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“Modern Designs” by David Reuter is May Atrium Exhibit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 8, 2015

For more information, please contact:

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

"Modern Designs" by David Reuter is May Atrium Exhibit

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

David 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 Reuter's designs. Using wood from damaged trees creates a knotty, grainy wood in 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 picture frames, mirrors and benches that he creates.

The exhibit will be on display through May 31. Exhibition hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and Saturday 8 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.

For more information regarding the City's atrium exhibition program, please contact Assistant Economic Development Director for the Arts Miah Michaelsen at 812.349.3534.

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