|The Beauty of Indiana Folk Arts: Visiting Folk Artists Series
Matt Bruce and Casey Winningham (limestone carvers)
Thursday, October 6; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Demonstrations), 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Narrative Stage)
Master carvers Matt Bruce and Casey Winningham will demonstrate and discuss different techniques in limestone carving--a distinctive arts tradition from south-central Indiana.Their demonstrations and narrative stage discussions will be free and open to the public, and are sponsored by Themester 2016: Beauty, an initiative of the IU College of Arts and Sciences.
Mathers After Hours: Mister Lonely (2007) Costume Party
Thursday, October 6; 7 to 9 p.m.
Who are you? Who do you want to be? Don a costume of your choice and come to the Mathers Museum for a screening of Mister Lonely. This quirky film focuses on exploring characters who use costumes in their daily lives--a Michael Jackson look-a-like, and Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, and Shirley Temple impersonators who live on a commune in Scotland. The screening will be free and open to the public, and is sponsored by Themester 2016: Beauty, an initiative of the IU College of Arts and Sciences.
Day of the Dead Altar Opening
Friday, October 7 to Tuesday, November 1; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays/1 to 4:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays
Celebrate and honor the memories of deceased loved ones at Bloomington's annual Día de los Muertos Community Altar, curated by local artists Rachel DiGregorio and Michael Redman. You're invited to add gifts to the altar in honor of those who've passed, as it's customary to leave small offerings of items they would have enjoyed. The event will be free and open to the public.
Health, Healing, and the Arts
Tuesday, October 11; 4:30 p.m.
How does art influence the healing process? How does art promote health and well-being? From educational materials to popular songs on public health topics, art has an important role to play in our health. Bob Einterz, IU School of Medicine Associate Dean for Global Health; Donald E. Brown, Professor of Global Health, Professor of Clinical Medicine; Daniel Reed, Associate Professor of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, and Ruth Stone, Laura Boulton Professor of Folklore and Ethnomusicology will discuss their research on the cultural, economic, spiritual, and educational dimensions of art within a public health context. The event will be free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington.
The Beauty of Indiana Folk Arts: Visiting Folk Artists Series
Larry Haycraft (hoop-net maker)
Thursday, October 13; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Demonstration), 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Narrative Stage), 2:30 to 4 p.m. (Demonstration)
Five generations of the Haycraft family have made hoop nets and fished the rivers of southern Indiana. Learn more about hoop-net making during Haycraft's demonstrations and narrative stage discussion. The events will be free and open to the public, and are sponsored by Themester 2016: Beauty, an initiative of the IU College of Arts and Sciences.
Indiana Folk Arts: 200 Years of Tradition and Innovation
Indiana State House, Indianapolis, IN
Saturday, October 15
For more than 200 years Indiana has been home to a wide variety of folk arts. In celebration of the state's Bicentennial, a special traveling exhibit has been developed by Traditional Arts Indiana, a program at IU's Mathers Museum of World Cultures, with accompanying demonstrations by Indiana folk artists. Drop by and meet some of Indiana's master folk artists while they make and create.