BY BRIDGETT HENWOOD Regional artists will once again have their time to shine at the Local Artists Showcase, presented this February by Bloom Magazine and Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington. “The Showcase offers an opportunity for artists in Monroe County and the surrounding counties to display their work at a very reasonable booth rate in a non-juried show,” explains Malcolm Abrams, editor and publisher of Bloom. Last year, more than 70 local artists gathered at the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center to display their creations, including paintings, sculptures, textile work, jewelry, drawings, photographs, and ceramics. Margie Van Auken, an illustrator and painter, participated in 2012 and will show her work again this year. “This was a very strong, fun community art [...]
Originally published February/March 2013
Bloom editor and publisher Malcolm Abrams tells a poignant and very funny story about growing up Jewish during the holiday season in Canada. Recorded at the Krista Detor Holiday Show in 2010.
At one time or another, you have probably seen Oliver Winery hot air balloons floating over Bloomington. Bright and early one Sunday morning, Bloom editor and publisher Malcolm Abrams, his wife Jenny, Bloom photographer Steve Raymer, and Dr. Michael Porvaznik were guests on the hot air balloon. Oliver Winery owner Bill Oliver took the four up to see Bloomington in a way many never do. Here is what they saw… Click within the slideshow below to see larger versions of the images.
Bloom Magazine captured 15 journalism awards at the “Best of the Best” annual gala held at the Marriott Hotel in Indianapolis on April 27. Presented by the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, Bloom received five first place honors, two second place, five third place, and three honorable mentions. Leading the way was Bloom Design Director Kaye Lee Johnston who hit a grand slam, taking all four prizes for magazine feature design. Contributing Editor Elisabeth Andrews also won four awards, including first place for her writing/reporting the story “The Duanys’ Amazing Journey.” Here is a complete list of the Bloom winners. Kaye Lee Johnston Design Other Than Cover (Magazine, special-interest publication or periodical) First Place, “It’s a Wonderful Town,” [...]