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Events at Indiana University

Summer 2006

Lick Creek Band to perform at IU East

The Lick Creek Band

June 1, 6 p.m., on the Quad (located outside of Whitewater Hall), IU East campus, Richmond --The 2005-06 Lively Arts Series will conclude with a performance by the Lick Creek Band. The event is free and open to the public. Lick Creek plays a unique brand of eclectic acoustic music ranging seamlessly through bluegrass, rock, soul, Latin, zydeco, blues and jazz, all flavored with the sweetness of the traditional acoustic sound. Vocal harmony is the most distinctive feature of the group. Four lead vocalists alternate to present songs in various styles suited to the qualities of their voices while backing each other with four-part harmony. They have played at hundreds of venues throughout Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio for more than 10 years. The members of the band are Tim Key, banjo, mandolin, dobro, fiddle, guitar, tin whistle, harmonica, various percussion instruments and vocals; Bill Wheeler, rhythm guitar and vocals; Bill Nevels, lead guitar and vocals; Eric Harmon, upright bass; and Alice Wootton, vocals. For more information about this event, please call Matt Marshall at 765-973-8457.

Outrun the Sun Run/Walk

The 2005 Outrun the Sun event in Indianapolis.

June 3, 7 p.m., downtown Indianapolis, ending at IUPUI -- This event benefits melanoma education and research. In 2005, Outrun the Sun Inc. created the Outrun the Sun Run/Walk in downtown Indianapolis. This is the organization's top fundraiser and promotional event. The inaugural event generated nearly 1,600 registrants and $60,000. The event takes place in the evening followed by the Outrun the Sun Kid's Run, food and entertainment. Post-race festivities include live music, pizza, frozen custard, kids' races, fireworks and more. For more information or to register, visit

Show Us Your Drawers

This pear coffee table is part of the Herron School of Art and Design exhibit, "Show us Your Drawers." It is a juried exhibition of the most innovative work created by recognized professional studio furniture makers from the United States, Canada and beyond. This exhibit will serve as the centerpiece of a citywide display of contemporary furniture design.

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June 7 (opening), 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and show continues through Aug. 6, Herron School of Art and Design galleries, Indianapolis -- "Show Us Your Drawers" is a juried exhibition of the most innovative work created by recognized professional studio furniture-makers from the United States, Canada and beyond. This exhibit will serve as the centerpiece of a citywide display of contemporary furniture design, which will complement the Furniture Society's National Conference hosted by Herron. The Furniture Society is a national association supporting and advancing the art of furniture-making. Enjoy refreshments and hear the sounds of the Circle City Bluegrass Band between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on opening night. For more information, visit

Mathers Museum -- "Stories of Life and Death"

June 9, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Mathers Museum, 416 N. Indiana Ave., Bloomington -- Join the Bloomington Storytellers Guild at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures as it presents tales that explore different stages of life. The event will be geared toward adults and teens, and will be free and open to the public. For more information, visit

Tour the Basketball Hall of Fame, meet an author
June 10, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., the tour will depart from Destinations Booksellers, 604 E. Spring St., New Albany -- Southern Indiana basketball fans can visit the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in style. A trip to the museum via luxury motor coach is being organized by Destinations Booksellers of New Albany in collaboration with three Indiana University alumni chapters: the Louisville/Southern Indiana Chapter of the IU Alumni Association, the Neal-Marshall Chapter of the IUAA and the IU Southeast Alumni Association. Joining the tour will be Tom Graham, author of Getting Open: The Unknown Story of Bill Garrett and the Integration of College Basketball. Garrett, a Shelbyville legend and former Indiana Mr. Basketball, was the first African-American player to start in the Big Ten Conference. Graham's book chronicles Garrett's life in southern Indiana, his high school team's legendary 1947 Indiana State Championship and his All-American exploits at IU and later as a professional player and winning high school coach. Graham will sign books during the tour and again when the bus returns to New Albany. Joining Tom Graham as a special guest will be Don Chambers, who will lead the group through the museum tour. Chambers played alongside Garrett in college. A $35 fee covers all costs for the trip (snacks, beverages and admission to the Hall of Fame Museum), but attendees should bring money for lunch. Registration is limited to 90 people, and tickets must be purchased no later than May 26. All basketball fans are invited to join the trip. No other purchase is required. To reserve a seat on this special tour, contact Destinations Bookstore at 812-944-5116. Reservations may be confirmed by credit card or check. For more information, call the store or go to For more information on the Hall of Fame, go to

Mini University

The IU Art Museum in Bloomington.

Now through July 30, IU Art Museum, Bloomington -- More than 100 horses and horse-related images on vases, sculptures, coins, jewelry and engraved gems, from the beginnings of Greek art to the end of antiquity, are on display in this special exhibition drawn from the museum's collection, celebrating how Greek and Roman artists captured the beauty of the horse. For more information, visit

Siliva the Zulu
Now through July 16, Mathers Museum, Bloomington -- Production stills and other images from Siliva the Zulu, the first all-black cast film made in South Africa, are currently on exhibit at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. The silent film was shot in 1927 in Zululand, near Eshowe, South Africa, and was produced by an Italian team that included director Attillio Gatti and anthropologist Lidio Cipriani. Gatti took a Western romantic theme of "boy meets girl, boy loses girl" and stirred it together with ideas of "the tribal," choosing his actors from among the local Zulu tribe members. Thought to no longer exist, the film was found by Peter Davis, an award-winning Canadian filmmaker and film historian whose collection of works spanning a 30-year history in the film industry is housed at the Black Film Center/Archives at Indiana University. Although the original accompanying score to the silent film was lost, Davis turned to South African musician Themba Tanna to develop a new score for the film. Admission to the museum is free. Its Exhibit Halls and Museum Store are open Tuesdays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. Please call 812-855-1696 for assistance. For more information, or to schedule a guided group tour, please call 812-855-6873 or e-mail More details about the exhibit can be found on the Web at

Talking Shoes
Ongoing, Mathers Museum of World Cultures, Bloomington -- This Children's Gallery exhibit features hands-on activities and shoes from around the world. "Talking Shoes" explores how shoes can reveal much about their makers and wearers. Native American beaded moccasins, sandals from the Republic of Congo, felt shoes from Tibet and wooden shoes from the Netherlands and Surinam are just a few highlighted artifacts in the exhibit, which features hands-on activities for younger visitors. The exhibit was developed by students in Indiana University's Anthropology A403: Introduction to Museum Studies class during the spring semester 2004-05. The students worked with staff at the Mathers Museum to select shoes from the museum's collections, research and write the exhibit labels, prepare the artifacts for display, design the case lay-outs and install the exhibit. For more information, or to schedule a guided group tour, please call 812-855-6873 or e-mail

The Kinsey Institute Juried Erotic Art Show
Now-June 30, Mondays and Wednesdays 2-4 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m.-noon, Fridays, 3-4 p.m., Kinsey Institute Gallery, Morrison Hall second floor, Bloomington -- This exhibition features contemporary artwork selected by Betsy Stirratt, an exhibiting artist and director of the School of Fine Arts Gallery at Indiana University. The multimedia show features photography, sculpture, painting, textiles and wearable art submitted by artists from across the United States. This year's exhibition is the first in what is planned as an annual competition and art exhibit. For more information or to schedule free tours, call the institute at 812-855-7686 or visit its Web site at

11th Annual High School Exhibition
Now through June 18, IU Kokomo Art Gallery, Kokomo -- Student artists from local high schools in 11 counties will display work for the 11th Annual High School Exhibition at the Indiana University Kokomo Art Gallery. Art Gallery Director Gregory Steel said, "Teachers guide these young artists in trying out a great number of media -- from painting and sculpture to computer graphics and photography -- so the High School Exhibition is always an exciting mix of work and talents." All exhibitions and programs of the IU Kokomo Art Gallery are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesdays until 8 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. For more information on this or other exhibits, visit or call 765-455-9523.

Visual improvisation: James McGarrell and the Art of Jazz

Work by artist James McGarrell on display at the IU Art Museum in Bloomington.

Now through July 30, Hexagon Gallery, Special Exhibitions Gallery, IU Art Museum, Bloomington -- James McGarrell, a professor of painting on the IU faculty from 1959 until 1980, is an artist for whom music, particularly jazz, is both a passion and an inspiration. In addition to frequently including musicians as a motif in his paintings and prints, McGarrell incorporates the language of music into his artistic process. Central to this installation is a complete suite of 15 prints from the artist's 1965 Two Part Inventions portfolio. For more information, visit