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13 Sunday / July 13, 2014

Heritage Days

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Monroe Lake: Paynetown SRA, 4850 S. State Road 446

Want to take a peek into the past? Then you should definitely head over to Paynetown SRA for their annual Heritage Days, scheduled for Friday, July 11 through Sunday, July 13.

The highlight of the event is a Heritage Village, where reenactors portray time periods from 1745 to the 1890s. As you wander through their camps, you can see history brought alive… you might see a craftsman twisting a rope, try your hand at throwing a tomahawk, or step inside a trader’s tent.

Monroe Lake’s interpretive staff is also offering lots of hands-on traditional craft programs throughout the weekend. On Friday, you can make a straw ornament, painted glass jar, and a yarn doll. Saturday offers a leather tooling session, mini bow and arrows craft, and a pioneer cooking demo. Programs wrap up on Sunday with herbal sachets and a punched “tin” craft.

Program descriptions and times, and the hours for the Heritage Village, are available on Monroe Lake’s July Program Schedule at stateparks.IN.gov/2954.htm. Questions about the event can be directed to the Paynetown Activity Center at 812-837-9967.

Paynetown SRA on Monroe Lake (stateparks.IN.gov/2954.htm) is at 4850 South State Road 446, Bloomington, 47401. There is a Property Entrance Fee of $5 per vehicle for Indiana residents or $7 per vehicle for out-of-state residents.


13 Sunday / July 13, 2014

Sycamore Land Trust Fundraising Brunch with Carrie Newcomer and Scott Russell Sanders

10:00 am to 01:00 am
Cedar Crest

A team of seven cyclists will ride 300 miles from Grand Rapids to Chicago in Climate Ride Midwest to raise money for Sycamore Land Trust. Please join them for an open house of local foods, mimosas and a Bloody Mary bar to support Sycamore Land Trust’s land protection work in southern Indiana. Music and reading by Carrie Newcomer and Scott Russell Sanders at 10:45 and 12. Tickets are $50. Hand-blown drinking glasses by artist Abby Gitlitz will be for sale for $30 with 50% going to Team Sycamore’s fundraising efforts. Your Bloody Mary will taste even better in these works of art!

Purchase tickets or contribute to the team here:


13 Sunday / July 13, 2014

Exhibit: ‘Awake to a Dream’ at the Farmer House Museum

10:00 am
Farmer House Museum (529 N. College Ave.)

The Bellevue Group is pleased to present Awake To A Dream, a solo exhibition of new work by Lena Burkett.

Burkett is a native of southern Indiana and has considered Bloomington her home since 2001. Her art is informed by her interest in world myth and religions and the intertwining of culture, history, music and poetry. She has a true passion for painting. Her paintings strive to create an imaginary world of forms on top of the real world. She has said about the exhibition that she is pleased and excited to share her work with the community that she has grown to love and hopes that they enjoy viewing them as much as she has enjoyed creating them.

Exhibit runs until the end of July. Operating hours are 10 am – 3 pm Wednesday-Sunday.


13 Sunday / July 13, 2014

United Way ‘This is How I Live United’ Community Gallery

11:00 am to 11:00 pm
Lennie’s Restaurant and Brewpub, 1795 E 10th St

Showcasing photographs taken by local residents, the ‘This is How I Live United’ gallery captures how our friends, family, and neighbors Live United by giving, advocating, and volunteering to create a better tomorrow for our community.

United Way of Monroe County and our partners work every day to ensure everyone in our community has the building blocks for a better life — Education, Earnings, and the Essentials. And you are part of this work — whether through donations, volunteering, or lending a helping hand to those in need.

Exhibits / Volunteering

13 Sunday / July 13, 2014

Exhibits at the IU Art Museum

IU Art Museum, 1133 E. 7th Street

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

New in the Galleries: Spanish Painting in the 1960s: Works from the Collection of Doris Steinmetz Kellett May 6–September 7, 2014 Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor Works by members of the Catalan-based group Dau al Set and artists associated with the avant-garde Galeria Juana Mordo in Madrid are featured.


13 Sunday / July 13, 2014

Pastel & Acrylic Paintings by Corrine Hull & Jon Uban

12:00 pm to 05:00 pm
The Brown County Art Guild, 48 S. Van Buren Street

Reception: Second Saturday, July, 12, 5-8 pm, during the Village Art Walk

About Corrine Hull:
Corrine Hull is originally from Richmond, Indiana. She took her first painting class at the age of seven and has continued painting ever since. She has taken numerous classes and workshops with area artists such as Esther Nusbaum and Doris Turnbaugh. Corrine studied locally with Midwestern artists, Ron Mack, Robert Hoffman, Scott Sullivan, Angel Mercado, Robert Eberle, and Joel Knapp. She also ventured to the Adirondacks for a workshop on painting from nature.
Corrine is a member of the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association (IPAPA), serving as President from 2006-8. She is also a member of the Indiana Artists Club, the Southside Art League, the Indiana Heritage Arts Association and the Chicago Pastel Painters. She was involved with Drawn to Dance; a collaboration between Indiana artists and Dance Kaleidoscope. Her work can be seen at the Madison Art Gallery in (Madison, IN); the Southside Art League Gallery, and the Hoosier Salon Gallery in (Indianapolis, IN) and the Brown County Art Guild, where she has been a member artist since 2011.
She enjoys the spontaneity and light found in plain air painting but also enjoys painting from life with her friends and colleges in the evenings at Herron School of Art (Indianapolis, IN). Her artwork has been exhibited and received many awards throughout the Midwest.
Artist’s Statement: “As a native of Indiana, I am fortunate to have a wide variety of landscapes from which to paint, from the dunes and Lake Michigan in Northern Indiana to the beautiful hills of southern Indiana. So I have naturally gravitated to plein air painting and currently serve as president of the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association (IPAPA). I enjoy the spontaneity and the challenge of capturing the mood and the light when I paint outdoors as well as the discipline of my figurative work. Over the years I have experimented with various mediums and now paint primarily in oil and pastel.”

About Jon Uban:
Jon Uban was born in 1958 to an artistic mother and a do-it-yourself father. He spent most of his childhood climbing trees and playing around the woods and streams still to be found in Northwest Indiana at that time. Early interests also included drawing, painting, music and astronomy.
Jon graduated college with a painting degree, and has spent much of his life working in the arts: from illustration work, to performing music; from self-syndicating his own comic strip in newspapers nationwide, to owning and operating his own recording studio, and giving private painting lessons. But his passion has always been capturing in paint the feelings that inspire him from the natural world.
Now a full-time painter, his artwork can be found in collections worldwide. And, Jon can still be found wandering through the woods as he did in childhood.
Jon has been a member artist with the Brown County Art Guild since 2013.
Artist’s Statement: “I am inspired each day by the beauty I find in nature, from things as simple as the understated fall of light upon a forest floor, the way colors reflect off ripples of moving water, or the curl of a flower petal seen up close.


13 Sunday / July 13, 2014

WonderLab Nano Exhibitions

01:00 pm to 05:00 pm
WonderLab Museum, 308 W. 4th St.

Nano: Small Science, Big Fun
Explore the science of the very, very small! The interactive science exhibition brings to life nanoscale phenomena in nature, as well as nano technology and products. Some of the exhibition experiences are part of a national touring collection, which is making its first appearance in Indiana at WonderLab.

Nano Art
An exhibition of fourteen images that show the compelling beauty of biological and physical structures on the nano- and micro-size scale. WonderLab visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite image for the People’s Choice Award.

Children / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits

13 Sunday / July 13, 2014

Bloomington Battle Games Club – Battle at Bryan Park

01:00 pm
Bryan Park (near shelter above basketball courts)

The Bloomington Battle Games Club, a chapter of the national foam-fighting organization Belegarth, meets every Sunday at Bryan Park (weather permitting) to fight. Medieval and fantasy – inspired combat is re-enacted using foam weapons of several varieties. Multiple styles of gameplay are practiced, including team-based and free-for-all. Visit the Facebook page for further information.

Entertainment / Outdoors / Sports

13 Sunday / July 13, 2014

Masks Around the World

02:00 pm to 05:00 pm
Mathers Museum of World Cultures, 416 N Indiana Ave

The 2014 Lotus World Music and Arts Festival season starts early, with Masks Around the World, a visual arts outreach program that will yield a series of large-scale and life-sized masks for installation at the Festival’s Arts Village this September. Inspired by mask traditions from a number of world cultures, guest artist Sam Bartlett will lead two free workshops in mask-making, hosted at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. Family-friendly.

Children / Education

13 Sunday / July 13, 2014

Lotus–Masks Around the World

02:00 pm to 05:00 pm
Mathers Museum of World Cultures, 416 N. Indiana Ave.

During this second family-friendly (ages 8 and up with an adult) mask-making workshop participants will learn how masks are used and what masks represent across cultures. They’ll also create three to five large-scale masks, as well as several smaller masks, for an installation in the Arts Village at the 21st Lotus World Music & Arts Festival. The workshop will be led by Sam Bartlett, an author, teacher, and artist from Bloomington, who trained at the world-renowned Bread and Puppet Theatre in Glover, Vermont. He has taught paper mache sculpture and mask-making techniques throughout the country, and his large paper mache puppetry has been featured locally as well as throughout the U.S. The workshop is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Please email [email protected] or call 812-855-6873. Participants should wear old clothes (some paint will be used, as well as paper mache materials), and are encouraged to attend the first mask workshop on July 9, although attendance at both is not necessary. The workshop will be sponsored by the Bloomington Arts Commission.

Free visitor parking is available by the Indiana Avenue lobby entrance. Metered parking is available at the McCalla School parking lot on the corner of Ninth Street and Indiana Avenue. The parking lot also has spaces designated for Indiana University C and E permits. During the weekends free parking is available on the surrounding streets.

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