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11 Friday / November 11, 2016

Prims and Prose

09:00 am to 06:00 pm
Meadowood Gallery

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.


11 Friday / November 11, 2016

Noon Concert: Vera Quartet

12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
IU Eskenazi Museum of Art

Join us for a free Noon Concert with Vera Quartet featuring three violins and cello. Read a recent review of a Vera Quartet performance on the IU Jacobs School of Music blog. Free lunch will be provided after the performance. Our Noon Concert series is brought to you through a partnership with the Office of International Services.

Thomas T. Solley Atrium, second floor


Eat and Drink / Exhibits / Live Music

11 Friday / November 11, 2016

Nocino Release at Cardinal Spirits

12:00 pm to 12:00 am
Cardinal Spirits

Our most popular seasonal release is back! Nocino is a traditional Italian liqueur made with green, unripe walnuts. For our version, we harvested walnuts right here in Indiana, then combined them with our vodka and spices, and let that steep for months. The result: A luscious, mellow, earthy elixir that has this wonderful, naturally warming quality. It’s meant for this time of year. Bottles go on sale at noon.

Eat and Drink

11 Friday / November 11, 2016

Visual Mediations

05:00 pm to 05:30 pm
By Hand Gallery

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.


11 Friday / November 11, 2016

Big Mouth Big Spoon Soup Cook-off

05:00 pm to 07:00 pm
St Mark's Nursery School and Kindergarten 100 N HWY 46, Bloomington, IN

St Mark’s Nursery School and Kindergarten is hosting a family friendly Soup cookoff to benefit the playground improvement fund. Please join us November 11, 5-7 pm to taste soup entries and vote for your favorite! $5 for adults & $3 for children (2-12) includes soup samples from each contestant, bread, dessert, and drinks.


11 Friday / November 11, 2016

Martinie’s Boogie Three

05:00 pm
The Player's Pub

Martinie’s Boogie Three explores the rock’n’roll side of Blues & Boogie-Woogie piano, celebrating the high-energy dance music of the 1950s with numbers by Louis Jordan, Ray Charles, Professor Longhair, Jerry Lee Lewis, and their ilk

Dance / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Live Music

11 Friday / November 11, 2016

The Second Arrow: Closing Reception

06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Hotel Indigo

Please join us for a closing reception of “The Second Arrow/New Paintings” by Hannah Barnes at Hotel Indigo!

Hannah Barnes will give a gallery talk at 6:30PM.

In this new body of work, Barnes draws on a familiar vocabulary of abstract forms and tropes to explore the nature of meaning within abstraction. Her paintings, drawings and installations engage ideas such as structure and fragmentation, surface and depth, perception, impermanence and the indeterminacy of images.

Entertainment / Exhibits

11 Friday / November 11, 2016

Out of Africa, Wildlife Rendered by Amani Hanson

06:00 pm to 07:00 pm
The Venue Fine Art & Gifts

On November 11th, begining at 6:00p.m., The Venue will host a reception for an emerging artist of intern ational proportion!
Megan Amani Hanson may look like an All-American girl but she claims East Africa as home. Amani, which means “peace” in Swahili, has spent the majority of her life in Tanzania and Kenya before coming to Bloomington. The incredible animals that dot the landscape of her home countries are the inspiration for much of her art. Amani’s style combines realistic elements and natural wildlife scenes with a hint of impressionism, making her works vivid and distinct.

“Drawing animals for me is a way of welcoming the audience in to a life that may seem exotic to some but is still the norm for many on the continent where I grew up.” Amani

Refreshments will be served in the usual manner, and you can visit the following link for free parking options near The Venue:


We look forward to hosting you Friday!


11 Friday / November 11, 2016

Landfill Harmonic Documentary Film

06:30 pm to 08:30 pm
The Commons

Landfill Harmonic tells the story of some poor children who live on a garbage dump in Catuera, Paraguay. One day, a worker named Nicolas found an old violin, and he used it to make a pattern for creating more instruments. Others followed, with an oilcan becoming the basis of a cello, and spoons and buttons forming the keys on saxophones and other instruments.

Soon a musical group composed of children who play instruments made entirely out of trash was formed. When he heard about Nicolas’ work, Maestro Luis Szaran, director of “Sounds of the Earth,” was inspired by the garbage picker’s initiative and creativity, and he formed a “recycled orchestra” with children living at the dump.

The film Landfill Harmonic follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura and how their story went viral, catapulting them into the global spotlight. Under the guidance of idealistic music director Favio Chavez, the orchestra members find they must navigate a strange new world of arenas and sold-out concerts. The film is a testament to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.

Landfill Harmonic has been invited to participate at 130 festivals around the world, and the group has been honored with dozens of awards. Until recently, the documentary could be seen only at film festivals, and in August, it was released for viewing in theaters. Offering Landfill Harmonic free of charge is made possible courtesy of The Commons and a generous donation provided by Columbus citizen and music lover Lisa Westmark.

Children / Civic Affairs / Education / Entertainment / Films

11 Friday / November 11, 2016

Jesus Christ Superstar

07:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Ruth N. Halls Theatre

Jesus Christ Superstar

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice

Directed & Choreographed by George Pinney
Music Direction by Brandon Porter

A musical phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, Jesus Christ Superstar is a timeless work set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. See the spectacle for the first time or relive the glory of this rock and roll classic. Featuring the hits “Hosanna”, “I Don’t Know How to Love Him”, and “Superstar”.

Performance dates include November 4, 5, 8-11, 2016 at 7:30 pm and November 12 @ 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Thank you Associate Producers and Theatre Circle Members Sue & Winston Shindell and Partner Level Associate Producers Ruth Albright and Cyndi & Dale Nelson for supporting this production.


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