April First Thursday Festival

5:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Thursday, April 5, 2018

Arts Plaza at Showalter Fountain

Come and visit us at IU's April First Thursday Festival presented by the IU Arts & Humanities Council. We will be offering a variety of activities including:

Juvenile in Justice
Explore themes from visiting artist Richard Ross' exhibition, Juvenile in Justice. Create a postcard with your own original art and a note of hope to send to juveniles experiencing incarceration. We will have blank postcards and a variety of art supplies on hand for you to use. Richard Ross will also be giving a guest lecture at 4pm in Woodburn Hall, room 100.  

Collaborate to Create a Kolam
Collaborate with 2018 Lotus Blossom Artist and India Remixed artist Radha Lakshmi to create a kolam. Kolam is a traditional Indian form that uses brightly colored rice powders to create geometric patterns. Kolam is both a form of artistic expression and a form of devotion and meditation. “In Chennai, Southern India, where I grew up, women rose before dawn. It was their quiet time with the universe; free from their hectic schedule that they face during the day, women clean and draw geometrical rice powdered patterns on the ground at the entrances of their home,” Lakshmi says. “This traditional ritual of creating sacred patterns with rice powder or paste on walls or the ground is a tradition that has been passed down from mother to daughter for over two thousand years.”

Walking Mini-Tours: Talk with the Sculptures
Explore three outdoor sculptures on this quick guided tour in the arts circle area around Showalter Fountain. Meet at the art museum activity booth. Tours are 15 minutes and will take place at 5:15pm, 5:30pm, 5:45pm, and 6pm.

For a full list of events at IU's First Thursday Festival, please visit the IU Arts & Humanities Council website