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May 4, 2015 / ivytechartspartner

Wonderlab: First Friday Series

WonderLab Open First Friday Evening With Intergenerational Art Photo of artwork by Donna Whitsitt Join in an intergenerational exploration of the connections between art and science during First Friday Evening Science of Art: Watercolor on Friday, May 1 at the WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology in Bloomington. Meet and talk with Brown County artist Donna Whitsitt as she demonstrates how she uses watercolor and ink to depict nature. In related visitor activities, explore this medium by experimenting with absorption properties of watercolor, using a microscope to make a tiny watercolor painting, and creating a magnet on watercolor board to take home. Expressions of Nature, an exhibition of artwork by Ms. Whitsitt, is on display at WonderLab through May 15.


In addition, there will be a display on First Friday Evening of watercolor art by residents of Bell Trace Senior Living Community, as well as a selection of their handmade watercolor notecards available to purchase in the museum gift store. Outside the museum, Lilly Meister, a teenage Bloomington artist, will be singing and playing guitar.  This event is part of First Fridays, the monthly celebration of the arts in Bloomington, and also is part of 2015 Creative Aging Festival. Half-price general museum admission ($3.50) will be in effect from 5:00 pm until the museum closes at 8:30 pm. The activities are recommended for all ages and are included with museum admission. A small plate meal, freshly prepared by Bloomingfoods, will be available to buy in the WonderLab café. Free parking spaces will be available in the 4th Street Parking Garage after 6:00 pm. First Friday Evening Science of Art: Watercolor 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. The monthly program series is part of WonderLab’s mission to highlight the connections between science and art. WonderLab is an award-winning science museum and destination located at 308 West Fourth Street on the B-Line Trail in the heart of the downtown Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD). For more information, call 812-337-1337 ext. 25 or go online to WonderLab’s Facebook page or the website at

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