27 Thursday / June 27, 2013

This is How I Live United Photo Contest


Monroe, Owen, and Greene counties
http://www.monroeunitedway.org/LU

PRIZES * FAME * GLORY

GRAB A CAMERA & SHOW HOW YOU LIVE UNITED!
Now thru July 17th, enter the ‘This is How I Live United’ Photo Contest and you could win prizes + a spot in the Live United Gallery @ Bloomington City Hall Atrium!

1. TAKE A PICTURE: Grab a camera, wear your LIVE UNITED shirt & take a picture showing how you Live United in:

— EDUCATION
— EARNINGS
— ESSENTIALS

2. Then, enter your photo(s) online at www.monroeunitedway.org/LU.

3. Don’t have the shirt? Get your free LIVE UNITED t-shirt at United Way: 441 S College Ave or (812) 334-8370.

4. Get famous! Winning images may:
— Enjoy gift cards from our prize sponsors
— Be featured in the Live United Community Gallery at the Bloomington City Hall Atrium during September 2013
— Be chosen for use by United Way of Monroe County in our campaign materials and other publications!

www.monroeunitedway.org/LU for full details and rules.

Thanks to our lead prize sponsors: Bloomingfoods Co-op, Bloomington Bagel, Lennie’s, and Scholars Inn Bakehouse. And our supporting sponsors: Bruster’s, Bucceto’s, The Chocolate Moose, and Kroger.

Children / Civic Affairs / Exhibits / Volunteering

27 Thursday / June 27, 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

27 Thursday / June 27, 2013

12-hour Comic Book Day

09:00 am to 09:00 pm
Monroe County Public Library, 303 E. Kirkwood
http://mcpl.info/calendar

All comics, all day. How long can you last? The library has teamed up with Vintage Phoenix Comic Books to test your comic limits and provide you with everything you need to work on your own comic book masterpiece. There will also be food, activities, and special guests. Prizes will be awarded for every three hours you stay. Drop in.

Children / Comedy / Education / Entertainment / Festivals

27 Thursday / June 27, 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

27 Thursday / June 27, 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

27 Thursday / June 27, 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.

“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

27 Thursday / June 27, 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

27 Thursday / June 27, 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

27 Thursday / June 27, 2013

Exhibits at By Hand Gallery

10:00 am to 05:30 pm
By Hand Gallery, 101 West Kirkwood #109
http://byhandgallery.com

“Walk the Walk, Art Lives”: Paper Art Quilts by Mary Hambly
The art of Mary Hambly, founding member of the committee that started Gallery Walk, is honored with this exhibit of her work. The Paper Art Quilt is a joining of contemporary art and traditional craft, a blending of individual elements in such a way that the joining allows for a richer and more meaningful whole. In the creative process stenciled, marbled, printed, and over dyed papers are cut, pieced, and then stitched using a zig zag sewing machine. The resulting “quilt blocks” are then laid out in a composition, sometimes born out of the repeating pattern concept of traditional quilting, sometimes not. The “quilt” is then completed with a border, also of paper, and the result is a one of a kind image.
Exhibit runs until Thursday, July 25.

“Doing the Dance”: Woodcut prints by Dale Enochs
Sets of four woodcuts that when displayed together make a single composition or tetraptych. One tetraptych, Tantric Sideshow is based on a visit to Bhutan and is a reference to the elements Earth, Air, Fire and Water. A second tetraptych 21st Century Dance Cards is inspired by the Gulf Coast oil spill and also by environmental and war issues.
Exhibit runs until Thursday, July 25.

Monday-Saturday 10 am-5:30, closed Sunday

Exhibits

27 Thursday / June 27, 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.

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