD) are now accepting applications for the Zone Arts Grant Program.   The Zone Arts Grant Program is designed to help support arts activities within the boundaries of the Bloomington Urban Enterprise Zone. Individual artists, teams of artists, local businesses, and non-profit organizations (including neighborhood groups) are eligible to apply for project support that will do one or more of the following for residents and businesses within the Urban Enterprise Zone: facilitate involvement in arts and cultural activities; provide an opportunity to participate in the creative process; advance the quality and availability of the arts in the Zone; or celebrate or enhance the identity of the Zone.  Exhibits, concerts, performances, festivals, art markets, art space development and public art (including murals) are all examples of the types of projects eligible for funding through the BUEA and BEAD Zone Arts Grant program.   Guidelines and application for the program are available on the City of Bloomington website  The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. October 17, 2014. For more information on the grant program, contact Miah Michaelsen, Assistant Economic Development Director for the Arts, at  or (812) 349-3534.

license platesLicense 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.



Grant Writing Assistance IU Master of Public Affairs student with interests in nonprofit management and economic development wants to provide free grant writing assistance to your organization. Please contact Jason Markzon at if you are interested.

call for artBloomington Chamber of Commerce and Herald-Times Call for Art! Be on the cover of the 2015 Chamber Director – and win $400!  The Herald-Times and the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce are accepting submissions of artwork for the cover of the 2015 Chamber Directory. 2015 will be the Chamber’s 100th anniversary! Artists should explore themes of history, longevity, and 100 years of business in Bloomington.  The deadline for submissions is Oct. 17, 2014. For more information, contact Kathryn S. Gardiner at The Herald-Times at 812-331-4289 or For more information, click here! 


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!

Questions can be directed to Megan Watson at For registration, and more information, Thank you!

Bloomington Handmade Market Call to Artists and Makers:

Bloomington Handmade Market, now in it’s 6th year, is now accepting applications for its Holiday Show to happen Saturday, November 8th, 2014 from 10a-5p at The Convention Center, located at 302 S. College Ave. Applications will be open until 11:59pm Sept 6, 2014. Please read the FAQ before applying.

gathering last minuteArtist Calls from Gather: Handmade Shoppe and Co.

Bloomington Handmade Market

A curated indie craft show featuring 55 artists from all over the Midwest. Now in it’s 5th year and 9th event, BHM brings innovative crafters and progressive designers to one place to sell their handmade wares at an art + craft experience unlike any other in Bloomington.


Saturday, November 8th – 10a-5p at the Convention Center at 3rd and College

Opening Reception – HOME :a group show:

October 3, 5-8pm Gather :handmade shoppe & Co: – 101 W Kirkwood Ave – Ste 112 – 812-785-1400 Admission Free “The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” – Maya Angelou. This first Group Show at Gather will reach deep within the soul to ponder the meaning of what a home is to the various artists involved. From a bed made from books to vessels crafted from home-grown gourds, to resting under leaves to a sofa reading a novel. The various modes of home confound and arouse us. Join us for an opening reception featuring artists Vincent Desjardins, Joshua Allen, Katie Vernon and more. On display at Gather October 3 – Nov 30

Call for Artists – Save the Date Gather Here – a Last Minute Gift Fair will take place in the Fountain Square Ballroom on Sunday December 14. Applications to open in mid-October. Keep in touch by signing up for our newsletter ( ) our liking us on Facebook (

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:

IU Art Museum is Looking for Musicians, Poets, and Dancers! The IUAM is looking for musicians, poets, and dancers, who focus on traditional and/or folkloric music from around the world, to perform at the museum on September 5, 2014  from 6:30 to 8:30 at a new event “MIX”. The performers would be playing in the galleries mirroring the cultures displayed in the gallery exhibits, fusing art, music, dance, and poetry. This is a paid opportunity for the performers. If interested, please contact: Anita De Castro of the IU Art Museum. Manager of events,

IU Art Museum Events

Special Exhibitions: Pierre Daura: Picturing Attachments

October 4 – December 21, 2014 in the Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor Catalan American painter Pierre Daura (1896 – 1976) translated personal experiences into deeply felt paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures. Seventy-one works, featuring loans from numerous American museums, demonstrate how each stage of Daura’s family life profoundly shaped his visual expression.

Brush Ink Paper: Selections from the Collection of Dr. Thomas Kuebler October 4 – December 21, 2014 in the Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor The dynamic brushwork that is the hallmark of superior Asian painting and calligraphy is explored in this exhibition of twenty-six works from China and Japan ranging in date from the seventeenth century to the twentieth century.

Colors of Classical Art October 4 – December 21, 2014 in the Judi and Milt Stewart Hexagon Gallery, first floor This three-part exhibition, which will open simultaneously in the first floor Stewart Hexagon Gallery, in the second floor Gallery of Ancient Western Art, and on the web, will explore the importance of color in the arts of the Greek and Roman world.

Fine Arts Ceramics Club event  The Fine Arts Ceramics Club at Indiana University is proud to announce their fall visiting artist, Jennifer Allen! Jennifer will be visiting the IU Bloomington campus next month, from October 2-3. Se will be giving a demonstration and lecture during her visit. The demo and lecture are both open to the public. The itinerary is written below. I have attached the event poster; feel free to post it up at your office.  Please let me know if you have any questions, and don’t forget to RSVP on the Jen Allen facebook event page! Facebook Event: Jen Allen’s website:

yogaYoga 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.


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Explore Astronomical Art at WonderLab on First Friday Evening

WonderLab_Gabriel Lubell

Gabriel Lubell

Bloomington, Indiana – See where astronomy and art intersect at the WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology in Bloomington during First Friday Evening Science of Art: Cosmic Connection on October 3! Meet and watch photographer Jill Cooley, a graduate student in the IU School of Fine Arts, as she demonstrates how she uses false color and other imaging techniques to create beautiful images of the universe as visual art. Also, enjoy a multimedia performance of original musical compositions with astronomical images by Dr. Gabriel Lubell, adjunct lecturer in the IU Jacobs School of Music. Then step outside as the nearly full moon rises to closely observe its features through a telescope with amateur astronomer Mark Flanigan. Related hands-on activities for visitors include using oil pastels to make drawings inspired by NASA’s images of planetary geology and creating sun-catchers that look like planets. These activities are recommended for all ages and are included with museum admission.

Half-price general museum admission ($3.50) will be in effect on First Friday Evening from 5:00 pm until the museum closes at 8:30 pm. Seating for the musical performance, which takes place from 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm, will be on a first-come, first-served basis. A small plate meal, freshly prepared by Bloomingfoods, will be available to buy in the WonderLab café. Free parking spaces are available in the 4th Street Parking Garage after 5:00 pm on weekends.

First Friday Evening Science of Art: Cosmic Connection is sponsored by F. Rudolf Turner with additional grant support from Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington, the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts. WonderLab is an award-winning science museum located at 308 West Fourth Street on the B-Line Trail in the heart of the downtown Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD). For more information, call 812-337-1337 ext. 25 or go online to



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