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New this Week from BEAD

New This Week

Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington Annual Meeting
The next meeting will take place on Jan. 29, 7:30 pm McCloskey Rm in the City Building. Find out how to get listed in the growing Bloomington Artist Directory. Get involved with the Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington – a networking and promotional organization for the arts. Everyone is welcome. Members will be voting on the appointment of the 2014 Steering Committee. Questions? contact

Artists: Get Listed… FOR FREE!
Check out the Artist Directory at The Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington is offering to enter your individual or organizational listing in their Artist Director for free during the months of January or February. Your listing can include a small image, your contact information and a link to your website if you have one. The purpose of the Arts Alliance Artist Directory is to promote artists of all art genres. Bloomington needs a good artist directory, but in order for it to become the “go to place” to learn about artists and arts organizations, they need your participation. Normally the cost of a listing is $35 for an individual, $25 for seniors or students, and $45 for an organization. But you can skip this part through February 29! To get listed, fill out your individual artist or organizational profile on their Get Listed page. Send your small image to

AZ Vintage Sale: This Weekend!

It’s the time of year when one of our favorite stores start thinking (dreaming/wishing) about spring and planning what they will be bringing into the store for the next season. They will clear out their winter stock and that means A SALE! Today through Sunday (1.24 – 1.26) everything in the store will be at least 40% off. Vintage, modern, handmade – ALL THE THINGS! Everything on the sale rack will be 60% off and belts, skirts, ties, suspenders, shoes, and more will be 50% off.

Arts Day at the Statehouse!
Arts Day at the Statehouse is Monday, January 27. Want more funding for the arts? This is how to make your voice heard. Our own Joe LaMantia will be doing a participatory arts project as part of the day. Free. Register for the event here.

Fact Recording Rings in 2014 with New Sound
Fact Recording Services is offering a 14% discount now through the month of February on all recordingpackages and archiving bundles to facilitate fantastic music in 2014!! The new year means a fun new venue for FRS and new offerings to our music community. Videography with single shot or studio montage and photography for promotional media is available. As always Fact Recording specializes in archival processes to preserve audio in a digital format which can be enjoyed on modern devices and will be protected from future deterioration and distortion. This New Year’s promotion will only last until March 1st so organize and book your project soon. FRS is located at 116 South College Avenue between Kirkwood and 4th St. just south of the courthouse square. (812) 269- 8605

WonderLab Science Museum Joins Statewide Access Pass Program
The WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology in Bloomington is pleased to announce a new partnership that makes extraordinary informal learning experiences more affordable to families in need throughout Indiana. WonderLab joins The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, the NCAA Hall of Champions, the Indiana Historical Society, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, and the Terre Haute Children’s Museum in the Access Pass Program.Created in 2004 by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the Access Pass Program is a successful statewide initiative that provides eligible low-income Hoosier families with opportunities to visit participating organizations at the reduced rate of $1 per family member per visit. Indiana families with at least one member who is 18 years of age or older and who are part of the TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), food stamps, or Hoosier Healthwise Insurance are eligible to participate in the Access Pass Program.

To enroll in or renew an existing Access Pass Program membership, qualifying families can visit any of the participating organizations with required documentation and a completed Access Pass application. They will be issued an Access Pass card, which is renewable annually and provides family members the reduced rate throughout the year. The Access Pass Program application form is available at the WonderLab welcome desk and also is available online as a pdf file to download. For detailed information, including a listing of required enrollment documents, follow the link on the museum’s homepage,, or visit

Steering Committee Members Needed for Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington!
The Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington is looking for candidates for its Steering Committee. If you or anyone you know ( local business persons, art advocates, or other artists) is interested, please email What is the Arts Alliance? Click here!

“The Power of Pattern” Lotus Backdrop Exhibit
February 7–28, 2014 in the Bloomington City Hall atrium (Showers Building, 401 N. Morton)
In 2013, the Lotus Education and Arts Foundation launched an ambitious visual arts undertaking: the Power of Pattern backdrop project. The finished piece appeared on the Buskirk-Chumley Theater stage during the 20th annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival. The densely patterned backdrop – which consists of seven large canvas panels – will be on display for public viewing from February 7 through February 28 in the atrium of Bloomington’s City Hall building; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays, and evenings and weekends when City Hall is open for meetings. The Power of Pattern project was made possible, in part, with grant support from the Bloomington Arts Commission.The exhibit features the entire 770-square-foot backdrop, draped in sections over the atrium’s high beams; smaller canvas panels that were part of the design team’s prototyping process; works created in community outreach workshops at local service agencies, the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, and at the 2013 Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar (Lotus’s largest annual educational outreach event); and a small selection of hand-carved blocks used on the backdrop. The exhibit opens Friday, February 7, with a free reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The public is invited to view the backdrop and talk to members of the design team. The reception will also provide an opportunity for members of the public to meet the new executive director of the Lotus Education and Arts Foundation, Sunni Fass, who joined the Lotus staff at the start of the year. Admission is free!

Artists Selected for Downtown Transit Center

Two artists have been selected to create artwork for the exterior of the new Downtown Transit Center, now under construction at Third and Walnut Streets in downtown Bloomington. Designs by Bloomington architect Matt Ellenwood were selected for the facility’s 22 exterior benches and bicycle racks. Ellenwood is an Indiana native with more than 13 years of professional experience designing a variety of projects, from custom homes to urban multi-family housing. A 1999 graduate of Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning, he has worked in projects as far away as Denver, Seattle and India. He is a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Accredited Professional and an Indiana Licensed Architect. In 2002, as a graduate student at Ball State, his design for a Bloomington Transit bus shelter was selected as the winning entry in a national competition sponsored by the Bloomington Arts Commission. Congratulations to these wonderful artists!

Artist Dale Enochs has been selected to create a mural for the west wall of the Downtown Transit Center. The mural, entitled “Breakaway”, is intended to imply movement by the modes of which viewers are the most familiar: trains, bikes, buses and skateboards. The visual movement is accentuated by the overlaying linear elements that vibrate around and through the progressing “wheels”. The bright warm colors of the wheels are gradated in order to enliven and add to the forward motion of the work. The mural will be fabricated from powder coated and hand painted aluminum shapes that are attached directly to the wall. Enochs has a BFA and an MFA from Indiana University. His numerous large scale public works can be seen throughout Indiana including the Indiana Governor’s Residence, the Indianapolis International Airport and at several sites around Bloomington. His public work can also be found at the University of Central Florida in Orlando and abroad in Hangzhou, China and Osaka Prefecture in Japan. Enochs’ work is in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and Canada.

Downtown Gallery Walk
Downtown Gallery Walk features eleven local art galleries, all within walking distance. You’ll discover intricate works of art and beautiful handcrafted items, all created by local artists. While you’re welcome to visit the galleries at any time, there are six bi-monthly Gallery Walk events that feature new artworks, live entertainment and even refreshments! The first Gallery Walk of 2014 will be on Feb. 7.

The Burroughs Century
The Burroughs Century is a 5-day festival that will be held in Bloomington, Indiana from February 5-9 to celebrate the 100th birthday of legendary artist and writer William S. Burroughs. Plans include a film festival featuring works made with or about Burroughs, an exhibit of Burrough’s literary archives, an exhibit of Burroughs’s paintings, musical performances, staged readings, and a costume ball. The celebration will culminate in a two-day symposium featuring scholars, artists, critics, and musicians who will discuss Burroughs, his work, and its influence on American culture and beyond. Click here for more information!

Go West!
Join the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra and the Hoosier Youth Philharmonic in a rootin’ tootin’ wild west show featuring music from Aaron Copland’s Rodeo plus Rogers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! Special guest Gabe Bruner, winner of our 2014 Youth Concerto Competition, will perform Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto in G minor, opus 25. The event is Sunday, February 23rd 3:00 pm at the Bloomington High School North Auditorium. FREE General Admission! Special thanks to the sponsors of this year’s Youth Concerto Competition, Hilliard Lyons.

Press Puzzles Invites the Public to an Open House, 2/2.

Press Puzzles, a Bloomington based handcrafter of wooden jigsaw puzzles is holding an open house at their new studio space on Sunday, February 2nd from 11 am – 2 pm. Activities at the open house will include puzzle cutting demonstrations, a preview of the new line of Bloomington visual artists themed jigsaw puzzles and refreshments. The studio is located at 1101 N. Dunn St (corner of 14h & Dunn) in the lower level of the Windfall Studio dance facility.

City of Bloomington Volunteer Events!
Bargain Boutique
Since its inception, My Sister’s Closet has provided 1200 women in our community with workplace attire to help them on their way to employment and self-sufficiency. Be a part of this effort by volunteering two hours per week at the Bargain Boutique, assisting customers, tagging and straightening clothes, and receiving donations. It is a fun and rewarding place to be! Minimum age is 16. Please contact Emily Stern at (812) 333-7710 or (

Be More Awards Nominations – Submit by Feb. 7!
Need more time? You got it! We’ve extended the deadline to nominate those outstanding volunteers you encounter in our community. Ten awards will be presented during the community celebration honoring all of the nominees on Tuesday April 1, 2014 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. A $500 check will also be presented to each of the recipient’s volunteer organizations. Nominate now – and through Feb 1 to celebrate the contributions of these amazing volunteers.

Nonprofit Board Certificate Program
Are you interested in receiving a certificate for learning about how to be a better board member or becoming a great board member? You should attend this special event! The program takes place on February 13 at 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. The cost is $25 per person. Participants who complete the certificate program will have confidence about their roles as board members and will possess a greater understanding of their responsibilities, obligations and expectations – legally, financially and ethically. The class composition is usually a mix of current board members – both seasoned and not – and those who have never served on a board before. If you’re currently serving on a Board of Directors: Come alone or – even better – come with other members from your board. If the Executive Director is able to attend as well, that’s even better! If you aren’t on a board now, but would be interested in serving: This class will help you to shorten the learning curve. Watch your board’s effectiveness and enthusiasm soar! Click here to REGISTER TODAY

Dynamic Sales/Display and Merchandising Workshop
Art world’s most recognized speaker/teacher leads workshop for artists and food producers
On Tuesday, Jan. 28, Indiana artists will learn how to approach the sales process and increase the sale of their work when Indiana Artisan hosts Bruce Baker for an all-day workshop. Baker talks specifically about art promotion and sales, not on the broad topic of sales. His workshop, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Fishers Library, will include a working lunch from McAlister’s Deli. Baker will discuss dynamic sales and customer service techniques, along with topics specific to trade shows, including the Indiana Artisan Marketplace: how to get into shows, build and light an effective booth display, merchandise foods and art for the most impact, and close the sale. He also will give participants tips on interacting with customers, understanding how the sale is advancing, reading body language, breaking the ice with a booth visitor, and increasing the total sale. The cost is $70 ($10/hour for a day that will significantly impact sales), includes boxed lunch and drink. You pay at the door. This even is for artists and value-added food producers wanting to expand their business. WHERE: Fishers Library, 5 Municipal Dr, Fishers, Ind., 46038. Reservation is required by Jan. 24. Details at
IU Art Museum Events
Opening Night Reception for Burroughs Paintings Exhibit & Kick Off
Please join us for the opening of The Burroughs Century, the Bloomington Festival celebrating the legacy of American author and artist William S. Burroughs, at a reception for the opening of “Burroughs Paintings” at the Grunwald Gallery of Art. We are excited to present a number of works crafted by Burroughs using his unique methods of composition. This exhibit will run through February 6, 2014. Farm Bloomington’s Chef Daniel Orr will be providing delicious food for this event in cooperation with the generosity of Indiana University Cinema. There will also be a cash bar. Please join us for the opening of The Burroughs Century, the Bloomington Festival celebrating the legacy of American author and artist William S. Burroughs, at a reception for the opening of “Burroughs Paintings” at the Grunwald Gallery of Art. We are excited to present a number of works crafted by Burroughs using his unique methods of composition. This exhibit will run through February 6, 2014.
Noon Talk: Handsome Princes and Scary Ogres: Mirrors of Indonesia through Puppets
Wednesday, January 29, 12:15–1:00 p.m. in the Gallery of the Arts of Asia and the Ancient Western World, second floor
Whether wayang kulit (shadow puppetry) or wayang golek (rod puppetry), the puppets of Indonesia provide insight into character, religion, and history. The word “wayang” means mirror. The visage of a puppet—narrow eyes or gruesome teeth, for instance—tells a dynamic story on display and in performance. Jennifer Goodlander, assistant professor in the Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance and faculty research Curator at the Mathers Museum, will talk about some of the puppets on display at the Art Museum and their use and meaning in performance.
One Hour Exhibition: Turner’s Liber Studiorum
Friday, January 31, 3:00–4:00 p.m.
In 1807 the British Romantic artist J.M.W. Turner published the first installment of his print magnum opus Liber Studiorum. Nan Brewer, the Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper, will discuss a selection of prints from the museum’s complete holding of seventy-one plates. The series demonstrates the artist’s mastery of landscape composition and offers a visual treatise on the concepts of the picturesque and the sublime.

Artist and Creative Spaces Available
Graham Plaza – Space Availability
A variety of small spaces available at Graham Plaza. Here’s a sampling of what’s available:
Bldg. Suite # $/SF SF
Graham Plaza Suite 016
$8.00 314
Graham Plaza Suite 460
$12.00 431
Graham Plaza Suite 450
$12.00 398
Graham Plaza Suite 014
$8.00 442
Graham Plaza Suite 012
$8.00 361
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CFC Properties

Volunteer Calls
Intern/Volunteers Needed for Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington
Website – Experienced web design intern needed for upkeep and creation of database and arts based website. Applicant must be familiar with web design, Weebly, database administration, as well as social media marketing via Facebook and Twitter.
Marketing – High energy individual needed for ongoing arts-based marketing, including social media, press releases and a power point presentation. Good communication skills required to train volunteer team in marketing presentation to local businesses and organizations. Email

Upcoming Calls for Visual and Performing Artists

Quarryland Men’s Chorus Auditions and Open House!
Quarryland is looking for singers! Join us for our Open House on January 28 at 7:30 pm to learn more about our spring concert “Now & Forever.” Auditions for new singers will be held on February 4 starting at 7:00 pm. Both will be held at First United Church. Please share this message with anyone who might be interested in joining the chorus. Click here for more information on Quarryland!

New Belgium Brewing’s Clips Beer & Film Tour Seeks Submissions for 2014 Season
New Belgium Brewing is now accepting film submissions for its 2014 Clips Beer & Film Tour. Selected films will be viewed in 21 cities across the U.S., starting in May. Clips Beer & Film Tour is a unique film festival where guests sit under the stars, enjoy New Belgium beers, and watch a composition of original films, while simultaneously raising money for local nonprofits. The selected filmmakers will receive a trophy-worthy beer in a custom screen-printed bottle made exclusively for the winning submissions. In addition, they will receive a limited edition, hand-forged Clips belt buckle. Film submissions can range from 10 seconds to five minutes on any or all of these topics: craft beer, advocacy/activism, humor, culture, adventure, art, and fun. New Belgium is accepting submissions through April 1st at and selects approximately 20 films each season. Filmmakers must be at least 21 years old and must secure rights for all elements included in the film. The 2014 schedule will be announced soon.For the latest information on Clips, go to For more information on New Belgium Brewing, visit

Arts Fair on the Square Call to Artists!
Join the best one-day art fair in the Midwest on June 21st, Arts Fair on the Square! We might be hip. We’re definitely fun. We do everything we can to make you happy! We want your work in our town because Bloomington needs you! A city committed to the arts, Bloomington boasts a richly diverse and educated community in the beautiful Midwest landscape of Southern Indiana. Arts Fair on the Square takes place on June 21, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the picturesque grounds surrounding the Monroe County Courthouse in the heart of downtown Bloomington. The Bloomington Playwrights Project invites YOU to participate in the 34th Annual Arts Fair on the Square. This juried art show features 80 regional and national artists and craftspeople. Apply now and join us for the fun! Click here for more info!

Call For Artists
The Hoosier Artist Gallery, a cooperative of Indiana Artists, is in search of additional member artists. All types of artwork will be considered, however, we have a high interest in three-dimensional mediums, ceramics, and textiles. In-door and out-door sculpture is also desired.
Potential members pay a very reasonable monthly fee to cover expenses. It is preferred that artists live within a 25-mile radius of Nashville, Indiana. Members are required to work two days per month, and new art is juried.
To inquire contact: Application forms are available at the Hoosier Artist Gallery, 45 S. Jefferson St., Nashville, In., and on-line at

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