October brings four new exhibits to the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center. All exhibits are available for viewing during regular gallery hours (Mon-Fri 9 am-7 pm, Sat 9 am-5 pm).
Contemporary fabric artist Sandy Hill splashes the walls with jewel-toned swirls and flourishes. Her freestyle forms employ silky-sheen fabrics and light-catching metallic threads, making a joyous quilting tour-de-force that celebrates the colors of the rainbow.
Tom Rhea takes us on a painterly tour of Bloomington’s best-loved landmarks, both town and gown. An eye for detail, a heartfelt connection with his subject matter , and an uncanny ability to render light on limestone make Rhea’s watercolors a delight for locals and visitors.
Sculptor (and writer) James Alexander Thom hand-carves fallen trees to reveal their spirits as sinuous, self-referencing, and graceful.
Fascinated by pattern and the negative space between objects, Ellen Starr Lyon says her current work is about “lushness of the commonplace.” A conservator at the IU Art Museum, Lyon is especially drawn to elements of Asian art, which are often found in her still-lifes.