27 Saturday / April 27, 2013

Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market

08:00 am to 05:00 pm
Showers Plaza (401 N. Morton St)
http://bloomington.in.gov/farmersmarket

The Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday from 8 am until 1 pm, from April through November.

The Farmers’ Market is located at 401 N. Morton St. next to City Hall – Showers Building. Locally grown produce, annual and perennial plants, and a variety of prepared foods are available. Purchase your food directly from farmers and ask them questions about their products. Local entertainment adds to the shopping as well as socializing experience. Tantalizing scents and the inviting atmosphere may cause you to make the Market a weekend tradition.

Business / Eat and Drink

27 Saturday / April 27, 2013

IU Women’s Tennis – Big Ten Tournament

09:00 am
Tennis Center (1833 North Fee Lane)
http://www.iuhoosiers.com/sports/w-tennis/

The Big Ten Tournament for the IU Women’s Tennis team will be held April 25 through 28, all day, at the Tennis Center. Admission is free.

Sports

27 Saturday / April 27, 2013

April Exhibits at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center

09:00 am to 05:00 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

27 Saturday / April 27, 2013

Exhibit: ‘Uz vs. Them’ by Richard Bell

10:00 am to 05:00 pm
IU Art Museum (IU Campus, 1133 E. 7th St.)
http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu/iuam_home.php

Featuring paintings, installations, and videos by Australian artist and activist Richard Bell, this exhibition explores Aboriginal identity and its place in mainstream society. Uz vs. Them is at once powerful, confrontational, ironic, and beautiful, drawing on traditions ranging from Aboriginal desert painting to American Pop art. Though Bell speaks as an Australian Aboriginal, his work raises broader issues and concerns related to cultural and ethnic identity worldwide. The exhibition was organized by the American Federation of Arts.

Recurring daily at the IU Art Museum, Tue – Sat, 10 am – 5 pm; Sun, 12 – 5 pm. Runs until May 5.

Exhibits

27 Saturday / April 27, 2013

Bloomington Open Studios Tour 2013

10:00 am to 06:00 pm
http://bloomingtonopenstudiostour.com

Last year’s Open Studios Tour featured 50 artists in studios throughout the Bloomington area and attracted over 500 visitors. This event is an opportunity for artists to share new and in-progress artworks, to do demonstrations and to get to know art fans in the informal setting of the studio.

This year’s Open Studios Tour will be on Saturday, April 27 from 10 am-6 pm and Sunday, April 28 from 10 am-4 pm.

Contact or Questions:
Sarah Pearce (812) 323-9745

Exhibits

27 Saturday / April 27, 2013

Exhibits at the Indiana University Art Museum

10:00 am to 05:00 pm
IU Art Museum (IU Campus, 1133 E. 7th St.)
http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu/iuam_home.php

Several new exhibits can be seen at the Indiana University Art Museum. The galleries are open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm, and Sunday, 12 pm to 5 pm.

Paul Strand’s “Street People”
Continuing through May 5, 2013

Paul Strand’s revolutionary photographs, published in the final double-issue of Alfred Stieglitz’s Camera Work, shocked the art world not only with their unadulterated approach to the medium, but also with their gritty, realistic subject matter. This installation features three close-up portraits of some of the “invisible” beggars, hackers, and passersby found on New York City’s sidewalks.

“The Many Faces of a Master”
Continuing through May 5, 2013

Pablo Picasso (1888–1975) was not only one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, but he was also one of the most recognizable. The IU Art Museum has a large collection of portraits of artists. This installation features several photographs of Picasso at work or play by Lucien Clerque, Robert Capa, and Brassaï.

Contemporary Explorations: Reviewing Nature in the 1980s
February 4‒May 19, 2013

Drawn from the museum’s collection of works by graduates of IU’s fine arts department (now the Hope School of Fine Arts), this installation examines the artists’ interpretations of the natural world. Reviewing Nature takes a look at the balance sought between structural composition and the role nature plays in co-defining the space we both share. This installation was organized by Emily Wood, graduate assistant for Western art after 1800 at the IU Art Museum.

New in the Galleries: Breaking the Gilded Ceiling, Women Artists of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
March 5-August 25, 2013

This installation will feature women artists—some former artist’s models, some wives and mothers, and some trailblazers—who worked in a variety of media. Included will be work by photographers Anna Atkins, Julia Margaret Cameron, and Laura Adams Armer, as well as prints and drawings by Mary Cassatt, Suzanne Valadon, Gwen John, and Käthe Kollwitz.

Three Remarkable Women: Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Margaret Chinnery, and Félicité de Genlis
March 23-September 1, 2013

The IU Art Museum will premiere a focused exhibition featuring Vigée Le Brun’s Portrait of Mrs. Chinnery (1803) and selected materials from the Lilly library. The exhibition presents an unusually rich opportunity to use a single artwork as a lens for an interdisciplinary study of the history, politics, art, literature, and music of its time.

Exhibits

27 Saturday / April 27, 2013

MFA Thesis 3 exhibits at the Grunwald Gallery and IU Art Museum

10:00 am to 05:00 pm
Grunwald Gallery of Art (1201 E. 7th St.) and IU Art Museum (1133 E. 7th St.)
http://tinyurl.com/bw5cvno

MFA 3 exhibits will be on display in the Grunwald Gallery and the IU Art Museum from April 23– May 4, 2013. Thesis work from Aimee Denault (Printmaking), Leah Miller Freeman (Painting), Jonathan Van Tassel (Painting), Rose Werr (Digital Art), Rosalie Lopez (Printmaking), will be on view. From April 23-May 4 the IUMA will feature work from Alison Stinely (Painting), James Yount (Graphic Design), and Joshua McNolty (Printmaking). An opening reception will be held at both venues on Friday, April 26, 6 – 8 pm.

IU Art Museum hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm, and Sunday, 12 pm – 5 pm. Grunwald Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 12 pm – 4 pm.

Education / Exhibits

27 Saturday / April 27, 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

27 Saturday / April 27, 2013

Exhibits at the Monroe County History Center

10:00 am to 04:00 pm
Monroe County History Center (202 E. 6th St.)
http://monroehistory.org/

“Civil Rights in Monroe County”

This exhibit at the Monroe County History Center focuses on the Civil Rights Movement and Monroe County’s role in it.

The Civil Rights movements, from the early 1900s to the late 1980s, are an important part of Monroe County history. Indiana University served as a stage for students to make change and voice their rights as African Americans, women and young adults making sense of the world around them. The exhibit follows individuals who had a direct impact in making change in the community and on campus, and the major demonstrations happening at the time.

Exhibit runs until April 27.

 

“Walking Through Gardens”

An exhibition of garden-inspired fiber art by local artist Martina Celerin hanging at the Monroe County History Center.
http://www.MartinaCelerin.com

Exhibit runs until June 23.

Education / Exhibits

27 Saturday / April 27, 2013

Bloomington Open Studios Tour 2013

10:00 am to 06:00 pm
Artists studios and art spaces throughout bloomington - see out map at www.BloomingtonOpenStudiosTour.com
http://www.BloomingtonOpenStudiosTour.com

The Bloomington Open studios Tour 2013 takes place this year on Saturday, April 27 10 am-6 pm and Sunday, April  28  10 am-4 pm. It is a self-guided, easy-to-navigate tour of over 22 art spaces throughout the Bloomington area. You’ll meet working artists, have the chance to acquire new works and catch a behind-the–scenes glimpse of creativity in action. Our free guide can be found on our website, at the Visitors Bureau and at Gallery Group galleries in Downtown Bloomington. On the day of the tour, location will be clearly marked with red balloons and yard signs. For more information visit our website: www.BloomingtonOpenStudiosTour.com

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