11 Saturday / January 11, 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

11 Saturday / January 11, 2014

Bloomington Winter Farmers’ Market

09:00 am to 12:00 pm
The Harmony School, East 2nd Street, Bloomington, IN 47401
http://www.localgrowers.org/wintermarket/

The Bloomington Winter Farmers’ Market is a great opportunity to buy directly from local growers during the winter months. Our cozy indoor market features local products, live music, and a wonderful community. Join us for breakfast and buy local produce, meats, baked goods, dairy, and more!

Products include a wide variety of salad greens, spinach, micro-greens/shoots, eggs, squash, lamb, beef, pork, chicken, cow milk cheeses, baked goods, kale, cabbage, broccoli, garlic, sweet potatoes, apples, honey, milk and yogurt, fresh roasted coffee beans, fresh and dried herbs, breads, soups, plants, tamales, wheat flour, seeds, sauces, yarns, soap, flowers, wreaths, hot breakfast foods, fresh coffee, espresso—and much more.

Located in the Harmony School, the market runs from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays from December 1 to March 30 with the exception of Dec. 28 and Jan. 4, during which it is closed for the holidays.

Children / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music

11 Saturday / January 11, 2014

ENJOY Live Music @ Bloomington Winter Farmer’s Market EVERY SATURDAY


Harmony School

All of these talented will perform at the Bloomington Winter Farmer’s Market, 9am-12pm.

Winter Farmer’s Market Music Schedule:
7-Dec Curtis Cantwell-Jackson
14-Dec Farm Pickers
21-Dec Dena’s Violin
4-Jan Laura Lashbrooks
11-Jan Craig Brenner
18-Jan Fiddl’n’Feet
25-Jan Jason Fickel
1-Feb Salaam (or subset)
8-Feb Hoosier Hotcakes
15-Feb Jason Fickel
22-Feb Monika Herzig
1-Mar Salaam (or subset)
8-Mar Curtis Cantwell-Jackson
15-Mar Gan Amin
22-Mar Farm Pickers
29-Mar Craig Brenner

Where there is great food, there is great music. Come visit at Harmony School!

Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors

11 Saturday / January 11, 2014

January Exhibits at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center

09:00 am to 05:00 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

11 Saturday / January 11, 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

11 Saturday / January 11, 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

11 Saturday / January 11, 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

11 Saturday / January 11, 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

11 Saturday / January 11, 2014

The Friendship Force Club of Southern Indiana organizational meeting

01:00 pm to 03:00 pm
Monroe County Public Library, 302 E. Kirkwood, Room 1B
http://www.meetup.com/The-Friendship-Force-Club-of-Southern-Indiana/

Are you interested in traveling the world at moderate prices, and welcoming world visitors to southern Indiana? Are you attracted by the idea of getting to know families and individuals from other cultures personally? If so, we would love to have you join us in setting up a Bloomington-based chapter of Friendship Force International (FFI).
FFI is an international non-profit organization, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and established in 1977 “to promote global understanding across the barriers that separate people.” Currently there are clubs in 377 communities, located in 56 countries on six continents, with more than 18,000 members in all. Members of local FFI clubs arrange visits to and from other chapters, either within the U.S. or abroad, that are centered around home stays, personal interactions with locals and opportunities to savor the true flavors of a different culture. Members have the opportunity to travel to places they have always wanted to visit, at rates they can afford, and they also participate in hosting international visitors who come to experience a slice of real life in and around the club’s home base.
FFI members speak glowingly of the experiences they have gained and the long-term international friendships they have established.Over the years of the existence of FFI, there has been expansion into themed travel opportunities with language learning, ecological tours, active exploration, food, etc.

You can find much more information about the international organization at www.friendshipforce.org . If you are interested in finding out more about the Southern Indiana chapter, please join us for an organizational meeting at the Monroe County Library, Room 1B, from 1-3 pm on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.

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