1 Saturday / April 1, 2017

Exhibits at the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art

10:00 am to 05:00 pm on Apr 30
IU Eskenazi Museum of Art
http://artmuseum.indiana.edu

Gallery Hours
Tues-Sat 10:00-5:00 p.m.
Sun 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays.

A Step in Time Across the Line: Recent Work by Chee Wang Ng
March 11 to May 7, 2017
Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor

This spring, The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University will present A Step in Time Across the Line: Recent Work by Chee Wang Ng, the artist’s first solo museum presentation. Featuring large-scale conceptual photography, video, and installation work, including two new series of works that have never before been shown, the exhibition will shed light on traditional Chinese culture and the immigrant experience. Through the use of iconic Chinese symbols, artifacts, and Western memorabilia—such as porcelain figures, rice bowls, Chinese postal stamps, and chopsticks—juxtaposed with distinctly American imagery, such as Andy Warhol’s iconic Campbell’s soup cans, the exhibition explores what it means to be Chinese in an increasingly multicultural and trans-national world, through the lens of diaspora identity.

In conjunction with the special exhibition, a tour program will explore the visually arresting and thought-provoking works of contemporary artist Chee Wang Ng. To arrange a tour, contact the museum’s tour manager, Patsy Rhan, at [email protected]

Abstract Painting in Europe, 1949-1968
March 11 to May 7, 2017
Judi and Milt Stewart Hexagon Gallery, first floor

This exhibition will focus on works by European abstract artists from the post World War II period of 1949-1968, taken from the Eskenazi Museum of Art’s permanent collection. Artists from Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Hungary, and Poland will be on view. This exhibition shines a light on an interesting area of the museum’s collection, surveying what abstract artists in Europe were doing during the tumultuous period between the division of Germany into East and West in 1949, and the civil and political unrest of the 1960s.

2017 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions
March 29 to May 7, 2017
Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor

Every spring, the Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University partners with the IU School of Art and Design to present thesis exhibitions of graduating Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) candidates in the visual arts.

Group 1: March 29-April 9, 2017
Molly Evans Fox, textiles
David Ondrik, photography
Zandra Raines, photography

GROUP 2: April 12-April 23, 2017
Tiffany Joy Ignalaga, graphic design
Julio C. Suarez, painting
Shawn Lopez, jewelry and metalsmithing

GROUP 3: April 26-May 7, 2017
I.K. Kim, painting
Paul Maloney, ceramics
Adam Prumm, graphic design

Exhibits

1 Saturday / April 1, 2017

22nd Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar – Family Day

11:00 am to 03:00 pm
Binford Elementary School
http://www.lotusfest.org/event/22nd-lotus-blossoms-world-bazaar-family-day/

The Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar is a free multicultural arts-and-education event for kids and families. Created in 1996 with the help of area teachers, the World Bazaar has become a tradition in Monroe County schools — public, private, and charter — as well as in our community. Volunteers from the Bloomington community (and around the world) present arts, music, language, and international crafts at a vibrant multicultural fair in the gymnasium of Binford Elementary. More than 30 activity stations let kids get their hands on the world….so grab your passport at the door, and go!

The Saturday World Bazaar Family Day is free and open to the public! Featuring hands-on activities, exploration of world cultures, and live performances. Appropriate for all ages, but especially fun for kids K-6. Children must be accompanied by parents/guardians.

The Friday of the Bazaar is open only to 4th-grade classes from area schools (watch our website or contact [email protected] for information on getting your school involved with the Bazaar).

Children / Education / Entertainment / Live Music / Speakers

1 Saturday / April 1, 2017

Cultural History Hike


Porter West Preserve (western Monroe County)
https://sycamorelandtrust.org/Events/cultural-history-hike-porter-west-preserve-monroe-county-saturday-april-1st-12-2pm/

Anthropologist Liz Watts Malouchos of the Glenn A. Black Lab of Archaeology will lead you on a journey back in time. Learn about the history of the land and the native people who first lived in Monroe County. Sign up by calling (812)-336-5832 or email [email protected]

Education / Entertainment / Outdoors

1 Saturday / April 1, 2017

At First Sight 2017, a new play

02:00 pm
Wells-Metz Theatre
http://www.indiana.edu/~thtr/productions/2016-17/firstsight.shtml

By 3rd Year M.F.A. Playwriting Candidate
Bruce Walsh
Directed by Ansley Valentine

IU’s M.F.A. playwriting program gives you a first-hand look at the development process with staged readings of early drafts leading up to performances in the Wells-Metz Theatre. This year, IU Theatre presents a new work by third-year playwright Bruce Walsh. We look forward to seeing what he has in store for us! Keep an eye on social media for insights into the process of creating a new work for the stage.

Production dates:
March 24, 25, 28-31, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
April 1 @ 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Theater

1 Saturday / April 1, 2017

Glass Fusing EGGstravaganza

02:00 pm to 06:00 pm
First United Church, 2420 E 3rd St (Next to St Charles School)
http://bloomingtoncreativeglasscenter.org/make-a-pumpkin.html

Come to our drop in workshop and make your own fused egg magnet or suncatcher. This family friendly workshop is an opportunity for anyone ages 5 and above to try glass making “on the spot” in 15 minutes or less.

Glass-fusing is a fun creative process that involves collaging smaller bits of glass onto a larger glass surface. Your piece will be taken to a kiln offsite for firing (at a later time) and you can pick it up by April 6 at By Hand Gallery in Fountain Square Mall. The cost for fusing is $15 for a small piece, and $25 for a 4″ x 3″ square.

Reservations are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome! We will take reservations every 15 minutes from 2:00 until 5:30.
If you would like to register for a time slot please contact us at [email protected], or call (812)345-2470.

Education / Entertainment / Exhibits

1 Saturday / April 1, 2017

Thematic Tour: The Rest of the Story: Secrets Revealed

02:00 pm to 03:00 pm
IU Eskenazi Museum of Art
http://artmuseum.indiana.edu

Join us for a thematic tour of the Eskenazi Museum of Art’s collection. This tour is presented by Eskenazi Museum of Art docent Tina Jerrigan, and is free and open to the public. Walk-ins and children are welcome. Meet by the information desk on the first floor of the art museum’s atrium.

Exhibits

1 Saturday / April 1, 2017

At First Sight 2017, a new play

07:30 pm
Wells-Metz Theatre
http://www.indiana.edu/~thtr/productions/2016-17/firstsight.shtml

By 3rd Year M.F.A. Playwriting Candidate
Bruce Walsh
Directed by Ansley Valentine

IU’s M.F.A. playwriting program gives you a first-hand look at the development process with staged readings of early drafts leading up to performances in the Wells-Metz Theatre. This year, IU Theatre presents a new work by third-year playwright Bruce Walsh. We look forward to seeing what he has in store for us! Keep an eye on social media for insights into the process of creating a new work for the stage.

Production dates:
March 24, 25, 28-31, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
April 1 @ 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Theater

1 Saturday / April 1, 2017

Tim Cavanagh – Comedian

07:30 pm to 11:59pm
Brown County Playhouse
http://www.browncountyplayhouse.org

Bob & Tom |Dr. Demento | Comedy Central regular! Hilarious jokes & clever songs.

What do AAA, the National Lime Association, and the California Farm Bureau Federation have in common? Aside from issues with lemons, they all agree that Tim Cavanagh is very funny! No joke!

Did you hear the one about the high school teacher who walked into a comedy club–and they hired him? That’s where Tim’s story begins. By night, he sang his funny songs in comedy clubs. “Not surprisingly, I found the biggest difference between the classroom and the nightclub was the drunks–which I generally let the principal handle.” All ages show. No adult language.

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