Murals provide “a splash of color” in downtown Bloomington during the winter when most natural color has gone dormant, writes M.J. Bower. She photographed more than 30 local murals for this photo essay on an art form that has existed since prehistoric cave paintings. She also created a Bloomington Mural Trail for some outdoor winter fun. Click here to see the Murals of Bloomington and Trail Map.
Photographer and activist Richard Ross will be in Bloomington for a two-day interdisciplinary arts program, showing his work on juvenile justice and discussing how artists can create “in a time of rage,” among other events. One of his former assistants, Rachel Glago, writes about his work and how a dozen local groups are getting involved. Click here to read the full story.
Instant Gratification Movie Challenge celebrates seven years on June 5 at Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Producers Eric Ayotte and Charlie Jones sat with writer TJ Jaeger to discuss their monthly short-film festival, its roots in the “DIY punk scene,” and their effort in “keeping live cinema alive.” Click here to read the full story.