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Wednesday Sep 02, 2015

SONGWRITERS SELECT: Open Mic for Songwriters

  • September 2, 2015
  • Address: 301 N. Morton St., Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-332-3376
  • Times: 7 - 10 pm
  • Admission: Donations accepted.
  • www.saltcreekbrewery.com

SONGWRITERS SELECT, the brand NEW showcase for aspiring songwriters! Got a song to sing? Come out and share, support, and celebrate the original American/International song! Hosted by Actor/Musician/Songwriter dwBrykalski (dwBrykalski.com).

Bluesology

Bluesology is Jeff Isaac on keys, Ron Kadish on bass, Jamey Reid on drums and Dave Baas on guitar and vocals

Noon Talk: Reflections on Race: Colescott and Dial

This talk considers how Robert Colescott and Thornton Dial offered unique visual responses to racism, racial stereotypes, and the civil rights movement. It is presented by Jenny McComas, the IU Art Museum's Class of 1949 Curator of Western Art after ... more

The Chicago School: Pop’s Wild and Crazy Cousin

In the mid-1960s a group of artists associated with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago offered a Midwestern alternative to the Pop art scene on the coasts. While embracing a cartoon-like aesthetic, their works were often more deeply personal,... more

Lewis Hine and Child Labor

Lewis Hine saw photography as a social document. Beginning as a teacher at the Ethical Culture School in New York, he first used the camera as an educational tool. Grounded in the school's progressive ideology, he began to photograph the city's impov... more

The Utopian Factory: Precisionism and Modern Industry

The introduction of the tenets of modern art to America (1913 Armory Show) coincided with the rise of the assembly line (Henry Ford). Precisionism—which appropriated elements of Cubism and Futurism—focused on the beauty and elegance of th... more

Mini Masterpieces

In the sixteenth century a group of German engravers, known as the Little Masters (Kleinmeister), created a sub-specialty in the production of very small prints (some no larger than a postage stamp). Showcasing their remarkable technical skills and a... more

Overtaken: Recent Works by Danielle Urschel and Mike Waddell

Printmaker Danielle Urschel and Photographer Mike Waddell join forces in illustrating the dark and the light, the day and the night, the strong and weak elements of the self in correspondence with ones surroundings and insides. The truths hidden in t... more

Objects by Karen Holtzclaw

  • September 2, 2015
  • Venue: Farmer House Museum
  • Address: 529 N. College Ave., Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-336-5597
  • Times: 10 am - 4 pm
  • Admission: Free

Objects By Karen Holtzclaw The Bellevue Gallery will be opening a new exhibit, Objects by Karen Holtzclaw, on August 7, 2015 at our newly renovated gallery located in the Farmer House Museum. This exhibit is inspired in part by observing a Georgia O... more

Luke Buck: Indiana Back Roads

  • September 2, 2015
  • Venue: By Hand Gallery
  • Address: 101 West Kirkwood Ave. Ste 109, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-334-3255
  • Times: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • www.byhandgallery.com

Luke Buck, a watercolor artist and native Hoosier, has put together a collection of his favorite painting subject, something which holds a very special place in his heart, “Indiana Back Roads.” All paintings in the exhibit will depict sce... more

Open Mic

Open Mic Open Mic Weekly Late Night Open Mic. Sign up begins at 9.

Halston: Line and Legacy

Bloomington, IN - The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University and The Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design at Indiana University are pleased to announce Halston: Line and Legacy. This exhibition will open Friday, August 28 and conti... more

The Miniature

The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University is pleased to announce The Miniature. This exhibition will open Friday, August 28 and continue through Saturday, October 3. Artist Joe Fig will give a lecture on Friday, August 28 at 5:00 pm, with a receptio... more

Argenta's Open Stage

Argenta Perón, The People's Diva hosts Bloomington's only OPEN STAGE, and open-mic-style event created specifically for those interested in exploring drag, gender performance, burlesque, boylesque and performance art. Sign up at 10, show at 11... more

Discovery Time

  • September 2, 2015
  • Venue: WonderLab
  • Address: 308 W. 4th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-337-1337 ext.25
  • Times: 10:30 - 11 am
  • Admission: Activities included with museum admission
  • www.wonderlab.org

Drop in with your preschool-age child to enjoy a picture book, hands-on activity, or both with different science content each week. Siblings are welcome.

New in the Galleries @ the IU Art Museum

Gallery Hours Tues-Sat 10:00-5:00 p.m.; Sun 12-5:00 p.m. (Closed Mondays) The Chicago School: Pop’s Wild and Crazy Cousin In the mid-1960s a group of artists associated with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago offered a Midwestern alt... more

Gallery Exhibit :: Images from the Woolery Stone Mill Project

  • September 2, 2015
  • Venue: gallery406
  • Address: 116 W. 6th Street #110 / Inside the Wick's Building, North side of the Square, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-333-0536
  • Times: Opening reception Aug 7 5 - 8 pm ; Mon - Fri 9 am - 6 pm ; First Fridays 9 am - 8 pm ; Sat by appt.
  • Admission: Free
  • www.gallery406.com

IMAGES FROM THE WOOLERY STONE MILL PROJECT – Michael A. Finger, Photographer Located on Tapp Road on the southwest side, the Woolery Stone Mill is one of the most iconographic landmarks of the Bloomington landscape. Michael has been visiting th... more

Steve McCurry - In the Shadow of Mountains

Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photojournalism for more that thirty years. He work has been featured in many international journals and he is a long-standing contributor to National Geographic magazine, as well a... more

Mammoth is Mopey: An Alphabet of Prehistoric Animals

  • September 2, 2015
  • Venue: WonderLab
  • Address: 308 W. 4th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-337-1337 ext.25
  • Times: Tues - Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm ; Sun 1 - 5 pm
  • Admission: Museum admission
  • www.wonderlab.org

An exhibition of illustrated pages from the new children’s book by David and Jennie Orr of Bloomington. Each of the 26 illustrations matches a letter of the alphabet to a prehistoric animal. The pages include pronunciation guides and captions d... more

Science from A to Z

  • September 2, 2015
  • Venue: WonderLab
  • Address: 308 W. 4th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-337-1337 ext. 25
  • Times: Tues - Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm ; Sun 1 - 5 pm
  • Admission: See website for details
  • www.wonderlab.org

Celebrate the connection between science and literacy as you embark on an exciting treasure hunt to find a different science experience for each letter of the alphabet! This interactive exhibition, sure to engage visitors of all ages, includes 26 int... more

Did you know...

In the 30s and 40s, limestone from the area built the Empire State Building...more

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