Bloom’s 6th Anniversary Bash (Photo Gallery)

Bloom Magazine celebrated its sixth anniversary on August 9 with a gala in the Tudor Room at the Indiana Memorial Union.

The event was attended by more than 200 business and civic leaders, educators, members of the arts community, and contributors to the magazine.

Janiece Jaffe and Curtis Cantwell Jackson and Friends provided the music, BLU Boy Chocolate Café and Cakery baked the fabulous cake, The Awards Center supplied the awards, and IMU Executive Chef Damian Esposito and his staff provided the sumptuous fare.

A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the sixth annual “Bloomie Awards” for the best ads of 2011-2012. Selected from more than 800 ads that appeared in Bloom, the winners were IU School of Optometry, DCSI MediSpa, Cactus Flower, Oliver Winery, By Hand Gallery, IU Foundation, Herndon Design, Urban Cycle Studio, and IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

The “Grand Bloomie” winners, selected by a vote of party attendees, were Relish, Pictura Gallery, and Angel B’s A Galleria of Cakes.

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    Bloom Magazine's (l-r) Social Media Editor Lynae Sowinski, Design Director Kaye Lee Johnston, Editor and Publisher Malcolm Abrams, Associate Publisher Erica De Santis, Associate Editor Ron Eid. Photo by Carolyn Sowinski

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    Katie Becker from WFIU, Mary Krupinski and Barre Klapper from Kirkwood Design Studio. Photo by Lynae Sowinski

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    (l-r) Linda Whikehart from Ivy Tech Community College, Jenny Abrams, Trish Sterling from Sterling Real Estate, and Jennie Vaughan from Ivy Tech and Trina Sterling from Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center. Photo by Lynae Sowinski

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    (l-r) Margaret Fette from The Tailored Fit, Brent Slinkard, Autumn McCoy, and Jill Bolte Taylor. Photo by Lynae Sowinski

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    (l-r) Eric Sandweiss, Bloom Contributors Nancy Hiller and Lee Ann Sandweiss, and Susan Moke from the IU Foundation. Photo by Lynae Sowinski

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    (l-r) Beverly Calendar-Anderson from the City of Bloomington, Toby Strout from Middle Way House, and Doris Sims from City of Bloomington. Photo by Lynae Sowinski

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    (l-r) Bloom intern Libby Peterson, Editor and Publisher Malcolm Abrams, and interns Bridgett Henwood and Alexandra Cooper. Photo by Lynae Sowinski

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    (l-r) Jennifer Mujezinovic from DD Decor Fashion Boutique, Theresa Turnbull and Dr. Mark Sutor from Periodontics Dental Implant Center, and Dana Goode from DD Decor. Photo by Lynae Sowinski

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    (l-r) David and Martha Moore from Pictura Gallery, Donald Griffin Jr. from Griffin Realty, and Nicole Griffin, director of the IU Visitor Information Center. Photo by Lynae Sowinski

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    (l-r) Joseph and Sharrel Boike from Touchstone Wellness Massage & Yoga and designer Patrick Siney. Photo by Lynae Sowinski

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    Christy Deines (left) from Oliver Winery and Rachele Bennett. Photo by Lynae Sowinski

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    Amber Kerezman (left) and Katie Becker from WFIU. Photo by Lynae Sowinski

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    Brittany Allen (left) and Patrick Cannon from DCSI MediSpa. Photo by Lynae Sowinski

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    Jessica Reed from Bloomington Playwrights Project with Paul and Courtney Daily from the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center. Photo by Lynae Sowinski

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    (l-r) Robert Arnove, artist Margie Van Auken, singer/songwriter Krista Detor. Photo by Lynae Sowinski

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    (l-r) Kristin and Pat Harbison from IU Jacobs School of Music and Carolyn Sowinski. Photo by Lynae Sowinski

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    (l-r) Tina Peterson from the Community Foundation, Sharon and Brad Fugate from Relish, Kelly King from Kelly King Creative, and Dan Peterson from Cook Group, Incorporated. Photo by Lynae Sowinski

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    Ferrol Johnson (left) from Abundant Harvest Farms and Neville Vaughan. Photo by Lynae Sowinski

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    (l-r) David and Martha Moore from Pictura Gallery with Stephanie and Kendall Reeves from Spectrum Studio. Photo by Lynae Sowinski

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    (l-r) Monte and Sky Job from Quality Surfaces with Cindy Dutton and Carol Sturgeon from Bailey & Weiler Design/Build. Photo by Lynae Sowinski

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    Barbara Leininger (left) from Arthur Murray Dance Studio and Vickie Davison from Bloomington Hardware. Photo by Lynae Sowinski

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    (l-r) Jack Baker from the Bloomington Cooking School, Una Winterman from IU Bloomington Continuing Studies, and Jan Bulla-Baker from the Bloomington Cooking School. Photo by Lynae Sowinski

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    (l-r) Janiece Jaffe, Steve Mascari, and Curtis Cantwell Jackson. Photo by Lynae Sowinski

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    (l-r) Pamela Hensler from Clendening Johnson & Bohrer, Sheri Benham from Stepping Stones, and Loren Wood from Loren Wood Builders. Photo by Lynae Sowinski

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    Fresh fruit. Photo by Lynae Sowinski

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    Desserts. Photo by Lynae Sowinski

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    The cake baked by BLU Boy Chocolate Café and Cakery. Photo by Lynae Sowinski

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    Oysters and shrimp. Photo by Lynae Sowinski

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    (l-r) Chris Hazel, Danielle Conlon, and Jennifer Hottell from United Way of Monroe County. Photo by Lynae Sowinski

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    (l-r) Sarah Alvarez, Jenny Huggins, and Jennie Vaughan from Ivy Tech Community College. Photo by Lynae Sowinski

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    Bloom's Editor and Publisher Malcolm Abrams (center) with his niece Rowan (left) and her friend Olivia. Photo by Lynae Sowinski

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Comments

  1. Alexandra Cooper says:

    Great photos! I’m digging the new website features. You guys seem to be doing really well! Miss you all and can’t wait to read the next issue!!

    Love,

    Allie

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