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    February 12 12:00am
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  • Web Accessibility Evaluation (Webinar)
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Thursday, February 11, 2016
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    • SharePoint 2010: For End-Users
      February 11 1:30pm
      This workshop lasts 2.5 hours. You can use Sharepoint to store documents and share them with colleagues. In this workshop, we’ll help you get up and running with the Sharepoint 2010 service at IU. SharePoint is a document storage and sharing solution in use at many businesses and IU departments. We&r more »
    • IU School of Nursing Lunch with the Dean in Naples, FL
      February 12 12:00am
      You and a guest are cordially invited to join us for a special luncheon to welcome our new dean, Dean Robin Newhouse, at Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club, Immokalee Room, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. North, Naples, FL  34102-5397 at 12:00 noon.  Please reply to Theresa Bell at the IU School of Nursing Alumni Association, thebell@iupui.edu or t more »
    • Web Accessibility Evaluation (Webinar)
      February 12 10:00am
      This session is being delivered online and simultaneously in room 144 in Wells Library in Bloomington. This is the online session, so please register for this session only if you plan to attend remotely.” This workshop lasts 2 h more »
    • IU School of Nursing Events in Naples, FL
      February 13 12:00am
      IU School of Nursing Events in Naples, FL – February 13 and 15, 2016   We are pleased to invite you to join us as our guest(s) for two additional events taking place this weekend:   Winter College Reception, Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 4:30 – 6:00pm, (you are welcome to join us for an informal dinner after the more »
    • Illustrator CC 2015: The Basics
      February 13 9:00am
      This workshop lasts 3 hours, and is part of the certificate series Desktop Publishing Fundamentals In this workshop, participants will learn how the basics of Adobe Illustrator, a drawing program. Participants will spend time building basic skills like drawing with brushes, creating and combining shap more »
    Thursday, February 11, 2016
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      • SharePoint 2010: For End-Users
        February 11 1:30pm
        This workshop lasts 2.5 hours. You can use Sharepoint to store documents and share them with colleagues. In this workshop, we’ll help you get up and running with the Sharepoint 2010 service at IU. SharePoint is a document storage and sharing solution in use at many businesses and IU departments. We&r more »
      • IU School of Nursing Lunch with the Dean in Naples, FL
        February 12 12:00am
        You and a guest are cordially invited to join us for a special luncheon to welcome our new dean, Dean Robin Newhouse, at Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club, Immokalee Room, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. North, Naples, FL  34102-5397 at 12:00 noon.  Please reply to Theresa Bell at the IU School of Nursing Alumni Association, thebell@iupui.edu or t more »
      • Web Accessibility Evaluation (Webinar)
        February 12 10:00am
        This session is being delivered online and simultaneously in room 144 in Wells Library in Bloomington. This is the online session, so please register for this session only if you plan to attend remotely.” This workshop lasts 2 h more »
      • IU School of Nursing Events in Naples, FL
        February 13 12:00am
        IU School of Nursing Events in Naples, FL – February 13 and 15, 2016   We are pleased to invite you to join us as our guest(s) for two additional events taking place this weekend:   Winter College Reception, Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 4:30 – 6:00pm, (you are welcome to join us for an informal dinner after the more »
      • Illustrator CC 2015: The Basics
        February 13 9:00am
        This workshop lasts 3 hours, and is part of the certificate series Desktop Publishing Fundamentals In this workshop, participants will learn how the basics of Adobe Illustrator, a drawing program. Participants will spend time building basic skills like drawing with brushes, creating and combining shap more »
      Thursday, February 11, 2016
        IU Calendar




        • SharePoint 2010: For End-Users
          February 11 1:30pm
          This workshop lasts 2.5 hours. You can use Sharepoint to store documents and share them with colleagues. In this workshop, we’ll help you get up and running with the Sharepoint 2010 service at IU. SharePoint is a document storage and sharing solution in use at many businesses and IU departments. We&r more »
        • IU School of Nursing Lunch with the Dean in Naples, FL
          February 12 12:00am
          You and a guest are cordially invited to join us for a special luncheon to welcome our new dean, Dean Robin Newhouse, at Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club, Immokalee Room, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. North, Naples, FL  34102-5397 at 12:00 noon.  Please reply to Theresa Bell at the IU School of Nursing Alumni Association, thebell@iupui.edu or t more »
        • Web Accessibility Evaluation (Webinar)
          February 12 10:00am
          This session is being delivered online and simultaneously in room 144 in Wells Library in Bloomington. This is the online session, so please register for this session only if you plan to attend remotely.” This workshop lasts 2 h more »
        • IU School of Nursing Events in Naples, FL
          February 13 12:00am
          IU School of Nursing Events in Naples, FL – February 13 and 15, 2016   We are pleased to invite you to join us as our guest(s) for two additional events taking place this weekend:   Winter College Reception, Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 4:30 – 6:00pm, (you are welcome to join us for an informal dinner after the more »
        • Illustrator CC 2015: The Basics
          February 13 9:00am
          This workshop lasts 3 hours, and is part of the certificate series Desktop Publishing Fundamentals In this workshop, participants will learn how the basics of Adobe Illustrator, a drawing program. Participants will spend time building basic skills like drawing with brushes, creating and combining shap more »
        Thursday, February 11, 2016

          About This Event

          Summary

          Couched Constructions will move viewers beyond their comfy seats

          Sometimes a couch is just a piece of furniture…and sometimes—through the eyes of a visionary—a couch becomes a source of alternative building materials, a commentary on our prodigious solid waste stream and a view into the lives of the most economically disadvantaged citizens of our city.

          Couched Constructions, A new exhibit opening at Herron School of Art and Design on March 2, will challenge the viewer’s concept of the couch’s purpose. The reception begins at 5:00 p.m. outside the Berkshire, Reese and Paul Galleries in Herron’s Grand Hall. The exhibition will run through April 19.

          Wes Janz, a professor of architecture at Ball State University and the exhibition’s curator said, “the show considers both our casual, almost unconscious, life with couches even as it reveals potentials to be found in the architecture of the couch.”

          Janz has been recognized as an outstanding teacher. The cadre of artists—many of them architects by training—who have been invited to join him in providing the installations will use couches retrieved from curbsides of Indianapolis as their raw materials.

          Exhibition participants

          Anne Filson and Gary Rohrbacher, University of Kentucky

          Rod Fluker, Tuskegee University http://www.rodfluker.com/

          Timothy Gray, Ball State University http://www.grayarchitecture.com/

          Charmalee Gunaratne (Kansas City), Kate Lengacher and Rebecca Staley (Indianapolis) http://www.ecoabet.org/

          Wes Janz with Tayler Mikosz and Ashley VanMeter http://onesmallproject.org/

          Kevin Lair, IU-Columbus http://www.mod-eco.net/ and http://www.westbrookdesign.com/

          Paul Puzzello, Oksana Tretyak, and Wil Marquez, Indianapolis http://www.wpurpose.com/

          Cory Robinson, Herron School of Art & Design, Indianapolis http://coryrobinsonstudio.com/home.html

          Janice Shimizu and Josh Coggeshall, Ball State University http://www.splusca.com/

          Sean Starowitz, Kansas City http://thepaintswatch.blogspot.com/

          Interest in the sustainability issues examined by Couched Constructions has triggered a full slate of companion activities.

          Opening Day Events

          Workshops and a panel discussion around themes of the exhibition, such as structures built from found materials, will take place at Herron throughout opening day:

          9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Found Objects Workshop led by

          Ana de Brea, Ball State University

          Andrea Swartz, Ball State University

          Donna Sink, Architect/Educator, Indianapolis

          Parker Williams, Graduate Architect, Indianapolis

          Shaun Krenzke, Architect, Crown Point

          12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch with participants

          1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Conversation with Couched Constructions exhibitors and Discarded Indianapolis photo study artists Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova, Transylvania University.

          Reading by Brian Willingham, author of Soul of a Black Cop.

          All events are free and open to the public, but reservations are kindly requested. For more information or to R.S.V.P., please contact Herron Gallery Director Paula Katz at katzp@iupui.edu or at 317-278-9419.

          Other Related Events

          The Fourth World Film Festival

          An entertaining, yet thought-provoking films with social justice content in a 24-hour movie marathon from 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 30 to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, March 31. Selected by Olon Dotson, Ball State University

          Films may include but are not limited to:

          The Pruitt-Igoe Myth: an Urban History

          Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Sidewalk

          In The Soup

          Killer of Sheep

          The Black Power Mix Tape 1967-1975

          Down By Law

          Darwin's Nightmare

          Basquait

          Lalee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton

          Dirty Pretty Things

          Wall

          When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts

          Smoke Signals

          Couched Constructions: Part 2

          The Jewish Community Center will host Couched Constructions: Part 2 March 6 through May 4 at the JCC Art Gallery, 6701 Hoover Rd. The opening reception is Wednesday, March 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

          IndyTalks Collaboration

          JCC will also host a moderated panel including local Couched Constructions artists on March 28. http://www.indytalks.info/

          “This is such an exciting opportunity for partnerships on so many levels,” said Katz. “I was blown away when I saw Wes’s exhibition Big/Small at the Swope Museum in Terre Haute. The depth of exploration achieved in sustainability issues was tremendous. I knew this was the type of learning I wanted to bring to the Indianapolis Community.

          “It is thrilling to have so many participants,” she continued, “and the joy (and fear) of the unknown outcome of having completely original new projects. All the pieces for the show are still in production at this point. It is also delightful to work with the JCC and share this innovative show with them. A big thank you goes to the Efroymson Family Fund and Jeremy Efroymson, a CICF fund, for their support of and interest in the project.”

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