25 Friday / May 25, 2018

The Best of Foreign and Domestic Art

06:00 pm to 07:00 pm
The Venue

On Friday, May 25th, 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 Sven.
Sven, who lives and works in Denmark, is a well known, mature artist who has shown his paintings throughout Europe, and also in New York, California and Florida galleries, in more than 100 exhibitions. He has received many awards and prizes, and his work is found in numerous prestigious private and public collections. Sven has over 40 year experience as an historian and artist. The Venue is pleased to host his first mid-America showing.
This exhibition is of paintings of visual memories that Sven has reconstructed, of outdoor situations from his childhood and young adulthood, ie. memory landscapes. Sven demonstrates the techniques of mixing oil and acrylic, and oil and charcoal, at their highest skill level, producing a calming, serene effect. These are paintings of a quality rarely seen in Bloomington.
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.

Exhibits

25 Friday / May 25, 2018

A Jungle Adventure

06:30 pm to 07:30 pm on May 26
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
https://bctboxoffice.org/event/a-jungle-adventure/

Follow an intrepid explorer on an adventure through the jungle and discover wonderful and weird circus creatures. You will see animals fly through the air, swing from trees, tumble, and flip.

Our jungle explorer experiences many ups and downs and twists and turns along the way. There will be monkeys in a tree made of silk, birds flying on hoops, jumping and flipping frogs, spiders on webs, and jaguars on a trampoline.

The Stage Flight Circus Arts studio will present aerial performances, feats of strength, and beautiful choreography. This performance will be filled with action, music, and lights to delight the senses and is suitable for all ages.

Animals / Children / Dance

25 Friday / May 25, 2018

THE OREGON TRAIL

07:30 pm
Bloomington Playwrights Project
http://www.newplays.org

Thirteen-year-old Jane has always had trouble making choices. Looking for an escape, she seeks refuge in the classic ’80s video game, “The Oregon Trail,” where the choices are clear, the results are sure, and there’s always another life to live (after everyone dies of dysentery). But as time blurs, the boundaries between game and reality become hazy. Eventually, Jane finds herself leaping headfirst into the world of The Oregon Trail, where she’s forced to confront the choices she’s made, connect with her family, keep her oxen safe, and ford the river of life.

Entertainment / Theater

25 Friday / May 25, 2018

Big Blue Whale

08:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The Players Pub
https://www.theplayerspub.com

The very talented Jack Glover will be playing an acoustic set from 5pm-7pm.

Big Blue Whale is bringing its smooth rock to the stage from 7:30-9pm

Thin Lines will be rocking out and tearing it up to end the night from 9:30-11pm

Dance / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music

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