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6 Friday / April 6, 2018

The Combine

10:00 am to 09:00 pm on Apr 7
Monroe Convention Center

Calling All Disruptors! Explore the spark that ignites at the intersection of community, culture, creativity, capital, and code, and get yourself to Bloomington April 6-7 for The Combine 2018.

The Combine is an event to be inspired by the people, ideas, and environments that drive technology and innovation. You’ll learn and network with nationally-renowned entrepreneurs and innovators, and see what can be “harvested” from these groups coming together.

If you’re an entrepreneur, intrapreneur, venture capitalist, developer, community leader, creative, or techie that wants to grow and create with like-minded individuals, this conference is for you!

Business / Education / Speakers

6 Friday / April 6, 2018

First Friday Gallery Show

05:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Dimensions Gallery

This month’s First Friday Gallery Show features ink and watercolor from husband and wife artists Amy and Adam Dunn! We will have pictures of their artwork leading up to the event on our Artisan Alley Facebook page.

Our First Friday Gallery Shows at our newly renovated Dimensions Gallery will feature rotating artists, refreshments, and light snacks. The cover charge is $10 for non-members and $5 for members.

Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Exhibits

6 Friday / April 6, 2018

Pieces of Us: Mosaic Works by Sally Kinsey

05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
By Hand Gallery

Having dabbled in painting, drawing, ceramic, metal, glass, and fiber art, Sally found mosaics to be the art form that would hold her interest as an artist. “It allows me to use all of my artistic interests together in a single art form. There are no limits in mosaics, and I believe this is why I have found it both intriguing as well as creatively satiating.”

Sally May Kinsey is a member of both the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA), and Contemporary Mosaic Artists (CMA), as well as the inaugural recipient of the Mosaic Arts International Innovation in Mosaics award, and numerous other art awards. Sally has been published in Azalea magazine, the inaugural edition of Mosaico no Rede magazine in Brazil, and the book, Mastering Mosaics: 19 Artists, 19 Projects.


6 Friday / April 6, 2018

For Gallery Walk: Paris, Degas, Dancers; Paintings by Anna Afshar at The Venue

05:00 pm to 07:00 pm
The Venue

On Friday, April 6 at 5 p.m., The Venue will host an exhibition and sale of the paintings of Anna Afshar. In Anna’s words:

“As long as I can remember, I always liked art. My mother fostered appreciation for all forms of it. I grew up in Lithuania and Russia, and my childhood was filled with trips to galleries, symphony halls, and theaters.

“I chose Chemistry as my first profession: only years later I realized that my love for chemical formulas was the love of an artist – I was intrigued by the shape of molecules and how they fit together in perfect designs!

“I’ve studied with well known and recognized artists and teachers from around the world. Among them are Alvaro Castagnet, David Taylor, Cheng-Khee Chee, Frank Webb, James Toogood, Jean Grastorf, David Slonim, and Kim English. My favorite masters are John Singer Sargent, Andrew Wyeth, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

“I am a Signature Member of the Watercolor Society of Indiana, Hoosier Salon, and Indiana Artist Club. I have entered numerous state exhibits (including this year’s Watercolor Society of Indiana at IMA), and won awards, including “Best of Show” at the Watercolor Society of Indiana 2015 Annual Juried Exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. My paintings and commission works found their home in many private collections around the world. I have built strong group of students and followings in the U.S. and abroad. I love teaching watercolors and acrylics, and sharing my passion for art and spontaneity of water medium. I divide my time between the U.S. (Carmel, Indiana) and Germany, teaching, exhibiting and always studying. During the last two years I have spent time in Stuttgart, Germany studying under mentorship of Thomas Hager, who pushes me to see beyond obvious.

“I admire paintings that are spontaneous and bold, and infuse the viewer with a feeling of what they see. I paint in all three mediums: I enjoy both the ethereal feeling of watercolor, as well as the substantiality of oils and flexibility of acrylic medium. Watercolor is still my first love!

“My paintings for this show are inspired by my recent travels in France and Germany, and my lifelong interest in ballet. They will be the Venue’s feature show for the month of April. Enjoy!”

Entertainment / Exhibits

6 Friday / April 6, 2018

Tigers, Warriors and Banshees

06:00 pm to 05:00 pm on May 4
IU Center for Art + Design

The Indiana University Center for Art + Design is pleased to present an exhibition by NYC-based artist, Judith Linhares. This exhibition, entitled “Tigers, Warriors and Banshees”, will open Friday, April 6 and continue through Friday, May 4. An opening reception for the artist will be held on April 6 from 6–8:30 p.m. This exhibition is in partnership with the IUPUC Women and Gender Undergraduate Research Studies Conference, “Art as Resistance: Imagining Radical Feminist Spaces.”

The Indiana University Center for Art + Design in Columbus, IN is part of the Indiana University Bloomington School of Art, Architecture + Design. The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public. For further information please contact the Indiana University Center for Art + Design Gallery at 812-375-7580 or [email protected]. Gallery hours are Tuesday–Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Exhibits

6 Friday / April 6, 2018

First Friday @ the Fell: Holy Wretches (Pop-Up)

06:00 pm to 09:00 pm
I Fell Gallery

The I Fell gallery invites you to our pop-up gallery exhibit, Holy Wretches & Other Rips in the Fabric of Everything, featuring embroideries by Annie Stout.

“Holy Wretches and Other Rips in the Fabric of Everything is a kind of meditation and illustration of personal religion. Wretches are the demon saints of energy–kinetic and potential. They suck it in, spew it out, and wade through it. If warp is space, and weft is time, and holes are openings into a pleroma beyond comprehension, then Wretches are patches on the fabric of everything. Amen.”

The main gallery will feature photographs by Mike Waddell.


6 Friday / April 6, 2018

Cardinal Stage Company Presents The Complete History of Comedy (abridged)

07:30 pm to 09:30 pm
Ivy Tech John Waldron Auditorium

Whimsical, witty and just a little bawdy – join us for a rollicking review of comedy through the ages! “A non-stop two hour laugh fest!”

Visit cardinalstage.org for more information.

Entertainment / Theater

6 Friday / April 6, 2018


07:30 pm
Bloomington Playwrights Project

Sara, one of the world’s most brilliant planetary geologists, lives her life on Mars time—her days lasting longer and longer as she monitors mankind’s latest voyage to the Red Planet. But her daughter, Lis, continues to live her life as a teenager on Earth time, showing no interest in her mother’s world out in space, despite Sara’s best efforts. As both of their lives begin to spin out of control, they must grapple with the distance their two time zones create between them … even when they’re standing side by side.

Entertainment / Theater

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