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9 Sunday / June 9, 2013

Thrive in Love: Weekend Workshop for Couples

09:30 am to 06:30 pm
Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center (3655 S. Snoddy Road)

Thrive in Love! Join us for a transformative weekend, geared towards couples in every stage of the journey. Learn life-changing tools to turn problems into possibilities, breakdowns into breakthroughs, conflict into connection, and mediocre into magnificent! Gain an abundance of new understanding, insights, and inspiration to take your love to a whole new level. Expand in ease and joyful togetherness, and discover your potential to thrive! In the BEST of ways, your relationship will truly never be the same. June 8 and 9. *This is not an overnight retreat, and couples can go home Saturday night if they choose.

Education / Health

9 Sunday / June 9, 2013

IU Cinema Presents: Indie Film Con 2013

10:00 am to 03:00 pm
IU Cinema (1213 E. 7th Street)

Sponsored by the Indiana Filmmakers Network, this convention serves the needs of the indie filmmaking community in the Midwest with three days of workshops, panel discussions, roundtables and screenings. Be sure to visit website for the full listing of detailed information.

Sunday, June 9th Screenings – held in IU Cinema

1:30 pm SILENCE
3:00 pm LEACH

Sunday, June 9th Workshops- held in Radio/TV Room 245

10:00am to 11:00 am Audio Recording
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Stop-Motion Filmmaking

Sunday, June 9th Panels and Roundtables – held in Radio/TV Room 251
10:00 am to 11:00 am Creating a Web Series
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Directing
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm The Horror Film
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Screenwriting
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Digital Cinema Packages
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Acting for the Camera
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Screenwriting “Best 5”

Entertainment / Films

9 Sunday / June 9, 2013

Exhibit: ‘Walking Through Gardens’ at the Monroe County History Center

10:00 am to 04:00 pm
Monroe County History Center (202 E. 6th St.)

The Monroe County History Center will host an exhibition of garden-inspired fiber art by local artist Martina Celerin. Open 10 am – 4 pm Sundays and Mondays until June 23.


9 Sunday / June 9, 2013

Watercolor Paintings by Jim Faulkner and Brian Gordy

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

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.


9 Sunday / June 9, 2013

IU Art Museum Exhibits

12:00 pm to 05:00 pm
IU Art Museum (IU Campus, 1133 E. 7th St.)

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.


9 Sunday / June 9, 2013

Construction Junction: The Science of Building

01:00 pm to 05:00 pm
WonderLab Museum

Design, build, test, and engineer all kinds of structures! The special exhibition’s three-dimensional building experiences include the Skyline Toolbox, developed and designed by Chicago Children’s Museum, where children can use wooden struts and braces, fabric curtain walls, and real construction tools to build imaginative, original structures big enough for them to walk inside! Other components include the Earthquake Shake Table, the Multilevel Building Zone, the Bridge the River Cantilever Challenge, unique materials construction stations, and more. There also is a special place for toddlers and preschoolers to build with age-appropriate materials.

Children / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits

9 Sunday / June 9, 2013

2013 Exhibits at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures

01:00 pm to 04:30 pm
Mathers Museum of World Cultures (416 N. Indiana Avenue)

The Mathers Museum of World Cultures presents a new exhibit for the year 2013, “In The Kitchen Around The World”, which will be on display in addition to the already-installed exhibits from 2012. This exhibit will run until November 15, 2013.

“In The Kitchen Around The World”: an exhibit that presents objects used in preparing food and food service from different areas of the world. It breaks down into two categories: what the viewer perceives as familiar, such as plates, cups, and dishes, and what is unfamiliar, such as a Peruvian corn toaster and an Ecuadorian grater. The goal of the exhibit is to look at what other cultures have come up with as solutions to help them in cooking or eating food, allowing the viewer to make comparisons to the solutions that are similar or dissimilar to their own.

Other exhibits include:

“Picturing Archaeology”: Described in their words and illustrated by their images, the research and fieldwork of 13 Indiana University archaeologists is presented in Picturing Archaeology at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures/Glenn Black Laboratory of Archaeology.

“Rhythms of the World”: a free audioguide tour of musical instruments from around the globe featured in exhibits throughout the museum. The audioguide includes narration and musical clips of the highlighted instruments.

“The Day in Its Color: A Hoosier Photographer’s Journey”
This exhibit presents a survey of Charles Cushman’s extraordinary work, an archive of photographs that is the largest known body of early color photographs by a single photographer, 14,500 in all, most shot on vivid, color-saturated Kodachrome stock. From 1938-1968, Cushman—a sometime businessman and amateur photographer with an uncanny eye for everyday detail—travelled constantly, shooting everything he encountered as he ventured from New York to New Orleans, Chicago to San Francisco, and everywhere in between. His photos include portraits, ethnographic studies, agricultural and industrial landscapes, movie sets and media events, children playing, laborers working, and thousands of street scenes, all precisely documented in time and place. The result is a chronicle of an era almost never seen, or even envisioned, in color.

“Thoughts, Things, and Theories…What Is Culture?”
Thoughts, Things, and Theories…What Is Culture? examines the nature of culture through the exploration of cultural traditions surrounding life stages and universal needs.

“From the Big Bang to the World Wide Web: The Origins of Everything”
This exhibit examines history on a large scale, through the exploration of cosmic, biological, and human origins.

“Treasures of the Mathers Museum”
Decades of collecting and curating will be featured in this exhibit, presented in conjunction with the institution’s 50th anniversary.

“Footsteps of a Stranger: Shoes from Cultures Around the World”
This exhibit expands our thinking about how shoes can reflect the values, ideals, and aesthetics of an era or culture. The exhibit features a diverse range of footwear, including bridal sandals from Pakistan, Tibetan boots, and Mexican dancing shoes. Runs through July, 26.

“Time As We Keep It”
This exhibit presents different facets of time including the evolution of the clock, the development of time zones, and contrasting cultural perspectives of time. Objects on display represent a range of time periods including a sun dial, a Monon station clock, as well as a pendulum clock. Runs through July, 26.

Museum is open Tuesdays through Fridays, from 9 am to 4:30 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays, from 1 to 4:30 pm. Check website to see all of the Mathers Museum’s exhibits.

Education / Exhibits

9 Sunday / June 9, 2013

Dining with Doug and Karen at The Comedy Attic

01:30 pm
The Comedy Attic (123 S. Walnut St.)

A day after Limestone Comedy Festival officially ends, Doug Benson will still be in town. As will Karen Anderson. As will their super secret guest! So join us to mark the unofficial official end to the most fun weekend of your life, sample some of the best food in town from top chefs, and be a part of a very special live taping of Dining with Doug & Karen!

Comedy / Eat and Drink / Entertainment

9 Sunday / June 9, 2013

‘Foreign Affairs, Domestic Intrigue’—A Concert of Songs, Arias and Duets from Broadway & Opera

02:00 pm to 03:30 pm
Fairview United Methodist Church, 600 W. 6th St.

Aren’t you tired of hearing about easy, comfortable, romantic love? Don’t you miss the days when love was dangerous, cursed, and secret—the way it was meant to be?

Well, return with us to the good old, bad old days of forbidden love with “Foreign Affairs, Domestic Intrigue”—a free summer concert that’s all about love and lies from around the globe and close to home. Soprano Anna Singer, baritone Richard Lewis, and pianist Michael Borowitz are back this summer to regale you with music from Broadway and opera and introduce you to characters filled with doom and gloom.

Of course, you’ll hear happy music, too—from PBS’ Downton Abbey and its era; great spirituals; bubbly Rossini; toe-tapping tunes by Frank Loesser. But you’ll also get deep, dark drama from Mozart and Tchaikovsky. Plus, we’ll celebrate Verdi’s 200th birthday with music from his “cursed” operas, Macbeth and La Forza del Destino (The Force of Destiny).

And, in a more generous vein, at this free concert we will accept donations to benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Bloomington, who provide great programs to area youth. So, whether you want to bask in the misery of others or give generously to your community, come join us!

This concert is supported in part by a grant from the Bloomington Arts Commission.

Children / Comedy / Education / Entertainment / Live Music

9 Sunday / June 9, 2013

Jewish Theatre of Bloomington presents: ‘Old Wicked Songs’

02:00 pm
Bloomington Playwrights Project (107 W. 9th St.)

The Jewish Theatre of Bloomington presents the Pulitzer Prize nominated play “Old Wicked Songs”, written by Jon Marans and directed by Mark Kamie. Evening performances will be at 7:30 pm on Saturday, June 8; Thursday, June 13; and Saturday, June 15; with a 2:00 pm matinée on Sunday, June 9. All performances are at the Bloomington Playwrights Project. General admission tickets are $18.00 and are available at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre Box Office or online at www.bctboxoffice.com.

The setting for the play is Vienna in the spring of 1986. Stephen Hoffman is a technically brilliant pianist who lacks passion in his playing and whose career is plagued by an artistic block. He arrives in Vienna with hopes of regaining his confidence and to study accompanying with Professor Schiller, a master teacher. However, Stephen is first assigned to Viennese music professor Josef Mashkan to study voice which is meant to prepare him as a vocal accompanist. Hoffman’s first assignment is to learn the “Dichterliebe” song cycle by Robert Schumann and it is through this music that past collides with present, dark secrets are revealed, and the discovery that they possess greater commonalities than just music alone.

Entertainment / Theater

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