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Events at Indiana University

Botánica: A Pharmacy for the Soul
Now-July 2, various times, Mathers Museum, 416 N. Indiana Ave., Bloomington -- The exhibition "Pharmacy for the Soul" centers on traditions of spirit healing and the practitioners and places associated with these beliefs. The Mathers Museum is open Tuesdays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission to the museum is free. For further information, visit

Bowen art

David Bowen, "Swarm"

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Exhibition: David Bowen and Jason Hackenwerth
Now-March 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, Eleanor Prest Reese and Robert B. Berkshire Galleries, 735 W. New York St., Indianapolis -- David Bowen's kinetic works explore the synergies between art and science. Works exhibited will include Swarm, an autonomous roaming device whose movements are determined by dozens of houseflies housed inside the device itself. For further information, call 317-278-9423.

Plein Air Painters to be featured in Meijer Artway
Now-March 13, Ed Thronburg Gallery, IU East, Richmond -- IU East will feature a group of artists, the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association, in the Meijer Artway. The Indiana Plein Air Painters Association started in 1998 with a small group of artists who believed the best way to capture the essence of a scene is through interpreting nature in plein air (French for "in the open air"). The group has grown over the years, with more than 300 members that paint together and work toward spreading IPAPA's mission of educating artists and non-artists of the joys of painting from nature. For further information, visit

The Great Blue Ewe - Intaglio

The Great Blue Ewe - Intaglio, by Kathy McGhee

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IU East exhibit features printmaker
Now-March 18, IU East, Richmond -- IU East will be showcasing "The Works of Kathy L. McGhee," in The Gallery. "Indirectly through the use of stories and images, people can see and observe themselves in a new light. We have been exposed to fables, parables, myths and stories with hidden meanings and depth all of our lives," McGhee said. "This ability to assimilate ourselves into a story of image and to discover hidden meaning is something with which I have been experimenting for some time. The significance of this and what it means in regard to how we think, perceive ourselves, and how we interact with others is of great interest to me." As a printmaker, McGhee employs various types of printmaking processes; such as intaglio, lithography, serigraphy, and relief (using primarily linoleum). McGhee is currently an instructor at the Columbus College of Art and Design, where she teaches printmaking. A reception will be held for the artist at 7 p.m. on Jan. 28. Visitors are welcome to view the exhibit during gallery hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call Ed Thornburg, gallery curator, at 765-973-8605 or visit

SOLD: Creating a Mission, Vision, and Goals
Feb. 10, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., CE Campus Center 305, 420 University Blvd., Indianapolis -- What is the purpose of your organization? What is your mission and vision? When was the last time you set goals? Participants will learn how to write mission and vision statements and discuss ideas for goal setting and evaluating the current condition of your organization. Presenter: Rob Aaron, Director of Assessment and Planning. For further information, email

The Kinsey Institute Exhibit -- Pre-Revolutionary Queer: Gay Art and Culture Before Stonewall
Feb. 10-13, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Morrison Hall 313, IU Bloomington -- "Pre-Revolutionary Queer: Gay Art and Culture Before Stonewall." On June 27, 1969, a riot broke out at the Stonewall Inn in New York's Greenwich Village. For the police it was a routine raid on a gay bar, but this time the patrons decided to resist, setting off three days of protest that are now credited with launching the modern gay rights movement. "Pre-Revolutionary Queer" brings together a diverse collection of artwork, photographs, rare newsletters, magazines and books from the Kinsey Institute archives to document the existence of a vibrant, but largely underground, LGBT culture in the United States and Europe prior to Stonewall rebellion. Featured artists include Paul Cadmus, George Platt Lynes, Sam Steward, Suzanne Ballivent, Jean Cocteau, Leonor Fini, Andrey Avinoff, Mike Miksche, Etienne, and Tom of Finland, as well as physique photographers Al Urban, Lon of New York, Bruce of LA, Bob Mizer and Don Whitman. The Kinsey Institute Gallery is open 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays or by appointment. Admission is free. Visitors should be 18 years of age or older, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. for further information call 812-855-7686 or visit the Web site at

Cendrillon brings a fairy tale classic to stage
Feb. 13-14, various times, Musical Arts Center, Bloomington -- Unlike the Rossini version, the carriage and the glass slipper are back in this famous romantic fantasy based on the Cinderella fairy tale. After much beautiful music, magical developments and all the elements that make up such tales, the lovers are reunited and all live happily ever after. The opera is sung in French with English supertitles. For further information, visit

Photography and DART Area Show
Feb. 10-21, SoFA Gallery, 1201 E. Seventh St., Bloomington -- Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts students in photography and DART will present their artworks to the public. Students will present contemporary photographs, digital art and works that explore the uses of new media. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Feb.13, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For further information, contact the SoFA Gallery at 812-855-8490 or More information can also be found online at

Joel DeGrand Exhibition
Feb. 10-14,17-21, 24-27, Noon-5 p.m., Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts Gallery, IU South Bend -- Photographer Joel DeGrand comes to the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts at IU South Bend with a show titled "Italy: New/Perspectives." The exhibition will include large format panoramic photos. Joel DeGrand has been a photographer and teacher for more than 30 years. After receiving an MFA in photography from the University of Oregon, he taught photography at Southern Illinois University, the University of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Filmmakers before opening a commercial studio in Pittsburgh in 1987. In 1990 he moved to Chicago where he opened a commercial studio and started teaching at Columbia College and the Art Institute. Throughout the years Joel has won many awards for his work in commercial and fine art photography. He has participated in numerous one-person and group exhibitions, and workshops in the United States, and his work is included in many museums, private collections, books and publications. In 1980 he received a National Endowment for the Arts survey grant to photograph Pittsburgh. For further information, visit

Zulu art

Clive Sithole, "Uphiso"

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IU Art Museum presents: Ukucwebezela: To Shine-Contemporary Zulu Ceramics
Feb. 10-May 24, third-floor of the Raymond and Laura Wielgus Gallery of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, IU Art Museum, Bloomington -- Masterfully thin-walled clay containers, round as balls, with blackened, sooty surfaces, are among the most recognized -- as well as the most prized -- examples of the potter's art in the world of African ceramics. Featuring the work of more than 25 artists, "Ukucwebezela: To Shine" speaks to the changing cultural and economic realities of South African ceramicists. An important part of the cultural traditions of the Zulu peoples, the largest single ethnic group in South Africa, these vessels have a long history, but they are also part of the vibrant art scene in contemporary South Africa. "Ukucwebezela: To Shine-Contemporary Zulu Ceramics" takes a fresh look at Zulu ceramics, encouraging visitors to recognize subtle differences and to note the rich variety of form, color, texture and decoration of Zulu ceramics today. There will be a Special Lecture and Reception called "Zulu Ceramics-Both Sides of the Atlantic: Engaging with an Emerging Market in South Africa and the U.S." on Friday, Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m. in the Hope School of Fine Arts, Room 102. A reception will follow from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the IU Art Museum in the Thomas T. Solley Atrium. Elizabeth Perrill, assistant professor of art history at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and guest curator of "Ukucwebezela: To Shine-Contemporary Zulu Ceramics," will discuss the exhibition. After the lecture, the gallery will be open from until 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit

Art from Cameroon

Kom Kingdom, Cameroon. Bowl Figure, early 20th century.

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Focalpoint installation focuses on art from Cameroon
Feb. 10-May 24, IU Art Museum, 1133 E. Seventh St., Bloomington - IU Art Museum visitors can still see some objects from northern Cameroon as well as and Grasslands objects not usually on display (including some recent acquisitions) in this semester's Focalpoint Installation. The IU Art Museum's galleries are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays and major holidays. All exhibits are free and open to the public. For further information, visit



A capella group 'InPulse' to perform at Indiana University Kokomo
Feb. 12, 11:30 a.m., Kelley Student Center commons, IU Kokomo --Classically-trained vocalists who make up the four-member band "InPulse" will bring their energetic style of performance to IU Kokomo. The free concert will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the Kelley Student Center commons and is open to the public.With a unique a cappella style, InPulse's music encompasses all genres from pop-rock to country. InPulse is a nationally touring a cappella group, performing entirely without instruments, utilizing the beauty and versatility of the human vocal instrument and vocal percussion. InPulse has performed in 35 states across the country to audiences of all ages and has worked with more than 50,000 students. InPulse has gained recognition by winning such acclaim as grand champion of the 2004 Rocky Mountain Harmony Sweepstakes in Denver, as well as recently being runner-up for "2007 Band of the Year" by Campus Activities magazine. InPulse has sold more than 25,000 copies of their recordings, including debut album, "Alone and Above", and holiday album, "Shed a Little Light." The band released its third album, "InPulse: Live," in Dec. 2006. For further information, call 765-455-9468.

"Go Green" with Recreational Sports
Feb. 13, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Student Recreational Sports Center, 1601 Law Lane, IU Bloomington -- It's never too early for kids to start learning about "going green!" Join Campus Recreational Sports at the SRSC for a night full of fun for the whole family. The Monroe County Solid Waste Management District will be providing an environmental education program at both 7:20 p.m. and 8 p.m. As always, the Family Playroom and Center Court activities will be available. Be sure to stop by the Bloomingfoods table to get a free snack. The event is free to the general public.For more information, visit

Collaboration Engineering: Overview and Experiences, Gert-Jan de Vreede
Feb. 13, 10 a.m., 11 a.m., IT Informatics & Communications Technology Complex 252, 535 W. Michigan St., Indianapolis -- The performance of organizations can be limited by the capacity of each of their individual members to assimilate information, reason with it, and act upon it. Their members can accomplish more through collaboration, but effective team management is challenging. Through facilitation, collaborative efforts can be explicitly designed, structured, and managed to maximize results. Field research at IBM, Boeing, BP, EADS, and ING Group shows that applying groupware technologies to designed collaboration processes can result in more than a 50 percent improvement in productivity. This presentation will provide a detailed overview of the collaboration engineering design approach, discuss current advances and outline promising avenues for future research. For more information, email

Hungarian pianist Ern Fehér to play at the Ogle Center
Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m., Ogle Center, IU Southeast, New Albany -- Hungarian pianist Ern Fehér's virtuosity and musical sensitivity have attracted critical acclaim throughout Europe, Asia and the United States. In recent seasons, Fehér has appeared as a soloist with the Marosvasarhely Symphony Orchestra, Kecskemet Symphony Orchestra, BM Duna Symphony Orchestra, Bombay Symphony Orchestra, Szeged Symphony Orchestra and the Gyõr Symphony Orchestra. For tickets to Ogle Center performances contact TicketMaster at 502-361-0066. More information can be found at

Funtastic Friday
Feb. 13, 20, March 13, 10:30 a.m. - noon, IUPUC, Columbus -- Funtastic Friday is hosted by the IUPUC Student Ambassadors for prospective high school students. Students will be able to meet the Student Ambassadors, get a tour of IUPUC and the Columbus Learning Center, and we will waive your $50 application fee! If you would like to attend the event please RSVP to or call 812-348-7390

Advanced Leader Seminar: Character
Feb. 18, 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m., CE Campus Center 307, 420 University Blvd., Indianapolis -- How do you want to be perceived by others? Everything you say, think or do serves to build your personal character. Your character determines how you live your life, make decisions, and interact with others. All of your experiences impact your character in how you relate to others and how they influence you. Participants will learn how to define and develop their personal character.For more information, email

Global Conflicts: The Middle East
Feb. 19, noon - 1 p.m., CE Campus Center 148, 420 University Blvd., Indianapolis -- As part of a series on global conflicts, the discussion will start with the crisis in the Middle East. Join the discussion as participants tackle the issues concerning this region and examine the root causes to the conflicts in the region. This is an opportunity to voice opinions -- let your voice be heard! For more information, visit

The Taming of the Shrew to appear at IPFW
Feb. 20-21, 26-28, 8 p.m., Feb. 22 and March 1, 2 p.m., Fort Wayne -- Kate and Petruchio embody the classic battle of the sexes. He would love to marry her for a variety of financial and strategic reasons, and she hates everything about him. Kate's lovely and unquenchable younger sister Bianca cannot marry until she does, but Kate will have none of it -- especially in the marriage her father has arranged for her with the arrogant, self-serving and boisterous Petruchio. Sparks fly as Petruchio tries The Taming of the Shrew, only to find that he has been her captive all along. For more information, visit

Lift Every Voice: Celebrating the African American Spirit
Feb. 21, 8 p.m., Campus Auditorium of Northside Hall, IU South Bend, South Bend -- The Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts at IU South Bend will celebrate black history month with a concert titled, "Lift Every Voice: Celebrating the African American Spirit." The concert will bring together the traditions of Western classical music and African American music. "Lift Every Voice" is welcoming six African American guest artists to the stage, including: Meisha Adderley, piano; James E. Laws Jr., baritone; Bernard Phillips, flute; Antonio Rincón, violin; Stanley H. Waldon, piano; and Frank Ward Jr., bass-baritone. The South Bend Symphonic Choir, conducted by Marvin V. Curtis -- dean of The Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts -- will also perform choral works by African American composers. This free concert will be the first of its kind produced by the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts. This event is open to the public. For more information, call 574-520-4203.

Neil Berg
Feb. 21, 4 p.m., Stem Concert Hall, The Ogle Center, IU Southeast, New Albany -- Prepare for an enchanted evening of timeless melodies from the Broadway songbook. Neil Berg is best known as the composer/lyricist of productions such as the hit Off-Broadway musical The Prince and the Pauper, The Man Who Would Be King, and Tim and Scrooge, many commissioned works and film work. Berg is currently collaborating with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan on a new musical called The Twelve, and is producing the new concert version of The Mystery of Edwin Drood with Rupert Holmes. Producer of more than 1,000 Broadway concerts across the world with such stars as Michael Crawford, Rita Moreno, Bernadette Peters, Ben Vereen, Betty Buckley, and many others, he brings his hit show, Neil Berg`s 100 Years of Broadway, to the Ogle Center. For more information, email

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: Photographs by Ashley Gilbertson

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot photo exhibit comes to IU
Feb. 24, 6 p.m., Radio/TV Room 251, IU Bloomington -- The School of Fine Arts (SoFA) Gallery at IU is pleased to announce Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, a photography exhibition by Ashley Gilbertson, in conjunction with ArtsWeek 2009. Gilbertson will give a lecture on his work. All events are free and open to the public. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot will feature 10 of Gilbertson's photographs, chronicling America's early battles in Iraq, the initial occupation of Baghdad, the insurgency that erupted shortly afterward, the dramatic battle to overtake Fallujah, and, ultimately, the country's first national elections. This wide-ranging chronicle of the war from the viewpoint of the photographer is the first of its kind. Gilbertson's narratives convey the exhilaration and terror of photographing war, as well as the challenges of photojournalism in our age of embedded reporting. The photographs of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot depict the full range of human experience called up by the war in Iraq. A photographer for the New York Times, Newsweek and Time, among others, Gilbertson will discuss his recent exhibit and book, Whiskey, Tango Foxtrot: A Photographer's Chronicle of the Iraq War . Described as "harrowing snapshots of the American Soul," Gilbertson's book of photographs was chosen as a "Best Book of 2007" by Amazon. A book signing with the author and an opening reception for the exhibition will be held at the SoFA Gallery following the lecture. For further information, contact the SoFA Gallery at 812-855-8490 or


Mille-fleurs: An Installation by Eva Wylie

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Mille-fleurs: An installation by Eva Wylie
Feb. 24- March 13, SoFA Gallery, 1201 E. Seventh St., Bloomington -- The School of Fine Arts (SoFA) Gallery at IU is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition Mille-Fleurs by Eva Wylie. A lecture by Wylie will take place at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 in Woodburn Hall 101, with an opening reception following at the SoFA Gallery. Wylie uses ornamentation as a pictorial language. She utilizes installation and constructed three-dimensional prints, in which she screenprints four-color process images directly on the wall. Her other screenprints are beautifully printed on fabric and cut paper. Wylie uses collected images from the Internet, commercial sources and personal photographs that she took as a tourist to construct elaborate configurations. Working with the architecture of the space, Wylie presents a cross section of a landscape. What appears to be disparate imagery finds coherence and significance through her compositions. Wylie has had several solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. All events are free and open to the public. For further information, contact the SoFA Gallery at 812-855-8490 or e-mail or visit Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday from noon to 4 p.m.

Malcolm Mobutu Smith, "Doppod Vessel"

Malcolm Mobutu Smith, "Doppod Vessel"

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Rendering and Meaning
Feb. 24-March 13, SoFA Gallery, 1201 E. Seventh St., Bloomington -- "Rendering and Meaning, Infinite Speed, Zero Errors & Total Memory: Creativity and Desire in the Digital Age," will open Feb. 24 and continue until March 13 in the School of Fine Arts (SoFA) Gallery at IU Bloomington. Anton Rejinders and Malcom Mobutu Smith will give a Gallery Talk in the SoFA Gallery 3 p.m., Feb. 27. An Opening Reception will accompany the exhibit Feb. 27 from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. All events are free and open to the public. "Rendering and Meaning, Infinite Speed, Zero Errors & Total Memory: Creativity and Desire in the Digital Age," is an exhibition of artworks exploring the rapid prototyping digital technology and traditional ceramic art. This is collaborative research by Anton Rejinders of the Netherlands and Malcolm Mobutu Smith of IU. It will present both rapid prototyped forms and ceramics forms, some as independent works and others as overlapping collaborative pieces. Rejinders is a ceramicist who lives and works in the Netherlands. He regularly leads workshops as visiting artist in the Netherlands and abroad. He was head of the workshop and studios at the European Ceramics Workcenter in Hertogenbosch (Nederland) and author of The Ceramic Process. Malcolm Mobutu Smith is an associate professor of Ceramic Art at IU. For more information, contact the SoFA Gallery at 812-855-8490 or visit

Giulio Cesare

"Giulio Cesare"

Giulio Cesare
Feb. 27, 28, March 6, 7, 8 p.m., Musical Arts Center, Bloomington -- One of Handel's most popular operas, Giulio Cesare, captures all the intrigue and high-stakes plots and rivalries of the Roman court and, in many ways, of universal politics. Including one of history's most fascinating women, Cleopatra, the story opens in Egypt, just after Caesar has conquered Pompey, who has fled Rome after starting a civil war. A series of assassination plots ensues before Caesar and Cleopatra eventually declare their legendary love for each other. For further information, call 812-855-1583.

International Festival
March 3, 5 p.m., University Center North, Lower Level, IU Southeast, New Albany -- This annual event brings together cultural demonstrations of international music and dance to provide atmosphere and enjoyment while you sample global cuisine. The International Festival also provides a unique opportunity to learn more about the wide array of international groups that exist on campus and in the surrounding community through an international information fair. For further information, email

From Crime Scene to Court
March 7, 7:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m., University Place Conference Center and Hotel, 850 W. Michigan St., Indianapolis -- Join IUPUI for "Homicide Investigation: From Crime Scene to Court.." It's a typical Saturday at a local bar until a body is discovered in the parking lot. Put on your detective's hat and learn from experts how forensic evidence can make or break a case, investigate vital pieces of evidence found at the scene, and determine what can be used to convict the person or persons responsible for the homicide in this fictional scenario. Cost is $25 for IU Alumni Association members and current students, $30 for nonmembers. The registration deadline is Feb. 27. For more information, visit

Business Conference
March 11, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Indiana Convention Center, 100 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis -- The Kelley School of Business will hold its 63rd annual Business Conference on March 11. Seven speakers, including leading experts on health care, energy and the environment, will provide insights into how businesses can prevail in difficult times. The New York Times columnist David Brooks will moderate and be the luncheon speaker. Cost to register is $150 per person, or $160 after Feb. 24. Cost of a table for 10 is $1,400 or $725 for a half table for five. For more information, visit

Flight of the Conchords
April 25, 8 p.m., IU Auditorium, Bloomington -- The Indiana Memorial Union Board is proud to present the Grammy Award-winning comedic folk duo Flight of the Conchords. Flight of the Conchordsis an offbeat, New Zealand-bred musical duo composed of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement. The two were "flatmates" at Victoria University of Wellington studying film and theater when they formed Flight of the Conchordsin 1998. Their unique combination of folk-rock and wit has led to international fame and a loyal following. Flight of the Conchords began touring in 2002 and has appeared at a variety of major festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe, South by Southwest and Bonnaroo. In 2008 Flight of the Conchords won a Grammy for Best Comedy Album of the Year and earlier this month the popular series, Flight of the Conchords, returned to HBO for its second season. The group will be performing at Indiana University less than two weeks after the anticipated release of its second full-length studio album, expected out April 14. Tickets for the show go on sale for IU Bloomington students at the IU Auditorium Box Office ONLY on Friday, Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. The Box Office will be implementing a lottery system for the line, beginning at 9 a.m. Non-Student tickets will be available Saturday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. for the price of $38.50. Tickets can be purchased at the IU Auditorium Box Office or online at .The Indiana Memorial Union Board has brought thousands of events to the IU community for 100 years. Union Board is comprised of 16 student and four non-student directors responsible for campus programming that entertains and educates the IU community. The Indiana Memorial Union Board offices are located in room 270 of the Student Activities Tower in the Indiana Memorial Union. For more information about Union Board, call 812- 855-4682 or email

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