Blueline Gallery and Co-Op
Photographs from Alen Simic: Love and War in Sarajevo.
New sculpture from Bloomington artist James Campbell.
Pictura Gallery: Eric Rudd – Little 500 First Friday!
Eric Rudd received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1987 and began a twenty year career as a music engineer and producer. He now works full-time as a wedding, family and commercial photographer. His photos have appeared on national wedding blogs including Style Me Pretty, Grey Likes Weddings, and Fête. His commercial work includes assignments for Indiana University, the health care industry, as well as national print publications. He is a hybrid photographer shooting a blend of Kodak medium format film and digital. Eric lives in Bloomington with his wife, Susan, and 8 year old son, Charlie.
Indiana Heritage Quilt Show- this weekend!
Held at the Bloomington Convention Center, this annual quilting extravaganza will include over 200 quilts from around the country competing in several categories for a share of over $12,000 in cash and prizes. In addition to the competitive show, the event also features three full days of quilting workshops for all skill levels, taught by nationally-recognized quilting experts, dozens of vendor booths where you’ll find unique fabrics and other quilting notions and more! Special Exhibits. This year’s show features a special exhibition from artist Nysha Oren Nelson, who will also be on site as an “artist in residence,” providing demonstrations of his techniques and answering questions throughout the show. There will also be a number of additional quilt related exhibitions around town, with free shuttle transportation provided on Friday and Saturday only, from 11 am to 4 pm. 9 – 6 p.m. Thu – Fri. 9 – 5 Saturday. Tickets available at the door.
Call for Events for Visit Bloomington Calendar – DEADLINE, FRIDAY, MARCH 7
Visit Bloomington will be building their second quarter kiosk calendar (covering April, May & June) very soon. If you would like your spring event to be considered for the kiosks, please submit them to our online calendar by Friday, March 7. As a reminder, the kiosk calendars have limited space so we can only feature a selection of special events (shows, concerts, presentations, activities, etc). However, having them on the online calendar will also allow us to promote them on our website, social media sites and other places. If you have photos or images to go with your event, please send it to via email to me. If you have questions, please feel free to call or email me. This email has been sent to all of our active partners, so the calendar may not apply to your business or organization. However everyone is welcome to submit deals for our special offers page. You can upload those through the partner extranet site or email the details to Julie directly.
Downtown Bloomington Awards
Creative Indiana’s IDEAS Network
Monday, March 10, 2014 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at the Monroe County Public Library Room 1C
Join in a brainstorm to take IDEAS Network from now to WOW! Help identify more non-profits who might want to take advantage of this free assistance and to entice more creative thinkers to join in this effort! IDEAS Network is a fun way to join in building collaborative efforts with individuals or organizations by Initiating, Developing, Evaluating, Activating or Sustaining ideas. Participants are encouraged to meet and network with other creativity seekers and innovation enthusiasts while discovering ways to unlock their own creativity. The IDEAS Network builds an understanding and expertise in creative thinking and process. All are welcome to attend, especially curious, enthusiastic, and community-oriented thinkers! Free & open to the public; Refreshments served!
Free Chamber Music Series!
Student chamber ensembles studying with the Pacifica Quartet—the quartet-in-residence at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music—will continue their series of free, off-campus chamber music concerts in Bloomington. The first concert of the spring 2014 semester takes place on Monday, March 10 at 7 p.m. at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center. See the complete schedule below. Initiated one year ago by the Pacifica Quartet to offer more performance opportunities for the student chamber ensembles they coach, select ensembles will perform in a variety of unique venues outside of the Jacobs School walls including the Wylie House Museum, Rachael’s Café (Classical Revolution), Meadowood Retirement Community, and the Miller Gallery of the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center. Several groups coached by and formed under the guidance of the Pacifica Quartet are already emerging as success stories. The Wasmuth Quartet, formed just one year ago at the Jacobs School, was one of ten string quartets recently invited to participate in the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Japan and will travel there—with their expenses covered by the competition—in May 2014 to compete. The Wasmuth Quartet also won the silver medal at the 2013 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, made their Chicago debut in the Music in the Loft series in January 2014, and in 2013 made debut performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and the Beethoven Haus in Bonn, Germany.The Wasmuth Quartet also holds a residency in Danville, IL organized by the Pacifica Quartet and Jacobs School and supported by Danville residents Lou and Sybil Mervis in which they coach Danville music students at the elementary, middle, and high school level and also present concerts for Danville residents.
WHAT: “Chamber Music Mondays” at the Miller Gallery
WHEN: 7 p.m. March 10 and May 5
WHERE: Ivy Tech Waldron Arts Center/Miller Gallery, 122 S. Walnut Street, Bloomington, Ind.
WHAT: “Saturday Afternoon String Quartets” at the Wylie House Museum
WHEN: 3 p.m. April 19, 26, and May 3
WHERE: Wylie House Museum, 307 E. Second Street, Bloomington, Ind.
WHAT: Classical Revolution
WHEN: 4 – 7 p.m. March and April dates TBA
WHERE: Rachael’s Café, 300 E. Third Street, Bloomington, Ind.
City of Bloomington Arts Commission Hosts Workshop for Arts Project Grant Program
Arts Commission will hold a drop-in workshop for potential applicants to its Arts Project Grant Program on Wednesday, March 12 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the McCloskey Conference Room in City Hall, 401 N. Morton St. Potential applicants are invited to bring applications in progress for review and feedback by Commission members. The drop-in workshop is first-come, first-served and will conclude at 5 p.m. Deadline for applications is April 1 at 5 p.m.There will only be one grant round in 2014. Guidelines and application are available on the Commission’s page here. Submitted grant applications will be reviewed during the Commission’s April meeting scheduled for April 9 at 4 p.m., also in the McCloskey Room of City Hall. The public is invited to attend and observe.
BPP Mini Play Writing Contest Winners
Bloomington Playwrights Project is delighted to announce the winners of the 2014 MiniPlay writing contest. Contestants submitted short plays based around the theme “In the Living Room”. The three winning plays will be performed at BPP on April 13 by students enrolled in the MiniPlay acting camp.
The winners are: “Aliens in the Living Room” by Hunter Latiolais, Grade 4, Mrs. Darby’s class at University Elementary; “The Living Living Room” by Anabelle Thomassen, Grade 6, Miss Cerwinske’s class at University Elementary; “There’s No Such Thing as a Coincidence” by Helen Christ, Grade 6, Miss Cerwinske’s class at University Elementary The runners-up for 2014 are: “Because of a Lollipop” by Kunga Lhamo, Grade 6, Mrs. Davis’s class at University Elementary; “Dog Bone Beach” by Meg Shepard, Grade 4, Mrs. Loudermilk’s class at University Elementary; “The Embarassing Living Room” by Ashton Lisby and Lexi Dryden, Grade 6, Mrs. Mungle’s class at Lakeview Elementary; “The Haunted Living Room” by Avery S. and Katie Reeves, Grade 4, Ms. Weatherbee’s class at Binford Elementary; “The Trashed Living Room” by Alex K. and Sam R., Grade 6, Mrs. Baker’s class at Lakeview Elementary.
“Portraits of Trees” on Exhibit in City Hall through March
The dimensional wall hangings of textile artist Martina Celerin’s exhibit “Portraits of Trees” are the March exhibit in the Atrium of City Hall. More here.
Explore Art and Technology of Live Theater and Television this Friday and Saturday at WonderLab
Enjoy a family musical, meet favorite PBS characters, and explore the behind-the-scenes technology of theater and television this weekend at the WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology
University Players, a student-run theater organization at Indiana University, will present the family musical “Miss Nelson is Missing,” based on the classic children’s book by Harry Allard and James Marshall, during First Friday Evening (March 7) when WonderLab is open extended hours from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with half-price admission in effect. The 45-minute theatrical performance begins at 6:30 p.m. and is included with museum admission. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Members of the cast will take questions from the audience after the performance. Multiple activity stations will provide ongoing hands-on exploration of costume design, set design, theater lighting, and more throughout the evening. A small-plate meal, freshly prepared by Bloomingfoods, will be available to buy in the WonderLab café. On Saturday, March 8, the focus changes to electronic entertainment during TV Technology with WTIU. The experts and well-known personalities of WTIU, PBS from Indiana University, will be at WonderLab from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. with hands-on television production experiences. Visitors will get to write a script and use a teleprompter, deliver news and weather in front of a green screen as it shows different background images, observe a professional television make-up demonstration, mix and listen to their own recordings, and meet favorite PBS characters Super Why and Princess Presto. Activities are included with admission. More on the weekend including event sponsors here.
WonderLab’s WonderCamp Public Registration Begins March 10
WonderCamp registration opens to the general public on Monday, March 10, following a priority registration week for WonderLab Museum members. The Bloomington science enrichment day camp is offered during four different weeks of the summer at University Elementary School (Monday - Thursday) and at WonderLab (Friday). WonderCamp’s primary purpose is to give children exciting experiences with the process of scientific inquiry, as well as basic science content, in an informal setting. This year, thanks to a generous $15,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation, there will be a greater number of technology-focused camps using specialized equipment, new camps using multidisciplinary space science curricula from NASA, and visits from many professionals who reflect the diversity of people with exciting careers in science. Also new this year is an extended day childcare option before and after camp. Full and partial scholarships are available for eligible families. Details about WonderCamp and registration and scholarship forms are available online at wonderlab.org and in print at the museum’s welcome desk.
Workshop: Makers Gotta Make – How to Sell What you Make
Thursday, March 27th at 7:00 Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center Room 201
Reserve your seat by contacting Meghan Turner at (812)-330-6261
Description: In this workshop we will briefly discuss a wide variety of ways in which artists and makers can sell their work to the public and to the trade. We will cover the basics of setting up and tweaking your online marketplace on Etsy.
From there we’ll discuss the utilization of self promotion and social media in your business. Along with that we will briefly cover the do’s and don’t of art and craft shows and touch upon the importance of trade shows and your arts business.
A large part of the workshop will be a question and answer at the end. Presented by Talia Halliday founder of The Gathering.
Gathering needs your help!
They are hosting a silent auction in early May in conjunction with an arts event where they’ll be hosting a variety of performance art as well as a silent art and craft auction to benefit the permanent brick and mortar store. They need donations to the silent art auction. Do you support handmade? Do you support having an indie handmade shop in town to represent artists? Then please consider donating a piece of your art or handmade craft to be auctioned off at the event. Art and Handmade Craft donations can be dropped off in the Conduit Press Studio located inside the I Fell Building at 415 W. 4th Street (back wall on the right) Monday – Friday from 1-3pm through April 28th. Submit here!
Arts Alliance hosts Visual Arts Information Exchange
Each month the Visual Artists of the AAGB are hosting an Information Exchange with experts in the field covering topics that range from selling online to getting your art into galleries. Hosted at The Venue downtown, these informal meetings are full of useful information for artists of all calibers.
Letter Writing Social
Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 1:00 pm –4:00 pm at the Monroe County Public Library
Take a break from the fast-paced environment of e-mail, status updates, and tweets to (re)discover the lost art of the written letter. Craft a letter by hand or with a typewriter and create personalized envelopes while listening to guest speakers. Light refreshments and all materials are provided, including stamps. Just bring your address book. Families welcome. All ages. Drop in, no registration required. Contact:Chris Hosler firstname.lastname@example.org 812-349-3210
Coming Up Soon: BPP presents Mad Gravity
By William Missouri Downs| April 4-5, 10-12, 17-19, 2014 at 7:30pm
Winner of the Reva Shiner Comedy Award! Archie and Eudora have built a live studio audience in their living room. Being constantly observed helps them to lead an honest and honorable life. But things get awkward when some important visitors get a massive case of stage fright. Then, when it’s announced that an asteroid may be heading cataclysmically towards the Earth, all social order breaks down and the honest and honorable life takes a backseat to a frenzied, panicked mayhem. Also, in Act II, you will learn the meaning of life. 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
.2014 Lotus Blossoms Educational Outreach Presented by the Raymond Foundation
Free Public Events in March • Lotus Blossoms
Monday, March 24: Genticorum at the Monroe County Public Library Auditorium (303 E. Kirkwood)
7p.m.(doors open at 6:30pm) – Open seating; venue capacity is 144
Workshop on traditional Quebecois music, song, foot-percussion
Genticorum (pronounced ZHUN-tih-COR-um) performs the vibrant traditional music of Quebec, in Canada: non-stop dance rhythms, hearty call-and-response singing, foot percussion, and intense playing. The trio – Pascal Gemme, Alexandre de Grosboisgarand, and Yann Falquet – all grew up playing music learned from elders in the tradition, and they have been performing together for thirteen years. Genticorum performs both traditional and original compositions, using fiddle and flute, guitar, electric bass, and rich vocals. Genticorum performed at the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival in 2010. Video
Saturday, March 29 at Binford Elementary School gym Family Day at the World Bazaar
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
A free multicultural arts-and-education event for kids and parents. Volunteers from the Bloomington community (and around the world) present arts, music, language, and international crafts that let kids get their hands on the world. Appropriate for all ages, but especially fun for kids K-6th grade.
Activity stations include: musical gourds; drums, didjeridoos, and other instruments from around the world; block printing; crafts from the Mathers Museum of World Cultures; bookmark-making with the Monroe County Public Library; calligraphy, games, yurt-building, and other activities from Indiana University outreach centers, and lots more.
With performances by the IU International Vocal Ensemble (11:15 – 11:45), Ritmos Latinos Indiana (12:30 – 12:45), Professor Jolioni’s Medicine Show (12:50 – 1:15), and Hudsucker Posse Hoopers (1:30 – 2:00).
Cardinal Stage Company Red Feather Gala!
Honorary Chairs Karen Howe Fernandez & John Fernandez
Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 6:00 PM at the Presidents Hall at Franklin Hall (601 E. Kirkwood Ave.)
Award Presenters include: Glenda Ritz: Indiana Superintendent of Public Education; Mark Kruzan: Mayor of Bloomington
Black Tie Optional & Cocktails and Silent Auction. Dinner provided by: One World Catering and Live auction by Jimmy Dean Coffey
Dance to the music of Janiece Jaffe. Dinner – $95 per person ($65 is tax deductible) Purchase tickets here!
Everyone who knows Bloomington, loves Bloomington!
Click on the photo above, featuring family fun in Bloomington, then complete the form to enter to win a fun B-town prize pack. Share this sweepstakes, and your #btownlove of family fun, with your friends via Facebook or Twitter for even more chances to win. One lucky winner will receive an overnight stay at the Hilton Garden Inn, admission for four to WonderLab, a copy of the popular kids’ book The Fish on the Dome, a Downtown Bloomington, Inc. gift certificate, Bloomington t-shirt and a tasty treat from Inga’s Popcorn. We love it and we think you will too!
Jewish Theatre of Bloomington
The Jewish Theatre of Bloomington has opportunities for experienced production staff: Technical Director, Stage Manager, Lighting Designer for May, 2014 production. All are paid positions. Rehearsal space also needed April 21 – May 18, 2014. Please contact Audrey, email@example.com
IU Art Museum Volunteers Needed
The IU Art Museum is currently seeking volunteers for summer events. Volunteers are needed to assist guests during several events in June and July. Additional help is also needed to distribute promotional materials during the months of May and June. For more information, please contact Ann Fields at 856-3138 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
WTIU Fund Drive Phone Volunteers - Mar. 1-18
It’s fund drive time at WTIU from March 1-18 and phone volunteers play a critical role! Weekday shifts are from about 8-11 p.m. Weekend time slots vary, but are generally between noon and 11:30 p.m. All training, materials and a parking permit will be provided. Shifts are given on a first come-first served basis. Minimum age is 15. Please contact Laura Grannan at (812) 855-6114 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (indianapublicmedia.org)
Artist and Creative Spaces Available
View all CFC Properties at www.cfcproperties.com
Upcoming Calls for Visual and Performing Artists
Call for Makers Makevention is a celebration of the do-it-yourself spirit with loads of local and regional makers sharing their love for making. Makevention is all about makers including tech enthusiasts, artists, educators, crafters, hobbyists, and tinkerers all who have a love of making. . Makevention 2014 will be held August 30, 2014 at the Convention Center in Bloomington, Indiana. Organizers are currently taking exhibitor applications for this year’s event. Go to our Call for Makers page to reserve your space today. If you are interested in exhibiting at Makevention, please put in an application. If you have any questions, contact us at email@example.com.
Interested in who exhibits at Makevention? Check out the exhibitor list from 2013:
- The FOOLS Locking Picking Village
- FIRST Robotics Competition
- The Art of Soap Making with the Soapy Soap Company
- Local Amateur Radio Clubs
- Patricia’s Wellness Arts Cafe & Quilter’s Comfort Teas
- Mini Maker Projects with the WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology
- Ohmmygolly Press
- Discardia, a project of the Center for Sustainable Living
- AndyMark, Inc.
- E-textiles Sewing the Way! with Indiana University Creativity Labs
- Cogbots‘ Gear Lab
- Robotic Drawing Collective
- Creative Indiana
- Terre Haute Hackerspace
- Knit and Crochet with Bloomington B’s
- Boy Scouts of America’s Pinewood Derby Track – bring your cars!
- Blue Door Red Gate
- Homegrown Handies
- Bloomington Battle Games
- Places and Spaces: Maps of Science
Call for Submissions: WonderLab Museum
The WonderLab Museum announces a call for submissions to “Nano Art”, an exhibition of images focusing on nanoscience, which will be on display from June 3 – September 7, 2014. We request submission of compelling and aesthetically appealing images that show biological or physical structures or processes that are at the nano- or micro- size scale. “Nano Art” will be part of WonderLab’s summer 2014 science exhibition called “Nano: Small Science, Big Fun!” Approximately 25,000 museum visitors will view the Nano Art Exhibition, and experience the observational power of light and electron microscopy and other technologies to produce images that help us see the world in a whole new way. WonderLab’s hands-on, science-focused environment offers a surprising alternative to traditional settings for formal art exhibitions, adding vitality to local art opportunities. This project is supported by grants from the Bloomington Arts Commission and Ivy Tech-Bloomington, the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.
WonderLab invites you to submit images for juried review to the “Nano Art” exhibition. Images will be reviewed by a panel consisting of a local artist, a research scientist and a WonderLab staff member. Guidelines for submission are as follows:
They request submission of compelling and aesthetically appealing images that show biological or physical structures or processes that are at the nano- or micro- size scale.
• Submit low-resolution images (less than 2 MB) as a jpeg file for review. They will request higher resolution files for selected images.
• All submitted images must be your own work.
• For each image submitted, provide a title/label and brief (75 word maximum) description.
• For each image submitted, include a scale bar.
• Include a 50-word biographical sketch of the submitting artist/researcher.
• There is no limit to the number of images that may be submitted.
• WonderLab will provide printing, framing and hanging of the selected images. Final print size will be approximately 12 x 16 in.
• Submitters of winning images will be asked to sign a release for WonderLab to display the images from June 3 – September 7, 2014 at the WonderLab Museum and on the museum’s website (www.wonderlab.org). After the exhibition, images will be archived in WonderLab’s collection.
• Submitters of winning images will receive a Certificate of Exhibition Award and will be invited to an award reception at the WonderLab Museum.
• WonderLab is an equal opportunity employer and will consider submissions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status,
disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, number of dependents, or any other legally protected status.
Directions for Submission:
• Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Mark your file “Nano Art Submission” in the subject line.
• Deadline: Monday, March 31, 2014
• Questions? Contact Karen Jepson-Innes at email@example.com or 812.337.1337 x17
Call for Participation: Creative Aging Festival
The City of Bloomington Commission on Aging and the Center on Aging and Community invite you to participate in a city wide celebration – the Creative Aging Festival – honoring our elders and their creative contributions to our community! This celebration is in recognition of May as Older Americans Month. The easiest way to participate is to simply identify the creative elders around you and then publicly recognize them in some way anytime during the month of May. I
Creative Aging Festival Program Guide
The Commission on Aging will post an online program guide, promoted on the City of Bloomington and partnering agencies’ web sites that will feature creative aging events and exhibits. Additionally, a printed program guide will be distributed to arts and aging venues throughout the county and state. To have an event promoted through the web site’s online program guide, please fill out an event listing application form Creative Aging Festival Online Event Submission Form and submit it no later than March 1st, 2014. Early submissions will be given priority consideration to be included in the printed program guide as well. (Space is limited, so inclusion in the printed program guide cannot be guaranteed.) Events that do not meet the guidelines and/or spirit of the Creative Aging Festival will not be included.
New Belgium Brewing’s Clips Beer & Film Tour Seeks Submissions for 2014 Season
New Belgium Brewing is now accepting film submissions for its 2014 Clips Beer & Film Tour. Selected films will be viewed in 21 cities across the U.S., starting in May. Clips Beer & Film Tour is a unique film festival where guests sit under the stars, enjoy New Belgium beers, and watch a composition of original films, while simultaneously raising money for local nonprofits. The selected filmmakers will receive a trophy-worthy beer in a custom screen-printed bottle made exclusively for the winning submissions. In addition, they will receive a limited edition, hand-forged Clips belt buckle. Film submissions can range from 10 seconds to five minutes on any or all of these topics: craft beer, advocacy/activism, humor, culture, adventure, art, and fun. New Belgium is accepting submissions through April 1st at http://www.newbelgium.com/Events/clips-beer-and-film/submit-your-film.aspx and selects approximately 20 films each season. Filmmakers must be at least 21 years old and must secure rights for all elements included in the film. The 2014 schedule will be announced soon.For the latest information on Clips, go to http://www.newbelgium.com/Events/clips-beer-and-film.aspx. For more information on New Belgium Brewing, visit www.newbelgium.com.
Arts Fair on the Square Call to Artists!
Join the best one-day art fair in the Midwest on June 21st, Arts Fair on the Square! We might be hip. We’re definitely fun. We do everything we can to make you happy! We want your work in our town because Bloomington needs you! A city committed to the arts, Bloomington boasts a richly diverse and educated community in the beautiful Midwest landscape of Southern Indiana. Arts Fair on the Square takes place on June 21, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the picturesque grounds surrounding the Monroe County Courthouse in the heart of downtown Bloomington. The Bloomington Playwrights Project invites YOU to participate in the 34th Annual Arts Fair on the Square. This juried art show features 80 regional and national artists and craftspeople. Apply now and join us for the fun! Click here for more info!
IU Art Museum Events
Special Exhibitions: Faculty Artists from IU’s Hope School of Fine ArtsFinal Week
Continuing through March 9, 2014
Special Exhibitions Gallery and Judi and Milt Stewart Hexagon Gallery, first floor
Featuring forty current and emeriti faculty artists, this exhibition offers a survey of recent works in a wide range of media, including ceramics, digital art, graphic design, painting, sculpture, metals, photography, printmaking, and textiles.
Celebrating Youth Art Month: Monroe County Community School Corporation Exhibition
March 1–March 31, 2013 in the Thomas T. Solley Atrium, second floor
Featuring works of art by K–6 Monroe County students, selected and submitted by area art teachers.
IU Cinema Events
Magnificent Obsession (1954) - Saturday, March 8 at 3pm - Free, but ticketed
Douglas Sirk’s first Technicolor tearjerker with Universal also marked the beginning of the legendary stardom of Rock Hudson. When playboy millionaire Bob Merrick (Hudson) causes a series of accidents that leave socialite Helen Phillips (Jane Wyman) widowed and blind, he vows to right his wrongs by paying his fortune forward, going to medical school and curing Helen’s blindness. Shot in lurid color and lushly scored by longtime Sirk collaborator Frank Skinner, the film features a leading couple for the ages. (2K DCP presentation)
Double Exposure 2014 - Sunday, March 9 at 6:30pm - Free, but ticketed
Double Exposure is an experimental program between composition students from the Jacobs School of Music and film students from IU.The Indiana University Student Composers Association, Jacobs School of Music, Department of Communication and Culture, and IU Cinema present a program of original student work. These collaborative projects—films and music—will be presented with a live ensemble. Each film with its score will be receiving a Premiere presentation.
News from the Field
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On March 7 and 8, Stone Belt, in partnership with the Bloomington Playwrights Project, will present “I AM YOU,” the fourth in a monologue series written and performed by individuals with disabilities. This year the stories will focus on home including themes of love, friendship, conflict, family, and hope. And for the first time, Act 2 will feature Stone Belt’s inclusive Playback Troupe. A few audience members will have a chance to tell a short story and have their story “played back.” Stone Belt has the only inclusive playback troupe in the United States which was developed and directed by Michelle Yadon. Be part of this innovative and exciting performance and get your tickets today at the Buskirk Chumley Box Office. Tickets $15
On Tuesday, March 11, beginning at 5:30pm, The Venue will host a presentation by Beth Ciaravolo, to aid our understanding of recent events in the Ukraine, their import for us and the world.
Beth Ciaravolo is a Ph.D. student and Graduate Instructor at Indiana University in the field of Political Geography, in which she has earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Cincinnati. She studies and teaches the politics, language, and identity of the Ukraine. Beth is a Fulbright Scholar who spent the 2012-2013 traveling extensively within Ukraine. She provides comments on Ukraine’s sociopolitical situation to the media and in multiple classrooms at IU. From her informed perspective Beth will help us make sense of this complex, important, and dangerous situation, and help us understand what is in our best interests.
Light refreshments will be provided, and free parking in available in the lot on the corner of 4th and Grant, after 5:15. Our complete selection of fine art and gifts will also be on display and available for purchase. Join us.
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
On Friday, March 7th, beginning at 6:00pm. The Venue Fine Art & Gifts will host an Opening and Reception with renowned Brown County Artist Charlene Marsh, and her newest oil painting images of Brown County forest scenes of Spring. Charlene hikes daily, paints and easel in tow, and completes a plein air woodland scene, all in one session. Her paintings reflect the depth of feeling and intimacy that she gains from living with the forest throughout the seasons of the year. As the land and forest are vivid and ever changing, so are her fresh and engaging paintings.
Charlene will be present and light refreshments will be served. Free parking is available in the lot at 4th and Grant, after 5:30. Our complete selection of fine art and hand-made gifts will also be on display and available for purchase. Join Us. This show will run at The Venue through March 2oth.
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
Sean Patrick Gray’s Ceramics in Fort Wayne Show
Clay works by the Indianapolis artist are featured in
“Expressions: Artists and Autism.” At the new gallery Artworks the Galleria of
Fine Art until March 8th.
More about Expressionsshow >
Shorts from the Sprout Film Festival
The I.U. Cinema in Bloomington is hosting a program of
short films and video by and about people with intellectual/
development disabilities. Tuesday, March 4th at 7 pm.
more about SproutShorts >
Call for Artists on the Autism Spectrum: “Hidden
Talents” Art Expo
The “Hidden Talents” Art Expo in Indianapolis will showcase the art
of individuals on the autism spectrum from all over the state, in a
variety of media. Sponsored by HANDS in Autism.
more about HiddenTalents Expo >
more about Arc Artisans Show >
Arts Place has been working with rural arts enthusiasts from around the country over the past several years to organize a conference that will provide both high quality and technical assistance and first-rate networking opportuniries. The conference is designed for rural and small communities of 25,000 or less. The Beautiy in Small Places II conference will be a great benfit to community leaders in the arts, tourism, local government, and economic development. For more infomration abiut hte conference, please visit www.artsland.org.
On Tuesday, March 4th, coincident with her showing, The Venue Fine Art & Gifts will host a talk by Artist, Juliet Shapiro. As manifested by her paintings on the walls, Juliet will describe the creative processes she utilizes in moving her experiences, thoughts, observations and emotions from the ethereal to the concrete.What does a bad day in Juliet’s life look like? Find out on Tuesday eve at The Venue.
Our fine selection of paintings, jewelry, ceramics, and artistic gifts, will also be on display for purchase. Light refreshments will be served. Free parking is available in the lot at 4th and Grant streets. Join Us!