1 Friday / October 1, 2021

Back Roads of Brown County Studio Tour

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The Back Roads of Brown County Studio Tour, a free, self-guided tour featuring 27 artists in 19 different studios, will be open each day in October. For more information, see browncountystudiotour.com.

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1 Friday / October 1, 2021

Unlocking Perception: new work by Rebecca Lowery

10:00 am to 05:30 pm on Nov 15
By Hand Gallery
http://www.byhandgallery.com

By Hand Gallery is pleased to present our newest co-member Rebecca Lowery who has been a part of the Bloomington arts community for many years as an artist and a participant on the 4th Street Festival and Local Clay guild committees. Unlocking Perception will feature her most recent sculpted in clay, figurative work.

Lowery says about Unlocking Perception:
Humans are bizarre creatures. We construe our world with our minds and lock those perceptions firmly in place to “make sense” of our world. What happens when we release the locks? Our minds can perceive far more than just what is in front of us—if we allow our minds to wander. I love “unlocking” our set perceptions and rebuild the world in my own images.
Opening Reception: October 1st from 5–8 pm

Exhibits

1 Friday / October 1, 2021

Bloomington Watercolor Society Members show at Viridian Moon Art Gallery

10:30 am to 05:00 pm on Nov 14
Viridian Moon Art Gallery, 1600 W. Bloomfield Rd, Suite B, Bloomington, IN, 47403
https://bloomingtonwatercolor.org

“Celebrate Life,” the BWS annual Member Show, will be on display Oct. 1 – Nov. 14 at Viridian Moon Art Gallery, 1600 W. Bloomfield Rd, Suite B, Bloomington, IN, 47403. The public is invited to a reception Saturday, Oct. 9, 5 to 8 p.m.

BWS artists paint landscapes, still lifes, portraits, architecture, and florals in a variety of styles from realism to abstraction. Most paintings are for sale.

Viridian Moon Art Gallery is open Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In conjunction with the Viridian Moon show, BWS will offer an online gallery of the Fall show at https://bloomingtonwatercolor.smugmug.com/Fall-21-Show-Online/. It will be available online only during the dates of the show. Artist participation in the online gallery is optional, so not all paintings at Viridian Moon’s BWS show will be online. However, the online gallery will have a few paintings from non-local members. They are either on display at the Viridian Moon Gallery from October 2

The Bloomington Watercolor Society meets the second Monday of the month via Zoom and in person, depending on Covid protocols. Founded 16 years ago, the group has 80-plus members, offers workshops and activities for all skill levels of watercolorists. For more information, visit https://www.bloomingtonwatercolor.org.

Entertainment / Exhibits

1 Friday / October 1, 2021

October First Friday @ The Fell!

05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
The I Fell Building 415 West 4th St Bloomington, IN
https://ifellbloomington.wordpress.com/455-2/

October First Friday @ the Fell will feature “Joe the Dead’s Plague Year”, mixed media artwork by Charles Cannon, as well as “Stone Bruise”, abstract landscape paintings by Emily Wilson Gillespie. The opening reception is October 1st, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the I Fell Building, 415 West 4th Street in Bloomington. Live music by Drekka will be provided, and films from local artists will also be shown during this event! The show will hang at the Fell until October 27th. We ask that you please wear a mask and practice social distancing during the event!

Eat and Drink / Exhibits / Films / Live Music

1 Friday / October 1, 2021

MCHC Fine Art Fundraising Sale

05:00 pm to 03:00 pm on Oct 2
Monroe County History Center, 202 E 6th Street
http://monroehistory.org/annual-garage-sale/

October 1, 5:00 – 8:00 pm & October 2, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Visit the Monroe County History Center for a fine art fundraising sale. A patron to many artists, Lois Heiser enjoyed collecting paintings of all kinds. Artworks include unique pieces by Pozzatti, a Dali ethograph (limited edition), a Magritte, oils by Paula Bates, and works by Harley Francis.

All items are donated from the Lois Heiser estate and proceeds of the Fine Art Sale fundraiser support the preservation of the collections, programs, and exhibits of the Monroe County History Center.

Benefits / Entertainment

1 Friday / October 1, 2021

October 1st Gallery Walk

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

October 2021 Gallery Walk
Friday, October 1st
5pm-8pm
Cheers to our faithful Gallery Walkers!
With another beautiful Bloomington autumn upon us, we are delighted to present NINE live Gallery Walk Art Openings along our newly established “Arts Mile.” Why not soak up the stunning fall colors in the great outdoors while also soaking up nine amazing art exhibits inside our gallery spaces!
Gallery Walk Bloomington continues to offer safe and innovative ways to reach out to our community as we re-establish our “new normal”. Please take note of our October events, exhibitions and gallery websites for our devoted GW followers.

Bloomington Rentals & Realty
Check website for October exhibit information:
www.bloomingtonrentalsinc.com

By Hand Gallery (OPEN)
Show Title: “Unlocking Perception: New Works by Rebecca Lowery”
Artist: Rebecca Lowery
www.byhandgallery.com

Cook Center (OPEN)
Show Title: “Artists at Work”
Artists: Collective works by participants in Indiana Arts Commission’s On-Ramp Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator Program
www.go.iu.edu/cookcenter

Gallery B at Bloomingfoods (OPEN)
Show Title: “Conversations Within”
Artist: Lynn Barrett
www.bloomingfoods.coop

Gallery SCG (OPEN)
Show Title: “New Works”
Artist: Kendall Reeves
www.spectrumcreativegroup.com

Monroe Convention Center Art Gallery (OPEN)
Show Title: “BPC Annual Juried Exhibit ”
Artists: Bloomington Photography Club
www.bloomingtonconvention.com

FAR Center for Contemporary Arts | Pictura Gallery (OPEN)
Show Title: “Velvet Generation”
Artists: Roman Franc, Vojtchec Slama & Gabriela Kolcavova
www.picturagallery.com

Rainbow Bakery (CLOSED)
www.rainbowbakery.net

The Venue Fine Art & Gifts (OPEN)
Show Title: “Chelsea England: A New Face & A New Talent for Bloomington”
Artist: Chelsea England
www.thevenuebloomington.com

The Vault at Gallery Mortgage (OPEN)
Show Title: “Sharing Gifts”
Artists: Upland Plein Air 2021 Fall Member Exhibition
www.gallerymortgage.com

Yarrow (OPEN)
Show Title: “Maternal PT2”
Artist: Jessi Klein in partnership with Tandem
www.yarrowinbloom.com

Exhibits

1 Friday / October 1, 2021

Middle Way House 2021 – 2022 Wrapped in Love Public Art Display

05:00 pm
Downtown Bloomington
https://middlewayhouse.org/2021-2022-wrapped-in-love-public-art-display/

This October, we will be continuing our annual tradition of adorning trees throughout downtown Bloomington with tree sweaters crafted by local fabric artists.

The tree sweaters will be prominently hung throughout numerous locations in the heart of Bloomington and feature our help & crisis hotline phone number in hopes of raising awareness about domestic violence. The public art display will span nearly six months, coinciding with the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness month in October and end March 1st, 2022.

Each beautiful tree sweater is sponsored by a business, person, or organization committed to helping us provide meaningful alternatives to living with violence. Each tree sweater will have a sponsorship patch containing sponsor names and our 24/7 help & crisis line phone number to be seen by tens of thousands of residents and many of the nearly 2 million annual visitors to Bloomington. It is imperative that we include our crisis number on the sponsorship patch because last year, our help & crisis line answered over 5,000 calls, and we provided nearly 7,000 nights of emergency shelter to survivors of domestic violence.

We are hoping to elevate the event this year as we celebrate 50 years in the community and have gathered a tremendous group of volunteers to craft and maintain the tree sweaters throughout the year. 💜 Our volunteer need for Wrapped in Love has been fulfilled! Thank you!

On October 1st, join us at our Yarn Cutting Celebration and help us celebrate 50 years in the community and the beginning of our annual Wrapped in Love Public Art Display outside of the Monroe County Courthouse lawn ad show much love to the sponsors, fabric artists, and volunteers that made this event possible!

We would like to thank our Volunteer Event Chair, Erin Hollinden, the fabric artists, and our current sponsors for all their support!

Fabric Artists:
Mia Altholz
Sandi Taylor
Linda Handelsman
Tara Babcock
Erin Hollinden
Christopher DeYoung (Development Chair)
Danielle Bruce
The Knit Wits
Joan Hongen
Mary Lostutter
Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity
Jackie Vest
Vicky Haralovich
Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority, Inc.
Alyssa Marie McPherson
Peg Smith
Cathy Lipscomb
Orchard Enthusiasts (Bloomington community orchard knitting group)
North Staff and Families (North high school knitting group)
Ana Lim
Holly Bui
Knitting Nomads
Beth Shalom’s Knitwitz
Kalie Chuke
Tina Haley
Peggy Daniels

Gold Leaf Sponsors ($2,500+):
Anna Strout in honor of Toby Strout, Martha Voyles, Ekah Yoga, and the People’s Market
Bob Arnove
Ivy Tech -Bloomington, Indiana
DeAngelo’s Restaurant

Silver Spruce Sponsors ($1,000+):
Plant Brothers Excavating
Cook Medical
ISU the May Agency
Vibrant Life/Clark Brittain
WFHB
IU Health
Middle Way House Board of Directors

Bronze Birch Sponsors ($500+):
Susie Sullivan
Garry Johnson
Patrick Bratlinger
Lahn Law Offices
Jellison Family
Anonymous
Family Dental Centre
Pictura, FAR Gallery
Haralovich Properties
Loren Wood Builders
Shine Insurance
FASTSIGNS

Copper Maple Sponsors ($300+):
Danielle Bruce
geoConvergence
Christopher DeYoung
Paul Laudeman
Tara and Bob Babcock
Smile Promotions
Applegate Consulting Co.
The Ryder
Ruth’s Daughters
Hometown Insurance Group
MPI Solar
Bloomington Stitchery
BHSN Project Middle Way
Hopscotch Coffee
Hoosier Heights
Muddy Fork
The Goat Conspiracy

If you are interested in becoming a Wrapped in Love sponsor, please contact Maddie at [email protected] for more information.
Thank you in advance for your love and support!

If you are in need of help, please call our confidential 24/7 Help & Crisis Line at (812) 336-0846.

Benefits / Children / Education / Exhibits / LGBT / Outdoors

1 Friday / October 1, 2021

Middle Way House 2021 – 2022 Wrapped in Love Public Art Display Yarn Cutting Celebration

05:00 pm to 06:00 pm
Downtown Bloomington
https://middlewayhouse.org/2021-2022-wrapped-in-love-public-art-display/

Help us celebrate 50 years in the community and the beginning of our annual Wrapped in Love Public Art Display outside of the Monroe County Courthouse lawn and show much love to the sponsors, fabric artists, and volunteers that made this event possible!

We would like to thank our Volunteer Event Chair, Erin Hollinden, the fabric artists, and our current sponsors for all their support!

Fabric Artists:
Mia Altholz
Sandi Taylor
Linda Handelsman
Tara Babcock
Erin Hollinden
Christopher DeYoung (Development Chair)
Danielle Bruce
The Knit Wits
Joan Hongen
Mary Lostutter
Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity
Jackie Vest
Vicky Haralovich
Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority, Inc.
Alyssa Marie McPherson
Peg Smith
Cathy Lipscomb
Orchard Enthusiasts (Bloomington community orchard knitting group)
North Staff and Families (North high school knitting group)
Ana Lim
Holly Bui
Knitting Nomads
Beth Shalom’s Knitwitz
Kalie Chuke
Tina Haley
Peggy Daniels

Gold Leaf Sponsors ($2,500+):
Anna Strout in honor of Toby Strout, Martha Voyles, Ekah Yoga, and the People’s Market
Bob Arnove
Ivy Tech -Bloomington, Indiana
DeAngelo’s Restaurant

Silver Spruce Sponsors ($1,000+):
Plant Brothers Excavating
Cook Medical
ISU the May Agency
Vibrant Life/Clark Brittain
WFHB
IU Health
Middle Way House Board of Directors

Bronze Birch Sponsors ($500+):
Susie Sullivan
Garry Johnson
Patrick Bratlinger
Lahn Law Offices
Jellison Family
Anonymous
Family Dental Centre
Pictura, FAR Gallery
Haralovich Properties
Loren Wood Builders
Shine Insurance
FASTSIGNS

Copper Maple Sponsors ($300+):
Danielle Bruce
geoConvergence
Christopher DeYoung
Paul Laudeman
Tara and Bob Babcock
Smile Promotions
Applegate Consulting Co.
The Ryder
Ruth’s Daughters
Hometown Insurance Group
MPI Solar
Bloomington Stitchery
BHSN Project Middle Way
Hopscotch Coffee
Hoosier Heights
Muddy Fork
The Goat Conspiracy

💜 If you are interested in becoming a Wrapped in Love sponsor, please contact Maddie at [email protected]ayhouse.org for more information.

💜 Our volunteer need for Wrapped in Love has been fulfilled! Thank you!

Thank you in advance for your love and support!

💜 If you are in need of help, please call our confidential 24/7 Help & Crisis Line at (812) 336-0846.

Benefits / Children / Education / Exhibits / LGBT / Outdoors

1 Friday / October 1, 2021

Movies in the Parks 2021 Series : The Dark Crystal

07:45 pm to 09:18 pm
Switchyard Park

Bring a blanket and a picnic and join us for free movies in the park every month!

Bloomington Parks and Recreation and the Ryder Film Series present free movies on the big screen in city parks. Movies begin at dusk; see estimated start times. Rain date: October 2.

Please be aware that some of the movies have a rating of PG-13. We request your assistance in determining if a particular movie is appropriate for your family.

For up-to-the-minute information on weather-related cancellations, call the Community Events Hotline at 349-3754.

Films

1 Friday / October 1, 2021

Kevin James Thornton

08:00 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
https://bctboxoffice.org/event/kevin-james-thornton/

Kevin James Thornton is a rising TikTok star with over 700k followers and 100 million video views. Kevin has built a loyal following posting hilarious, heartfelt, and occasionally cringey moments of self reflection that are relatable to audiences young and old alike (with a splash of autotune).

From 2009 – 2012 he toured 3 successful one-man shows nationwide to theatre festivals and comedy clubs where Showbiz Chicago said the performance was “Intimate brilliance” and NUVO (Indianapolis) said it was “memorable and moving.” He has been featured in The Huffington Post, The Advocate, The New Yorker, and Cosmopolitan, and was featured in a piece on NPR’s All Things Considered. Currently he is gearing up for Fall 2021 and early 2022 theatre and club appearances.

Doors open at 7pm for this reserved seating event. The estimated length of the show is 120 minutes. Wearing a mask is strongly encouraged and greatly appreciated.

Comedy / Entertainment / LGBT

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