17 Friday / January 17, 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

17 Friday / January 17, 2014

January Exhibits at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center

09:00 am to 07:00 pm
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center (122 S. Walnut St.)
http://www.ivytech.edu/bloomington/waldron/exhibits/

Opening January 3 and running until February 1, a variety of new exhibits are on display at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center galleries.

National Society of Arts and Letters: 2014 Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition of Emerging Artists

Indiana artists aged 18-29 compete for a $1,000 Best in Show prize awarded annually by the Bloomington Chapter of the NSAL. This local group has given away over half a million dollars to support budding careers invisual arts, dance, drama, literature, music, and musical theatre since 1966.

Janelle Beasley: “Comfort Zone” (paper collages)

Lucas Adams and Bailey Tichenor: “Northern Exposure” (paintings and photographs)

Galleries are open Monday – Friday, 9 am – 7 pm, and Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm.

Exhibits

17 Friday / January 17, 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

New in the Galleries: “Photographing Rosie the Riveter”
Runs October 1-January 26
The conscription of men into military service during WW II led to a demand for female workers in the factories supplying munitions and war supplies. Government photography projects, such as the Farm Security Administration (FSA), revamped their operations to support the efforts of the Office of War Information (OWI). This installation features propagandistic images of female assembly-line workers by Andreas Feininger, Alfred T. Palmer, and Howard Liberman. Organized by Maura Campbell-Balkits, a museum intern in the Department of Communications and Culture.

Exhibits

17 Friday / January 17, 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.

Civic Affairs / Education / Exhibits

17 Friday / January 17, 2014

Soft Things, Shiny Things, Sensational Things

11:00 am to 05:30 pm
By Hand Gallery, 101 West Kirkwood #109
http://www.byhandgallery.com

A holiday show of handmade work by more than 50 local artists.

Exhibits

17 Friday / January 17, 2014

Exhibit: Mass Garbage Dumps (Antonio Bolfo) at Pictura Gallery

11:00 am to 07:00 pm
Pictura Gallery (122 W 6th Street)
http://www.picturagallery.com/

Opening January 3 and running until February 1 at Pictura Gallery is a new photography exhibit by Antonio Bolfa: “Haiti: Mass Garbage Dumps of Cite Soleil”.

“The town of Cite Soleil has the biggest garbage dumping grounds in the city of Port au Prince and possibly the country of Haiti. It is a vast wasteland that stretches to the horizon, always expanding as peoples’ waste is dumped there. On and around this massive wasteland a community has grown. People erect makeshift homes and raise families among the fields of garbage where they scavenge the refuse for food, scrap metal and other recyclable items so they can survive. There are no jobs, health care or education. A good day is when garbage trucks deliver batches of spoiled meat that are free for eating. Following the tragic earthquake on January 10th, 2010, the international community poured financial assistance into the country. Since that day, not a single penny has been received by the community of Cite Soleil. As I watched people fight for their survival, I would always think to myself, “What do these people need to sacrifice in order to live like this? Do these people have to relinquish some part of their humanity in order to survive? Or does this kind of hardship define a part of what humanity is in the 21st century?” I am still shocked that this level of poverty and base survival still exists in 2013.”

Artist talk will be held Thursday, January 30 at 7 pm. Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm.

Exhibits

17 Friday / January 17, 2014

Jesse Lacy, Sphie & Sarah Grain @ The Grant Street Musician’s Co-op

06:30 pm
The Grant Street Musician's Co-op ( Directly Behind: 116 S. Grant Street, Bloomington, Indiana 47408 )
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jesse-lacy-sphie-sarah-grain-come-to-bloomington-in-tickets-9753363573

*Special Intimate Performance*
3 talented songwriters & only 15 available seats!

Jesse Lacy – Bloomington, IN – Multi-decade influenced, Jesse Lacy honors the 1970’s singer-songwriter tradition, while reflecting contemporary artists: Iron & Wine, Glen Hansard and Sufjan Stevens. http://www.jesselacy.com

Sphie – Indianapolis, IN – With multi-genred roots, Sphie combines an eclectic blend of soul, pop and R&B with operatic undertones. Sultry melody lines mixed with percussive and descriptive lyricism paint her portrait of sound. http://www.reverbnation.com/sphiemusic

Sarah Grain – Indianapolis, IN – The songs I write are small prayers to the wind, beckoning sense and completion to all of the unanswered questions I have; they move forward personal relationships that seem to reach a standstill on their own; they are the physical forms of my wonder, my joy, my awe. http://sarahgrain.bandcamp.com

Reserve your seat here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jesse-lacy-sphie-sarah-grain-come-to-bloomington-in-tickets-9753363573

See you there!
Jesse, Sphie, Sarah

Entertainment / Live Music

17 Friday / January 17, 2014

IU Cinema presents: ‘The Punk Singer’

06:30 pm
IU Cinema (1213 E. 7th Street)
http://www.cinema.indiana.edu/

Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, rose to national attention as the reluctant but never shy voice of the riot grrrl movement. She became one of the most famously outspoken feminist icons, a cultural lightning rod. Her critics wished she would just shut-up, and her fans hoped she never would. So in 2005, when Hanna stopped shouting, many wondered why. Through 20 years of archival footage and intimate interviews with Hanna, The Punk Singer takes viewers on a fascinating tour of contemporary music and offers a never-before-seen view into the life of this fearless leader. (2K DCP)

Entertainment / Films

17 Friday / January 17, 2014

Lemonstone: a reading series, Presented by the Writers Guild at Bloomington

07:00 pm to 08:30 pm
Sweet Claire Bakery, 309 East Third Street
http://www.writersguildbloomington.com

Lemonstone: a reading series
Presented by the Writers Guild at Bloomington

Featuring writers Claire Arbogast and Shayne Laughter
and musician George Schricker

www.writersguildbloomington.com
contact@writersguildbbloomington.com

Education / Entertainment / Live Music / Speakers / Theater

17 Friday / January 17, 2014

Stars in the Spotlight: A Jacobs School of Music Showcase

07:30 pm
Brown County Playhouse Performing Arts Center, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville
http://www.browncountyplayhouse.org

Talk about a one-time SPECIAL event! Showcase of musical stars of the future from the world-famous IU Jacobs School of Music: Richard Baskin Vocal Jazz Quartet, Brown County’s own Maria & Molly Sanderson, Square Peg Round Hole, IU Clarinet Ensemble, Kuttner Quartet. BC beer & wine sold in the auditorium.

Entertainment / Live Music

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