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September 23, 2013 / ivytechartspartner

BEAD: New this Week

New This Week

Parking meters in BEAD are now live. For more on downtown parking click here.

Farmers’ Market Happenings
10am-12:00pm -Fiesta del Otono (Hispanic culture festival)
Near Market Table
8am-1pm – Naturalist at Market (natural interpretation for all ages)
Busking locations
8:30-11:30am – BHSN North Theatre Living Statues
Vendor of the Week
Moon Valley Farm

Lotus Schedule
Click here for an updated schedule of the Lotus festivities! Also, remember to buy early to save money! Buy online or in person at the Buskirk-Chumley Box Office.

City of Bloomington Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission Announces Video Contest
The City of Bloomington Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Commission invites elementary, middle and high school students to submit an original video that addresses the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Successful videos will include specific references to the life and legacy of Dr. King. Videos posted by the Dec. 13 deadline and acceptable to the Commission will be available for public viewing and voting. The winning video may be shown at the City’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration on Jan. 20, 2014, at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Videos must be between 45 seconds and 180 seconds in length. The prize for the best individual video is an Apple iPad; the group prize is a pizza party. To enter, go to and follow the on-line submission process. Entrants must also print, sign and submit contest participant release forms.For more information contact Craig Brenner, Special Projects Coordinator, City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources Department, at or 349.3471.

By Hand Gallery Call for Artists
By Hand Gallery is seeking applications from artists wishing to have a gallery show of their work. Openings are available from April 2014- Feb 2015. Gallery Walk show openings are April 4th, June 7th, August 2nd, October 4th 2014 and February 7th 2015. Shows normally run for 6 weeks and artists are expected to be present at the opening reception. For details e-mail

Fountain Square Poetry Series
Presented by the Writers Guild and By Hand Gallery
Friday, October 4, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the Fountain Square Mall atrium, 101 W. Kirkwood Ave. The event is featuring Poets James Dorr, Lavonne Jahan’Tigh, Nancy Chen Long, and Evelyn Reynolds with Music by the Bloomington Peace Choir

Themester 2013: A preview of “Networks of Echoes”
As part of the process, the St. JoThe Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington will have their Autumn Seasonal meeting, Tuesday, September 24, 7:30 pm in the McCloskey Room of the City Building. Learn how you can participate. Catch up on the latest events, share ideas and announcements. This is an opportunity for promotion and networking. All are welcome.
Contact us – of Damascus Society is bringing six composers active in different repertories of Orthodox sacred music, as well as in various aspects of the musical discipline all to Bloomington the weekend of 11-13 October for working sessions as well as a public presentation. On Saturday, 12 October, at First Christian Church on Kirkwood Ave, each composer will contribute a lecture and an informal musical presentation of sketches of their Psalm 103 work and the sources they draw from, followed by a roundtable discussion. The presentation, given as part of Indiana University’s Themester program with the theme of “Connectedness: Networks in a Complex World,” will center on the idea of this collaborative work being something that unites communities on multiple levels.For more information, click here.

Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington Meeting
The Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington will have their Autumn Seasonal meeting, Tuesday, September 24, 7:30 pm in the McCloskey Room of the City Building. Learn how you can participate. Catch up on the latest events, share ideas and announcements. This is an opportunity for promotion and networking. All are welcome.
Contact us –


Visual Arts Summit
October 22 at 5:30 pm at The Venue. All visual arts organizations and individual artists are invited to attend this opportunity to: Promote your art, network, present your ideas, exchange information, and market your art. Help them develop this series!

Coming Soon: Cardinal Stage Company presents Dr. Suess’ Cat in the Hat!
October 5-19 at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
Some highlight points:
– Directed/Choreographed by Christine O’Grady, returning after directing Cardinal’sChristmas Carol, Oliver! and most recently, Knuffle Bunny.
– Starring Cardinal regular Ben Abbott (Dad in last season’s Knuffle Bunny) as the Cat in the Hat.
– Originally adapted for the National Theatre of Great Britain, Cat in the Hat is a madcap stage version of the first, and most popular, story in the “Beginner Book” series created by Dr. Seuss in the 1950s.
– Over 1200 local elementary students will see this production at special discounted matinee performances.
Get your tickets here!

2013 Power of Words: Changing Our World — One Author at a Time
An Evening with Nicole Mones
The Friends of the Library and Monroe County Public Library present award-winning novelist Nicole Mones who will give a free public talk at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2013. Mones is the author of three acclaimed novels in which she weaves her first-hand knowledge of contemporary China with her deep appreciation of traditional Chinese aesthetics and values. Following the talk will be a ticketed champagne reception at the Library with music and entertainment and an opportunity to meet the author in person. For more information about the author, and dates, times, locations and ticket requirements for all Power of Words events please visit

Fact Recording Studio Looking for Cubicles!
This local business is looking for cubicle walls! Can you help them out? Click here to check out their website and email Steve if you can be of assistance!

Volunteer Call for Tunaweza Kimuziki

Tunaweza Kimuziki is a project that encourages music education in Kenya ( Annual workshops in Kenya promote interactions between team members and music students, encourage Kenyan-US cultural exchange, and lay the groundwork for long-term community building. We are looking for administrative help! Do you have up to 5 hours per week to help us plan the February visit of a Kenyan music ensemble to Bloomington and our May workshop in Kenya? We need someone with good organizational and email skills to attend meetings, make calls, and handle correspondence. Please contact Diana Nixon at if you can help.

2014 Performing Arts Series Call to Artists
The Performing Arts Series takes place at a variety of venues around Bloomington and showcases local musical and theatrical talent. If you or your group are interested in performing, more information will be available at in November. Performers are selected based on type and quality of performance, availability, past performance record, cost, and sponsor interest. For more information, call Greg Jacobs at 349-3725.

IU Art Museum Upcoming EventsArt and a Movie


Rufino Tamayo: The Souces of His Art
Diego Rivera: I Paint What I See
IU Cinema
The gallery talk will be followed by a double feature presentation of Gary Conklin’s The Sources of His Art and Mary Lance’s I Paint What I See, an award winning documentary,

Bloomington North Theatre presents WAITING FOR LEFTY
By Clifford Odets
Directed by Francesca Sobrer
Bloomington High School North in the Black BOX Theatre
Friday, October 4, 2013 @ 7:30 and Sunday, October 6, 2013 @ 2:00
Loosely based on the events of a 1934 New York City taxicab drivers’ strike, the play opens as the disgruntled cab drivers are on the verge of a strike. Committee member Joe Mitchell is called upon to speak in the absence of their union president, Lefty. The play interweaves stories of industry corruption with the personal stories of people trying to make a living wage. First premiered in New York in 1935, Waiting for Lefty was produced by the Group Theatre, of which Odets was a member. Considered a critical success for the company at the time, Waiting for Lefty has become iconic in representing the working class struggle for their rights to a decent living. With: Matthew Waterman(Fatt) Eli Farmer (Joe), Annaliese Haldeman (Edna), Felix Merback (Irv), Shailey Ostlund (Flo), Adrian Cox-Thurmond (Sid), Ellie Meacham (Mille), Meredith Metz (Fayette), Cole Swany (Dr. Barnes), Mia Siffin (Dr. Benjamin), and Connor Starks (Agate). Reservations are recommended as seating is limited. For reservations, call 330-7724 ext. 50235 or contact Tickets are $10.00 for general admission and $8.00 for students and seniors. Box office opens one half hour prior to show times.
CONTACT: Francesca Sobrer 330-7724 ext. 50235

Workday at White Oak Cemetery – Oct. 5
Join the Monroe County History Center’s Cemetery Committee on Oct. 5 to repair and clean headstones in Bloomington’s White Oak Cemetery. In addition to helping restore a historic cemetery, volunteers will learn how to re-set, re-join, and clean stones with the help of experienced volunteers and a professional consultant. Volunteers are asked to bring work gloves and a shovel, if possible. Minimum age is 12. Please contact Rebecca Stanze at (812) 332-2517 (

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
Tourism Marketing Grant Program- 10/1
BAC’s Arts Project Grant Program – 10/1
BCT Grant Program – 10/18
Arts IN Education Project Grants – 10/11
Bloomington Print Collective
Nonprofit Board Certificate Program
Artist Calls
By Hand Gallery Call for Artists – NEW
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center 2014 Gallery Season Call for Submissions – NEW
Performing Arts Series Call to Artists – NEW
BEAD Forgivable Loan Program
Patricia’s Wellness Arts Cafe
Young Audiences Indiana Seeking Artists
El Norteno Mexican Cuisine Gallery
Fuller Projects
For Organizations
Fourth Street Festival Non-Profit Community Booths Available
Consulting Services for Nonprofits
Windfall Dance Studio Classes
Ivy Tech Continuing Education
Bloomington Clay Studio
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

Click here to learn more about these volunteer and BEAD opportunities!
Volunteers Needed
Buskirk-Chumley Theater Volunteer Opportunities
Brought to You by BEAD
Buskirk-Chumley Theater Grant Recipients
How to Use BEAD to Get People to Your Events
Event Banner Program
BEAD T-shirts Now Available
Public Art Trail Information

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