Each year the Indiana Arts Commission awards grants to further the careers of budding artists around the state. Of the thirty-seven grant recipients this year, eight were from Bloomington, including one piano player getting ready to launch a festival this August. Correspondent Jordan Guskey brings us that story for today’s WFHB community report.
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A new art exhibit, featuring work from faculty artists from the Hope School of Fine Arts, opens Jan. 25 at the Indiana University Art Museum. Featuring nearly 40 current and former faculty members, the exhibit will showcase works of a wide variety, including ceramics, digital art, graphic design, paintings, sculpture, photography, and textile.
Katherine Paschal, manager of communication and public relations for the IU Art Museum, says their aim is to highlight the work of Hope School faculty.
“Visitors will gain insight into the creativity, the technical skills and the conceptual and cross-disciplinary issues that concern many of todays artists,” Paschal says.
The exhibit is open to the public, and will be held in the special exhibitions gallery until March 9, 2014.
A new report commissioned by The Wallace Foundation, called “New Opportunities for Interest-Driven Arts Learning in a Digital Age,” explores young people’s interests in art, and how that interest has changed – and is changing – along with advancements in technology. WFHB reporter Nash Hott spoke with Kylie Peppler, assistant professor of learning sciences at Indiana University and author of the report, about her research on the subject for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.
This week on Interchange, host Alycin Bektesh speaks with Magnus Johnson and Jim Connor, members of the Nashville, Indiana based organization Elder Heart. Johnson speaks about his own experiences as a returning veteran that led him to begin creating art with Connor. The process has given them both greater insight to the need for a community wide approach to helping veterans transition. Through the creation of public art installations, Elder Heart aims to raise awareness on issues such as the rising veteran suicide rate, create a space for veterans and civilians to work together and exchange experiences, and fundraise for veterans in need.