23 Sunday / June 23, 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.)
http://www.martinacelerin.com/

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.

Exhibits

23 Sunday / June 23, 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.
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

23 Sunday / June 23, 2013

IU Art Museum Exhibits

12:00 pm 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

23 Sunday / June 23, 2013

2013 Summer Garden Walk

12:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Various (see website)
http://www.bloomingtongardenclub.com/index.php

The Garden Walk, presented by the Bloomington Garden Club, will feature six unique private gardens and the flower show at the Monroe History Center. Look at the highlights and dream of the hot summer days that are coming with the lovely flowers, shrubs and trees that will be flourishing as you stroll in the shaded pathways. The walk is held rain or shine, on both Saturday and Sunday.

Visit website for a complete map of the garden destinations, answers to frequently-asked-questions, and other additional information.

Education / Entertainment / Exhibits / Outdoors

23 Sunday / June 23, 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)
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.

“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

23 Sunday / June 23, 2013

Construction Junction: The Science of Building

01:00 pm 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

23 Sunday / June 23, 2013

Cardinal Stage Company presents: ‘Charlotte’s Web’

02:00 pm
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center (122 S. Walnut St.)
http://www.cardinalstage.org/plays/2012-2013-cardinal-for-kids-season/charlottes-web/overview/

Cardinal Stagte Company presents their production of ‘Charlotte’s Web’. Wilbur, Charlotte and their barnyard friends have never been more delightful than in this acclaimed adaptation of “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years.” A timeless tale of bravery, selfless love and abiding friendship.

Age recommendation: suitable for children 2 and up
Run time: 60 minutes
Show Location: Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium

Showing June 8 – 23. Visit website to see all showtimes.

Children / Entertainment / Theater

23 Sunday / June 23, 2013

Shape Note Singing at Bell Trace

02:00 pm
Bell Trace Health and Living Center (800 N. Bell Trace Circle)
http://www.bloomingtonsacredharp.org/local-singing/

Sacred Harp, or shape note singing, is a tradition that dates back to our country’s founding. We gather regularly to sing with and for each other, with no accompanying instruments. What does it sound like? Nothing you’ve ever heard before. Tunes range in style from rousing and jubilant, to contemplative, to mournful. Ours is a tradition that emphasizes participation and we welcome you to come try it out.

Held on the second and fourth Sundays of every month from 2 to 4 pm at Bell Trace Health and Living Center.

Education / Entertainment / Live Music

23 Sunday / June 23, 2013

‘Swing!’ The Musical

02:30 pm
Lee Norvelle Center of Theatre and Drama, 275 N. Jordan Ave.

June 12-15, 18-22, and 25-29 all at 7:30 pm.
June 16, 23, and 30 at 2:30 pm.

http://www.indiana.edu/~thtr/productions/2013/swing.shtml

“Two thirds rhythm and one third soul.” That’s how Fats Waller defined the uniquely American form of popular music and dance known as “swing.” Requiring only joyful enthusiasm and a ready partner, swing exploded out of pre-war Harlem’s hotbed of youth culture and swept the world. It shattered ethnic and cultural barriers, generating specialty styles such as Jive, Swing, Lindy Hop, West Coast Swing, and Hip-Hop Swing. Swing! celebrates this remarkable diversity to the beat of the most exhilerating songs of the period. But as this enthralling song-and-dance show makes abundantly clear, swing was never a time or place—it has always been a state of mind!

Dance / Entertainment / Theater

23 Sunday / June 23, 2013

Compassionate Earth Bloomington

03:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center, 3655 Snoddy Rd.
http://compassionateearthwalk.org

EVENT SCHEDULE
——3 pm Workshops
Yoga
Plant Walk
Permaculture Demo
——5 pm Presentations and Performance
Musical Performance and Embodied Dance
Compassionate Earth Presentation
——6:30 pm Social Mingling and Group Sharing
Dinner/Potluck
Discussion on social change
Compassionate Earth Heart Share
Story and Song Share, around the fire

This event is hosted by Compassionate Earth Walk, on tour in their veggie oil solar paneled tour bus en rout to the Tar Sands for a walking pilgrimage along the Keystone XL pipeline route through the hearth of North America. Calling for a mass social movement to change from exploitation to ecological restoration for the love of the earth. Also attending will be the founder of this project, Zen Priest Shodo Spring.

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