Ongoing Exhibition - Youth Art Month at Gather

  • March 2, 2018 - April 3, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Gather :handmade shoppe & co.:
  • 116 N. Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 287-8046
  • 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Free

For the month of March Gather is OVERWHELMED with happiness to host youth art from Bloomington.


Part of our Gallery Wall will be taken up with a large community piece created by the students in Mrs. Creek's second grade class at Rogers Elementary School. The students worked together to create this piece ensemble piece featuring the trees native to the forests of southern Indiana. Mrs. Creek's Cupcakes have been studying the trees of Bloomington for quite some time, and have numerous visits and talks with our local Sycamore Land Trust. They're also taking part in the backyard bird count in their classroom, identifying and counting birds in our area! It was so much fun to makes these trees with the Creek Cupcakes - a lively bunch of second graders who enjoy telling jokes, singing songs, and painting with me (thank goodness!).


Another portion of our Gallery Wall will feature young artist Kahlil Pirani who specializes in teeny tiny little pencil drawings of environments around him.

Kahlil is in the 1st grade at Bloomington Montessori School. He is seven years old. He loves to draw pictures of tornadoes, houses, farm scenes, tractors, wasps, and trains. His parents noticed his need for detail in his drawings at age three when he became obsessed with tornadoes. What started out as scribbles ended in elaborate scenes of storms on the horizon.

Kahlil moved onto John Deere tractors and then onto houses. His kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Cusack, noticed his drawing ability and took him to sit in on a perspective drawing lesson in the 9-12 year old classroom. From this moment on, Kahlil’s drawing took off. Along with drawing houses, he began working on floor plans. He has quite the collection of books on floor plans now.

When Kahlil isn’t drawing, he enjoys playing Minecraft, being outside, and learning about tornadoes. He lives with his Mom, Dad, little brother Bodhi, his 3 cats (Dottie, Dugan, and Milo) and his chinchilla (Ray). When he grows up, he’d like to be a farmer and a storm chaser. Kahlil hopes you enjoy his drawings as much as he did creating them.


In addition to our gallery, Gather will be accepting donations for Community Kitchen's program Backpack Buddies. A Wishlist for said donations will be posted soon.

To keep with the theme of the night, we'll also be creating a community piece of art during the course of the night, so come out and be part of the action!

Ongoing Exhibition - Youth Art Month at Gather