9 Thursday / January 9, 2014

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

9 Thursday / January 9, 2014

January Exhibits at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center

09:00 am to 07:00 pm
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center (122 S. Walnut St.)
http://www.ivytech.edu/bloomington/waldron/exhibits/

Opening January 3 and running until February 1, a variety of new exhibits are on display at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center galleries.

National Society of Arts and Letters: 2014 Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition of Emerging Artists

Indiana artists aged 18-29 compete for a $1,000 Best in Show prize awarded annually by the Bloomington Chapter of the NSAL. This local group has given away over half a million dollars to support budding careers invisual arts, dance, drama, literature, music, and musical theatre since 1966.

Janelle Beasley: “Comfort Zone” (paper collages)

Lucas Adams and Bailey Tichenor: “Northern Exposure” (paintings and photographs)

Galleries are open Monday – Friday, 9 am – 7 pm, and Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm.

Exhibits

9 Thursday / January 9, 2014

Exhibits at the Monroe County History Center

10:00 am to 04:00 pm
Monroe County History Center 202 E. 6th St.
http://www.monroehistory.org

“Community Voices Gallery: League of Women Voters”
League of Women Voters exhibit, open now through March 29, 2014, through photos, documents, written history and objects you will be able to see the involvement of the Bloomington Chapter of this nationwide organization. Please note, museum hours are Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm.

“Giants in Cornfield, Civil War Sesquicentennial”
“Giants in Cornfield, Civil War Sesquicentennial” exhibit open now through April 12, 2014, gives an incredible look at the soldiers from Monroe County and their role in the battles of the Civil War. Please note, museum hours are Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm.

“Old Fashioned Christmas”
Come view Christmases from the past in the History Center’s “Old Fashioned Christmas” exhibit. November 29 – February 15, 2014 Please note, museum hours are Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm.

Civic Affairs / Education / Exhibits

9 Thursday / January 9, 2014

Exhibits at the IU Art Museum

10:00 am 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

9 Thursday / January 9, 2014

Tai Chi for Wellness with Margret Kingrey

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Endwright Center, 631 W. Edgewood Drive, Ellettsville
http://www.area10agency.org

What: Tai Chi for Wellness with Margret Kingrey

Where: Endwright Center, 631 W. Edgewood Drive, Ellettsville, IN 47429

When: Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 7 through 30
Intermediate Tai Chi: 10:00 – 11:00 am
Beginning Tai Chi: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: Eight Classes for $50 (preregister & pay-in-full), or $7 pay-per class.
(Endwright Center Members: $45)

About: Tai Chi is a program which improves flexibility, muscle strength, balance as well as increases energy and metabolism. It is also known to decrease anxiety and allow improved breathing. Being a form of movement with intention developed centuries ago in China, it has been used as a martial art as well as a meditative practice.

Margret Kingrey, MA, OTR, is a certified instructor for Tai Chi for Health from Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health Institute since 2009. Dr. Lam’s program is internationally recognized, as well as by the Arthritis Foundation and the American Diabetes Association.
Margret has taught Tai Chi for Health at the Endwright Center, Meadowood Retirement Community and at Ellettsville First United Methodist Church. Prior to becoming a certified Tai Chi instructor, Margret practiced occupational therapy for over 35 years in a variety of settings. She is currently a licensed occupational therapist in Indiana and Massachusetts.

For more information call 812-876-3383 ex. 515

Fitness / Health

9 Thursday / January 9, 2014

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

9 Thursday / January 9, 2014

Exhibit: Mass Garbage Dumps (Antonio Bolfo) at Pictura Gallery

11:00 am to 07:00 pm
Pictura Gallery (122 W 6th Street)
http://www.picturagallery.com/

Opening January 3 and running until February 1 at Pictura Gallery is a new photography exhibit by Antonio Bolfa: “Haiti: Mass Garbage Dumps of Cite Soleil”.

“The town of Cite Soleil has the biggest garbage dumping grounds in the city of Port au Prince and possibly the country of Haiti. It is a vast wasteland that stretches to the horizon, always expanding as peoples’ waste is dumped there. On and around this massive wasteland a community has grown. People erect makeshift homes and raise families among the fields of garbage where they scavenge the refuse for food, scrap metal and other recyclable items so they can survive. There are no jobs, health care or education. A good day is when garbage trucks deliver batches of spoiled meat that are free for eating. Following the tragic earthquake on January 10th, 2010, the international community poured financial assistance into the country. Since that day, not a single penny has been received by the community of Cite Soleil. As I watched people fight for their survival, I would always think to myself, “What do these people need to sacrifice in order to live like this? Do these people have to relinquish some part of their humanity in order to survive? Or does this kind of hardship define a part of what humanity is in the 21st century?” I am still shocked that this level of poverty and base survival still exists in 2013.”

Artist talk will be held Thursday, January 30 at 7 pm. Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm.

Exhibits

9 Thursday / January 9, 2014

Improving your Balance Class

01:00 pm to 02:00 pm
Endwright Center, 631 W. Edgewood Drive, Ellettsville
http://www.area10agency.org

What: Improving Your Balance Class

When: Twice Weekly (8 classes), Monday & Thursdays,
Jan 6 through Jan 30, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Who: Sarah Hugus, Endwright Center Fitness Specialist

Where: The Endwright Center, 631 W. Edgewood Drive, Ellettsville, 47429

Cost: $24 (only $3 per class!). $16 for Endwright Center Members

Additional Information:
Falling is currently the number one cause of serious injury in older adults, so good balance is an extremely important aspect of maintaining an active lifestyle as we age. Fortunately, balance can be improved through a variety of strength and flexibility exercises. This class will teach and reinforce basic skills to help maintain and improve balance in order to prevent the occurrence of falls.

While most balance exercises do not require equipment, we are pleased to incorporate our new balance exercise tools provided by a Smithville Charitable Foundation grant. Materials such as wooden wobble boards, foam balance pads, and Therabands help strengthen muscles associated with balance and coordination. Payment options are available upon request.

For more information: call the center at 876-3383 ex. 515.

Fitness / Health

9 Thursday / January 9, 2014

CEO/Business Owner Formum

05:00 pm to 06:30 pm
Bloomington Vistors Center, 2855 N. Walnut Street
http://www.vistage.com/quick%20

None of us is as smart as all of us. However, put our minds together and there isn’t a business challenge we can’t overcome. Like you, the members of a Vistage Private Advisory Board are proven business leaders and critical thinkers. They have smart ideas and insightful opinions and this is the forum to express them.

At this event you will also have the opportunity to experience how a Vistage Private Advisory Board, led by Vistage Chair David Quick can help you evaluate opportunities, gain new perspectives and discover a renewed sense of direction.

Open to CEOs, Presidents, or business owners of business with at least $1M in revenue.

Business

9 Thursday / January 9, 2014

Dew Drop Inn Happy Hour with Danny D’s 8 Feet Deep

05:00 pm to 07:30 pm
Players Pub, 424 S. Walnut
http://www.theplayerspub.com/calendar.php

featuring Dennis Riggins, Peter Kienle, Neal Hiedler & Dan Deckard during Dew Drop Inn Happy Hour

Live Music

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