16 Saturday / February 16, 2019

Guided Tours of Balancing Act: Christyl Boger and Of Bodies and Borders: Ana Teresa Fernández

02:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Grunwald Gallery of Art

Guides will take you on a tour of the Grunwald Gallery’s current exhibitions, “Balancing Act: Christyl Boger” and “Of Bodies and Borders: Ana Teresa Fernández.” Learn about one or both exhibitions from Eskenazi Museum of Art guides who will offer insight into the artists’ processes and concepts. Tours will take place starting at 2pm every Saturday while the exhibitions are on view. Join us anytime between 2 and 4pm to start a tour.

“Balancing Act: Christyl Boger” contains works from the artist’s renowned career. Christyl Boger was interested in the balancing act of the human animal caught between impulse and control, individual versus group, and the “fragile, vulnerable veneer” of our shared cultural behavior. Her work exists at the confluence of high and low art, of traditional figurative sculpture and domestic decorative figurines. The figures are caught between irreverent display and self-conscious concealment, shifting between vulnerable and suggestive states of being. Though she referenced non-ceramic elements such as public statuary and contemporary inflatable beach toys, Boger stated that her material “stays true to the language of ceramic figurines…the material of clay itself is inseparable from the ideas of fragility and artifice.”

“Of Bodies and Borders: Ana Teresa Fernández” is an exhibit organized by Gallery Wendi Norris and previously shown in Miami, FL. Consisting of oil paintings, drawings, a sculpture installation and two videos, Of Bodies and Borders seeks to refocus our attention on the plight of immigrants crossing one of the deadliest borders in the world, the Central Mediterranean route from Tunisia, Libya and Egypt. In a performance filmed off of the island of Poros, Greece, the artist weighed down, wrestles with a bed sheet beneath the blue waters. The oil paintings document this performance in layers of paint and depict the artist struggling, submerged in the abyss.

Education / Exhibits

16 Saturday / February 16, 2019

Opal Fly and Peter Bailey are Croon & Swoon

03:00 pm to 03:00 pm
Juniper Art Gallery

Croon and Swoon perform ragtime/vaudeville and popular early jazz tunes with saxophone piano and vocals

Entertainment / Live Music

16 Saturday / February 16, 2019

Swoon & Croon Jazz Cabaret with Opal Fly and Peter Bailey

03:00 pm to 05:00 pm
Juniper Art Gallery, 46 E. Market St, Spencer, IN 47460

Treat your sweetie (or your-own-sweet-self!) to a Valentine’s week-end jazz cabaret at Juniper Art Gallery!
Cost: FREE (Donations for the musicians are strongly encouraged!)

Brief Bios:
Peter Bailey is a graduate of Oxford and the University of British Columbia, an affiliate professor in the History Department at IU, and an author. Peter was a consultant and presenter for BBC Television and enjoyed a secondary career as a stage actor in Winnipeg. He has continued with his ongoing career as a jazz pianist in various venues in Bloomington.

Multi-instrumentalist, Opal Fly is a Kentucky-born singer/songwriter whose music is firmly rooted in tradition, yet her style transcends established genres. She first honed her talent playing on the streets of New Orleans; and is a two-time NWAMA Songwriter of the Year. She teamed up with Mark Buschkill, Donn Middleton, and Sam Finley to create “Opal Fly and KaPow!” Michael Johnathan, the host of Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour, said this of Opal, “…one of the most amazing voices in Blues.”

In 2017, Opal met Peter, and the rest, as they say, is history! Their jazz cabaret duo, Swoon & Croon delights audiences wherever they play.

Juniper is currently observing seasonal winter hours
Located on the south side of Spencer’s historic downtown square

Entertainment / Exhibits / Live Music

16 Saturday / February 16, 2019

Inquiring Nuns

08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

icada Cinema is excited to present the Bloomington premiere of the documentary INQUIRING NUNS, in a new, 50th anniversary restoration courtesy of Kartemquin Films and Argot Pictures!
In 1968 two nuns, Sister Marie Arné and Sister Mary Campion, walk around Chicago asking strangers one question, “Are you happy?” The answers are surprisingly positive, thoughtful, thought-provoking, and deeply human.
INQUIRING NUNS is a time capsule of the turbulent Sixties while also timeless in its off-the-cuff assessments and universal expressions of yearning. Featuring music composed and performed by Philip Glass.
The screening is FREE and all ages are welcome! Hopscotch Coffee will be open and serving its fine selection of beverages & delicious snacks during the movie.

Entertainment / Films

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