7 Friday / February 7, 2020

Dive Deeper

02:00 pm to 02:30 pm
WonderLab Museum

Love is in the water in the Wonder Under the Waves aquarium. Eggs have been deposited. Fish are performing mating rituals. Fathers are mouthbrooding fathers. Corals are budding. And an urchin spreading its love. Visit the WonderLab coral reef aquarium and discover how the specifics of ocean life pass into future generations.

Animals / Children / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits

7 Friday / February 7, 2020

Love and Loss – The Art of Living

Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center

Juliana Burrell Art Exhibit – Original Acrylic Paintings

This art show is dedicated to our journey through life as we experience and process love and loss.

OPENING NIGHT – On opening night we will begin a community painting of LOVE, LOSS, REMEMBERING & LETTING GO (depending on your Love and Loss journey). You will have the opportunity to honor a loved one, remember a lost one, or let go of someone or an experience in a simple, beautiful and meaningful way.

Opening night is February 7th, 5:00pm-8:00pm.

The show runs Jan 31st – Feb 20th.

BIO – I was born & raised in South America until I was 17 years old. After completing multiple degrees at Indiana University, I joined a professional circus troupe as an aerialist and toured nationally for many years. After touring, I returned to Indiana and began work as an Artist, Art Educator and opened Asabela Studio, a Circus Arts School and now an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Department of Theatre Drama and Contemporary Dance, teaching Aerial Dance.

My artwork reflects passion and whimsy, love and relationships, fascination and emotion. I feel grateful for the opportunities I’ve had to experience a beautiful and colorful life in Brazil, the magic of circus life, the love of family and wonder of becoming a parent, and the pleasure of learning and teaching.


7 Friday / February 7, 2020

Opening Reception + Artist Talk | Andy Mattern

05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Pictura Gallery @ FAR Center for Contemporary Arts

Andy Mattern | Optimal Conditions
Pictura Gallery presents Optimal Conditions by Andy Mattern. By covering and removing existing elements, Andy Mattern reconfigures familiar photographic materials, such as photo paper boxes and paper guides once used to determine exposure and other image settings. Mattern disrupts familiar examples of photographic art and creates intriguing new surfaces.
February 7 – March 28
Friday, February 7, 5 – 8 pm
Friday, February 7, 7 pm

Eat and Drink / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits

7 Friday / February 7, 2020

Will Johnson – Music Performance & Art Show

05:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Lennie's/Bloomington Brewing Company - 514 E. Kirkwood

Texas artist Will Johnson does a free musical performance and art opening at Lennie’s/Bloomington Brewing Company in downtown Bloomington as part of the Bloomington Music Expo. Will Johnson’s latest album, Wire Mountain, was named 2019’s best album by the Austin Chronicle. Will Johnson is an acclaimed painter and his paintings will remain on display at Lennie’s in February.

Entertainment / Exhibits / Live Music

7 Friday / February 7, 2020

Adrift: Community Opening with Artist

05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Bloomingfoods Near West

Please join us for our very first Gallery B Community Opening on Friday, February 7th! We will be celebrating from 5-8pm with the Artist, Caroline Gerberick, and light hors d’oeuvres. This will be the start of our participation in First Friday Gallery Walks as a new member of the Bloomington Gallery Walk. We are thrilled to be showing alongside so many of Bloomington’s vibrant arts spaces and local businesses.

Gallery B is located in the Near West Bloomingfoods and is the newest addition to our community programming.


7 Friday / February 7, 2020

February Gallery Walk

05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Downtown Bloomington Galleries

FEBRUARY 2020 Gallery Walk
Friday, February 7, 2020

Greetings Fellow Gallery Walkers!
Our February 7th Gallery Walk is quickly approaching, and we are pleased to announce the featured artists and their exhibits at our 11 gallery spaces in downtown Bloomington.
We are particularly delighted to welcome our newest gallery, “Gallery B” located at Bloomingfoods West! Please spread the word about this exciting new gallery space as they feature their very first exhibit during our February Gallery Walk.

As a collaborative body, Gallery Walk is delighted to bring you fresh and dynamic art experiences from a wide range of talented artists through a variety of mediums. Check out the following exhibitions and locations, and visit our website at www.gallerywalkbloomington.com for show details and a map.

We look forward to hosting you Friday, February 7th!

By Hand Gallery
“Exotica Erotica Too”
Artists: A Collection of Local Artists

Dimensions Gallery at Artisan Alley
“Black History Month Group Exhibition”
Artists: Deonna Craig, Milton Knight and other local artists

Gallery B
Artist: Caroline Gerberick

Gallery SCG
See website: www.spectrumcreativegroup.com

Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
“February Shows”
Artists: Casey Muyskens-Toth, Juliana Burrell, Marc Cornett + Midwest Faculty & Graduate Student Contemporary Jewelry Show

Monroe Convention Center Art Gallery
“Boundaries and Borders”
Artists: Julie Bloom and Sue Swartz

Pictura Gallery — FAR Center for Contemporary Arts
“Optimal Conditions”
Artist: Andy Mattern

Rainbow Bakery
“Always Waiting”
Artist: Dorothy Portin

The Venue Fine Art & Gifts

Untitled Light at the Mill
“Forever Fair”
Artist: Patricia Cole

The Vault at Gallery Mortgage
“We Paint…The Sweet Life
Artists: Bloomington Watercolor Society
See website: www.gallerymortgage.com

Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Exhibits / Live Music

7 Friday / February 7, 2020

Exotica Erotica Too

05:08 pm to 05:30 pm on Feb 29
By Hand Gallery

By Hand Gallery presents its artists many-layered and exotic interpretations of Erotica.

The small scale works variously are abstract, carefully representational, and symbolic as they allude to the Erotic in its many forms. The artists sculpt glass, clay, and stone, paint in encaustic oil, watercolor, and pastel, and interlace textiles, mosaic, and wood.

Entertainment / Exhibits

7 Friday / February 7, 2020

Les Misérables Pre-Show Talk

07:00 pm to 07:45 pm
Woodburn Hall room 120

Les Misérables and the French Revolutionary Tradition by Rebecca Spang

Over the last 230 years, France has had at least three major revolutions, four monarchies, five republics, and three empires. Contrary to common perception, Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables is not set during the famous French Revolution of the 1790s, but decades later. How can having revolutions become an almost ordinary part of political life, and what role do works of art have in them?

Rebecca L. Spang (B.A., Harvard; PhD, Cornell) is Professor of History and Director of the Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies at Indiana University. The author of The Invention of the Restaurant: Paris and Modern Gastronomic Culture and of Stuff and Money in the Time of the French Revolution, she has also written for the Washington Post and the Financial Times.

Education / Speakers / Theater

7 Friday / February 7, 2020

The Roommate

07:30 pm to 09:10 pm
Ivy Tech Waldron Rose Firebay

Cardinal Stage presents “The Roommate” January 30 – February 22 at the Ivy Tech Waldron Rose Firebay. Recently-divorced Sharon is searching for a roommate to share her Iowa home. She couldn’t have imagined that a mysterious New Yorker named Robyn would be the answer to her problems. But as Sharon begins to uncover Robyn’s secrets, they spark a desire to transform her own life completely. This smart new comedy tackles the challenges of mid-life reinvention, with unexpected results. “The Roommate tugs at the heartstrings as much as it tickles the funny bone.” ~ Louisville.com

Featuring local favorite Constance Macy (Nurse Ratched, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest)!


7 Friday / February 7, 2020

‘The Princess Bride’ screening

07:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater

“As you wish…”

Immerse yourself in a fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. After a long separation, they must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited. Based on the William Goldman novel The Princess Bride, which earned its own loyal audience, this film stars Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Peter Falk and so many more. Directed by Rob Reiner.

Released: 1987
Run Time: 1hr 38 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG
Format: DCP

This film is part of the Fairy Tales and Fantasy Film Series at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater:
Jan 25 – The NeverEnding Story
Jan 31 – Labyrinth
Feb 7 – The Princess Bride
Feb 9 – The Dark Crystal
Feb 22 – The Wiz

Children / Entertainment / Films

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