26 Wednesday / February 26, 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

26 Wednesday / February 26, 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

26 Wednesday / February 26, 2014

Exhibit: ‘Mirror Mysteries: Science of Reflection’ at WonderLab

09:30 am
WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology (308 W. 4th St.)
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.

Museum hours:
Tuesday-Saturday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Children / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits

26 Wednesday / February 26, 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

26 Wednesday / February 26, 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

26 Wednesday / February 26, 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

26 Wednesday / February 26, 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

26 Wednesday / February 26, 2014

Lunch with Nature Series: Signs of Spring

11:00 am
Activity Center at Paynetown SRA on Monroe Lake, 4850 S. SR 446
http://www.tinyurl.com/monroelake

FREE but registration is REQUIRED by February 24; limited to 12 people. Sign up by emailing jvance@dnr.IN.gov with your name, phone number, and number of people in your group (or call the Paynetown Activity Center at 812-837-9967).

The second program in our Lunch with Nature Series! Bring a sack lunch to enjoy (indoors!) while the naturalist discusses the earliest signs of spring that begin appearing as early as January. After lunch, we’ll take a short hike into the woods to look for some of these signs (so please bring appropriate outerwear!). 90 minutes

Eat and Drink / Outdoors

26 Wednesday / February 26, 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

26 Wednesday / February 26, 2014

Noon Talk: Cultural Continuity through Dance


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

Wednesday, February 26, 12:15–1:00 p.m.
The Raymond and Laura Wielgus Gallery of the Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, third floor

The contemporary Polynesian dance scene has been thriving around the world, with events dedicated to its perpetuation and celebration in places as disparate as Japan, Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Using objects located in the Wielgus Gallery of the Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, Eric Morales (doctoral candidate in the Department of Folklore) will explore the way in which the revival of Polynesian dance has prompted a renewed interest in material culture, providing motivation for skilled Polynesians to reconnect with ancient craft processes and a platform by which to showcase their art.

Dance / Education / Speakers

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