In the final installment of his photo series using a 4x5 field camera, Adam Reynolds reveals the collaboration between subject and photographer in portraiture. With a field camera, they have time to talk while the photographer sets up the shot. This ease allows the photographer to wait until the subject reveals their authentic self. Click here to see the photo gallery.
The Lotus World Music and Arts Festival is upon us, when performers from around the world fill the downtown streets with music. In part 4 of our series, writer Benjamin Beane profiles a young singer-songwriter from Scotland and an even younger brother/sister Indian-American duo who are rising stars in bluegrass. Click here to read the full story.
Last year, a local housing program for people with substance use disorder was created by Marilyn Burrus and Brandon Drake. Writer Ann Georgescu talks with Drake about the program, Courage to Change, and helping people all along the spectrum of recovery. “It is our job to stop the chaos,” Drake says. Click here to read the full story.
Bloomington is one of four cities in the U.S. to launch Rise to Run, a new grassroots movement that encourages and trains high school- and college-aged women to run for office. Writer Allison Yates talks to local co-coordinators Regina Moore and Rachel Guglielmo about their program. Click here to read the full story.
Southern Indiana has some of the country’s largest roosting places for Indiana bats. But these Hoosier mammals face many threats. Writer and bat fan April McKay gives us an in-depth look at these wondrous creatures, and how to help secure their survival — such as attending the Indiana Bat Festival. Click here to read the full story.
Longtime friends Sarah Mae Ruggles and Emily Bedwell have acted in the Monroe County Civic Theater for years, and now they play opposites in Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple (Female Version). Jen Pacenza looks Behind the Curtain at Olive and Florence in this hilarious performance playing at The Waldron this weekend. Click here to read the full story.
Cardinal Stage Company’s 2017-18 Cardinal for Kids production Garfield: The Musical with Cattitude brings Hoosier Jim Davis’ beloved comic strip to life, complete with the sarcastic feline bursting into song about lasagna, of course. The opening and closing performances will include very special four-legged guests, ambassador animals from VIPaws. Funds raised from the production will benefit VIPaws and other programs at the Monroe County Humane Association. Don’t miss Garfield and company at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Auditorium September 8 through 24! Click here to read more about Garfield.
Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and Bloomington expat Joel Pett returned to his hometown recently for a gallery show — and a stand-up gig. After talking to Pett about his work, writer Yaël Ksander wonders whether a man with “a mean streak a mile wide” has, deep down, a passion for humanity. Click here to read the full story.