15 Monday / April 15, 2013

IU Cinema Presents: Nelson Pereira dos Santos (lecture)

06:30 pm
IU Cinema (1213 E. 7th Street)
http://www.cinema.indiana.edu/

“Over fifty years have passed since Nelson Pereira dos Santos made his first film, yet he continues to work with youthful enthusiasm on new projects,” wrote Darlene Sadlier in her book on Pereira dos Santos for the Contemporary Film Directors series published by University of Illinois Press. “His career is long and diverse” and “his various projects are unified by a leftist political point of view and a desire to make his audience think as well as feel.”

This lecture will be interview format, led by Professor Darlene Sadlier. No tickets required.

Entertainment / Films / Speakers

15 Monday / April 15, 2013

World Creativity & Innovation Week

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Bloomington, IN
http://bloomington.wciw.org

World Creativity and Innovation Week is an international initiative to promote Creativity as an essential and universal life skill. And in terms of Creativity, this is not just limited to fine and performing arts, but also includes creative problem solving, open thought and strategy, and idea generating. We all have the ability to be creative in our everyday lives, from figuring out how to get the kids to school in the morning, to meeting a task deadline. Everyone is born creative, however, at times our society and our own lack of confidence can place restraints on this essential and natural skill.

Hosted by Creative Indiana, WCIW will take place in Bloomington from April 15-21. This is an opportunity for our community to come together and celebrate its creative energy and potential. Bloomington has long been heralded for its arts community, as well as innovative and forward thinking, from local businesses to our prestigious Indiana University. Join the call to showcase our creative vibe by participating in the local WCIW movement!

See our list of events for WCIW events in Bloomington, and add your own at our website http://bloomington.wciw.org. A few organizations who have already committed involvement include My Sister’s Closet, The Tailored Fit, Bloominglabs, Thrive Health & Wellbeing, and more!

If you would like to get involved and/or make a suggestion, please contact me at [email protected] or (812) 219-4493.

Education / Festivals / Health / Volunteering

15 Monday / April 15, 2013

Bill Burnett at Max’s Place

08:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Max's Place (on the downtown Square)
http://www.maxsplace.info

Bill Burnett will perform at Max’s Place on the downtown Square. The venue is open to all ages and features gourmet pizzas and other entrees in addition to a selection of local beers. Small cash covers may be charged for events at Max’s.

Entertainment / Live Music

15 Monday / April 15, 2013

Rhino’s Anniversary Exhibit at City Hall

08:00 am to 05:00 pm
City Hall (401 N. Morton St.)
http://bloomington.in.gov/sections/viewSection.php?section_id=242

An exhibit celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Rhino’s Youth Center will take place in the Atrium Gallery in Bloomington’s City Hall. The exhibit will be on display throughout April and can be seen from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, as well as additional evening and weekend hours when City Hall is open for meetings and events.

Exhibits

15 Monday / April 15, 2013

Exhibit: ‘The Beautiful And The Good’ at gallery406

09:00 am to 06:00 pm
gallery406 (116 W. 6th St, Ste. 110)
http://www.spectrumstudioinc.com/gallery406.htm

“The Beautiful And The Good”, an exhibit of paintings by Jennifer Mujezinovic, will be on display at gallery406 from April 5 until May 31. Gallery is open from 9 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday.

“Beautiful”—together with “graceful” and “pretty,” or “sublime,” “marvelous,” “superb,” and similar expressions—is an adjective that we often employ to indicate something that we like. In this sense, it seems that what is beautiful is the same as what is good. In fact, in most historical periods there was a close link between the Beautiful and the Good. – from History of Beauty by Umberto Eco

Beauty does not always correspond to what we see superficially. Socrates was notoriously ugly, but was said to shine with an inner beauty, and Plato believed that the sight of the “senses” must be overcome by intellectual sight.

In Jennifer’s portraits, she is seeking an ideal beauty through a synthesis of a pleasing physical body, and a spirit that is good. This synthesis expresses a Psychological Beauty that harmonizes body and soul. Each one illuminating the other.

Exhibits

15 Monday / April 15, 2013

April Exhibits at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center

09:00 am to 07:00 pm
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center (122 S. Walnut St.)
http://www.ivytech.edu/bloomington/waldron/exhibits.html

The month of April brings new exhibits to the galleries of the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center. Exhibits run from April 5 until 27, and include the following:

Stephan Petranek: It Came From Within
Herron School of Art and Design professor Stefan Petranek explores DNA as life’s underlying structure.

Thomas Harris: Vessels vs Vassals–Modern Takes on Function and Fantasy
Bloomington ceramicist Thomas Harris mixes sophisticated pottery with quirky figurines.

Ivy Tech Fine Arts Students: Spring Semester 2013:
Ivy Tech Fine Arts students display a semester’s worth of 2-D and 3-D art projects.

Ivy Tech Alternative Spring Break 2013: In Words and Pictures

Galleries are free and open to the public Monday – Friday, 9 am to 7 pm, and Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm.

Exhibits

15 Monday / April 15, 2013

Exhibit: ‘Metal and Mud’ – Sculpture and Pottery by Jim Halvorson at By Hand Gallery

10:00 am to 05:30 pm
By Hand Gallery (101 W. Kirkwood Ave.)
http://byhandgallery.com/

This exhibit of artwork by Jim Halvorson at By Hand Gallery includes Ccut, welded, and forged steel sculpture and stoneware pottery with carved surfaces.

Gallery is open Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 5:30 pm. Exhibit runs until May 18.

Exhibits

15 Monday / April 15, 2013

Free Community Tax Service

11:00 am to 03:00 pm
Self Service Site, WorkOne, 450 S. Landmark Ave.
http://monroeunitedway.org

The Free Community Tax Service provides free tax preparation and electronic filing of federal and Indiana tax returns for low- and moderate-income residents.

Self Service Site, WorkOne, 450 S. Landmark Ave., Bloomington, Phone (812) 331-6000 ext. 7001 January 31 – April 15 (First come, first served.) Monday: 11 am-3 pm Thursday: 11 am-3 pm

Other times/locations:

Broadview Learning Center, 705 West Coolidge Dr., Bloomington, Phone (812) 330-7731 February 6 – April 11 (Call for an appointment.) Wednesday: 2-5 pm Thursday: 4-7 pm

Ellettsville Branch Library, 600 W. Temperance St., Ellettsville, Phone (812) 876-3383 February 1 – April 12 (Call for an appointment.) Friday: 10 am-1 pm Saturday: 12:30-2:30 pm

Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 211 S. Indiana Ave., Bloomington January 30 – March 7 (First come, first served.) Wednesday and Thursday: 6-9 pm

Ivy Tech Community College, 200 Daniels Way, Room B201, Bloomington (812) 332-1559 ext. 0 January 29 – March 9 (Call for an appointment.) Tuesday and Wednesday: 2-5 pm Friday: 12-7 pm Saturday: 9 am-1 pm

Monroe County Public Library, 303 East Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, Phone (812) 349-3050 (AARP Tax-Aide) February 4- April 12 (First come, first served). Monday and Tuesday: 2-6 pm Friday: 2-5:45 pm

Owen County Public Library, 10 S. Montgomery St., Spencer, (812) 829-3392 Ext. 1 February 2 – April 13 (Call for an appointment.) Tuesday: 5:30–8 pm Saturday: 9 am–3 pm

South Central Community Action Program, 1500 W. 15th St., Bloomington, Phone (812) 339-3447 ext. 233 February 2 – April 13 (Call for an appointment.) Tuesday: 4-7 pm Saturday: 9 am-12 pm

Twin Lakes Recreation Center, 1700 W. Bloomfield Rd., Bloomington, Phone (812) 349-3720 (AARP Tax-Aide) February 6 – April 11 (First come, first served.) Wednesday: 9 am-3 pm Thursday: 2-6 pm

Mobile Sites Bloomington Housing Authority, 1007 North Summitt Street, Bloomington, Phone (812) 339-3491 Cunot Community Center, 5530 Indiana 42 Poland, IN, Phone (765) 795-3461 By appointment only.

LifeDesigns (Formerly Options), 200 East Winslow Road, Bloomington, Phone (812) 332-9615 By appointment only. Stone Belt, 2815 East 10th Street, Bloomington, Phone (812) 332-2168 By appointment only.

Civic Affairs / Education

15 Monday / April 15, 2013

Live United Photography by Kendall Reeves (for United Way)

12:00 pm to 06:00 pm
Thrive Health & Wellbeing, 412 W 4th St., Bloomington
http://www.monroeunitedway.org

Celebrate Live United stories from our community captured in the stunning imagery of Kendall Reeves. Now-April 30, 2013. At Thrive Health & Wellbeing, 412 W 4th St., Bloomington, 287-8199, Mon-Fri, noon-6 pm.
Through this collection of compelling photos, United Way of Monroe County highlights the many ways community members choose to Live United. Promoting involvement and engagement, Live United encourages individuals to work together to make our community stronger. This exhibition serves as a reminder that as a group, we have the power to bring about positive and lasting change. The photographs in the exhibition are stories of people who are making an impact as they Live United. For more information and to read Live United community stories, visit www.monroeunitedway.org.

Exhibits

15 Monday / April 15, 2013

Art Exhibit ‘Face Value: Portraits from The Kinsey Institute’ & ‘Casual Encounters’

01:30 pm to 05:00 pm
The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University - Bloomington, 1165 E. Third Street, Morrison Hall, 3rd Floor
http://kinseyinstitute.org

The Kinsey Institute is offering two shows this spring and summer, both featuring a wide range of artworks from our permanent collection. “Face Value” explores the various ways that artists utilize the portrait, an art form that has existed for millennia, for the exploration of individual identity and experience. This exhibition in the main gallery includes contemporary and vintage photographs, as well as paintings, prints, and sculpture. One of the featured artists is renowned photographer Judy Dater. “Casual Encounters,” in the institute’s Corridor Gallery, takes a look at intimate yet anonymous sexual interactions, as depicted by European and American artists from the 18th century to the present day.

The Kinsey Institute Gallery is open 1:30-5 pm weekdays. Admission is free. Due to adult content, visitors should be 18 years of age or older, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Group tours of 6-15 people may be scheduled by calling 812-855-7686.

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