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“Wood|Stone|Metal” by Artist Lynne Medsker Is July’s City Hall Atrium Exhibit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 22, 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


"Wood|Stone|Metal" by Artist Lynne Medsker Is July's City Hall Atrium Exhibit


Bloomington, Ind. - During the month of July, the City of Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD) will showcase "Wood|Stone|Metal," a series of mixed-media work by Morgan County artist Lynne Medsker, in the Atrium of City Hall, 401 N. Morton St.

The inspiration for the "Wood|Stone|Metal" series springs from Medsker's lifelong interest and affection for rocks in all forms. Medsker combines rocks with driftwood, concrete, and other treasures accumulated on her travels, as well as found metal components, to transform discarded and unused items into things of beauty.

Layering traditional art media with these materials, Medsker tells visual stories featuring organic and geometric shapes. These layers are manipulated with her bare hands or simple tools. Viewers, drawn to the work by the texture, color and details, will also discover things hidden within the layers. She delights in the moment when those details reveal themselves to others, sparking inspiration, stirring emotions or provoking thought.

More information about Lynne and her artwork can be found online at http://www.lynnemedsker.com.

"Wood|Stone|Metal" will be on display June 30 - August 1. Exhibition hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, as well as additional evening and weekend hours when City Hall is open for meetings.

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.

About the Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD)

BEAD seeks to bring the business and creative sectors together to advance commerce and culture, build community and spur economic development. BEAD is a geographically defined, mixed-use cultural district in downtown Bloomington, which capitalizes on local and regional assets that are specific to the cultural, economic and social issues of Bloomington. BEAD emphasizes the high concentration of creative assets and related activities to strengthen and enhance the overall economic development of the community and provides a connective link to a variety of incentives, programs and grants to benefit its major stakeholder groups and users: the community, visitors, the creative, cultural and entertainment sectors and small business.

BEAD's Atrium Exhibit 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 the website.


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Lynne Medsker