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February 3, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

Bloomington Gallery Walk February 7, 2014

Greetings Fellow Gallerywalkers, It’s time for the first gallery walk of 2014. Fight some seasonal depression by visiting the BEAD district and enjoying fresh artwork, food, and fun. If you look hard you might even find some free parking!
Visit the following Galleries and see what is new and exciting this year in the arts:
-Blueline creative co-op & Gallery
-By Hand Gallery
-gallery 406
-Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
-Pictura Gallery
-The Venue Fine Art & Gifts
-Bloomington Monroe County Convention Center
-Gallery Group
-Royale Hair Parlor Gallery
Visit for show details and a map, including our most recent participant, the Bloomington Monroe County Convention Center!

Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center Art Gallery, 302 S. College Ave. Gallery Walk Grand Opening Reception featuring “Water Meditations”, oil paintings by local artist Dawn Adams. Exhibit opens in the Ralph Rogers Room on Friday, February 7th, 5 PM–8 PM; on display through March 3rd. The Convention Center will provide free parking and free shuttle downtown for February Gallery Walk. Learn more at or 812-336-3681.

Blueline Gallery and Creative Co-op
Show Information
Love and War in Sarajevo” photos by Alen Simic
Show Date
Feb 7 – March 30
Show Description
Love and War in Sarajevo” tells the story of a city and a people who have endured the horrors and tragedy of genocide, the death of a nation and decades-long economic stagnation, and who in spite of these great obstacles have found ways to survive. Reminders of the past continue to haunt the minds of survivors, and yet despite their overwhelming losses we find an optimistic population and a city that continues to be, as it has been before, a cosmopolitan cultural capital and, above all, a place where love surmounts the demons of the past.

By Hand Gallery
Show Information
‘It’s All Practice’ – A commemorative exhibit to celebrate the work of potter, Jim Kemp Sept. 25, 1955 – Nov. 30, 2013.
February 7th-March 1st
Jim Kemp was a professional studio potter for more than 32 years. Over the span of his career, he created ceramic art within a variety of clay media. Recent works have centered on colorful wall platters, decorative lidded boxes and teapots. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and his work can be found in many public and private collections.

North side of the Square, inside the Wick’s Building
116 W. 6th St., Ste. 110
Bloomington IN 47404

Transformations In Art
James B. Campbell
02.07.14 – 03.28.14

James’ approach to art is organic and conceptual, inviting viewers to get intimately involved with the visual experience. His wall sculptures define a contradictory world full of hopes, dreams, foibles, history, passion and joy, as affirming and exciting as knowing that the next brush stroke will be a distinct singular expression. The curvilinear shapes of these pieces activate their surroundings, becoming a part of it, freeing our walls and our minds, inviting a re-examination of our habits of perception.

Gallery Group

Artist: Ben Pines
Show Title: “Portraits”

All are oil on canvas

Duration: Feb 7 to March 28.

Pictura Gallery
presents Brandon Thibodeaux’s series “When Morning Comes
Opening Reception Friday February 7th, 5 -8 pm
Show runs February 7 – March 29th
When Morning Comes by Brandon Thibodeaux is a reflection of life in the Mississippi Delta. He photographs five communities including the country’s oldest completely African American city, Mound Bayou. Thibodeaux’s work is a quiet and sincere encounter with the themes of faith, identity, and perseverance.

Royale Hair Parlor
Keith Romaine
January 20th – March 29th
Artist’s Statement:
I think that beauty relates to combinations of qualities that give delight to the senses, which appeal to the intellect or emotions. Art refers to an intentional arrangement of colors, forms, or other qualities in a manner that gives one a sense of vitality, gives delight to the senses, or that appeals to the intellect or emotions
The goal of my art and banners is to celebrate being alive with color and movement bringing us closer to each other and the natural world. I love homemade masks and costumes, flags, giant puppets, and inventive musical instruments; art that is active, moving and vital. My goal is to bring together madness, masking, gender crossing, deviance, fecundity, sexuality and play within a sacred space that is governed by the fool.
I have been making banners and other art professionally since 1973, when I started as a street artist in San Francisco. Since then I have created and sold over 17,000 banners. I received a Masters in Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art and I worked toward a PhD in African Art History at Indiana University. My dissertation topic is “How Art Can Make Cities and Neighborhoods More Alive and Vital?”

The Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
Mon-Fri 9-7. Sat 9-5. Open later during theatre performances.
122 S Walnut St
Bloomington, IN 47404
Featured Artists
Martin Beach: The Lithomorphs Strike Back
James Hubbard: Etchings & Linocuts, 2009-2013
Leah Miller-Freeman: Acted Upon, Acting Upon
Anthony Meyer:  A Classification Problem Wherein the Categories Are Hues

The Venue Fine Art & Gifts
114 S. Grant
11am-8pm Tues-Sat, Noon-5 Sunday
Gabriel or David Colman
Show Title: From Ballet to Basketball, Impression of Life by Susie Gregory
The Venue is pleased to feature and exhibition of Impressionist oil paintings by Susie Gregory. Susie’s work highlights Midwest past times such as Hoosier Basketball, life on the lake, and more.

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