5 Friday / January 5, 2018

A Showing of The Paintings of Galina Herndon at The Venue

05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
The Venue

Welcome to 2018, and a special Gallery Walk Showing of the paintings of Galina Herndon, at The Venue, On Friday, January 5th, beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Over the years The Venue has formed special relationships with many fine artists, but non is more special than our ongoing relationship with Galina Herndon.

Many of you may know her from her participation in the Fourth Street Fair, or from several showings of her paintings at The Venue over the last ten years, but for those have not met her, a little background.

Galina was born and trained in Russia, married an American, and now lives in Roswell, Georgia, outside Atlanta. Through her art, she helps support her two daughters, and her entire family. +Her life as an artist is not easy, but she is resilient, optimistic, and tough. These qualities show through in her art.

Special circumstances afford special opportunities. A few weeks ago, in one of those freak cold weather events that snarl traffic in Atlanta, Galina had an auto accident. Although not physically injured, her car was totaled, and because of her language challenges and some unscrupulous insurance adjusters, she did not recover enough funds to replace her car.

Her car is critical to creating her art and attending art fairs during the upcoming season.

The special opportunity afforded to you is that to raise necessary funds, Galina has authorized us to offer all of her paintings and geclee prints in our possession at a whopping 25% discount. If you have long admired her paintings and just could not afford one, this is your chance. And please do not feel that you are taking advantage of her misfortune. If you buy a piece of her art, you will be aiding her recovery.

For Gallery Walk we will serve our regular fair, gourmet soup and other treats. Our complete collection of Galina Herndon paintings and other art will also be on display for purchase. Help us help Galina, so we will be able to see her in Bloomington at this years Fourth Street Fair.


5 Friday / January 5, 2018

First Friday @ the Fell: Collaborations

06:00 pm to 09:00 pm
I Fell Gallery

The I Fell Gallery invites you to Collaborations, artwork created by the I Fell artists in collaboration with each other and with other local artists for the January I Fell main gallery exhibit.

This is a chance to see what happens inside this unique community art center on the west side of downtown Bloomington.

Join us Friday, January 5 for First Friday @the Fell from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Exhibit hangs: January 5-26


5 Friday / January 5, 2018

Friday Night Lecture: New Year, New You!

07:00 pm to 08:15 pm
Kadampa Meditation Center Bloomington, 406 S. Walnut St.

The New Year is a symbol of possibility. We wish to change and for our lives to go in a better direction. We may even think that 2018 HAS to be better than 2017! But how can we be sure we will have a positive, bright, and happy year?

Each moment of our life can be used to realize our full potential and to improve our human nature and qualities. The profound tools of transformation found within Buddhist meditation can be used by everyone to become more peaceful, kind, loving, and happy, regardless of external situations. Join us and get a fresh start on learning how to attain the confidence you need to make this New Year truly happy and meaningful. Everyone is welcome!

Cost: $10 Student rate: $5

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