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Tonight: 2014’s First 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. Some featured events from Gallery Walk night are below:

by handBy Hand Gallery’s “It’s All Practice”

Jim Kemp was a professional studio potter for more than 32 years. Over the span of his career, he created art in a variety of clay media. Recent works have centered on colorful wall platters, decorative lidded boxes and teapots. Jim’s work was wheel thrown and often stamped and carved. He then used a combination of earthenware clay and glaze mixtures to decorate the surfaces. He was the recipient of numerous awards and his work can be found in many public and private collections. Sadly, Jim died on November 30th 2013. ‘It’s All Practice’ – A commemorative exhibit to celebrate the work of potter, Jim Kemp, Sept. 25, 1955 – Nov. 30, 2013. Opening: Friday February 7th 5 – 8 pm Show dates: February 7th- March 1st at By Hand Gallery.

i fellI Fell ‘s “Thrashed” Exhibit
Experience the synergy between art and action at THRASHED, February’s First Friday at the Fell. Here is your chance to see cutting edge performance art by local skateboarders, along with their paintings, drawings, photographs, and customized boards, not commonly shown in the artistic realm. I Fell resident artists will also be in their studios. Many amazing works of art at all price points will be available for purchase. Visit the I Fell Building for exciting, local, downtown art at this historic site on the west side of downtown Bloomington. More here.

convention centerConvention Center Gallery Grand Opening Tonight
Please join the Convention Center for Gallery Walk TONIGHT, February 7 at 5 PM featuring a ribbon-cutting and opening of the Ralph Rogers Room at the Bloomington Convention Center. A special thank you to Jerry Neely of Rogers Group for sponsoring the upgrade of the Ralph Rogers Room at the Convention Center featuring a modern design with energy efficient lighting system. Included in the remodel is an adaptable hanging system that will allow for rotating art exhibits adding a deeper local experience for our visitors. Dawn Adams is their first featured artist in the Ralph Rogers Room as we join the Downtown Gallery Walk throughout 2014/ Additionally, they are looking forward to the completion of the Cook Group room mid March as well. More here.

alen simicThe Blueline Gallery’s 2014 Gallery Series Alen Simić’s “Love and War in Sarajevo.”
An artist talk with Simić will take place on February 13 at 6 p.m. The gallery talk is open to the public. “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. Born in Slovenia to Bosnian parents, who would later flee their native Bosnia and make a life in Germany, Alen Simić is a graduate of the Ernie Pyle Journalism School at IU and currently works as a freelance photographer and photojournalist in New York City. Previous projects have included local human-interest stories and a series of photographs and articles devoted to the plight of orphaned Tibetan refugee children in Nepal. For more information, visit

Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center February Exhibits & Reception Tonight at 5 p.m.!
Featuring James Hubbard’s “Etchings and Linocuts,” Martin Beach’s “The Lithmorphs Strike Back,” Leah Miller-Freeman’s “Acted Upon, Acting Upon,” and Anthony Meyer’s “A Classification Problem Wherein the Categories Are Hues.” Shows run Feb. 7-March 1.

Job Opportunities
Jewish Theatre of Bloomington
The Jewish Theatre of Bloomington has opportunities for experienced production staff: Technical Director, Stage Manager, Lighting Designer for May, 2014 production. All are paid positions. Rehearsal space also needed April 21 – May 18, 2014. Please contact Audrey,

Bloomington Watercolor Society Meeting and Program
February 10, 6:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church, corner of Washington and Kirkwood.

After a short business meeting, Tricia Wente and Jacki Frey present a demo and guide you along in your own tree painting activity. You will be encouraged to paint from photos or your own imagination. Bring a few paints and paper. There will be drawing paper and charcoal provided. We will discuss and display the creations at the end of the session.

Ideas Network to Generate Ideas for WonderLab Gift Shop
February 10, 2014 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the Monroe County Public Library, Room 1C
Community members are invited to bring their energy and ideas to assist WonderLab Museum of Science, Health & Technology to find innovative ways to move their gift shop toward greater success! I.D.E.A.S. Network is a fun way to join other community members in building collaborative efforts with individuals or organizations by Initiating, Developing, Evaluating, Activating and Sustaining ideas. Attendees meet and network with innovation enthusiasts or creativity seekers. The IDEAS Network is offered by Creative Indiana to build understanding and expertise in creative thinking and process. All are welcome to attend, especially curious, enthusiastic, and community-oriented thinkers! Registration complimentary and appetizers served. For more information: Ladi Terry at 812-219-4493 or To RSVP : Creative Indiana Event Partners: Gayle & Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship, WonderLab, The Venue. Absolute Marketing & Research, Future Problem Solvers Program, My Sister’s Closet, and Success Work!

Quilts at Old National Bank!
Members of Bloomington Art Quilters have contemporary quilts and textiles on exhibit at Old National Bank, 210 E. Kirkwood, Bloomington. The exhibit will be open through March 20. Hours are Monday to Friday 9 to 4; Saturday, 9 to 11.

Deadline is Today for Indiana Arts Commission’s Individual Artist Program Grant Application!
Individual artists living and working in Indiana may request up to $2,000 from the IAP grant program, which does not require matching funds. The grants are intended to assist artists with specific project-related costs that will help them further their artistic career. Eligible projects will only be considered in the areas of visual arts, photography, design, media, crafts and folk arts related to these traditional disciplines. Application guidelines and the online grant application system are currently accessible on the IAC website at Application for this grant program is only available online. Artists are encouraged to read through the guidelines completely before they begin the application process. Applications must be submitted through the Indiana Culture Grants Online at:

Neighborhood Improvement Grants
Interested in a special performing art event or public art project in your neighborhood? The Neighborhood Improvement Grant program is intended to give residents an opportunity to have direct input and influence into the improvement of Bloomington’s neighborhoods – and that includes the arts. These grants provide funds for neighborhood improvement projects that require $2,000 or more. Check out some of the neighborhood projects funded by the grant and see how to apply here. A Letter of Intent is due Friday, February 11, 2014 by 4 p.m. and the application is due Friday, March 28, 2014 by 4 p.m.

leveragingLeveraging Creativity: Artists, Entrepreneurship, and Intellectual Property Law: Artists, Entrepreneurship, and Property Law
Mark your calendars! May 15-16, 2014, Leveraging Creativity: Artists, Entrepreneurship, and Intellectual Property Law will connect Indiana artists and arts administrators with experts in the arts, business, and law.
Come with questions. Leave with confidence. Sessions will focus on the entrepreneurial skills artists need to advance their careers and the legal information arts administrators need to protect intellectual property. More information on speakers and sessions coming to soon.

Artists: Get Listed… for Free January and February!
Check out the Artist Directory at The Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington is offering to enter individual or organizational listings 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

Nonprofit Central February Training Programs
Nonprofit Central, a dedicated resource center for area nonprofits is offering two free training sessions regarding the grant writing process during the month of February. Nonprofit staff, board members and volunteers are encouraged to attend. These classes are free, but we ask that you register. You may register at: register by clicking on the respective class session listed at

Proposal Writing Basics, February 13, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
The class will cover how the proposal fits into the overall grant seeking process, what to include in the standard proposal, and what funders expect to see in your proposal. We’ll also review tips for communicating with funders during the grant process. This class will take place in room 2C of the Monroe County Public Library.
Finding Funders Through the Foundation Center, February 19, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Learn to use the Foundation Center’s database of grant makers to identify potential funding partners. This class will take place in room 2C of the Monroe County Public Library

Coming Up: Indiana Heritage Quilt Show March 6-8
The 23rd Annual Indiana Heritage Quilt Show is coming up in Bloomington, Indiana. Held at the Bloomington Convention Center, this annual quilting extravaganza will include over 200 quilts from around the country competing in several categories for a share of over $12,000 in cash and prizes. In addition to the competitive show, the event also features three full days of quilting workshops for all skill levels, taught by nationally-recognized quilting experts, dozens of vendor booths where you’ll find unique fabrics and other quilting notions and more!
Special Exhibits. This year’s show features a special exhibition from artist Nysha Oren Nelson, who will also be on site as an “artist in residence,” providing demonstrations of his techniques and answering questions throughout the show. There will also be a number of additional quilt related exhibitions around town, with free shuttle transportation provided on Friday and Saturday only, from 11 am to 4 pm.

Community exhibitions will include the following:
-Wylie House Museum – 19th and 20th Century Quilts
-Mather’s Museum of World Cultures – Bridging Cultures: Native American Quilts
-Monroe County History Center – Cracking the Code: Quilts from the Mid-19th Century
-WonderLab – Art Quilts by Beth Schnellenberger
-Farmer House Museum – Textile Arts Passed Down as Family Traditions

Volunteer Opportunities
Be More Awards Nominations – Submit by Today
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.

WonderLab Volunteer Training – Feb. 19WonderLab Museum volunteers encourage visitors of all ages to explore hands-on exhibits and programs, and include teens, college students, scientists, educators, business people, parents and senior adults. There is no retirement age at WonderLab! Some volunteers bring a wide range of expertise, while others learn new skills on the job. Anyone who believes in the value of hands-on experience is welcome. WonderLab volunteers do not need a background in science; all training is provided. Upcoming trainings will be from 3:30-5 p.m. on Feb. 19, March 11 and May 20, and will be held at WonderLab. Minimum age is 12. Please contact Jeanne Gunning at or (812) 337-1337. (

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

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

Quilt Show Hostesses and Greeters – March 6-8
This year’s Indiana Heritage Quilt Show is March 6-8 at the Monroe County Convention Center and expects attendance in the thousands! You don’t need to be a quilter to volunteer! Two or three hour assignments are available for White Glove Hostesses, Ticket and Merchandise Sales, Entry Gate Monitors, KRC Merchant Mall Greeters, and the Stow & Go coat check room. Sit-down positions can be requested. Volunteers receive a free one-day admission to the show – an $8.00 value! Volunteering at the show is a fun way to meet people and share the hospitality that is Bloomington’s hallmark. Register online at, email indicating your preference for day, time, and assignment, or call Susan Brewer at 812-322-6956. Minimum age is 16; 13 if with adult. (

IU Art Museum Events
Noon Talks
School of Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition Participants. Wednesday, February 19, 12:15–1:00 p.m. in the Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor. Associate Professor Laurel Cornell and Visiting Professor Danielle Head will speak about their work on display in the 2014 School of Fine Arts Faculty Exhibiti
Contextualizing Somali Jewelry
Wednesday, February 12, 12:15–1:00 p.m. Raymond and Laura Wielgus Gallery of the Arts of Africa, the South Pacific, and the Americas, third floor. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, many Somali women wore elaborate jewelry crafted from an array of imported objects. This lecture by Heather Marie Akou, associate professor of design, will focus on the social and economic conditions that led to the use of this jewelry, how some of it ended up in the collection of the IU Art Museum, and how it compares to jewelry from other nomadic groups in East Africa such as the Maasai.

IU Cinema Events
Feb. 7-9 – The Burroughs Century – The IU Cinema is participating in The Burroughs Century celebration with the following film screenings this weekend:
Friday, Feb. 7th at 6:30pm – Drugstore Cowboy
The operative word in Drugstore Cowboy is “drug”. Matt Dillon plays Bob, the leader of a group of dopeheads who wander around the country robbing pharmacies to feed their habits. Dillon’s chums include doltish Rick (James Le Gros) and teen-age junkie Nadine (Heather Graham); also along for the ride is Dillon’s wife Dianne (Kelly Lynch). Their nemesis is police officer named Gentry (James Remar), whom Dillon takes perverse delight in humiliating. When one of the young addicts dies of an overdose, it prompts Bob to go straight, a task complicated by his wife’s determination to stay high and the corrupting presence of an ex-priest, played by William Burroughs. (35mm, 102 min, Rated R. Directed by Gus Van Sant.)
Friday, Feb. 7th at 9:30pm – Chappaqua
The hypnotic, psychedelic 1966 cult film written, directed by and starring Conrad Rooks was based on Rooks’ own experiences with drug addiction and his reaffirmation of life while visiting Switzerland. Part of the appeal of Chappaqua is its appearances by famous figures of the 1960s including author William S. Burroughs, French actor Jean-Louis Barrault, guru Swami Satchidananda, jazz musician Ornette Coleman, musical group The Fugs, beat poets Allen Ginsberg and Moondog, and Ravi Shankar — who co-wrote the score with Philip Glass. The film depicts its namesake, Chappaqua, New York as a sleepy hamlet in Westchester County, symbolic of drug-free suburban childhood innocence as well as one of the film’s references to Native American culture. (82 min, Not Rated. Directed by Conrad Rooks.)
Saturday, Feb. 8th at 6:30pm – Twister
Michael Almereyda’s first feature film presents an eccentric Kansas tycoon and the ruins of his eccentric and highly dysfunctional family. Maureen Cleveland, now single, lives with her precocious daughter and her very strange brother, Howdy (Crispin Glover). They wind up trapped in the family mansion as a particularly bad Kansas twister is heading their way. To complicate matters, their estranged father, Eugene (Harry Dean Stanton), joins them with his prudish new girlfriend, a children’s TV evangelist, and announces their engagement. Twister is a medley of bizarre conversations and oddball characters, including William S. Burroughs, who plays a neighbor who enjoys shooting targets in his empty barn. (35mm, 93 min, Rated PG-13. Directed by Michael Almereyda.)

Saturday, Feb. 8th at 9:30pm – Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages
Grave robbing, torture, possessed nuns, and a satanic Sabbath: Benjamin Christensen’s legendary film uses a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the scientific hypothesis that the witches of the Middle Ages suffered the same hysteria as turn-of-the-century psychiatric patients. But the film itself is far from serious—instead it’s a witches’ brew of the scary, gross, and darkly humorous. Producer Antony Balch commissioned William S. Burroughs to provide narration of this 1968 version, with a soundtrack featuring Jean-Luc Ponty. (35mm, 76 min, Not Rated. Directed by Benjamin Christensen.)

Sunday, Feb. 9th at 3:00pm – Burroughs Shorts Program
As old friends, William S. Burroughs and Antony Balch began their film careers together in 1963 with the silent, surreal and very short film titled William Buys a Parrot. The films to come would be born from Burroughs’ unique writing techniques. The program includes Towers Open Fire (1963), The Cut-Ups (1967), William Buys a Parrot (1963), Bill and Tony (1972) and Ghosts at No. 9(1982) and more! (16mm/Digital, 80 min, Not Rated. Directed by Antony Balch and others.)

Sunday, Feb. 9th at 6:30 pm – Naked Lunch
Peter Weller stars as exterminator Bill Lee, who finds himself following his wife into an addiction to the bug powder he uses for his trade. After accidentally killing her, he descends into a hallucinatory existence in which he imagines himself a secret agent answering to a series of bizarre creatures. He channels his energies into writing “reports” on his delusional mission, while trying to break his addiction. The story reflects events in the life of William Burroughs as he developed the infamous novel. (35mm, 115 min, Rated R. Directed by David Cronenberg.)

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Upcoming Calls for Visual and Performing Artists
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!

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