- Maker Stations by the School of Art, Architecture + Design and Friends of Art Bookshop
Get your hands into some clay! The Ceramics students will be ready to help you hand-build ceramic forms to add to their collaborative totem. Additionally students and faculty will be demonstrating throwing techniques, and the Ceramics Guild will have work for sale.
What if you watch your old cup turn into something useful? Comprehensive Design students and faculty will be demonstrating how to magically turn a used cup into a keepsake through an interactive recycling installation.
PAPERMAKING WITH PLANTS
Make paper from invasive plants with faculty from SoAAD and the Office of the IU Bicentennial! Learn to pull sheets of paper and contribute to a community tapestry.
FRIENDS OF ART BOOKSHOP
Staff will be at the SoAAD Maker’s Stations in the IMU to answer all your questions, plus the Bookshop will be open until 7:30 p.m. in Fine Arts 120 for your browsing and shopping pleasure, including student made work for sale from IU’s Ceramics, Graphic Design Metals, Painting, Printmaking, and Textiles Guilds.
- Eskenazi Museum of Art
Docent Experience: Out of Easy Reach
When you visit the Out of Easy Reach exhibition in the Grunwald Gallery, say hello to a docent from the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art. They will be there to talk with you about the art and show you around if you’d like someone to walk and talk with through the exhibit.
More Info Coming Soon.
- Mathers Museum of World Cultures
Warm up for hockey season at First Thursdays! Join the MMWC and play one version of the game of Box Hockey, which has many of the same features as ice hockey, but on a smaller scale. This game is used by northern state kids in the off-season when it is too warm for the ice. In Kentucky and other southern climes it is a playground game with a ball and slightly different box.
- Themester Quiz Bowl: Animal/Human
Since prehistoric times, the lives of non-human animals have been interwoven with those of human animals. Themester 2018 will test your knowledge of this important interrelationship with a competitive quiz that touches on history, geography, philosophy, political science, sociology, linguistics, literature, biology, current events, and pop culture.
Watch the competition to learn about some of the issues explored through this year’s theme. Team up with your friends and sign on to compete. All competitors take home a T-shirt.
- Big Ten Voting Challenge, Presented by PACE
Stop by the Political and Civic Engagement (PACE) program's table to get information on the upcoming November election and to participate in the Big Ten Voting Challenge.
- Contemporary Dance & Themester Workshops
Join students and instructors from IU's Contemporary Dance program for a special dance workshop related to Themester 2018: Animal/Human.
Participants with any level of dance or movement practice— total beginners, of any age and ability—are welcome, and invited to experience the roots of locomotion and physical expression we share with animals. Human dance and movement share many practices with the animal kingdom. We move to attract and charm others, to ward off and defend, to migrate, to celebrate and to mourn. Throughout overlapping histories of social, cultural and concert dance, we will shake a tail feather, fly like an eagle, lumber like a bear, and ‘float like a hummingbird and sting like a bee.’
This workshop is wheel-chair and walker accessible and is suitable for multi-age movers, ages 5-95.
- Grunwald Gallery
The gallery will be open until 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts building with the exhibition Out of Easy Reach.
Out of Easy Reach contains works by twenty-four U.S. based, female-identifying contemporary artists from the Black and Latinx Diasporas. Including over 40 artworks created between 1980 and 2018, Out of Easy Reach proposes that artists employ abstraction as a tool to explore histories both personal and universal, as well as to expose institutionalized modes of knowledge and power.
- Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance
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- Wylie House Museum
Missing out would be frightful! Wylie House Museum and the Folklore and Ethnomusicology Student Association (FESA) invite you to test your knowledge about campus ghost stories. Earn yourself a pumpkin and learn about upcoming haunted tours at both the museum and on campus later in the month.
- Lilly Library
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- Cardinal Stage
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- Glenn Black Lab
Native Americans have been representing animals in creative art and craftwork for thousands of years, often working in clay, stone, shell, bone, and metal. Join the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology to create your own ornaments, origami, and paper craft animals, including owls, turtles, frogs, and more.
- Jacobs School of Music
Info Coming Soon
The Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES) is an interdisciplinary hub promoting research on race and ethnicity at IU Bloomington. It brings together scholars from across campus for dialogue and collaboration. Stop by our table to learn about CRRES activities. The CRRES table will feature “ask the expert”—a time when you can ask leading scholars your questions about race, ethnicity, immigration, voting rights, community mobilization, and other topics.
- Stages Bloomington Theatre Company and Bloomington Quilters Guild
Take a maker’s moment to design your own quilt square. Stay longer to watch a bit of authentic lap quilting. Pick up an old fashioned cookie. And discover a stunning piece of theatre that will knock your socks off: add your name to a drawing for free tickets to Stages Bloomington’s November performances of Quilters.
Quilters - told in story, song, and quilt squares - is a rare and powerful frontier drama that explores the timeless complexity of women’s lives. Five performances run November 9-11 at Ivy Tech Waldron Arts Center Auditorium, 122. S Walnut Street. Tickets available online at bctboxoffice.org
Quilters, written by Molly Newman and Barbara Demashek; music and lyrics by Barbara Demashek.