12 Friday / July 12, 2019

11th USA International Harp Competition Panel Discussion

02:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Jacobs School of Music Sweeney Hall

The USA International Harp Competition (USAIHC) is a triennial performance competition held at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana that recognizes the accomplishments and fosters the careers of gifted young harpists worldwide. Founded in 1989 by Susann McDonald, world-renowned harpist and Distinguished Professor of Music at Indiana University, the USA International Harp Competition is open to harpists of all nationalities between the ages of 18 and 32.

During the ten-day competition, contestants compete in four stages: the first two stages consist of required repertoire, the third stage is a 40-minute solo program of the contestant’s choice, and the fourth stage features the three finalists performing a harp concerto accompanied by the Jacobs School of Music Philharmonic at the Indiana University Musical Arts Center. All stages are free and open to the public.

Live Music

12 Friday / July 12, 2019

Celestial Wheel: Recent Works by Kris Busch and Scott Johnson

05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
By Hand Gallery

A joint showing of new works by Scott Johnson and Kristin Busch featuring metal mandalas and ceramic forms.

Kris works with stoneware, using the wheel to create pottery for use and to adorn the home. She finds inspiration for decorating her forms in the colors and star patterns of Scott’s photography as well as from traditional Asian copper red glazes and forms.

Scott has taken his astrophotography to a new level. Bringing a fresh new take to the concept of infinity, this is likely the first time anyone has combined astrophotography and the making of mandalas. This new work bridges the art of photography and computer graphics while presenting images with a depth and clarity that only metal prints can offer.

**Scott’s portion of the exhibit will be on display during the month of August only**


12 Friday / July 12, 2019

July Gallery Walk

05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Thirteen Downtown Bloomington Galleries

JULY 2019 Gallery Walk
Friday, July 12, 2019

Greetings Fellow Gallery Walkers!
Our July Gallery Walk is quickly approaching, and we are pleased to announce the featured artists and their exhibits at our 13 gallery spaces in downtown Bloomington!

We are delighted to bring you fresh and dynamic art experiences from a wide range of talented artists through a variety of mediums. Check out the following exhibitions and locations, and visit our website at www.gallerywalkbloomington.com for show details and a map.

We look forward to hosting you Friday, July 12th!

By Hand Gallery
“Celestial Wheel”
Artist: Kris Busch & Scott Johnson

Dimensions Gallery at Artisan Alley
“Texture & Light: Painterly Art of the Universe”
Artist: Brandon Hamilton

The Fell Gallery
See website: www.ifellbloomington.com

Gallery SCG
“Hand-Crafted Pottery”
Artist: Carl deGraaf

Gather: handmade shoppe & Co
“Knick Knack”
Artists: Bethany Lumsdaine & Jessie Grubb

Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
“Bloomington Photography Club Juried Summer Show”
Artist: Bloomington Photography Club

Monroe Convention Center Art Gallery
“Hanging Out With Local Clay”
Artist: Local Clay Potters

Pictura Gallery — FAR Center for Contemporary Arts
“This Place”
Artist: Leigh Merrill
Brick Gallery at FAR
Artists: Wevolve Labs

Rainbow Bakery
“Sky Blanket”
Artist: Rose Harding

The Venue Fine Art & Gifts
“The Art & Soul of Bloomington”
Artist: various local artists

Untitled Light at the Mill

The Vault at Gallery Mortgage
“In Memorium”
Artist: James MC Yang

Children / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Exhibits / Live Music

12 Friday / July 12, 2019

First Look at Archaeopteryx | An Interactive, Kinetic Structure

05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
FAR Center for Contemporary Arts

Be the first to experience the Archaeopteryx, an interactive, kinetic structure at our First Look + Final Fundraising Night at FAR Center for Contemporary Arts.

Friday, July 12th | 5pm to 8pm

FAR Center for Contemporary Arts

The event is free + open to the public. People are
also encouraged to visit July 9-12 from 10am – 5:30pm
and witness Archaeopteryx as it is being built.

Entertainment / Exhibits / Speakers

12 Friday / July 12, 2019

Gallery Walk @ Pictura Gallery | Leigh Merrill

05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Pictura Gallery @ FAR Center for Contemporary Arts

Pictura is pleased to present This Place, a series by Leigh Merrill of composite images that examine the construction of desire, fiction, and beauty in our urban landscape. On view through July 27.

Entertainment / Exhibits

12 Friday / July 12, 2019

Performing Arts Series Presents Fridays in The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park

06:30 pm to 08:30 pm
The Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park

The Performing Arts Series offers the Bloomington Community numerous opportunities to experience the talent of its local artists. Bring your lawn chair, blanket, and picnic dinner and delight in the sounds of local musicians with the Performing Arts Series!

Opener: 6:30 pm – Balladir
-Ballads and faery folk
Main act: 7:00 pm – Sarah Grain & the Billions of Stars
-Hints of folk, bossa nova, rock, americana, and folk

Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors

12 Friday / July 12, 2019

Jazz in July Presents: Amanda Gardier Quintet

07:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Amphitheatre

Summer in Bloomington means warm days, cool nights, and the best free concert series of the year: WFIU Public Radio and the Department of Jazz Studies at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music are proud to present the 2019 return of Jazz in July.

This free outdoor concert series is bringing you more of the best jazz from around Indiana. We encourage guests to bring lawn chairs, blankets or even a picnic!

Saxophonist, recording artist, and composer Amanda Gardier has been described as “a uniquely talented jazz composer and soloist” (Nuvo). With influences stemming from Miguel Zenon, The Bad Plus, Walter Smith III, and Bjork, Gardier is an alto saxophonist who juxtaposes the calmness of lush harmonies and cyclical melodies with the intensity of complex rhythms and fiery improvisation.

All concerts take place at the Conrad Prebys Amphitheater.

Rain locations: July 5, 12 – Cramer Marching Hundred Hall; July 19, 26 – Recital Hall

More information available at wfiu.org/jazzinjuly

Live Music / Outdoors

12 Friday / July 12, 2019

Back to the Future

07:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Small-town California teen Marty McFly is thrown back into the 1950s when an experiment by his eccentric scientist friend, Doc Brown, goes awry. Traveling through time in a modified DeLorean car, Marty encounters young versions of his parents and must make sure that they fall in love, or he’ll cease to exist. Even more dauntingly, Marty has to return to his own time and save the life of Doc Brown.

Directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale, this movie stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and that iconic car. Back to the Future was the highest-grossing film of 1985. It won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, the Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film, and the Academy Award for Best Sound Effects Editing. It received three Academy Award nominations, five BAFTA nominations, and four Golden Globe nominations, including Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy). In 2007, the Library of Congress selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry, and in June 2008 the American Film Institute’s special AFI’s 10 Top 10 designated it the 10th-best science fiction film.

Release Date: 1985
Run time: 1h 56m
MPAA rating: PG
Screening format: DCP

This film is part of the BCT’s Summer Sci-Fi Series. As with all films at the BCT, costumes are encouraged!

July 12 – Back to the Future (1985)
July 26 – 2001 A Space Odyssey (1968)
August 9 – Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
August 23 – The Matrix (1999)

Children / Entertainment / Films

12 Friday / July 12, 2019

The Summer of ’69 -Music from the Woodstock Era

07:30 pm to 09:30 pm
Brown County Playhouse

Reliving the music from 1969 and celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Dress in your best Woodstock era clothing. Doors open 7 pm, showtime 7:30 pm. Concessions available

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