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September 11, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

Recent news stories with IAC and RAP mention

IUPUI alumna receives Kennedy Center leadership award for arts accessibility program

IUPUI Newscenter

Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability Awards are given to … the Indiana Arts Commission and many museum professionals in Indianapolis.


Conversations on Creativity, an interview with Poet Laureate George Kalamaras


Madison seeks to become an Indiana Cultural District
Wants to join Carmel, Columbus, Bloomington, Nashville and Lafayette-West Lafayette with IAC designation


Noblesville pursues Indiana Cultural District designation
Local Main Street organization estimates nearly 175,000 people visit businesses surrounding the historic courthouse square each year


  1. Frye, Ziemke award Region 9 grants

Greensburg Daily News

The reception, which was hosted by the Columbus Area Arts Council (CAAC) and the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC), opened with Jeff Kuehl, of CAAC ..


$92,160 in Indiana Arts Commission grants to be given out in Greensburg


September 10, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

Registration to open soon for Creating Vibrant Communities through the Arts colloquium

(Indianapolis, Indiana) – The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today that registration will open September 19, 2014 for a two-day colloquium on economic development through arts integration for arts organizations and community partners in Indiana and Michigan.


The IAC, in partnership with Ball State University’s Building Better Communities, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and South Shore Arts will present Creating Vibrant Communities through the Arts, October 9 – 10, 2014 at the Center for the Performing and Visual Arts, Munster, Indiana.


The colloquium will feature sessions with regionally and nationally recognized presenters exploring best practices and practical planning tools for cultural districts, public art, and historic preservation. Day one will feature best practices while day two will focus on effective planning.


Keynote speaker for the conference is Matthew Mazzotta, a conceptual artist who creates permanent and temporary public 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. Matthew’s work evolves from an interest in exploring the relationship between people and their environments, as well as between each other. To learn more about Matthew and his work, please visit:


Space is limited, so early registration is highly recommended. To reserve your spot prior to the opening of registration, please visit and complete the brief contact information form.


Registration is $90 per person and $200 per team of three. Teams representing artists, arts administrators and community / civic leaders are highly encouraged.


Please visit: for more information about the colloquium including agenda and scheduled presenters.


“Communities considering development of a cultural district, a public art program, or historic preservation projects will benefit from attending this colloquium,” said IAC Executive Director Lewis C. Ricci. “This is the third iteration of our Creating Vibrant Communities series. The first two sold out quickly, so early registration is encouraged as space will be limited.”


Creating Vibrant Communities through the Arts is made possible by: The Indiana Arts Commission, Ball State University’s Building Better Communities, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, South Shore Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. South Shore Arts also serves as the IAC Regional Arts Partner for Region 1.


The Indiana Arts Commission is dedicated to the vision of the arts everywhere, every day, for everyone in Indiana.

September 8, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

Arts Commission to meet in Nashville

(Indianapolis, Indiana) – The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today that the next quarterly business meeting of the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) will be held Friday, September 12, 2014. The 15 commissioners, representing all regions of the state ( will meet at 10:00 a.m. (EDT) at the Brown County Public Library, Nashville, Indiana.


Among items for action will be review of year-end agency financial reports for Fiscal Year 2014, review of agency appropriation needs for the next biennium, updates on various agency programs and research projects, and a report on cultural district study findings by IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs.


All meetings of the Commission are open to the public. Those wishing to make formal comments or presentations to the Commission must notify the IAC business office no later than 24 hours prior to the meeting.


The Indiana Arts Commission is dedicated to the vision of the arts everywhere, everyday, for everyone in Indiana.


September 5, 2014 / ivytechartspartner


1776Cardinal Stage Company presents 1776 It’s “Hot as Hell” in Philadelphia in 1776!  Now Bloomington is heating up as Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams pull out all the stops (and songs) to convince their fellow colonists to commit treason! Independence has never been this much fun This beloved musical lays bare the passionate struggle behind American independence. With a wonderfully hummable score, a renowned book (both funny and gripping), and a dream cast, Cardinal’s production of 1776 promises to inspire, enlighten, and delight in equal measure!. 1776 was the winner of five 1969 Tony Awards, including best book and best musical. Good seats are going fast for Bloomington’s  first ever production of (drumroll, please…) 1776! The show starts this weekend, so don’t miss it! Click here to buy tickets!

Looking for License Plates!  Community artist Joe LaMantia is working in partnership with the Shalom Community Center on an art project looking for license plates from all the 50 states.  He’s looking for plates that are made of aluminum and have their lettering/numbers punched out (not flat). His goal is to have them by the end of October. You can either drop them off at WFHB or give him a call: 812 320-9138. Please leave a note with your name, Thanks for your participation.

peoples choiceIU Research Scientist Wins Nano Art People’s Choice Award A beautiful image of neurons in the brain created by Alex Straiker, a research scientist in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University, has won the People’s Choice Award in the Nano Art exhibition at the WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology.  Museum visitors voted throughout the summer for their favorite images in the exhibition of biological and physical structures as captured by electron microscopy and other scientific technologies. The juried art exhibition is on display during tonight’s First Friday Evening, September 5,  and through Sunday, September 7.


lotus42014 Lotus World Music & Arts Festival September 18-21 | Bloomington, Indiana Presented by Bloomingfoods Market & Deli and Indiana University Bloomington The 21st annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival returns to Bloomington, Indiana this September, filling the downtown streets with its signature brand of global sound and spectacle.  Performers from all over the world take the stage in venues across the city center, for a full weekend of unforgettable concert showcases, vibrant visual arts, and just plain great music.  From pavement-quaking outdoor dance tents to contemplative church venues and historic theaters, and from family-friendly arts in the park to a swirling evening street scene, the Lotus vibe is one of exuberant energy, color, and movement, punctuated by breathtaking moments of quiet beauty.   The 2014 Festival runs from September 18th – 21st and includes both ticketed events and a schedule of free programs.  At its core, the Festival centers around its premier showcases on Friday and Saturday evenings, when a wristband becomes your passport to explore all downtown venues from 6:30pm until midnight.  Festival events also include a double-header opening concert on Thursday night, free access to the Arts Village and a special Lotus exhibit throughout the weekend, and the popular Lotus in the Park (also free) on Saturday afternoon.   Festivities wrap up with Sunday’s closing World Spirit Concert, where “the pin gets you in” (the 2014 Lotus collectible pin, that is, which sells for $5 and supports Lotus’s year-round outreach efforts).    This year’s Festival line-up features 25 performing artists and runs the gamut from A(mericana) to Z(ither, of the Vietnamese variety).   The roster includes thundering Japanese taiko drumming, laid-back Cajun swamp-pop, and some fine Finnish folk fusion, plus a record-setting number of Spanish-speaking artists serving up everything from flamenco dance to Afro-Mexican grooves.  Pioneering guitarists (from Honduras, Turkey, and South Africa) get the spotlight this year, alongside Swedish hip-hop swing, Danish klezmer, and the voice of Tunisia’s Arab Spring.  Hot Celtic fiddling, cool Indian classical music, gorgeous vocals from right here in Bloomington, and much, much more – find the full list of performers on the Lotus website at   Visit the Lotus website at for a full schedule of Festival weekend events as well as information about Festival ticketingamenitieslodging, and more.

What’s new in with local watercolorists?  Check out the new Bloomington Watercolor Society newsletter Brushstrokes here! 

This Weekend 

Farmers mkt 2Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market Naturalist at Market (nature interpretation for all ages) 8: a.m. – 1p.m.  American Red Cross Blood Drive 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Bloomington Community Band 9-10:30 a.m.  Svetla Vladiva and the Eastern European Ensemble (Balkan and Eastern European folk music) 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.  Vendor of the Week: Homegrown Indiana Farm Tour 



wooleryTonight!  Science Night Out – WonderLab Fundraiser Science Night Out Benefit to Support Science Education at WonderLab The WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology invites adults to discover their inner spy as they support the museum’s science education mission at the benefit gala Science Night Out: Shaken, Not Stirred. This year, the annual event is inspired by James Bond and will take place TONIGHT, Friday, September 5, in the evocative setting of the historic Woolery Stone Mill, with indoor, tented and outdoor 007-themed experiences.    Guests will arrive in style on a red carpet as the event begins at 6 p.m. Whether they choose to dress in costume as a Bond movie character or not, attendees will enjoy a Hollywood-style greeting with a photo opportunity. Inside they’ll find gourmet global cuisine buffet stations provided by One World Catering and cocktail bars staffed by Malibu Grill and stocked by Oliver Winery, Quaff On! Bloomington, and the Scholar’s Inn.    In addition, there will be spy-themed science activities for grown-ups. These include a laser maze and a pick-a-lock station provided by Bloominglabs, the “beernouli” pong challenge, the potato gun target practice range, and the make-an-explosion chemistry area. At the wine wall, guests will be able to make a $25 donation for a wine cork that matches a bottle on the wall and then use special spy decoding techniques to discover whether the value of the bottle they’ve selected is worth the same as the donation or is much more valuable. Guests also will be able to put together a custom box of Peacetree Mountain artisan wine truffles to take home with a donation matched to the size of the box.   The live auction will be hosted by Brad Holtz, WTTS program director and on-air host. He also will select the winning name for the 50/50 cash raffle and will conduct the finals of the Bond character costume contest. After the auction, the Vallures will take the stage to provide live music for dancing. Late into the evening, DJs Heath Byers and Jonathan Richardson will spin dance music.    More information and tickets are available by calling Kaylee Lewis, WonderLab development associate, at 812-337-1337 ext. 31 and by going online to Those who wish to follow fun event updates and posts may do so on WonderLab’s Facebook page. Guests must be at least 21 years old.

flash gordonFree Showing of “Flash Gordon”  Landlocked Music is sponsoring a free screening of the classic sci-fi film FLASH GORDON in Bryan Park on Friday September 5th at dusk (around 8:30). Perhaps you already know that this amazing film has the complete soundtrack performed by QUEEN. An awesome family friendly night outdoors with friends! FREE!!  Bring your own blankets, snacks and drinks!  More info here:


pancakesBreakfast Fundraiser for the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra When: Saturday, September 6 from 8 – 11 a.m.  Where: American Legion Post 18, 1800 W. 3rd Street  To paraphrase Homer Simpson, “Mmmm…pancakes!” Add bacon, eggs, biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit, cereal, and more, and supporting the BSO can be delicious!  You can buy tickets for $7 in advance by emailing us at or get yours at the door. Bring the whole family!


A Few First Friday Events… 

pictura galleryPictura Gallery Opening Reception of “Home” by Benjamin Rasmussen + “Empire” by Jon Tonks Friday September 5th, 5-8 pm  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 Phillippines, Chugwater Wyoming, and the Faroe Islands. He ties together this amalgamation of landscapes that ultimately give shape to his own sense of personal identity.



Above: Robert Price, Indiana and Beyond 

September Exhibits at the Ivy Tech Waldron: Opening Friday, September 5th, 5-8 pm Lotus World Music & Arts Festival 2014: Color + Movement—The Making of Lotus Visual Art on Thursday, September 11 Gallery talk by curators Gail Hale and Keith Romaine 5:30-6:30 pm, in the Rosemary P. Miller Gallery.  Reception with light refreshments, 6:30-8:00 pm. *GALLERIES OPEN UNTIL MIDNIGHT SEPT 19 & 20 OF LOTUS WEEKEND Featured artists include Robert Price, Brandon Gunn & Ellie Honl, and Lotus Shows run September 5-27

bloomington pridePRIDE Summerfest 2014!  Headlining band: Middle Class Fashion! September 5-7 on Fourth Street between Walnut and College, PRIDE Summerfest will offer activities, workshops, performances, and more for all people. The festival will largely be free of charge, with the intent of welcoming any and all people to celebrate and learn about LGBTQ culture in South Central Indiana. Businesses and nonprofits across the city are pitching in to make this event unforgettable. Fringe events will take place throughout the week, at venues including the IU Cinema, WonderLab, the Back Door, and more. Friday highlights include a kink and fetish exhibition at The Back Door gay club, a Carnivalesque walking street parade, a Meet and Greet at The Back Door with Shangela – a beloved drag queen on RuPaul’s Drag Race – followed by a drag show at the IU Auditorium. The block party will be the chief event of the weeklong celebration, taking place from 1:00 until 7:00 pm on Saturday, September 6. All through Fourth Street between Walnut and College, booths, vendors, food, and drink will complement the main stage featuring new performing acts every hour, including Middle Class Fashion, a St. Louis- based pop group. Prism Youth Community has planned almost a dozen different activities for people of all ages, including many kid-friendly games and crafts such as rainbow jewelry making, henna artists, balloon twisting, jumbo jenga games, and more. The Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center will host a number of educational workshops covering topics like race, gender identity, self defense, and free HIV testing from Positive Link. Inside the Back Door gay club, there will be adult shows and dancing all day and all night, including a polyamory discussion as well as a Big Wig Dance Party with DJ Pixie. While spaces are filling up fast, PRIDE is still accepting applications from food vendors and those wishing to volunteer. Because the festival is almost entirely planned and run by volunteers, there are numerous ways to get involved. More information on Summerfest and workshops at Summerfest can be found at For sponsorship information, contact Sarah For PR, contact Abby Henkel:

Next Week and Beyond

Writers Guild of Bloomington presents First Sunday Prose Reading & Open Mic Sunday, September 7 from 3-5 pm at Boxcar Books Featuring: Tia Clark, Lisa Kwong, and Trevor Mackesey

Tia Clark is a third year MFA candidate at Indiana University. She is originally from Westchester County, NY, and received a BA in Sociology from Rutgers University. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as American Short Fiction, Five Chapters, Epiphany, and Fourteen Hills. She is at work on a novel and a collection of stories, one of which she will be reading. Lisa Kwong currently teaches at Indiana University and coordinates the Fountain Square Poetry Series. She recently earned her MFA in Poetry at IU. Her poems are forthcoming or have appeared in Best New Poets 2014, Naugatuck River Review, Banango Street, Appalachian Heritage, Pluck!: The Affrilachian Journal of Arts & Culture, and other journals. Although poetry is her primary genre, she occasionally ventures into writing prose. Her selections for this event will include a personal essay and a fairytale that began as a poem. Trevor Mackesey is the Associate Director of the Indiana University Writers’ Conference and a former Fiction Editor of the Indiana Review. He is the recipient of a Writers in the World Fellowship and his work has been nominated for an AWP Intro Award and has appeared in [PANK]. His interests include dogs, donuts, and space. If you would like to be a guest reader at: First Sunday Prose and Open Mic, please contact Come Early to Sign Up for Open Mic!

Local growersLocal Growers’ Guild and Bloomington Food Policy Council present:Food Chain: A Discussion of Policies Affecting the Bloomington Food System 7 PM on Monday, September 8 at the Monroe County Public Library Meeting Room 1B. This event is FREE!




aviArtist Talk at Monroe County History Center featuring Avi Katz The Monroe County History Center in conjunction with the Mathers Museum & Avi A. Katz present a talk with the artist: Living In Color, colorized photos of historical Bloomington. Join themon September 8 at 5:30pm at the Monroe County History Center, 202 E. 6th St, Bloomington, 812-332-2517. Free and open to the public.




kalamazooBloomington Playwrights Project presents Kalamazoo  Directed by Chad Rabinovitz September 26-27, October 2-4, 9-11, 2014 at 7:30pm When PEG, a 70-something, Irish Catholic bird lover meets IRVING, a 70-something Jewish, metal detector-toting East Coaster on an online dating site, it feels like love at first click. But after their crazy margarita-filled first date, complete with body shots and morning-after tattoos, PEG and IRVING find that they still have a little aging to do if they want to forget their past and move forward into a future together. Now in its 21st year, the Reva Shiner Comedy Award is a staple among comedy playwriting professionals world-wide. BPP receives over 300 submissions from all around the world each year.  The winner receives a cash prize and a full production in the BPP Mainstage Season.  We don’t just pick a funny one… we pick the funniest! Click here to buy tickets!

bruce bakerNot in BEAD, but You Should Go! Workshop with Bruce Baker: Selling Art, Foods, and Fine Crafts with Ease

Nationally recognized speaker/teacher Bruce Baker returns to Indiana Sept. 9. His day-long workshop will focus on practical lessons for artists and food producers to use in maximizing their space for increased sales and expanding/extending their line of work to reach a broader range of customers.

On Sept. 9, they will discuss how to maximize its effects and make every inch count.”

One of the country’s most recognized teachers, Baker is returning to Indianapolis Tuesday, Sept. 9, for a workshop open to all artists and value-added food producers wanting to 1.) maximize their space for increased sales and increased ease in selling, and 2.) learn ways to expand or extend their line of work to include a broader range of price points attractive to a broader range of customers. Baker’s effectiveness stems from his focus on art and food promotion and sales, not widget-selling that artisans have to translate to apply to their work.  To illustrate his effectiveness, Indiana Artisans who participated in his January sales class were the top-sellers in their medium – foods, wine, clay, wood, jewelry, fiber, leather, paper, and metalwork – at this year’s Indiana Artisan Marketplace. Helping artisans increase sales is the goal of this workshop, and the first Indiana Artisan Holiday Marketplace will provide the opportunity to put Baker’s lessons to the test.  All who apply to Indiana Artisan for the Oct./Nov. jury review sessions, not just those whose applications are successful, will be invited to participate in the Holiday Marketplace, Saturday and Sunday, November 29 and 30, in Fort Wayne’s Grand Wayne Center. For artists and food producers interested in being part of the Holiday Marketplace, Baker’s presentation will be essential for developing a keen understanding of how to effectively merchandise your booth, as well as how to approach a market heavily focused on buying for the holidays. The focus of his afternoon session will be on regional and national sales trends and how to expand or extend your art, craft or food line to leverage them. Join Indiana Artisan Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for a day-long conversation with Bruce.Reservation required by Sept. 5.  And while you hear this all the time, in this case seating truly is limited. Click here to send an email reservation to hold your space.  Simply provide your name, number where you can most easily be reached and the same info for your guests, if any. Cost: $70 ($10/hour for a day that will significantly impact your sales), includes boxed lunch, drink and snacks throughout the day.  Check should be payable to Indiana Artisan, and mailed to arrive by Sept. 5 at Indiana Artisan, 203 Surrey Hill, Noblesville, Ind., 46062. Encourage friends to attend.  Guests are welcome! Location: Community Center, Delaware Township Offices, 9090 E. 131st St., Fishers, Ind., 46038

Get Your Events to the Visit Bloomington Newsletter! Promotions for October, November and December will soon be underway, so please make sure you add your events to the events calendar to be considered for our kiosks calendar, e-newsletter, blog and other outlets.  If your information is not on the calendar, we aren’t able to link to it and share it on our site.  Please submit your events by Friday, September 12th to be considered for the kiosk calendar and October newsletter.   If you do not have the full details, please email me the basic information (event name, dates, times, location and contact phone number).  You will still need to add the event to our online calendar at a later date, but this will be sufficient for the kiosks.  If you have images to go with your event, please email them to Julie Warren directly at

arts allianceUpcoming Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington Events Visual Arts Marketing Information Exchange: I Support Myself With My Art – September 6 Arts Alliance Quarterly Meeting – September 25 7:30 p.m. in the McCloskey Room of City Hall, 401 N. Morton We will share our news including our 501(c)3 approval status. This is also an opportunity for promotion and exchange of ideas. Visual Arts Marketing Information Exchange: Local Restaurants and Businesses that Display Art – October 14



Save the date: Meet the Funders Tuesday, September 23 from 9:00 am – 1 :00 pm A 60 minute presentation and Q&A session will be followed by several 25-minute informal group sessions with area funding organizations to discuss their  motivations and the types of giving programs that they offer. The session will end with a mini resource fair. This event is presented by Nonprofit Central and the Nonprofit Alliance of Monroe County. Please visit to register for this free event.

stagesStages Bloomington Fall Line up of Saturday Classes and Workshops Classes and workshops for children and teens:  Make ‘Em Laugh, Sept. 6-Oct. 11, offers comedy, singing, and dancing skills for children in grades 2-4.   Ace Your Audition, Nov. 8, will help children and teens grades 5-8 prepare for musical theatre auditions. Stage Combat, Leaps and Turns, Nov. 15, an Advanced Artists workshop, is geared to teens grades 7-12 who want to expand their theatre skills.  In addition, KinderStages, creative play-making for youngsters 3 years-1st grade, debuts Saturday December 13.   Registration is now open for all programs.  For more information and to register, visit



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.

Voices Novae Third Walking Tour on the B-Line Trail 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! 

Job and Internship Opportunities

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

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 (

wonderlab volunteerWonderLab Volunteer Training – Sept. 17 Get trained to be a WonderLab volunteer! Museum volunteers encourage visitors of all ages to explore hands-on exhibits and programs. Each year, more than 900 individuals contribute over 15,000 hours to help WonderLab operate. These volunteers include teens, college students, scientists, educators, business people, parents and senior adults. There is no retirement age at WonderLab! Some volunteers bring a wide range of expertise, while others learn new skills on the job. Anyone who believes in the value of hands-on experience is welcome. WonderLab volunteers do not need a background in science as all training is provided. Trainings will be on Sept. 17 from 5:30-7 p.m., Oct. 21 from 3:30-5 p.m., and Nov. 12 from 5:30-7 p.m. Minimum age is 12.   Please contact Jeanne Gunning at (812) 337-1337 ext. 21 or (

Bloomington  Handmade Market Volunteers Needed:

Currently seeking volunteers to help with the 2014 Bloomington Handmade Market. There are myna 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.

Volunteer redVolunteer for the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival

Volunteers make Lotus buzz!  Apply now to join the team of 500+ volunteers needed to bring the 2014 Festival to life from September 18-21.  Shifts are available throughout the Festival weekend, with responsibilities ranging from set-up and tear-down, to admissions, artist hospitality, wristband checking, and more.  Applications received before August 12 receive priority consideration for your preferred shift/assignment.  Find more details and apply online at

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 Available

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Upcoming Calls for Visual and Performing Artists Latino Programs and Outreach Division of Community and Family Resources Department is Looking for Local Artists!  In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month The City of Bloomington is celebrating its ninth annual Fiesta del Otoño. They are looking for local artists that specialize in Latino art, have some interest in Latino art or would like an opportunity to showcase their art pieces to the Latino community of Bloomington.  The medium of art preferred includes: drawings, paintings, textiles, carpentry, performing arts, photography and sculpture. If you would like to participate in Fiesta del Otoño 2014: Latinos in Indiana please contact Araceli Gómez-Aldana at or call (812)349-3860. Event info: Fiesta del Otoño 2014: Latinos in Indiana on September 20, 2014 at Showers Plaza 401 N. Morton St. Bloomington, IN from 10 am- 12 pm.  The City of Bloomington’s Latino Programs and Outreach Division and IU’s Latino Enhancement Cooperative invites you to the 9th annual Fiesta del Otoño. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Fiesta del Otoño will be celebrating Latinos living in Indiana. Fiesta del Otoño will feature diverse entertainment, local artists, cultural awareness, food demonstrations and children activities. If you would like to volunteer for Fiesta del Otoño or for more information please contact Araceli Gómez-Aldana at or call (812)349-3430.

Latino Programs and Outreach Division Looking for Volunteer Artists   In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month The City of Bloomington is celebrating its ninth annual Fiesta del Otoño. They are looking for individuals who are willing to provide entertainment for our Children Activity Station. Children activities include: face paint, balloon artist, caricature artist and children crafts. If you would like to participate in Fiesta del Otoño 2014: Latinos in Indiana please contact Araceli Gómez-Aldana at or call (812)349-3860.

Calling All Local Musicians! Musicians Needed for “Hoosiers Outrun Cancer”   Hoosiers Outrun Cancer organizers are looking for musicians to play along the route to bring an additional element of fun and excitement to the festivities. The event is September 20th and the time for musicians to play along the route is from 10:00AM to 11:15 AM. Since electricity will not be available, louder instruments that can be heard above the crowd would work best. Musicians are free to roam along the route or stay in one place. Musicians interested in contributing to this great cause can contact me at / 812-325-8084.

Fuller Project Call for Submissions 2014 The Fuller Project is a venue with the primary mission of providing emerging contemporary artists with the opportunity to propose, create and present new work. Established in 2002 by Indiana University School of Fine Arts students, The Fuller Project encourages dialogue on art within the university, the community of Bloomington, IN and beyond.


Proposals for the Fall 2014 Semester are due: TODAY Friday, September 5, 2014


Do you have an idea for an installation or show? Does your project fall outside of your current body of work? Is it experimental, collaborative, a bit risky, non-material or require public interaction? An exhibition in The Fuller Project is your chance to try something entirely new!


To be considered for a Fuller show, please submit the following to


  •  An exhibition proposal statement
  •  5-10 images of work
  •  1-page resume
  •  Artist Statement(s)

Cast aluminuymRegistration opens for the 7th annual Cast Aluminum Sculpture Workshop August 30th-31st 10am – 6pm Students OF ALL AGES will learn the basics of displacement casting. Day one students will learn how to stack laminate foam and carve a pattern from it, and how to create a resin bonded sand mold. At the end of the first day the instructors will cast the patterns in aluminum. On day two students will break out their casting and learn techniques of chasing, finishing, and patina. Workshop price: $125.00 10 openings  Click here to register



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.

City Parks Department Accepting Applications for 2014 Art and Fine Craft Fair Vendors The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department invites local and regional artists to apply to participate in the 2014 Holiday Market.   Holiday Market is one of the largest events in Bloomington with thousands attending to buy art and fine crafts created by local artisans as well as locally grown products, all while listening to the music of the season. The TubaSantas fill the Market with holiday spirit, and St. Nick and his reindeer will visit too!   Artists may apply to participate in Holiday Market online. Applications are available at There is a non-refundable, $15 jury fee per application.   To receive full consideration, applications must be received by September 5, 2014 at 5 p.m.   Criteria for selecting artists for Holiday Market include style of work (divided into 10 categories: clay, drawing/painting/photography, fiber arts, glass, jewelry, metalwork/woodwork, natural materials, recycled arts, surface decoration, and personal care); quality of work, price of work, and variety of artists.

Call to Artists and Makers from Gather: Handmade Shoppe and Co 

Gather :Handmade Shoppe & Co: (formerly Gathering :handmade pop-up shop: will be opening a permanent brick and mortar store inside Fountain Square Mall (suite 112) on Aug 30, 2014! Currently accepting submissions for art and craft to be included in the shop. Looking for emerging artists with an indie flair. Apply here:


Also, Gather is accepting submissions for gallery exhibitions for the 2015 season. Submission page 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

MIX at the Museum

Tonight, Friday, September 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thomas T. Solley Atrium & all three permanent collections galleries  If you liked Coffee House Nights, you’re going to love this new series of events! Join us as we kick off the fall semester with art, music, and mingling. View art from different periods and places accompanied by in-gallery musical performances. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and take part in several different art activities.

Noon Talk

Beyond Food Porn: Images and Affect in Politics of Eating

Wednesday, September 10, 12:15 – 1:00 p.m.

Gallery of Western Art, first floor


Presented by Vivian Halloran, Director of the Asian American Studies Program and IU Associate Professor of English.

Special Lecture

Trompe I’Oeil Painting and the Politics of Food

Friday, September 12, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Hope School of Fine Arts, room 102


Presented by Judith Barter, the Art Institute of Chicago’s Field McCormick Chair, Department of American Art 1992 – Present and American Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts to 1955.

New in the Galleries: A Feast for the Eyes: Weston’s Produce Pictures July 1–December 21, 2014 Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor California-based modernist photographer Edward Weston shocked the art world in the 1920s with his close-ups of fruits and vegetables. With his crisp formalism and rich tonal printing, the simplest everyday objects became surprisingly sensual and evocative.

Yoga in the Atrium Saturdays 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. through October 25. Beginner classes are offered on the first and third Saturdays of each month. More advanced classes are held on the second and fourth Saturdays. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mat and water bottle, dress comfortably, and arrive early to grab a spot in the first come, first served classes. Due to the popularity of the program and in order to maintain a peaceful environment, indoor classes will be capped at twenty-three participants. No registration is required. For more IU Art Museum events click here.

IU Cinema Events


“West Side Story” -Tonight,  Friday, September 5 at 7:00pm – Free, but ticketed

Actor George Chakiris is scheduled to be present.

West Side Story highlights the tensions between two rival gangs through a modern-day tragic love story based in “Romeo and Juliet.” It brings to light aspects of race relations in a blue collar NYC neighborhood through an incredible cast, Leonard Bernstein musical score, Stephen Sondheim lyrics, and choreography where the Jets battle the Sharks for territory. The film anticipates major societal shifts in the United States at the cusp of the civil rights movement, in addition to its ground breaking cinematic form.


The Indiana University Cinema is located on the IU Campus at 1213 E. 7th Street. Tickets can be purchased at the IU Auditorium Box Office, which is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. A box office in the Cinema lobby is also open 60 minutes prior to any screening.

Looking for Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations? Click here!


Click here to learn more about arts volunteering and other BEAD opportunities and programs!

September 5, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

Artist of the Week: By Hand Gallery’s 35th Birthday

By Hand bdayBy Hand Gallery will be celebrating its 35 birthday this September . Founded in 1979 by seven area artists, two of whom, Lee Cohn and Suzanne Halvorson, are still members, By Hand is a cooperative venture, artist-owned and operated. Conceived as a showcase for work by professional artists and craftspersons either living in, or associated with, the Bloomington area, the gallery has, over the years, had a varying number of executive members who currently number 11. By Hand also sells textiles, prints, furniture, and other works by around 70 non-member artists. Members are Lee Cohn, Jack and Joey Forney and Marilyn Greenwood jewelers. Ruth Conway,James Halvorson and Walt Schmidt potters. Carolynne Gierny, Suzanne Halvorson and Linda Knudsen fiber artists and Lance and Vicki Munn and Tim Shown woodworkers. And…Mayor Kruzan has declared today By Hand Gallery Day, in recognition of their 35th anniversary! Gallery Show: September 5th – October 1st. Steve Rapp’s ‘Boxes’.  Wooden boxes encrusted with minerals, fossils and artifacts from sea life. Gallery celebration: September 5th. 5 – 8 pm.   By Hand Gallery’s 35th Birthday party. Thirty-five Years of Creativity from By Hand members and  their friends.  Arts and crafts by members and friends of By Hand will be displayed with refreshments and music provided by the younger  generation of By Hand members.

September 5, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

ArtsWork Update

Arts marginsArt In The Margins in Evansville
An exhibit of accomplished artworks by the homeless community,
facilitated by teaching artist and creative activist Julie Struck.
Sept. 16-28 at the Bower-Surheinrich Foundation Gallery.
More about Art in the Margins >

arts workSoaring with Community Art: Elder Heart
A nonprofit based in Nashville, Indiana raises awareness of
veteran suicide through community art projects. Former Green
Beret Magnus Johnson is the group’s founder and president.
More about Elder Heart >
arts for learningIndiana Teaching Artist Institute in Indianapolis Nov. 8
Arts education practitioners will get new tools and resources
to further their work, while connecting with a vibrant, collaborative
community of peers. Register by Sept. 30 for the early-bird rate.
More about Teaching Institute >
Axis danceOpportunity Spotlight: Axis Dance Video Mix Tape
Love to dance? Axis Dance Company, a pioneer in physically
integrated dance, seeks submissions for its first-ever community
video compilation.
More about Dance Mix Tape >


Sponsoring Organizations
The ArtsWORK Indiana website has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts,
the National Arts and Disability Center at the University of California Los Angeles,
the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IIDC), and the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC).
The IAC, IIDC, and  VSA Indiana are ArtsWORK Indiana’s statewide partner organizations.


September 5, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

Sculpture trails: Upcoming Schedule of Events

We have restructured our Weekend Workshops! You can now sign up for a Saturday or Sunday and its 50% off the original price! Our Weekend Workshops are designed just for you. All ages and experience levels are welcome to sign up.

This Weekend Hand-Built Ceramics Workshop $70

Sept 6th or 7th 10pm – 6pm
Students will learn the basics of hand building; coils, slabs, additive, and subtractive for functional and sculptural forms.  Once the work is dried instructors will demonstrate various surfacing techniques and work will be fired in a downdraft barrel firing.


October Photography Workshop  $37.50
11th or 12th

This workshop is designed to teach the basics of digital outdoor photography.  Students will learn how to look for good light, composition, exposure, and depth of field. The workshops will begin in the morning and students will photograph through changing light conditions throughout the day.  At the end of each day student’s will dump images and learn how to edit them with the instructor.


October Metal Sculpture Basics Workshop $75
18th or 19th

In this workshops students will learn the basic tools and techniques of metal sculpture.  Instructors will demonstrate cutting, bending, hammering, grinding, sanding, welding, and fastening. Participants will apply these techniques to create their own small metal sculpture.  Raw materials will be provided
SIGN UP FOR Saturday the THE 18th

Yes! You can pay with a check.

Make Payable to:
Sculpture Trails
Mail checks to:
6764 N Tree Farm Road Solsberry IN 47459

Gerard Masse
sculpture trails


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