FEBRUARY PRESS RELEASE:
Gallery Walk of February 3, 2015 COMBINED
Happy New Year from your friends at Gallery Walk! Join us thisFriday, February 6th as Gallery Walk kicks off the beginning celebration of the Arts in the Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District! 2014 was a record year and we’re excited to see what’s in store for 2015. This year we will be kicking off our #RedDotIt Campaign and focusing on our Discovering Downtown Through the Arts initiative. We will also be launching our new interactive Gallery Walk website where users can discover information about our monthly artists, including talks, demonstrations and receptions.
Visit the following locations to see what’s new!
-blueline creative co-op & Gallery
-By Hand Gallery
-Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
-The Venue Fine Art & Gifts
-Bloomington Monroe County Convention Center
-Royale Hair Parlor Gallery
Visit gallerywalkbloomington.com for show details, a map, and suggestions for parking downtown!
Scroll down to see written entries for each gallery, images are attached as a zip.
Disjointed Realities: Works by IU Painting MFAs
February 6 – February 27
Indiana University’s graduate painting students present: Disjointed Realities
In this age of image and information saturation, the depth and value of experience is often exchanged for a one-dimensional existence. There is a premium set on how many connections a person possesses, and on visibility, but not necessarily on substance. This imbalance begs the question of whether the connections we make between ourselves and our surrounding world are meaningful, or are just replacements for what is truly genuine. The immediacy and abundance of information causes images and attitudes to converge in unexpected ways, and leads to a reality filled with connections that are often flawed and disjointed.
The Indiana University MFA Painting candidates are interested in exploring the gaps in relationships, comprehension, and experiences that are a result of these disjointed realities. Ours is a world perceived in fragments. It can lead to mistrust or apprehension, but it can also lead to humor and fulfillment, and occasionally to sublime inspiration.
By Hand Gallery
Rural Landscape: Power and Light
Friday, February 6th – Saturday, March 28th
In her newest tapestry work, Laura Foster Nicholson seeks to come to terms with the architecture of energy generation in the Midwest, and its effect on those living in the region.
Bloomington Convention Center
Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center Art Gallery, 302 S. College Avenue. Gallery Walk exhibit featuring “Pause and Reflect”, Paper Art Quilts by local artist Mary Hambly. Exhibit is on display February 3 through March 22 in the Ralph Rogers Room. An Opening Reception will be Friday, February 13th, 5-8PM. Enjoy complimentary Valentine-themed hors d’oeuvres, desserts, wine and live music. The Convention Center will provide free parking.
Join us for a special pre-Valentine’s Day Celebration of the Arts! Learn more at www.bloomingtonconvention.com.
Artist: Terry Wieckert, Photographer
Show: Formations In Time
Dates: February 6 – March 27, 2015
Hours: Mon-Fri 9-6, First Fridays 9-8, Sat by appt.
Contact: Kendall Reeves
Artist is Susan Shorter
Show is “of Myth and Man”
Duration is February 6 to March 26
John La Bella
Gallery Mortgage, a subsidiary of Sagamore Home Mortgage(NMLS #2062)
121 E. 6th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408
Ivy Tech John Waldron Art Center
122 S Walnut St
Bloomington, IN 47404
Erik Probst: Recent Paintings
Brett Volpp: Moonshine
Laura Levine: Contemporary Mythology
Ingrid Faber: Reflections, Cerebration and Meditation
Shows run January 30 – February 21
Mon-Fri 9-7. Sat 9-5. Open later during theatre performances.
Pictura Gallery presents David Magnusson “Purity” + Sophie Kirchner “Male Sport”
February 6 – March 28
Pictura Gallery presents “Purity” by Swedish photographer David Magnusson. Portraits of fathers and daughters at American Purity Balls. Also on display – Sophie Kirshner’s project “Male Sport” – portraits of strong female athletes.
Royale Hair Salon
LANDSCAPE WATERCOLOR ARTIST KATHLEEN TRUELOVE BARTON
Kathy believes in “the spirit of place.” This spirit inhabits many of the pictures she has painted outdoors,
or created indoors from photographs taken on location. Kathy enjoys painting and photographing
landscapes. Sometimes the photographs are works of art themselves, and sometimes they are
reference points for details to finish a “plein air” work.
LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER, CRAIG D. BARTON
Craig produces images that take you to the place in the photograph. The impact is real but subtle
suggestions in the work allow you to interact with the image many times in an evening, or for years.
Pictures too can become “good friends” that stay with you over time.
The Venue Fine Art & Gifts
114 S. Grant
“Marco Solo”, Paintings by Marco Zehrung at The Venue
For Gallery Walk on Friday, February 6th, beginning at5:00pm., The Venue Fine Art & Gifts will host an Opening Exhibition of exciting and dynamic abstract acrylic paintings by Marco Zehrung, a Venue All Star. Marco’s unusual, bold, and painterly abstracts evoke powerful emotional sensations from the viewer. Although dynamic, they actually have a calming effect. All are unique, original, and a great value. Marco will be in attendance, and The Venue will provide gourmet soup and other special refreshments for the occasion.
Our complete collection of Fine Art and Gifts will also be on display for viewing and purchase. You can visit the following link for free parking options near The Venue:http://bloomington.in.gov/parksmart.
This Exhibit will run at The Venue until February 19th.