Contact for Gallery: Gabriel Colman, David ColmanContact information: Telephone 812-339-4200 email: Venue.Colman@gmail.com Gallery Address: 114 S. Grant, Bloomington Indiana 47408 Gallery Hours: 11am-7pm Tuesday-Sat, 12pm-5 Sun pm, CLOSED Monday Gallery Website: The Venue Bloomington.com”
Storyzilla Does The Venue Fine Arts & Gifts’
Nell Wetherwax holds a B A in Movement Theater and a Masters Degree in Counseling from Indiana University. She is also a Career Development Facilitator and a Hypnotherapist. As a performer, Weatherwax weaves images, moments, and stories from her life into a surprisingly coherent, funny, and powerful show.
On Tuesday, June 18th, beginning at 5:30pm at The Venue, Nell will become an other worldly story creature, The Storyzilla. Improvised true-ish stories – you’ll laugh, your nod, you’ll cry, you’ll crave strange foods… many short sets from 5:30PM – 8:30 PM at The Venue @ 114 S. Grant Street (across from Soma near Kirkwood Ave.) Come any time, stay as long as you want, enjoy some fine art while you are here! FREE to the public. All ages welcome. The Venue will provide refreshments in their usual manner, and free parking will be available in the lot on the corner of 4th and Grant.
“Tenth Anniversary Gallery Walk Show at The Venue”
On Friday, June 14th, beginning at 6:00 pm, continuing our celebration of the Ten Year Anniversary of Gallery Walk, The Venue Fine Art & Gifts will host the Exhibit and Sale of the newest creations of The Venue’s ten most popular artists, in all mediums. In addition, The Venue will offer its new ‘Pop’s Sale Room’, where they will have special pricing on objects de art from estates, and other circumstances that allow them to pass on special opportunities to our collectors and patrons.
Refreshments will also be provided by The Venue, and FREE parking will be available in the lot on the corner of 4th and Grant after 5:30.
Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market Happenings
9-10:30 a.m. – David Wierhake zydeco blues accordion and acoustic Americana
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Craig Brenner Barrelhouse Piano
8am-1pm – Naturalist at Market – natural interpretation for all ages
8am – 1pm A Fair of the Arts arts and fine crafts fair
Vendor of the Week
Kim Bryant and her children Jessica, Jade, Katie, and Michael grow vegetables for the Market from seed on Bryant Farm near Ellettsville.
Tuesday Farmers’ Market Has Begun!
The mid-week version of the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market commenced this past Tuesday evening, June 4, from 4-7 pm just west of Bloomingfoods near west side location at 6th and Madison Streets. The Tuesday Market will be held every Tuesday, June through September, and will include local farm products from area producers as well as freshly baked bread, pizza, cold beverages and other prepared food items. Convenient on-street parking is readily available so you can make a quick stop to shop or to spend some time enjoying your shopping, a meal and live entertainment. This coming week’s entertainer is Jim Ansaldo who will be bringing acoustic originals to the entertainment tent from 5-6:30 p.m. They invite you to join their new weekly Market update e-newsletter. See produce updates, entertainment listings, the Vendor of the Week feature, and recipe ideas using fresh Market ingredients. Here is the link which will allow you to enter your email to be included on the recipient list of the electronic update which will reach your inbox every Tuesday:
Arts Fair on the Square & TASTE OF Bloomington
June 22, Downtown Bloomington, Indiana. Experience two of Bloomington’s favorite summer festivals on a single weekend! Enjoy browsing through dozens of artist booths at Arts Fair on the Square, featuring works in a variety of media, including woodworking, pottery, painting, photography, stained glass and sculpture. Live entertainment and children’s activities will be available, too. Then, head over to the Taste of Bloomington for incredible food from some of the area’s best restaurants, live music on three stages including rock, country and jazz, fun children’s activities and more. Find out why Bloomington was named one of the best food towns in the country! Arts Fair on the Square – Monroe County Courthouse Lawn, 10 am – 5 pm. Taste of Bloomington – Showers Common (7th & Morton Streets), 3 – 11 pm
Art from the Bellevue Gallery At The Farmer House Museum
With Bloomington heading into summer the Farmer House Museum is up to stuff. In the backyard they have a Victory Garden whose produce will go to the Community Kitchen. In the display rooms they are featuring summer fun with pictures and post cards from vacation destinations and summer playwear ranging from 1930s swimwear to colorful 1960s frocks. Meanwhile, the Bellevue Gallery is sharing the museum’s workroom as a gallery space. At 27 years as a cooperative gallery, the Bellevue Gallery is one of Bloomington’s oldest galleries. It is a true grassroots affair, given renewed life by each new generation of Bloomington artists, carrying on the Bellevue tradition of providing a venue for emerging artists and for some of Bloomington’s most daring art. The Farmer House Museum is located at 529 North College Ave, near the intersection of Tenth and College. Hours are 10-1, Wednesday – Sunday, with additional hours to 4 on Saturday and Sunday. For information call 336-5597.There will be a reception for the Bellevue Gallery at the Farmer House Museum today, June 7, 5-7pm.
June Exhibits at the Ivy Tech John Waldron
Opening Friday, June 7th, 5-8 pm
Drew Etienne: Order, Chaos, and the Cosmos
Etienne’s landscapes feature vast distances with references to science fiction and 1960′s Op-Art.
Payson McNett: Automating Instinct
McNett explores our place in the modern world as a state of being part-nature, part-machine.
James Lax: Recent Carvings
Celebrate Limestone Month this June with a visit to see Lax’s highly ornate, historically-inspired pieces.
Colette Ross-Boggan: Experiences
Ross-Boggan may spark memories of your own childhood with her intricate and lovingly detailed works.
Shows run Jun 3-Jun 29
Mon-Fri 9-7. Sat 9-5. Open later during theatre performances.
BUEA Grant Program is Accepting Applications
The Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association (BUEA) in partnership with the Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD) will distribute funds thorough the Bloomington Urban Enterprise Zone Arts Grant Program. This grant program will support arts projects located within the boundaries of the Bloomington Urban Enterprise Zone or that provide documented direct benefit to Urban Enterprise Zone residents (see
for a map of the Zone). The maximum grant award is $4,000, and each applicant may be awarded only one grant per cycle. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. August 15, 2013. A grant workshop on the program will be offered Wednesday, June 19th at 5:30 p.m. in the McCloskey Room at City Hall, 401 N. Morton Street. Guidelines and criteria for evaluation will be discussed. Prospective applicants are encouraged to attend.Grant award decisions will be made by the BUEA Board. Guidelines and application for the program are attached to this email and are also available on the City of Bloomington website at www.bloomington.in.gov/bead.
Tuesday Lunch Concert Series This Week at Peoples Park
June 11 -The Jukedaddyz, jump blues, swing and rumba boogie
June 18-Cari Ray, Americana singer/songwriter
The 17th annual Indiana Limestone Symposium (www.limestonesymposium.org) takes place June 9–29, 2013, on the grounds of the Bybee Stone Company in Ellettsville, Indiana. The Symposium brings together both professional artists in stone and amateur enthusiasts for one or more weeks of intensive learning. It features several events that are free and open to the public.
· Friday, June 7, 5:00-9:00 p.m.: Art gallery opening for “The Art of Indiana Limestone,” a sculpture exhibition at the I. Fell Building (415 W. Fourth Street, Bloomington). The show runs through June 30 at the Fell.
· Friday, June 7, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: In conjunction with the art opening, Limestone Symposium sculptors will demonstrate carving techniques at Wonderlab (308 W. Fourth Street, Bloomington)
· Sunday, June 9, 7:30 p.m.: Informal slide shows of participating artists’ work at IVY Tech John Waldron Arts Center.
· Thursday, June 13, and Thursday, June 20, 1:00-5:00 p.m.: Indiana Limestone Symposium Open House. Visitors will be welcome at the Symposium site, on the grounds of Bybee Stone Company (6293 N. Matthews Drive in Ellettsville), during these two Open House times.
Keep a lookout for Your Art Here’s Hello Spring Billboard
Hello Spring is a collaboration between Your Art Here and Pinnacle School. The billboard’s design was put together by Pinnacle school art teacher Josh Hoering with his K-12 art students; the product of a curriculum devised by Hoering which introduced students to the work of famous artists’ depictions of nature through art history. Pinnacle students were encouraged to experiment with their own unique styles in portraying the chosen subject, ranging from more literal depictions, to art historical homages, to completely abstract compositions. The billboard is dedicated to the memory of Sophia Travis, Your Art Here treasurer and great supporter of the arts and the community in Bloomington.
Be an Oompa Loompa with Cardinal Stage Company in the 4th of July Parade!
Grab some suspenders and a green wig and join them as they celebrate the 4th by belting out The Candy Man in full Willy Wonka Style! Learn some simple choreography from Diane Buzzell and hit the parade route with them – following their GIANT Wonka Bar!
Who: 30 participants dressed as Oompa Loompas!
Important: Wigs will be ordered through Cardinal at $10 each. Just wear white pants/overalls, a brown shirt and orange face paint!
Where: Bloomington Fourth of July Parade Route – beginning at 7th Street and Indiana Avenue. More directions to come.
Sign up: Email your name, phone number and age of participant(s) to Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, June 18, 2013 to reserve your spot in the parade!
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - last day to sign up!
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - Mandatory choreography rehearsal 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Cardinal’s office, 900 S. Walnut Street.
All participants must give their official signatures to walk in the parade at the beginning of this rehearsal. Children under 18 will need a parent’s signature. Please bring $10 wig payment!
Wednesday, July 4, 2013 - Report to assigned area by 9:00 a.m. Cold refreshments will be provided! Questions? Please contact email@example.com
The Cruise at Blueline Gallery
For the 10th anniversary of Bloomington’s gallery walk tonight from 6-9 p.m., Remote Projects is pleased to announce The Cruise, featuring photographs and paintings by Christopher Stanton and Justin Clifford Rhody at the Blueline gallery. The Cruise explores ideas of travel, sincerity, and the “good life” in ways that are both subversive and matter-of-fact.
First Friday at the Fell — The Art of Indiana Limestone
TONIGHT, Friday, June 7th, come to First Friday at the Fell from 5-9pm. The Art of Indiana Limestone—an exhibit of 15 limestone sculptures carved by past and present participants in the Indiana Limestone Symposium, to be held this year June 9-29,
and part of Limestone Month (June)—will be displayed in our large gallery/retail space starting June 7th. They will spill out onto the sidewalk in a festive late spring arts mood–with other artists from the I Fell Building in attendance for your viewing pleasure and art-buying yen.
Bloomington Clay Studio Classes
Join them in the fourth round of classes starting June 17th! They offer a variety of classes from beginner wheel throwing, to advanced, to hand building, and kids classes. There is something for everyone to learn and grow on their knowledge. Sign up today! Click here for times and prices! There are also summer classes for kids. There will be two sessions: June 17th-21st and July 29th- August 2nd. Each day will be from 9am-12pm. Click here to sign up your favorite kids! Join us on Saturday, June 15th from 12-6 to come make with clay! Our staff and instructors will be there to help you get to know clay, tools you can use, wheels, and what it is like to work in clay. This event is free and open to everyone! Tell all your friends to come down the the studio and make with clay!
Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard Open House — June 7
Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard is welcoming the community to their new home during their open house from 3:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 7. You can check out their new space and what they plan to do with it at 1100 W. Allen St. They will begin operating from this location on June 10 and will be increasing their hours of operation and much more! For more information, visit their website
Visit Bloomington Announces 2014 Tourism Marketing Grant Program
Visit Bloomington is pleased to announce the continuation of a successful grant program that will provide marketing funds to Bloomington area festivals and events. The program encourages events to expand their marketing reach, which will contribute positively to the growth of tourism in the area. Events must be scheduled to take place between January 1 and December 31, 2014. Completed applications will be accepted beginning June 1, 2013 through October 1, 2013. Applicants must be organizations seeking to produce and promote a well-defined tourism-oriented festival or event within Monroe County. Visit Bloomington’s Tourism Marketing 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 applications will be judged by a committee of Visit Bloomington staff and Board of Directors based on an objective system of points outlined in the application materials. Grant guidelines and a sample grant application can be found at www.visitbloomington.com/grants. Anyone with questions about the program may contact Visit Bloomington Director of Tourism Julie Warren, 812-330-4304, Julie@visitbloomington.com.
Bloomington Watercolor Society Meeting and Program
June 10, 2013. 6:00 p.m. First Christian Church, corner of Kirkwood & Washington. After a short business meeting, Bob Talbot will present the program: Photographing Your Art. How can you get a good photograph of your paintings? A professional photographer, Bob Talbot, will show you how to get clear photos ready for sharing or use when entering competitions.
Ivy Tech History Wednesdays
Ivy Tech History Wednesdays return to Bell Trace. Kurt Messick returns with two unique summer sessions. Cost for each four week session is $18. Classes are held at Bell Trace, 800 N Bell Trace Circle, Bloomington, IN 47408.
History of Christianity, the first 1000 years
This is a look at the foundation and growth of Christianity. This is not a Bible course per se, but rather a look at the institutions, people and beliefs that grew out of the movement from the first century in and around Jerusalem to become the largest religion in the world.
Four Wednesdays - June 5, 12, 19, and 26; 6:30 – 7:30pm
The American Revolution: Politics and Diplomacy
While the British and Colonial armies were fighting in the field, diplomats and politicians were fighting in the Continental Congress and with foreign leaders in a struggle for support and recognition. We’ll look at some of the issues and events that helped shape the Revolution beyond the battles, from the European Courts to the internal politics of the colonies.
Four Wednesdays - July 3, 10, 17, and 24; 6:30 – 7:30pm
To register: Stop by the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, or visit online at www.ivytech.edu/cll to download a complete registration form. Call 812-330-6041 with any questions.
Fall Applications Open for Gathering:a handmade pop-up shop
Gathering: a handmade pop-up shop: will be popping up again late this August in downtown Bloomington, the Saturday after IU move-in. Click here to apply, and be sure to read the FAQ as a few things have changed. Great things! Apps are open through June 30, notifications will be sent out July 8th.
Monroe County History Center June Events
7th- 6pm, free and open to the public, Cemetery Workshop Talk with Jeannie Regan-Dinius about Indiana Cemetery Laws and Common Cemetery Symbols
8th- 9am to 3 pm, $20/$10 for members, Rosehill Cemetery Workshop in collaboration with the City of Bloomington, registration required, lunch provided, work with the Gravestone Groomer: John Walters.
11th- 7pm, free and open to the public, Civil War Roundtable.
14th- 6pm, free and open to the public, Timeless Fashion, a 1920′s Fashion Show and Exhibit Opening.
14th (8am-6pm) & 15th (8am-3pm)- The County’s LARGEST Garage Sale! This year we have a mint condition 1967 Ford Mustang for sale along with hundreds of other treasures. Come by the sale, located at the COOK Pharmica Warehouse, entrance off South Rogers St.
20th, 6pm, free and open to the public, Indiana Limestone Up Close presented by Dr. Todd Thompson, Director for Research at the Indiana Geological Survey.
24th-28th, 9am-3pm, Week One of the Jr. Historian Summer Camp Program: Where the Musk Ox Roamed will be a fun filled week of animals in Indiana, see the bottom of this newsletter for a valuable coupon.
IU Art Museum Events
Let’s Celebrate: Art and Celebration
Saturday, June 1, 2:00–3:00 p.m. on Thomas T. Solley Atrium, first floor presented by IU Art Museum docent Becky Rusie
The Quarried Landscape
Tuesday, June 11, 12:15–1:00 p.m. in the Gallery of the Art of the Western World, first floor. Nelson R. Shaffer, section head of the Indiana Geological Survey, and Nan Brewer, the museum’s Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper, will discuss the development of the stone industry during the nineteenth century, how to tell a quarry from a natural rock formation, and different perspectives on the post-industrial landscape by artists of the period.This program is presented in conjunction with the 7th annual Indiana Limestone Month. For more information, see www.limestonemonth.com. Both programs are listed on their website at:
Celebrate Midsummer Night at the IU Art Museum!
On Friday, June 21st from 7-9:30 p.m., all three permanent collection galleries will be open; and take a self-guided gallery tour, which features night-themed works. Visit the museum’s Sculpture Terrace and enjoy live music by regional favorites the Dynamics. Performing R&B, Funk, and Blues classics by artists such as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and Parliament Funkaldelic, this eight piece band will leave you singing and dancing into the night! Guests will also be able to enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.
Jewish Theatre of Bloomington presents Old Wicked Songs
The Jewish Theatre of Bloomington presents the Pulitzer Prize nominated play Old Wicked Songs, written by Jon Marans and directed by Mark Kamie. Evening performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 8; Thursday, June 13; and Saturday, June 15; with a 2:00 p.m. matinée on Sunday, June 9. All performances are at the Bloomington Playwrights Project, 107 W. 9th Street. General admission tickets are $18.00 and are available at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre Box Office or online at www.bctboxoffice.com.
“Foreign Affairs, Domestic Intrigue”
Carlson-Palmer Productions invites you to return to the good old, bad old days of forbidden love with “Foreign Affairs, Domestic Intrigue” – a free concert of songs, arias and duets from Broadway and opera – with music from PBS’ Downton Abbey, moving spirituals, bubbling Rossini, toe-tapping tunes by Frank Loesser, and romantic drama from Mozart and Tchaikovsky. In addition, they will celebrate Verdi’s 200th birthday with selections from his two “cursed” operas, Macbeth and La Forza del Destino (The Force of Destiny). No prior opera experience is necessary –they introduce each scene before they dive in, so that you can relish the triumph and despair of the characters they portray. At this year’s concert they will accept free-will donations to benefit the 3 local Boys and Girls Clubs of Bloomington, who provide great programs for area youth. So they invite you to enjoy the music and share in the community spirit. This program is supported in part by the City of Bloomington Arts Commission. On Facebook:
Limestone Month Activities
Limestone Month is a celebration of southern Indiana’s limestone heritage was created in 2007. Special events throughout the month of June include limestone quarry tours, architectural walking tours, carving workshops, exhibitions and other special activities throughout Monroe and Lawrence Counties. For more information and a listing of events, click here!
Trained Eye Arts “Open Eye” Meeting
The next Open Eye meeting will be on Tuesday, June 11th at 6:00 PM at Rachel’s Cafe. The theme of this Open Eye will be… Animation! The term “animation” is being used in the broadest sense possible. It includes any artwork that includes movement. Feel free to bring examples of your favorite artists or pieces that incorporate animation or are animated.
The Power of Pattern: Last Call for Submissions 2013 Spring Arts Outreach from the Lotus Education and Arts Foundation
The Lotus Education and Arts Foundation’s Spring 2013 arts outreach has focused on the universal endeavor of creating symbols to embody ideas and ideals, transmit information, create identity, make art, and build community. Early this year, Lotus invited individuals and groups across the community to create and submit symbols that help describe the character of our community; selected designs are being hand-carved into blocks for printed designs on a new backdrop for the Buskirk-Chumley Theater for the 20th Lotus World Music and Arts Festival (September 25-29). The first call for designs resulted in more than 450 submissions. As they complete the preparatory phase of our Power of Pattern backdrop work, Lotus invites community members to create designs for a final round of submissions. This round of symbol designs will focus on music and dance. Find complete instructions and support materials at the Lotus website www.lotusfest.org.
Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale – June-Aug.
All hands are needed to sort, move and organize donated items for the IU Office of Sustainability’s H2H sale on Aug. 24! Volunteer sessions in June and July will focus on picking up, moving, sorting and storing donations. Aug. shifts will include labeling, cleaning and organizing. Sale day duties range from helping customers load their purchases to writing receipts. The ability to do heavy lifting is not required, but there will be plenty of heavy lifting for those who are able. Please contact them if there is another way you would like to be involved. Check the website for a list of dates and to complete the volunteer form. Minimum age is 16. Please contact Jacquline Bauer at firstname.lastname@example.org. (www.indiana.edu/~sustain/programs/hoosier-to-hoosier)
Calling all Arts Organizations, Businesses, Artists and Musicians
Looking for Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations? Click here!
Meeting Space Resource List Created by Monroe County Public Library
Creative Collaborative Space Available
Artist Studio Space Available
Artist Studio Space Available at Cyclops Studio
Arts Commission Accepting Applications for Capacity Building Grants – NEW!
Tourism Marketing Grant Program- NEW!
Bloomington Print Collective – NEW!
South Walnut Street Gateway – 6/30
Shadows to Light Poster Contest – 7/31
Patricia’s Wellness Arts Cafe – NEW!
Young Audiences Indiana Seeking Artists
El Norteno Mexican Cuisine Gallery
Fourth Street Festival Non-Profit Community Booths Available
Consulting Services for Nonprofits
Windfall Dance Studio Classes
Ivy Tech Continuing Education
Bloomington Clay Studio
Ivy Tech John Waldron Art Center
Bloomington Print Collective
Bloomington Watercolor Society
Patricia’s Wellness Cafe
Indianapolis Arts Council E-Newsletter
Tiptoe Through the Tulips with the Ukelele Club
The USA International Harp Competition seeking volunteers
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USA Harp Competition Seeking Volunteers
Buskirk-Chumley Theater Volunteer Opportunities
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Public Art Trail Information
Drew Etienne received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Indiana University and now lives and works in Bloomington. He creates large and small-scale paintings that are somewhere between abstract and surreal, with elements culled from a host of influences such as the romantic landscapists, optical art, science fiction, contemporary German painters, video games, analytical Cubism, industrialization, architecture, and the rest of the Cosmos. He has shown his work regionally and nationally, including Bloomington, Indianapolis, Portland, Los Angeles, Alabama, and his former home state of Tennessee. He’ll be joining in on the Gallery Walk 10th anniversary festivities with an opening reception tonight from 5-8pm at the Ivy Tech Waldron. The show will feature a new crop of paintings and will be up through June. You may find more information at drewetienne.com.
THE VENUE FINE ART & GIFTS
Contact for Gallery: Gabriel Colman, David Colman
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 Bloomington.com
“Tenth Anniversary Gallery Walk at The Venue”
On Friday, June 7th, beginning at 5:00 pm, in celebration of the Ten Year Anniversary of Gallery Walk, The Venue Fine Art & Gifts will host the Exhibit and Sale of the newest creations of their ten most popular artists, in all mediums. In addition, they will unveil their new Sale Room, where they will offer special pricing on objects de art from estates, and other circumstances that allow them to pass on special opportunities to collectors and patrons.
Also, the Venue will be participating in Gallery Walk Gift Prizes for those of you who visit other Galleries. Gourmet soup and special refreshments will also be provided by The Venue, and FREE parking will be available in the lot on the corner of 4th and Grant after 5:30, making The Venue the perfect place to start or finish your Gallery Walk!
Join us for the staff at the Venue for a very Special Gallery Walk.
“Sarah Flint in Music and Meditation at The Venue”
On Tuesday, June 11th, beginning at 5:30pm, The Venue will host a musical and meditative presentation by Sarah Flint. Sarah will begin with one of her wonderful songs, then lead us in a Meditation Offering, and conclude with another of her songs. For those of us who know and admire Sarah, the songs will be familiar. Less familiar will be her Meditation Offering which will include Meditation Instruction followed by sitting, interspersed with walking meditation and or Shamatha Yoga. This is a preview of her new class, Meditation Offering, which she teaches each Wednesday evening beginning at 5:30, at the UU Church. All are invited to join.
The Venue will provide refreshments in our usual manner, and free parking will be available in the lot on the corner of 4th and Grant.
Seventy-four Hoosier Artists Applied for Career Development Grants
A total of 74 artists from across the state applied for the latest round of Individual Artist Program grants from the Indiana Arts Commission.
Eligible projects were proposed in the areas of dance, theatre, literature, music, and folk arts related to these traditional disciplines. Artists with disabilities were also encouraged to apply in the eligible disciplines.
A total of $77,000 will be available for grants in this grant cycle. Artists could request up to $2,000 for projects designed to advance their career development.
Grant review panels met through the early spring to review the proposals and their recommendations will be reviewed and considered by the IAC’s Programs, Grants & Services Committee.
Final grant recommendations will be reviewed and acted upon at the Commission’s June 21st Quarterly Business Meeting in Indianapolis.
Nominations Still Open for Indiana Poet Laureate
Nominations are still being accepted for Indiana State Poet Laureate.
The Indiana Poet Laureate represents the State of Indiana and the art of poetry through the development and implementation of programming to the education community and general public.
Nominations should be limited to one, single-page cover letter and a resume or CV detailing the nominee’s qualifications and accomplishments. No additional materials should be sent with the nomination. Successful nominees must be current residents of Indiana, and remain residents during their two-year term of service.
Nominees should be published poets, with experience in educational program development.
Nominations must be submitted to the Indiana Arts Commission by email only, and must be received by 4:30 p.m. (EDT) Thursday, August 1, 2013. Nominations should be sent to the attention of Susan Britsch: email@example.com.
Past Indiana Author Awards Winners Receive Accolades
Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award recipients have published new works and garnered new awards since they’ve been honored in the Hoosier state.
Christine Montross (2009 Emerging Author Winner) has a new book, “Falling into the Fire,” schedule for release in August.
Helen Frost (2011 Regional Author Winner) latest work, “Step Gently Out,” has been nominated for a 2013-2014 Maine Chickadee award for picture books. The winner is selected by elementary school students. She also has a new book, “Salt,” due out in July
Scott Russell Sanders (2010 National Author Winner) was named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2011, he published a new children’s book, “The Floating House,” and a collection of old and new essays, “Earth Works,” was released in 2012.
Micah Ling (2011 Emerging Artist Winner) released a new collection of poetry, “Settlement.”
John Green (2012 National Author Winner) will have a movie adaptation made of his work “The Fault in Our Stars.”
Susan Neville (2009 Regional Author Winner) has chronicled the 2010 NCAA men’s basketball championship in “Butler’s Big Dance.”
Barbara Shoup (2012 Regional Author Winner) released a new book, “An American Tune,” in 2012 and is serving on the faculty for the 2013 Midwest Writers Workshop in July.
The Eugene & Marilyn Glick Authors Awards is a program of The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation and is funded through the generosity of The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation.
Decatur to Unveil Sculpture Tour and Film-making event
The 2013 Decatur Sculpture Tour will launch June 8, 2013 with daylong activities including a new event, a film competition, which integrates sculptures from the tour. A pre-launch event will be held June 7, 2013 and include the sculpture installations, a panel discussion featuring sculpture artists, and film festival registration and competition.
Sculptures entered thus far total 16 created from artists locally and around the country and will remain on display until May 2014. The 2013 sculpture locations in downtown Decatur will line over two blocks of historic 2nd Street, with additional exhibits in the tour’s outside gallery continuing on Monroe Street.
The new film-making event, Old 27 Film Festival, will be held in coordination with the sculpture unveiling events June 7 – 8, 2013. The festival will encourage film artists, novice and professional alike, to create films that include certain aspects of the Decatur Sculpture Tour and the city of Decatur while they carry their own distinct storyline or message.
Decatur is the birthplace and boyhood home of David Smith, widely heralded as the greatest American sculptor of the 20th century, and also hometown of preeminent American sculptor Ralph Hurst. Decatur is located 20 miles southeast of Fort Wayne at the crossroads of U.S. 27 and U.S. 224.
For more information, please visit www.decatursculpturetour.com.
Fischoff National Chamber Music Association Announces Competition Winners
The Fischoff National Chamber Music Association recently announced winners of its 40th Competition. The Fischoff is the largest chamber music competition in the world, and attracts the finest young instrumentalists from across the country.
Over the course of the three-day competition, 48 ensembles representing 26 nationalities competed. By the end of the weekend, more than 100 performances were given.
The Omer Quartet (right) won the coveted Grand Prize ($7,500) and the Gold Medal ($3,500) in the Senior String Division. Project Fusion captured the Gold Medal ($3,500) in the Senior Wind Division.
In addition to the prize money, both ensembles will participate in Fischoff’s Double Gold Tour of the Midwestern United States later this fall, and the Omer Quartet will perform several concerts in the Emilia Tursi Festival in Italy in 2014.
Indiana University’s Kenari Quartet won the Silver Medal ($3,000) in the Senior Wind Division.
The Fischoff National Chamber Music Association was a 2007 recipient of the Indiana Governor’s Arts Awards.
Musicians Launch Global Online Effort to Promote Musicians with “Challenges”
When musician Andrew Hewitt made the trek from his native Australia to the U.S., one important meeting he had was with fellow musician Dom Famularo. The purpose of the meeting was to explore how they might establish a global organization to promote and support musicians with disabilities from all over the world.
The result of that meeting? Can-Do Musos, became the brainchild of Hewitt, Famularo, and fellow musicians David Segal from Connecticut, and Mike Mignogna from Tennessee. Their philosophy is having a “Can-Do” attitude is the first step toward success.
“As our mission statement says, Can Do Musos want to provide guidance and hope to all musicians with challenges,” Hewitt stated in a press release. “Music is empowering and has no limitations and everyone should have a chance at their dreams.”
Can Do Musos recently launched their website
and encourages musicians with “challenges” to visit the page as well as join them on Facebook and Twitter to be part of the effort to change music.
“On our website, we use the word ‘Challenges,’ ‘ Hewitt pointed out. “We feel that disability quite often gets misinterpreted as an inability. People with challenges have passion, can be empowered and want to succeed.”
The organization is looking for passionate musicians with challenges to profile on their website and be part of this unique new organization. So far, the group has attracted submissions from Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States, and Venezuela.
Wonderlab to host Limestone Carving Symposium
June is Limestone Month in Indiana, and Wonderlab in Bloomington will be hosting a one-day Limestone Carving Symposium Friday, June 7 from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Meet and watch Limestone Symposium artists as they demonstrate carving techniques. Related visitor activities include making sidewalk chalk, exploring geometric shapes while drawing a simple “blueprint” of a famous limestone building, and creating a diorama of a quarry using pieces of real limestone.
Half-price admission for the symposium is $3.50. A small plate meal, freshly prepared by Bloomingfoods, will be available to purchase in the Wonderlab cafe.
Wonderlab, the Museum of Science, Health, and Technology is located at 308 West 4th Street, Bloomington.
Call for Artist RFQ, City of Jeffersonville, IN
The City of Jeffersonville, Indiana recently organized the Jeffersonville Public Art Committee (JPAC) and is seeking qualified artists for several projects that will initiate the city’s public art program. A budget will be established in the near future based on the response received from this RFQ. There are currently three types of projects Jeffersonville’s Public Art Committee are considering: Functional/integrated works (bike racks, benches, shelters, and other related art pieces that provide a practical function to public spaces) primarily needed in the historic downtown, but could be considered in other parts of the city; Murals, primarily envisioned for the city’s floodwall which already has several existing murals; and Gateways that would integrate art into areas outside the downtown. The pieces created for this project can come from any artist or group of artists. There is a desire to work with local artists whenever possible, however all qualified artists will be considered. Proposed projects should create a sense of place within the community; should be highly visible; should integrate the city’s history where possible; and streetscape elements should be at a practical scale. Applications must include: visual support materials of works relevant to this project (no more than 10 slides, videos no longer than 10 minutes); annotated lists of previous relevant works; statement of interest, limited to 200 words; resume or short biography; any media coverage of previously completed work; and self-addressed stamped envelop for the return of hardcopy materials. Submission deadline is June 15, 2013. Submissions should be send to Shane Corbin, 500 Quartermaster Court, Jeffersonville, IN 47130, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Artists, “We are the River,” South Bend, IN
“We are the River” is a new art happening that will take place September 6 – October 25 in downtown South Bend, Indiana. This event will use art exhibits, performances and children’s activities to acknowledge the significant role the river has played in providing work, sustenance, recreation and beauty to the community. Artpost Gallery is seeking proposals for two exhibitions: 1) a show of temporary site-specific installations created for five public, outdoor locations on the east and west banks of the river in downtown South Bend., and 2) a group exhibition at Artpost featuring artists who have a body of work on the theme of rivers. There is no entry fee to submit work, and accepted artists will receive a stipend for delivery/installation of work. Submission guidelines can be found at:
. The deadline for submission is June 15, 2013. For more information, see: www.artpostblog.com or call 574-287-6293. “We are the River” partners include Puffin Foundation West, the South Bend Parks Department, and Visit South Bend Mishawaka. Artpost sells regional contemporary and folk art and is located at 216 W. Madison St., South Bend, Indiana.
Call for Visual Artists, Deja Vu Art and Fine Craft Show, Columbus, IN
The Deja Vu Art and Fine Craft Show will be held November 16 at The Commons in downtown Columbus. Since the show is held in celebration of America Recycles Day, you must use scrap materials or re-purpose, reuse and/or recycle solid waste materials, at least in part, to create your work. Show hours are 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. EST. Set-up may begin at 8 a.m. and all materials must be removed by 5:30 p.m. Various cash awards will be presented. Application for entry is due by June 18, 2013. To download a copy of the application in a PDF file please visit:
. Along with your application, please include at least three photos of your work. Accepted formats are slides, digital photos on a CD, or you may send them via email to: email@example.com.
Call for Artists, 2013 Art Festival, Slater Memorial Park, Pawtucket, RI
This “open air market” features food, craft, exhibitions and performances with a special performance by the Rhode Island Philharmonic “Pops in the Park” on September 22. Deadline to enter is July 1, 2013. For more information, call 401-273-5367, email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website:
Call for Artists, 2013 Pittsburgh Watercolor Society 67th Annual International Aqueous Open Exhibition
This jurored competition by Frank Webb will include $4,000 in cash prizes as well as a Webb Workshop, October 11-13. Deadline for entry is July 8, 2013. For more information, contact Samira Shaheen at 412-731-0630 or visit their website:
Call for Artists, The Prelude Project Logo, Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, Lafayette, IN
The project is an effort to cultivate and engage new and young audiences for orchestral music in North Central Indiana. Artists and designers are invited to submit proposals for the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra’s Prelude Project logo. The selected logo will be used for all work associated with the group including, but not limited to the official website, media releases, merchandise, posters and brochures. This call is open to all artists and/or designers 18 years of age and older. Benefits of participating include an intense creative experience, being part of a great movement to cultivate the next generation of arts enthusiasts, and a unique opportunity to have your work published and viewed by thousands of people. In addition, the selected designer will receive complimentary membership to the Prelude Project and a 2013-2014 season ticket. Deadline for submissions is 4:00 p.m. (EST) July 11, 2013. Artist will be notified July 19th. Delivery of logo design expected by July 23, 2013. Artists should submit their proposals in electronic PDF format at no less than 200dpi. Vector files will be required upon selection of the design. The ownership of design ideas submitted with this remains with the artist, until selection has been made and an agreement signed. Selected design will become the property of the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra. For more information, call 765-742-6463. Questions, or design proposals should be sent to: email@example.com.
Call for Artists, Big Fat Scary Deal, Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette, IN
Purdue University Galleries is curating an exhibit of contemporary art that is edgy, weird, unsettling and scary. Open to U.S. artists. October 21 through December 8, 2013. Any media, limit 8 feet tall or 10 feet wide. Selections from .jpeg or video files – no PowerPoints. Artists responsible for shipping. No entry fee. For more details, contact Craig Martin, Director, at 765-494-3061, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit:
. Deadline for submissions is August 1, 2013.
Call for Artists: A Matter of Time at the National Watch and Clock Museum, Columbia, PA
The National Watch and Clock Museum invites artists to respond to the concept of timekeeping and how it is represented today. Special consideration will be given to those works that are functional timekeepers as well. The exhibit will be located in the special exhibition gallery in the museum and take place in fall of 2013. There is no entry fee. Deadline for entry is August 30, 2013. For more information, please visit their website.
Call for Visual Artists, 100 Survivors
100 Survivors, a collaborative, web-based photo and video project for women currently in treatment for breast cancer or diagnosed in the past three years. By featuring up to 100 women and their work, 100 Survivors hopes to inform and inspire by looking beyond “awareness” and “support the cause” and focusing on the experiences of actual women with breast cancer. Unique perspectives on breast cancer and identity are welcome and encouraged. For more information, visit their website. Deadline for submissions is September 2, 2013.
Face Painters Sought for Downtown American Dairy Association Event, Indianapolis, IN
The American Dairy Association of Indiana is looking for face painters for its 24th annual Ice Cream Social on Monument Circle, Friday, July 12, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Indianapolis. All proceeds of the event benefit Girl Scouts of Central Indiana. BPS Marketing will provide all paints, brushes, tables, chairs and tent, and artists are more than welcome to bring their own designs (or paint materials if you prefer). Pay is provided.
Chief Financial Officer, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
The Indianapolis Museum of Art seeks a full-time Chief Financial Officer (CFO) who will be responsible for providing vision, leadership, supervision and monitoring or the fiscal integrity of the IMA in order to realize the Board of Governor’s and Director’s mission of ensuring the immediate and long-term viability of the IMA. The CFO serves as strategic advisor to the Director/CEO and other leadership of the IMA. To see a full job description and detailed qualifications, click here.
Operations & Marketing Manager, Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, Indianapolis, IN
The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir announces an employment opening for its Operations & Marketing Manager, a full-time (40 hours per week; which includes occasional evenings/weekends) position with commensurate compensation that includes medical benefits and retirement contributions. The ideal candidate melds detail-mindedness with commitment to the choral art form and strong relationship-focused communications gifts. Excellent organizational, interpersonal communication and project management skills. Collaborative and ream oriented. Detail-oriented and comfortable with patron interaction and relationships. A fresh voice for social media and emerging marketing tools; comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office suite; basic comfort with HTML editing; engaging written/verbal communications prowess that builds involvement and ownership; and strong project management skills and comfort with establishing and managing deadlines desired. To apply, send PDF cover letter and resume via email to: email@example.com. All applications are acknowledged with an email upon submission
Bloomington, Indiana – Meet and watch Limestone Symposium artists as they demonstrate the art and science of carving during First Friday Evening: Limestone Carving on June 7 at the WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology in Bloomington. Related visitor activities include making your own sidewalk chalk, exploring geometric shapes while drawing a simple ‘blueprint’ of a famous limestone building, and creating a diorama of a quarry with real pieces of limestone. Educational literature from the Limestone Institute of America will be available to take home.
First Friday Evening Science of Art’s purpose is to expose visitors of all ages to a different artistic medium each month, as well as to show the connections between art and science. The program is made possible with support from F. Rudolf Turner; the City of Bloomington Arts Commission; and the Indiana Arts Commission with Ivy Tech Community College – Bloomington, the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Half-price general admission ($3.50) is in effect from 5:00 pm until the museum closes at 8:30 pm. The activities are recommended for all ages and are included with museum admission. A small plate meal, freshly prepared by Bloomingfoods, will be available to buy ($2.50) in the WonderLab cafe.
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 to WonderLab’s website [
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Traditional Arts Indiana has just completed a study of the Limestone traditions of our state and will be hosting several public events. I want to personally invite you all to attend one of our several events that celebrate the local tradition of working in limestone. Here is a link to upcoming programs:
For information, contact Jon Kay, Director of Traditional Arts Indiana
Phone: (812) 855-0418 |Twitter: @jonkay_indiana
Assistant Research Scholar, Indiana University
Consulting Curator at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures