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April 6, 2015

 

landscape painting

A View “Across The Fields” Into The Mind

For Ben Pines, painting unremarkable scenery in a simplified way is not as much about representing the world out there, as it is about discovering himself.

April 3, 2015

 

The Reverend Anthony Thompson, Bob Hammel and Sally Gaskill officiate the dedication of George Shively's grave marker at Rose Hill Cemetery, April 5, 2015.

Dedication Confers Belated Honors On A Baseball Great

After over 50 years, Bloomington-based baseball legend George Shively finally has a gravestone.

March 23, 2015

 

Bill-Wolf-Sculptor

Bill Wolfe: Bronze Sculptor

Since he was four years old, Bill Wolfe knew he wanted to be an artist; today, his stunning, life-size bronze sculptures can be seen throughout the country.

March 18, 2015

 

Sature

Ian Sundstrom’s Path To “Sature”

Bloomington resident Ian Sundstrom's color based strategy game is being released today. The game is called Sature.

March 11, 2015

 

Brown County school buses

Old Is New Again At “Impressions Of Brown County”

Historical photographs by Frank Hohenberger served as inspiration for new music by student composers at the Jacobs School of Music.

February 27, 2015

 

James Balog

On Location: Environmental Photographer James Balog

James Balog's career as a wildlife and environmental photographer has taken him to the extreme ends of the world and himself.

February 9, 2015

 

Harry Engel and Thomas Hart Benton pose in front of Benton's mural panel featuring a portrait of Hoosier Group painter William Forsyth, in Bloomington, October 1940 or March 1941.

William Forsyth: The Hoosier Group’s Go-Figure Modernist

Indiana landscape painter William Forsyth’s latent modernism may have secured his place in history—Thomas Hart Benton’s version at least.

January 26, 2015

 

Marian Pettengill (right) leads the low-vision tour.   Rhett Salisbury and Mary Stores take in Julianne Swartz' sound sculpture Terrain (2008).

Museums Find New Ways For Visitors To See Art

It's been said that the essential is invisible to the eye, but how do art museums present their collections to their visually impaired visitors?

January 8, 2015

 

Onya La Tour at her desk.

Planting The Seed Of Modernism In The Brown County Hills

Onya LaTour had hopped a freighter to Russia and run an art gallery in Puerto Rico before opening the Indiana Museum of Modern Art in a Nashville farmhouse.

December 29, 2014

 

colorized photo of pool from 1930s

Having Traveled The World, Artist Travels Through Time

Colorizing digital scans of historic photographs of Bloomington has provided a kind of out-of-body experience for artist Avi Katz.

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