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April 22, 2013 / ivytechartspartner


Mayor Mark  Kruzan Signs a Proclamation that World Creativity & Innovation Week (WCIW) is Being Celebrated This Week April 15-21!
Creative Indiana kicked off the 2013-14 season with World Creativity & Innovation Week this past week, April 15-21. This international initiative highlights the fact that creativity is an important life skill for ALL that can be developed. Bloomington joined a growing number of communities in over 46 countries showcasing creativity and innovation since the inception of WCIW. Creative Indiana, founded by author and businesswoman Ladi Terry in 2011, is sponsored by Success Work! Absolute Marketing, Corporate College, Gayle and Bill Cook Entrepreneur Center at Ivy Tech, and the Future Problem Solvers Program. Creative Indiana is headquartered in Bloomington, IN.

Cardinal Stage Company Acting Classes
“Setting the Scene: A Master Class in Scene Study” will include learning how to read text, understand beats, playing objectives, and creating character. The class will take place SATURDAY, JUNE 15th – SUNDAY, JUNE 23rd  1:00-4:00 daily. It will be led by artistic director Randy White and associate artistic director Mike Price. The classes will take place at Cardinal Stage Company on 900 S. Walnut. Space is limited to 15 students ages 13-18 and there is a $400 tuition. Previous experience will be considered. Please enroll by April 26th, and visit their website at WWW.CARDINALSTAGE.ORG to download an application, or call 812-336-7110.

Cardinal Stage Company FINAL Show of the Season: Underneath the Lentil – May 3-19
Underneath the Lintel originally ran 15 months off-Broadway under Cardinal artistic director Randy White’s direction. Bloomington favorite, Mike Price will be starring as the wonderfully cantankerous Librarian.  This is a role of a lifetime for Mr. Price. reserved librarian turns globetrotting detective when a Baedeker’s Travel Guide is returned in his overnight slot 113 YEARS OVERDUE! Age recommendation: suitable for children ages 13 and up. Run time: 1 hours and 20 minutes. Show Location: Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center Firebay. Purchase tickets here!

NEW Bloomington Clay Studio Classes!
From beginner and advance wheel throwing classes to young adult and weekend kids classes, there is something for everyone at the Bloomington Clay Studio! Be sure to check out their website to see how you can get involved!

Happy Birthday, Pictura Gallery!
Pictura Gallery turns 5 years old! In April 2008, Pictura opened with the show Arboles by local photographer Tyagan Miller. If you have recently visited their website or the gallery, you may have noticed that there is a new logo and design, which appeared just before the April 5th gallery walk. Check out to see for yourself! Make sure you also check out the latest exhibit, “Joe Johnson: Local Weather” here and at the gallery from April 5-May 25. 

Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center 2013-14 Call for Submissions!
March 20-April 30, Apply at:
O% commission.  You keep 100% of your sales; Receptions, publicity, and advertising support by Ivy Tech; Installations and new media are encouraged; Rates from $65 – $175; Shows run for one month.  Application fee:  $25;  6 galleries:  5 traditional spaces and one video gallery.
 Details on the call for submissions:
Floor plans and photos of galleries:
Artists of 2012-13:

2013 Acoustic Roots Festival
The Acoustic Roots Festival is an annual live music event presented by Bloomington’s community radio station, WFHB. It’s held outdoors on the grounds of Upland Brewing Company and features some of the area’s very best musicians in the Americana, Roots and Folk genres. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, May 11 from 3-11 pm. This family-friendly, laid-back musical celebration is a great way to experience live music in Bloomington and sample some great food and drink from one of our local brew pubs. Tickets will be available at the gate; admission is $15 per person and tickets are available at WFHB, all Bloomingfoods locations, Landlocked Music, the Buskirk-Chumley Box Office and Upland Brewing Company, beginning April 22. For a full schedule, click here!

Fourth Street Festival Booths Available
Click here for more information on booths. All of the community booths will be 10 x 10 ft. in size. You are welcome to share your tent with ONE other accepted organization that has been accepted by the Fourth Street Committee. As in the past, the booths will be located on the east and west sides of Grant St. NORTH of 4th Street. A 10 x 10 ft. booth will cost $85. Applications are due by June 30th. Please do not hesitate to contact them  if you have any questions. Susan Snyder or Ed McEndarfer at Fourth Street Festival of the Art offers a unique opportunity for your Non-Profit Arts Organization to present itself to the public. Approximately 40,000 people attended the event last year.

Students Speak Up on Behalf of Theatre Education
We love when students speak up about the arts! Click here to read a fantastic blog post about students speaking up for arts education!

Congratulations, Lissa May! 
Lissa May will receive a Jazz Heroes award from the Jazz Journalist Association and the annual Al Cobine Award at the Future of Jazz Concert on April 28th. Lissa May is a professor of music education and Jacobs School of Music Director of Undergraduate studies. Her publications include Getting Started With Jazz, compositions for band and jazz ensemble, and music education research.

Bloomington Symphony Orchestra presents: Romeo Revisited 
Who says romance is dead? Swoon over some truly gorgeous melodies as the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Phil Palermo performs Korngold’s Violin Concerto in D with our very own Bloomington Symphony Orchestra. Still not romantic enough for you? Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet tells the story of the star-crossed lovers, with their joyful innocence, soaring love, and tragic end. General Admission: $10 (18 and under – FREE). Tickets are available at the Buskirk Chumley Box Office. Visit their website or call 812-331-2320 for more information.

Slow Art and Spring Celebration at the IUAM
Slow Art Day is celebrated across the globe on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event will be from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00  p.m.  Families can pick up instructions between 11:00–1:00 at the Art Museum’s Information Desk located in the Thomas T. Solley Atrium, first floor. Each family and/or individual will be instructed to slow down, take the necessary time to look closely at three carefully preselected artworks, and then join a group discussion at 1:30 p.m. in the museum’s Angles Café to share their observations. Refreshments will be served. Then, choose a free tour from 2:00–3:00 p.m.:
Tour of IU’s Old Crescent
Tour of Campus Art or,
Public Tour of the Art Museum’s Collection

*All tours will begin in the Art Museum’s Thomas T. Solley Atrium, first floor

IUAM presents: Pacific Patterns: Create Your Own Tapa
On Saturday, April 27, noon–2:00 p.m. at the Thomas T. Solley Atrium, second floor, join the IUAM as they guide participants of all ages from preschool to adult in a hands-on art activity inspired by the class On Exhibit: The Pacific Islands and their Web module and small installation focusing on Polynesian barkcloth. You can also take home your hand-made work of art! While at the museum, visit the student-curated exhibition Tapa:Unwrapping Polynesian Barkcloth for inspiration.

Trained Eye Speaks: A Critique 
Remember those Critiques you used to have in art class in college or grad school? (or still may be having?) Well, this is like that, but better– less posers, less professors… just real working artists discussing our work, giving support and feedback to each other. This event will be held the last Tuesday of every month, so this month it is Tuesday, April 30th from 7:30-9 p.m. at 300 W. Hillside, upstairs. So bring your work, bring your friends who have work and come on down! All media welcome. Snacks, drinks to share also welcome.

Girls Inc. After School Program Needs Volunteers!
Girls Inc.’s mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold! You can help them do just that as an after-school program volunteer, where you will work directly with girls ages 5 to 17. Volunteers act as mentors and are responsible for safety, helping with homework, and being a positive adult role model. Both community members and college students are needed. Students who need experience working with youth will find that Girls Inc. is a great place to practice group management and teaching skills. Minimum age is 18. Please contact Daisy Chew at (812) 336-7313 or (

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