16 Monday / December 16, 2013

Bloomington Songwriter Showcase

08:00 am to 11:00 am
Players Pub, 424 S. Walnut
http://www.theplayerspub.com/calendar.php

featuring Steev Wisher, Merriwether Williams, Steve Boller & Lewis Ricci

Live Music

16 Monday / December 16, 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

16 Monday / December 16, 2013

Ongoing December Art Exhibits at the Ivy Tech Waldron

09:00 am to 07:00 am
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, 122 S. Walnut St.

Keegan Adams & Adam Rake, printmaking; Jackson Moore, paintings; Robert Price, photography; “No Exit”, Ivy Tech Student Productions, dramaturgy. Enjoy multiple gallery spaces in a beautiful historic limestone building. Open M-F 9-7; Sat 9-5; Closed Sun.

Exhibits

16 Monday / December 16, 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

16 Monday / December 16, 2013

Exhibit: ‘For the Beauty of the Earth’ at Lennie’s Restaurant & Brew Pub

11:00 am
Lennie's Restaurant & Brew Pub (1795 E 10th St.)
http://www.lenniesgourmetpizza.com/

“For the Beauty of the Earth”, an exhibition of photographs and artwork by Glenda Breeden and Patricia C. Coleman, opens November 1, 2013 in Lennie’s Restaurant and Brewhouse. Opening Reception is Tuesday, November 5th 7:00pm to 9:00pm in Lennie’s Bar and Brewhouse, 1795 East 10th Street, Bloomington, IN. Exhibit runs through December 31, 2013. Glenda Breeden is passionate about photographing nature. She is a peace activist, writer, photographer, poet, mother, grandmother and advocate for justice. Patricia C. Coleman loves the process of moving ideas into artist reality. Artist, poet, storyteller, she is owner of Patricia’s Wellness Arts Café where she shares her arts and crafts and herbal products, and the creations of ten other local artist and artisans. Photographs and art purchase information will be available at Lennie’s. You can reach Patricia at 812-334-8155 or see more of her work online at http://www.hartrock.net/cafe.htm.

Sunday – Thursday 11 am – 11 pm
Friday & Saturday 11 am – Midnight
*The Pub is open one hour later.

Exhibits

16 Monday / December 16, 2013

Soft Things, Shiny Things, Sensational Things

11:00 am to 05:30 pm
By Hand Gallery, 101 West Kirkwood #109
http://www.byhandgallery.com

A holiday show of handmade work by more than 50 local artists.

Exhibits

16 Monday / December 16, 2013

CELEBRATION Gift-able Arts at Patricia’s Wellness Arts Cafe

01:00 pm
Patricia's Wellness and Arts Cafe (725 West Kirkwood Avenue)
http://www.hartrock.net/cafe.htm

“CELEBRATION Gift-able ARTS” : an exhibit of locally crafted arts, crafts, gifts and ornaments to surprise and delight. Exhibit runs through December 31st, 2013. The Wellness Arts Gallery features the work of local artists, craftspeople, and creative people from across the earth. Open Tuesday through Friday, 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm; Saturdays, 12 pm to 5 pm, Sundays 1-4 pm with BAKE SALE and every first Friday 1- 8 pm. The Wellness Arts Gallery has a call out for artists interested in exhibiting in our intimate space. We look forward to meeting you and discussing exhibiting your work. For information call 812-334-8155. Sign up for our mailing list or contact us at [email protected]

Exhibits

16 Monday / December 16, 2013

The Kinsey Institute Art Exhibits ‘Past/Present’ & ‘La Vida Sexual’

01:30 pm to 05:00 pm
Indiana University, Morrison Hall, Room 313, 1165 E. 3rd St.
http://KinseyInstitute.org

“Past/Present” brings together a varied selection of older artworks and materials from The Kinsey Institute collection and pairs them with recent acquisitions, to explore the connection between the work of contemporary artists and artwork and imagery from past eras. This mixed media exhibition is offered as part of the Fall 2013 Themester: “Connectedness: Networks in a Complex World.” On display in our Corridor Gallery is “La Vida Sexual,” an exhibition of artwork from Latin America or produced by artists originally from Latin American countries, as well as Spanish-language materials from the Kinsey Institute Library. Included in this show will be a number of watercolor sketches by Cuban-born artist Emilio Sanchez.

The Kinsey Institute Gallery is open 1:30 pm to 5 pm Monday through Friday or by appointment from 9 am to noon. Admission is free. Due to adult content, visitors should be 18 years of age or older, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Group guided tours of The Kinsey Institute may be scheduled by calling 812-855-7686.

Exhibits / LGBT

16 Monday / December 16, 2013

Open Mic Hosted by Dave Baas


Players Pub, 424 S. Walnut
http://www.theplayerspub.com/calendar.php

The mic is open to all ages at the Players Pub. Get your 10 minutes of fame share your musical talent on our newly built stage and updated sound system.

Live Music

16 Monday / December 16, 2013

Songwriter Showcase at Player’s Pub

08:00 pm
Player's Pub (424 S. Walnut St)
http://www.theplayerspub.com

Every Monday evening at The Player’s Pub, the Songwriter Showcase series displays the talents of local and regional artists. No cover is charged, but donations are appreciated. Player’s Pub has an all-ages section, as well as the main 21-and-up area, and serves a wide variety of entrees, sandwiches, appetizers and drinks.

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