Press Release

Gallery Walk of Bloomington
Friday February 5th

Greetings fellow Gallery Walkers, it is time for the February Gallery Walk! This is the perfect opportunity to shrug off some seasonal depression, embrace the weather and maybe even invite a special someone, in the spirit of the month of romance! This will be the time to see what’s new, colorful and different, as well as participate in live music and gourmet refreshments.

Visit the following locations to experience the latest in the Bloomington Art Scene:
-blueline creative co-op & Gallery
-By Hand Gallery
-gallery 406
-Gather: handmade shoppe & co
-Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
-pictura gallery
-The Venue Fine Art & Gifts
-Bloomington Monroe County Convention Center
-Gallery Group
-Royale Hair Parlor Gallery

Visit for show details, a map, and suggestions for parking downtown, and don’t forget to check out our #RedDotIt Campaign to see how you can support the local arts!

 BLUELINE-SFWBlueline Gallery

Feb 5th, 5-9PM
Indiana University Student work by the IU Photography & Printmaking MFA/BFA students as well as local artists. We will host a LIVE holiday workshop with printmaking for the public to make Valentine’s day cards with a live press and there will be other workshops during the event. Student work will be for sale.
Valentine’s day Photo Booth.
– black out poetry
– live music by Byron Sanders
– poetry slam / readings
– refreshments
– blind contour drawings
– 1950s romantic movie projections for more information
Address: 212 W. 4th Street (one block from the downtown square)

By Hand SFW2By Hand

Tova Lesko
Manager for By Hand Gallery
(812) 334-3255
Title: “Hearts Entwined”

Description: For the past 40 years, Albert Nelson has made annual pilgrimages to Indiana Limestone Country to collect stone with which to work. During this time, he has fallen in love with the people, the material, and the process of stone carving.

This is a collection of his most recent works. As with all his art, the subject centers around family, relationships, and the importance of faith, hope, and love in our daily lives.

Opening Reception: Friday, February 5th, 5-8 PM

On Display: February 5th – February 26th

406-SFW-1Gallery 406

February 2016 Exhibit
– 3 Photo Attachments

Kendall Reeves, Photographer

Skinner Farm

A glimpse into the daily farm life of our ancestors, Skinner Farm represents over 150 years worth of preserved history.

Exhibit Opening
Friday, February 5, 2016 5-8pm

Exhibit Dates
February 5 – March 25, 2016

Contact Info
Inside the Wicks Building
116 W. 6th St. #110
Bloomington, IN 47404


Opening Reception : Daydreams & Grand Desires :bridal gowns from Liby Ball

Gather is pleased to present our very first Gallery featuring textile work in the form of custom bridal gowns from local seamstress extraordinaire;Liby Ball – Sewing and Design Studio. Just in time for the month of Love – we cannot wait to let you in on the secret that is the work of Liby Ball!!

Artist Statement:
Personal style is just that—personal. Working almost exclusively in formal wear, Liby Ball has the honor of playing an intimate role in some of the most important moments of people’s lives. Her work allows her the pleasure, and often, the challenge, of bringing daydreams and grand desires into the physical world. Liby’s mission is to provide every client (regardless of shape/size/gender/etc.) the opportunity to express their individuality through a statement of fashion. These designs are the compromises reached between the requirements set by the clients and her own personal aesthetic.

Liby Ball started sewing at the age of 7. At age 15, Liby excelled in her high school’s theatre department as a costume designer, winning several medals for her designs in state championships before her graduation in 2003. Liby was certified as an Alterations Specialist by David’s Bridal in 2004, and was promoted to Alterations Manager in 2011. In 2012, Liby quit David’s Bridal to start her own sewing business, Liby Ball Sewing & Design, in order to provide customers with more options, in both price and styling. Her focus is on hard-to-fit clients (plus size, athletic build, transgender-bodied, etc.) in addition to providing top-notch customer service and one-on-one attention to detail for every project and every client.


Visit us on the FIRST FRIDAY in February for our Gallery Walk Bloomington opening featuring breathtaking bridal work from Liby Ball. As usual, we’ll have light refreshments, fun music, and a wide variety of handmade items for you to peruse.


Opening reception from 5-8pm on Friday, February 5th, 2016.

Works will remain on display through February.


Gather is open Wed-Fri 12-5

Saturday 10-4

Sunday 12-4


Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center

Julie Roberts
Gallery Director
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
122 S. Walnut Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Opening Friday, February 5th, 5-8 pm
Now featuring refreshments by Ivy Tech Baking & Pastry students!
Edward Bernstein: Angels, Ghosts & Inconvenient Event
Michael Van Vooren: Chasing the Line
Maureen Forman: Recent Drawings
Carolyn Markey: Recent Paintings
Shows run May 29-June 20
Mon-Fri 9-7. Sat 9-5. Open later during theatre performances.



pictura gallery

Gallery Director
Lauren Kniss Pictura Gallery
Noah Addis / Future Cities
Kai Caemmerer / Unborn Cities
Noah Addis and Kai Caemmerer both photograph the possible structures of our future, and their projects offer starkly different visions of what it might look like. Addis’s “Future Cities” are a study of informal urban development and compacted, self-built communities. Caemmerer’s “Unborn Cities” show looming abstract skyscrapers in spaces void of people.
February 5th – March 26th
Opening Reception Friday February 5th, 5 pm – 8 pm

Royale Hair Parlor
116 W 6th St, Bloomington, IN

Feature Artists Shannon Zahnle
“Shannon Zahnle works in Bloomington as a freelance editorial photographer and illustrator. Presented here are figure studies and personal work, both photographs and digital paintings, as well as some graphite and gouache pieces.”


Monroe County Convention Center

Patti Russo
812-361-4269 (cell)
812-336-3681 (work)

On Exhibit

Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center Art Gallery, 302 S. College Avenue. Gallery Walk exhibit featuring “Shades of Love”, Paintings by Richelle Brown. An Opening Reception will be Friday, February 5th, 5-8PM as part of the Gallery Walk. Enjoy elegant desserts and live music performed by harpist, Rebecca Cieply. Exhibit is on display through March 13, 2016 in the Ralph Rogers Room.
The Convention Center will provide free parking for the February Gallery Walk. Learn more at

Vault-SFW2The Vault Gallery at Gallery Mortgage

121 E. Sixth Street
Bloomington IN 47408
Guest Curated by Gabe Colman & the Bloomington Watercolor Society

Exhibition Title : Chocolate Inspiration
Show dates: February 5th – April 26th
For Gallery Walk , The Vault at Gallery Mortgage is pleased to offer a unique opportunity. In celebration of The Week of Chocolate, The Vault will host a group exhibition of paintings from the Bloomington Watercolor Society, themed to the appreciation of sweet temptations and delights! The talented artists of the BWS have been tasked with expressing, visually, exactly how chocolate inspires their lives. Each perspective will be as unique as a chocolaty thumbprint, and we invite you to join us Friday February 5th from 5pm-8pm to share in the experience.

Proceeds from this show will be donated in support LIFEDesigns, a local nonprofit whose mission is to partner with people of all ages and abilities. LIFEDesigns offers community and at home support, life skills development, employment support and more for people across South Central Indiana who are affected by a disability.

This will be an opportunity to experience our local art community and support a local cause in one event. Gourmet refreshments and live entertainment will be on hand, and you can visit the following link for free parking options nearby.
We look forward to hosting you Friday!


The Venue Fine Art & Gifts

114 S. Grant
Bloomington IN
Exhibition Title : Raku at The Venue
Featured Artist: Al Scovern
Raku at The Venue

The Venue is pleased to host an exhibition of stoneware Raku ceramics from Al Scovern. This collection includes a variety of saggar fired vessels, employing the techniques of carbon stenciling and carbon trailing in a way that has allowed Scovern to stand out in the world of ceramics. For enthusiasts of the medium, this show will not disappoint.
Join us for gourmet refreshments and live music on Friday February 5th, from 5 to 8pm. Visit … for parking motions near The Venue!

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