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Thursday Jul 02, 2015

Divided Nations

The mid-nineteenth century was a period of political unrest on both sides of the Atlantic. America wrestled with issues of slavery in the new western territories, while France dealt with class struggles. This installation features four caricatures of... more

Eilen Jewell

Crafting a unique style that mixes poetic ballads with swinging rockers, Eilen Jewell ranks among the best in the Americana genre today. As the reigning Queen of the Minor Key, Jewell leads a tight quartet who blend influences of surf-noir, early blu... more

In The Woods - Art Exhibit by Talia Halliday

  • July 2, 2015
  • Location: Gather :handmade shoppe & Co:
  • Address: 101 W Kirkwood Ave Ste 112, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-785-1480
  • Times: Wed - Fri 12 - 5 pm ; Sat 10 am - 5 pm ; Sun 12 - 4 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • https://www.facebook.com/events/865691060163366/

Inspired and moved by nature and all its moving parts, Talia Halliday of Conduit Press is using leather to recreate something more permanent than the leaves that turn color and fall to the forest floor each fall. In this series of work, Talia has cre... more

Misfit Toy Karaoke with D'Jade

Misfit Toy Karaoke with D'Jade Misfit Toy Karaoke with D'Jade D'Jade invites you to belt one out during this Weekly Late Night Karaoke.

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) 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 do... more

The White Lightning Boys

The White Lightning Boys The White Lightning Boys have toured all over Brown County, Indiana, up every hill and down every holler, occasionally venturing as far as Jasper, Indiana. Barry - Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals; Bird - Banjo; Picker Dan - Guitar, ... more

Vorticism: The Worker and the Machine

The ideas of modernism were introduced in Great Britain by the Vorticists—a short-lived association of artists and writers that published the journal Blast. Among the predominant followers of this new style were the printmakers associated with ... more

4th of July Weekend w/Mat Alano-Martin!

  • July 2, 2015
  • Location: The Comedy Attic
  • Address: 123 South Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • Phone: 812-336-LAFF
  • Times: Thurs 8 pm ; Fri & Sat 8 & 10:30 pm
  • Admission: $10
  • comedyattic.com

The co-founder of Limestone Comedy Festival comes to comedy from the world of rock and roll, where he spent 10 years touring North America. With a comedic style that bridges the alternative sensibilities of his indie-rock background with the more mai... more

4th of July Weekend at Paynetown SRA (Monroe Lake)

  • July 2, 2015
  • Venue: Paynetown State Recreation Area
  • Address: 4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-837-9967
  • Times: Refer to description for program times
  • Admission: $7 per vehicle (Indiana license plate) or $9 per vehicle (out-of-state)
  • stateparks.in.gov/2954.htm

Thursday, July 2 Growing Up Is Hard to Do at 8:00 p.m. Location: Activity Center Amphitheater The most popular examples of animals that undergo metamorphosis are butterflies and frogs - but did you know that spotted newts, dragonflies, and even muss... more

Dawn Rivera: My Journey in Glass

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

Dawn is a self-taught artist, who currently works full-time out of her home studio in Indianapolis, IN. She has been working in glass since 2006, but has been fascinated by it ever since her father introduced her to it as a child. Though she has tr... more

Misfit Toy Karaoke with D'Jade D'Jade

Misfit Toy Karaoke with D'Jade D'Jade invites you to belt one out during this Weekly Late Night Karaoke.

Penderecki Quartet and Rubens Quartet

Auer Hall, Bess Meshulam Simon Music Library and Recital Center [***Location: Auer Hall*** (not MAC as indicated in some listings)] Penderecki Quartet Jeremy Bell, violin Jerzy Kaplanek, violin Christine Vlajk, viola Katie Schlaikjer, cello Rubens Qu... more

Exhibit - The Art Aquatic by Joey Like

  • July 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

The Art Aquatic, Paintings by Joey Like Opening Friday, June 5 at the Bellevue Gallery located at the Farmer House Museum at 529 N. College Avenue in Bloomington. There will be a reception on Friday, June 5 from 5-7 pm. New paintings by local artist ... more

The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2015

The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University is pleased to announce The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2015. This contemporary art exhibition features paintings, prints, photographs, ceramics, wearable art, metalwork, sculpture, fiber art, and vide... more

Gallery Exhibit :: Kendall Reeves, Photographer

  • July 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 June 5, 5 - 8 pm ; Mon - Fri 9 am - 6 pm ; First Fridays 9 am - 8 pm ; Sat by appt.
  • Admission: Free
  • www.gallery406.com

MEMORY LANE Take a trip down Memory Lane and experience a blast from the past.

Mathers Museum Exhibit--Cherokee Craft, 1973

"Cherokee Craft, 1973" presents a snapshot of craft production among the Eastern Band Cherokee at a key moment in both an ongoing Appalachian craft revival and the specific cultural and economic life of the Cherokee people in western North ... more

Mathers Museum Exhibit--Tell People the Story: The Art of Gustav Potthoff

"Tell People the Story: The Art of Gustav Potthoff" reveals the story of an artist who paints to remember and honor fellow World War II prisoners of war. The Traditional Arts Indiana exhibit is sponsored by the Indiana Arts Commission and t... more

Mathers Museum Exhibit--The Collector's Eye: Photographs from the Mathers Museum Archive

The Collector's Eye: Photographs from the Mathers Museum Archive features selections from the MMWC photography collections documenting the people and places of the world.

Mathers Museum Exhibit--Work Exposed: Photographs from the Early 20th Century

"Work Exposed: Photographs from the Early 20th Century" shows images of people at work and workplaces photographed by Joseph K. Dixon during his travels across the U.S., Europe, and China during the past century.

Francine Fleischer / Swim: The Water In Between

Francine Fleischer / Swim: The Water In Between Pictura Gallery is pleased to present SWIM: The Water In Between by Francine Fleischer. These playful photographs show recreational swimmers in underground caverns of water. Fleisher offers a new vantag... more

Mammoth is Mopey: An Alphabet of Prehistoric Animals

  • July 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

Mathers Museum Exhibit--Photography from the Forest: Images by William Siegmann

"Photography from the Forest: Images by William Siegmann" features photographs, taken by an IU alumnus and leading scholar, of Liberia and its people.

Science from A to Z

  • July 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

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