Gallery Walk of Bloomington
Friday October 2nd
It’s time for the October Gallery Walk, an opportunity to experience the beauty of creative minds along with the beauty of the turning season! We welcome you to the Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District in order to celebrate the latest contribution to the arts. This will be the time to see what’s new, colorful and different, as well as participate in live music and wonderful weather!
Visit the following locations to experience the latest in the Bloomington Art Scene:
Blueline Gallery starts the Fall season with Natural Selection: paintings by Betsy Stirratt, opening on Friday, October 2nd, as a part of First Friday Gallery Walk.
The title of the show reflects the artist’s process. Stirratt uses the medium to control color, transparency, atmosphere and mood which play into her ideas about excess. Her work is designed to possess measured luxury, voluptuousness and desirability.
Betsy Stirratt was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and earned a BFA from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She received an MFA from Indiana University in 1983, and worked as a graphic designer for the Pan American Games, IBM Corporation and other clients. She has been the Director of the Grunwald (formerly SoFA) Gallery at Indiana University in Bloomington since 1987. As Director, she has curated numerous exhibitions of contemporary art and photography and edited several books. She has been exhibiting her paintings, books, objects and installations since 1983. Her work has been exhibited at many venues, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC, White Columns and Art in General in New York, the City Gallery at Chastain in Atlanta, the Indiana State Museum and in Houston, Los Angeles and other locations. She is the recipient of several grants and awards, including a Visual Artist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and awards from the Indiana Arts Commission and the American Craft Council.
“When I am painting, I enter a relaxed mental state that is dramatically different from my day-to-day life. I escape to an environment where I have complete control and can create a landscape for myself in which I happily exist. Because I have total control over these painted environments, I orchestrate their compositions carefully and when they are successful, they become a place that I can imagine living in.”
– Besty Stirratt
GALLERY OPENING OCT 2 5-9pm
212 W. 4th Street
Please join us for a visually rich event. Refreshments will be provided.
Manager for By Hand Gallery
Title: Bundle Up With By Hand
Description: This show will feature a variety of scarves, mittens, gloves, and hats. All created by local artists to keep you and your loved ones stylish and warm this winter season.
Opening Reception: Friday, October 2nd, 5-8 PM
On Display: October 2nd – November 30th, during regular business hours, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Attached are 2 images for the upcoming show, the second is a duplicate of the of the first, but has been compressed for web use should you need it.
John La Bella
121 E. 6th Street, Suite 1
Bloomington, IN 47408
Featured Artist: Jarod Isenbarger
Show Title: Experiments in Screen Printing
Opening Reception Oct 2 from 5-8pm
Show duration: through November 20.
116 W 6th Street #110
Bloomington, IN 47404
Monday–Friday 9am–6pm; First Fridays 9am–8pm
More in Roger’s recent years, his relationship with photography has been one of quotidian pleasures, capturing what a given day offers as he explores places around him.
Photographic images are easy to capture these days and technology is making it easier every day…or so it seems. But “easy to capture” doesn’t necessarily equal what is significant in art. With regard to the term “art” and photography, Roger likes what Walker Evans had to say many years ago: “Whether he is an artist or not, the photographer is a joyous sensualist, for the simple reason that the eye traffics in feelings, not in thoughts.”
More in recent years Roger’s relationship with photography has been one of quotidian pleasures, capturing what a given day offers as he explores his own backyard where a backlit morning glory leaf becomes the “Angel Leaf” print in this exhibit, or the chipped, weathered paint in the YMCA parking lot
the lucky-day abstract titled “Bronc Buster.”
A few years ago Roger tired of lugging his Nikon D200 around, especially on trips that involved hiking over rough terrain or exploring the seemingly endless stretch of a beach. He “resorted” to a high-end point and shoot—the Sony RX100, a little powerhouse of a camera, in his opinion. And it slips quite easily into the pocket of a shirt or jacket…no excuse for missing that shot along the B-Line Trail or the wet light of a passing storm over downtown Bloomington.
Roger Pfingston, Photographer
Opening 10.02.15 5-8pm
Gather :handmade shoppe & Co: presents We Are Together
BLOOMINGTON, September 23, 2015 — Welcoming in the fall is young Bloomington artist Alyssa Noelle and her show “We Are Together”. This series of work that Alyssa is working on narrates the awareness of our ephemeral lives: by including her deceased relatives in the same setting as she and her mother, she acknowledges that our bodies are mortal, but our energy is constant. The series begins with the spotlight on the artist’s mother at age 19; with hesitation and anticipation in her eyes, her mother appears to be along on a body of water . . .
Join us for an opening reception that will open your eyes to possibilities: at Gather :handmade shoppe & Co: located at 101 W. Kirkwood Ave inside Fountain Square Mall in Bloomington, IN, Suite 112 on Friday, October 2nd from 5-8pm. Light refreshments will be served, and local busker Johnny Profane will be in the hallway to entertain. As always, nearly 200 artists and makers are represented in Gather on a daily basis and always around for your viewing and buying pleasure.
Alyssa’s other printwork, including her landscapes and airplanescapes are also featured in the shop on a daily basis. This particular series reminds us to look for the truth that are revealed during the process of traveling from one place to the next.
Alyssa graduated from Herron School of Art and Design in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts majoring in Furniture Design and a second Bachelor’s in Art Education. She’s taught art in the public schools of Indianapolis, and soon will be teaching kids’ classes at Gather. She was greatly influenced by being a juror in a murder trial in 2008 – an event that she credits with her choosing painting as a medium.
We welcome you to join us for our Opening Reception to enjoy Alyssa Noelle’s new body of work.
Thanks so much,
Monroe County Convention Center
Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center Art Gallery, 302 S. College Avenue. Gallery Walk exhibit featuring “Autumn Nocturnes”, forged and fabricated steel works by local artist, Michal Ann Carley. Exhibit is on display through November 15th in the Ralph Rogers Room. An Opening Reception will be Friday, October 2nd, 5-8PM as part of the Gallery Walk. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and live music performed by old-time musicians, The New Hoosier Broadcasters. The Convention Center will provide free parking. Learn more at www.bloomingtonconvention.com.
122 W 6th Street
Never Too Close
Roman Franc, Gabriela Kolčavová, Vojtěch V. Sláma, Ondřej Žižka
Pictura is pleased to present a group exhibition with work from four Czech photographers – Roman Franc, Gabriela Kolčavová, Vojtěch V. Sláma, Ondřej Žižka.
Never Too Close explores the personal histories of these four artists. They share a world of beauty, transporting us to the places where their loved ones exist.
October 2 – November 28
In October and November, Royale will be featuring the work of digital artist Brick Daniel Kyle. I’ve attached a few samples of his work. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Brick Daniel Kyle is a graphic designer based in Bloomington, IN. The works presented for the this are composites of found images and textures that include vibrant colors, expressive figures and an exercise in creating queer art. Fashion photography is a big inspiration within the work, as well as vibrant patterns and textures throughout history. The intent of making these collages is to tell a narrative through form and color.
The Venue Fine Art & Gifts
114 S. Grant
In celebration for Gallery Walk of October, The Venue is pleased to host an exhibition of work from regional artists Wyatt LeGrand. Known for his colorful oil paintings on canvas, Wyatt brings to The Venue an exhibition of figurative and landscape paintings that will tantalize your eyes! Wyatt’s goal is not to adhere to any one style of approach to painting, but rather to capture the relationship of color, as one might experience it firsthand within a variety of different contexts. Landscapes, Cityscapes, figures in motion or at rest, whatever the subject matter, the finished piece is distinctly Wyatt.