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Bloomington This quintessential college town at the foot of the Southern Indiana Uplands has quite a reputation as a destination for artists and art enthusiasts. From museums to galleries, wineries to the largest farmers’ market in the state, Bloomington proudly marches to the beat of its own drum and, in the process, provides residents and visitors alike with an endless list of culturally-enriching activities and events. Bloomington’s thriving arts scene is directly correlated to the presence of the flagship campus of Indiana University and the overwhelming influence and resources afforded by its students, faculty, staff and facilities.
Nashville and Brown County For more than a century, Brown County has been a haven for artists of every medium from all over the United States. Its natural beauty, seclusion, local charm and hospitality have won the hearts and loyalty of many. In the early 1900s, Theodore Clement “T.C.” Steele, an Indiana artist, “discovered” Brown County. Steele invited his friends and fellow artists to visit and the word of this special place soon spread. Brown County quickly became The Art Colony of the Midwest. Nearly 200 working artists and craftsmen seek inspiration from the tranquil hills of Brown County today. Visitors and locals agree it is the place for arts, nature, and adventure.
Columbus Columbus, Indiana is a small town with a modern twist. Forget everything you think you know about the Midwest. Columbus is home to the largest collection of modern architecture outside of New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Columbus has been called “a veritable museum of modern architecture” by Smithsonian magazine. Six post-modern buildings in Columbus have been named National Historic Landmarks. This city is one of Indiana’s treasures. From two Dale Chihuly glass sculptures to a 20-foot tall Henry Moore statue, the public art creates added visual interest throughout the city.
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~by Bill Weaver
t’s a cold morning, but in a snug Brown County cabin, Kara Barnard sits quietly as five cats romp around the room. Overhead, the sound of falling water laughs merrily. Kara is a local musician and teacher, entrepreneur and artist, master of most stringed instruments. For many years she pursued the itinerant life of a touring musician, but she’s been homebound of late. “Once a month I play at Muddy Boots and the
Teacher, Entertainer, Entrepreneur, and Artist photo by Kyle Spears
“I help people unlock what’s going on in their heads to get that music out. Anyone can play and make music, but the hands can’t be trained until the mind lets go of all obstacles.”
Night Owl Cafe with Chuck Wills, who I adore working with,” she says. “Totally for fun and we play whatever we want to play. “Hanging out and playing good music and having Rick Clayton or John Hutchison walk in and join us, to me that’s what music is about. It’s not about billing, or how many people can fill the theater—that’s ego. Music is a creative expression, a spiritual expression—meditation.” Continued on 6
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BARNARD continued from 5 Weed Patch Music Company, where both affordable and one-of-a-kind locally made instruments can be found, is a project she started several years ago with luthier Jeff Russell. “The store was a good excuse to settle down,” she says, “but it was also a diversion. I’ve let go of control and it’s its own little puppy now. I’ve got really good people working there and I’m not needed. I go down on a daily basis just to check out the vibe and to make sure things are getting done.” It wasn’t easy for her. A “self-proclaimed control freak,” she thought, “that I could do everything, all the time, for everybody, and make everything work. I learned fast that I can’t control things and, more importantly, that I don’t want to control things. “That store has never been about me,” she adds. “It’s about who I am spiritually—providing a space for people to connect to instruments and for instrument builders to have a place they feel at home and where they can get inspiration to build more instruments.” She decided to become less a boss and more a leader. “I hire employees based on their spirituality, the love they have for people. I tell them, ‘Do your thing. Change things around. I’m not going to ride you like a crazy person.’ I don’t think people are used to that.” Kara Barnard, her dog Lucy, and Chuck Wills at the Holiday Show Sing-a-long at the Brown County Playhouse in December. photo by Kyle Spears
Kara is known for her unique maps. This is a detail from a map she drew for the Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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She says it bothers some who come to the store looking for her and she’s not there but, “I’m a phone call away. I’m here if you need me—I’m more a guide for the store. “Jeff and I both take every customer so seriously that it became overwhelming and we ended up not helping anyone. Both of us have had to learn how to balance out what our abilities are, where our responsibilities are, and how we can best serve the store. It’s all about service, but not in the sense of, ‘You buy a guitar from us and we’re going to take care of it.’ It’s a much bigger picture.” With Chuck Wills, Kara is embarking on her biggest project yet—the Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Competition, to take place in Nashville this coming summer at the Brown County Playhouse. With the sanction of the National Guitar Flatpicking Championship in Kansas, the event promises to draw music enthusiasts from all over the country.
Most of Kara’s time is devoted to teaching. “That’s my passion,” she says. “That’s why I do everything that I do, because I love teaching. I help people unlock what’s going on in their heads to get that music out. Anyone can play and make music, but the hands can’t be trained until the mind lets go of all obstacles. Unlearning is a huge part of the process. “With all students, you just have to find that door that’s been slammed shut and ease it a little bit open and have enough love in your heart to want to see that happen.” The sound of cascading water is coming from Kara’s meditation space upstairs. “I consider myself to be a Buddhist, although I was raised Christian,” she says. “I feel I still have a close relationship to Christianity.” Kara’s drawings of her dog Lucy and the “Everything in my life has led me to this path,” she says. “I had to cabin are found around Weed Patch. be willing to look at the things that I’m most afraid of—reputation, ego, power, what happens when you lose control. That’s very “I’m trying to think of ways that I can scary. If we can step away from who we are and connect with that do something good for the community, spiritual part of ourselves, then there is nothing left but love and something that takes on a life of its own,” good intentions. she says. “It’s like that movie ‘Build it and The Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Competition will take they will come;’ we’ve already got two of the place on July 28, 2012. For information and registration go to best guitar players in the country to play the night concert. If the guitar competition <indianastringfest.com>. Weed Patch Music Company is at 58 East Main in Nashville goes well, the folks at National want me (right next to the courthouse on the East side) to add dulcimer, banjo, and mandolin <www.weedpatchmusic.com> and <www.karabarnard.com>. competitions.”
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~by Lee Edgren
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he Ducthess” stands with her nose in the air, richly attired in gold and rose velvet robes, hand-beaded epaulettes glinting—a variety of jewels marching down her silk sash. Even the fur trim on her sleeves seems to bristle with assumed superiority. Made by Martha Powell Jungclaus, “The Ducthess” is one of several large art dolls now on display at the Hoosier Artist Gallery on South Jefferson Street in Nashville. “She’ll soon have a Duke,” Martha exclaims. “He’ll be about shoulder high to her, with gorgeous worsted wool suiting that is butter soft.” This year, only five years after her romance with cloth art dolls began, Martha took first place and judges’ choice award in the 2011 Indy Cloth Dollmakers Doll Show and Sale with “Poppie,” a vibrant lass with black and white checked legs, purple boots, and hot pink arms and hair. “Poppie” was one
Martha Powell Jungclaus with “Poppie” at Hoosier Artist in Nashville.
of nine entries in a “challenge” competition. In these challenges, all doll makers are given the same amount of a single fabric, which must be used in the construction of an original doll. Martha is a woman of enthusiasm, humor, and a lifelong engagement in art. The granddaughter of the architect of Indianapolis’s Scottish Rite Cathedral, Martha had a passion for fashion design in her youth. A watercolor and colored pencil artist for more than 35 years, she stumbled into the world of artistic cloth doll-making in 2006. While looking through an issue of Art Doll Quarterly, she discovered an ad for Indy Cloth Dollmakers. To date, Martha has made about a dozen of the large art dolls, each taking at least 40 hours and often more to complete. She is, she says, addicted to beading, and most of her dolls are adorned with beads. Prices begin around $250. All but the very first of her professional dolls, a completely beaded doll named “Isadora,” are for sale. Intuition and vision have guided the creation of all the dolls. “The doll tells you what she (or he) wants. They have all done that.” For example, the original skirt she envisioned for Poppie, and had worked
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on for several hours, didn’t gel. “I just walked away.” And then the answer to the problem appeared fully formed at an unexpected time. The solution to Poppie’s skirt emerged while Martha was driving to work. Before finding cloth dolls, she spent a brief time making one-ofa-kind Barbie dolls, but the only place to sell them was online, and they were, she said, “too small and too frustrating. But I did learn to do Barbie’s hair,” she laughs. “I can curl and I can straighten!” Martha is clearly not afraid of stretching her limits. One of her challenge dolls is named Cha Cha Cilantro. “It’s a wacky doll, dancing in a Carmen Miranda skirt. So, I decided to put real cilantro in her hair.” After carefully drying the cilantro in cat litter, she wrapped very fine wire around the stalks, fashioned the headdress, and then, unthinkingly, used a finish that rehydrated the leaves. “It held up long enough for the challenge,” she laughs, but Cha Cha Cilantro is now awaiting her new fruit basket headdress, made from brown wrapping paper and felted fruit. Martha also makes small hanging Guardian Angel dolls and Spirit dolls, both priced under $30 and also available at Hoosier Artist. The Guardian Angel doll came about four years ago, when her oldest granddaughter Abby, then age six, was “having some issues.” Martha had a dream about the doll and awoke knowing she would need to make it for her granddaughter, “one on a ribbon, one with a pin so
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that it could go everywhere she goes.” Sometime later, her little sister was having bad dreams and Abby was overheard telling her, “You can use my guardian angel. She’ll stay awake all night and keep the bad dreams away.” Martha immediately began a Guardian Angel for Abby’s little sister. The story got around. Martha notes, “I’ve been making Guardian Angels ever since.” There is no question in Martha’s mind that the dolls are a legitimate art form. “It is a piece of art that you can display on a table, something to look at and enjoy just as you would any piece of art. “When people think of cloth dolls, they tend to think of Raggedy Ann. In fact, art dolls range from beautiful and gorgeous things to the strange and grotesque. “Just as artists have different styles of painting, doll makers have a different approach to their art.” The next-up art dolls: A “motorcycle dude and dudette. They are forming themselves up here,” she said, pointing. “I’ll get started after the first of the year.” Martha is also an accomplished watercolor and colored pencil artist and an avid knitter. Examples of both are on display in the gallery. For more about Martha and her dolls see: <www.hoosierartist.net> and <www.indyclothdollmakers.blogspot.com>.
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~by Geri Handley
olumbus is poised to gain new visibility in the world of design. During my visit with Kelly Wilson, Associate Professor and Director of the Indiana University Center for Art + Design, he described his vision for the school, shared his philosophy of design, and escorted me on a personal tour so I could really see some of Columbus’s world famous structures. My visit began with a private viewing of the Center’s premiere exhibit in its 1,500 square-foot gallery. Fashioning a Legacy Irwin Sweeney Miller Style features artifacts from members of the Irwin Sweeney Miller family of Columbus. Spanning more than 100 years, exhibit highlights include gowns by Vionnet and Molyneux worn for presentation at the Court of St. James in 1923 and 1928; J. Irwin Miller’s raccoon coat; haute
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couture by Jean Patou; and clothing by notable American designers Bill Blass, Adele Simpson, and Ben Reig. This exhibit is surprisingly appropriate for a school of art and design—as clothing people have worn throughout history provides insight into their lives and customs as well as serves as a vehicle for personal expression, a
reflection of society, and an art form. This glimpse into Columbus’s history was curated by Kate Rowold, interim director of the IU Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design and continues through January 7, 2012. In the future, the gallery is expected to exhibit the work of invited artists and designers and to create projects in collaboration with IU students and faculty. Located in downtown Columbus, the center was created through a partnership between Indiana University and the Community Education Coalition (CEC) of Columbus. The center is housed in approximately 7,000 square feet and has access to the YES Cinema and Conference Center for lecture and event space. It accommodates design studios, a gallery for art and design exhibitions, model workrooms, faculty and administration offices, and technology support labs. It will specialize in teaching art and design. The center’s location will allow students, faculty, and visitors to take part in the unique architectural, artistic and landscape heritage. Columbus will serve as a “living laboratory” for the study, evaluation and understanding of integrated design. Students from IU’s Bloomington campus are scheduled to travel to Columbus throughout the year for specific classes and projects developed to enhance existing curricula and to widen the students’ comprehension of design. The Center’s long-term goal is to create a nationally and internationally recognized design program capable of attracting top students from across the country and from abroad. The Center will offer selected upperlevel courses for degree-seeking students in such fields as graphics design, interior design, and fashion design. The courses, which are all currently offered at IU Bloomington in existing degree programs, will also be available on a non-credit basis to Columbus area residents and employees of area businesses seeking to sharpen their skills. Wilson stated he was “blown away” last year when as he entered Columbus via Fifth Street—passed a building he later discovered is a post office and caught a glimpse of the First Financial Bank building designed by Eero Saarinen. He remembered hearing about Columbus, Indiana, and its famous buildings while in school, but had never had the opportunity to visit. Because Columbus provides myriad examples of integrated design, represented by more than 70 buildings and landscape spaces created by some of the world’s most renowned architects and designers,
the city makes an ideal location for exterior classroom of design study. Wilson became very familiar with a number of these buildings while he resided in a house on Lafayette Street. An avid walker, he would walk the downtown and focus on the buildings. On my short tour with him, after explaining the design aspects he would stand me in just the right position to see how and why these principles work. I have looked at these buildings for a few decades, but truly discovered a new appreciation for them that afternoon. “It is our long-range vision in alignment with our academic programs to create a robust and compelling designer residency project here in Columbus,” Wilson said. “Such a program can provide an intersection between designers and artists and with our students and our community, creating the very moments of enlightenment and discovery.” Wilson is an architect, artist and urban designer and came to IU after having taught at Harvard for the past 15 years. He credits a former drawing instructor with shaping his own philosophy about design. She taught that a drawing should be a “visual whole.” Wilson believes that idea is Continued on 15
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Trained Eye Arts Center ~by Laura Gleason
ear the western end of the B-Line Trail dwells a hive of artistic activity known at the Trained Eye Arts Center. The community is home base for more than 20 artists who share studio space there, and it is also a launching pad for a variety of community service initiatives. The center represents the culmination of a dream for its founder, Adam Nahas, a metal worker. A self-described “big ham personality,” Nahas is no stranger to bringing people together. After switching his major at IU a few times, he settled on art. As graduation came into view in 2007, Nahas suggested to some friends that they should open a studio together after matriculating. In 2009, Blank Canvas Studios opened its doors. After the group had a good year of creating art, the city bought the property so that 2nd Street could be widened, and the studio disbanded. Nahas wanted his next studio to be focused on professional artistry and community engagement. Using the relocation money he received from the city, he rented
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From left to right in back row: Mike Burchfield, John Gideon Howard, Christopher Juarez, (A.J.) Joel Barker, Adam Nahas, and Matt Feaster. In the front sitting on the chair is Joe Masek. photo by Kyle Spears
space in a warehouse on North Fairview Street, and began recruiting fellow artists to join him there. Today, Trained Eye, like its founder, is full of energy and enthusiasm. The artists are busy at work, and there’s a waiting list for others who want to join. Most of the artists have day jobs (Nahas, for instance, works at a bronze foundry in addition to his own business, Cyclops Studios), but a few do their art full-time. The warehouse is starting to take on a homelike feel. Parties have been held, committees have formed to govern the day-to-day functions and future plans of the studio, and art is being made seven days a week. Continued on 14
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Adam Nahas. photo by Kyle Spears
Painter Christopher Juarez appreciates the company as well, adding that the professional atmosphere at Trained Eye helps his productivity. “I get the majority of my painting done here,” said Juarez, who joined Trained Eye after Nahas saw his graffiti in a bathroom and invited him to cover a wall at the warehouse. A 12-foot-tall cross of twisted steel sits in the large room where Howard, Juarez, and several others work; this is the creation of metal and limestone worker Joe Masek. Masek, who has a degree in art therapy, is excited about starting an art program for local foster children. “Art is therapeutic by default,” said Masek, who lived in foster homes as a child and found a refuge in creative expression. Masek’s vision is one of many that Trained Eye artists have for community outreach. They’ve already done a number of projects with city beautification grants; for example, the center got money to design a bike rack and a wheelchair accessibility ramp was purchased. Painter Mike Birchfield used his grant money to do a mural on the exterior of the bathrooms in Earnest J. Butler Park on the near Westside, while Laura Brikmanis did a mural on the exterior of the new building for Hoosier Crossfit downtown. Trained Eye artists started a gardening project, Rosewood Community Garden, on the north side of town, and Nahas hopes to start another garden in the lot behind the studio.
Creating art can be a solitary pursuit, and companionship can make a big difference. “I’ve made a lot of new friends,” said web designer John Gideon Howard, who previously spent more time working in coffee shops. “Everyone is really laid back and respectful; we take turns playing music,” he added. Howard, who has known Nahas for several years, joined Trained Eye in September and has already begun collaborating with his fellow artists on several projects. photo by Kyle Spears
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In March, Trained Eye plans to rent the second half of the warehouse, and much of this additional studio space has already been spoken for. Some body artists are planning to move in, including a massage therapist, a tattoo artist, a jewelry maker, and a hairstylist. Someday, Nahas would like to see Trained Eye have the facilities expanded to accommodate glass workers, ceramicists, and artists who do larger-scale metal work as well. He’d also like to have a large exterior wall open to local graffiti artists, so he can say, “If you’re going to tag the building, tag here.” Nahas and his companions are enthusiastic about sharing Trained Eye with the community. The space is listed as an auxiliary gallery in Bloomington’s 2012 Gallery Walk. And if you just want to stop by, “Open Eye Days” are held on Fridays and Saturdays. Being a part of the Trained Eye community, says Juarez, connects artists, helps them get their name out there, and lets them be of service to others. “It helps them get real serious. Or at least semi-serious. Or to have fun, at least,” he said with a smile. To learn more about Trained Eye Arts Center, visit <http://trainedeyearts.com/>.
IUCAD continued from 11 applicable to any aspect of design. Ironically, 30 years later, a colleague from that drawing class who is a senior lecturer in the AMID department at IU, phoned Wilson to inform him of a possible job opportunity in Columbus, Indiana. Working with Wilson will be Assistant Professor Kevin Lair. Together, they will develop programs of study in Columbus and abroad. Lair is an architect, artist, and design entrepreneur, who came from Syracuse University School of Architecture. Wilson is excited about the CEC’s ability to provide the connections and pathways for the business community to overlap with the Center. He feels this partnership will be invaluable in helping Columbus and the surrounding region benefit from the innovative design thinking strategies the Center will foster. In addition, the Center will offer unique and enhanced educational opportunities along with added cultural life to Columbus and bring economic opportunities to downtown businesses as they provide services for students and visitors. This is an important part of our community’s strategy to revitalize downtown Columbus.
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IUAM Returns Painting to Germany T
~by Tom Rhea
he IU Art Museum announced last fall that it would return a prized panel of German Renaissance painting from their collection to a small museum outside of Berlin to satisfy a restitution claim made under their ongoing Nazi-Era Provenance Research Project. The panel, from a 1480’s altarpiece and titled “Flagellation of Christ,” had been in the IUAM collection since donated by Herman B. Wells in 1985. The piece was acquired by Wells from an English gallery in 1967 and was unusual in that it was believed to have been stolen by an unknown British soldier and brought back to England after the end of World War II. The Nazi-Era Provenance Research Project began at IU in 2004 under the direction of Jenny McComas, then the newly appointed Class of 1949 Curator of Western Art after 1800. McComas enlisted the help of IUAM Registrar Anita Bracalente, who had attended the conference at the National Archives the previous year where standards and guidelines for research were promulgated by the Association of American Museums (AAM) to help member museums ensure that none of their holdings had been looted during the war. Because the IU Art Museum’s collection was not begun until the 1950’s, nearly all of
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“The Flagellation of Christ”
their holdings would fall under the guidelines for provenance research, that is, to verify the previous ownership of each piece to certify the legitimacy of its acquisition. The first task for the researchers would be to draw up of a list of objects that most required such research. The looting of art objects during the Second World War reached unprecedented levels for various reasons. Objects were not just lost or stolen because of random opportunities offered by the shifting tides of war; the Nazis began the war by drawing up methodical lists of objects they hoped to bring back to Germany as loot, especially after the fall of France made the vast treasures of the Louvre seem within reach. Officers were detailed to this work and enormous and elaborate holding areas were constructed underground. But the work of despoiling began even before the war. The Nazis waged a “culture war” almost as soon as they came to power. Aiming to purge German culture of so-called “Jewish” influences, they mounted infamous exhibits of “Degenerate
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Art,” which amounted to a who’s-who from the foremost movements of modern art, as exemplified by Kirchner, Nolde, Grosz and others. (Artists designated as “degenerate” are considered especially likely to have works with suspect provenance, according to AAM guidelines.) Though not all of these artists were Jewish, many of the prominent art dealers of the time were, and so could be easily stripped of their property under the recent Nuremberg laws enacted to make Germany “Judenfrei.” The works of modern artists were disparaged and seized, and often sold for a pittance. The painting by Emil Nolde in the IUAM collection, “Nude with Eunuch” sold for $300 and was purchased by Nolde’s brother-in-law for safekeeping. As the Allies began retaking occupied lands away from the retreating Germans, the hunt for lost and looted artworks began to gain some priority. The effort at return and restitution of stolen artwork continued for some years after the war. McComas said the Allies primarily returned individual artworks to their country of origin, but that did not always mean to their original owner. Some countries stubbornly put up roadblocks to individual claims or maintained a frustrating secrecy when open records might have helped in researching claims. Often works were sold out of country yet again. McComas said that the fall of the Berlin Wall, with a concomitant opening of East Germany’s government archives, gave a new push to the repatriation of looted art. By the fall of 2004, the IU team had barely begun their research into their collection when they received a claim from Germany for one of their own pieces. The “Flagellation of Christ” was a panel in an altarpiece formerly held by the Jagdschloss Grunewald museum in Berlin, once a royal hunting lodge on the outskirts of the city. The painting disappeared in the summer of 1945, after their occupation zone shifted from Russian to British hands, and the work showed up on a list of lost works drawn up in the early 1950s. McComas’s research showed that the work had been published in 1961 in a catalog for a Swiss auction. The piece failed to sell and was returned to the London gallery that had consigned it. The fact that the Swiss gallery was the very same one that sold confiscated “Degenerate Art” in the 1930’s shows how murky are the motives of certain art dealers that claim to vouch for a work’s provenance. In fact, when Wells purchased the “Flagellation” in Continued on 33
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SublimeDesign Carol Hedin. photo by Kyle Spears
~by Emma Young
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t can’t help but catch your eye. First of all, it’s lavender. Secondly, it has two turrets, like a fantasy dollhouse blown up to life-size. And then as you get near, your eye is likely to be drawn in to a display of glittering teardrops hanging from an ingenious willow-twig jewelry tree, or a mannequin dressed in a tropical extravaganza of a bustled dress, which on closer inspection turns out to be made up of brightly colored plastic. Even if it’s rainy, you’ll notice the golden words: SUBLIME DESIGN, hand-carved into a sign that echoes the purple of the house. If, like me, you are tempted to walk inside, your curiosity is sure to be rewarded by a charming art gallery that is even more reminiscent of fairyland than the purple mansion it lives in. A sculptor, potter, and collage-artist, owner Carol Hedin is something of a Renaissance woman, and her shop reflects her tasteful eye for art as well as for vintage treasures. The latter fill one of the three bright, airy rooms that make up the elegant and homey space. Wall art, functional art, beautiful jewelry, and the occasional sculpture are all tastefully distributed around the remaining rooms and the entryway, a breathtaking variety displayed with a knack for arrangement that shows off each piece to advantage, without clutter, and hints at its potential to enhance your own home.
Hedin also offers classes and does commission work for individuals and businesses. Her technique of creating beautiful collages out of cut paper and sealing them with an enamel-like epoxy to create vases, candleholders, lamps, switch-plate covers, and tabletops is in particular demand. The bright colors, charming stylized naturalism, and pleasant depth of texture of the tables caught my eye the first time I entered Sublime Design. When I visited most recently to ask Hedin what was in store for the spring, I learned that it’s not only customers who have been inspired. Sublime Design showcases gorgeous tabletops by two new artists whose works couldn’t be more distinctive. Barb Bonchek has been selling original black and white drawings or “geo-motion art” for several years under the moniker Dizzy Art <www.dizzyart.com>. Each starts with hand-inked lines and swerves that build up meticulously into larger pictures, some of which she copies, cuts, and combines collage-style into even more dizzying pieces. Bonchek says: “As an artist, something that really inspires me is this idea of usable art. I have such great respect for Carol as an artist, and I love how creative she is with materials, making these old tables usable and at the same time another avenue to display art.” Bonchek started out focusing on geometric designs, inspired by her love of symmetry and balance, and over time evolved her technique to portray animals and scenes from her life. Pictures of her horses grace popular greeting cards. The intensity of the interplay between black and white does indeed create a sense of internal motion or aliveness in her designs, and she says she aims to create a 3D experience out of a 2D medium. “With this new experiment, I found that putting my designs under varnish really adds a new dimension to them.” Moving from the dense geometries of a DizzyArt table to look at a tabletop by Calista Yates, one is struck by how completely the experiences differ. Yet, again, the inspiration to take a unique style and create usable art with it led to a beautiful collaboration. Yates creates art by covering rice paper with different colors and amounts of inks. She then scatters on different substances such as salt to cause reactions that form fluid, organic, colorscapes. Sublime has some of her art hanging on the wall, under glass in coasters, and on tabletops. Under the epoxy, it looks like fused glass. Continued on 21
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Columbus Area Arts Council Selects New Executive Director Karen Shrode
hen Karen Shrode was selected to become the new Executive Director for the Columbus Area Arts Council, she wasn’t concerned about leaving the highly charged arts community of Indianapolis. She had lived in Columbus and knew what the city had to offer. She was also aware and excited about how the city had evolved in the short time that she had been away. One of her immediate goals in her new position is to focus on the residents of Columbus to make them more aware and excited about how their city had progressed. When asked how she would like to see this happen, her eyes lit up. The concept of outdoor sculpture is a passion. “They are invigorating and enlivening; you can be enveloped by them.” In 2006 Columbus was graced with many such pieces of outdoor art. Seven remain, including the beautiful “Eos,” which was so popular, a group of citizens raised the money to buy
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it from the artist and it became a permanent display of creativity. When listening to her eloquent, descriptive vocabulary, it comes as no surprise that she has a love of the written and spoken word as well. To that end, she would love to support events like poetry readings or slams, lectures, storytelling, or anything that would “elevate awareness in our community.” That explains why she is so drawn to people and events that enlighten as well as entertain. Although not an artist herself, she describes herself as a patron of the arts. She looks forward to working together with other arts organizations to create new ways to give arts in the area another dimension. She also has hopes for opportunities for performance theater. With all the possibilities facing her, the new Executive Director is also aware of the challenges ahead. Columbus, like every other city, has had budget cuts for the arts. Karen smiles and shrugs. “There is a lot we can do with a modest budget. And we are so fortunate to have Rebekah Walsh as our Resource and Development Director. She is wonderful at fundraising.” Admittedly, although most of what the Council organizes, such as NeighborFEST, First Fridays and Biggest Block Party Ever are undeniable successes, other events may have to be reorganized or
replaced. “We’ll be assessing all of our programs over the next year. We may retire some and bring in new ones.” Above all, the one thing Columbus has going for it is Columbus itself, according to Karen. “There is a sense of awe experienced by visitors that should remind us of the incredible built environment we inhabit.” Years ago she came to Columbus for an architectural tour and fell in love with it. “I was overwhelmed by the serenity of Mill Race Park and the friendliness of the people.” Now that she is once again settled into the community, she sees many positive changes. “There is definitely more activity downtown. I’m happy to see the buzz. I love all it has to offer now.” Karen Shrode sees possibilities not roadblocks. She has traveled extensively and lived in Chicago where she received her degree in art history followed by a dynamic career path among which included a position as Assistant to the Dean of Records at the Herron School of Art at IUPUI, and Associate Director for the Columbus Area Arts Council. She knows how important the arts are throughout the country including Chicago, Indianapolis, Bloomington, Brown County, and of course, Columbus. She is encouraged by the growth of the higher education system in this area, especially with the addition of the IU Center for Art
and Design. She has met briefly with its Director, T. Kelly Wilson as well as incoming Mayor Kristen Brown. Both are enthusiastic about supporting Columbus’s artistic growth. Shrode is wasting no time in her hopes to find that collective “Big Idea” that will utilize all aspects of artistic and cultural organizations. “We will create something larger than any one of us. It’s exciting to anticipate what that will be.” This, she believes, will make visitors and residents take note of the rich tapestry of talent this vibrant, burgeoning little city has to offer.
Sublime’s tabletops are sealed with up to 80 coats of restaurant-quality varnish. Not only can it withstand any amount of hot, cold, or wet, and wipe clean in a split second, but it creates a thick glass-like layer that changes the apparent depth of the art underneath, a quality that gives an extra beauty to each of these three very different styles. As for the bases, a few are custom-built by Carol’s husband, Mark Hedin, who teaches woodworking and runs Heartwood Builders, a home-building company. The majority are salvaged vintage tables ready for a new life. “I just love the idea of recycling things into art,” says Carol.
photo by Kyle Spears
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Peacocks appear on some of Carol Hedin’s designs.
That enthusiasm carries over into Sublime’s show, Upcycle, opening February 3rd, which will feature art using found materials to create functional and beautiful new items. A few sneak peeks: Jewelry sports sweet little black flowers with a surprising texture. The secret? Bicycle innertube. A statement piece slipped over your head combines the boldness of a chest piece with the volume and softness of a scarf. What is it? A necklace made of fabric from old t-shirts. The knots, whorls, and edges of reclaimed wood pieces inform the shapes of picture frames and mirrors, some with bark still left on, while fallen leaves and butterflies captured beneath a tabletop remain forever bright. When the purple turrets of 514 W. Kirkwood beckon, take the invitation and explore the wonderland inside. It’s a delight to the eye, and with everything from highvalue hummingbirds and cranes made of sterling silver and gemstones, to mod-stylish earrings of brightly enameled copper at student-friendly prices, original photographs to vintage paintings, it’s a great place to look for gifts. You might even find the perfect end table. For hours, visit <www.mysublimedesign.com> or call (812) 335-3524.
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Bill Zimmerman O
~by Julia Pearson
n November 19, 2011, the world said good-bye to a dedicated naturalist and talented artist, Bill Zimmerman. Bill was 74 years old and had called Brown County home for nearly 40 years. Gertrude and Floyd Zimmerman welcomed their son and daughter, Bill and Betty, into the world on October 1, 1937. Bill and Betty shared not only a birthday, but also a childhood in Dillsboro, surrounded by streams and woods and the creatures at home there. A neighbor’s small book of Audubon birds fascinated Bill and fed his interest in art and birds. He was inspired to copy Audubon’s birds for neighbors and was encouraged by his parents. He pursued formal studies at the Cincinnati Art Academy. He was first an illustrator, then an art director for the Gibson Greeting Card Company in Cincinnati where he enjoyed the mentoring of other artists from all over the country. In 1965 he left Gibson and teamed up with his friend and fellow wildlife artist, John Ruthven, to write and illustrate a field guide to the waterfowl of North America. In 1974, the Frame House Gallery of
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Louisville, Kentucky, published Waterfowl of North America, an impressive and massive volume of 42 paintings of the geese, wild swans, and ducks known to nest on the continent. The Brown County Public Library has a copy donated by Kevin and Barbara Sheehan in a special exhibit table. One of the many stories shared about Bill was how he would retrieve the key at the circulation desk at the library, open up the table, and turn a page of the book on his frequent visits to the library. Bill met his wife, Judy, in Jackson, Wyoming. They married there in 1970, and three years later moved to Brown County, where they raised their family. In 1984, The Birds of Indiana by Charles E. Keller and Russell E. Mumford, with birds, nests, and eggs of nesting species in Indiana illustrated by Zimmerman, was published by Indiana University. More than 100 of these original paintings owned by the Johnson family of Columbus, Indiana, are on loan to Indiana UniversityBloomington and are displayed in Jordan Hall. The Indiana State Museum has 18 Zimmerman paintings portraying a bird, mammal, plant, or geological feature unique to one of the state parks of Indiana. In 1987, Zimmerman’s painting of spectacled eiders was published in a portfolio by Ducks Unlimited Canada that featured works and biographies of 30 internationally known waterfowl artists. In 1989, one painting entitled “Ruckus at River Styx,” was included in the top 100 paintings selected for the National Parks Foundation Arts for the Parks Exhibition that toured the country.
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Zimmerman’s illustrations are also in Indiana University’s publications The Birds of Illinois by David Bohlen, The Birds of Ohio, by Bruce Peterjohn, and The Birds of Kentucky, by Burt Monroe. In 1992, the classic work on woodpeckers of North America was illustrated with 25 original paintings by Zimmerman. The painting of the Ivory-billed woodpecker from this book was used in the 2005 The Grail Bird, a true story of the rediscovery of the Ivory-billed woodpecker by Tim Gallagher and published by Houghton Mifflin. Dealing with the challenges of complications and pain of a rare spinal disease, Zimmerman remained a gentle and cheerful friend to everyone. He was one of the artists featured in a special project sponsored in part by the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts called Artist Interrupted: Brown County Artists Challenged by Illness or Injury. When Bill Zimmerman died that Saturday, thoughts and prayers immediately went to Judy and their children—son, J. Matthew Zimmerman of Belgium and daughter, Martha M. Vorel of Jackson, Wyoming; and grandchildren, William Powell Zimmerman and Claire Maree Zimmerman. The day after Thanksgiving, family Continued on 42
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Works of Wood M
~by Jeanette Menter
ost people discover their talents later in life after they’ve had the chance to experiment a little. Chad Shock knew in his early teens that he had a passion for woodworking. He started out with bowls and eventually found he had an eye for everything from wood turned vases to jewelry and even pens. The word “unique” is often over-used, but in the case of Shock’s work, it is the only way to describe his pieces. He stresses that “Every piece is unique. No two items are alike.” This is because he uses not only recycled wood, but also pieces he picks up in nature, off the side of the road or from the brush pile at the recycling center in Columbus. Friends even give him various types of wood when cutting firewood. As wood begins to decay, unusual and random patterns are created by fungi which look like black pen etchings. This process is called “spalting.” Even worm holes can add appeal. “This is desirable because it gives each piece a one-of-a-kind design,” Shock explains. His work includes many different types of woods including maple, walnut, oak and cherry. Everything he does starts with green wood. This art form requires a huge amount of patience since there is often a long wait between steps in the process. If he wants to create a bowl, he must first “turn” it on a machine called a lathe.
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He forms the shape and gives it a smooth finish. Then the bowl is coated with a green wood sealer. After that, “You can just forget about it and do other things,” he says with a grin. This is because the bowl has to dry for up to a year. When he determines the time is right, the bowl has to be turned again because over the course of 365 days, it will have warped slightly. Once the piece has been put to the lathe again he sands it and finishes it with polyurethane oil. “This oil will keep the bowl beautiful and shiny, but it is not meant for food.” His works are decorative and not meant for functional purposes. He also likes to use a layering technique for some of his work. He takes thin pieces of wood—plywood is a favorite—and uses a special wood glue to create smooth vessels, pendants, or vases. Shock is a member of the Hoosier Carvers, a group of wood-carving enthusiasts who meet regularly in Columbus. When he employs this form of woodworking, he first cuts a silhouette and then carves the rest, creating unusual and whimsical objects.
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Because everything he makes is unique it is almost impossible to make sets for special orders. No two would look the same. He can, however, put custom designs on jewelry. He makes everything in the basement of his home with the encouragement and support of his wife, Earlene. Although his is an expensive art form due to the machinery involved, the wood is usually free. He has been selling his creations in Brown County for over eight years. He doesn’t travel to art shows anymore, other than the recent “Déjà vu” show in Columbus, which highlighted the use of recycled materials in art. Shock’s work has won many awards including the Grand Champion Ribbon at the Bartholomew County Fair in 2009 for a wooden train set he made for one of his grandsons. “Every one of my grandchildren has something handmade by Grandpa.” He also still has the first four bowls he ever made from high school. Shock’s woodwork is available at the Brown County Craft Gallery located just east of the Courthouse at 58 E. Main Street in Nashville. Shoppers can find an assortment of boxes, ornaments, vases, jewelry, bowls, and other unusual vessels.
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Dance Connections ~by Geri Handley
very December, audiences in Columbus are transported to the drawing room of a magnificent Victorian Manor in Germany— the home of Herr Silberhaus and his lovely wife. The maids and the cook are preparing for the holiday meal, the air is filled with anticipation, there is a beautiful Christmas tree and excitement mounts as everyone dances—this scene commences the annual performance of the Nutcracker by students of Dancers Studio, Inc. There is, however, another important component to Dancers Studio, that doesn’t take the public stage. The organization supports dance within the Columbus community by offering quality technique classes taught by professionally trained dancers. The curriculum also includes special needs classes designed for children with physical and mental impairments. Alma Wiley founder and co-director of Dancers Studio, instructs the special needs sessions with the help of student assistants. Wiley studied dance at Indiana University, the School of the Hartford Ballet, and graduated with a BFA in Dance from George Mason University. After freelancing for a few years, she returned to school and obtained an MS in Dance at Indiana University. While attending classes at George Mason University, she was encouraged to look at dance designed for all populations. A focus on children with disabilities appealed to her. She participated in a Very Special Arts workshop (VSA is an international organization
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that provides arts and educational programming for youth and adults with disabilities) when her daughter Ciela was a few months old. Wiley had her a-ha moment after the workshop—try it and see what you can do. She bases her special needs class on her creative movement class and tries to see what every child can accomplish—not what they can’t. Wiley beams as she shares her success story Tabatha Jackman. “When Tabatha came to us, she was in a wheelchair and was quite spasmodic. As I skipped her around the circle, I thought she was going to break my back. The very next week she began learning to control her movement and I realized that we would make progress. After several years, Tabatha learned to walk on her own—Tabatha had been declared by the school system to be a student unable to receive physical therapy because she could not improve. I saw improvement in one week, and now she can walk unaided for short distances. I believe the significant part was
Indianapolis Children’s Museum, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and at multiple locations around the Columbus area. Wiley wants everyone to dance, and strives to realize the organization’s mission of providing quality dance education to students of all physical and mental abilities, social backgrounds, and financial abilities. Scholarships are offered to students who demonstrate financial need. Currently with approximately 150 students, the organization presents two major productions a year. The Nutcracker includes professional dancers as well as the students and serves as an important opportunity for the young dancers and audience members alike to experience a complete ballet and develop an understanding of the dance world. They also present a spring performance of a short story ballet and contemporary works. A shortened version of the Nutcracker and the short story ballet are performed for approximately 2,000 elementary school children. This spring, the group plans to perform The Jungle Book as a ballet. The performance is scheduled for April 6, 2012 at the Columbus Area Arts Council’s First Fridays for Families series at The Commons. getting her out of her wheelchair, even though she could not bear weight.” After teaching for over 36 years, Wiley says she is enjoying it more now than ever because she loves watching her students advance and grow as dancers, as well as people. She tells her students that she wants them to become good dancers but cares more that they become good people. Wiley has taught ballet and modern dance at private and not-for-profit dance studios in Washington, DC, Alexandria, Virginia, Takoma Park, Maryland, and Bloomington and Columbus, Indiana. She has taught students at the college level at George Mason University, Earlham College, Indiana University/ Bloomington Campus, and IUPUC. For Wiley, her job is all about how to reach her students and encourage interest and excitement about dance. Wiley has been recognized as an Artist-in-Education for the State of Indiana, a Visiting Artist for the State of Indiana, and a Master Artist for Very Special Arts Indiana. She received a Fellowship Artist Award from the State of Indiana and an Emerging Choreographer Award from Indiana’s only professional Modern Dance Company, Dance Kaleidoscope. As a festival artist for VSA, she has taught at the Indianapolis Zoo, the
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Wine and Canvas ~byTom Rhea
Wine and Canvas event at Serendipity Martini Bar. courtesy photo
n a cold Tuesday night last November 24 patrons gathered in downtown Bloomington at the Serendipity Martini Bar. As the group assembled, each sat before a small blank canvas held upright by a sturdy, tabletop easel and looked over the complement of paint brushes and water, while event host Joshua Wathen brought over paint palettes loaded with a spectrum of acrylic colors. At the appointed hour, Joshua welcomed everyone to the latest gathering of his business, Wine and Canvas, before turning over the microphone to the art instructor, Greg Potter, who took the painters through a step-by-step process that allowed each to make a replica of his original painting in the next two hours.
Sisters Leah and Amy. courtesy photo
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Waiters hurried to bring glasses of wine to the tables as brushes were dipped in water. Many were picking up a paintbrush for the first time in their lives. Wathen and his wife, Sarah, operate their chapter of Wine and Canvas as a franchise from a home office in Indianapolis. This concept has percolated through many versions in different states: the Indy owner Tamra Scott attended something similar years ago in Oklahoma, and tonight’s instructor Greg Potter said he attended a “Sip and Stroke” event in Tennessee that didn’t have the same level of guided instruction. In its present form, the idea is attractively simple: for a small fee of $35, patrons show up at a designated place and time, after choosing a painting they would like to replicate from the website calendar. Every supply and material they need, including a nice vinyl apron, is provided for them (and everything cleaned up after them), while they sip a drink of their choice. The amateur nature of the venture is emphasized. Neither the owners nor the instructor have had very much in the way of formal art education. They hope to lower any barriers to the class to encourage novices to give it a try. So patrons sign up for one evening at a time, rather than a semester of classes (although discount cards for repeat attendance are available). The
events take place in informal settings like bars or private parties. As a rule, most people in attendance have little background in art so beginners are among peers. And the instruction calls only for the repetition of steps to remake an existing image, to overcome the intimidation of finding an original idea to put on a blank canvas. Joshua and Greg both served in the military, and Greg’s main experience with instruction was there, teaching a class in urban warfare. After returning to the States, he began attending workshops at Herron School of Art once or twice a year and took jobs painting illustrations on custom vans and motorcycles. When he attended a Wine and Canvas event in Indy, his result was impressive enough that Tamra Scott asked him to develop some lesson plans. He now produces about six new paintings a month that are used in classes in Indianapolis and Bloomington. The evening’s model painting was a grid of twelve squares, each with a differently colored set of concentric circles, patterned after Kandinsky’s signature work. Sisters Leah and Amy were among the repeat customers in attendance. When Leah saw an article in the local paper this summer about Wine and Canvas, she was drawn to the illustration, a painting patterned after Robert Indiana’s famous “Love” sculpture. Her first session used a version of van Gogh’s “Starry Night” as a painting sample. “My sister has all the talent,” she said, “but I just loved making a version of one of my favorite paintings.” Joshua said that his format was endlessly versatile. “We design evenings around couples for an artistic date night. We do weddings and private parties. We even have a version for children called ‘Cookies and Canvas,’” he said. His business started in March with a smaller classes, but they have built up their following through flyers, Facebook, word of mouth and some free painting demonstrations, such as one they put on in People’s Park over the summer. The Bloomington branch of Wine and Canvas will open their own home base and studio on the west side next to David’s Bridal. They are having a grand opening event on January 20 and there is still time to register online at the website. Most future events will take place at the new studio but occasional gatherings will be held at venues like the Serendipity. “They still love us for bringing in 25 or 30 customers on what might otherwise be a slow night for the bar,” Joshua said. For a calendar of events and more information visit <www.wineandcanvas.com>.
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The Gallery Walk Group Launches Gallery Works February 3 is first in the series of 2012 Downtown Bloomington Gallery Walks From 5 to 8 p.m. (and later at some galleries), enjoy fresh exhibits, tasty treats, a chance to meet other enthusiasts, and perhaps do some Valentines Day shopping. The Venue will be featuring abstract and surrealist landscapes and homeviews by painter Tim Lynch, along with wine, gourmet soup, and other warming goodies. Spectrum Studio will offer a chance, not only to see the original photographs from the IU Press book New Harmony: Then and Now, a survey of the historic Utopian town in Indiana, but a booksigning by the artist, Darryl Jones. Check the website for new updates as February approaches. photos by Cindy Steele
~by Emma Young
n the first Friday of every even-numbered month, downtown Bloomington fills up with a happy bustle as people flock to enjoy the popular Gallery Walk, an evening of coordinated openings put on by 11 galleries that make up the Gallery Walk Group (GWG). The resounding success of this semi-monthly collaboration in diversity has inspired the Group to launch Gallery Works, a more intentional way for them to coordinate and offer a range of colorful events throughout the year. As Martha Moore, chairperson of the Group and coowner of Pictura Gallery says, “We all love Gallery Walk. It’s like a big party and everyone has so much fun. But the
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galleries are already offering many other things outside those six nights a year— other openings, classes, demonstrations. We want to recognize those, and also foster more collaboration with other entities and be more active in the community.” And that’s no limited vision. Through working with the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD), and Bloomington Independent Restaurant
Association (BIRA), GWG aims to build Bloomington up as an arts destination—for example, by creating enticing weekend packages that combine local arts, local food, and luxurious accommodations. The Group is also expanding their reach in the community by adding auxiliary members, businesses that do not focus on art but have dedicated space and a curator to display art regularly. Mexican restaurant El Norteno joined in 2011, and BlueLine Media, an advertising company, is the newest auxiliary. Gallery Works initiatives will expand the opportunities for artists, foster mutually beneficial partnerships between local businesses, increase the public presence art, and create new opportunities for artists and art enthusiasts to meet. Highlighting educational opportunities is also a goal. Many galleries, such as Sublime Design and the Venue, already offer demonstrations or classes. Pictura offers Photographer’s
Notes, free public talks from featured artists, including one in January for the show IMPACT, featuring shots taken by an NYC cop on the job. Martha Moore explains that photojournalism is not often included under the “Fine Arts Photography” umbrella, yet it can include compelling work that deserves attention, so Pictura has featured interesting photojournalists each January. To reach out to young artists, GWG will join with Monroe County Community School Corporation to host Youth Art Month in March. The Waldron and other galleries will showcase the winners of a school district art contest, giving many young artists thrilling recognition and experience. And for the slightly older students studying fine arts and arts administration at IU, class visits and other collaborations create networks of opportunity. One of the unique projects Bloomington is looking forward to in 2012 is the Brain Extravaganza! collaborative public art project
and the GWG is busy working on a way to participate in it. The Extravaganza is the brainchild of Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, a neuroanatomist, researcher and educator who became nationally famous after telling the story of her own eight-year quest to rebuild her brain when damage to it left her suddenly unable to walk, talk, read, or remember her life. The Gallery Walk Group is looking forward to participating in a city-wide slate of activities about brains, and considering options such as involving school kids in creating brain art. With so many plans, winter 2012 promises to be a beautiful season for visual arts in Bloomington. While the Gallery Walk Group is still working on an events calendar and Facebook page to pull information together, none of the members are holding back on programming in the meantime. Check out <www. gallerywalkbloomington.com> to connect with participating and auxiliary galleries.
The Story of pictura David Moore was bitten by the photography bug early on in life. He used to wish out loud there were a space dedicated to photography in Bloomington. For years his quip in return to the suggestion that he start one was, “Well, if a corner ever opens up on the Square, I’ll know it’s time.” On the day of his 50th birthday his daughter called to tell him a corner on the Square had opened up. And so, with his wife Martha Moore, he founded picture gallery, and has been showcasing photographers from around the world ever since.
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he WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology’s popular Science of Art program series will expand the schedule in 2012 to include the First Friday Evening of every month. The programs will be offered during the museum’s extended evening hours from 5 to 8:30 p.m., when half-price general admission ($3.50) will be in effect. Lead sponsorship for the Science of Art program series is provided by F. Rudolf Turner, with additional grant support from the BEAD Arts Partner Grant Program, the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. Science of Art program series offers adults and children the opportunity to explore the connections between art and science. Each month a different artist will demonstrate the process of creating original artwork and chat with visitors about the creative process and the science underlying the artistic medium. Visitors also will get to make their own work of art using similar materials. The program series was moved to First Friday Evening to coincide with the Gallery Walk presented by eleven downtown art galleries and to make it possible to offer outdoor art events during warmer weather. “WonderLab is committed to drawing upon the arts as a way for people to learn about science. The creativity that inspires the artistic process is similar to how scientists innovate and imagine new ways to solve problems. Furthermore, these kinds of hands-on approaches to science education have been shown to attract and retain young people in the growing science and technology fields,” said Andrea Oeding, WonderLab’s assistant gallery operations manager and coordinator of the Science of Art program series. To make the experience even more inviting, Bloomingfoods Market and Deli will provide food for an onsite “museum cafe” each First Friday Evening. A small plate meal will be available for $2.50. The first program in the series, Ice Sculpting, will be held on Friday, January 6. Featured artist Hermann Serfling will demonstrate the process of creating a large and detailed
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ice sculpture from a block of ice. IU Chemistry Department science educator James Clark will make ice cream using liquid nitrogen, an extremely cold substance, which instantly changes an object’s properties in surprising ways. In addition to talking with the featured program partners and sampling ice cream made through the wonders of science, museum visitors will have the opportunity to engage in the related creative process of making a colorful ice candle to take home. Fiery Foundry, on Friday, February 3, promises to be a visual extravaganza as experts from the Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum (Solsberry) will light up the night outside WonderLab as they demonstrate the hotel metal casting process using a traveling foundry. The white hot aluminum will be poured into scratch block molds carved by museum visitors before and at the event. The scratch blocks became available at WonderLab ($15 each) in December. Additional support for this night’s program comes from Gilbert Construction, Inc. ‘Sew’ Creative is the theme for Friday, March 2 to coincide with the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show at the Bloomington Monroe County Convention Center. Featured artist Daren Redman will demonstrate the process of machine quilting and will help museum visitors make their own drawstring bag using pieces of hand-dyed fabric. Programs later in the year will focus on dance, limestone carving, photography, graphic design, e-textiles and more. WonderLab is an award-winning science museum and family destination located at 308 West Fourth Street on the B-Line Trail in the heart of the downtown Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD). The museum is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. WonderLab is open extended evening hours until 8:30 pm, with an admission discount, the first Friday of the month. General admission is $7. Children under the age of one are free. For more information, call (812) 337-1337 extension 25 or go online to <www.wonderlab.org> or WonderLab’s Facebook page.
ou are invited to attend Carnivale RIO at the kidscommons on Saturday, February 11, 2012 in downtown Columbus. The annual benefit will celebrate nine years and feature incredible Brazilian fare, a cash bar, dancing, fabulous entertainment, and live and silent auctions. Dress for comfort and fun! Tickets are $75 and are available at kidscommons or by phone (812) 378-3046. Guests must be 21 or older to attend. Free valet parking for all guests. kidscommons is located at 309 Washington Street.
nforgettable!” the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic 2012 Gala will be held on Saturday, March 3. There will be music, dancing, and the Phil’s famous wine bin raffle, plus live and silent auctions. New this year is a diamond raffle. The event begins at 6:30. Reservations fill up quickly.. Don’t miss out on this unique and exciting event. Call now to register at (812) 376-2638 extension 110.
PAINTING continued from 17 1967, he received a certificate of authentication from the author of an 11-volume survey, German Painting of the Gothic Era, in which the work is also mentioned. This author was once himself an ardent Nazi and a close friend of the Nazi officer in charge of “art transfers” from occupied France. Jenny McComas says that provenance research in the Internet era is a completely different creature than it was 60 years ago. Resource lists of missing artworks that are
easily accessed from any nation are becoming common and more consolidated. Still, the one research tool that she found most helpful, and most surprising, as she began her work was simply taking apart the frames and backings of the works. “When we began just physically examining the pieces, I was amazed at how many labels were present that never got recorded on the accession cards,” McComas said. The “Flagellation” was returned to Berlin and a restitution ceremony
took place on November 21, 2011, in the presence of IU President Michael McRobbie, IUAM Director Heidi Gealt, and representatives from the Berlin State Museums and the American Embassy. Gealt was quoted saying in her remarks, “I am pleased that this panel has returned to Berlin. I know this is what Dr. Wells would have wanted, and it is in his spirit and name that it goes back to its rightful home.”
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Area Arts Calendar....................................................... Feb. 1-28 The Fine Art Photography of Carol Koetke Opening Feb. 3, 5 to 8 Brown County Art Guild March 1-31 “Our Youth in Frame & 3D Art” Through Feb. 18 “Winter Tranquility” by local school students for Art Month (Member Artists Group exhibit) Opening March 2, 5 to 8 Through Feb. open Fri.-Sat., 11-5; Sun. 12-4 #109 Fountain Square Mall resuming regular hours in March Hours: Mon-Sat, 10-5:30 48 S. Van Buren Street 101 W. Kirkwood Ave. (812) 334-3255 Nashville, IN www.byhandgallery.com (812) 988-6185 gallery406 www.browncountyartguild.org The Wicks Building 116 W. 6th St. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-6 First Fri. 9-8, Sat. 11-6 Brown County Art Gallery I(812) 333-0536 Jan. 2-Feb. 17 Artists Assoc. Winter Show www.spectrumstudioinc.com Feb. 3, 4 Indoor Attic & Art Sale, 10 to 5 Gallery Group Feb. 18-June 2 Artists Assoc. Spring Show Through Jan. 27: Artist Dr. and Main St. in Nashville, IN “Two Friends Return” Printmaker Jim Info (812) 988-4609 Sampson and painter Sammye Dina Smith www.browncountyartgallery.org combine their talents, mediums, and brightest colors for this vibrant show of T.C. Steele State Historic Site their most recent works. Jan. 28, 29, 1 to 4 “Mixed Media Portrait Feb. 3-March 30: Painting Workshop” with Dan Alexander “Fresh Perspectives” A showcase of recent $20 per session paintings by local artist Drew Etienne. Feb. 11, Feb. 18 ”Get a Clue Murder These modern abstract landscapes evoke Mystery Dinner” $35 per person (catered our society’s obsessive divergence into by Sugar Daddy’s). Participants may sign the micro-realities of a digital frontier up to be a character or solve the mystery. and the consequences of disregarding its T.C. Steele SHS located in Belmont inexorable roots in the physical universe. Register (812) 988-2785 Opening Feb. 3, 5 to 8 firstname.lastname@example.org 109 E 6th St, 47408 (812) 334-9700
BLOOMINGTON: Gallery Walk Downtown www.visitbloomington.com or www.gallerywalkbloomington.com Stroll any time of the year! Special receptions [First Fridays] from 5-8 pm at the following:
By Hand Gallery
Through Jan. 31 ”A By Hand Holiday” Marvelous Metals, Perfect Pottery, Fantastic Fibers, Wonderful Wood, and Art for All.
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Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center Galleries JANUARY: Payson McNett, sculpture Ben Rains, photography Karen Holtzclaw, painting Maureen Forman, drawing FEBRUARY: Betsy Stirratt, painting Jack Doskow, sculpture Erik Wallace, photography Malcolm Fleming, photograpy
MARCH: MCCSC Youth Art Month, various Aimee Denault, printmaking 122 S. Walnut St. Corner of 4th and Walnut Open seven days a week 9-7 (812) 330-4400 www.ivytech.edu/bloomington/waldron
Jan. 6-28 “IMPACT” photos by Antonio Bolfo 122 W. 6th St. (812) 336-0000 Hours: Tues.-Sat. 11-7 www.picturagallery.com
Sublime Design Gallery & Gifts
JANUARY: Holiday Show (Holiday Decor and affordable gifts for everyone) still up all month long with whole store 10% off. Time to shop for you! FEBRUARY: Upcycled (Repurposed Art) Jewelry, Tables, Picture Frames, Lamps and more. All local Artists! Opening Feb. 3, 5 to 8 MARCH: Upcycled Show continues 514 W. Kirkwood Ave. Hours: Tues.-Sat.11-7, Sun. 12-5 (812) 335-3524 www.mysublimedesign.com
The Venue, Fine Arts & Gifts
Jan. 6-19 “The Art of 2012” Opening Jan. 6, at 6 Featuring new paintings by Anne Marie Mahler, a Vienna born artist, who fled Nazi persecution in 1939. “The Art of Joe LaMantia” Jan. 10, at 5:30 The Venue will host a presentation and visit with the artist. 114 S. Grant. St. Hours: Tues.-Sat. 11-7, Sun. 12-5 (812) 339-4200 www.TheVenueBloomington.com
Grunwald Gallery of Art Jan. 13-Feb. 11 Faculty Exhibition Feb. 14-Feb. 25 MFA Group Show Feb. 28-March 9 BFA Group Show
...................................................................................... (formerly SoFA Gallery) The gallery is located on the IU Bloomington campus Fine Arts Building, Room 123 1201 East 7th Street Bloomington, IN 47405 (812) 855-8490
IU Art Museum JANUARY: 20, 3 to 4 EXHIBIT Ukiyo-e 23, 5 to 7 AMSO Benefit for Nicaragua FEBRUARY: 4, 2 to 3 TOUR Art & Cultural Di ffusion 17, 3 to 4 EXHIBIT Chiaroscuro Woodcuts 23, 10 to 7 AMSO Student Art Auction All museum events are free and open to the public; seating is limited. 1133 E. 7th Street on the campus of IU (812) 855-5445 email@example.com www.artmuseum.iu.edu
COLUMBUS: Tree Cozies downtown on Washington Street Columbus Learning Center Christopher Jordan Exhibit Jan. 16-May 11 Landscape and nature photography Jordan co-authored two coffee table photography books in collaboration with Ron Leonetti: Unexpected Indiana: A Portfolio of Natural Landscapes and Of Woods and Water: A Photographic Journey Across Michigan (IU Press); is a contributor to The Nature Conservancy’s Guide to Indiana Preserves (IU Press); and has work in the Indiana Governor’s Mansion permanent collection.
First Fridays The Commons, 6:00 Jan. 6 Travis Easterling Feb. 3 Ugly Duckling March 1 kids musician Mr. Stinky Feet
Empty Bowls with Tom Roznowski Jan. 28 at Central Middle School
kidscommons Rio Carnivale Feb. 11, downtown Columbus The annual benefit will celebrate nine years and feature incredible Brazilian fare, a cash bar, dancing, fabulous entertainment, and live and silent auctions. Dress for comfort and fun! Tickets are $75 and are available at kidscommons or call (812) 378-3046. Guests must be 21 or older to attend. Free valet parking for all guests. kidscommons 309 Washington Street
“Unforgettable!” the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic 2012 Gala March 3, begins at 6:30 Music, dancing, and the Phil’s famous wine bin raffle, plus live and silent auctions. New this year is a diamond raffle. Register at (812) 376-2638 ext. 110 www.thecip.org
FEBRUARY: Main Gallery Faye Ann Morris Exhibit (contemporary painting) -all month Opening Feb. 2, 5:30 to 7 Feb. 11 (time and location yet to be determined) “Paint the Town (Valentine’s Day theme) Social” painting workshop. No artistic experience required. Bring your Valentine. MARCH: Main Gallery – Youth Art Month Juried art show of work from local area youth of all ages Opening March 1, 5:30 to 7 March 19-23 Spring Break Art Camp Open Tues.-Fri. noon to 5; Sat. 11 to 3 Free Just three miles from the SeymourJonesville exit off I-65 on Highway 11 (812) 522-2278 www.soinart.com
MARTINSVILLE: Art Sanctuary Schedule
Jan. 5 Floral Still Life 2-6 and Figure Drawing 6-8 Jan. 11 Monthly Critique at 7 with guest Mary Ann Davis Jan.12 “Dos Espanas” concert at 7 Jan.13 2nd Friday Open Studio night and Columbus info www.artsincolumbus.org gallery show opening or (812) 376-2539 Feb. show open to all entries “Festival of Flowers” 2nd Friday open studio and show reception Feb. 10 March Youth Art Show Southern Indiana www.artsanctuaryindiana.com or Center for the Arts artsanctuaryindiana@gmail. com JANUARY: for more information Main Gallery: Pete Baxter Shaker Box Exhibit -all month Jan. 21, 1 to 4 “Paint the Town – 3 Martinis Social” painting workshop. No artistic experience required. Chateau de Pique Winery, Seymour, IN $30
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ROBERT N. ANDERSON Stillframes Photography and Imaging 810 Brown Street Suite A Columbus, IN 47201 (812) 372-0762 / 866-221-2939 www.stillframesoncanvas.com firstname.lastname@example.org
PATRICIA C. COLEMAN Paintings, Botanical Dye, UpCycle, Resist Painted Fabric Arts, Mixed Media, Pillows, Dolls, Poetry, Reconnective Healing, Reiki, Quilter’s Comfort Teas, Tea Jelly and Tea Syrup. Private or Small Group Classes. Exhibits “Café Gallery”thru Jan. – Angels & Light ; Jan. - Feb. Lennie’s; Feb. Showers Atrium (City Hall) “Recent Works, Skins and Stone” Work inVenue, ByHand Gallery and Patricia’s Wellness Arts Café 725 West Kirkwood Ave. Bloomington, IN (812) 334-8155 http://www.hartrock.net/cafe
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Fun, lightweight earrings fabricated with a variety of metals, enhanced with gemstones, crystals, pearls, and patinas. Available at New Leaf in Nashville, IN ~ An Indiana Artisan ~ email@example.com www.amygreely.com (812) 988-1058
CHRIS GUSTIN Homestead Weaving Studio
BARB BONCHEK Dizzy Art Pen and Ink Free hand drawn geo motion designs in pen and ink. Originals, prints, greeting cards, custom designs. Available at Venue Gallery for Fine Art and Gifts, and Sublime Design Gallery in Bloomington, IN Hoosier Artist Gallery in Nashville, IN Studio in Greene County by Hendricksville www.dizzyart.com firstname.lastname@example.org (812) 876-1907 9817 N. Black Dog Lane Solsberry, IN 47459
AMY GREELY Amy Greely Studio Creative Metalwear
BARB BROOKE DAVIS Vintage Textile Artist Pillows, framed wall art, table runners, personal accessories, scarves, pins, one-of-a-kind/original over-dyed felted wool decorative accessories 61 W. Main St. in Ferrer Gallery (812) 360-0478 www.ferrergallery.com
Handwoven “Recycled Rugs,” clothing, household items. Yarn, looms, spinning wheels, supplies for every fiber fanatic. ~ An Indiana Artisan ~ 6285 Hamilton Creek Rd., Columbus, IN 47201 Southeastern Brown County (812) 988-8622 Studio open 11 - 5 most days. Also available at Brown County Craft Gallery, Nashville, IN email@example.com www.homesteadweaver.com
PAUL HAYES Pottery
DICK FERRER Paintings on Canvas Landscapes of Southern Indiana, wildlife, coastal, and plein aire paintings in his unique style. Works represented by Ferrer Gallery in Nashville, Indiana. 61 W. Main St. and Hoosier Salon Gallery, Indianapolis, IN. www.ferrergallery.com firstname.lastname@example.org (812) 988-1994
JOAN HAAB Country Mouse Weaving Studio Hand woven chenille designer garments 7965 Rinnie Seitz Road Nashville, IN 47448 Also available at Brown County Craft Gallery and Spears Gallery in Nashville, IN (812) 988-7920
DIXIE FERRER Mixed Media Collage Classes Available Artist exploring the combination of painting, mixed media and collage. Classes available by appointment Works represented by Ferrer Gallery, Nashville, Indiana, 61 W. Main St. 2nd level and Hoosier Salon, Indianapolis, Indiana www.ferrergallery.com email@example.com (812) 988-1994
Original, functional pottery in stoneware and porcelain. Hand crafted in Nashville, Indiana. Available at The Clay Purl (claypurl.com) 90 West Franklin St. Nashville, IN 47448 (812) 988-0336 firstname.lastname@example.org
RUTH HAYES Pen & Ink , Mixed Media CATHY HAGGERTY Painting Instruction Painting lessons for individuals or small groups (812) 988-4091 email@example.com 39 E. Franklin St. in Nashville, IN (next to train)
4116 White Rd. Spencer, IN 47460 (812) 322-6215 www.ruthsartwork.wordpress.com firstname.lastname@example.org Pen and ink with color overlay of architectural subjects. Custom portraits of homes and businesses. Studio in rural Western Monroe County. Continued on next page
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ANABEL HOPKINS Landscapes in pastel and oil Also Abstract Expressionism Lessons at Les Nympheas Studio in rural Brown County (812) 340-8781 Art available at: Hoosier Artist Gallery, Nashville, IN Hoosier Salon Gallery, Broad Ripple, Indianapolis, IN (812) 988-6888 www.anabelhopkins.com email@example.com
ANNE RYAN MILLER Glass & Metal Overlay Open Daily. Call for Hours P.O. Box 566 Nashville, IN 47448 Member of Hoosier Artist Gallery in Nashville, IN (812) 988-9766 (812) 325-7485 (cell) www.AnneRyanMillerGlassStudio.com “Mom and Me”
SHARON JUNGCLAUS GOULD Trained SoulCollage® Facilitator
JOE LEE Illustrator, Painter, Clown Pen and ink, watercolor illustrations Book illustrator “...for Beginners” series Editorial cartoonist for Herald Times Children’s illustration INto Art and Our Brown County Bloomington, IN (812) 323-7427 firstname.lastname@example.org
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“ Discover your Wisdom, Change your World with SoulCollage®” SoulCollage® is an intuitive, visual process for the discovery of your creative Inner Self. Join us for a powerful and fascinating learning experience as you create your own personal deck of cards. Delightful and amazing! Workshops, retreats, classes, and individual coaching. www.artandspiritstudio.com email@example.com (812) 343-5285 or (812) 988-0597
Paintings A journey through neo-abstract expressionism as well as contemporary impressionism with a touch of mystery Carol Clendening www.carolclendening.com firstname.lastname@example.org (812) 825-1803
ELIZABETH O’REAR Fine Artist Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor— Animals, Still life, Landscapes Visit Elizabeth O’Rear Studio/Gallery 8850 SR 135 S in Southern Brown County (812) 988-1090 (812) 390-7216 on line at www.elizabeth-orear.com and Brown County Art Gallery, Nashville, IN
WALT SCHMIDT BETTY WESTHUES Hickory Tree Studio & Country Loom Functional stoneware pottery, blacksmithing, furniture, colorful recycled rag rugs, tapestries, socks and paintings Also: By Hand Gallery-Bloomington, IN and Brown Co. Craft Gallery-Nashville, IN Local Clay Guild Show every November in Bloomington, IN 5745 N. Murat Rd. Bloomington, IN 47408 (812) 332-9004 email@example.com www.hickorytreestudio.com
LAURIE WRIGHT Printmaker Laurie Wright Studio 810 Brown Street Suite A Columbus, Indiana 47201 (812) 343-3209 By appointment or by chance www.lauriewright.com
SUE WESTHUES Mixed Media Gourd Art
MICHELE HEATHER POLLOCK A wide variety of functional and Lost Lake Studio decorative items created by combining Handmade books, 2D & 3D contemporary framed fine art
Available at the Brown County Craft Gallery in Nashville, IN www.LostLakeStudio.com firstname.lastname@example.org 1581 N Lost Lake Rd Columbus, IN 47201 (812) 988-0198
gourds with other media. Available at: Brown Co. Craft Gallery, Nashville, IN Weed Patch Music Co., Nashville, IN Ferrer Gallery, Nashville, IN By Hand Gallery, Bloomington, IN Sue Westhues P.O. Box 1786 Bloomington, IN 47402 (812) 876-3099
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SARAH A. (SALLY) HEDGES Fine Art, Murals Face painting Gallery at Boondoggle Barn Winery (The Green Barn) 2667 Burton Lane Martinsville, IN 46151 (765) 792-0328 Indystar3@comcast.net
GRETCHEN TEN EYCK HUNT The Art Place 190 East Morgan Street, Martinsville, IN (317) 445-2926
Studio 001B at Art Sanctuary 190 N. Sycamore St. Martinsville, IN 46161 Wed. 9:30 am–11 am, 1 pm–4 pm Thurs. 1 pm–3:30 pm (765) 318-1668 email@example.com
PAM HURST Pam Hurst Designs Artisan Jewelry Designer Metals, Gems and Fun. Custom Fine Silver Fingerprint Charms. Workshops and private sessions available, see website for details. Studio 203 at Art Sanctuary 190 N. Sycamore St. Martinsville, IN 46161 (317) 459-3581 www.pamhurst.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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CHRISTINE MAXWELL Rugs by Christine Hand Woven Rugs
NANCY MAXWELL Fine Art Oil Painting, Pen & Ink, Water color, & Mixed Media Studio at Art Sanctuary 190 N. Sycamore St. Martinsville, IN 46161 Open Studios/ Class Weds. 9:30-4:30, Thurs. 4-8:30, or by appt. email@example.com (765) 318-0972
T.C. Steele Site Portrait Workshop
Columbus Learning Center
January 28 and 29, 2012
Steele State Historic Site welcomes Dan Alexander to the site to instruct this year’s Mixed Media Portrait Workshop on January 28 and 29, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Participants will work with watercolor and pastels. Dan Alexander has taught art classes at the John Waldron Arts Center through the former Bloomington Area Arts Council and through Ivy Tech’s Center for Life Long Learning. Mr. Alexander has given private lessons to local aspiring art students, and his work has been seen in gallery shows in Bloomington as well as in local newspapers. As a freelance artist Dan created posters for Indiana University Cinema to promote their fall and spring schedules, and various private commissions. Dan Alexander lives and works in Bloomington, Indiana. The focus of the workshop will be how to create an appealing portrait based on photographs, using watercolor and pastels. Participants are encouraged to bring a photograph of a loved one or a famous figure to create the portrait. Mr. Alexander will be performing a short demonstration on the first day followed by instructing participants as they begin their own mixed media creation. The second day will be an instructional day with the artist. Seating is limited to provide more personal instruction. Registration is required. Participants will receive the materials list after registering. For more information about T.C. Steele or to register for the program, contact Megan Richards at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or (812) 988-2785.
T.C. Steele State Historic Site is located on Hwy 46 just west of Nashville in the heart of artistic Brown County. Part of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, a division of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the site is where nature’s beauty meets the artist’s canvas. The home, studio and gardens of this noted Hoosier artist still provide inspiration today through site tours, outdoor painting competitions and artist-in-residence programs. For more information call (812) 988-2785 or visit <www.indianamuseum.org/tc_steele>.
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The original works from Birds of Indiana appear along the halls leading to the atrium at Jordan Hall on the IU campus. photo by Cindy Steele
ZIMMERMAN continued from 23 and friends gathered at the Nashville United Methodist Church to pay their respects to their neighbor who was loved for his kindness to the natural world. Bill Zimmerman’s love of the wild world was marrowdeep and his illustrations were painted with an authentic precision. His paintings are in many private collections and have been shown in many museums and galleries including the Smithsonian and British Museums. He shared his talents and love of nature with school children, campers, and fine arts collectors alike. Prints of his paintings are on the labels of many Oliver Wines and he designed the logo for the Brown County
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Schools. Five of his No. 1 artist proof prints of birds are on display in the Brown County Schools district office. The Society for Brown County gave special recognition in 2006 to him for his individual leadership. A private nature preserve at Stonehead, not far from Story, was dedicated as the Zimmerman Wildlife Habitat several years ago. He was named Conservationist of the Year in 2010 by the Sassafras Audubon Society, and in 2011 received the Barbara Restle Founder’s Award. In May of 2011, he was honored with a dinner to establish an endowment fund for scholarships within the Brown County Community Foundation named the Zimmerman Scholarship Endowment Fund. He was honored as a Goodfellow by the Brown County Rotary Club. The Lake Monroe Christmas Bird Count was first organized decades ago by Zimmerman and this year’s event is dedicated to him. Roger Tory Peterson referred to Bill Zimmerman as one of America’s premier bird artists. In his own words, Bill describes his painting: “I guess the simplest thing is, and I view it like I view religion, I aspire to be a ‘scientific illustrator,’ like I aspire to be a good Christian. I don’t have a true scientific background in the true sense of the word, but when I do a painting I try to do as much research as I can to make it as authentic as I can.” His body of work is a legacy for all Hoosiers to treasure, and for the ages to come.
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[left to right] Abby Gitlitz; David Shipley, James Nakagawa, Marilyn Greenwood, Jennifer Mujezinovic, Ruth Conway, Kendall Reeves, Suzanne Halvorson
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By Hand Gallery
101 W Kirkwood Ave #109 Fountain Square Mall  334-3255 byhandgallery.com email@example.com PHoTo I jESSICA BAISDEn
Located inside Fountain Square Mall, By Hand Gallery is a 30 year young fine crafts cooperative showing the work of local, regional and national artists. We feature jewelry, pottery, knitting, weaving, wood, glass, photography, paintings and more.
116 W 6th St  333-0536 gallery406.com
Seven days a week, 9-7 Summers: Mon–Sat 9-7
Five traditional art galleries located in a beautiful Beaux Arts historic setting, plus a large-scale projection gallery for video art and sound. To receive monthly show announcements & calls for submissions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spectrum Studio of Photography & Design Inside the Wicks Building
Tues–Sat. 11-7, Sun 12-5 Sublime Design is a fine art gallery and teaching space. We offer classes by local artists, children’s art classes, and children’s birthday parties. Carol Hedin, owner and artist specializes in custom epoxy tables and stained glass. The gallery highlights new artists and has special events every month. In addition to the gallery, the back room displays vintage furniture, jewelry, and art.
122 W 6th St  336-0000 picturagallery.com
gallery406 showcases local and regional artists focusing on, but not limited to, photography. The gallery features the work of Kendall Reeves with additional artists rotating every two months.
Located on the courthouse square at the corner of 6th and College, pictura gallery specializes in fine photographic art. Exhibits showcase work by acclaimed local, national and international artists. Styles range from contemporary to traditional. S. BILLIE MAnDLE
The Venue, Fine Arts & Gifts 114 S Grant St  339-4200 TheVenueBloomington.com Venue.Colman@gmail.com
Mon–Fri 9-6, First Fridays 9-8, Sat 11-6
Sublime Design Gallery and Gifts 514 W Kirkwood Ave  335-3524 mysublimedesign.com email@example.com
122 S Walnut St  330-4400 ivytech.edu/waldron
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center Galleries
Tues-Sat 11-7, Sun 12-5 nAnETTE WInTER
The venue brings you original, award winning oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings, and limited edition prints from acclaimed local, regional, national, and international artists. Also showcased is a wide array of uniquely crafted jewelry, pottery, glass, and metal/mineral sculpture.
auxiliary galleries 7
blueline creative co-op and gallery 224 N College Ave
Tues–Fri 12-6, Sat 12-4
El Norteño Gallery 206 N Walnut St  333-9591 elnortenorestaurant.com Mon–Thurs 11-10, Fri–Sat 11-10:30, Sun 11-9
Gallery Group 109 E 6th St
special 2012 gallery walk receptions february 3, april 6, june 1, august 3, october 5, and december 7, from 5-8pm.
12/21/11 2:35:58 PM