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BEAD’s November Atrium Exhibit “Walk in the Canyon” to Showcase Textile Artist Daren Redman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 29, 2015

For more information, please contact:

Alexa Lopez, Communications Director, City of Bloomington Office of the Mayor, 812.349.3406, lopeza@bloomington.in.gov

Danise Alano-Martin, Director of Economic Development, City of Bloomington, 812.349.3418, economicvitality@bloomington.in.gov

BEAD's November Atrium Exhibit "Walk in the Canyon" to Showcase Textile Artist Daren Redman

Bloomington, Ind. - During the month of November, the City of Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD) will exhibit the works of textile artist Daren Redman. The show will present textiles and photographs inspired by and created during Redman's recent artist residency at the Grand Canyon.

Redman was chosen as Artist in Residence at the Grand Canyon National Park, North Rim, for Sept. 23 through Oct. 13, 2015. Only five artists are selected for this residency each year. On her trip, Redman created various 3D textile installations of dyed fabrics to match the geology near the North Rim. This residency highlighted the importance of water conservation, as she used very little water to dye 100 yards of silk. Redman also took photographs of the inner canyon, which inspired the colors of the textiles she constructed.

The exhibit will be on display Nov. 4, 2015 - Nov. 30, 2015. Exhibition hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays as well as additional evening and weekend hours when City Hall is open for meetings.

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 businesses.

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 visit bloomington.in.gov/arts.

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