5 Friday / October 5, 2018


05:00 pm to 08:00 pm
By Hand Gallery

These works subtly anthropomorphize animals, placing them in vulnerable, human-like positions, to encourage a connection between viewer and subjects. Through suspending the animal in moments of tension, the artist encourages feelings of discomfort, empathy, aggression, or fear within the viewer, inviting them to question the level of understanding possessed by animals as well as their potential role in our lives.

Alexander Landerman completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2-Dimensional Art with a minor in art history at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. Having worked as a freelance artist since graduating, it has allowed him to exhibit his work throughout the United States, internationally, as well as travel for both work and artist residencies. This is the final year of his three year Masters program at Indiana University.


5 Friday / October 5, 2018

Surrealistic Bloomington, the Paintings of Ray Perigo and the Metal Sculpture of Upbeat Art

05:00 pm to 07:00 pm
The Venue

Beginning Friday, October 5th, at 5:00p.m. for Gallery Walk and the month of October, The Venue will host the showing and sale of surrealistic paintings by Ray Perigo and metal sculptures by Upbeat Art.
Surrealism began in the 1920’s and represented an artistic break with reality, and unleashing or the subconscious, using realistic techniques but combining familiar objects in ways that they never occur in nature. Homage to a non-rational world. It’s primary proponents were Breton, Dali, Ernst and Magritte.
You will not find melted clocks in Ray Perigo’s paintings, but you will find vividly colored oils with floating objects and geometrical islands. In Upbeat Art, the work of The Fulcher’s, you will find metal flowers, growing out of rock. These objects de arte prove that artistic creativity can never truly be contained, not even by mother nature.
It’s a Gallery Walk, so we will be treating you to gourmet soup, and other taste delights, all for free. Our extraordinary collection of other art and gifts will also be on display for purchase.

Join Us.


5 Friday / October 5, 2018

Wrapped in Love Yarn-Cutting Ceremony

06:00 pm to 07:00 pm on Jul 5
Monroe County Courthouse lawn (southeast corner)

Join Middle Way House staff and supporters, including local fabric artists, tree sponsors, and special guests as we gather around the Middle Way House tree on the southeast corner of the courthouse lawn to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month and kick-off the opening of Wrapped in Love. This public art display raises awareness and funds for services to support and empower survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking.

Light refreshments will be served. Maps of the location of each of the sponsored trees will be available.

Stay tuned for updates on fun activities and special guests via our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/237116200449417/?active_tab=about!

Just as Middle Way House wraps survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking in warmth and support, teams and individual fabric artists lovingly create wraps for each of the sponsored trees. Each tree sweater is sponsored by a business, person, or organization committed to helping Middle Way House provide meaningful alternatives to living with violence. Sweaters will remain on display for nearly six months, through March 1, 2019

If you, your business, or organization is interested in sponsoring a tree, please contact Sam Ujdak by phone: 812.333.7404 or email: development AT middlewayhouse DOT org.

Benefits / Children / Exhibits / Speakers

5 Friday / October 5, 2018

Nightmare Asylum Haunted Attraction

07:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Nov 3
Campus Costume

Bloomington’s only downtown haunt!
Wind your way through our maze and try not to lose your mind!
Every Friday and Saturday starting in October plus Oct 29-Nov 3rd!
7 – 11 pm


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