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October 30, 2012 / ivytechartspartner

News from BEAD

City Seeks Public Input on Community Vision Statement
The City of Bloomington is seeking input from residents on a newly drafted vision statement that was developed as a result of the ImagineBloomington planning process. Provide input on the draft statement online at, via an online survey that will be shared at the ImagineBloomington website, and at two upcoming open houses.  The first open house will be held from noon to 2 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29 at the Monroe County Public Library in the ground floor atrium.

Bloomington Arts Commission announces October 2012 Arts Project Grant Program recipients
A total of 14 projects received the highest scores and were awarded funding by the Arts Commission:  Grant recipients were Bloomington Chamber Singers, Bloomington Playwrights Project, Bloomington Symphony Orchestra, Bloomington Winter Farmers Market, Cardinal Stage Company, Gallery Walk Group, The Harmony School, The Lotus Education and Arts Foundation, The Pinnacle School, Raas Royalty, Rhinos, USA International Harp Competition, Voces Novae, and the WonderLab Museum.  These arts projects will bring in more than $70,000 in additional private investment and reach an estimated 30,000 people in the Bloomington community. The next cycle of applications for Arts Project Grants will be due April 1, 2013. For more info visit

Max Gosman, NYC theatre artist, named Ivy Tech-Bloomington Distinguished Alumni
Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington has named Max Gosman, NYC theatre artist, its Distinguished Alumni. Gosman was presented with the honor at a luncheon hosted by the Ivy Tech Community College Foundation at West Baden Springs Hotel in French Lick, Ind. on Friday, October 12.

Oliver Winery Downtown- Now Open!
Stop by the newest addition to Oliver Winery! 115 N. College, at the corner of College and Kirkwood. Check out their website here.

WonderLab Volunteer Training – Nov. 13
Join this group of more than 900 individuals who contribute each year as volunteers. The next training is from 3:30 – 5 p.m. on Tues., Nov. 13 at the museum, 308 W. 4th St. Adults of all ages and youth as young as 12 are encouraged to volunteer. Please contact Jeanne Gunning at ( if you are interested.
Watercolor Classes this Fall

Register to Bloomington Watercolor Society’s upcoming class, “Watercolors: Paint to Paper.” Tuesdays from 1:30-4:30pm, October 30 – December 11th. Find the catalog and register online here.

New Gallery Space for Bloomington Board of Realtors
Bloomington Board of Realtors (BBOR) recently moved their professional association office to 320 W. 8th Street, Suite 121, in the Showers Business Plaza. In addition to the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce activity, the REALTOR office will be showcasing its first REALTOR member art show. This first show will include realtors Shyaam Akasha with Prudential Indiana Realty Group, Sarah Manis with Prudential Indiana Realty Group, Carolyn Rogers Richard with Rogers Real Estate, Jan Ryan with F.C. Tucker/Bloomington, and Aaron Steele with F.C. Tucker/Bloomington realtors. The exhibit of member artist’s work will change quarterly.

BLEMF / MCCT: A Madrigal Dinner
The Bloomington Early Music Festival (BLEMF) and the Monroe County Civic Theater (MCCT) will present “A Madrigal Dinner” on Sunday, Dec. 2, at The Fields Clubhouse, 1333 Fenbrook Lane. Festivities will begin at 5 p.m. with a welcoming drink of wassail, entertainment, and a silent auction. Local musicians and actors will take royal guests on a magical trip to a Medieval and Renaissance past where they will enjoy a feast with the king and queen. Vegetarian and vegan options are available for non-carnivorous guests.
Tickets are $55 per person and are on sale at the BCT Box Office, 114 East Kirkwood Avenue, (812) 323-3020, Only 200 tickets are available.

Bloomington Cooking School: October Classes
Have you ever wanted to develop your skills as a master chef? Here is your chance! Bloomington Cooking School is offering many classes for people to expand their knowledge in the art of cooking. There are still openings for the following October classes: The Art and Science of Sauté, Inspired Italian: Fresh Pasta, Healthy Cooking on a Budget and Great American Steak. For more information or to register, visit the Bloomington Cooking School website.

New Belgium’s Clips of Faith Results
Clips of Faith, New Belgium Brewing’s traveling philanthropic beer and film festival, recently wrapped up its third successful season, raising $117,656 for local nonprofits, nearly $7,000 going to non-profits in Bloomington (see stats below). During each event, people were able to watch amateur films, try New Belgium’s Lips of Faith beers ( and enjoy food from local vendors. Alternative transportation was encouraged and an average of 20 percent of attendees rode bikes to the show.
Bloomington, IN – June 8

  • $6,762 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 1,200 attendees
  • 13% attendees arrived on a bike
  • 97% average waste diversion rate

Trained Eye Arts Center 1 Year Anniversary Party
The Trained Eye Arts Center is celebrating their one year anniversary with an evening of Carnival delight! November 10, 3pm – 12am. For more information, visit their FB event.

Silas Andrews Discounts
This Friday & Saturday (October 26 and 27), come in costume to Silas Andrews and get a chance to draw for a discount 15% – 30%! In addition, handmade Halloween masks will be available!

Aver’s Fundraiser for the BSO
From Monday, October 29th through Sunday, November 4th, Aver’s is donating 20% of the dine-in and carry-out sales from its East Side Location (2905 E. Covenanter – near Krogers and Elements) to the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra! Make sure to mention the BSO Fundraiser to your server, and remember, this is for dine-in or carry-out orders only at their East side location.

Bling: Locally Handmade Jewelry Pop-Up Sale
On October 26 & 27 (today and tomorrow!) the IU Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design Guild will take over part of Pygmalion’s Art Supplies for a 2 day pop-up sale of locally handmade jewelry. Bling features the handmade jewelry of Rachel Bollero, Mike Bill, Katie Hayden, Kelly Novak, Aric Verrastro, Anne Fiala, Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro, Kimberly Jackson, Kyleigh Garman and Josh Riggle. Profits will support the IU Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design Symposium: ZOOM: Examining the Future of Craft that will take place in October 2013.

Dennis James Hosts Halloween
IU alumnus Dennis James returns to Bloomington to perform his annual Halloween organ performance. This year will be the Bloomington debut of his collaborative performance ensemble Filmharmonia Duo, where James is joined by experimental percussionist Mark Goldstein as they perform their original accompaniment to Faust on October 26 at 7:30 the IU Auditorium.

North Theatre Blackbox presents: Giraudoux’ Ondine
North Theatre Blackbox  at Bloomington High School North will be transformed into an underwater world for the  production if Giraudouix’ “Ondine” on November 8, 9, 10, 2012. Show begins at 7:30. There will be one special student priced matinee on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 2:00pm. Box Office opens one hour before show time.
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Meeting Space Resource List Created by Monroe County Public Library
Creative Collaborative Space Available
Artist Studio Space Available
Individual Artist Program Grant Workshop
City of Bloomington King Commission Announces Funding for “A Day On! Not A Day Off”
Puffin Foundation West, Ltd. Grant
Artist Calls
National Society of Arts & Letters
Bloom Magazine Artist Showcase
BAM Accepting Submissions
2013 Performing Arts Series
Boys and Girls Clubs
SCAI Important Meeting Update
Young Audiences Indiana Seeking Artists
Exhibition Opportunities Available in City Hall Atrium
El Norteno Mexican Cuisine Gallery
For Organizations
Annual Holiday Wish List – DUE TODAY!
Consulting Services for Nonprofits
Bloomington Print Collective Offers Classes and Open Print Times
Indianapolis Arts Council E-Newsletter
Tiptoe Through the Tulips with the Ukelele Club
Governor’s Arts Award

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