ART ON TAP EVENT TO BE IU ART MUSEUM’S FIRST-EVER FUNDRAISER

Do you love beer? And art? Well it’s about time you mesh the two. Students and members of the community are invited to join the IU Art Museum in celebrating the mash-up of local microbreweries and a collection of beer-themed artwork. The museum’s first-ever fundraiser, Art on Tap, will take place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 in the museum’s outdoor Sculpture Terrace.

The event will offer guests the opportunity to sample local craft beers while also enjoying live music and entertainment by the sixties cover band The Vallures and the Kali Ma Fire Troupe. Beer will be provided by Bloomington Brewing Company, Cutters Brewing Company, and Upland Brewing Company. Oliver Winery will provide samples of their hard cider, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available as well. Food pairings will also be provided by One World Catering and Happy Pig Street Food. Have you tasted their mac n’ cheese? Well if not, it’s about time!

Tickets to the event cost $35 and can be purchased at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater Box Office, IU Art Museum, Lennie’s Bloomington Brewing Company, and Upland Brewery/Restaurant. They are also available online at www.BCTBoxOffice.com.

And students, if you’re really feeling in the spirit, you can ever join the Art on Tap Street Team and volunteer! You must be 21 or older in order to volunteer. You’ll be responsible for helping to promote the event by hanging posters, handing out flyers and chalking. If you’re interested, contact Ann Fields, ankafiel@indiana.edu.

Hope to see you all there!

MARCH CELEBRATES YOUTH ART MONTH

Don’t you remember the first drawing you did in art class? Was it a shoe? Mine was! Well come celebrate a bit of nostalgia this month. From March 1-31, the IU Art Museum will be hosting the MCCSC Exhibition in the Thomas T. Solley Atrium on the second floor. Featured artists will include K-6 Monroe County students, who were selected and submitted by area art teachers. A reception for the opening of the exhibition will be from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 3 in the Thomas T. Solley Atrium on the first floor.

IU ART MUSEUM TO HOST ONE HOUR EXHIBITION ON CHIAROSCURO WOODCUTS

From 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, February 17 in the third floor office, there will be a special one-hour exhibition highlighting  chiaroscuro woodcuts. Artists included are Ugo da Carpi, Antonio da Trento, Andrea Andreani, Hendrik Goltzius, Antonio Maria Zanetti, Nicolas Le Sueur, John Baptist Jackson, and Charles Hazelwood Shannon. No prior registration is needed, but space is limited space. So get there early!