School of Fine Arts plans annual ‘Open Studio’ night

The Hope School of Fine Arts will host its annual “Open Studios” night Nov. 1.

The event is free and open to the public, with activities planned at four buildings: the Fine Arts building, 1201 E. Seventh St.; Central Stores Art Annex, 1206 E. 11th St.; Morgan Hall, 909 E. 11th St.; and the McCalla School/Fine Arts Annex, 525 E. Ninth St.

School of Fine Arts

The Hope School of Fine Arts in the IU Bloomington campus.

From 6 to 8 p.m., visitors can dye a scarf or T-shirt in the Fine Arts building’s textiles studio, or try their hand at setting type and printing in the graphic design area. In the photography area, visitors can see student work and visit with MFA and BFA photographers. Break open a piƱata filled with surprises in the metalsmithing and jewelry design area, or participate in a stop-motion demonstration in the digital art area. Visitors can also climb inside a huge, inflatable sculpture, and design their own button.

From 7 to 9 p.m., watch a raku firing in the kiln yard at the ceramics area at the Central Stores Art Annex. Student work will be on sale, with free espresso available with the purchase of each cup. In the printmaking area, take part in a monoprinting workshop, shop the student prints for sale and see an exhibition of archival prints.

From 8 to 10 p.m. at Morgan Hall, visitors can see student paintings and talk with MFA and BFA painters. In the sculpture area at the McCalla School, there will be food, music and T-shirts for sale. An exhibition of artwork related to pizza, titled “The Passion of the Crust,” will be on display in the Fuller Projects Gallery.

All proceeds go to support student guilds and their initiatives. Maps will be provided to navigate the satellite buildings. The School of Fine Arts is part of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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