4 Saturday / May 4, 2013

Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market

08:00 am to 05:00 pm
Showers Plaza (401 N. Morton St)
http://bloomington.in.gov/farmersmarket

The Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday from 8 am until 1 pm, from April through November.

The Farmers’ Market is located at 401 N. Morton St. next to City Hall – Showers Building. Locally grown produce, annual and perennial plants, and a variety of prepared foods are available. Purchase your food directly from farmers and ask them questions about their products. Local entertainment adds to the shopping as well as socializing experience. Tantalizing scents and the inviting atmosphere may cause you to make the Market a weekend tradition.

Business / Eat and Drink

4 Saturday / May 4, 2013

League of Women Voters Legislative Update

09:30 am to 11:00 am
Showers Building, Bloomington City Council Chambers, 401 N. Morton St.

The public is invited to attend a series of Saturday Legislative Updates to be held monthly during the 2013 Indiana Legislative session. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Bloomington-Monroe County, all sessions are free and open to the public. State legislators who represent any portion of Bloomington or Monroe County have been invited to present their thoughts and opinions, and to discuss what they hope to achieve during the current Indiana General Assembly session. Constituents will be able to ask questions and present their concerns, as well.

All updates will be located in the Showers Building, Bloomington City Council Chambers, 401 N. Morton St. They will begin promptly at 9:30 am and end by 11 am. All sessions will be taped by CATS (Cable Access Television Services through the Monroe County Public Library). Each taping will be replayed by CATS throughout the current legislative session.

Civic Affairs

4 Saturday / May 4, 2013

Trained Eye Saturday Arts Market

10:00 am to 02:00 pm
Trained Eye Arts Center (615 N. Fairview)
http://trainedeyearts.com/

Come check out the Saturday arts market at the Trained Eye Arts Center. Featuring local artists, live music and more! Stop by the art market on the first and third Saturday of the month for an opportunity to tour the open studios and see artists at work. The art market will be held inside the Trained Eye studios during the winter months.

Business / Exhibits / Live Music

4 Saturday / May 4, 2013

Exhibits at the Indiana University Art Museum

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.

Paul Strand’s “Street People”
Continuing through May 5, 2013

Paul Strand’s revolutionary photographs, published in the final double-issue of Alfred Stieglitz’s Camera Work, shocked the art world not only with their unadulterated approach to the medium, but also with their gritty, realistic subject matter. This installation features three close-up portraits of some of the “invisible” beggars, hackers, and passersby found on New York City’s sidewalks.

“The Many Faces of a Master”
Continuing through May 5, 2013

Pablo Picasso (1888–1975) was not only one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, but he was also one of the most recognizable. The IU Art Museum has a large collection of portraits of artists. This installation features several photographs of Picasso at work or play by Lucien Clerque, Robert Capa, and Brassaï.

Contemporary Explorations: Reviewing Nature in the 1980s
February 4‒May 19, 2013

Drawn from the museum’s collection of works by graduates of IU’s fine arts department (now the Hope School of Fine Arts), this installation examines the artists’ interpretations of the natural world. Reviewing Nature takes a look at the balance sought between structural composition and the role nature plays in co-defining the space we both share. This installation was organized by Emily Wood, graduate assistant for Western art after 1800 at the IU Art Museum.

New in the Galleries: 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.

Exhibits

4 Saturday / May 4, 2013

Exhibit: ‘Metal and Mud’ – Sculpture and Pottery by Jim Halvorson at By Hand Gallery

10:00 am to 05:30 pm
By Hand Gallery (101 W. Kirkwood Ave.)
http://byhandgallery.com/

This exhibit of artwork by Jim Halvorson at By Hand Gallery includes Ccut, welded, and forged steel sculpture and stoneware pottery with carved surfaces.

Gallery is open Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 5:30 pm. Exhibit runs until May 18.

Exhibits

4 Saturday / May 4, 2013

MFA Thesis 3 exhibits at the Grunwald Gallery and IU Art Museum

10:00 am to 05:00 pm
Grunwald Gallery of Art (1201 E. 7th St.) and IU Art Museum (1133 E. 7th St.)
http://tinyurl.com/bw5cvno

MFA 3 exhibits will be on display in the Grunwald Gallery and the IU Art Museum from April 23– May 4, 2013. Thesis work from Aimee Denault (Printmaking), Leah Miller Freeman (Painting), Jonathan Van Tassel (Painting), Rose Werr (Digital Art), Rosalie Lopez (Printmaking), will be on view. From April 23-May 4 the IUMA will feature work from Alison Stinely (Painting), James Yount (Graphic Design), and Joshua McNolty (Printmaking). An opening reception will be held at both venues on Friday, April 26, 6 – 8 pm.

IU Art Museum hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm, and Sunday, 12 pm – 5 pm. Grunwald Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 12 pm – 4 pm.

Education / Exhibits

4 Saturday / May 4, 2013

Gathering :a handmade boutique:

10:00 am to 03:00 pm
The Green Nursery, 509 E Hillside Dr #103
http://bloomingtongathering.wordpress.com/

Gathering is a quarterly held one-day pop-up shop featuring local and handmade artists in a boutique setting. This event is a Mother’s Day themed event with artists featuring mama and kid themed items. We will also be having a kids’ craft table where kids can create a craft to take home and give to their mama on that special day.

Facebook: http://bloomingtongathering.wordpress.com/
Blog: http://bloomingtongathering.wordpress.com/

Children / Festivals

4 Saturday / May 4, 2013

Exhibit: ‘Uz vs. Them’ by Richard Bell

10:00 am to 05:00 pm
IU Art Museum (IU Campus, 1133 E. 7th St.)
http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu/iuam_home.php

Featuring paintings, installations, and videos by Australian artist and activist Richard Bell, this exhibition explores Aboriginal identity and its place in mainstream society. Uz vs. Them is at once powerful, confrontational, ironic, and beautiful, drawing on traditions ranging from Aboriginal desert painting to American Pop art. Though Bell speaks as an Australian Aboriginal, his work raises broader issues and concerns related to cultural and ethnic identity worldwide. The exhibition was organized by the American Federation of Arts.

Recurring daily at the IU Art Museum, Tue – Sat, 10 am – 5 pm; Sun, 12 – 5 pm. Runs until May 5.

Exhibits

4 Saturday / May 4, 2013

‘Walking Through Gardens’ at the Monroe County History Center

10:00 am to 04:00 pm
Monroe County History Center, 202 East 6th St.
http://www.MartinaCelerin.com

An exhibition of garden-inspired fiber art by local artist Martina Celerin hanging at the Monroe County History Center.

Exhibit runs until June 23.

Education / Exhibits

4 Saturday / May 4, 2013

Oil & Pastel Paintings by Robert Hoffman & Chris Newlund

11:00 am to 05:00 pm
The Brown County Art Guild
http://browncountyartguild.org

Featured Exhibits on display in the Upper Loft Gallery, May 1-31: Oil & Pastel Paintings by Robert Hoffman & Chris Newlund.

Artist’s Reception: Saturday, May 11, 5-8 pm during the Village Art Walk.

Please join us for an evening of light refreshments and to purchase your $10 raffle ticket for an unique opportunity to win a beautiful autumn landscape created by several Guild Member Artists. (Raffle winner will be drawn November 16, 2013; need not be present to win.)

For artists’ biographies and sample images, please visit:
http://www.browncountyartguild.org/featured_artwork.html

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