The following event announcement was sent to the Bloomingtonian:
John Waldron Arts Center presents
How Many Artists Does It Take to Title an Exhibition?
A group show at the Rosemary P. Miller Gallery Apr. 20-May 5, 2023
Bloomington, IN – Waldron Arts Center announces a new exhibition titled How Many Artists Does It Take to Title an Exhibition? in the Rosemary P. Miller Gallery on the main level. The show opened April 20th will continue until May 5th. This exhibition is the final thesis of Indiana University students in the BA Studio Art program and serves as the Capstone Project for twelve students who will graduate on May 5th and in December of 2023. The student artists worked on a variety of studio art disciplines offered in the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture, and Design. Each student has been working on creating a new body of work as the culmination of their time at IU. Participating student artists are exhibiting a wide range of work from graphic design and photography to optic installations and animated videos. The exhibition also includes artwork with traditional approaches such as figurative drawings, prints, ceramics, and collages. Meanwhile, in the Educational Gallery on the lower level of the Waldron, the students are sharing drafts and models from the process of creating their thesis. Visitors will see different mediums, plans, sketches, and failed ceramic pieces.
Continuing through May 26th, the Spotlight Gallery on the third floor of the Waldron features STONE SOUP: From Nature to Politics by the local artist Susan Savastuk exploring folklore methodology and social commentary. Throughout history and across cultures, stories of stone soup continue to exist and evolve. Some travelers come to a village, carrying nothing more than an empty cooking pot and a rock, they convince the towns people to help them make a delicious pot of soup. Through many small individual contributions, the townsfolk and travelers help to create a delicious meal to share. “I believe that creativity lives in each of us, at many levels and many different forms. I am grateful to all who have shared a photo, a place, an idea or a challenge that has inspired me,” says Savastuk.
Read the artists’ bios and learn more in the full version of the press release (attached).