Kinsey Juried Art Show features local, international contemporary artists

Guest post courtesy of newsroom colleague Tracy James, who typically blogs at Health and Vitality:

The 2013 Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show opens Friday, kicking off a weekend of events that includes a show-and-tell with the artists, a cabaret burlesque show, after-parties and a movie screening.

The art, displayed throughout the Grunwald Gallery of Art at Indiana University Bloomington, is a mixed media ensemble that addresses issues of sex, sexuality, gender identity and expression, sexual health, politics of sex and gender, and the human body.

Kinsey posterArtists from across the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, the U.K. and Hong Kong submitted a record 924 artworks, with jurors selecting 94 for the show, now in its eighth year. The contemporary works include paintings, prints, ceramics, wearable art, metalwork, sculpture, fiber art and video installations.

The opening reception, which will be attended by many of the artists, is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Grunwald Gallery, 1201 E. 7th Seventh St. Visitors can vote for “Gallery Visitors Choice” award, for which the artist will receive $200. A $300 cash prize also will be given for “Best in Show.” The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided.

Organizers collaborated with local businesses and tourism leaders to provide a slate of weekend activities on and off-campus.

Friday

  • 7:30 p.m.: Movie screening for “Like Someone in Love,” at the IU Fine Arts Theater, 1200 E. Seventh St., offered by The Ryder Film Series. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door.
  • 8 to 11 p.m.: Kinsey Institute after-party, The Back Door, a gay dance bar at 207 S. College Ave. No cover for juried art show attendees. Must be 21 to attend.

Saturday

  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Open house at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, Third Floor, Morrison Hall, 1165 E. Third St. Free.
  • 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Show-and-Tell with the Artists — panel discussion and Q&A, Room 007 Morrison Hall. Free.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Movie screening for “Like Someone in Love,” at the IU Fine Arts Theater, 1200 E. Seventh St., offered by The Ryder Film Series. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door.
  • 9 p.m. (doors open at 8 p.m.): Burlesque Show, Exotic Erotic Cabaret at Serendipity Martini Bar, 201 S. College Ave. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Must be 21 to attend.
  • After the cabaret: After-Party at the Root Cellar Lounge, FARMbloomington, 108 E. Kirkwood Ave.

The 2013 Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show is part of the Summer Festival of the Arts, which includes visual arts, music and cinema events across the Bloomington campus. The jurors for the Kinsey exhibit competition are Betsy Stirratt, director of the Grunwald Gallery of Art; Catherine Johnson-Roehr, curator of art, artifacts and photographs at The Kinsey Institute; and Nanette Brewer, the Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper at the IU Art Museum.

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