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March 26, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

New this Week from BEAD

“(C)olumn” by Jiangmei Wu and Jon Racek Artists Jiangmei Wu and Jon Racek are seeking community input for a public art project to be located at 2nd and Walnut Streets in Downtown Bloomington. The project, entitled “(C)olumn” will be a 13-foot tall illuminated column-shaped “room” fabricated of stainless steel.  (C )olumn was selected as the capstone public art project for the South Walnut Streetscape and will serve as a gateway to the BEAD district.  Another feature of (C)olumn is its participatory and inclusive design. Built into the final design process is an opportunity for public involvement.  The sculpture as designed is comprised of individual words describing Bloomington which define not only the column’s structure but also its visual composition as well. The artists are inviting the public to visit the project’s website by April 16 at http://columnbloomington.com/ and suggest words that describe aspects of Bloomington for possible inclusion in the composition.  The artists will select from words submitted to complete the final column design.  The words will then be lasercut into steel using digital fabrication equipment. The sculpture is scheduled to be installed in fall of 2014 and is being administered by the City of Bloomington Arts Commission through the City’s Percentage for the Arts program.  Both artists are members of the Indiana University Department of Apparel Merchandising & Interior Design. (C)olumn marks Wu and Racek’s first public art project for the City of Bloomington. Star Wars Theme of WonderLab’s Programs For First Week of Spring Break Season The WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology in Bloomington will offer special programming throughout March and early April when schools in the region are on spring break. The programs kicked off this past Monday with live animal shows, drop-in science craft workshops, and a blockbuster weekend program, all of which have science content and also tie in with the new Star Wars movie to be released in 2015. Snakes of Planet Earth, which showcases a wide variety of snakes found only on our planet in the Star Wars universe, will be presented in one-hour shows by Snakehead Ed on Tuesday, March 25. Shows will be at 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm. Show tickets are $2, plus museum admission, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis the day of each show. The climax of these spring break programs is the Jedi Science Weekend on March 22 and 23. This blockbuster program brings a galaxy far, far away close to home with hands-on activities that involve creating images of lightsabers using thermodynamics, drawing upon the “Jedi” powers of the human senses, riding on a real hovercraft, and more! Special science guests on hand will be Quadrangles – Team 3494 FIRST Robotics Team Bloomington High School South showcasing real robots and also Karna Desai, a graduate student from the IU Astronomy Department and an AAS Astronomy Ambassador, who will share information about NASA’s missions to Europa and Mars. Visitors are encouraged to come in costume as a Jedi, Sith, Wookie, R2D2, or another character, and take “selfie” photos of themselves either with a costumed storm trooper, rebel pilot or other Star Wars costumed member of the 501st Legion Bloodfin Garrison, or in front of an image of space backdrop. Please see the museum’s website for information about when special guests will be present and the hours of these special activities The City of Bloomington Department of Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) and Bloomington Arts Commission Announces Call to Artists for “Art Right Up Your Alley” “Art Right Up Your Alley” is a community-based art exhibit sponsored by HAND in partnership with the Arts Commission celebrating the neighborhoods of Bloomington. The exhibit will feature work that showcases neighborhoods of Bloomington—their architecture, environment, people and activities. The exhibition will run June 1—30, 2014 in the City Hall Atrium. The opening celebration will be Saturday, June 7 10:00 a.m.—noon coinciding with HAND’s Blooming Neighborhood Celebration. Artists 18 and over are encouraged to submit work in any media with a neighborhood-related subject matter suitable for hanging in a public  space.To submit work, artists are asked to e-mail Miah Michaelsen at michaelm@bloomington.in.gov by May 1st and provide  a JPG of the artwork (file size not to exceed 2MB), artwork dimensions, artist name, and contact information.

Leveraging Creativity: Artists, Entrepreneurship, and Intellectual Property Law Workshop One part artist workshop and one part academic conference, Leveraging Creativity will focus on the entrepreneurial skills artists need to advance their careers and the legal issues arts administrators face when working with artists’ intellectual property. Conference speakers include artists, arts administrators, and scholars. For a full list of conference speakers & sessions, click here. Sessions will include:

  • Marketing & Social Media
  • Business Plans
  • Selling & Promoting Your Art
  • Copyright Protection
  • Music licensing
  • Performance Rights
  • Appropriation & more!

Reserve your spot for Leveraging Creativity: Artists, Entrepreneurship, and Intellectual Property Law. But hurry – space is limited!

WonderLab’s Free Teen Night Theme: “Divergent”   Teens will take over the WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology in Bloomington for a free Teen Night on Friday, March 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Just in time for the release of the movie “Divergent,” attending guests can take part in activities to see if they’re more likely a member of the Dauntless or Erudite groups featured in the movie! The Bloomington Battle Games Group will be on hand to demonstrate how to fight with padded demonstration swords, and then teens can test their skills with a member of the group. Members of the IU Physics Club will take a more “Erudite” approach with science activities that illuminate survival based on cunning and knowledge. Teen Night, which is sponsored by IU Health Community Health, is open to teens in middle and high school, or home school equivalent. Admission and food are free. More at www.wonderlab.org.

Lily & Madeleine Join Over the Rhine at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater The Buskirk-Chumley Theater is proud to present Indiana’s own Lily & Madeleine as the opening act for Over the Rhine on Friday, March 28th at 8 PM. Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz entered world stage when the black and white footage of the Indianapolis teenagers singing their first original song, “In the Middle,” racked up a quarter of a million YouTube views. Their first EP, The Weight of the Globe, was produced by Bloomington’s Paul Mahern and they contributed guest vocals to the soundtrack of John Mellencamp’s musical, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. The sisters will present a strong opening act for Over the Rhine, another family duo with mid-western connections. Over the Rhine, a husband and wife team based on Cincinnati, will present an evening of acoustic music on a stage perfectly suited for such a performance.  Tickets can be purchased by phone at 812-323-3020, online at www.bctboxoffice.com, or in person at the BCT Box Office at 114 E Kirkwood Avenue.Tickets are $25.  Bloomington’s New Custom Color: Eggplant Now Available at Pygmalion’s Art Supplies

It is a new color for your artistic palette. Eggplant-a rich and vibrant purple color. All proceeds from the sale of this color will benefit the John Waldron Arts Center for Kids Scholarship Fund. What a great thing! The color sells for  only $8.95! Create art with this new color and enter it in the Pygmalion’s Eggplant Art Show. All entries are due at the retail store April 9th. The only rule is that you must use the color in the work of art. The contest is open to all ages of artists. All media are accepted. Cash and merchandise prizes will be awarded.  Pygmalion’s will host an “Eggplant Party & Show” April 11th 6-9 p.m.–one night only. Purchase this new and exciting new color and support young artists. More here.

Don’t Miss These Lotus Blossoms Events!  Monday, March 24: Genticorum Workshop and Performance • 7pm (doors open at 6:30)  – Monroe County Public Library Auditorium (303 E. Kirkwood) Learn about traditional Canadian Quebecois music, song, and foot-percussion from Genticorum, a critically acclaimed trio from Montreal. Pascal Gemme, Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand, and Yann Falquet capture the essence of French-Canadian traditional culture with a big, joyous sound and brilliant musicianship. (Here’s a video preview.)  Please note: Seating is on a first come, first served basis; venue capacity is 144. Saturday, March 29 Family Day at the World Bazaar • 11am – 2pm  – Binford Elementary School gymnasium (2300 E. 2nd) A multicultural arts-and-education event for kids and parents. Volunteers from the Bloomington community (and around the globe) present arts, music, language, and international crafts that let kids get their hands on the world. Appropriate for all ages, but especially fun for kids in grades K-6. With live performances by the IU International Vocal Ensemble (11:15), Ritmos Latinos Indiana (12:30), and Hudsucker Posse Hoopers (1:30).

April Events at the Monroe County History Center -4th from 5:30-7:30pm, exhibit opening reception, Avi Katz, “Living in Color”, free and open to the public. -7th at 11:30am, Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony, lunch and awards ceremony, please RSVP to Martha at 812-332-2517, ext. 3 or by email:education@monroehistory.org.  -8th at 7pm, Civil War Roundtable. Free and open to the public. -10th at 4:30pm, Annual Membership Meeting -12th at 11am, WFHB presents Saturday’s Child, a different local musician will play live each month. Free and open to the public. -28th at 5pm, Join us for a presentation by Avi Katz about his work in colorizing the historic photos of Bloomington featured in our newest exhibit.

April Exhibits at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center Above:Save As:  A Computer-Aided Design& 3D Printing Exhibition by Indiana University Faculty  Exhibits open Friday, April 4 with a reception from 5-8! Shows run April 4-26.

Registration Opens for TEDxBloomington  While bicyclists will be spinning around the track at Little 500 on Saturday, April 26, downtown Bloomington will be discussing “What Goes ‘Round” in the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. The third day-long TEDxBloomington will feature local and national speakers presenting ideas that are literally or metaphorically round, spherical, global, or cyclical. Designed to spark discussion and build larger,  more diverse networks among participants, the event encourages attendees to be more active in both their local and global communities.  Featuring live and video presentations, each lasting 4 to 18 minutes, TEDxBloomington will run 10:30am-5:00pm on the 26th. Tickets are available now at www.TEDxBloomington.com or at the BCT Box Office (114 E. Kirkwood Ave. or 812-323-3020). General admission tickets are $50, but an “early bird ticket” of $40 is available until April 1. A limited number of scholarships are available. To apply, for a scholarship, please visit TEDxBloomington.com to complete the application form.

For more information on who is speaking, click here! 

Cardinal Stage Company Red Feather Gala

Honorary Chairs Karen Howe Fernandez & John Fernandez

Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 6:00 PM at the Presidents Hall at  Franklin Hall (601 E. Kirkwood Ave.) Award Presenters include:  Glenda Ritz: Indiana Superintendent of Public Education; Mark Kruzan: Mayor of Bloomington Black Tie Optional & Cocktails and Silent Auction.  Dinner provided by: One World Catering and Live auction by Jimmy Dean Coffey Dance to the music of Janiece Jaffe.  Dinner – $95 per person ($65 is tax deductible)  Purchase tickets here!  The Diary of Anne Frank, adapted by Wendy Kesselman, based on the original play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett When:  Sat., March 29, and Sat., April 5, 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm Where:  Bloomington High School South Carmichael Auditorium Black Box (on-stage), 1965 S. Walnut St. Tickets for The Diary of Anne Frank are $15 ($10 for students), and can be purchased in advance at MusicalArtsTix.com or at the South box office one-half hour before each show. In this powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination. An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, “The Diary of Anne Frank” captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence—their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief.

Spring Swing Dance to be held at Bloomington High School North. The Bloomington High School North Jazz Bands will present the 3rd Annual Swing Dance on Friday, March 28th from 7:00 to 10:30 p.m.  in the BHS North Ballroom.  The event will include a free swing dance lesson followed by open dancing.  Live swing dance music will be provided by the Bloomington North jazz bands under the direction of Janis Stockhouse and Thomas Wilson.  The Tri-North Middle School Jazz Band will also perform, under the direction of Amanda Herceg.  Refreshments for sale will include club mocktails and premium desserts!  There will also be a silent auction.  40’s era dress is encouraged and no dance partner is required.  Admission is $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for those 18 and under, available at the door.  All proceeds for the evening will support the BHSN Band program.  Visit bhsnbands.com for more information. Job & Internship Opportunities

Windfall Dancers is Looking for Interns One intern position will focus on marketing and fund development and the other will focus on improving operations and organizational processes.  Both would have other duties as assigned. Email Kathleen Olges with questions and to apply.

Volunteer Opportunities

Recruitment through the Volunteer Network – Register Now! Get oriented to the best practices of writing, recruiting, and posting your opportunity listings in this free training session. Register online here. Upcoming training dates: Thursday, March 20 from 3-5 p.m. and Thursday, April 17 from 3-5 p.m.  IU Art Museum Volunteers Needed The IU Art Museum is currently seeking volunteers for summer events. Volunteers are needed to assist guests during several events in June and July. Additional help is also needed to distribute promotional materials during the months of May and June. For more information, please contact Ann Fields at 856-3138 or ankafiel@indiana.edu.

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 info@bloomingtonarts.org.

Artist and Creative Spaces Available

CFC Properties

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Upcoming Calls for Visual and Performing ArtistsCall for Makers Makevention is a celebration of the do-it-yourself spirit with loads of local and regional makers sharing their love for making.  Makevention is all about makers including tech enthusiasts, artists, educators, crafters, hobbyists, and tinkerers all who have a love of making. . Makevention 2014 will be held August 30, 2014 at the Convention Center in Bloomington, Indiana. Organizers are currently taking exhibitor applications for this year’s event. Go to our Call for Makers page to reserve your space today.  If you are interested in exhibiting at Makevention, please put in an application. If you have any questions, contact us at contact@makevention.org.

Interested in who exhibits at Makevention? Check out the exhibitor list from 2013:

 More info on the website here! 

 

Call for Submissions: WonderLab Museum

The WonderLab Museum announces a call for submissions to “Nano Art”, an exhibition of  images focusing on nanoscience, which will be on display from June 3 – September 7, 2014. We  request submission of compelling and aesthetically appealing images that show biological or physical structures or processes that are at the nano- or micro- size scale.  “Nano Art” will be part of WonderLab’s summer 2014 science exhibition called “Nano: Small  Science, Big Fun!” Approximately 25,000 museum visitors will view the Nano Art Exhibition,  and experience the observational power of light and electron microscopy and other technologies  to produce images that help us see the world in a whole new way. WonderLab’s hands-on,  science-focused environment offers a surprising alternative to traditional settings for formal art exhibitions, adding vitality to local art opportunities. This project is supported by grants from the  Bloomington Arts Commission and Ivy Tech-Bloomington, the Community Foundation of  Bloomington and Monroe County, the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

WonderLab invites you to submit images for juried review to the “Nano Art” exhibition. Images  will be reviewed by a panel consisting of a local artist, a research scientist and a WonderLab  staff member. Guidelines for submission are as follows:

They request submission of compelling and aesthetically appealing images that show biological or physical structures or processes that are at the nano- or micro- size scale.

 

• Submit low-resolution images (less than 2 MB) as a jpeg file for review. They will request higher resolution files for selected images.

• All submitted images must be your own work.

• For each image submitted, provide a title/label and brief (75 word maximum) description.

• For each image submitted, include a scale bar.

• Include a 50-word biographical sketch of the submitting artist/researcher.

• There is no limit to the number of images that may be submitted.

• WonderLab will provide printing, framing and hanging of the selected images. Final print size will be approximately 12 x 16 in.

• Submitters of winning images will be asked to sign a release for WonderLab to display the images from June 3 – September 7, 2014 at the WonderLab Museum and on the museum’s website (www.wonderlab.org). After the exhibition, images will be archived in WonderLab’s collection.

• Submitters of winning images will receive a Certificate of Exhibition Award and will be invited to an award reception at the WonderLab Museum.

• WonderLab is an equal opportunity employer and will consider submissions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status,

disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, number of dependents, or any other legally protected status.

 

Directions for Submission: 

• Submit to: kjinnes@wonderlab.org

• Mark your file “Nano Art Submission” in the subject line.

• Deadline: Monday, March 31, 2014

• Questions? Contact Karen Jepson-Innes at kjinnes@wonderlab.org or 812.337.1337 x17

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 http://www.newbelgium.com/Events/clips-beer-and-film/submit-your-film.aspx 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 http://www.newbelgium.com/Events/clips-beer-and-film.aspx. For more information on New Belgium Brewing, visit www.newbelgium.com.

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!

IU Art Museum Events 

One-Hour Exhibition: Ruth Bernhard Friday, March 28, 3:00–4:00 p.m. Visitors should meet in the museum’s third floor office. No pre-registration is required, but space is limited. Admission will be on a first come, first served basis. In recognition of National Women’s History Month, this one-hour exhibition will focus on the work of the twentieth-century modernist photographer Ruth Bernhard. Drawing from the IU Art Museum’s collection, Nan Brewer, the Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper, will discuss Bernhard’s work in a range of subjects with a special focus on the female nude.  Special Exhibitions: Matisse’s Jazz and Other Works from Indiana University Collections  April 2–May 25, 2014 in the Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor In addition to highlighting the IU Art Museum’s rare complete suite of twenty color stencil prints from Jazz—Matisse’s last and greatest book project—this exhibition will include more than thirty other works by this modern master from the holdings of the Art Museum and Lilly Library. Special attention will be paid to the artist’s works on paper and book illustrations from the 1920s through the end of his career.

IU Cinema Events

War Horse – Sunday, March 23 at 6:30pm

Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit. Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. Filled with stirring music and songs, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage. (2K DCP presentation)

Tickets are $12 for IUB students and $15 for the public.

http://www.cinema.indiana.edu/?post_type=film&p=6078

 

Jorgensen Guest Lecture with Patrick Wang – Friday, March 28 at 3pm

Patrick Wang graduated from MIT with a degree in Economics and a concentration in Music and Theatre Arts. As an economist, he has studied energy policy, game theory, and income inequality at the Federal Reserve Bank, the Harvard School for Public Health and other organizations. As a theater director, he has specialized in classical verse drama (world premiere of Diane Arnson Svarlien’s translation of Medea) and new works (Surviving the Nian, Jonathan Larson Award). He has taught and directed productions at the Stella Adler Studio and The Neighborhood Playhouse. A collection of his short drama was published as The Monologue Plays. His performance in M. Butterfly was the subject of Leah Hager Cohen’s book, The Stuff of Dreams. This lecture is free.

http://www.cinema.indiana.edu/?post_type=film&p=6152

My Child – Monday, March 24 at 7pm

What happens when your child comes out to you? My Child is a feature documentary about a very courageous and inspiring group of mothers and fathers in Turkey, who are parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-gender individuals. They have not only gone through the difficult path of accepting their children for who they are, but also have taken the next step to share their experiences with other LGBT families and the public. In My Child seven parents intimately share their experiences with the viewer, as they redefine what it means to be parents, family, and activists in this conservative, homophobic, and trans-phobic society. In Turkish language with English subtitles. (2K DCP presentation) Director Can Candan is scheduled to be present. This film is free, but ticketed.

http://www.cinema.indiana.edu/?post_type=film&p=6162

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