4 Friday / November 4, 2016

Visual Mediations

05:00 pm to 05:30 pm
By Hand Gallery
http://www.byhandgallery.com

Tom has always been fascinated by the rich and diverse character of our earth. His goal is to share his perception and visualization of this. Of course he cannot capture reality; rather, as with any artist, he seeks to reveal his perception and understanding of the environment in a way that will stimulate the imagination and emotions of the viewer. The beauty of morning and especially evening light and the resulting shadows are an important component in representing that perception.

Of course, people and their artifacts are an important part of our environment. Indeed, while continuing with his nature photography, his two current projects focus on the interaction between man and environment.

“Nurturing the Heartland” was an 18 month project in which Tom photographed two farmers who were committed to sustainable pasture farming. His goal was to tell, in photographs as well as words, the story of life on a small family farm where the goal was to improve the health of the land as well as the people who eat their food.

The second project, which is ongoing, is “Harvesting Limestone.” It focuses on the workers in the limestone quarries that are part of Indiana Limestone Company.

In this show, Tom focuses on nature photography but include samples from these two projects.

Exhibits

4 Friday / November 4, 2016

(Re)Imagining Science Noon Talks

12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Grunwald Gallery of Art
http://www.indiana.edu/~grunwald

The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University Bloomington is pleased to present (Re)Imagining Science, an exhibition and events based on collaborative projects by artist and scientist teams from Indiana University. The exhibit will open to the public on Friday, October 14, with a reception from 6:00-8:00pm in the Grunwald Gallery.

(Re)Imagining Science contains collaborative projects by twelve teams of researchers in the arts and sciences. The exhibition, based at Indiana University Bloomington, contains a variety of projects by artists and scientists that illustrate scientific principles, develop ways to understand science differently, and potentially may create new science as the outcome. Collaborations will feature the work of researchers in the visual and sound arts, design, sciences and social sciences, with ambitious works that include large scale sculptural objects, photographs, installations, video works, interactive environments, microscopy images, and sound works.

Education / Entertainment / Exhibits / Speakers

4 Friday / November 4, 2016

FlowMotion Symposium 2016

12:00 pm to 05:00 pm on Nov 6
The Banneker Center, Girls Inc Gym, Courtyard Marriott and Artisan Alley
http://www.flowmotionretreat.com

FlowMotion Symposium, Nov. 4-6 is a flow arts retreat & festival in Bloomington, IN feat. 50+ national cirque & flow arts instructors with 60+ workshops for aerial silk, hoop, poi, partner acrobatics, cyr wheel, staff, pole arts, juggling, lyra, multiple hoop manipulation, and much more. After classes finish Friday night come see the Fire Arts show at Artisan Alley. Workshops occur all weekend at The Banneker Center, Girls Inc Gym, Courtyard Marriott and Artisan Alley. Not from Bloomington? The Courtyard is offering a group rate for visitors.Don’t miss our Gala Showcase Saturday night at Girls Inc Gymnasium.

For just $80 pre-sale you can get your all-access pass which grants you entry to all of the workshops and the showcases. If you just want to try a class, just get a one workshop pass for $15. The event not to miss is our Gala Showcase at Girls Inc. Gymnasium- Doors at 8:30, show at 9:00 with music afterwards from Dj’s Loudmouth, Glitch Gatsby and Kaleidoscope Jukebox at Artisan Alley

Visit www.flowmotionretreat.com for tickets and more info.

Dance / Entertainment / Festivals / Fitness

4 Friday / November 4, 2016

Sensual Knowledge: Visiting Visual Artist Series–Nora Naranjo-Morse

01:30 pm to 03:40 pm
Mathers Museum of World Cultures
http://www.mathers.indiana.edu

Known foremost for her work with clay, Nora Naranjo-Morse is an artist whose work spans from pottery and figurines to installation exhibits and large-scale public art. Born from an artistic family, she is the youngest daughter of Santa Clara-Laguna potter Rose Naranjo and her eight siblings have engaged in practicing this art form as well. She makes constant reference to the earth as an evolving organic whole by creatively employing natural and found materials in her work. From large earth works to clay and straw towers to a clay rope draped across streets and buildings throughout the city of Santa Fe, her works often feature notes of whimsy. Naranjo-Morse will present a workshop on poetry, pottery, indigenous art in museums, and Christina Burke, PhD, and Curator of Native American and Non-western Art at the Philbrook Museum of Art, will engage Naranjo-Morse in a conversation about Native American art. The event will be free and open to the public, and is sponsored by Themester 2016: Beauty, an initiative of the IU College of Arts and Sciences.

Speakers

4 Friday / November 4, 2016

Chinese Calligraphy Club Night

04:00 pm to 06:00 pm
Mathers Museum of World Cultures
http://www.mathers.indiana.edu

Come for the Chinese board games and other activities hosted by IU Chinese Calligraphy Club. Besides learning and playing mahjong or Gobang, you can try your hand at Chinese calligraphy. The event will be co-sponsored by the Asian Culture Center, and will be free and open to the public.

Education / Entertainment

4 Friday / November 4, 2016

Artisan Guilds of Bloomington Holiday Show and Sale

04:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center, 302 S. College Ave.
http://facebook.com/artisanguild

Artisan Guilds of Bloomington Holiday Show and Sale

Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center, 302 S. College Ave.
http://facebook.com/artisanguilds
This two-day show features handcrafted work in clay, glass, and fiber by local artists from the Local Clay Potters’ Guild, the Bloomington Spinners & Weavers Guild, and the Indiana Glass Guild. Free admission. Meet the artists, watch demonstrations, and enjoy live music. Hours: Friday, November 4th, from 4 p.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday, November 5th, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: Free admission

Entertainment / Exhibits / Festivals

4 Friday / November 4, 2016

Local Clay Potters’ Guild Holiday Show and Sale

04:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Bloomington Convention Center 302 S. COLLEGE AVENUE : BLOOMINGTON, IN 47403
http://www.Localclay.org

The Local Clay Potters’ Guild Show and Sale will showcase a wide range of works from 22 local clay studio artists living and working in south-central Indiana. Ideal for holiday gifts. November 4, 4 pm – 9 pm, and November 5, 9 am – 5 pm.
The Local Clay Potters’ Guild is a cooperative organization that promotes individual artistic growth and promotes the artistic standing of Local Clay as a whole and contributes to the growth of interest in ceramic arts in Indiana. Visit website for more information.

Entertainment / Exhibits / Festivals

4 Friday / November 4, 2016

Prims and Prose

04:30 pm to 06:00 pm
meadowood

Jenny Kander is showing a variety of her handmade primitive dolls, animals, birds, strange beings and ornies at the Meadowood Gallery. The exhibition opens at 4.30pm on Friday and will remain open daily from 9.00am – 6.00pm until November 25th–collection day for all items sold. Jenny has developed her own whimsical style and each prim has an accompanying brief legend.

Exhibits

4 Friday / November 4, 2016

Gallery Walk of November

05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Downtown
http://www.gallerywalkbloomington.com

Greetings fellow Gallery Walkers, it is time for the Gallery Walk of November! Forget about that Cold November Rain, just come downtown to the Bloomington Entertainment & Arts District for a look at what is new and different in our community. Fresh Artwork, gourmet refreshments and live music will be available for your viewing pleasure. Come to these locations and experience something new:

-Blueline Gallery
-By Hand Gallery
-gallery 406
-Gallery Group
-Gather: handmade Shoppe & Co.
-Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
-Monroe Convention Center Art Gallery
-Pictura Gallery
-Royale Hair Parlor Gallery
-The Venue Fine Art & Gifts

Visit gallerywalkbloomington.com for show details, a map, and suggestions for parking downtown, and don’t forget to check out our #RedDotIt Campaign to see how you can support the local arts.

Eat and Drink / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits / Outdoors

4 Friday / November 4, 2016

Opening for Gallery Walk : Wildlife of Africa, Megan Amani Hanson at The Venue

05:00 pm to 07:00 pm
The Venue Fine Art & Gifts
http://www.thevenuebloomington.com

On Friday, November 4th, beginning at 5:00p.m. for Gallery walk and as our feature show for November,The Venue will host a show of African inspired drawings and paintings by Magen Amani Hanson, Wildlife of Africa.
Although Megan Amani Hanson looks like a typical college girl, looks can be deceptive. She actually claims East Africa as her home. Amani spent most of her life in Tanzania and Kenya before coming to Bloomington. Amati means “peace” in Swahili.
The incredible animals that dot the landscape of her home countries are the inspiration for much of Amani’s art. Her style combines realistic elements and natural wildlife scenes with a hint of impressionism. Amani’s artistic mission is to communicate, through her art, the incredible diversity and beauty of creation.
As is our custom, for gallery walk The Venue will serve gourmet soup, and other treats. Our complete array of gifts and other art will be on display for purchase.
Join us.

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