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“Lost Now Found” Curated by Dave Derkacy and Sarah McAleer is September's Atrium Exhibit

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Sept. 9, 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

"Lost Now Found" Curated by Dave Derkacy and Sarah McAleer is September's Atrium Exhibit

Bloomington, Ind. - During the month of September, the City of Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD) will showcase photographs curated by Bloomington photographers Dave Derkacy and Sarah McAleer in the Atrium of City Hall, 401 N. Morton St.

The photographs presented are the works of Indiana University photography students and were curated and printed by Derkacy, a photography instructor at IU, and McAleer. They are made from abandoned negatives and contact sheets that were found at the campus' previous student photography lab, Mitchell Hall. The images date back to the 1990s, but the identity of the photographers, locations and subjects are unknown. The images, which show daily living in a variety of rural contexts around the world, vividly illustrate the rich and unique perspective brought to a university community by international students. They also leave the viewer to ponder the photographer's intent in subject and composition.

The exhibit will be on display Sept. 8 - 30. Exhibition hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and Saturdays 9 a.m. - 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.

The City of Bloomington is committed to providing opportunities for area artists to exhibit artwork at City Hall. For more information on the exhibition program, contact Assistant Economic Development Director for the Arts Miah Michaelsen at or 349.3534