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“Modern Designs” by David Reuter is April Atrium Exhibit

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 1, 2014

For more information, please contact:

Miah Michaelsen, Assistant Economic Development Director for the Arts, City of Bloomington Economic and Sustainable Development Department, 349.3534

"Modern Designs" by David Reuter is April Atrium Exhibit


Bloomington, Ind. - During the month of April, the City of Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD) will showcase functional and decorative works in wood created by David Reuter in the Showers Atrium of City Hall, 401 N. Morton St.

Reuter, of Bloomington, creates custom wood products that were salvaged from dead or storm-damaged trees from a certified tree farm in northern Monroe County. No live or healthy trees are harvested or used in his designs. Using wood from damaged trees brings a knotty, grainy wood to the process which lends itself to a different level of beauty and quality in the finished product. The original edge of the board, the "live edge", is incorporated into the finished product, which Reuter will be showing in the form of picture frames, mirrors and benches.

The exhibit will be on display April 1-30. Exhibition hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., as well as additional evening and weekend hours when City Hall is open for meetings.

This project is another effort under the City's strategy to leverage and expand the economic development potential of the arts in Bloomington. According to the 2012 Americans for the Arts study, Bloomington's nonprofit arts sector contributes $72.3 million to the local economy annually through direct spending by arts organizations and their audiences. For more information on the study visit the website.

For more information, please contact Assistant Economic Development Director for the Arts Miah Michaelsen at 349.3534.

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