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18 Friday / May 18, 2018

Maple Grove Road Historic District Signage Dedication

04:00 pm to 05:30 pm
Peden Family Farm

On behalf of the Monroe County Historic Preservation Board, Monroe County Commissioners, and Maple Grove Road residents, the public is invited to the signage dedication marking the Maple Grove Road Rural Historic District. The program will begin at the Peden Farm. Attendees are welcome to then carpool or walk to the unveiling location at the crossroads of West and North Maple Grove Roads. A reception will follow the unveiling back at the Peden Farm.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the listing of the Maple Grove Road Rural Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. The sign dedication is an event of the Monroe County Historic Preservation Board in honor of National Preservation Month. The signs have been erected with assistance from the Monroe County Commission and Monroe County Public Works Department.

Civic Affairs / Eat and Drink / Education / Outdoors / Speakers

18 Friday / May 18, 2018

On Structure Opening Reception

06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Grunwald Gallery of Art

The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University Bloomington is pleased to present the exhibition On Structure, curated by Linda Tien, program coordinator at the Grunwald Gallery. On Structure features contemporary artists utilizing or employing structure in their practice, ideation, and visual language. Works in painting, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, and digital media will be included. The exhibition will open on May 18 and continue through July 20, 2018. An opening reception will be held on May 18 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Exhibiting artists Hannah Barnes, Jessica Calderwood, Tiffany Carbonneau, Carnonneau + Crum, etc., Brian Harper, Katie Hudnall, Mie Kongo, and Brooke Marks-Swanson, all hailing from the Midwest, employ an organizational structure in either concept or production within their work. While some works are obviously about a method of construction that relies on a system of organized execution, others employ the idea of structure in more subtle ways.


18 Friday / May 18, 2018

The Best of Foreign and Domestic Art

06:00 pm to 07:00 pm
The Venue

On Friday, May 18th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Venue will host an Exhibition of Paintings by two very distinctively different artists, Sven Forkjaer-Jensen of Denmark and Dan Alexander of Bloomington, USA, and for this reception featuring Dan.
Dan Alexander is a growing force in the Bloomington art scene. A Bloomington resident, his studio is above the Book Corner, overlooking the Bloomington Square. In recent years Dan’s paintings have won several “Best in Show” awards at the Brown County Art Guild, and as he devotes more time to his painting, his reputation grows.
For this show at The Venue, Dan has created a range of celebrity portraits, from T.C. Steele, to the Beatles. He has added several award winning wild life paintings. Dan’s color palate is vivid, and he breathes life into subjects that would otherwise appear inert. A very special talent.
At The Venue we prove that you do not have to travel to New York or California, or for that matter Denmark, to become the owner of great art.
Join us.


18 Friday / May 18, 2018

Nature Sounds – May Flowers

06:30 pm to 07:30 pm
Miller Showers Park

Nature sings, and her music touches all our lives. From the low, sad moan of an autumn wind to the melodious trills of spring frogs, the sounds of nature enfold us in every season and mood. The Nature Sounds series combines a live, acoustic performance by local musicians with an educational nature presentation about the sounds made and found in all of our outdoor spaces. Admission to Nature Sounds concerts is free. Bring your own seating. Friday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Miller Showers Park, 1500 N College AVE: Nature topic is May Flowers, and musical guest is TBA

Children / Education / Entertainment / Live Music / Outdoors / Volunteering

18 Friday / May 18, 2018

Jazz Finale

07:00 pm to 08:30 pm
Bloomington High School North Auditorium

Featuring the four Bloomington High School North Jazz Ensembles under the direction of Janis Stockhouse and Thomas Wilson.

This event is the finale for BHSN’s 2017-18 concert season, and our spring 2018 Celebration of the Arts. Thank you for your support!

Children / Entertainment / Live Music

18 Friday / May 18, 2018

Broadway Remembered

Brown County Playhouse

Experience a journey through Broadway’s history, from Gershwin to Oscar & Hammerstein to Sondheim to Lloyd Weber and many more! Beautiful and powerful voices of this company’s performers combine with the best songs ever written to make a show to remember.

Live Music

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