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July 26, 2012 / ivytechartspartner


Artist of the Week
Mr. Taylor and his Dirty Dixie Band

Based in Bloomington,  Mr. Taylor and his Dirty Dixie Band is a traditional Dixieland band playing the New Orleans jazz of the early 1900s.  All of the members of the band currently study music at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. The band is Benjamin Taylor – trumpet, Justin Knapp – clarinet, Victor Ribadeneyra – trombone, Otis Cantrell – guitar/banjo, Douglas Olenik – tuba, and Bridget Leahy – drums.

New This Week

Bloomington Wins runner-up honors of Best of the Road in “Best Food” Category
Bloomington was among six finalists in the Rand McNally/USA Today Best of the Road competition in the “Best Food” category. Mike and Brian – The Road Bros – came to Bloomington to sample our fair city’s food.  Santa Fe was given top honors, but Bloomington was named a runner-up. Each team presented their findings to a panel of judges, and the teams that were involved with the Travel Channel production were given the names of the winner and runner-up to present on the show, which will air on July 25th.

IUAM Calls for Tour Guides
Interested in art, culture, and community?  Then the Indiana University Art Museum’s Volunteer Tour Guide Program is for you!  To find out more about the enjoyment and rewards of being a tour guide, please email Classes begin September 17 and continue weekly, on Mondays, from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

40 Years of Artists from Pygmalion’s
40 Years of Artists from Pygmalion’s, a show presented by Pygmalion’s Art Supplies and the John Waldron Ivy Tech Arts Center, runs August 3 to September 4, at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center. Paintings, drawings, ceramics, jewelry, prints, and sculpture by selected current and former employees of Pygamalion’s are included. An opening reception with several of the artists will take place on August 3 from 5 – 8 pm during the Gallery Walk. Pygmalion’s now has served artists from Bloomington, southern Indiana, and Indiana University for four decades. For additional information, including a list of artists, contact John Wilson at Pygmalion’s Art Supplies at 812-332-0025 or the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center at 812-330-6044.

The Art of Painted Porcelain, featuring the Work of Jane Briley at the Farmer House Museum

July through September, the Farmer House Museum will be featuring the work of Jane Briley, a contemporary painter on porcelain. Ms. Briley began painting on china in 1972.  On  moving to Bloomington, Ms. Briley became active in teaching and promoting china painting, particularly through the activities of the Blooms of Bloomington china painting club. Ms. Briley’s  work is traditional in style, timeless in its grace and charm.  Her work is also currently on display at The Venue Fine Art and Gifts. The Farmer House thanks Jane Briley and the Venue for loaning her creations.

A side exhibit takes a look at commercial porcelain from the first decades of the Twentieth Century. In the 1880s, elaborately decorated porcelain came into fashion. Manufacturers all over the world hired independent decorators or started their own decoration departments. The marks on the backs of porcelain often tell a story of the items creation, from initial firing, to decorator, to distributor, to retailer, to consumer. The Farmer House is located at 529 North College Ave. in downtown Bloomington, right across College Ave. from the Waffle House. The museum is open Wednesday-Sunday 10 – 1pm, with additional hours until 4pm on Saturday.  Admission is free.  The telephone number is 336-5597.

Cool Art vs. Hot Weather!
Check out these cool exhibits before they leave the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center! If the 106 degree heat kept you home on the First Friday of July, consider dropping by to see what you missed.  Shows run through Sat, July 28.  The Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center is open Mon-Fri 9-7, Sat 9-5, closed Sundays.

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Meeting Space Resource List Created by Monroe County Public Library
Ivy Tech Columbus ReStart Women’s Symposium
FY13 Individual Artist Program Grantees
BUEA and BEAD Zone Grants Program
Visit Bloomington 2013 Tourism Grant Program
Arts Commission next open grant cycle
Creative Collaborative Space Available
Get Your Entry Songs Ready for Blooming-Tunes 2012!
The Fuller Projects Accepting Proposals
Artist Studio Space Available
Exhibition Opportunities Available in City Hall Atrium
Need Volunteers? Bloom Magazine Can Help!
The Volunteer Network
Event Banner Program
Tiptoe Through the Tulips with the Ukelele Club

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Lotus Seeks Volunteers
Buskirk-Chumley Theater Volunteers for July and August
Cardinal Stage Co. seeks Costume Shop Keeper/Manager
Bloomington Storytelling Project storytellers needed
Arts and Entertainment Workshop
Find Your Flow Fridays Summer 2012 Hoop Classes
Bloomington Print Collective Classes
BEAD T-shirts Now Available
Public Art Trail Information

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