1 Saturday / June 1, 2013

Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market

08:00 am to 05:00 pm
Showers Plaza (401 N. Morton St)
http://bloomington.in.gov/farmersmarket

The Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday from 8 am until 1 pm, from April through November.

The Farmers’ Market is located at 401 N. Morton St. next to City Hall – Showers Building. Locally grown produce, annual and perennial plants, and a variety of prepared foods are available. Purchase your food directly from farmers and ask them questions about their products. Local entertainment adds to the shopping as well as socializing experience. Tantalizing scents and the inviting atmosphere may cause you to make the Market a weekend tradition.

Business / Eat and Drink

1 Saturday / June 1, 2013

Race for Literacy 5K Run/Walk

09:00 am to 10:30 am
Bloomington Hardware
http://www.eventbrite.com

Race for Literacy, a 5K Run/Walk benefitting Teachers Warehouse, will take place on Saturday, June 1, beginning at Bloomington Hardware on South College Mall Road. Join us for a run/walk through the Hoosier Acres neighborhood on a beautiful spring day. Medals for all age groups! Register online at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6438300129/eorg#, or onsite beginning at 8 am. The race begins at 9 am. Sponsors include Bloomington Hardware, Bloomingfoods, Smith Shoes, and Bloomington Rotary Club.

Children / Civic Affairs / Entertainment / Fitness / Health / Outdoors / Sports

1 Saturday / June 1, 2013

IU Art Museum Exhibits

10:00 am to 05:00 pm
IU Art Museum (IU Campus, 1133 E. 7th St.)
http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu/iuam_home.php

Several new exhibits can be seen at the Indiana University Art Museum. The galleries are open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm, and Sunday, 12 pm to 5 pm. Running time varies by exhibit. Check website for more detailed information.

Breaking the Gilded Ceiling, Women Artists of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
March 5-August 25, 2013

This installation will feature women artists—some former artist’s models, some wives and mothers, and some trailblazers—who worked in a variety of media. Included will be work by photographers Anna Atkins, Julia Margaret Cameron, and Laura Adams Armer, as well as prints and drawings by Mary Cassatt, Suzanne Valadon, Gwen John, and Käthe Kollwitz.

Three Remarkable Women: Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Margaret Chinnery, and Félicité de Genlis
March 23-September 1, 2013

The IU Art Museum will premiere a focused exhibition featuring Vigée Le Brun’s Portrait of Mrs. Chinnery (1803) and selected materials from the Lilly library. The exhibition presents an unusually rich opportunity to use a single artwork as a lens for an interdisciplinary study of the history, politics, art, literature, and music of its time.

New in the Galleries: Pierre-Auguste Renoir: A Visiting Master Print
May 29-August 18, 2013

One of the originators of the Impressionist style, Pierre-Auguste Renoir was particularly noted for his depictions of his friends, family, and their children in scenes of domestic activity and repose. A favorite subject included two young girls pinning flowers on a hat. Renoir did several versions of this scene in a variety of media, including an important large-scale lithograph that is on temporary loan to the IU Art Museum for the summer. The installation will be complemented by several small prints by Renoir and two portraits of the artist by Pierre Bonnard and Jean-Louis Forain.

New in the Galleries: Sam Gilliam: A Lyrical Abstractionist in Indiana
May 29-September 15, 2013

Sam Gilliam draws on a wide range of inspiration, from his African American heritage and abstract expressionism to the poetry of Pablo Neruda and jazz music. Although associated with the Color Field painters of Washington, D.C., Gilliam had a strong connection to this region of the country. This installation will feature several works produced at IU’s Echo Press and a miniature watercolor painting given by the artist to Bloomington’s Second Baptist Church in honor of his brother Clarence and his wife Frances, who were recently named by the City of Bloomington as a Black History Living Legends.

Special Installation: Tapa: Unwrapping Polynesian Barkcloth
May 29-September 1, 2013

This spring, students taking the course On Exhibit: The Pacific Islands have had the opportunity to create a small installation, as well as an online web module focusing on Polynesian tapa cloth from the permanent collection of the IU Art Museum.

Exhibits

1 Saturday / June 1, 2013

‘Walking Through Gardens’ at the Monroe County History Center

10:00 am to 04:00 pm
Monroe County History Center, 202 East 6th St.
http://www.MartinaCelerin.com

An exhibition of garden-inspired fiber art by local artist Martina Celerin hanging at the Monroe County History Center.

Exhibit runs until June 23.

Education / Exhibits

1 Saturday / June 1, 2013

Exhibits at By Hand Gallery

10:00 am to 05:30 pm
By Hand Gallery, 101 West Kirkwood #109
http://byhandgallery.com

“Walk the Walk, Art Lives”: Paper Art Quilts by Mary Hambly
The art of Mary Hambly, founding member of the committee that started Gallery Walk, is honored with this exhibit of her work. The Paper Art Quilt is a joining of contemporary art and traditional craft, a blending of individual elements in such a way that the joining allows for a richer and more meaningful whole. In the creative process stenciled, marbled, printed, and over dyed papers are cut, pieced, and then stitched using a zig zag sewing machine. The resulting “quilt blocks” are then laid out in a composition, sometimes born out of the repeating pattern concept of traditional quilting, sometimes not. The “quilt” is then completed with a border, also of paper, and the result is a one of a kind image.
Exhibit runs until Thursday, July 25.

“Doing the Dance”: Woodcut prints by Dale Enochs
Sets of four woodcuts that when displayed together make a single composition or tetraptych. One tetraptych, Tantric Sideshow is based on a visit to Bhutan and is a reference to the elements Earth, Air, Fire and Water. A second tetraptych 21st Century Dance Cards is inspired by the Gulf Coast oil spill and also by environmental and war issues.
Exhibit runs until Thursday, July 25.

Monday-Saturday 10 am-5:30, closed Sunday

Exhibits

1 Saturday / June 1, 2013

Trained Eye Saturday Arts Market

10:00 am to 02:00 pm
Trained Eye Arts Center (615 N. Fairview)
http://trainedeyearts.com/

Come check out the Saturday arts market at the Trained Eye Arts Center. Featuring local artists, live music and more! Stop by the art market on the first and third Saturday of the month for an opportunity to tour the open studios and see artists at work. The art market will be held inside the Trained Eye studios during the winter months.

Business / Exhibits / Live Music

1 Saturday / June 1, 2013

Li’l Rev Ukelele Workshop

10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville
http://www.browncountyplayhouse.org

In Town for Brown County’s annual International Ukulele Congress, Lil Rev is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and music-historian who teaches and tours around the continental U.S. For old and young, the morning workshop uncovers some of the secrets behind his ukulele.

Education

1 Saturday / June 1, 2013

Watercolor Paintings by Jim Faulkner and Brian Gordy

11:00 am to 05:00 pm
The Brown County Art Guild, 48 S. Van Buren St.
http://www.browncountyartguild.org

On display in the Upper Loft Gallery June 1-30. Artists’ Reception: Second Saturday, June 8, 5-8 pm (during the Village Art Walk).

Artist Biographies:
Jim Faulkner studied at the Bryant School of Art (VA), and watercolor at Ball State University (IN), earning his B.S. and M.A. degrees in art. He then taught at Boise State University for two years and at Ball State University for thirteen years. From 1977 to the present, Jim has been a full-time artist, working primarily in watercolor and sculpture media. Jim joined the Brown County Art Guild as a member artist in 2011.
Artist’s Statement: “I taught and practiced contemporary art for about 15 years. Around the end of my college teaching in 1977 I began a return to my background of realistic watercolor and sculpture. I continue to work in contemporary realism which is the basis of my art philosophy.

I paint outside on location whenever possible. Be it sun, rain, snow, wind, day or night, this is the best way to capture the fleeting beauty, light and atmosphere of the scene. I try, not only to capture the visual image; but also, the emotional quality of the scene, which includes my memories and the vestiges of other scenes from the past.

I am very taken by the constant change taking place in everything; the new that decays becoming old. In the natural world both new and old seem to hold my interest. The renewing and then the decline that leads to the beauty of the changing seasons. However, in the creations of man, the old has more meaning and interest for me. For example, and old house or barn, rather than new, an old car or tractor, an old farm gate or post etc.

I paint the meadows, woods, homesteads, towns, and people of the mid-west. Trying to find meanings in the stillness of an abandoned farm, or the quiet of a snow covered woods, or even the aging of the human face. If I find the meaning and quality, the painting is worthwhile to me and I hope to the viewers of my work.

Over the years my work has been accepted and won awards in many local and national juried art shows. It also, fortunately, has been included in many private, public and corporate collections.”

Brian Gordy, a resident of Muncie, Indiana, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education from Ball State University, specializing in printmaking. His graduate studies included Printmaking at Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN (1978); and Art Education from Ball State University, Muncie, IN (1981).
Brian has been painting watercolors since 1976. Gordy has taught art in the public schools, the university level and privately for over 20 years. He exhibits throughout the United States and has earned numerous awards for his watercolors and charcoal drawings.

His works are included in the permanent collections of The Sheldon Swope Art Museum (Terre Haute, IN), The Richmond Art Museum (Richmond, IN), and Minnetrista Cultural Center (Muncie, IN) and many corporate and private collections. Mr. Gordy’s work has been featured in The Best of Watercolor Volume 3, Rockport Publishers 1999, and Arts Indiana and Lake Superior magazines. He is a Signature Member of Transparent Watercolor Society of America and Red River Watercolor Society.

His exhibition, “White River Turtles: Watercolors by Brian Gordy” at Minnetrista Cultural Center in Muncie from October 2007-January 2008, introduced a series of paintings showcasing the native turtles of Indiana which have been reproduced into limited edition giclee’s.

Brian is a signature member of the Red River Watercolor Society since 2004 (Moorehead, MN) and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America (since 1995). He is also a member of the Watercolor Society of Indiana, Oklahoma Watercolor Association, the Hoosier Salon, and the Society of Gilders. Brian has been an artist member at the Brown County Art Guild since 2011.

Mr. Gordy, with his wife Genny and son Ben, own and operate Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company, a framing studio and art gallery in downtown Muncie that features hand carved gilded frames as well as the works of local and regional artists.

Brian’s watercolors and hand gilded original frames have earned him the official designation of Indiana Artisan, by the State of Indiana.

Exhibits

1 Saturday / June 1, 2013

Project School Carnival and Live Auction!

11:00 am to 04:00 am
Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park (Third Street Park), 331 S. Washington St.
http://www.theprojectschool.org

Fun for the whole family! The entire community is invited to join The Project School for its second annual Carnival and Live Auction! Games, booths and activities; delicious food from BBQ Train, The Chocolate Moose, and more; live music; and a live auction at 3 pm including outstanding one-of-a-kind items.

Benefits / Children / Festivals

1 Saturday / June 1, 2013

‘Charlotte’s Web’ Preview at the Public Library

11:00 am to 11:30 am
Monroe County Public Library Auditorium, 303 E. Kirkwood
http://mcpl.info/calendar

Wilbur the pig, Charlotte the spider, and their friends will be onstage in a free preview of Cardinal Stage Company’s production of the classic children’s story Charlotte’s Web, at the Monroe County Public Library auditorium on Saturday, June 1, from 11-11:30 a.m. This theatrical adaptation of the timeless tale of bravery, selfless love, and abiding friendship is a great way to introduce children to the wonder of live theater. Afterwards, make a spider web featuring your own terrific words.

Please register online at http://mcpl.info/calendar, by calling 349-3100, or by visiting the children’s department.

After the preview, you may decide you want to attend the full Cardinal Stage performance between June 8-23 at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center.

Animals / Children / Education / Entertainment / Theater

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