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Tuesday Mar 31, 2015

Rachael's Open Mic Night

Everybody's welcome at Rachael's Cafe to perform music, poetry, a skit, a dance--the stage is yours! Wow us every week, and enjoy a coffee or a quiche. We have beer and wine as well! We look forward to having you.

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How I Paint, an artist talk by Mark Blaney, at The Venue.

  • March 31, 2015
  • Venue: The Venue Fine Art & Gifts
  • Address: 114 S. Grant Street, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Phone: 812-339-4200
  • Times: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Admission: Free

On Tuesday, March 31st, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Venue will host an artist talk by Mark Blaney. Mark has enjoyed an auspicious career as a painter/sculpture, in Bloomington, Arkansas, New Mexico, and parts in between. His works are prized in privat... more

Symphonic Band and Concert Band

Repertoire to be announced About the Conductors Eric M. Smedley serves as an assistant professor of music and the assistant director of bands at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he directs the Concert Band, assists with the marchi... more

MFA 1 Thesis Exhibitions

The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University is pleased to announce this year’s MFA Thesis Exhibitions. These exhibitions feature work created by graduating Master of Fine Arts students in the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana Uni... more

We Paint ... Heirlooms

Works by 18 members of Bloomington Watercolor Society (BWS) will be featured at Bloomington’s Wylie House Museum as part of the group’s exhibit, “We Paint … Heirlooms.” The event ties in with the opening of the museum f... more

Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia & Sierra Leone

IU Art Museum is one of four national venues to host this first major showing of traditional art from the West African nations of Liberia and Sierra Leone, which brings together more than seventy masks, figures, jewelry, and other objects from the co... more

Youth Art Month: Selections from the K-6 Art Programs of MCCSC

For the past twenty years, IU Art Museum educators and the art teachers of Monroe County Community School Corporation (MCCSC) have partnered to celebrate Youth Art Month during the month of March with a student art exhibition. Observed locally since ... more

Green Gold - March Exhibition

  • March 31, 2015
  • Location: Gather :handmade shoppe & Co:
  • Address: 1012 S Graywell Dr, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-785-1480
  • Times: Mon - Fri 12 - 5 pm ; Sat 10am - 5 pm ; Sun 12 - 4 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • https://www.facebook.com/events/933338260019316

Local Painter Kim Hahn - Oil Paintings Green Gold "What is the greatest expression of myself that I can be in my life?" -Dr. Joe Dispenza I started asking myself this question every day. Every day it leads me to more joy and energy. Since t... more

"Hold That Pose: Erotic Imagery in 19th Century Photography" Presented by The Kinsey Institute

The Kinsey Institute art and library collections contain thousands of examples of erotic imagery produced over centuries by artists around the world. The exhibit "Secret Impressions" presents a selection of lithographs, engravings, etchings... more

"Secret Impressions: The Reproduction of Erotica Prior to the Camera" The Kinsey Institute Exhibit

The Kinsey Institute art and library collections contain thousands of examples of erotic imagery produced over centuries by artists around the world. "Secret Impressions" presents a selection of lithographs, engravings, etchings and woodblo... more

At First Sight: New Plays

IU’s M.F.A. playwriting program gives you a first-hand look at the development process with performances of two new plays in the Wells-Metz Theatre. The next generation of playwrights is here, and you’ll be able to say you saw them first!... more

Love of Nature Quilts by Lisa Dodson

  • March 31, 2015
  • Venue: WonderLab
  • Address: 308 W. 4th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-337-1337 ext.25
  • Times: Check website for times each day!
  • www.wonderlab.org

An exhibition of original quilts by Martinsville artist Lisa Dodson. The quilts illustrate nature’s patterns as seen from a microscopic perspective, as well as other nature-themed art quilts.

Farmer House Quilt Show

  • March 31, 2015
  • Venue: Farmer House Museum
  • Address: 529 N. College Ave., Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-336-5597
  • Times: 10 am - 4 pm
  • Admission: Free

This year's show features quilts by Chris Eickleberry, Barb Sturbaum, Patricia Coleman and the Farmer House permanent collection. The Farmer House is open 10-4 Wednesday-Sunday or by appointment.

Mathers Museum Exhibit--State of an Art: Women's Wall Painting in Ghana

State of an Art: Women's Wall Painting in Ghana shows tradition and innovation in wall paintings by women in Ghana's Upper East Region, as documented by photographer and curator Brittany Sheldon.

Mathers Museum Exhibit--Ralli Quilting from Pakistan"

"Ralli Quilting from Pakistan" presents quilting found in southern Pakistan and parts of India, and includes appliqued, embroidered and patchwork styles of bed coverings, food coverings, and bags.

Mathers Museum Exhibit--Açaí From Local to Global

"Açaí From Local to Global" examines the transition of the açaí berry from a local Brazilian commodity to a global superfood. The exhibition is curated by Eduardo Brondizio and Andrea Siqueria, and sponsored by T... more

Mathers Museum Exhibit--After A Miracle: Coptic Ex Votos from the Birnbaum Collection

"After A Miracle: Coptic Ex Votos from the Birnbaum Collection" features a selection of votive offerings from Egypt.

Mathers Museum Exhibit--Food is Work: Tools and Traditions

"Food is Work: Tools and Traditions" explores the tools and traditions used in the production of food. The exhibition is also sponsored by Themester 2014's "Eat, Drink, Think: Food from Art to Science," an initiative of the IU Col... more

Mathers Museum Exhibit--Graces Received: Painted and Metal Ex-Votos from Italy

"Graces Received: Painted and Metal Ex-Votos From Italy" explores votive objects offered to a saint or divinity, in gratitude for a favor, blessing, or healing.

Mathers Museum Exhibit--Instruments of Culture

"Instruments of Culture" provides an overview of how musical instruments around the globe are classified and studied, and why.

Mathers Museum Exhibit--Still/Moving: Puppets and Indonesia

"Still/Moving: Puppets and Indonesia" presents puppets, one of the oldest types of Indonesian performing arts which still persists today in many forms, as a way to better understand the dynamic peoples and places of Indonesia--focusing on J... more

Mathers Museum Exhibit--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.

Altered Reality: Women Photographers of the 1980s

In the 1980s a strong group of women photographers emerged on the international art scene. Many moved away from straight documentary or modernist photography to create a new type of imagery based on the use of costumes, props, or still-life arrangeme... more

Focalpoint: Fantastic African Hats: Power, Passage, and Protection

February 17–May 24, 2015 Raymond and Laura Wielgus Gallery of the Arts of Africa, the South Pacific, and the Americas, Focalpoint, third floor These twelve richly embellished African hats celebrate the prestige of their owners, evoke complex hi... more

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