1 Sunday / September 1, 2013

Fourth Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts

10:00 am to 05:00 pm
East 4th and South Grant streets
https://sites.google.com/site/4thstreetfestival/

The 2013 Fourth Street Festival will be held on August 31 and September 1, rain or shine!

Festival Hours:

10 am to 6 pm Saturday, August 31
10 am to 5 pm Sunday, September 1st

at East 4th and South Grant streets in downtown Bloomington

– Free Admission
– Arts & Fine Crafts
– Live Music
– Spoken Word Stage
– Community Booths
– and new this year: Dunn Street Labyrinths

The annual Labor Day Weekend show, occurring when students and their visiting families return to Indiana University, is organized by local artists and hosts over 100 artisans from across the country who offer their work to the public. Exhibitors especially enjoy the show’s size, setting, modest entry fees, night-before setup and security, drive-up-to booths for unloading, performing arts stage, generous prizes, and fantastic awards dinner. We like to think of the show as run by artists, for artists.

Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Exhibits / Festivals / Live Music / Outdoors

1 Sunday / September 1, 2013

Community Art Fair and Garlic Fest

11:00 am to 05:00 pm
Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park (Third Street Park), 331 S. Washington St.
http://bloomingtongarlicfestival.com/

On Labor Day weekend 2013, Saturday August 31st and Sunday September 1st, (rain or shine) Community Art Fair and Garlic, Inc jointly present the “2013 Community Art Fair and Garlic Fest” at Waldron, Hill and Buskirk Park (formerly Third Street Park, across from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bloomington).

Two local organizations come together for this event featuring local talent and local food. The Community Art Fair portion of the event will feature local artists who will be displaying and selling their works from 10 am until 7ish on Saturday and again on Sunday, closing at 5ish.

The Garlic Fest portion of the event will feature live music on the stage all day with free admission.

Showcased foods will start at $3 and will feature garlic, otherwise the entire event is free to attend. The Garlic Fest portion of the event will also feature a Healthful Garlic Cooking Contest with cash prizes awarded on Saturday sponsored by The Runcible Spoon.

Throughout the weekend Garlic, Inc will also present featured speakers on the topic of buying and preparing foods with your health in mind and information booths.

This event is totally outdoors, so bring sunglasses, sunblock, hat, folding chair and picnic blankets. This event will roughly coincide with the Fourth Street Art Fair that same weekend, just 2 blocks away.

Children / Eat and Drink / Entertainment / Festivals / Health / Live Music / Outdoors / Speakers

1 Sunday / September 1, 2013

Exhibit: ‘Line, Angle, Fold’ by Patricia Coleman at El Norteno Gallery

11:00 am
El Norteno Gallery (206 N. Walnut St)
http://www.elnortenorestaurant.com/

“Line, Angle, Fold” : an exhibition by Patricia C. Coleman of works on paper and botanically dyed fabric.

Periodically Patricia revisits techniques and practices of her early works which were primarily abstract and defined by her, as hard edge. Through years of instructing children in arts classes, including summer arts camp programming at the John Waldron Arts Center, she introduced youth to basic paper folding and pop-ups techniques. Through the years her love of paper from pulp to surface for various treatments has continued to hold fascination for her. This work is representative of her current interest of pushing her own boundaries by incorporating complex folds and cutting to paintings on paper and botanically dyed fabrics. Botanically dyed fabrics are ecologically sustainable plant-dye methods that make use of renewable plant materials with the least harm to dyer and the environment.

Exhibit is open during El Norteno restaurant hours. See website for all hours. Exhibit runs until October 3.

Exhibits

1 Sunday / September 1, 2013

IU Art Museum Exhibits

12:00 pm to 05:00 pm
IU Art Museum (IU Campus, 1133 E. 7th St.)
http://www.artmuseum.iu.edu/iuam_home.php

Several new exhibits can be seen at the Indiana University Art Museum. The galleries are open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm, and Sunday, 12 pm to 5 pm. Running time varies by exhibit. Check website for more detailed information.

Three Remarkable Women: Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Margaret Chinnery, and Félicité de Genlis
March 23-September 1, 2013

The IU Art Museum will premiere a focused exhibition featuring Vigée Le Brun’s Portrait of Mrs. Chinnery (1803) and selected materials from the Lilly library. The exhibition presents an unusually rich opportunity to use a single artwork as a lens for an interdisciplinary study of the history, politics, art, literature, and music of its time.

New in the Galleries: Sam Gilliam: A Lyrical Abstractionist in Indiana
May 29-September 15, 2013

Sam Gilliam draws on a wide range of inspiration, from his African American heritage and abstract expressionism to the poetry of Pablo Neruda and jazz music. Although associated with the Color Field painters of Washington, D.C., Gilliam had a strong connection to this region of the country. This installation will feature several works produced at IU’s Echo Press and a miniature watercolor painting given by the artist to Bloomington’s Second Baptist Church in honor of his brother Clarence and his wife Frances, who were recently named by the City of Bloomington as a Black History Living Legends.

Special Installation: Tapa: Unwrapping Polynesian Barkcloth
May 29-September 1, 2013

This spring, students taking the course On Exhibit: The Pacific Islands have had the opportunity to create a small installation, as well as an online web module focusing on Polynesian tapa cloth from the permanent collection of the IU Art Museum.

Exhibits

1 Sunday / September 1, 2013

Peggy Brown & Chris Griffin-Woods Exhibit at the Brown County Art Guild

12:00 pm to 05:00 pm
The Brown County Art Guild, 48 S. Van Buren St, Nashville, IN
http://www.browncountyartguild.org

Featured Exhibits on display in the Upper Loft Gallery, September 1 – 30:
Oil, Watercolor, Pastel & Mixed Media Paintings by Peggy Brown and Chris Griffin-Woods
Artists’ Reception:
Saturday, September 14, During the Guild’s Annual Fund-Raiser, Guild 13 (tickets required; may be purchased on-line at www.browncountyartguild.org)

Biographies:
Peggy Brown has exhibited her work for nearly 45 years. During that time, her artwork has won over 350 awards in both painting on paper and in art quilting (painting on fabric). Her artwork can be found in private, public and corporate collections, and has been featured in 13 books on watercolor and in numerous articles in art magazines.
Peggy is an elected signature member of The American Watercolor Society, The National Watercolor Society, Watercolor USA Honor Society, and others. She is a member of the Watercolor Society of Indiana, Hoosier Salon, Indiana Artists and the Small Painting Society of Indiana.

Gallery affiliations include Editions Limited (Indianapolis, IN), Polonaise Art Gallery (Woodstock, Vermont); Mallon Gallery of Fine Art (Geneva, IL); The Design Gallery (Burnsville, NC), and she has been an artist member of the Brown County Art Guild since 1988.
Artist’s Statement: “I paint for myself, for the challenge and joy of it; but knowing visual art must be seen to be heard, my greatest satisfaction comes when you concur with my feelings. Then you too become a part of my marks on paper – and I always leave room for you. My medium is watercolor. I like to emphasize the “water” part of the word and paint very wet which will allow the paint to assert its own special personality. I let the medium tell me how to bring each start to a conclusion I find pleasing.
I always work with transparent watercolor. However at time I incorporate graphite, water-soluble color pencils, and pastels. Most of my paintings are presented upon layers of paper. Recently I have begun translating my paintings into art quilts. Just as I create a collage of papers in my more abstract works, I design and create a collage of fabrics and papers. The fabrics are hand painted, hand stitched and the finished piece can be framed or left to hang free upon a wall.
The painting process is pretty much the same for paintings on paper or paintings on fabric. First I wet the ground (paper or fabric) and start laying down color. Keeping the paper or fabric flat upon a board I let the pigments and media mingle and follow their personal paths as they dry. This process is repeated several times. After all is dry I look into each beginning and let the marks on paper or the fabric inspire me. This is when I get to assert myself and bring the image to completion by combining several pieces of paper or fabric and by drawing over the watercolor if working on paper, or by stitching if by working in fiber.
I try to express images that are on, above and below the surface of the painting. I hope I invite the viewer to follow as I work and see the painting process from tentative beginnings to the final touch. Some of the beginnings become non-objective abstracts. Some become landscapes or still life. All are collaborations between watercolor, the medium; and myself, the artist.
I think we both enjoy ourselves.”

Chris Griffin-Woods worked in commercial art and design after graduating from Western Michigan University’s fine art program. She taught secondary art and did freelance illustration.
Returning to the fine arts, Chris studied with master painters: C. W. Mundy, David Leffel, Greg Kruetz, George Strickland, Joe Paquet, Skip Whitcomb, Ken Auster, Kim English, Carolyn Anderson and Ken Backhaus.
Chris has had a solo show in NYC at the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery in the International Arts District in Manhattan, and many other solo shows in the Indiana-Ohio-Kentucky area. Her artwork has been shown in numerous national and international juried exhibitions, including Manhattan Arts International NYC, Salmagundi Club NYC, Annual International Juried Competition PA, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club NYC, Hudson Valley Art Association NY, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Annual Exhibition, Scottsdale Best and Brightest AZ, Cheyenne Art Club National Juried Exhibition WY, Gateway National NM, Viewpoints National Juried Competition OH, and Oil Painters of America Regional and National Juried Exhibitions, among others, winning national and international awards.
Chris’ work has hung in the Indianapolis Art Museum and the Cincinnati Art Museum and is in public and private collections. She has been an artist member of the Brown County Art Guild since 2011.
Artist’s Statement: “The poetry of paint draws me past mere technical representation towards the mystery of shadow, the beauty of light, the rhythm of movement and the tranquility of a moment caught in time. I paint subject material that has memory and meaning for me. I prefer understatement to shouting and the enduring to the trendy, creating artwork which will be enjoyed now and for generations to come.”

Exhibits

1 Sunday / September 1, 2013

2013 Exhibits at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures

01:00 pm to 04:30 pm
Mathers Museum of World Cultures (416 N. Indiana Avenue)
http://www.mathers.indiana.edu

The Mathers Museum of World Cultures presents a new exhibit for the year 2013, “In The Kitchen Around The World”, which will be on display in addition to the already-installed exhibits from 2012. This exhibit will run until November 15, 2013.

“In The Kitchen Around The World”: an exhibit that presents objects used in preparing food and food service from different areas of the world. It breaks down into two categories: what the viewer perceives as familiar, such as plates, cups, and dishes, and what is unfamiliar, such as a Peruvian corn toaster and an Ecuadorian grater. The goal of the exhibit is to look at what other cultures have come up with as solutions to help them in cooking or eating food, allowing the viewer to make comparisons to the solutions that are similar or dissimilar to their own.

Other exhibits include:

“Picturing Archaeology”: Described in their words and illustrated by their images, the research and fieldwork of 13 Indiana University archaeologists is presented in Picturing Archaeology at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures/Glenn Black Laboratory of Archaeology.

“Rhythms of the World”: a free audioguide tour of musical instruments from around the globe featured in exhibits throughout the museum. The audioguide includes narration and musical clips of the highlighted instruments.

“Thoughts, Things, and Theories…What Is Culture?”
Thoughts, Things, and Theories…What Is Culture? examines the nature of culture through the exploration of cultural traditions surrounding life stages and universal needs.

“From the Big Bang to the World Wide Web: The Origins of Everything”
This exhibit examines history on a large scale, through the exploration of cosmic, biological, and human origins.

“Treasures of the Mathers Museum”
Decades of collecting and curating will be featured in this exhibit, presented in conjunction with the institution’s 50th anniversary.

Museum is open Tuesdays through Fridays, from 9 am to 4:30 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays, from 1 to 4:30 pm. Check website to see all of the Mathers Museum’s exhibits.

Education / Exhibits

1 Sunday / September 1, 2013

Exhibits at WonderLab

01:00 pm to 05:00 pm
WonderLab Museum
http://www.wonderlab.org

Cirque Arte
Large canvas and acrylic paintings by Juliana Burrell, an artist and member of the Flight Fitness Club-Bloomington. Juliana was born and raised in South America. After completing multiple degrees at Indiana University, she joined a professional circus troupe as an aerialist and toured nationally for four years. After touring, she returned to Indiana and began work as an artist and art educator. The paintings in this exhibition draw upon her varied experiences and have the bold lines, vivid colors, and defined shapes that are the hallmark of her style.

The Flight Fitness Club-Bloomington will be featured in the First Friday Evening Science of Art: Aerial Arts on September 6 and at the benefit gala Science Night Out: Cirque on September 13.

Construction Junction: The Science of Building
Design, build, test, and engineer all kinds of structures! The special exhibition’s three-dimensional building experiences include the Skyline Toolbox, developed and designed by Chicago Children’s Museum, where children can use wooden struts and braces, fabric curtain walls, and real construction tools to build imaginative, original structures big enough for them to walk inside! Other components include the Earthquake Shake Table, the Multilevel Building Zone, the Bridge the River Cantilever Challenge, unique materials construction stations, and more. There also is a special place for toddlers and preschoolers to build with age-appropriate materials.

Children / Education / Entertainment / Exhibits

1 Sunday / September 1, 2013

Exhibit: Encaustic Wax Paintings by Lisa Renee Wilson

01:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Patricia's Wellness and Arts Cafe (725 West Kirkwood Avenue)
http://www.hartrock.net/cafe.htm

Patricia’s Wellness Arts Cafe hosts an exhibit of encaustic wax paintings by Lisa Renee Wilson.

“Lisa Renee Wilson is an awareness artist who believes in blurring the lines between studio art and the art of everyday living. After obtaining a degree in psychology from Indiana University in 1999, Lisa went on to study wellness, yoga, and meditation. She noticed that each path, while interesting, seemed segregated from her experience of day-to-day life. Her desire to more deeply experience the spirituality of the mundane and to creatively share what she was learning led her to the arts. As a self-declared awareness artist, Lisa’s primary desire is to be mindfully aware and in creative play with the wonders of this moment. Through ongoing play with mixed media, she discovered encaustic (hot wax painting) in 2011. While she continues to create using a variety of materials, she finds herself often returning to encaustic art. This form of expression not only allows for the integration of many of the other mediums into one spirited piece, but also invites the artist and viewer into a dance with the playful nature of wax and alluring translucency.”

Gallery is open Tuesday – Friday, 1 pm – 6 pm, Saturday, noon – 5 pm, and Sunday, 1 pm – 4 pm. Exhibit runs until September 30.

Exhibits

1 Sunday / September 1, 2013

Film: ‘Elysium’ at Brown County Playhouse

01:00 pm
Brown County Playhouse (70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville)
https://www.browncountyplayhouse.org/ohanah-all-events/elysium

In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet’s crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium – but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve their citizens’ luxurious lifestyle. Rated R.

August 31 – September 2. See website for all times.

Entertainment / Films

1 Sunday / September 1, 2013

WonderLab’s Amazing Maze

01:30 pm to 04:30 pm
WonderLab (308 W. 4th St.)
http://www.wonderlab.org

Have fun as you test your spatial skills finding your way through WonderLab’s temporary indoor maze. Great fun for individuals and groups of intrepid explorers! Check it out on Saturday, Sunday or Monday of the Labor Day Weekend.

Sat.& Mon., 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sun., 1:30 – 4:30 pm.

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