11 Tuesday / June 11, 2013

Exhibit: ‘Colorful Outlook’ by Connie Brorson at Gallery Group

09:00 am
Gallery Group (109 E. Sixth Street)
https://www.facebook.com/gallerygroupbloomington

“Colorful Outlook” showcases the colorful, whimsical, and dynamic paintings of award-winning artist Connie Brorson. The exhibit features original pieces by the 79-year-old Meadowood resident and will be on display through July 25. A late-bloomer to art, Brorson began painting at age 65 and has sold more than 200 pieces nationally and internationally. In May 2012, her widely praised line and water color painting, “String Ensemble,” was unveiled as a 25-foot mural at Renwick Village Center.

Gallery Group is open from 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays.

Exhibits

11 Tuesday / June 11, 2013

Limestone Carving at Bybee Stone Company – Carve by the Day

09:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bybee Stone Company (6293 N Mathews Dr., Ellettsville)
http://limestonesymposium.org/sessions

This workshop, presented by the 2013 Limestone Symposium, provides beginning instruction in hand carving. Work at your own pace, one or more days, pay as you go. Workshops are 9 am – noon, Monday-Friday, June 10-14, 17-21, and 24-28. Participants may continue working independently through the afternoon. Participants must bring safety glasses and wear sturdy shoes, no sandals or flip-flops are permitted.

Included: Tools and 2 cubic feet of stone (approximately 300 pounds)

$50 per day, $200 per five-day week.

Register on website.

Education

11 Tuesday / June 11, 2013

2013 Exhibits at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures

09:00 am to 04:30 pm
Mathers Museum of World Cultures (416 N. Indiana Avenue)
http://www.mathers.indiana.edu

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

11 Tuesday / June 11, 2013

June Exhibits at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center

09:00 am to 07:00 pm
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center (122 S. Walnut St.)
http://www.ivytech.edu/waldron

Several new exhibits will be on display at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center from June 7 – 29. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 am -7 pm, Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm

Drew Etienne: “Order, Chaos, and the Cosmos”
Etienne features landscapes of vast distances with references to science fiction and 1960’s Op-Art.

Payson McNett: “Automating Instinct”
McNett explores our modern world as a state of being part-nature, part-machine.

James Lax: “Recent Carvings”
Celebrate Limestone Month this June with a visit to see Lax’s richly ornate, historically-inspired pieces.

Colette Ross-Boggan: “Experiences”
Ross-Boggan may spark memories of your own childhood with her intricate and lovingly detailed works.

Exhibits

11 Tuesday / June 11, 2013

Exhibit: ‘Images from the Hood and Across the Tracks’ at gallery406

09:00 am to 05:00 pm
gallery406 (116 W. 6th St, Ste. 110)
http://www.spectrumstudioinc.com/gallery406.htm

Detroit might consider Georgia’s Old Car City to be a rusting graveyard filled with its finest designs. But the camera’s eye is able to capture an artist’s palette of line, form, color and texture as those 4,000 vehicles are silently transformed by the passage of time and the changing of the seasons. Join Bloomington photographers Kendall Reeves and James and Sue Haverstock in an exhibition of images from Old Car City that detail and explore the beauty resulting from the intersection of industry’s design and nature’s demands. Included in the show are photos from the Southeastern Railway Museum, a playground of rail cars and engines from the days when rail travel unified and serviced all of America. These high dynamic range images highlight in depth the forms and colors that transformed the utilitarian into the captivating. Images from the Hood and Across the Tracks is an exhibition that promises to capture form, color and texture in ways that will excite and inspire. Using a variety of modern camera techniques, these three photographers have produced images that coax beauty from age and decay, and exceptional art from the ordinary.

Exhibit runs until July 26. Gallery is open Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm, and by appointment on Saturday.

Exhibits

11 Tuesday / June 11, 2013

Construction Junction: The Science of Building

09:30 am to 05:00 pm
WonderLab Museum
http://www.wonderlab.org

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

11 Tuesday / June 11, 2013

Exhibit: 100th Anniversary of the Indiana Extension Homemakers Association

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

The newest Community Voices Gallery exhibit, on display at the Monroe County History Center, celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Indiana Extension Homemakers Association. Exhibit is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm, and runs until July 31.

The mission of the Indiana Extension Homemakers is to strengthen families through continuing education, leadership development, and volunteer community support. Its activities have included: support for Riley Children’s Hospital; support of Ronald McDonald House; Health Awareness Programs; annual participation in National Make a Difference Day; and support of local community projects.

Education / Exhibits / Volunteering

11 Tuesday / June 11, 2013

Organizing and Editing Digital Photos

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Monroe County Public Library, 303 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington
http://mcpl.info/calendar

Are your digital pictures piling up on your camera, phone, and/or computer? Learn how to keep your photos organized and how to edit them with freely available software. Feel free to bring your own laptop or storage device.

Choose to attend at the Main Library on Kirkwood on June 11 or the Ellettsville Branch on June 17. Both programs begin at 10 a.m. and end by noon.

Attendees should have basic computer skills or have completed the library’s Computer Basics class.

Can’t make it, but still need tech help? Visit the library’s “Open Tech Help Lab” for individual assistance:
June 7, 3-4 p.m.
July 5, 2-3 p.m.
August 26, 2-3 p.m.

Please register online at http://mcpl.info/calendar, by emailing [email protected], calling 349-3228, or visiting the information desk.

Education / Speakers

11 Tuesday / June 11, 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

11 Tuesday / June 11, 2013

Exhibit: ‘The Cruise’ at Blueline Gallery

10:00 am to 03:00 pm
Blueline Gallery (224 N. College Ave.)
http://bluelinestyle.com/

“The Cruise” explores ideas of travel, dichotomies, sincerity, and the “good life” in ways that are both subversive and matter-of-fact. Paintings and works on paper and photographs by Christopher Stanton & Justin Clifford. Opening reception: June 7th, 5-8 pm. The Cruise will remain on display from June 7 – August 1. Monday – Friday, 10 am-3 pm.

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