Columbus Commons, Martha MacLeish, Quarry Morris Dancers

This week, a visit to the new Commons building in Columbus, Indiana, the shape-shifting art of Martha MacLeish, and dancing in the Spring in Bloomington.

Bloomington Quarry Morris Dancers

Photo: Jennifer Basak/WFIU

The Bloomington Quarry Morris Dancers welcome in Spring in the heart of Bloomington.

This week on Artworks:

Associate Director of the Columbus Area Visitors Center Cindy Frey takes Annie Corrigan on a tour of the newest jewel in the crown of the Columbus, Indiana architecture scene — the new Commons building.

Also on the program,

Shape Shift is the title of an exhibition of current works by Hope School of Fine Arts faculty member Martha MacLeish. In a conversation with WFIU’s Yaël Ksander, MacLeish, who started out as a painter, reveals why her artistic identity has been that of the shape-shifter.

And rain or shine, the Bloomington Quarry Morris Dancers keep a tradition from the Old Country alive in the New World.

Stories On This Episode

The Commons: Building Into The Future In Columbus

glass building with children in front and courthouse in background

After four years of planning and construction, the Columbus, Indiana community eagerly awaits the opening of its new downtown mall and community center.

Shape Shift: MacLeish Turns Experience Into Gesture

Things seen are things as seen

It's not a translation of form that MacLeish seeks—rather, an expression of energy. Many of her pieces have verbs for names—wobble, shrug, somersault.

  • M&M

    loved the morris dancers! Great story!

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