10 Saturday / August 10, 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

10 Saturday / August 10, 2013

August Art Exhibits and 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/waldron

Monty Helm, paintings, “The Gothic Series”
Indiana Artisans, paintings and drawings, “Collective Works”
Sandy Hill, contemporary textiles, “Quixotic Little Quilts”
Mark L. Kidd, photography, “Long-Term Parking”

Exhibits

10 Saturday / August 10, 2013

Hunter Education Class

09:00 am to 04:00 pm
Paynetown SRA (SR. 446)
http://www.in.gov/dnr/lawenfor/4812.htm%20

This class is generally required for anyone born in 1987 or later, and recommended for everyone else, who wishes to purchase a hunting license in Indiana. This is a 2-day class (August 10-11); attendance on both days is required. All participants must pass a written test at the end of the second day to successfully complete the class. Children who are under 16 years of age should be accompanied by an adult. Class concludes each day at 4 pm. Participants should bring a sack lunch, or plan on making a trip into Bloomington for fast food during the lunch break. Dress appropriately for the weather, as a portion of the class will likely be held outside.

Registration REQUIRED by August 9 at http://www.in.gov/dnr/lawenfor/4812.htm

Animals / Children / Education / Outdoors

10 Saturday / August 10, 2013

Construction Junction: The Science of Building

09:30 am to 05:00 pm
WonderLab Museum
http://www.wonderlab.org

Design, build, test, and engineer all kinds of structures! The special exhibition’s three-dimensional building experiences include the Skyline Toolbox, developed and designed by Chicago Children’s Museum, where children can use wooden struts and braces, fabric curtain walls, and real construction tools to build imaginative, original structures big enough for them to walk inside! Other components include the Earthquake Shake Table, the Multilevel Building Zone, the Bridge the River Cantilever Challenge, unique materials construction stations, and more. There also is a special place for toddlers and preschoolers to build with age-appropriate materials.

Children / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits

10 Saturday / August 10, 2013

Exhibit: Color Porcelain by Scott Frankenberger at By Hand Gallery

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

Recent Explorations in Form and Color Porcelain by Scott Frankenberger. Functional porcelain, intended for use in the home or workplace. Scott enjoys embellishing the surfaces with a variety of marks and textures, as well as building up a layered blend of colors from overlapping glazes, slips, and overglaze decoration.

By Hand Gallery is open Monday – Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm. Exhibit runs until September 28.

Exhibits

10 Saturday / August 10, 2013

Chamber Market Share at the Farmers’ Market

10:00 am
Showers Plaza (401 N. Morton St)
http://www.chamberbloomington.org/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=373

Chamber Market Share is a LIVE broadcast featuring Chamber members who talk about their business, share why they like doing business in Monroe County, and other topics of choice. We’ll be there every Saturday beginning in May through October!

Interested in being featured? Contact Mary Jo Orlowski at [email protected] to sign up!

Business

10 Saturday / August 10, 2013

IU Art Museum Exhibits

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. Running time varies by exhibit. Check website for more detailed information.

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.

New in the Galleries: Pierre-Auguste Renoir: A Visiting Master Print
May 29-August 18, 2013

One of the originators of the Impressionist style, Pierre-Auguste Renoir was particularly noted for his depictions of his friends, family, and their children in scenes of domestic activity and repose. A favorite subject included two young girls pinning flowers on a hat. Renoir did several versions of this scene in a variety of media, including an important large-scale lithograph that is on temporary loan to the IU Art Museum for the summer. The installation will be complemented by several small prints by Renoir and two portraits of the artist by Pierre Bonnard and Jean-Louis Forain.

New in the Galleries: Sam Gilliam: A Lyrical Abstractionist in Indiana
May 29-September 15, 2013

Sam Gilliam draws on a wide range of inspiration, from his African American heritage and abstract expressionism to the poetry of Pablo Neruda and jazz music. Although associated with the Color Field painters of Washington, D.C., Gilliam had a strong connection to this region of the country. This installation will feature several works produced at IU’s Echo Press and a miniature watercolor painting given by the artist to Bloomington’s Second Baptist Church in honor of his brother Clarence and his wife Frances, who were recently named by the City of Bloomington as a Black History Living Legends.

Special Installation: Tapa: Unwrapping Polynesian Barkcloth
May 29-September 1, 2013

This spring, students taking the course On Exhibit: The Pacific Islands have had the opportunity to create a small installation, as well as an online web module focusing on Polynesian tapa cloth from the permanent collection of the IU Art Museum.

Exhibits

10 Saturday / August 10, 2013

Exhibit: ‘City Space’ and Other Photographs at Pictura Gallery

11:00 am to 07:00 pm
Pictura Gallery (122 W. 6th St.)
http://www.picturagallery.com/index.htm

In “City Space”, Clarissa Bonet employs stark light, deep shadow, muted color, and Chicago’s urban area as a stage to explore the physical space of the city and its emotional and psychological impact on the body. In her series, Umbra, Julie Renee Jones mines her experiences of everyday life in Ohio, manipulating our perception of the physical world by creating moments where magical elements are presented as real occurrences, where observable reality briefly collapses into the realm of the unknown and the surreal. In the Brick Gallery, Pictura Gallery presents “Look What’s New!” featuring Bloomington photographers Michael Finger, Ivona Hedin, Emily Moore and William Pierson.

Runs until August 31. Gallery open Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm.

Exhibits

10 Saturday / August 10, 2013

Exhibit: ‘Line, Angle, Fold’ by Patricia Coleman at El Norteno Gallery

11:00 am
El Norteno Gallery (206 N. Walnut St)
http://www.elnortenorestaurant.com/

“Line, Angle, Fold” : an exhibition by Patricia C. Coleman of works on paper and botanically dyed fabric.

Periodically Patricia revisits techniques and practices of her early works which were primarily abstract and defined by her, as hard edge. Through years of instructing children in arts classes, including summer arts camp programming at the John Waldron Arts Center, she introduced youth to basic paper folding and pop-ups techniques. Through the years her love of paper from pulp to surface for various treatments has continued to hold fascination for her. This work is representative of her current interest of pushing her own boundaries by incorporating complex folds and cutting to paintings on paper and botanically dyed fabrics. Botanically dyed fabrics are ecologically sustainable plant-dye methods that make use of renewable plant materials with the least harm to dyer and the environment.

Exhibit is open during El Norteno restaurant hours. See website for all hours. Exhibit runs until October 3.

Exhibits

10 Saturday / August 10, 2013

Oil & Pastel Paintings by Thom Robinson & Donna Shortt

11:00 am to 05:00 pm
Brown County Art Guild, 48 S. Van Buren St, Nashville
http://www.browncountyartguild.org

Artists’ Reception: Second Saturday, August 10, 5-8 pm (during the Village Art Walk). Please join us for an evening of light refreshments and to purchase your 10$ raffle ticket for a unique opportunity to win a beautiful autumn landscape created by several Guild Member Artists. (raffle winner will be drawn December 14, 2013; need not be present to win)
Artist Biographies:
Thom Robinson, OPA, grew up in Flint, Michigan. He was raised in an artistically inclined family—his mother enjoyed painting, and his father practiced woodworking. Robinson attended the Flint Institute of Art and his talent led to an appointment as an assistant art teacher, while he has still in high school. Following his studies, Thom joined the Navy. While stationed in San Diego, he traveled extensively, painting Southwest desert and mountain scenes.
After his Navy stint in southern California, Thom and his family were returning to Michigan from California, when they stopped to visit family in Bedford, the heart of Indiana’s limestone country. Intrigued by the southern Indiana landscape, Robinson changed his plans and settled down to paint the Hoosier hills. With just a knapsack and the naked eye, Robinson paints outside, in all kinds of weather, any time of day and hikes or boats for miles to find scenes that inspire him.
“I believe you cannot find anything without looking. I spend several days at the places I paint, observing from the morning to evening, looking for simple but strong compositions. Sometimes when hiking I’ll suddenly notice a scene that I may have been past a hundred times. When I do start painting I have no formula. I just let the scene and the painting guide me.”
If Robinson is hiking a long distance, he travels light. When painting winter scenes in frigid temperatures and closed roads, he will pack his sled with his painting supplies and hike thru the woods, until he finds a spot to paint.
He doesn’t use thinner with his oils, applying paint in thick strokes and bold gestures. His oil kit contains five large tubes: titanium white, alizarin crimson, cadmium yellow, ultramarine blue and cadmium red. From these primaries, he can mix any color in the spectrum. His landscapes reflect his intimate observations of Indiana’s diverse natural resources and rural life.
He is currently a signature member of the Oil Painters of America and the Small Painting Society. Thom also belongs to the Indiana Plein Air Painters and the American Impressionist Society. He has received numerous awards with the Hoosier Salon, the Indiana Heritage Association, and the Oil Painters of America national exhibition. His paintings can be viewed and purchased at the Brown County Art Gallery (Nashville, IN), the Hoosier Salon (Indianapolis and New Harmony IN) and at the Brown County Art Guild, where Thom has been an artist member since 2011.

Donna Shortt is a life-long Indiana resident and skilled in the use of oils and pastels. She enjoys painting landscapes from life with other painters. She also enjoys painting from light-filled still life sets in her studio or with another group that meets weekly. Painting with others or teaching has its benefits both ways. Sometimes the student becomes the teacher and we learn from each other.
Recent accomplishments include a Purchase Award from the Indiana State Museum in 2008 and a Best of Show in the fine arts professional division at the Indiana State Fair in 2007. In 2011 she received a Best of Show in the Greenfield Will Vawter Show and in the Madison Art Club Member Show. She was also honored to be part of a pastel exhibit at the Richmond Indiana Art Museum in 2008 and held a solo exhibit at the Johnson County Museum of History, Franklin Indiana, in 2011. Several of her plein air paintings are included in the 2013 book “Painting Indiana III: Dignity of Place.”
She has held workshops in the pastel medium as well as weekly classes that teach adult students various ways to paint and draw with pastels, the surfaces and materials used as well as composition, color and under painting techniques.
She is a member of the Hoosier Salon, Indiana Artists Club, Brown County Art Guild, Chicago Pastel Painters, Pastel Society of America, Southside Art League, Indiana Artisan and Indiana Plein Air Painters. Her work can be seen at the Hoosier Salon (Indianapolis, IN) and the Brown County Art Guild, where she has been an artist member since 2011.
Artists Statement: “My Inspiration to paint starts with the light at early morning or late afternoon and I would be content to spend most of my time capturing it. Color is just as important which is why pastels are my favorite medium. I consider each painting not a destination but a journey, always looking forward to working on the next blank surface.”

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