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31 Friday / January 31, 2014

Mirror Mysteries: Science of Reflection

308 W. Fourth Street Bloomington, Indiana 47404

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

31 Friday / January 31, 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.)

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.


31 Friday / January 31, 2014

Harmonicas for Health

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Endwright Center, 631 W. Edgewood Drive, Ellettsville

What: Harmonicas for Health

When: 10-11 am
Last Friday of each month. Now – May 2014 (see November & December exceptions below)

October 25
November 22
December: Holiday concert: Friday, December 6
January 31
February 28
March 28
April 25
May 30

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

Who: Mary Jane Gormley

Cost: FREE

Additional Info: Harmonicas for health has been endorsed by IU Health Bloomington Hospital’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program. Harmonicas can enhance lung function and capacity. All wind instruments can claim this benefit, but the harmonica is special because the you play notes while inhaling and exhaling, so lung control is improved in both directions. Better lung function means better health over all. This fun, free and inclusive class concentrates on exercises that mainly strengthen the diaphragm, the major set of muscles used in breathing. Just five minutes daily of harmonica exercise can make a difference. Participants may join at any time, and a free harmonica will be provided, along with handouts for practice at home.

Mary Jane Gormley is an author, musician, calligrapher and copy editor. She finds the harmonica to be a special delight, although she concedes her enthusiasm “outruns” her talent. Despite her modesty, Mary Jane has enriched and touched the lives of many, many students over the years she has offered this popular class through the Endwright Center.

Education / Health / Live Music

31 Friday / January 31, 2014

Exhibits at the Monroe County History Center

10:00 am to 04:00 pm
Monroe County History Center 202 E. 6th St.

“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

31 Friday / January 31, 2014

Eye on Eagles

11:00 am
Activity Center at Paynetown SRA on Monroe Lake

FREE but registration is REQUIRED by January 28; limited to 12 people. Sign up by emailing [email protected] with your name, phone number, and number of people in your group (or call the Paynetown Activity Center at 812-837-9967).

Program Location: Paynetown Activity Center

Bring a sack lunch to enjoy (indoors!) while the naturalist discusses the history and current status of bald eagles at Monroe Lake. After lunch, we’ll take a short walk out to the point to look for real eagles. 90 minutes

Animals / Outdoors

31 Friday / January 31, 2014

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

11:00 am to 07:00 pm
Pictura Gallery (122 W 6th Street)

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.


31 Friday / January 31, 2014

Life Design Collage Class

01:00 pm to 03:00 pm
Endwright Center, 631 W. Edgewood Drive, Ellettsville

Four Fridays: January, 24 & 31, February 7 & 14 – 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Participants will explore their individual life experience and creatively express events & memories in collage format. The journey will begin by time-lining the most memorable life events then collecting imagery to compose into a design. The process & construction of this collage project gives one an opportunity to reflect & depict visually their unique “Life Design” & journey. Participants are encouraged to bring magazines, photos and other visual materials to incorporate into their collages. Magazines and class supplies will be on-hand at the center as well.

About the Instructor: Jenny Stankiewicz is a multi-media artist and an archival framer based out of Bloomington, IN with 30 years of archival picture framing experience. She was an art instructor at the Indianapolis Art Center before relocating to Bloomington. She has taught a variety of media, and has an extensive portfolio including pastels, acrylics, mixed-media, collage, and more. actsofexpression.com

For Additional Information:
812-876-3383 ex. 515

Entertainment / Health

31 Friday / January 31, 2014

One Hour Exhibition: Turner’s Liber Studiorum

IU Art Museum

Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 5:00 p.m.

Visitors should meet in the museum’s third floor office. No pre-registration is required, but space is limited. Admission will be on a first come-first served basis.
Friday, January 31, 3:00–4:00 p.m.
In 1807 the British Romantic artist J.M.W. Turner published the first installment of his print magnum opus Liber Studiorum. Nan Brewer, the Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper, will discuss a selection of prints from the museum’s complete holding of seventy-one plates. The series demonstrates the artist’s mastery of landscape composition and offers a visual treatise on the concepts of the picturesque and the sublime.

Education / Exhibits / Speakers

31 Friday / January 31, 2014

Exhibit Opening–Ojibwe Public Art, Ostrom Private Lives

04:00 pm to 06:00 pm
Mathers Museum of World Cultures, 416 N. Indiana Avenue

Please join us for the opening reception for the exhibit “Ojibwe Public Art, Ostrom Private Lives.” The exhibit explores works by late 20th century Ojibwe artists of Manitoulin Island, Canada, collected by Elinor and Vincent Ostrom. During the event a talk on “Spirit Island Renaissance: Ojibwe Artists, White Patrons, and the Manitoulin Cultural Revival” will be presented by Crystal Migwans (Wikwemikong Unceded First Nation), a recent graduate of Carleton University and currently a PhD student in Art History at Columbia University. Her research explores the traditional arts of the Anishinaabeg within the context of colonization and resistance. The event begins at 4 p.m.; the talk is at 4:30 p.m. The exhibit was curated by a team of IU graduate students through a project partially supported by the IU College of Arts and Sciences Ostrom Grants Program, and the event will be free and open to the public.

Exhibits / Speakers

31 Friday / January 31, 2014

Holly Dugan Lecture – “A Rose by Any Other Name:” Shakespeare and the Senses

04:00 pm
Oak Room, Indiana Memorial Union

The Renaissance Studies Program
“Truth, Falsehood, and Fraud in the Renaissance” Series
Presents the first lecture by


“A Rose by Any Other Name:” Shakespeare and the Senses

4:00 p.m., Friday, January 31, 2014
Oak Room, Indiana Memorial Union

Juliet’s famous musing on the arbitrariness of language in capturing the smell of a rose relies on a theory of olfaction that is at once transcultural and transhistorical. Though her point is ultimately about identity, it relies on an implicitly shared sense of the damask rose’s “sweet” scent. That it is still cited it as a truism, despite scientific, historical, and literary arguments that argue against it, demonstrates how powerfully implicit our beliefs about olfaction are in constructing social meaning. In this paper, Professor Dugan begins with Juliet’s faith in the transcendent power of rose perfume to cut across social divides in order to posit more broadly the role of olfaction in constructing them. Focusing on various characters’ theories of sensation, particularly about the social meanings of olfaction, embedded in plays like Romeo & Juliet, Henry V, Coriolanus, Othello and The Merchant of Venice, Professor Dugan isolates phenomenological paradoxes at work in Shakespeare’s plays between the imagined role of smell within them and its material presence in theatres. Connecting recent work on the history of the senses, affect, and space of the stage in early modern England, she argues that Shakespeare’s sensorium offers a unique opportunity to examine how embodied difference could be both socially constructed and experienced as visceral and true by its audiences.

Holly Dugan is Associate Professor of English at George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
This lecture is made possible through the support of the College Arts & Humanities Institute, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Office of the Provost and the Department of English. There will be coffee, tea and light refreshments.

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