22 Sunday / December 22, 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

22 Sunday / December 22, 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

22 Sunday / December 22, 2013

Mike Roos Book Signing

10:30 am
Assembly Hall

Mike Roos will be signing copies of his book, One Small Town, One Crazy Coach, before the IU men’s basketball game.

Sports

22 Sunday / December 22, 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

22 Sunday / December 22, 2013

Photos with Santa at Fountain Square Mall

12:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Fountain Square Mall (downtown Square)
http://www.fountainsquaremall.com/

Santa Claus will be located on the bottom level of Fountain Square Mall, Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm and Sundays from noon to 4 pm. Also on December 23 from 1 to 4 pm and December 24 from 10 am to 4 pm. Photos by Lisa Walker Photography. Each photo is $5, with $1 donated to charity.

Children / Entertainment

22 Sunday / December 22, 2013

Exhibits at the IU Art Museum

12:00 pm to 05:00 pm
IU Art Museum, 1133 E. 7th Street
http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu

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.

Exhibits

22 Sunday / December 22, 2013

Exhibit: The Patterned Kingdom: Surface Design among the Kuba

12:00 pm
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

22 Sunday / December 22, 2013

Gathering :a handmade pop-up shop: Holiday Pop-Up

12:00 pm to 05:00 pm
Fountain Square Mall, Suite 125 101 W. Kirkwood Ave.
http://bloomingtongathering.wordpress.com

Gathering :a handmade pop-up shop: will be “popping up” in downtown Bloomington this holiday season from November 23 to December 24, 2013 in the Fountain Square Mall, Suite 125 at 101 West Kirkwood Avenue in Bloomington, IN. The shop will be displaying over 50 local and regional artists’ indie crafts, all available for purchase. We’re open Wednesday/Thursday 12:30pm – 5pm, Friday/Saturday 1pm-7pm, and Sunday from 12pm-5pm! Come, gather with us!

Business / Entertainment

22 Sunday / December 22, 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

22 Sunday / December 22, 2013

Shape Note Singing at Bell Trace

02:00 pm
Bell Trace Health and Living Center (800 N. Bell Trace Circle)
http://www.bloomingtonsacredharp.org/local-singing/

Sacred Harp, or shape note singing, is a tradition that dates back to our country’s founding. We gather regularly to sing with and for each other, with no accompanying instruments. What does it sound like? Nothing you’ve ever heard before. Tunes range in style from rousing and jubilant, to contemplative, to mournful. Ours is a tradition that emphasizes participation and we welcome you to come try it out.

Held on the second and fourth Sundays of every month from 2 to 4 pm at Bell Trace Health and Living Center.

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