12 Wednesday / February 12, 2014

Mirror Mysteries: Science of Reflection


308 W. Fourth Street Bloomington, Indiana 47404
http://www.wonderlab.org

Is it magic or is it science? Have great fun exploring the surprising tricks mirrors can play on your brain! This special hands-on exhibition for people of all ages is on display at WonderLab (Tuesday – Sunday) through April 13.

Children / Education / Exhibits

12 Wednesday / February 12, 2014

Ongoing February Art Exhibits at the Ivy Tech Waldron

09:00 am to 07:00 pm
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, 122. S. Walnut St.

Martin Beach, granite sculpture; James Hubbard, etchings; Leah Miller-Freeman, painting; Anthony Meyer, watercolor. Open M-F 9-7. Sat 9-5. Closed Sun. Free.

Exhibits

12 Wednesday / February 12, 2014

‘It’s All Practice’ – A commemorative exhibit to celebrate the work of potter, Jim Kemp Sept. 25, 1955 – Nov. 30, 2013.

10:00 am to 05:30 pm
By Hand Gallery, 101 West Kirkwood #109
http://byhandgallery.com

Jim Kemp was a professional studio potter for more than 32 years. Over the span of his career, he created ceramic art within a variety of clay media. Recent works have centered on colorful wall platters, decorative lidded boxes and teapots. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and his work can be found in many public and private collections.

Exhibits

12 Wednesday / February 12, 2014

Exhibits at the IU Art Museum

10:00 am to 05:00 pm
IU Art Museum, 1133 E. 7th Street
http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 – 5:00 p.m. Sunday: Noon – 5:00 p.m.

Special Exhibition: ‘Faculty Artists from IU’s Hope School of Fine Arts’
January 25–March 9, 2014 Special Exhibitions Gallery and Judi and Milt Stewart Hexagon Gallery, first floor Featuring ca. forty artists (both current and emeriti faculty) from IU’s renowned Hope School of Fine Art, this exhibition offers a survey of recent works in a wide range of media, including ceramics, digital art, graphic design, painting, sculpture, metals, photography, printmaking, and textiles.

Focalpoint: Personal Objects: Art from Eastern and Southern Africa
January 14–May 11, 2014 Raymond and Laura Wielgus Gallery of the Arts of Africa, the South Pacific, and the Americas, Focalpoint, third floor From jewelry and headdresses to household objects such as containers, headrests, and spoons, the art of eastern and southern Africa for the most part is intimately connected with the individual. Though these regions of Africa do not have the large numbers of masks and figural sculpture for which western and central Africa are known, the personal objects found there frequently reflect the deep cultural significances and attention to form and detail seen elsewhere on the continent. This installation has been organized to coincide with the A352/A552, Art of Eastern and Southern Africa, a course being taught during the spring 2014 semester in the Department of the History of Art.

New in the Galleries: ‘Max Beckmann’s Woodcuts’
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor
February 4–June 22, 2014
Although the German Expressionist artist Max Beckmann was a prolific graphic artist (producing 374 prints during his lifetime), he created fewer than 20 woodcuts. Most were produced during the 1920s, when Germany was experiencing a revival of interest in the medium. Seven prints from this period will be featured in this installation.

Exhibits

12 Wednesday / February 12, 2014

Exhibits at the Monroe County History Center

10:00 am to 04:00 pm
Monroe County History Center 202 E. 6th St.
http://www.monroehistory.org

“Community Voices Gallery: League of Women Voters”
League of Women Voters exhibit, open now through March 29, 2014, through photos, documents, written history and objects you will be able to see the involvement of the Bloomington Chapter of this nationwide organization. Please note, museum hours are Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm.

“Giants in Cornfield, Civil War Sesquicentennial”
“Giants in Cornfield, Civil War Sesquicentennial” exhibit open now through April 12, 2014, gives an incredible look at the soldiers from Monroe County and their role in the battles of the Civil War. Please note, museum hours are Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm.

“Old Fashioned Christmas”
Come view Christmases from the past in the History Center’s “Old Fashioned Christmas” exhibit. November 29 – February 15, 2014 Please note, museum hours are Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm.

Traveling Exhibit- “Hoosiers and Their Hooch: Perspectives on Prohibition”
Visitors will be taken through the rise and fall of prohibition in Indiana and throughout the country. This exhibit spans the dawn of the temperance movement of the 1900’s, the roaring 1920’s and the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment during the great depression.

Civic Affairs / Education / Exhibits

12 Wednesday / February 12, 2014

Cupcakes and Condoms

11:00 am to 03:00 pm
Frangipani Room in the Indiana Memorial Union
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sexploration-at-IU/30180218847

Come learn about condoms!! Different sizes, types, textures from around the world and from our media representations! Both Cupcakes and Condoms will be provided at the event! Stop by, snack a cupcake, take some condoms, and you may just learn a thing or two!

Education / Exhibits / Health

12 Wednesday / February 12, 2014

Exhibit: Ed Bernstein – ‘Almost Illuminated’ at the Grunwald Gallery of Art

12:00 pm
Grunwald Gallery of Art (1201 E 7th St.)

The Grunwald Gallery of Art is pleased to announce Ed Bernstein: Almost Illuminated, an exhibition of works by Ed Bernstein, Professor Emeritus at Indiana University. Ed Bernstein: Almost Illuminated Is an exhibition that features work from Bernstein’s long career as an artist and educator. His artistic style displays a spectrum of qualities that engage and challenge the viewer. Bernstein writes, “My work is prefaced on ideas using object, history and memory. Though centered in printmedia, this retrospective includes sculpture and mixed media drawing. Common threads include dramatic play of light and dark; references to and reverence for historical Western art, particularly Italian, within a contemporary post-modern context, which hopefully adds timelessness, irony, and on occasion, humor. I am interested in the interface between technology and tradition both aesthetical and technical so I am continually pushing the boundaries of printmaking. “ A catalogue of the exhibition will be made available.

Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, 12 to 4 pm.

Exhibits

12 Wednesday / February 12, 2014

Noon Talk: Contextualizing Somali Jewelry


IU Art Museum, 1133 E. 7th Street
http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu

Wednesday, February 12, 12:15–1:00 p.m.
Raymond and Laura Wielgus Gallery of the Arts of Africa, the South Pacific, and the Americas, third floor
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, many Somali women wore elaborate jewelry crafted from an array of imported objects. This lecture by Heather Marie Akou, associate professor of design, will focus on the social and economic conditions that led to the use of this jewelry, how some of it ended up in the collection of the IU Art Museum, and how it compares to jewelry from other nomadic groups in East Africa such as the Maasai.

Education / Exhibits / Speakers

12 Wednesday / February 12, 2014

Hawaiian Hula Dancing!

01:00 pm to 02:00 pm
Endwright Center, 631 W. Edgewood Dr. Ellettsville
http://www.area10agency.org

What: Hawaiian Hula Dancing! (four classes)
Who: Instructor, Carol Reynolds

When: Wednesdays, February 5, 12, 19 & 26
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Cost: Four Classes for $20 (pre-register, pay in full) or $6/ pay per class
$15 Endwright Center members (pre-register, pay in full) or $5/ pay per class

Where: The Endwright Center, 631 W. Edgewood Dr, Ellettsville

About:
The Endwright Center will offer a Hula Class taught by native Hawaiian Carol Reynolds. This is a great exercise for those with arthritis as there are no strenuous movements, just a gentle movement of the feet, and no bending. Reynolds also shares some of the Hawaiian culture with her students and answers questions.

For more information call the center at 876-3383 ex. 515.

Dance / Fitness / Health / Speakers

12 Wednesday / February 12, 2014

Exhibit: ‘The Right to Read: Censorship and the Books of Grove Press’ at the Kinsey Institute

01:30 pm
Kinsey Institute (Morrison Hall - 1165 E. 3rd St.)
http://kinseyinstitute.org/

The Kinsey Institute is pleased to be included in “The Burroughs Century,” a 5-day festival in Bloomington from February 5 through 9, which will examine and celebrate the legacy of William S. Burroughs, one of the principal figures of the Beat Generation and a ground-breaking American writer and artist. “The Right to Read” examines the pivotal role that Grove Press, which published Burroughs’ Naked Lunch and many other controversial books, played in the censorship battles of the late 1950s and early 1960s. The Kinsey Institute Library houses hundreds of books and serials issued by Grove Press, an independent publishing house in New York. Publisher Barney Rosset did not hesitate to challenge long-standing obscenity laws in his quest to bring some of the 19th and 20th century’s most intriguing literature to American readers. In addition to the work of Burroughs, Grove Press was the first to legally publish Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence, as well as the works of Henry Miller, Jean Genet, and anonymous Victorian authors of erotic literature. The Kinsey Institute is open to visitors from 1:30 to 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday or in the morning by appointment. Admission is free. Due to adult content, visitors should be 18 years of age or older, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Exhibit runs until Feb. 28.

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