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April 26, 2013 / ivytechartspartner

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Farmers’ Market Happenings this Saturday
Asian Fest!  – Experience the diversity of Asian cultures through cultural performances, art and crafts, and activities such as the chopstick challenge, calligraphy, henna and many more at the Market on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. until noon. You can also taste traditional Asian dishes at the cooking demonstration.
New products this week: asparagus, brussel sprouts, bok choi, garlic, mint, pac choi, strawberries, tomatoes (greenhouse), and turnips.

Edible Lotus Night Bazaar 
On May 10, 2013, at Deer Park Manor (1501 E. Hillside) from 6-10 p.m., join Lotus for a night of tasty foods and a silent auction. Tickets are $65 in advance from Bloomingfoods; $70 at the door (21 and older, only). and through the Lotus office (call 812-336-6599). Edible Lotus is a fundraiser guaranteed to satisfy the most adventurous Lotus lover. All proceeds support programming of the Lotus Education & Arts Foundation. Click here for more information and a list of present restaurants.   Questions? Contact Kristin Varella (, or 812-336-6599)

Lotus at 20 presents: Christine Balfa and Balfa Toujours
Lotus is celebrating their 20th year with the Lotus at 20 Concert Series. On Thursday, May 16, experience the unique Cajun sounds of Christine Balfa and Balfa Toujours at Waldron Hill and Buskirk Park. the music begins at 7 PM for this special free show!

Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington Artists After Hours
AAGB is hosting an event May 2nd at the Root Cellar from 6-8 designed to bring together the heavy hitters in the Bloomington Festival and Venue scene. They will have a few key note speakers, but mainly hope to network and hob nob and generally rub elbows and such. Their Mission: to boldly go where no Arts Organization has gone before; to seek out new venues, explore the possibilities available to us as artists seeking venues, and that means YOU! The website is up and running, and they hope to connect the dots by creating a COMPLETE listing of available Bloomington Venues and Festivals, complete with specifications for each venue provided by you. In order to make this a reality,they need you to come and share your experience, and tell them about what you have to offer and what you may need from them.

“Art by Bike”
On Wednesday, May 29 from 5-6 PM, take a fun and leisurely tour of Bloomington’s thriving arts scene. Along the way, experience why Bloomington is recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a ‘Bicycle Friendly Community’. Led by both the City’s Assistant Director for the Arts and its Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator. This is all a part of Bloomington Bikes Month! Contact, for any questions and visit  for more information.

Cardinal Stage Company’s Underneath the Lintel
Underneath the Lintel tells the twisty tale of a Dutch Librarian who turns globetrotting detective when a Baedeker’s Travel Guide is returned in his overnight slotU 113 years overdue!  The Librarian’s quest begins in the confines of his musty library, but soon spirals out across continents and back through centuries as the unearthed clues suggest an answer to a mystery thousands of years-in-the-making. “Underneath the Lintel” originally ran for 15-months off-Broadway under artistic director Randy White’s direction. The play has gone on to have hundreds of productions around the world. “Lintel” is a hit because playwright Glen Berger is smart and he dares ask big “why are we here?” questions while spinning a gripping and wonderfully funny yarn. And most importantly, it stars Bloomington’s own Mike Price in the role of a lifetime! Click here to purchase tickets! 

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!

Bloomington  Peace Choir invites you to Bloomington Sings!
A brown bag sing-along lunch hour every first Tuesday of the month. Tuesday, May 7 from 11:30-1 in the City Hall atrium!

BPP presents: SPUN: A Brother/Sister Rock Musical
Bloomington Playwrights Project is happy to announce the professional debut production of its final show of the season, the brother/sister rock musical, SPUN, written by Emily Goodson, who has starred in several BPP productions, including I AM GROCK and ARTIFICE, and Jeremy Schonfeld, who wrote the music for KISSING FROGS, one of BPP’s best-selling shows. The show runs from May 17-June 1 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Click here for more information! 

Last Week to Get Your Scratch Block!
Get and carve your scratch block now for WonderLab’s “First Friday Evening Science of Art: Fiery Foundry” on May 3! Scratch blocks that are carved and returned to WonderLab by May 2 will be part of the Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum’s dramatic hot aluminum pour with a traveling foundry in front of WonderLab the early evening of May 3. Supplies of scratch blocks are limited. Buy yours ($15) at the WonderLab welcome desk today to create an original work of art! Event information: Go to more.

Sophia, A New Piece for Choir
The Bloomington UU Choir has begun rehearsals on Sophia a new choir piece based on the tune Sophia Travis by Karen Tweed and with lyrics by Steve Pollitt and choral arrangement by Mary Goetze.  They plan to premier the piece on Memorial Day Sunday, May 26th at their two Sunday services 9:15 and 11:15 at Fee Lane and the Bypass.  More parking is available on Jordan or across the bypass in the parking lot of the church now used as Marching Hundred Hall.  Contact Steve Pollit with any questions.

Commission on Aging welcomes attendees to third-annual Creative Aging Festival
In celebration of Older Americans Month in May, the City of Bloomington Commission on Aging invites the community to celebrate creativity and our aging population. Since Bloomington is known as both an arts and retirement destination, the Commission seeks to enhance these two attributes through the third-annual Creative Aging Festival starting May 1 and continuing throughout the month. The Commission has developed an online Creative Aging Festival program guide, which features creative aging events and exhibits throughout May at

Pets Alive presents: Bloomington  YOGAfest
Join us for a community celebration of health and peace through the healing practice of yoga. All ages and abilities are welcome for over 16 types of yoga classes as well as demos, live music from Baraka, and community kirtan (yogic singing). Cost: $20 wristband, see website for purchase locations. Move your body for a good cause! 100% of proceeds will benefit Pets Alive Nonprofit Spay/Neuter/Vaccination Clinic. In addition, in honor of Be Kind to Animals Week (May 5-12), area yoga studios will host a series of donation classes also benefiting Pets Alive/DWTC. See for details. The event will take place on the Monroe County Courthouse Lawn from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. 

Bloomington Cooking School Classes
The Bloomington Cooking School still has room in the following classes:
Mole for Cinco de Mayo  Saturday, May 4, 11-1p.m.  David Davenport & Jan Bulla-Baker-It’s time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Join us in this lunch class. Together we’ll be making Fresh Salsa, Chicken in a Dark Mole sauce with rice, and handmade Tortillas. We’ll finish our celebration with Pastel deTres Leches Cake. $48
Ivy Tech: Sweet and savory -Pork shoulder for the Perfect Picnic  Tuesday, May 7, 6-8pm  Matt O’Neill-Start planning your next gourmet picnic with Chef O’Neill. His menu includes the most tender pork and delicious sides to go with a spring salad and dessert. $59
From Lemon Tarts to Linzertort  Tuesday, May 14, 6-8p.m.  Matt O’Neill-Chef Matt will take you through the steps that produce great tarts every time. You will learn the secrets of tender dough and scrumptious fillings and how to get excellent results every time you prepare these simple yet elegant desserts. You will learn to prepare a lemon and jam tart and the classic Linzertort; more importantly you will learn the proper techniques for tart making so that you can develop your very own original recipes and style meal. In addition, a meal will be served during class, so come hungry! $48

Gathering: A Handmade Boutique Special Mother’s Day Event by the Green Nursery 
On Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Green Nursery (509 E. Hillside Dr.), a dozen Hoosier artists will have their one-of-a-kind handmade art and craft available for sale, as well as the amazing inventory stocked by The Green Nursery. Bring the babe and they can make a gift for their special mama to take home with them! Kid-centered artists include Indy-based Imagination Kids toys with Waldorf inspired wooden toys and Art 2 the Extreme with recycled crayons that come in funky shapes and sizes. And for all those mamas out there, mom-centered artists include handmade soap from Bloomington based Soapy Soap company, and more! See a complete listing of participating artists on their website here.

Women Exposed Art Show
This Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 4-10 PM at the Fell Building, 400 W. 4th Street, Women Exposed is a collective grassroots organization of women artists and volunteers.  The purpose of this art show is to showcase and celebrate women-identifying artists in the local community. The event will feature street performances including belly dancing, a samba troupe, and the Jefferson Street Marching Band.Tickets are only $5 and proceeds benefit Middle Way House.   Visit for further information.

Quarryland Men’s Chorus Spring Concert: Free to Love
On April 27 at 7: 00 p.m. & 28 at 3:00 p.m. at First United Church, Quarryland Men’s Chorus proudly presents “Free to Love,” a reflection on the recent strides and continued struggles of LGBT people. Featuring the inspirational title song by composer Dean X Johnson, Stephen Schwartz’s reflective piece “Testimony” with lyrics from the It Gets Better Project, Diane Benjamin’s moving song “Are We Not Your Family?,” a mash-up of the well-known ballads “You Are So Beautiful / Wind Beneath my Wings,” and many other selections. Quarryland returns to First United Church in Bloomington for this performance (view map).

Tickets: Advance tickets are available for this performance online and in-person through the BCT Box Office. Tickets will also be available for purchase (cash or check only) at the door on the day of the concert.
TICKET PRICES: $15 Adults, $12 Students, Free for Children 12 Years Old and Younger
IUMakes Events

Bill Turkel (Department of History, University of Western Ontario) will speak on Friday on his work with 3D scanning and fabrication in historical research ( at the invitation of  their new Catapult Center for Digital Humanities and Computational Analysis of Texts ( The Hands-On Imperative will speak on the idea that “making is thinking,” as Richard Sennett puts it, and how it ha always had some place in the humantiies. However, until recently, it was costly and difficult to produce physical objects. Now online maker communities, powerful design software, cloud-based services, desktop fabrication and physical computing make it almost as easy for people to make and share artifacts as information or software. For more information, go to The event is tonight, Friday, April 26 at Ballantine Hall 003 from 4-5:30 p.m. 

Calling all Arts Organizations, Businesses, Artists and Musicians

Looking for Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations? Click here!

Meeting Space Resource List Created by Monroe County Public Library
Creative Collaborative Space Available
Artist Studio Space Available
Artist Studio Space Available at Cyclops Studio
Limestone Symposium offering assistance for limestone neighborhood signs
Free Workshop on Public Art for Artists: “A Public Art Primer for Artists”
Drop-In Workshop for Arts Project Grant Applicants
Artist Calls
Patricia’s Wellness Cafe
Fourth Street Festival Non-Profit Community Booths Available
Hoosier Artist Gallery Call for Artists! – NEW!
Downtown Transit Center – 4/29
South Walnut Street Gateway – 6/30
2013-2014 Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center Gallery Season  4/30
The Limestone Comedy Festival Call for Comedians
Young Audiences Indiana Seeking Artists
Exhibition Opportunities Available in City Hall Atrium
El Norteno Mexican Cuisine Gallery
Your Art Here Cultural Committee
New Belgium Brewing “Clips” Beer and Film Tour is Now Seeking Submissions for 2013 Shows – WINDOW FOR SUBMISSIONS 1/15-4/22-DEADLINE IS EXTENDED!
Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium in Washington, DC
For Organizations
Consulting Services for Nonprofits
Windfall Dance Studio Classes
Ivy Tech Continuing Education
Bloomington Clay Studio – NEW
Ivy Tech John Waldron Art Center
Bloomington Print Collective
Bloomington Watercolor Society
Patricia’s Wellness Cafe
Indianapolis Arts Council E-Newsletter
Tiptoe Through the Tulips with the Ukelele Club

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