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Contemporary Art At SOFA, A Dick Van Dyke Opera, Pride Preview II

This week on Artworks, contemporary art at the SoFA Gallery, an opera based on "The Dick Van Dyke Show," and part two of our preview of the Pride Film Festival.

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Photo: Allen Kinsbury

Rob (James Bobick on left) becomes jealous of Joe Coogan (IU alumnus Branch Fields) when he learns the hunky Joe was once in love with Laura in "The Life and Love of Joe Coogan."

This week on Artworks,

Three exhibitions currently on view at Indiana University’s SoFA Gallery will change the way you perceive contemporary art.

A composer turns to an unusual source for an opera libretto – an episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show.

George Walker finds out what’s in store for the 4th annual Percussive Dance Extravaganza.

And in part two of our preview of the Pride Film Festival, I’ll speak with the writer and director of the film ‘Bloomington.’ She explains that its connection to Indiana runs deeper than just the title.

Stories On This Episode

‘Bloomington’ Flaunts Its Indiana Connections

On the Set of Bloomington the Movie and movie poster

It will be a homecoming of sorts when Fernanda Cardoso visits Bloomington for a screening of her film 'Bloomington' at the Pride Film Festival.

The 4th Annual Dance Extravaganza: Playing With A Full Deck


Flat footing, clogging, step dancing and a performance by new Feet Queens Rapper Sword Team.

‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’ Opera

In the Alan Brady Show writers' office: IU alumnus Jan Opalach as Mel, David Gordon as Buddy, Cherry Duke as Sally, and James Bobick as Rob

What happens when a Harvard-trained composer and a New York violinist/lyricist/poet create the world's first sitcom opera?

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