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Gallery Walk of January
January 5th

Greetings Fellow Gallery Walkers, it’s time for the first Gallery Walk of 2018! Join us Friday January 5th from 5pm to 8pm and experience fresh new artwork from a brand new year. Visit the following locations for refreshments, entertainment, and ART:

  • Blueline Gallery
  • By Hand Gallery
  • Gallery 406
  • Gather: Handmade Shoppe & Co
  • Ivy Tech John Waldron Art Center
  • Monroe Convention Center
  • Pictura Gallery
  • Rainbow Bakery
  • Thomas Gallery
  • The Vault at Gallery Mortgage
  • The Venue Fine Art & Gifts

We are particularly excited to announce the addition of two new galleries to our walk! The gallery at Rainbow Bakery, and the Thomas Gallery. Visit our website at for individual show details, images and a map of participating galleries. You can also find us on Facebook.

We look forward to hosting you Friday!

Blueline Gallery

Our Bodies, Our Choices will showcase photography from Natasha Komoda of Femmeography from her work on the calendar Our Bodies, Our Choices.

As advocates for reproductive justice with a focus on Bloomington, the calendar Our Bodies, Our Choices, features empowered tattooed women celebrating their bodies. They believe all women should have reproductive self determination, access to comprehensive reproductive and preventative health care, and respectful support for pregnancy, parenting, adoption, and abortion.

You can purchase the calendar for $25 cash or check, and all of the proceeds go to Accessible Community Abortions of Bloomington, All Options Pregnancy Resource Center, and Planned Parenthood of Bloomington.

Opening reception:

Friday, January 5



212 W. 4TH ST



Natasha Komoda is an editorial and commercial photographer based in Bloomington, Indiana. She is devoted to portraying her subjects with complete authenticity, and presenting to the viewer the unique essence that lies beyond physical appearance. Natasha is also the founder of Femmeography, a photographic service that uses the art of portraiture to heal body image negativity. Natasha puts a lot of heart and compassion into her work and cherishes every person she has the opportunity to photograph.​

By Hand Gallery

Title: “Annual Holiday Show” 


DescriptionCelebrate the holiday season with By Hand Gallery this year during our annual holiday show! We will be highlighting a variety of local artists and artworks. Featured items will include, but not be limited to hats, scarves, pottery, paper art, journals, art boxes, leatherwork, jewelry, ornaments, and wooden bowls.


Opening Reception: Friday, December 1st, 5-8 PM


On Display: November 24th – December 31st

For any further information please contact me at this address, or you may call the gallery at (812) 334-3255.


Thank you,


Tova Lesko

Manager for By Hand Gallery

101 W Kirkwood Ave

Ste 109

Bloomington, IN 47404

(812) 334-3255 


Gallery 406

Gather: Handmade Shoppe & Co

​Sari Bari: An Ancient Bengali Stitch Leads Women to Freedom – Opening Reception

Happy 2018!
Sari Bari: An Ancient Bengali Stitch Leads Women to Freedom – Opening Reception

For our first Gallery Walk in 2018, we’re welcoming local photographers Frank and Sarah Schweikhardt from SchweikhardtPhotography andWandering Heart Photography documenting their trip to Kolkata, India and subsequent visit and work with Sari Bari

Sari Bari is a flourishing NGO located in the heart of Calcutta, India. Known as a ‘freedom business,’ it’s a source of training, income, and support for impoverished women, enabling them to leave work in the sex industry. At Sari Bari, they train to not only become skilled seamstresses, but also strong, successful, empowered women and leaders, both within Sari Bariand their communities. 

As they begin a new way of doing life, they enter into an ancient Bengali tradition of sewing layers of old saris with a single running stitch, the kantha stitch. For hundreds of years, Begali women have used the method, done completely by hand, as a way to upcycle worn saris and to keep their families warm. 

Stitch by stitch, the women at Sari Bari transform old saris into works of art that take the shape of blankets, purses, and home goods. There is also transformation within, as the women begin to feel pride, dignity, and respect in themselves and in their limitless abilities. 

The following photographs showcase the details of the heart and soul of Sari Bari: the fabrics, the stitches, and the beautiful hands of the women. No faces have been shown to respect and protect the women. 

Please visit to learn more and to see and purchase their beautiful products. Each product is handmade, and signed by the woman who crafted it. 

Artist Bio

Frank & Sarah Schweikhardt are professional photographers, who have called Bloomington ‘home’ for many years. They co-run their wedding photography business, Wandering Heart Photography. Frank also runs Schweikhardt Photography, which focuses on real estate, headshots, and small business needs. 

Their love for travel borders on obsession, and they spend time each year exploring the world. Their recent partnership with Sari Bari was an amazing intersection of the things they feel most passionate about: photography, travel, and telling the stories of fellow humans. 

You can learn more at:


Ivy Tech John Waldron Art Center

     Shows run January 2-20            

Opening reception Friday, January 5th, 5-8 pm


National Society of Arts & Letters

2018 Visual Arts Competition for Emerging Artists

Zack Worcel:  Recent Paintings

Photography at the Ivy Tech Center for Lifelong Learning:  

Highlights from “A Decade of Art & Learning”


Monroe Convention Center

Monroe Convention Center Art Gallery, 302 S. College Avenue.

Gallery Walk exhibit featuring "La Vie en Rose", water color

paintings by Marie Carpenter.

Enjoy elegant hors d'oeuvres, wine and

live accordion/banjo music performed by Supertrad. Exhibit is

on display through January 15, 2018 in the Ralph Rogers Room.


Pictura Gallery


Rainbow Bakery



Join us for the opening of “Midnight Pencil Box,” a show of new mixed media works by Bloomington artist Sarah Carton.


Opening reception:

Friday, January 5 from 5–8 PM


Rainbow Bakery // 201 S. Rogers St. // M–F 9a–7p


Thomas Gallery

The Thomas Gallery presents the works of Kurt Larsen

Opening reception Friday January 5th.  5-9 PM


Open  every Friday  in January from 5-8 PM or by appt  812 322-7676

Kurt Larsen is a native Californian and has lived in Bloomington for 24 years.  Known early on as a faux painter/finisher, you can see some public displays of his works At the Bakehouse and the large wall in Goods For Cooks. Also, all of the art at Finches Restaurant are done by Larsen.

His recent works are mostly small works, at which he has been prolifically creating,   And small means affordable, most works being under $50.  “It’s more about getting my art out there, rather than realizing the amount of time I have in them,” said Larsen.   Framed and ready to hang, theses works cover a variety of themes.


The Vault at Gallery Mortgage

“The Bloomington Print Makers” Featuring Elizabeth Busey, Jennifer Cure, Sandy Davoren, Dale Gardner, Benedict Jones, Kate Lenkowsky, Jim Sampson, Ryan Stacy, Neil Taylor, Danielle Urschel, Mary Uthuppuru, and John Wilson.


The Venue Fine Art & Gifts

Galina Herndon Artwork at The Venue! Abstract Impressionistic representations of eastern European cityscapes from the artist’s childhood. Visit The Venue and experience a colorful and vivid visual experience through the talents of an award winning artists. Galina has made her mark on our community as a regular participant of the 4th street art festival, and has also come away the Alice San Pietro award for excellence.

We look forward to hosting you in January!

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