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Artist of the Week: Craig Brenner

June 18, 2015 / ivytechartspartner

Events at the Venue

“Life in the Hoosier Hills” Don Geyra at The Venue

This Friday, June 19th, beginning at 6:00p.m., The Venue Fine Art & Gifts will host a Reception for Artist Don Geyra, and his most recent collection of Paintings, entitled “Life in the Hoosier Hills”.

Don earned his undergraduate degree at Colgate, and his Masters in Fine Art at Indiana University. He then established himself as a scenic artist, in New York City. For the next three decades Don painted for virtually every significant Broadway Show, TV Show, and Movie produced in New York City.

Fortunately for us, Don decided to return to Bloomington. and continues to expand and explore his artistic talents. A Harley rider, Don travels the remote hills and valleys of southern Indiana and has painted, for The Venue, a whole new series of works depicting his view of “Life in the Hoosier Hills”. Realistic, but not bound by reality, these scenes, as depicted by Don, are truly original and refreshing.

Refreshments will be served by The Venue, and our fine selection of paintings, jewelry, ceramics, and artistic gifts will be on display for purchase.

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

This show will run at The Venue until July 3rd.


“Transsexuality in Focus”, a presentation by Dr.Lesa Lorenzen Huber.

On Tuesday, June 23rd, beginning at 5:30pm, The Venue will host an encore presentation by Dr. Lesa Lorenzen Huber, “Trans sexuality in Focus”.

Dr. Huber is an associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Education at Indiana University. She has been recognized for her teaching, research, and presentation skills and is an acknowledged expert in Lifespan Development and Gerontology.

In her presentation Dr. Huber will, based upon current information and the latest research, dispel some of the most prominent myths and misinformation about Transsexuality. The presentation will include a video; will be adult, informative, interactive, and appropriately optimistic.

Refreshments will be provided by The Venue, and our fine selection of paintings, jewelry, ceramics, and artistic gifts will be on display for purchase.  You can visit the following link for free parking options near The Venue:

Join us and learn.


Contact for Gallery: Gabriel Colman, David Colman

Contact information:

Telephone                  812-339-4200


Gallery Address:        114 S. Grant, Bloomington Indiana 47408

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

Gallery Telephone:      812-339-4200


June 18, 2015 / ivytechartspartner

Partake Brown County: A Fine Pairing of Art and Wine

“Behold A Beaded Bracelet”

June 27
Elizabeth Parrock – Instructor | Behold A Beaded Bracelet

Elizabeth Parrock – Jewelry Designer
Designing and making jewelry that uses natural floral motifs and my own color palette has combined my formal education, passions and personal and family history.  My formal education is a Bachelor of Arts from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI where I studied watercolor and ceramics.  My watercolors have evolved into beads and my ceramic skills now involve hand building skills and a much downsized kiln.  I have also studied horticulture and floral design at a community college as I am an avid gardener.

I love jewelry and once I was introduced to bead work I was entranced by their color and the ability to make a piece the way I envisioned.  Through selling my wares at local stores and galleries I started teaching my designs at a bead store.  At the bead store I was introduced to Precious Metal Clay.  I became certified in Precious Metal Clay by Linda Berstein in February 2006 and cross certified in Art Clay in 2008.  Returning to creating with clay feels natural to me and combining the silver clay with beads in jewelry has combined my past and present.

We will be making a strung bracelet with a sterling silver lobster clasp or a memory wire bracelet.  The beads will be glass. I look forward to working with you and seeing your creations during my workshop: Behold A Beaded Bracelet.  The last two events sold out, so please register online early to reserve your spot.

June 27 | 3-5 pm | $40
Behold A Beaded Bracelet
Chateau Thomas Winery

Buy Tickets Online – limited availability Last month’s class sold out….

Partake is a new event designed to let your creativity soar each month by creating your own artwork guided by local contemporary artists while enjoying wine and good company.

Each art workshop includes: a beverage of your choice, all art materials, individual instruction and light refreshments. Workshops are suitable for beginners! Participate and Partake….Bring a friend!
June 13 & 14 | 5 Films & 2 Workshops






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June 18, 2015 / ivytechartspartner

Arts Commission to meet in Indianapolis

(Indianapolis, Indiana) – The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today that the next quarterly business meeting of the Indiana Arts Commission will be Friday, June 19, 2015. The 15 commissioners, representing all regions of the state ( will meet at 9:00 a.m. (EDT) at the Indiana Government Center South, Room 17, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Among items for action will be review and recommendations for funding of Fiscal Year 2016 grants, the Fiscal Year 2016 agency budget, and election of officers.

Commissioners will also receive updates on the agency’s Bicentennial programs, the 2015 Governor’s Arts Awards, and the Strategic Plan.

All meetings of the Commission are open to the public. Those wishing to make formal comment 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.

June 18, 2015 / ivytechartspartner

Arts Village Cinefest Film Festival Saturday & Sunday, June 13 & 14

Join us for an extraordinary film festival weekend featuring

5 films about arts and artists, 2 workshops and an after-party gala.

Cost of workshops are included in the VIP or Weekend Pass. VIP pass also includes the After Party Gala and a gift bag stuffed full of locally handmade items and gift certificates.


Saturday, June 13 Film schedule | Brown County Playhouse

Hands of Eros – 11 am | Rivers and Tides – 1 pm | Herb and Dorothy – 3 pm | Mr. Turner – 7 pm

After party gala – Brown County Art Guild, next door to the Playhouse – 9:30 pm

Workshop | Salt Creek Trail behind the Brown County Inn

Nature | Art | Nature by Pamela Keech and Martha Sechler – 2 pm


Sunday, June 14 Brown County History Center

Film | Between The Folds – 1 pm

Workshop | Incredible Origami by Jiangmei Wu – 2 pm


$65 VIP Pass | $45 Weekend Pass

$10 | Each Film Individually  








‘Hands of Eros’ a short documentary, illuminates the sensuous and private world of Milton Hebald, master sculptor, whose hands have molded the human spirit from terracotta into bronze for over eighty years. This film reveals the private thoughts and skills of a man who, even at 94, enlivens his sculptures with beauty and innate eroticism.


This non-linear short documentary maintains an historical thread, interweaving nearly a century of experiences and the unquenchable creative appetite of this bold artist. Milton Hebald, master sculptor – his hands are ‘The Hands of Eros’. Written by Linda Carfagno, director. 35 minutes


The documentary will be followed with a brief talk by Pamela Keech, a local gallery owner and Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, who is familiar with Hebald’s life and work.

Saturday, June 13 | Brown County Playhouse – $10 | Buy tickets now…




A film with Andy Goldsworthy, directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer. Winner of 8 Awards!


Landscape sculptor Andy Goldsworthy is renowned throughout the world for his work in ice, stone, leaves, and wood. His own remarkable still photographs are Goldsworthy’s way of talking about his often ephemeral works, of fixing them in time. Now with this deeply moving film, shot in four countries and across four seasons, and the first major film he has allowed to be made, the elusive element of time adheres to his sculpture. 90 minutes

Saturday, June 13 | Brown County Playhouse – $10 | Buy tickets now…





Winner of 6 Awards – this documentary film takes a close look at the historical gift project by the legendary art collector couple, Herbert and Dorothy Vogel, and its impact on art communities around America.


Herbert and Dorothy Vogel, a former postal clerk and a librarian, built a world-class collection of Minimal and Conceptual Art with their modest salaries. Over 2000 works were packed into their small NYC apartment, but they never sold a piece for profit. In 1992, they decided to transfer the entire collection to the National Gallery of Art, making headlines worldwide. Directed by Megumi Sasaki. Starring Paula Antebi, Will Barnet, Robert Barry and Lynda Benglis. 87 minutes

Saturday, June 13 | Brown County Playhouse – $10 | Buy tickets now…





Directed and written by Mike Leigh, this biographical drama film was nominated for 4 Oscars and BAFTA Awards 2015 – Winner of 2 Cannes Film Festival Awards 2014.


This film explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty. Starring Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey, Lesley Manville and Martin Savage. Rated R – 150 minutes

Saturday, June 13 | Brown County Playhouse – $10 | Buy tickets now…

After Party Gala | Brown County Art Guild | Next door to the Playhouse after the film





The Science of Art. The Art of Science – Winner of 3 Film Festival Awards. Origami may seem an unlikely medium for understanding and explaining the world. But around the globe, several fine artists and theoretical scientists are abandoning more conventional career paths to forge lives as modern-day paper folders. Through origami, these offbeat and provocative minds are reshaping ideas of creativity and revealing the relationship between art and science.


BETWEEN THE FOLDS chronicles 10 of their stories. Featuring interviews with and insights into the practice of these intrepid paper folders, the film opens with three of the world’s foremost origami artists: a former sculptor in France who folds caricatures in paper rivaling the figures of Daumier and Picasso; a hyper-realist who walked away from a successful physics career to challenge the physics of a folded square instead; and an artisanal papermaker who folds impressionistic creations from the very same medium he makes from scratch. 1 hour

Sunday, June 14 | Brown County History Center – $10 | Buy tickets now…






Experiment with objects found in nature to create ephemeral  earth and land art. Artists Pamela Keech and Martha Sechler will guide you in turning nature’s simple treasures into short lived artworks. Bring a camera to record your work. Art experience is not required.


Saturday, June 13 | Salt Creek Trail behind the Brown County Inn




Jiangmei Wu, LEED AP Assistant Professor at Indiana University, Department of Apparel Merchandising & Interior Design is an internationally-known Origami artist.  She will guide participants through the steps to create a variety of origami shapes. Refreshments provided.


Sunday, June 14 | Brown County History Center


June 18, 2015 / ivytechartspartner

Highlights from the ArtsWORK Indiana Website June 2015

artsworkArts Participation Patterns of Americans with Disabilities
Recent NEA research offers the first nationally representative
comparison of rates at which people with and without disabilities
create art, perform, attend arts events, and engage in arts leisure
activities. More about NEA report >

Stone belt

Blooming Summer at the Monroe County History Center
Artists from Stone Belt are exhibiting work with a garden theme,
featured in the Monroe County Garden Club’s 2015 Summer Garden
Walk. In Bloomington through August 15th.
More about Blooming Summer >


The Art of Self-Expression: A Free Webinar on June 23rd
Learn techniques for making the visual arts a daily form of self-
expression for individuals with a mild to severe disability. Presented
by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ VSA & Accessibility Office.
More about VSA webinar >

ONew hampshirepportunity Spotlight: Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire
Submit your work for the annual full-color calendar featuring original art
and inspirational quotes. Art should reflect a vision of a future where all
people are fully engaged members of communities. Deadline: June 26th.
More about Calendar art >

June 9, 2015 / ivytechartspartner

Arden Place Neighborhood Association Announces Call to Artists for Artwork

Request for Qualifications for a site-specific artwork commission.

The Neighborhood Association is seeking qualifications from those artists/artist teams interested in a commission to create in a minimalist style, a sculptural representation of the concept of a “constant gardener”.  Height would be approximately 5 – 6’, and preferred material is limestone. From this RFQ an artist will be selected for the commission and will work with the neighborhood association on the final design.  The budget for the artwork commission is $12,000.


A project description as well as information on how artists may respond to the RFQ is attached.


Deadline for responses is July 15, 2015.