9 Thursday / April 9, 2020

Science Sprouts – Virtual Program

09:00 am to 09:30 am

Join us for Science Sprouts and learn about the many kinds of trees and how scientists find out how old trees are! All welcome. Activities designed for children ages birth through 3 years. Click here to join via Zoom LIVE.

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9 Thursday / April 9, 2020

Middle Way House’s "Young Champions for Change: A Body Positive Banquet"

11:30 am to 01:00 pm
Alpha Chi Omega

Luncheon Chair Yaël Ksander invites you to Middle Way House’s 2020 Spring Luncheon:
Young Champions for Change: A Body-Positive Banquet

Support Middle Way House and enjoy speeches by these Young Champions for Change:

• Solveig Ksander Hicks: Solveig helped spearhead the successful Tri-North Middle
School dress code protest in 2017. Students asked that the dress code be changed because it
promoted rape culture, reinforced the idea that girls are sexual objects, discriminated against
certain body types, took away from learning time, and humiliated girls. Here’s a TV news
broadcast about the protest: https://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/monroe-county-

• Joelle Jackson: Joelle has for three years lead Project Middle Way at Bloomington High
School North. Project Middle Way is an annual benefit fashion show raising money for Middle
Way House while focusing on empowerment and inclusion, using fashion as a celebration of
self-expression and creating a positive space for students to explore style and identity. Joelle has
expanded Project Middle Way to become a year-round student organization, including
programming and workshops on teen domestic violence prevention.

• Ellise Smith: Ellise is an IU PhD student who has a blog, magazine, and radio show
dedicated to counter-storytelling pertaining to larger bodies, available on her site:
fatnessfiction.com. Ellise works to eradicate stereotypes about gender and body size, with special
understanding of how stigmas affect persons from marginalized communities. Here’s an article
about Ellise being the final keynote speaker at University of Portland’s Diversity Dialogues:

Benefits / Eat and Drink / Education / Speakers

9 Thursday / April 9, 2020

Science Explorations – Virtual Programing

03:30 pm to 03:30 pm

Join WonderLab staff for hands-on science explorations and activities. All welcome. Activities designed for children Grades 1-6 with adult supervision. Click here to join via Zoom LIVE.

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9 Thursday / April 9, 2020

Doreen McCarthy Exhibition

06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
The Republic Building

The Indiana University J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program presents Doreen McCarthy in the gallery at The Republic Building (333 2nd Street, Columbus, IN 47201).

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 9 from 6:00-8:00 pm. The exhibition will run from April 9 – May 5, 2020.

The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Doreen McCarthy’s Artist Statement:
“My work is a consequential step of giving form to space and imagination. The sculptures are about how to change something in a way that keeps the before, after and intervening transformation equally visible the transformative abilities of art-condensation of materials, context, community and intent-are the core of my art making practice. Perceptions of art can be considered and understood within the milieu of one’s environment and as a paradigm of culture. Specific site projects inform the development of my new sculptures as the history of each place provides context for the image, scale and material within the public or private domain.

My production often appears to present aesthetic oxymoron’s that occupy both sides of formal and conceptual oppositions such as material versus effect. I am currently developing sculptures that continue to circumvent barriers of spatial articulation.

I have worked with non-traditional materials employing corrugated cardboard, inflated plastic, nylon and Plexiglas both in the studio and with the aid of industrial fabricators. I explore scale, building and modeling of objects, translucency and the absence and presence of objecthood.

Physically shifting the scale, material and site alters the subjectivity of experience. My current work is intended to further incorporate this dialogue and apply it to a larger, public space designed to change the way we are informed by and see the world we live in, questioning the notions of perception and how the conversation between timelessness and static objecthood may be renegotiated.”

Visit: https://www.doreenmccarthy.com/ for more information about Doreen McCarthy

Entertainment / Exhibits

9 Thursday / April 9, 2020

Harold López-Nussa

08:00 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Hailing from Havana, Cuba, prodigious composer and virtuosic pianist Harold López-Nussa is rapidly becoming a household name in jazz with a feverous global following. With his brother, drummer and percussionist Ruy Adrían López-Nussa, Harold’s tight-knit trio and quartet captivate audiences with a relentless vivaciousness that “bridges generations and genres” according to Billboard Magazine. His performance reflects the full range and richness of Cuban music, with its distinctive combination of classical, folkloric and popular elements, as well as its embrace of jazz improvisation.

Within two days of release, Harold’s new album Un Día Cualquiera was “The Most Added on Jazz and College Radio in the United States.” In the past year alone, Harold has performed for sold-out audiences at the Kennedy Center and SFJAZZ, along with the best jazz festivals in the world: Newport, North Sea, Monterey and Detroit.

“López-Nussa’s single-note grace is akin to Herbie Hancock’s, and his two-fisted attacks are as joyous as Chick Corea’s!” – Downbeat Magazine

“Nussa is a genius in the manner in which he pulls together jazz, classical and traditional Cuban styles.” – JazzTimes

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