7 Friday / June 7, 2019

Leigh Merrill | This Place

10:00 am to 05:30 pm on Jul 27
Pictura Gallery @ FAR Center for Contemporary Arts
http://www.picturagallery.com

Leigh Merrill | This Place
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. Join us for the exhibit opening and meet the photographer during Gallery Walk on Friday, June 7th from 5pm to 8pm.
ON VIEW:
June 7 – July 27
OPENING RECEPTION:
Friday, June 7th 5 – 8pm

Education / Entertainment / Exhibits

7 Friday / June 7, 2019

Opening Reception | Leigh Merrill

05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Pictura Gallery @ FAR Center for Contemporary Arts
http://www.picturagallery.com

Leigh Merrill | This Place
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. Join us for the exhibit opening and meet the photographer during Gallery Walk on Friday, June 7th from 5pm to 8pm.
ON VIEW:
June 7 – July 27
OPENING RECEPTION:
Friday, June 7th 5 – 8pm

Entertainment / Exhibits

7 Friday / June 7, 2019

4th and Rogers Block Party

05:00 pm to 09:00 pm
4th Street and Rogers Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/617758975372975/

Welcome Summer with 4th and Rogers Block Party on Friday, June 7

BLOOMINGTON, IND. — All are invited to celebrate the beginning of Bloomington summer with a First Friday block party on the evening of Friday, June 7 from 5–9 PM. West Fourth Street will be closed for a block on either side of Rogers Street with plentiful art, food, music, and activities for all ages.

The event is organized with the participation of a large group of neighborhood partners, including: FAR Center for Contemporary Arts & Pictura Gallery, I Fell, Rainbow Bakery, Secretly Group, WFHB, rock paper scissors, Lotus, Ardent Instruments, Cicada Cinema, The Bike Shop, Satori Martial Arts, Power Plant Gallery, Persimmon Inn, Oona, Siosi Design, Goat Conspiracy Farm, The Venue Fine Arts, Artisan Alley, Gather, Pili’s Party Taco, Rasta Pops, and more.

Vegan barbeque from Rainbow Bakery, Mexican food from Pili’s Party Taco, frozen treats from Rasta Pops, and gluten-free ice cream sandwiches from Oona will all be on offer for dinner or after-dinner enjoyment. Sets by Busman’s Holiday, DJs from Secretly Group, and a local jazz combo will be happening throughout the evening.

For families, Lotus will offer art-making activities, goats from Goat Conspirary Farm will make an appearance, and plenty of sidewalk chalk will be available for impromptu creation. Satori Martial Arts will provide live martial arts demos for adults and kids.

Indoors, visitors can view exciting new work by several artists as part of Gallery Walk. Pictura Gallery is exhibiting photography work by Leigh Merrill (“This Place”), with a pop-up exhibit of woodworking and photography by Siosi Design in their theater space. Rainbow Bakery is opening a show of work by Bloomington multimedia artist Mitch Rainey. I Fell will be opening an exhibition of new art, TBA, and Power Plant Gallery (in the basement of I Fell) will have cool stuff going on. Cicada Cinema will be screening the best of the Instant Gratification Movie Challenge continuously inside Ardent Instruments, with a 10-year-anniversary celebration of the beloved community filmmaking event in the I Fell after the block party has died down.

Down the block near Third and Rogers, the offices of Secretly Group will also have open doors, with a staff art show in their breezeway.

Check out the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/617758975372975/
Co-sponsored by WFHB

Animals / Children / Dance / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Exhibits / Festivals / Films / Live Music / Outdoors

7 Friday / June 7, 2019

The Artwork of Mark Riggins: A Pen and Ink Tribute to Bloomington and Southern Indiana

05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
By Hand Gallery
http://www.byhandgallery.com

Mark is a lifelong resident of Bloomington and has been interested in creating artwork in various media all his life, but began work in pen and ink in 1980. Most of the subjects of his drawings are of structures and scenes in Bloomington and southern Indiana. The objective of his work is to provide artistic vision to subjects that have fond memories for his clients. In some cases he creates one of a kind commissioned works, but often they are subjects used to provide limited edition prints that many can own and enjoy.

Exhibits

7 Friday / June 7, 2019

June Gallery Walk

05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Thirteen Downtown Bloomington Galleries
http://www.gallerywalkbloomington.com

June 2019 Gallery Walk
Friday, June 7th
5pm-8pm

Greetings Fellow Gallery Walkers!
Our June 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.
In addition to our June Gallery Walk|First Friday, please join in the festivities at our 4th and Rogers Block Party from 5-8pm. Representatives from many of our galleries will be excited to engage with you…and there will be food, drink, live music and general merriment a-plenty!

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, June 7th!
By Hand Gallery
“A Pen and Ink Tribute to Bloomington & Southern Indiana”
Artist: Mark Riggins
www.byhandgallery.com

Dimensions Gallery at Artisan Alley
“Dreamscapes”
Artist: Nicholai Cox
www.dimensions.artisanalley.com

The Fell Gallery
Main Gallery: Blue Skies & Cobalt Dreams
Artists: Jim Krause, Ned Shaw & Lynne Gilliatt
Pop-Up Gallery: Stitched & Thrown
Artists: AB Wylde & Ileana Haberman-Ducey
www.ifellbloomington.com

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

Gather: handmade shoppe & Co
“Share Your Spark”
Artist: UNVEILED
www.gathershoppe.com

Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
“Show Title”
Artist:
www.ivytech.edu/waldron

Monroe Convention Center Art Gallery
“Hanging Out with Local Clay”
Artist: Local Clay Potters
www.bloomingtonconvention.com

Pictura Gallery — FAR Center for Contemporary Arts
“This Place”
Artist: Leigh Merrill
www.picturagallery.com

Rainbow Bakery
“My Doochie Fell”
Artist: Mitch Rainey
www.rainbowbakery.net

The Venue Fine Art & Gifts
“Wester Land Scape/ Skyscape”
Artist: Linda Lortin Spier
www.thevenuebloomington.com

Untitled Light at the Mill
“EGG”
Artist: Joe Lee
www.untitledlight.com

The Vault at Gallery Mortgage
“In Memorium”
James MC Yang
See website: www.gallerymortgage.com

Exhibits / Festivals / Live Music

7 Friday / June 7, 2019

First Friday Jazz Vespers: “Simplicity”

06:30 pm to 07:15 pm on Jun 7
First Christian Church - Kirkwood and Washington
http://www.fccbloom.org

A Jazz Vespers Service featuring readings, meditation and jazz is held each first Friday. This month’s theme is “Simplicity.”
Music by the Elena Escudero Quartet

Live Music / Spoken Word

7 Friday / June 7, 2019

Instant Gratification 10th Anniversary Screening

09:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The Fell Building 415 W. 4th Street
https://monthlymoviechallenge.com/

On Friday, the Instant Gratification Movie Challenge celebrates a milestone: a decade of filmmaking! This June marks the 10th anniversary of the Instant Gratification Movie Challenge. Each month there is a theme picked and all have been welcome to make a movie based on that theme. Filmmakers have been taking up the challenge since 2009, and there have been over 900 short films made!
We will be curating a 45 minute, “Best Of” program to showcase some of the amazing films that have been made over the years. This month the theme is: “INSTANT GRATIFICATION” and filmmakers will be working on new films which will be screened before the “Best Of” program on Friday night.
The event will take place at 9pm inside the I Fell Gallery, right after the 4th & Rogers Block Party winds down.

Interested in contributing? There’s still time to make a movie! If you have ever made a movie for the challenge, or have ever wanted to, this is the perfect time to do it! Short films can be submitted by email: [email protected]
We are so very proud of all the filmmakers and films that have been made in the past decade. Of course, the best way to celebrate is to make even more movies!

Entertainment / Festivals / Films

Submit Your Event

Pin It on Pinterest

An Important Message from Bloom Magazine

For the past 14 years, we have been publishing Bloom, a free, bimonthly cultural and lifestyle magazine serving Bloomington, Indiana, and surrounding communities. We have four missions: to support local businesses, local charities, local arts, and diversity. We are an integral part of the fabric of this community.

Like so many small businesses (4 employees), we are facing huge challenges in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to be able to continue producing the magazine and our website, magbloom.com, but we need your help.

Please consider donating to our GoFundMe drive using the link below. Thank you!