22 Monday / April 22, 2013

2013 Midwest Cultural Tourism Conference – ‘Capture Your Culture’

08:00 am to 03:00 pm
Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center (302 S. College Ave.)
http://www.culturaltourismconference.org/

This conference, hosted by the Bloomington Monroe County Convention Center, is focused on the theme of tourism.

What will you learn?

-How to collaborate with others in your community so all can prosper.

-How to attract visitors to your destination.

-How experiences contribute to cultural tourism.

Who should attend?

-Arts and Cultural Organization/Destination Employees

-Convention Center Staffers

-Destination Marketers

-Event Planners

-Tourism and Hospitality Professionals

-Students Interested in Hospitality and Tourism

Business / Education

22 Monday / April 22, 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

22 Monday / April 22, 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

22 Monday / April 22, 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

22 Monday / April 22, 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

22 Monday / April 22, 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

22 Monday / April 22, 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.

Exhibits

22 Monday / April 22, 2013

Watching for Wildflowers

05:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Bloomington Library, 303 E. Kirkwood Ave., Children’s Department
http://www.tinyurl.com/monroelake

Wildflowers of pale pink, brilliant yellow, scarlet red, and many other colors brighten up the forest floor in the springtime! Children can stop by to learn a few basic skills for wildflower identification and make a simple wildflower craft (while supplies last). You can also pick up a list of upcoming local wildflower hikes, so your child can see these blooms for real! Recommended for ages 6 to 12.

Children / Outdoors

22 Monday / April 22, 2013

IU Cinema Presents: ‘Rainbow Black: Poet Sarah W. Fabio’

07:00 pm
IU Cinema (1213 E. 7th Street)
http://www.cinema.indiana.edu/

Sarah Fabio, Mother of Black Studies, and Amiri Baraka, the most widely published Black writer of his time, have rightfully established themselves as pinnacles of the Black Arts Movement. Unique in their approaches, the documentaries Rainbow Black: Poet Sarah W. Fabio and In Motion: Amiri Baraka take intimate looks at the daily struggles and revelations of these two iconic Black poets working toward “artistic beauty and social justice” in an era of social upheaval. (16mm and DigiBeta presentation)

Cheryl Fabio is scheduled to be present.

Entertainment / Films

22 Monday / April 22, 2013

IU Cinema Presents: ‘In Motion: Amiri Baraka’

07:00 pm
IU Cinema (1213 E. 7th Street)
http://www.cinema.indiana.edu/

Sarah Fabio, Mother of Black Studies, and Amiri Baraka, the most widely published Black writer of his time, have rightfully established themselves as pinnacles of the Black Arts Movement. Unique in their approaches, the documentaries Rainbow Black: Poet Sarah W. Fabio and In Motion: Amiri Baraka take intimate looks at the daily struggles and revelations of these two iconic Black poets working toward “artistic beauty and social justice” in an era of social upheaval. (16mm and DigiBeta presentation)

In Motion: Amiri Baraka profiles the outspoken representative – formerly LeRoi Jones – of the Black consciousness movement who has been a major figure on the American literary and political landscape for three decades. Set in Newark, Greenwich Village, and Harlem, this documentary follows Baraka from before his trial for “resisting arrest” and ends with his conviction despite allegations of police harassment.

The film visits Baraka at home preparing for the American Writers Congress, teaching a college class, hosting a jazz and commentary radio show, reading poetry, and speaking at an anti-apartheid rally. Interviews with writers Allen Ginsberg, Joel Oppenheimer, and A.B. Spellman, and activists Ted Wilson and Askia Toure provide insight into the modern day revolutionary, and the period which fostered him.

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