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Do-It-Together Art, Street Art From Cairo, New Harmony’s Appeal

This week we explore art made together and art with political meaning, we visit the "thin place" known as New Harmony, and the Bloomington Symphony blasts off.

This week on Artworks:

A conversation with a photographer who documented the explosion of public art in Cairo after the popular uprising last spring.

Also on the program,

A new book explores in words and images the mystical appeal of New Harmony, Indiana.

Performance Today recognizes the talent of a Jacobs School cellist.

And we’ll explore how the Do-It-Yourself movement born in the 1970s is being realized today.

That’s all just ahead on Artworks.

Stories On This Episode

Nothing Says Freedom Like Marks On A Wall: Cairo Street Art

 student artists paint at night

There was no street art in Cairo before January 25th. But afterwards, "they painted tree-trunks, they painted cars, they painted furniture in public."

Jacobs Student To Be Featured On ‘Performance Today’

cicely parnas sets on a chair holding her cello close the ground in one hand

Cellist Cicely Parnas was selected as one of a handful of Young Artists in Residence and will appear on the national program December 5-9.

The Bloomington Symphony Heads ‘To Infinity And Beyond’

conductor with baton

And before that downbeat a chance for kids to get their hands on the instruments.

The Indiana Town ‘Where Heaven and Earth Are Close’

A labyrinth of golden leaves in the Harmonist Cemetery

New book tells in words and images the story of an Indiana town whose utopian past is a palpable presence.

Do-It-Together Artists: Bloomington Print Collective

Bloomington Print Collective t-shirt

The Bloomington Print Collective is a group of artists who pools finances and equipment to create a public art space.

Do-It-Together Artists: Movable Type Truck

tiles for letterpress printing

Kyle Durie needed to recharge her creative battery. She left her business printing wedding invitations to embark on a cross-country letterpress adventure.

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