21 Friday / February 21, 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

21 Friday / February 21, 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

21 Friday / February 21, 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

21 Friday / February 21, 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.

Travelling 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

21 Friday / February 21, 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

21 Friday / February 21, 2014

Exhibit: ‘Brandon Thibodeaux – When Morning Comes’ at Pictura Gallery

11:00 am
Pictura Gallery (122 W 6th Street)
http://www.picturagallery.com/

Pictura Gallery presents ‘When Morning Comes’, an photo exhibition of life in the Mississippi Delta, by Brandon Thibodeaux.

“When Morning Comes falls somewhere between a poem and a documentation. We may not need to call this documentary photography, but the work relates to that genre in that what’s presented feels like the truth. In theory, documentary photography is about presenting just what you see. But in its best expression, it can also be a very personal extension of the inner self.

Brandon’s photographs are sincere and unassuming, quite likely because he is that way himself. His photographs reflect the person in front of him as well as his internal encounter with that person. It may be most helpful to think of this work as portrait photography, with honest portraits laying out the path to good storytelling.”

Exhibit runs until March 29. Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm.

Exhibits

21 Friday / February 21, 2014

African American Dance Company 16th Annual Dance Workshop

11:00 am to 09:00 pm on Feb 22
Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Grand Hall 275 N. Jordan Ave. Bloomington, IN
http://www.indiana.edu/~aaai/danceWorkshop.shtml

The mission of the workshop is to expose participants to dance from the perspectives of African American culture and the broader African Diaspora through master classes, panel discussions, and enlightening dialogues. The workshop will include dance classes exploring West Indian Folk, Afro Cuban traditional, and Contemporary Modern dance. “The dance workshop will give anyone a great opportunity to learn various dance forms and techniques that are not usually offered in the area of central Indiana. It is also about connecting, establishing new relationships and forging collaborations in the dance discipline with other dancers, teachers and performers,” says African American Dance Company Director, Iris Rosa.

A panel discussion, free and open to the public, will take place Friday, February 21st at 7pm. The dance workshop’s guest artists will lead a dialogue with the audience about their personal performing and teaching experience as well as answer questions. A dance showcase, featuring workshop highlights, is also free and open to the public and will be presented on Saturday, February 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Grand Hall.

To register visit here, http://www.indiana.edu/~aaai/docs/danceWorkshopRegistration.pdf. The full registration fee is $120 (Friday and Saturday) for all ages. Saturday registration only (includes three classes) is $70 for all ages. Single class fees are $25.

Dance / Education / Entertainment / Live Music

21 Friday / February 21, 2014

Internal Landscapes, an Exhibition Featuring Juliet Shapiro

11:00 am to 07:00 pm
The Venue Fine Art & Gifts, 114 S. Grant

On Friday, February 21st, at 6:00p.m. The Venue Fine Art & Gifts will open a new show of oil paintings by featured artist, Juliet Shapiro, entitled “Internal Landscapes”.

Juliet is originally from Boulder Colorado. She holds a B.A. in Studio Art, and has studied art both here and in Argentina. She is a fresh face in the Bloomington Art Community, this being her first Solo Show.

Juliet’s paintings are colorful, dynamic, and abstract, but with some figurative elements. They depict landscapes that only exist in the mind of the Artist. They refresh.

Our fine selection of paintings, jewelry, ceramics, and artistic gifts, will also be on display for purchase. Light refreshments will be served. Free parking is available in the lot at 4th and Grant streets. Join us!

This show will run at The Venue Fine Art & Gifts through March 6th

Entertainment / Exhibits

21 Friday / February 21, 2014

Research at the Mathers: Understanding Puppets as Heritage: Performing Objects/Performing Culture

12:30 pm to 01:30 pm
Mathers Museum of World Cultures, 416 N. Indiana Ave.
http://www.mathers.indiana.edu

Join MMWC Faculty Research Curator Jennifer Goodlander as she discussses puppetry as heritage. UNESCO has designated puppetry as “Intangible Cultural Heritage” in several Asian nations, adding to its economic and political relevance. This designation, however, also problematizes the relationship between the tangible objects with the intangible performance. In the museum the objects of performance function as a transatlantic archive of living and changing traditions; likewise the tradition of Asian performance lies within the body and that in order to understand the tradition and how it changes one must engage with the art as performer. In this presentation Goodlander will explore how the puppet as an object in a museum articulates (past) performances and performs cultural heritage. The lecture will be free and open to the public.

Free visitor parking is available by the Indiana Avenue lobby entrance. Metered parking is available at the McCalla School parking lot on the corner of Ninth Street and Indiana Avenue. The parking lot also has spaces designated for Indiana University C and E permits. During the weekends free parking is available on the surrounding streets.

Education / Speakers / Theater

21 Friday / February 21, 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.

Education / Exhibits

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