Tag: Martin Boling

Eun-Sun Jung Teaches ‘Gayageum’ in Bloomington


Eun-Sun Jung plays the gayageum, an ancient 12-string Korean instrument. Photos by Martin Boling BY PETER DORFMAN On a small basement stage in her southeast Bloomington home, Eun-Sun Jung draws a haunting melody from an exotic, zither-like instrument. Called a gayageum, it was invented at least 1,000 years ago to entertain Korean nobles. Jung plucks [...]

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Samboola’s Trading Co. in Ellettsville: Local ‘Purveyors of Goods & Stuff’

Samboola’s owner Craig Koontz. Photo by Martin Boling BY SARA SHEIKH Located in the heart of downtown Ellettsville, Samboola’s Trading Co. — “Purveyors of Goods & Stuff” — sells antiques, vintage memorabilia, up-cycled pieces, local art, and locally produced handmade goods. Antique enthusiasts may be familiar with owner Craig Koontz, whose passion for antiquing spans [...]

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Pets on the Job: Bloomington Is a Dog (and Cat) Town

Holly Holiday of the National School Reform Faculty. Photo by Martin Boling BY JULIE GRAY They may not get a paycheck, but dogs and cats have been productive members of the Bloomington labor force for decades. Take, for example, the various cats sitting in the front window of Pygmalion’s Art Supplies, 108 N. Grant St., [...]

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