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Events at Indiana University

"Barnswallow" by Echo Eggebrecht

"Barnswallow" by Echo Eggebrecht is on display now at the Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI.

"Poets on Painters"
Now-Oct. 7, various times, Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI --This visual and literary exhibition pairs 19 contemporary paintings with 19 contemporary poets whose responses to paintings will be displayed beside the artwork. A sampling of today's written and visual arts, "Poets on Painters" focuses on the intrinsic and fascinating connections between two of the oldest art forms as seen by some of their newest practitioners. Katie Geha, formerly curator of modern and contemporary art at the Ulrich Museum of Art on the Wichita State University campus, is pursuing her Ph.D. studies in Austin, Texas. Travis Nichols, a graduate of the University of Georgia and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, resides in Seattle where he works as a freelance writer. Together they will share their experiences of how Poets on Painters -- "an exhibition that examines the process of correspondence between words and images, between signs, between marks on the page and marks on the canvas" -- came into being. There will be an opening reception on Sept. 7 from 5-8 p.m, and there will be free parking in Herron's surface lot. A visiting artist lecture by Katie Geha and Travis Nichols, co-curators of Poets on Painters is scheduled for Sept. 24 at 3:30 p.m. For more information, visit

Jim Cogswell Exhibition
Now-October, IU Kokomo Art Gallery, Kokomo -- The IU Kokomo Art Gallery will feature the work of Jim Cogswell. His paintings reflect his interest in mythology, books and the alphabet. Admission is free. For more information, call 765-455-9523 or visit

IU India Studies lecture series
Various dates and times, IU Bloomington -- Each semester, the IU India Studies Program sponsors a series of guest lectures that bring the leading political, art and cultural figures from India and South Asia to the IU Bloomington campus. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit The lecture series schedule follows:

  • Oct. 10 -- "Patten Lecture: Repairs Ahead: American Foreign Policy in the Post-Bush Era," by Talbott, 7:30 p.m. in Rawles Hall, room 100.
  • October 11 -- "Book Launch, In Service of Emergent India: A Call to Honor," by Singh, 5 p.m., President's Room, University Club, Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. Seventh St.
  • Oct. 11 -- "Patten Lecture: India, America, and the World," by Talbott and Singh, 7:30 p.m., Rawles Hall, room 100.
  • Oct. 22-23 -- "Reporting India," a conference focusing on 60 years of American reporting about India co-sponsored by the IU School of Journalism. State Room East, IMU, times to be announced.
  • Oct. 26 -- "He's a Real Swinger: The Art and Play of Enjoying Krishna," by Cynthia Packert, professor and chair of the Department of Art and Architecture at Middlebury College, 5:30 p.m. at India Studies House.
  • Nov. 2 -- "Images of a Journey: India in Diaspora," by Steve Raymer, IU associate professor of journalism, 5:30 p.m. in Ernie Pyle Hall, room 220.
  • Nov. 9 -- The Savitaben Kantilal Trivedi Memorial Lecture, "Reading an Ally: A Dozen Books to Help You Understand India," by Tunku Varadarajan, assistant managing editor of The Wall Street Journal. Time and venue to be announced.
  • Nov. 30 -- The Hrishikesh and Sailabala Bhattacharya Memorial Lecture, "India, a Premature Spirit of Triumphalism?," by Edward Luce, Washington bureau chief of The Financial Times, 5:30 p.m. at India Studies House.
  • Dec. 4 -- "Uses of Adversity: Social Crisis and the Embodiment of Culture in The Prahlada Nataka of Orissa, India," by John Emigh, professor of theatre, speech and dance at Brown University, 5:30 p.m. at India Studies House.

From Russia with Art next exhibit in The Meijer Artway
Now-Oct. 26, various times, The Meijer Artway in Whitewater Hall at IU East, Richmond -- Armen Babayev's weavings and mixed media art will be on display through Oct. 26. "From Russia with Art" also features batik on silk and water color paintings. Babayev was born in 1942 in Baku, Azerbaijan which is a republic of the former Soviet Union. Armen is currently teaching art at a specialized art college in Tver, Russia. Armen studied interior design and decoration at Strogarnovskoye Art College in Moscow from 1965 to 1970. His specialization was tapestry and upholstery. For more information about Babayev or the exhibit visit the gallery Web site at The event is free and open to the public.

Plaza Suite

Plaza Suite
Oct. 5-7, 12-14, 19, 20, evening and matinee performances, Brown County Playhouse, Bloomington -- The work of one of America 's favorite playwrights, Neil Simon, returns to the Brown County Playhouse this season with a three-course feast of delectable comic theatre. One hotel room three different stories: First, a wedding anniversary turns sour when the wife's sweet advances fail to move her distracted husband. Second, a successful producer searches for the fountain of youth by romancing his high school sweetheart. And third, the frustrated parents of a bride who has locked herself in the lavatory try to coax her out to face the waiting guests. Don't miss this perfect autumn treat, an evening of comedy ranging from raucously funny to poignantly bittersweet. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Natori Shunsen

From the series, Collection of Shunsen Portraits, this is a 1927 Woodblock print; ink and color on paper, Shin Hanga, published by Watanabe.

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Family Day at the IU Art Museum
Oct. 6, 1 to 2:30 p.m., IU Art Museum, Bloomington -- In conjunction with the IU Art Museum's fall special exhibitions, Sculpture Transformed: The Work of Marjorie Schick and The Second Wave: Modern Japanese Prints from Bloomington Collections the Art Museum's Education Department will host Family Day on Oct. 6. The day will be filled with art projects and fun (appropriate for children from kindergarten through sixth grade), and will include activities that celebrate the two special exhibitions. No pre-registration is needed and the event is free. For more information call 812-855-1045. On Saturdays, Art Museum visitors can park for free at the Jordan Avenue parking garage. For more information, visit

Carl Bernstein to give a lecture
Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m., Auer Performance Hall, Rhinehart Music Center, IPFW, Ft. Wayne -- Journalist Carl Bernstein will give a lecture, entitled "Dysfunction: The State of American Politics and Journalism Today," as part of the Omnibus Lecture Series. Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit the Omnibus Lecture Series Web site at

Singing Hoosiers to perform
Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., Havens Auditorium, IU Kokomo -- The Singing Hoosiers will give a free concert that is open to the public. For more information, contact Jen Goins at

Deborah Boardman Exhibition
October-November, IU Kokomo Art Gallery, Kokomo -- The IU Kokomo Art Gallery will feature the work of Deborah Boardman. This artist borrows images from Miami Indians and French history for her installation. Admission is free. For more information, call 765-455-9523 or visit

'Images of Native Americans: The Wanamaker Collection'
Now-June 8, 2008, various times, Mathers Museum, Bloomington -- The Mathers Museum presents selections from one of the largest and more important collections of images of Native Americans, and features an overview of the collection's history and its holdings. For more information, visit

Oct. 2, 8 p.m., IU Auditorium, Bloomington -- Guster's music has best been described as, "playful yet literate, spirited and largely acoustic pop-rock." Touring all over the country, their flawless harmonies and truthful lyrics have garnered Guster one of the most devoted fan followings in the country. Guster is presented by the Indiana Memorial Union Board and Jam Productions. For more information and tickets, visit

School of Journalism Speaker Series: Lisa Ling
Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood, Bloomington -- Lisa Ling is the first female host of National Geographic's Emmy Award-winning flagship series "Explorer," for which she has investigated the drug war in Colombia, China's one-child policy and the phenomenon of female suicide bombers in Chechnya and Israel-occupied territories. She also went undercover as a medical officer to report from inside North Korea in 2006. For more information, visit

Marjorie Schick

Marjorie Schick, In Henri's Garden , 2003 Marjorie Schick, Photograph Gary Pollmiller

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Opening reception for IU Art Museum's fall 2007 special exhibitions
Oct. 5, 6:30 to 8 p.m., IU Art Museum, IU Bloomington -- In celebration of the opening of the IU Art Museum's fall special exhibitions, an opening reception will take place on Oct. 5. Both exhibitions, The Second Wave: Modern Japanese Prints from Bloomington Collections and Sculpture Transformed: The Work of Majorie Schick, will be open for guests to view. Refreshments will be available, and the event is free and open to the public. Prior to the reception, there will be a special lecture given by Schick -- "From Indiana to Today: The Development of my Work" -- in conjunction with the exhibition Sculpture Transformed: The Work of Majorie Schick. The lecture will take place in the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts in room 015 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 812-855-5445.

Doug Lansky
Oct. 9, 7:30-8:30 p.m., the IMU Whittenberger Auditorium, Bloomington -- Indiana Memorial Union board presents a lecture by Doug Lansky and the 60-Minute World Travel Survival Show. Doug Lansky, a National Geographic writer, has traveled to more than 100 countries. After graduating from Colorado College and interning at "The Late Show with David Letterman," Lansky did what many people only dream of doing. He packed his backpack and set out by himself, with his own money, and embarked on a traveling expedition. Chronicling his journeys, Lansky's three books have become a hit all around the world, including There's No Toilet Paper on the Road Less Traveled. Lansky will speak of his many traveling adventures around the world. Using pictures and videos, Lansky is sure to give some thrilling insight on being a young explorer. Following the lecture one person will win a Eurail ticket valued at $1,000. For more information, contact


The musical "Annie" is coming to the IU Auditorium.

Annie is back at the IU Auditorium
Oct. 9 and 10, 7:30 p.m., IU Auditorium, Bloomington -- America's most beloved musical, Annie, is back, giving a whole new generation the chance to experience this classic musical about never giving up hope. Annie, with music by Charles Strouse and book by Thomas Meehan, is again directed by its lyricist, Martin Charnin, who brought the original production of Annie to Broadway in 1977. The original Broadway production of Annie won seven 1977 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Book and Score. It ran for 2,377 performances, and has subsequently been produced all over the world. The original production is one of the top 20 longest running shows in Broadway history, and Annie continues to be one of the most successful musicals ever. Boasting one of Broadway's most memorable scores, including "It's the Hard-Knock Life," "Easy Street," "N.Y.C." and the ever optimistic "Tomorrow," you can bet your bottom dollar that Annie will bring a smile to your face. Annie is filled with a cast of colorful characters and equally colorful songs that have been become well-known to millions. Ticket prices are $37-$59 for the general public and $19-$40 for IUB students and children 12 and under. Patrons can enjoy dinner at the Tudor Room in the Indiana Memorial Union before the show. The Broadway Buffet starts at 5:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended. The cost is $17.50 for adults and $9.50 for children 12 and under. Reservations can be made online at or by calling 812-855-1620. The menu can be viewed at Tickets for the show are available at or at the IU Auditorium Box Office, 1211 E. Seventh St., Bloomington. For more information call 812-855-1103.

Yo La Tengo
Oct. 10, 8 p.m., Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood, Bloomington -- The Freewheeling Yo La Tengo Tour is a rare opportunity to see this ever-surprising band in a setting more intimate and interactive than any tour in their 23-year career. A little bit Storytellers and a little bit Unplugged, the band will play an almost-acoustic concert from their entire catalog. The set will include stories about their life as a band, and also an encouraged back-and-forth with the audience. For more information visit, or contact the Union Board at

Logician to give first IU Presidential Lecture
Oct. 15, 3 p.m., Alumni Hall in the Indiana Memorial Union, Bloomington -- Saul Kripke, considered by some to be the world's greatest living philosopher and logician, will deliver the inaugural Presidential Lecture at Indiana University. Kripke is the distinguished professor of philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. The lecture will be a keystone event of Celebrate IU Week, which also includes the dedication of Simon Multi-Disciplinary Science Building, McRobbie's inauguration as the university's 18th president and IU Bloomington Homecoming activities. Kripke, 66, is known for his contributions to modal logic and related logics, his theory of truth and his interpretation of the work of the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, who lived from 1889 to 1951. His best-known work is Naming and Necessity, published in 1980 and based on lectures that he gave while on the faculty of Princeton University, where he taught for more than 20 years. Kripke said he intends to speak at IU on "The Collapse of the Hilbert Program," giving a talk that is philosophically significant and proves a technical result. Kripke grew up in Omaha, Neb., where his father was a rabbi and his mother wrote Jewish educational books for children. He began writing philosophical essays while in high school. He attended Harvard University, earning a degree in mathematics, and taught graduate-level students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology while he was an undergraduate. He has been a faculty member at Rockefeller, Cornell and Princeton universities. Since 2002, he has taught at the Graduate Center of CUNY in midtown Manhattan. This fall, the center established the Kripke Center to promote the study of his philosophy. In 2001, Kripke received the Schock Prize for Logic and Philosophy, given by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and regarded as the Nobel Prize in those fields.

Literary giant David Sedaris returns to the IU Auditorium
Oct. 16, 8 p.m., IU Auditorium, Bloomington -- The sardonic voice of America's pre-eminent literary humorist comes to life when David Sedaris takes to the IU Auditorium once again. Sedaris is the best-selling author of Naked and Me Talk Pretty One Day, a collection of the author's dry wit and wry musings. He rose to literary fame with his radio recollections "The SantaLand Diaries" and since then his essays have highlighted the pages of Esquire and The New Yorker. Sedaris is a regular contributor to the Peabody Award-winning radio program "This America Life," with his tales of camp misadventures and mistaken identity in his adopted French homeland delighting millions. The evening with Sedaris will feature the author regaling the crowd with his latest works as well as providing an opportunity for longtime fans and casual acquaintances to question America's last literary rock star. Tickets are $42 for the general public and $25-$40 for all IU Bloomington students. Tickets are available at the IU Auditorium Box Office (1211 E. Seventh St. or online at For more information, call 812-855-1103.

Bob Dylan & His Band with Elvis Costello and Amos Lee
Oct. 19, 7 p.m., IU's Assembly Hall, Bloomington -- IU Auditorium and Union Board are honored to present Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello at IU's Assembly Hall to celebrate this year's homecoming. With more than four decades of experience in the music world, Bob Dylan needs little introduction. Early on in his career, he reinvented the singer/songwriter genre through his highly topical and political lyrics. He recreated the stereotype often associated with pop music which resulted in huge success and a widely imitated sound. This tour will also mark Costello's first solo performances in 12 years. He has written songs with a variety of artists ranging from Burt Bacharach and Johnny Cash to No Doubt. Costello's history of experimental style makes it hard to pin him into one specific genre, however, this same quality is cause for a wide ranging and impressive repertoire of music. Tickets go on sale Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. For more information, visit

Oct. 27: IU Kokomo School of Arts and Sciences alumni mystery dinner, 6 p.m., Alumni Hall, IU Kokomo campus. Enjoy great food with fellow IU Kokomo alumni as you try to figure out who did in Agatha Mystery! Reservations are required. Contact the IU Kokomo School of Arts and Sciences at

Dennis Miller
Feb. 2, 8 p.m., IU Auditorium, Bloomington -- It's been said that Dennis Miller is "One of the premiere comedy talents in America today . . ." While others are blunt assessing Miller's comedic stature, Dennis himself makes a virtue of understatement, but there is nothing low key about his career. Miller is a five-time Emmy award winner for his critically acclaimed half-hour, live talk show "Dennis Miller Live" which had a nine year run on HBO. Over the years, Miller has become both a public and critical favorite. For more information and tickets, visit

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