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1 Friday / June 1, 2018


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

What is local and immediate is always an essential aspect of Michal Ann Carley’s inspiration—the flora and the fauna, but also the manner in which the florae germinate, grow, and decline and the behavior of the birds as they court, mate, and migrate. Michal Ann studies and draws the nature in her surroundings and pays particular attention to its physical and metaphorical movements: those of growth, transition, and adaptation. Similarly the human form, particularly as it signifies these archetypal transitions, is at the core of her work.

Michal Ann translates these concepts into steel and glass, which by necessity requires simplification and abstraction. The processes involve heating the steel to 2000 degrees and using 100-year- old tools to forge and shape it. Similarly, the glass rod is heated in a 3000-degree flame, then pushed and pulled into the desired shape.


1 Friday / June 1, 2018

For June’s Gallery Walk, “Down on The Farm”, Paintings by Monique Cagle

05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
The Venue

For June’s First Friday Gallery Walk, The Venue will host an Exhibition of Paintings by Monique Cagle.
Monique lives, works, and creates great art in Brown County, Indiana. In our judgement, Monique is the heir apparent to T.C. Steele et al, and carries forward the tradition of great Brown County landscapes and outdoor nature scenes. Monique lives on a Brown County farm, paints, makes fine jewelry, and creates all things cat art.
For this exhibition, Monique has produced acrylic, gallery wrapped paintings, focusing on domestic farm animals. These paintings have their own vitality and life, capturing the natural energy of the animals, which allows the viewer to see and sense them in a very special and profound way. As you view them close your eyes, and you will smell and hear them as well. Try it!
As is our custom for Gallery Walks, The Venue will serve gourmet soup and other taste treats, from 5:00 p.m. until we run out. This will be our feature show forthe month of June.
Join us.


1 Friday / June 1, 2018

First Friday @ the Fell: Limestone Post Print Edition Release Party

06:00 pm to 09:00 pm
I Fell Gallery

The I Fell Gallery invites you to an art show and release party hosted by Limestone Post in celebration of their first print edition, an art magazine dedicated to Bloomington’s bicentennial. The print issue, Limestone Post’s ‘A Sense of Place,’ will be available for purchase, and artwork featured in the magazine will be on display.

Check our Facebook event page for a full list of participating artists.

The Creativity Labs will be presenting an experimental yarn installation in the pop-up gallery.


1 Friday / June 1, 2018

MCCT.org presents Shakespeare in the Park – The Tempest

06:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Third Street Park, 331 S. Washington st. Bloomington, IN

The Monroe County Civic Theatre presents their annual event of Shakespeare in the Park -The Tempest going into their 30th year of Volunteering Actors of the Community in Bloomington, IN.


1 Friday / June 1, 2018

The Gin Game – Live Show

07:30 pm
Brown County Playhouse
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A Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-Winning Play

Weller Martin and Fonsia Dorsey, two elderly residents at a nursing home for senior citizens, strike up an acquaintance. Neither seems to have any other friends, and they start to enjoy each other’s company. Weller offers to teach Fonsia how to play gin rummy, and they begin playing a series of games that Fonsia always wins. Weller’s inability to win a single hand becomes increasingly frustrating to him, while Fonsia becomes increasingly confident.

While playing their games of gin, they engage in lengthy conversations about their families and their lives in the outside world. Gradually, each conversation becomes a battle, much like the ongoing gin games, as each player tries to expose the other’s weaknesses, to belittle the other’s life, and to humiliate the other thoroughly.

Starring Broadway and TV veterans Doug Stend and Jill Tasker. Some adult language.


1 Friday / June 1, 2018

Mercury Johnson & The Evinrudes

08:00 pm
The Players Pub

“Booty Shaking Deep Cuts: Rocking the boat and disturbing the waters since 1973″

Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music

1 Friday / June 1, 2018

Freak Fridays EDM

11:30 pm
The Players Pub

EDM Dance Party!

Dance / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music

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