3 Tuesday / December 3, 2013

Brown County Art Guild – Winter Exhibition


The Brown County Art Guild
http://www.browncountyartguild.org

Featured exhibit on display in the Upper Loft Gallery: Annual Winter Exhibition, featuring paintings by Contemporary Art Guild Member Artists and works from the Marie Goth Estate Permanent Collection. Now – December 31

Reception: Second Saturday, December 14, 5:00-8:00 pm (during the Holiday Village Art Walk)

Please join the Guild for an evening of light refreshments and to purchase your $10 raffle ticket for your final opportunity to win the beautiful autumn landscape created collaboratively by nine Guild Member Artists. Contributing artists include Mark Burkett, Ronald Mack, Thom Robinson, Rena Brouwer, Patricia Rhoden, Wyatt LeGrand, Jeanne McLeish, Pamela Chase Newell, and Chris Newlund. The lucky raffle winner will be drawn during the Holiday Art Walk reception. (need not be present to win).

Exhibits

3 Tuesday / December 3, 2013

Medicare Open Enrollment Counseling

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Area 10 Agency on Aging or IU Health Bloomington Hospital
http://medicare.gov/

Medicare Open Enrollment is from October 15-December 7. Your health needs change from year to year. And, your health plan may change the benefits and costs each year too. That’s why it’s important to evaluate your Medicare choices regularly. Open Enrollment is the one time of year when ALL people with Medicare can see what new benefits Medicare has to offer and make changes to their coverage. It’s worth it to take the time to review and compare, but you don’t have to do it alone. Help is available through SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program). Counselors can answer your questions and help you find the best plan at the best price. Local sponsors Area 10 Agency on Aging and IU Health Bloomington Hospital provide one-on-one assistance to help people sort through Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans. Also, if you have limited income and resources, you may be able to get help paying your prescription drug coverage costs and other healthcare costs. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services estimates that more than 2 million people with Medicare may be eligible for the subsidy, but are not currently enrolled to take advantage of these savings. A recent law changed how your income and assets are counted, so even if you were previously turned down due to income or resource levels, you should reapply. Keep in mind that Medicare is not part of the Health Insurance Marketplace. The new Health Insurance Marketplace won’t affect your Medicare coverage and is not part of Medicare Open Enrollment which occurs from October 15 to December 7. You do not need to enroll in the new Health Insurance Marketplace to maintain or change your Medicare coverage. Criminals are trying to scam seniors with false information regarding Medicare and the Affordable Care Act. Never give your Medicare number to someone who calls or visits and requests this information.

Call to make your appointment anytime during Open Enrollment to discuss prescription coverage or any other Medicare questions.

Area 10 Agency on Aging 812-876-3383
IU Health Bloomington Hospital 812-353-9300

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3 Tuesday / December 3, 2013

Mirror Mysteries: Science of Reflection


308 W. Fourth Street Bloomington, Indiana 47404
http://www.wonderlab.org

Is it magic or is it science? Have great fun exploring the surprising tricks mirrors can play on your brain! This special hands-on exhibition for people of all ages is on display at WonderLab (Tuesday – Sunday) through April 13.

Children / Education / Exhibits

3 Tuesday / December 3, 2013

2013 Exhibits at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures

09:00 am to 04:30 pm
Mathers Museum of World Cultures (416 N. Indiana Avenue)
http://www.mathers.indiana.edu

Exhibits include:

“Picturing Archaeology”: Described in their words and illustrated by their images, the research and fieldwork of 13 Indiana University archaeologists is presented in Picturing Archaeology at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures/Glenn Black Laboratory of Archaeology.

“Rhythms of the World”: a free audioguide tour of musical instruments from around the globe featured in exhibits throughout the museum. The audioguide includes narration and musical clips of the highlighted instruments. This exhibit will run until December 20.

“Thoughts, Things, and Theories…What Is Culture?”
Thoughts, Things, and Theories…What Is Culture? examines the nature of culture through the exploration of cultural traditions surrounding life stages and universal needs.This exhibit will run until December 20.

“From the Big Bang to the World Wide Web: The Origins of Everything”
This exhibit examines history on a large scale, through the exploration of cosmic, biological, and human origins. This exhibit will run until December 20.

“Treasures of the Mathers Museum”
Decades of collecting and curating will be featured in this exhibit, presented in conjunction with the institution’s 50th anniversary. This exhibit will run until December 20.

“Photos in Black and White: Margaret Bourke-White and the Dawn of Apartheid in South Africa”
In 1949, Margaret Bourke-White, one of the most famous photojournalists in America, travelled to South Africa on assignment for Life magazine. Some of her rarely-seen images from that period are featured in Photos in Black and White: Margaret Bourke-White and the Dawn of Apartheid in South Africa at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. Curated by Alex Lichtenstein, Associate Professor of History at Indiana University, the exhibition offers a comprehensive look at Bourke-White’s photojournalistic portrayal of South Africa in 1949 and 1950. This exhibit will run until December 20.

“Melted Ash: Michiana Wood Fired Pottery”
This exhibit explores the methods used to produce hand-made, wood fired pottery, and features works from northern Indiana and southern Michigan. This exhibit will run until December 20.

Museum is open Tuesdays through Fridays, from 9 am to 4:30 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays, from 1 to 4:30 pm. Check website to see all of the Mathers Museum’s exhibits.

Education / Exhibits

3 Tuesday / December 3, 2013

United Way ‘This is How I Live United’ Community Gallery

09:00 am to 09:00 pm
Monroe County Public Library, 303 East Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47408
http://www.monroeunitedway.org/LU

Showcasing photographs taken by local residents, the ‘This is How I Live United’ gallery captures how our friends, family, and neighbors Live United by giving, advocating, and volunteering to create a better tomorrow for our community.

United Way of Monroe County and our partners work every day to ensure everyone in our community has the building blocks for a better life — Education, Earnings, and the Essentials. And you are part of this work — whether through donations, volunteering, or lending a helping hand to those in need. www.monroeunitedway.org/LU

Exhibits

3 Tuesday / December 3, 2013

Mathers Museum Panel–A Discussion on the Future of Museum Ethnography

09:30 am to 11:00 am
Mathers Museum of World Cultures, 416 N Indiana Ave
http://www.mathers.indiana.edu

A free public panel discussion exploring museums and anthropology will be presented. The panel will feature Candace Greene, Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology; Jen Shannon, Curator of Cultural Anthropology and Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Colorado; Suzanne Godby Ingalsbe, Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology; and Jason Jackson, Director of IU’s Mathers Museum of World Cultures. For more information please contact [email protected], or phone 812-855-6873.

Speakers

3 Tuesday / December 3, 2013

Exhibits at the IU Art Museum

10:00 am to 05:00 pm
IU Art Museum, 1133 E. 7th Street
http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu

Special Exhibition, “Art Interrupted: Advancing American Art and the Politics of Cultural Diplomacy”
Runs September 15-December 15
This exhibition reconstructs a 1946‒47 exhibition titled Advancing American Art, which featured over one hundred examples of stylistically diverse American art from the mid-1930s to the mid-1940s. Organized by the State Department as a form of cultural diplomacy, Advancing American Art traveled to venues in Latin America and Europe before political controversy in the United States led to its cancellation. Art Interrupted illuminates a fascinating historical moment when modern art was seen as a powerful tool for furthering democratic ideals around the world.

New in the Galleries: “Photographing Rosie the Riveter”
Runs October 1-January 26
The conscription of men into military service during WW II led to a demand for female workers in the factories supplying munitions and war supplies. Government photography projects, such as the Farm Security Administration (FSA), revamped their operations to support the efforts of the Office of War Information (OWI). This installation features propagandistic images of female assembly-line workers by Andreas Feininger, Alfred T. Palmer, and Howard Liberman. Organized by Maura Campbell-Balkits, a museum intern in the Department of Communications and Culture.

New in the Galleries: “Ancient Jewelry”
Runs October 15-December 15
In conjunction with the Jewelry Symposium in the Hope School of Fine Arts (October 17–20, 2013) and the accompanying international jewelry exhibition in the Grunwald Gallery, a new selection of ancient jewelry will be on display in the second floor gallery. The IUAM collection of jewelry is one of the largest in the United States. Necklaces, bracelets, diadems, earrings, and finger rings from our collection are breathtaking examples of metalsmithing skill—and of beauty.

New in the Galleries: “Stories with Shadowy Figures”
Runs October 22-December 21
An installation of puppets from Java, presented in conjunction with the shadow puppet performance on October 27.

Exhibits

3 Tuesday / December 3, 2013

Fair Trade Holiday Sale

10:00 am to 05:00 pm
Indiana Memorial Union (State Room East)
http://www.fairtradebloomington.org

Bringing artisan-crafted items from more than 40 countries and supporting the newly launched FairTuesday ethical shopping initiative, the ninth annual Fair Trade Holiday Sale will be in the State Room East at the Indiana Memorial Union on Dec. 3 – 4, 10 am to 5 pm. Brought to campus by the entrepreneurial student group, Enactus IUB, and Fair Trade Bloomington, the two-day holiday sale is open to the public and is Bloomington’s largest fair trade event that empowers visitors to support sustainable global development and directly transform communities with each purchase.

Fair trade items and gifts available at the sale include handmade jewelry, holiday ornaments, chocolate, baskets, woolens, textiles, bags and purses, and features local artwork from the Stone Belt Arts Program. Ten Thousand Villages, Imani, Global Mamas, and Minga Fair Trade Imports are among the many brands offered. Enactus IUB travels to Ecuador with Minga, volunteering in Fair Trade product development. For directions and parking information, visit www.imu.edu/about and share updates with Fair Trade Bloomington on Facebook and Twitter @FairTradeBloom.

Benefits / Business / Exhibits

3 Tuesday / December 3, 2013

Exhibit: The Patterned Kingdom: Surface Design among the Kuba

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

From boldly graphic raffia textiles to intricately incised carving on wooden cups, complex surface design is a hallmark of Kuba aesthetics and an indicator of prestige and value for Kuba and Westerners alike. Complementing the Kuba objects permanently on display in the Wielgus gallery, The Patterned Kingdom includes additional objects from the museum’s collection, including several hats given by the late IU textile artist Budd Stalnaker, as well as loans from IU professor emeritus and painter William Itter.

This exhibit runs through December 22, 2013. Located in the Raymond and Laura Wielgus Gallery of the Arts of Africa, the South Pacific, and the Americas, Focalpoint, third floor.

Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm, and Sunday, noon to 5 pm.

Exhibits

3 Tuesday / December 3, 2013

Yoga for Wellbeing: Yoga Therapy for Cancer


Tibetan Cultural Center
http://EquiLibriumassage.com

Yoga for Wellbeing is a therapeutic yoga class designed to address the specific needs and requirements of individuals with cancer or currently in remission. Class size is restricted in order to ensure that proper attention and supervision are given to each attendee, and exercises and postures are adapted as necessary. Ability, energy level, and knowledge of yoga will vary…. We ask that attendees come to class with a sense of humor and respect for others.

Yoga therapy classes include:

• Modified Hatha Yoga poses (asana)
• Gentle stretches, hip and spine mobilization, restorative techniques
• Learning to recognize forms of stress and tension in the body
• Focus on confidence and body-awareness
• Using the breath properly to decrease fatigue, chronic pain, anxiety

Classes are offered in Bloomington, Indiana at the Tibetan Cultural Center in a facility appropriate for those with restricted mobility: Handicap accessible parking, no stairs, non-slip floors, and wheelchair accessible bathrooms. The instructor is a yoga therapist specializing in yoga therapy for disability, rehabilitation and neurological conditions.

• Tuesdays at 10:30 am |$15 per class
• Please call 812-331-7423 for information and to register
• www.equilibriumassage.com/#!yoga-for-cancer-class/c20a6

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