1 Friday / November 1, 2019

Local Clay Potters’ Guild 22nd Annual Pottery Show and Sale

04:00 am to 09:00 pm
Great Room, 2nd Floor, Monroe Convention Center

Members of Local Clay Potters Guild along with guest artists will host their 22nd annual fall show and sale displaying over 4000 pieces of functional pottery and sculpture. Meet the 23 potters, watch demonstrations on Saturday and enjoy a beloved fall community event.


1 Friday / November 1, 2019

Holiday Exhibition: Dolls & Toys

10:00 am to 04:00 pm on Dec 31
Monroe County History Center, 202 E 6th Street

Dolls and toys have brought tons of fun and memories to children for centuries. In this exhibition, dolls and toys from a variety of time periods will be on display along with some to play with and to create new memories.

Entertainment / Exhibits

1 Friday / November 1, 2019

Remembering and Forgetting – Noon Talks Group 2

12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Grunwald Gallery of Art

The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University is pleased to present Remembering and Forgetting, an exhibition containing works by over fifteen artists from the Bloomington area. The exhibit, organized by the Grunwald Gallery, and sponsored by Themester 2019, an initiative of the IU College of Arts and Sciences, will open on October 11 and continue through November 20, 2019. Noon talks by selected artists will be presented on Friday, October 25 and November 1 at the Grunwald Gallery.


1 Friday / November 1, 2019

Artisan Guilds of Bloomington Annual Art Sale & Show

04:00 pm to 05:00 pm on Nov 2
Monroe Convention Center (302 S College Ave)

Artisan Guilds of Bloomington – Clay, Fiber, & Glass – will be hosting their annual holiday show and sale at the Monroe Convention Center (302 S. College Ave., Bloomington, IN:
November 1st from 4pm – 9pm
November 2nd from 9am – 5pm
Free to enter, open to the public.
Finish all your holiday shopping early! Or buy yourself a lovely gift to celebrate being you!

Business / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits

1 Friday / November 1, 2019

Artisan Guilds of Bloomington Annual Show and Sale

04:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Monroe Convention Center

Artisan Guilds of Bloomington Annual Show
November 1, 4-pm-9pm
November 2, 9am-5pm
Monroe Convention Center
302 S College Ave
Three Bloomington area artist guilds – Local Clay Potters’ Guild, Bloomington Spinners & Weavers Guild and the Indiana Glass Guild – will be showing and selling hand made work at their 6th annual event. The combined guild shows feature over 70 artists who will have work ranging from functional pottery and fine art sculptural work, apparel, jewelry, decorative items for the home, table and everyday use, tiles, baskets, wall hangings, hand made paper items, functional and decorative glass art using various techniques and much more. Meet the artists, watch demonstrations and enjoy one of Bloomington’s favorite fall events! Brown County Artists include Adam Egenolf and Susy O’donnell in ceramics, Anne Brahaum, Anne Ryan Miller, and B Skinner with glass.


1 Friday / November 1, 2019

Gallery Walk | Live Music | Pop Up Exhibit @ Pictura Gallery

05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Pictura Gallery @ FAR Center for Contemporary Arts

Join us during Gallery Walk hours for a second viewing of Joshua Dudley Greer’s series, ‘Somewhere Along the Line’ set to live music. The performance will feature local composer and musician Craig Michael Davis on piano, Mike Reardon on electric guitar and John Tadlock on drums.

At FAR during Gallery Walk, there will be a pop up show exhibiting works made by participants in FAR’s Wet Plate Collodion Photography Workshop with Dale Bernstein.

Participants completed a 2-day workshop, learning the process of wet plate collodion photography. Artists learned how to blend their creative ideas with a historic photographic medium.

Historic photographic processes can be fairly complicated to set up, so this is an exciting opportunity to show the dynamic images made from the collodion process that dates back to the 1850’s.

FREE | Open to the Public | All-Ages

Education / Entertainment / Exhibits / Live Music

1 Friday / November 1, 2019

Gallery Walk | Joshua Dudley Greer | Somewhere Along the Line

05:00 pm to 08:00 am
Pictura Gallery @ FAR Center for Contemporary Arts

Joshua Dudley Greer | Somewhere Along the Line
Pictura Gallery presents Somewhere Along the Line by Joshua Dudley Greer. A six-year photography project that traces America’s highways, looking for unforeseen moments of humor, pathos and humanity.

October 4 – November 30
Friday, October 4, 5-8 pm
Friday, October 4, 6:30 pm

Entertainment / Exhibits

1 Friday / November 1, 2019

November Gallery Walk

05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Twelve Downtown Bloomington Galleries

NOVEMBER 2019 Gallery Walk
Friday, November 1, 2019

Greetings Fellow Gallery Walkers!
Our November Gallery Walk is quickly approaching, and we are pleased to announce the featured artists and their exhibits at our 12 gallery spaces in downtown Bloomington!

We are delighted to bring you fresh and dynamic art experiences from a wide range of talented artists through a variety of mediums. Check out the following exhibitions and locations, and visit our website at www.gallerywalkbloomington.com for show details and a map.

We look forward to hosting you Friday, November 1st!

By Hand Gallery
“Vibrant Windows”
Artist: Don Madvig

Dimensions Gallery at Artisan Alley
“With the Dimension of Time”
Artist: Darrell Staggs

The Fell Gallery
“Left for Dead”
Artist: NOISE Project (RL Tillman, Dayon Royster, Jason Wonnell, Elise Parisian, Natasha Heines, Molly Evans, and Rafael Cornford)

Gallery SCG
See website: www.spectrumcreativegroup.com

Gather: handmade shoppe & Co
Artist: Ileana Haberman

Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
“Birth Becomes You” by James Campbell
“Approaching the Brooch” by IU Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design students
“Water in All Its Forms” by Kriste Lindberg
“In Loco Parentis” by Mitch Raney and Madeline Winter
“Installation” by Kirsten Taylor

Monroe Convention Center Art Gallery
“Stone Belt Presents”
Artists: Stone Belt Artists including Jennifer Patterson, Haley Franklin & Tim Carmickle

Pictura Gallery — FAR Center for Contemporary Arts
“Somewhere Along the Line”
Artist: Joshua Dudley Greer

Rainbow Bakery
“Crestmont Creatives”
Artists: Crestmont Boys and Girls Club

The Venue Fine Art & Gifts
“Hemphill Smith at The Venue”
Artist: Jody Hemphill Smith

Untitled Light at the Mill
“Beautiful Doom“
Artist: Brian Charles Johnson

The Vault at Gallery Mortgage
“Not Far Afield”
Artist: Robin Edmundson
See website: www.gallerymortgage.com

Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Exhibits / Live Music / Spoken Word

1 Friday / November 1, 2019

Charlotte’s Web

06:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Ivy Tech Waldron Auditorium

Cardinal Stage presents “Charlotte’s Web” October 18 – November 3 at the Ivy Tech Waldron Auditorium. This fall the beloved children’s classic Charlotte’s Web returns to Cardinal Stage! When a girl named Fern saves a little pig named Wilbur, she opens the door to a world of friendship and adventure. Together, with the help of the wise Charlotte, the Gander, the Goslings, and even the sneaky Templeton, Wilbur and Fern show the farm and the world just how extraordinary an ordinary pig can be!
New! Sensory Friendly Performance: November 3rd at 4:00pm

Children / Theater

1 Friday / November 1, 2019

Left for dead.

06:00 pm to 07:00 pm on Nov 29
I Fell Building

Meaning is not as stable and independent as it might appear. Rather than ideas being wholly self-contained, they are contingent, relational, dependent. Meaning depends on context, and the artist has room to intervene by changing that context. In “Left for dead”, artists work with text and image in contexts that provoke, intrigue, and even frustrate us as viewers. We are haunted by images and phrases of the past, always understood through the lens of the contemporary moment and the omnipresence of digital media, and this deeply affects cultural production. Since the protests of 1968, our idea of what constitutes resistance has changed a great deal–even now, the notion of “resistance” is debated actively. Stated simply, the same phrases and slogans can become inert as they are absorbed by markets and become commodities ever more rapidly and completely. Their afterlife is quite different from how they are described in their first, intended purpose. We live in the failures, partially fulfilled promises, and the triumphs of the New Left–what will come next, and to what extent can we act as agents of the future we wish to see?


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