31 Friday / March 31, 2017

22nd Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar – School Day

09:00 am to 02:00 pm
Binford Elementary School
http://www.lotusfest.org/event/22nd-lotus-blossoms-world-bazaar-school-day/

Free to pre-registered 4th-grade classes from area schools.
Contact Loraine Martin ([email protected], 812-336-6599) for information on getting your school involved.

The Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar is a free multicultural arts and education event for kids and families. Created in 1996 with the help of area teachers, the World Bazaar has become a tradition in Monroe County schools — public, private, and charter — as well as in our community. Volunteers from the Bloomington community (and around the world) present arts, music, language, and international crafts at a vibrant multicultural fair in the gymnasium of Binford Elementary. More than 30 activity stations let kids get their hands on the world….so grab your passport at the door, and go!

The featured performer for the 2017 World Bazaar School Day is Fiddle ‘n’ Feet.

The Saturday Family Day is free and open to the public.

Children / Education / Entertainment / Live Music / Speakers

31 Friday / March 31, 2017

Rac(e)ing to Class: We are in this Together! Professor Richard Milner’s Keynote Address to the Exemplary Teaching Conference

10:00 am to 11:00 am
IU School of Education Auditorium

This event, a part of the Exemplary Teaching Conference, will feature posters and presentations by students as well as a keynote by one of the leading thinkers on race, poverty, and equity in schooling, Professor Richard Milner. In his keynote, Milner examines pervasive raced structural and social policies that shape educators’ mindsets, and suggests how these problems can be addressed.

Education / Speakers

31 Friday / March 31, 2017

Gallery Talk: 2017 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions

12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
IU Eskenazi Museum of Art
http://artmuseum.indiana.edu

Every spring, the Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University partners with the IU School of Art and Design to present thesis exhibitions of graduating Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) candidates in the visual arts.

Molly Evans Fox, textiles
David Ondrik, photography
Zandra Raines, photography

Education / Exhibits / Speakers

31 Friday / March 31, 2017

In Conversation

01:00 pm to 05:00 pm
IU Center for Art+Design
https://www.iu.edu/~iucad/wordpress/

Reception and Panel Discussion: Friday, March 31, 5.30 – 8.30 PM

ARTISTS PRESENTED:
Kathy Butterly, Hermine Ford, Tara Geer, Laura J. Gerlach, Jacqueline Gourevitch, Michelle Jaffé, Joyce Kozloff,
Kathleen Kucka, Melissa Meyer, Luisa Rabbia, Jennifer Riley, Ursula von Rydingsvard,
Kate Shepherd, Kiki Smith, Leslie Wayne.

Curated by Stephanie Buhmann in Collaboration with Jennifer Riley.

The group exhibition IN CONVERSATION is inspired by a series of interviews with female artists, which were conducted by the art historian Stephanie Buhmann between January 2013 and December 2015. Looking for an approach beyond the mainstream media coverage of the art market, Buhmann visited the artists in their studios. The conversations she conducted in these intimate spaces of artistic practices focus on process, philosophy, personal history, art historic contexts and aesthetics among others.

IN CONVERSATION is sparked by these interviews and helps to illustrate them. Though all of the artists featured are based in New York, they are working in different media and styles, reflecting some of the eclectic concerns and methods found in the city’s contemporary art world today. Buhmann notes: “In our fast-paced world, we often only glance at people and objects. In fact, most of us tend to make quick assessments based on our tastes and experiences. However, I believe that looking at art should continue to defy this trend as it takes true personal engagement. No matter how different, each conversation reveals just how much thought, emotion, work and resilience goes into making an object of art.” In addition, the exhibition is complemented by a selection of photographs by Frankfurt based artist Laura J. Gerlach, who portrayed both the artists and their studios in February 2015.

This will be the third variation of IN CONVERSATION, which was formerly hosted by the Shirley Fiterman Art Center at Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York (205) and the Macy Art Gallery at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York (2016).

Exhibits

31 Friday / March 31, 2017

In Conversation-Opening Reception and Panel Discussion

05:30 pm to 08:30 pm
IU Center for Art+Design
https://www.iu.edu/~iucad/

Please join us for an opening reception and panel discussion of “In Conversation.” Panel discussion will begin at 6:30 pm.
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The group exhibition IN CONVERSATION is inspired by a series of interviews with female artists, which were conducted by the art historian Stephanie Buhmann between January 2013 and December 2015. Looking for an approach beyond the mainstream media coverage of the art market, Buhmann visited the artists in their studios. The conversations she conducted in these intimate spaces of artistic practices focus on process, philosophy, personal history, art historic contexts and aesthetics among others.

IN CONVERSATION is sparked by these interviews and helps to illustrate them. Though all of the artists featured are based in New York, they are working in different media and styles, reflecting some of the eclectic concerns and methods found in the city’s contemporary art world today. Buhmann notes: “In our fast-paced world, we often only glance at people and objects. In fact, most of us tend to make quick assessments based on our tastes and experiences. However, I believe that looking at art should continue to defy this trend as it takes true personal engagement. No matter how different, each conversation reveals just how much thought, emotion, work and resilience goes into making an object of art.” In addition, the exhibition is complemented by a selection of photographs by Frankfurt based artist Laura J. Gerlach, who portrayed both the artists and their studios in February 2015.

This will be the third variation of IN CONVERSATION, which was formerly hosted by the Shirley Fiterman Art Center at Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York (205) and the Macy Art Gallery at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York (2016).

ARTISTS PRESENTED:
Kathy Butterly, Hermine Ford, Tara Geer, Laura J. Gerlach, Jacqueline Gourevitch, Michelle Jaffé, Joyce Kozloff,
Kathleen Kucka, Melissa Meyer, Luisa Rabbia, Jennifer Riley, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Kate Shepherd, Kiki Smith, Leslie Wayne.

Exhibits

31 Friday / March 31, 2017

Opening Reception: 2017 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions

06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
IU Eskenazi Museum of Art
http://artmuseum.indiana.edu

Every spring, the Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University partners with the IU School of Art and Design to present thesis exhibitions of graduating Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) candidates in the visual arts.

Molly Evans Fox, textiles
David Ondrik, photography
Zandra Raines, photography

Eat and Drink / Exhibits

31 Friday / March 31, 2017

Final Week at The Venue: Mongolia to Indiana, Paintings by Butedma Gonso

06:00 pm to 07:00 pm
The Venue Fine Art & Gifts
http://www.thevenuebloomington.com

This is the final week to view and appreciate an exhibition of oil paintings by Mongolian artist, Butedma Gonso, at The Venue.

Gonso’s paintings reflect a lifetime of exploration, from her upbringing in Mongolia to her current home in Owen County. Her dynamic use of color in her farmscapes and vivid depictions of ethereal, Buddhist images exhibit a global perspective perfect for the Bloomington community. “Working with paints allowed me to keep in touch with my individuality in what I found to be a completely new world” explains Gonso as she reflects on how living in the United States for ten years has shaped her as an artist.

Join us downtown at The Venue and enjoy some of Bloomington’s greatest artistic offerings. We look forward to seeing you!

Entertainment / Exhibits

31 Friday / March 31, 2017

At First Sight 2017, a new play

07:30 pm
Wells-Metz Theatre
http://www.indiana.edu/~thtr/productions/2016-17/firstsight.shtml

By 3rd Year M.F.A. Playwriting Candidate
Bruce Walsh
Directed by Ansley Valentine

IU’s M.F.A. playwriting program gives you a first-hand look at the development process with staged readings of early drafts leading up to performances in the Wells-Metz Theatre. This year, IU Theatre presents a new work by third-year playwright Bruce Walsh. We look forward to seeing what he has in store for us! Keep an eye on social media for insights into the process of creating a new work for the stage.

Production dates:
March 24, 25, 28-31, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
April 1 @ 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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