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Farmer House Museum Exhibit 

The Bellevue Group presents works by Karen  Holtzklaw throughout April. The reception will be April 4 from 5-7 at the Farmer House Museum.The Workroom Gallery at the Farmer House will be featuring a retrospective of both painting and drawings. The Bellevue Group is an organization of artists whose history goes back to the Bellevue Gallery, a longtime cooperative cooperative gallery which began in Bloomington in 1987. The Farmer House Museum is a time capsule house of Bloomington which is dedicated to preserving, interpreting and fostering the heritage of Bloomington and Monroe County.More on Farmer House here.

Pictura Gallery 6 Year Anniversary: Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor Join Pictura  the Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor Exhibit. 5 – 8 pm. Show runs April 3rd through May 28th.
‘Mandatory Expression: Prague’. Photography by Kyle Spears at By Hand Gallery In this exhibit, Bloomington based photographer, Kyle Spears showcases his most recent body of work from Prague, Czech Republic. Receeption tonight from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. More here.

The Fell welcomes Joy Bridy: Hearth.  A West Virginia potter with Bloomington roots, Bridy will be exhibiting her most recent wood fired functional ceramics, connecting past and present in a celebration of food, friends and handmade objects of daily living.  I Fell artists will also be in their studios.  Located at 415 West 4th Street, admission is free; parking is free in the 4th Street Parking Garage. Visit for more information!.


April Exhibits at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center

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.  More here.

Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center March 10–May 19: Richard Fields: Photography: “Mostly Indiana” More here.



Volunteer Photographers needed at Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Volunteer photographers help capture the moment at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. The BCT is looking for talented, enthusiastic artists interested in photographing all types of events, from dance to theater, and all types of subjects, including artists, patrons, and a historic building. The volunteer photographer job description provides more details. Ready to get started? Contact associate director Rebecca Stanze at 812-323-3023 or marketing@buskirkchumley.orgClick here for more information! 

Ivy Tech Student Productions, Macbeth –  April 11 in Rose Firebay Tickets are now available for Ivy Tech Student Productions, Macbeth, by William Shakespeare. Macbeth opens on April 11 at Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center and runs April 12 and April 17-19 in the Rose Firebay. In a cast of 19, 13 actors are Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington students. The two lead characters, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, are Ivy Tech students. Macbeth is the closing performance for 2013-14 Ivy Tech Student Productions. Oleanna opened last August (2013) and No Exit last October (2013). The 2014-15 Ivy Tech Student productions season will be announced early summer 2014. Macbeth, 2013-14 Ivy Tech Student Productions, is intended for a PG-13 audience.  Tickets are available for purchase at the Buskirk-Chumley box office, or by visiting Tickets are $15 (general admission) and $5 (students and seniors).


Next Weekend: COMBINE 2014! 


muralsZone Arts Grant Program Now Accepting Applications “Paint Jake’s” Zone Arts Grant – 2013 The Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association (BUEA) and BEAD are now accepting applications for the Zone Arts Grant Program. This program is designed to help support arts activities within the boundaries of the Bloomington Urban Enterprise Zone. Individual artists, teams of artists, local businesses and nonprofit organizations (including neighborhood groups) are eligible to apply for project support that will do one or more of the following for residents and businesses within the Urban Enterprise Zone: facilitate involvement in arts and cultural activities, provide an opportunity to participate in the creative process, advance the quality and availability of the arts in the Zone or celebrate or enhance the identity of the Zone. Exhibits, concerts, performances, festivals, art markets, art space development and public art (including murals) are examples of the types of projects eligible for funding through the BUEA and BEAD Zone Arts Grant Program. Guidelines and application for the program are available on the City of Bloomington website at The application deadline is May 9 at 5 p.m. For more information on the grant program, contact Assistant Economic Development Director for the Arts Miah Michaelsen at or 349.3534.



Indiana Limestone Symposium is (almost) around the corner! Now that spring is near, in southern Indiana carvers are beginning to imagine the ground covered with stone dust instead of snow. Yep, it’s time to think about June and spending a few days, a week, or more at the Indiana Limestone Symposium. This year, their sessions run from Sunday, June 8, to Saturday, June 28. Big news—they are expanding their figure carving instruction! They now offer separate beginning and advanced figure carving workshops. The beginning workshop will be taught by the irrepressible Amy Brier, and the advanced workshop will be taught by John Fisher, a brilliant sculptor who spent many years carving in Italy and is now based in California. The schedule: June 8-14: Session I   June 15-21: Independent carving (for participants in Sessions I or II or Symposium alumni) June 15-21: Beginning Figure Carving June 22-28: Advanced Figure Carving June 22-28: Session II They will continue to teach hand carving every weekday morning from 9:00 a.m. to noon. You can register here.

columnHave you gotten a word in yet? Above: “(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 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.

10001497_301666429981268_1487212010_nCall 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 by May 1st and provide  a JPG of the artwork (file size not to exceed 2MB), artwork dimensions, artist name, and contact information.


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  -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.
Youth Classes This Month at Cardinal Stage Company! Announcing Masterclasses for students who are looking to improve their audition skills! IU MFA student Evelyn Gaynor (Goneril in King Lear and NSAL Lora Shiner Memorial Award winner) will lead classes in techniques that will help student actors take control of the audition situation. Younger students and their parents will learn what to expect in the room and basic presentation skills, including eye contact, diction, and posture. Older students will prepare and work monologues for future audition situations. Experienced actors know there is power in preparation. Now is your chance to fine tune your personal presentation and monologue selections. Ages 7-11: April 19th 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Ages 12-18: April 12th and 19th 1 pm. to 5 p.m. Space is limited! Register today! Click here to register! 
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 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 to complete the application form.

For more information on who is speaking, click here! 

The Bloomington Peace Choir’s Spring concert “Season of Joy”

Saturday, May 17 at 3pm at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church

100 N State Road 46, Bloomington Free admission! Please bring canned goods to be collected at the door for the Hoosier Hills Food Bank.A reception will follow concert.

The Monroe County History Center Annual Summer Camp! Join them in bringing history to life with arts, crafts, field trips, and more! Ages 6 to 12! Monday-Friday 9:00-3:00 (4:00 pick-up time optional for an additional fee) and 3 Camp Weeks Available Indiana Sings- Indiana’s Music History Mon, June 9 – Fri, June 13 Gross History- The Yuk Factor Mon, June 23 – Fri, June 27 Who we are – searching for our roots Mon, July 7 – Fri, July 11 Each session is $125/participant. Discounts available for booking multiple sessions, families that book for more than one child, and to History Center members. Space is limited, enroll soon. Call (812) 332-2517 or email today: Martha Wainscott, ext. 3, email: or  Hillary Detty, ext. 2, email: Registration forms are also available on their

North Theatre presents A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart and Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Originally Produced on Broadway by Harold S. Prince Directed and Orchestrated by Sarah Miller  North Theatre is going to the Forum with the laugh-a minute riot, A Funny Thing that Happened on the Way to the Forum for this year’s Spring Musical. Performances run April 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11 and 12, 2014, all with a 7:30 curtain, except April 6, with a 2:00 matinee performance in the BHSN Auditorium.  Considered to be one of Broadway’s greatest farces, Forum is a light, fast-paced, witty, and  irreverent  musical that goes back to the roots of  comedy, combining situations from the 2000 year old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the wild energy of classic vaudeville.  Tickets go on sale March 12, 2014. Tickets may be reserved by calling 330-7724 ext. 50235, or reserve or purchase at BHSN website: .
Fate by Bloomington Symphony Orchestra 

Join the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Nick Hersh for the final concert of their 44th Season!

Verdi – Overture to La Forza Del Destino

Tchaikovsky – Symphony #4, op 36 F minor

When: Saturday April 26, 2014 – 7:30 pm Bloomington High School North

General Admission: $15|Students 18 and under: Free

2 for 1 General Admission when you present your WTIU member card (in person only)


Celebrating the Music of David Baker Please join April Baker Ayers (violin), Luke Gillespie (piano), and Carl Weinburg (clarinet) for a FREE celebration of the unique musical compositions of David Baker. Here’s the program, all by David Baker (who is also known—at least to April—as “dad”): Evening Thought, (Carl Weinberg and Luke Gillespie) at the Free United Methodist Church.

Start Hooping this Spring Beginning Mondays April 14th: “You CAN learn to Hoop Dance!” Beginning Level – Join this wonderful 6 week hoop dance course with Paula Chambers, who will focus on hoop dance hoop dance as a great way to get fit while getting in touch with your inner dancer. Learn tricks and techniques for Core, and arms, legs, and more! Class is 50 minutes of FUN, Flow & Fitness! $90 for 6 weeks includes the use of a hoop during class time.

Warrior Flow: Level 2 Hoop Class “Warrior Flow Hoop Class”

Classes run April 15 through May 20th at 8 p.m. So you have had some experience hooping and are ready for the next step? Join this Intermediate Hoop Dance Class with Paula of The Hudsucker Posse and take your inner Hoop Warrior to the next level! It is recommended you have had 1-2 six week sessions with Paula at Panache or elsewhere, OR that you have a good grasp of hooping through your own practice, ie:30+ hours of “Flight-Time”. This class will focus on really polishing our hoop dance practice and deepening your experience in the hoop through drills, drill and more drills, as well as deeper guided meditations to Unlock your true potential.** It is expected that hoopers at this level have a favorite hoop already for class use. However hoops will be available at the first class. Register here.

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

Buskirk-Chumley Theater Orientation – April 14 From a family play by a local theater company, to the Lotus World Music Festival, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater gives you up to 200 opportunities a year to usher. Ushers are the face of the theater, greeting visitors, taking tickets and assisting patrons. Ushering requires a commitment of about four hours, with most events on evenings and weekends. Ushers must be friendly and able to work with a wide variety of people. If you volunteer twice or more in a month, you get a complimentary ticket for a show the following month! The next volunteer orientation is from 7-8:30 p.m. on April 14. Minimum age is 12. Please contact Regine Richter-McClain at (812) 323-3020 (

Volunteer Photographers needed at Buskirk-Chumley Theater! 

Volunteer photographers help capture the moment at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. The BCT is looking for talented, enthusiastic artists interested in photographing all types of events, from dance to theater, and all types of subjects, including artists, patrons, and a historic building. The volunteer photographer job description provides more details. Ready to get started? Contact associate director Rebecca Stanze at 812-323-3023 or Click here for more information! 


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

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

Artist and Creative Spaces Available


CFC Properties

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Upcoming Calls for Visual and Performing Artists
Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship Guidelines  Five Contemporary Visual Artists in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin to Receive $25,000 Fellowships. Now in its 9th year, the Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowships were established to increase public awareness of contemporary visual art in the Midwest. The intent of the fellowship is to reward creativity and encourage emerging and established individual artists by supporting their artistic development.  2014 Fellowship Overview In 2014, five $25,000 fellowships will be awarded. Eligibility Criteria  Applicants must meet the below eligibility criteria by the submission due date.

  • AGE 25 or older by May 8, 2014
  • RESIDENT of either Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota or Wisconsin as of May 2013
  • COMMITMENT to reside in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota or Wisconsin the duration of the fellowship (September 2014-September 2015).
  • Past Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellows are not eligible to apply.

Fellowship Categories  Applicants must work in one of the following mediums.

  • Installation
  • Sculpture
  • New Media

Selection Criteria All applicants will be reviewed in an anonymous process by a nationally selected jury.  The Juror will review digital images and/video and the accompanying narrative based on the following criteria.

  • Quality and skill
  • Creativity and uniqueness
  • Commitment to developing work
  • Impact the award will have on the artist’s career

Application Due Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014.  The Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowships are made possible by the Efroymson Family Fund, a donor-advised fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF). Artists interested in applying for the 9th round of the fellowship can download the complete 2014 guidelines and submission instructions and submit an online application.

Request for Proposal: Sculptures in Nashville The Nashville Arts and Entertainment Commission has released a Request for Proposal seeking a sculpture that will have a strong visual impact and identify Nashville as a community that embraces the arts. The sculpture will be placed on a 4’ X 4’ concrete pad  by the town parking lot at the corner of Pat Reilly Drive and Jefferson Street at the south  edge of the village. The site is open and can accommodate a structure 10-foot tall or larger. The selected Artist/Owner must sign a 2-year Lease Agreement as per the attached RFP  and the art will be for sale to the general public. The selected Artist/Owner will receive a  lease fee of $2,500 for the two year period.

Those interested in applying for the sculpture are encouraged to download the RFP at Entertainment.html . All entries must be received no later than Friday, May 16, 2014.

Reservation of Rights: The Nashville Arts and Entertainment Commission and the Town of Nashville reserve the right to reject any and all submission, in whole or in part, and to  waive any immaterial defect or informality in any proposal as may be permitted by law.  Please send applications in a sealed envelope to: Town of Nashville, Attn: Public Art c/o Sandie Jones, PO Box 446, Nashville, Indiana 47448.

If you have any questions you may contact Records Clerk Sandie Jones at 812-988-7064 or e-mail at


Call 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

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

 More info on the website here! 

IU Art Museum Events 

Special Exhibitions: Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions

April 2-May 11, 2014 in the Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor

At 6:30 p.m. during the opening receptions, each exhibitor will give a brief talk about his or her work in the Thomas T. Solley Atrium, first floor.


Stephen Crimarco, Photography, Alysha Kupferer, Textiles, Christina Weaver, Painting April 2-23  in the Thomas T. Solley Atrium Second Floor

See the full exhibition listing online.


Giving Back to Africa: Beta Histoire

April 1-30, 2014 in the Thomas T. Solley Atrium, second floor

Children in the Democratic Republic of Congo tell stories to each other every night. These stories often have a moral lesson or try to explain something in the world. The storytelling always begins with a child raising his/her hand and saying, “Beta Histoire,” or “I want to tell a story.” Experience the stories told in this exhibition of photographs by students in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

IU Cinema Events


“Astronome” and “King Henry” – Friday, April 11 at 6:30pm

Heralded as “the Godfather of the American avant-garde,”Richard Foreman, founder of the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, has been creating unique theatrical visions for over 45 years. Astronome: A Night at the Opera, his collaboration with avant-garde composer John Zorn and documented by filmmaker Henry Hills, presents “a disturbing initiation” that is singular in Foreman’s career, yet still bears the indelible marks of Foreman’s style. As a companion piece, Hills’ ownKing Richard is a revealing portrait of the artist, which is both a charming interview and a filmic reflection of the theatrical world Foreman has created. (DCP presentation)

This program is free, but ticketed.


“Last Year at Marienbad” – Saturday, April 12 at 3:00pm

In Alain Resnais’ film, we know for certain that a man and woman meet at a château and disagree on whether they met in Marienbad the year before. What happens afterward within this surrealistic dream world however remains mysterious. As space and time become slippery entities, the film invites multiple interpretations of the couple’s strange, elliptical encounters. A hallmark of the French New Wave and a meditation on memory and longing, “Last Year at Marienbad” is a singular cinematic experience. In French language with English subtitles. (35mm presentation)

This film is free, but ticketed.

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