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August Atrium Exhibit is work by photographers Peggy and John Woodcock

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 6, 2014

For more information, please contact:

Miah Michaelsen, Assistant Economic Development Director for the Arts, City of Bloomington, 812.349.3534

Work by photographers Peggy and John Woodcock is next Atrium Exhibit

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - During the month of August, the City of Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD) will showcase recent work by photographers Peggy and John Woodcock in the Showers Atrium of City Hall, 401 N. Morton Street.

Peggy and John Woodcock are avid amateur photographers who each have their own styles and projects, but enjoy shooting and showing their work together. Peggy first pursued her interest in art as an undergraduate painting major at Indiana University, where she went on to work in several teaching and administrative positions.

John is a retired IU English professor with a special interest in autobiography and the culture of medicine. In retirement Peggy and John have found photography to be an absorbing and rewarding hobby. Their works have been exhibited widely, including juried shows at IU's Grunwald Gallery, Terre Haute's Swope Museum, the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, and in the pages of Bloom magazine.

They have contributed works to several local and international benefits. Their subjects vary widely, from garden flowers to street demonstrations in Cairo. Their tastes are eclectic, but they believe that good photos have a magical quality. The magic can be color or light, pattern or point of view, technical ingenuity, or a situation that reveals character or suggests a story.

The exhibit will be on display through August 30. Exhibition hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and Saturday 8:00 am to 1:00 p.m. as well as additional evening and weekend hours when City Hall is open for meetings.

The Atrium exhibition program 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 http://www.bloomington.in.gov/arts.

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