26 Thursday / April 26, 2018

BHSN Evening of the Arts

07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Bloomington High School North Media Center (library)
https://www.mccsc.edu/bloomingtonhsn

Evening of the Arts is a celebration of the visual and performing arts, and is a long-standing tradition at Bloomington High School North. There will be an exhibition of visual art that includes painting, drawing, ceramics, printmaking, fiber arts, jewelry/metals, stained glass, photography, and some mixed-media work. There will also be short performances by jazz ensembles and theater students.

This is another in a series of events in the BHSN Celebration of the Arts! Please join us if you can.

Children / Entertainment / Exhibits / Live Music / Theater

28 Saturday / April 28, 2018

13th Annual Daisy Days Plant Sale and Museum Open Day

10:00 am to 04:00 pm on Apr 29
Hinkle-Garton Farmstead
http://www.facebook.com/HinkleGartonFarmstead

The sale is Saturday, April 28, from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday, April 29, from 1-4 p.m.

Native perennials sourced from Spence Restoration Nursery, Indiana’s premier native plant supplier since 1998, will be a primary emphasis of the plant sale. The plants will include those suitable for rain gardens, butterfly gardens, and as primary pollinator food sources. Also available will be landscape flowers, spring-planted bulbs, and miscellaneous trees and shrubs. Experts are on-hand during the sale to answer questions and guide selections. The proceeds from the sale will benefit ongoing gardening efforts at the site. Maple syrup and volunteer-produced jam and jelly will also be available for purchase, and members of Friday Musicale will provide music inside the 1892 main house which will also be open to visitors. The Farmstead is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is owned and maintained by Bloomington Restorations, Inc.

Benefits / Entertainment / Exhibits / Festivals / Live Music / Outdoors

29 Sunday / April 29, 2018

Watercolor Artist Panel Discussion

01:00 pm to 03:00 pm
Brown County Art Guild,
http://www.browncountyartguild.org/upcoming_events.html

Join us for a watercolor artist panel discussion with artists J.A. Burst, Brian Gordy, and Allen Hutton. This event is free and open to the public and closes out our two-month long Watermedia Exhibit. The Brown County Art Guild is located in the heart of downtown Nashville at 48 S. Van Buren Street. Gallery hours are: Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday noon-4 p.m.

Education / Exhibits

30 Monday / April 30, 2018

Monster House Presents: Metabolize, If Able

07:00 pm to 10:00 pm
IFell Gallery: 415 W 4th St. Bloomington, IN
http://www.monsterhousepress.com/metabolize

Monster House Presents: Metabolize, If Able, a book release for the debut queer sci-fi novel by Clay AD.

Featuring performances by Clay AD (fiction, Berlin), Casper Heinemann (poetry, U.K.), Miles Grimmer (theater), Chelsea Sherman and Jessica Ferguson of Windfall Dancers (dance/theater), Francesca Hanson (electronic music), A Bowden (powerpoint), and Jasper Wirtshafter (poetry).

Proceeds will be donated to benefit sex workers affected by FOSTA and SESTA.

Monster House Press is a monthly reading series supported in part by grants from the Bloomington Arts Commission and the Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association. Monster House Presents is a non-profit publisher and circuit of art & literature in the Midwest.

Benefits / Comedy / Dance / Entertainment / Exhibits / Live Music / Spoken Word / Theater

4 Friday / May 4, 2018

May the 4th Be with Her – First Friday

10:00 am to 07:30 pm
Skirt & Satchel
http://skirtandsatchel.com/

Stop by Skirt & Satchel for a special First Friday event – May the 4th Be with Her. We’ll be open until 7:30 p.m. to showcase art pieces throughout our store by artists just like you!

We’re sharing art by anyone who has a piece they love, no matter if the art is something you do for work, as a fun hobby, or anywhere in between. If you have a piece you want displayed, send us a message on Facebook and we’ll give you more details.

Stop by to see the art, do a little shopping, and check out our neighboring galleries and shops while you’re here.

Visit our Facebook page for more information! Free parking in the 4th Street garage.

Exhibits

9 Wednesday / May 9, 2018

50+ Expo

03:00 pm to 06:00 pm
Twin Lakes Recreation Center
https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/community-events/50expo

For more than 40 years, the 50+ Expo has been the community’s premier showcase of businesses and organizations whose products and services are geared toward baby boomers, seniors, caregivers, friends, and family. The event includes:

* A large expo filled with a variety of exhibitors and free health screenings by local health care professionals

* A community area with representatives from recreation, music, art, and other local activity clubs

* A quick-draw caricaturist, entertainment and more!

For more information about the 50+ Expo, contact Bill Ream at 812-349-3748 or reamw@bloomington.in.gov.

Benefits / Business / Education / Exhibits / Volunteering

18 Friday / May 18, 2018

On Structure Opening Reception

06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Grunwald Gallery of Art
https://soaad.indiana.edu/creative-activity/grunwald-gallery/index.html

The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University Bloomington is pleased to present the exhibition On Structure, curated by Linda Tien, program coordinator at the Grunwald Gallery. On Structure features contemporary artists utilizing or employing structure in their practice, ideation, and visual language. Works in painting, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, and digital media will be included. The exhibition will open on May 18 and continue through July 20, 2018. An opening reception will be held on May 18 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Exhibiting artists Hannah Barnes, Jessica Calderwood, Tiffany Carbonneau, Carnonneau + Crum, etc., Brian Harper, Katie Hudnall, Mie Kongo, and Brooke Marks-Swanson, all hailing from the Midwest, employ an organizational structure in either concept or production within their work. While some works are obviously about a method of construction that relies on a system of organized execution, others employ the idea of structure in more subtle ways.

Exhibits

19 Saturday / May 19, 2018

On Structure

12:00 pm to 04:00 pm on Jul 20
Grunwald Gallery of Art
https://soaad.indiana.edu/creative-activity/grunwald-gallery/index.html

The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University Bloomington is pleased to present the exhibition On Structure, curated by Linda Tien, program coordinator at the Grunwald Gallery. On Structure features contemporary artists utilizing or employing structure in their practice, ideation, and visual language. Works in painting, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, and digital media will be included. The exhibition will open on May 18 and continue through July 20, 2018. An opening reception will be held on May 18 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Exhibiting artists Hannah Barnes, Jessica Calderwood, Tiffany Carbonneau, Carnonneau + Crum, etc., Brian Harper, Katie Hudnall, Mie Kongo, and Brooke Marks-Swanson, all hailing from the Midwest, employ an organizational structure in either concept or production within their work. While some works are obviously about a method of construction that relies on a system of organized execution, others employ the idea of structure in more subtle ways.

Exhibits

9 Saturday / June 9, 2018

Indiana Heritage Arts 40th Exhibition and Sale

10:00 am to 05:00 pm on Jun 30
Brown County Art Gallery
http://www.IndianaHeritageArts.org

Indiana Heritage Arts of Nashville is celebrating its 40th year in the Brown County Art scene with a free show of more than 125 works of art, all of which are for sale. Some 70 artists with Hoosier connections will be juried into the show and $30,000 of prize money will be awarded. Location is the Brown County Art Gallery, corner of Main and Artist Drive. The 22-day show begins Saturday, June 9. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. IHA, a non profit, is dedicated to encouraging artists to paint the county’s scenery and its people. Find more info at 812-988-4609 or IndianaHeritageArts.org.

Exhibits

13 Wednesday / June 13, 2018

Touch A Truck

10:00 am to 02:00 pm
Winslow Sports Complex
https://bloomington.in.gov/recreation/programs/10432

Get up close and personal with fire trucks, ambulances, buses, bucket trucks, and more at the 18th annual Touch A Truck. Explore and learn about the inner and outer workings of all your favorite vehicles. For more information, contact Hannah Buddin at 812-349-3718 or brockh@bloomington.in.gov. Geared toward ages 1-10 yrs. Rain date is June 14 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Children / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits / Outdoors / Volunteering

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