Wednesday, July 7, 2010

American folk art

Artwork by and on behalf of individuals who have mental illnesses will be the subject of a display at City Hall during the month of July. The theme of the artwork on display is “This land is our land…American folk art” and includes a variety of subjects, such as landscapes and cityscapes, using a variety of media including decoupage, paint, ceramic and textile. A public reception will take place Thursday, July 15 from 4 to 5:30 pm.

The exhibit will run July 2—30 in the City Hall atrium, which is located in the building's main entrance at 401 North Morton Street. The exhibition hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, as well as additional evening or weekend hours when City Hall is open for meetings. For more information about the exhibit, contact Robin Carrothers at

The City of Bloomington is committed to providing opportunities for Bloomington and area artists to exhibit artwork in the City Hall Atrium. For more information on the exhibition program, contact Miah Michaelsen, the City's Assistant Economic Development Director for the Arts, at or (812) 349-3534.

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