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January 28, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

HOT Art at WonderLab’s First Friday Evening in February

Bloomington, Indiana – Enjoy half-price museum admission as you explore the art and science of using heat to make art at the WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology in Bloomington during First Friday Evening Science of Art on February 7 from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm! Indianapolis encaustics artist Carolyn Springer will demonstrate how she uses a blowtorch to melt beeswax and add color to a canvas. An exhibition of her artwork is on display in the first floor gallery. Outside the museum, local fire performers will light up the night. Visitors will be able to create their own hot wax paintings using a mini iron, hot plates, and crayons.

First Friday Evening Science of Art’s purpose is to expose visitors of all ages to a different artistic medium each month, as well as to show the connections between art and science. The activities are recommended for all ages and are included with museum admission. The program is sponsored by F. Rudolf Turner with additional grant support from Ivy Tech Community College – Bloomington, the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Half-price general museum admission ($3.50) will be in effect from 5:00 pm until the museum closes at 8:30 pm. A small plate meal, freshly prepared by Bloomingfoods, will be available to buy ($2.50) in the WonderLab café. Free parking spaces are available in the 4th Street Parking Garage and the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center.

Other nearby First Friday Evening events include:
• I-Fell Building, 415 W. 4th St.: THRASHED, cutting edge performance art by local skateboarders, plus their visual artwork on display, and more
• Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center (corner of S. Walnut and W. 4th St.): Art exhibition opening and reception featuring artists Martin Beach, James Hubbard, Leah Miller-Freeman, and Anthony Meyer.
• Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center (one block south on B-Line Trail): Art exhibition opening and reception featuring Dawn Adams

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