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Archive for April, 2012

Rain Candy

Our Sculpture Corridor is radiant with the color and beauty of the Michiana Rain Barrels.

There are already a fair number of reasons to hope for rain in the forecast: You’ve planted a new garden that needs a jumpstart; there’s a Nora Ephron movie marathon on tv; or, you’re the coach of a 5-and-under tee ball team that has a scheduled practice.  But now there are fifteen even better and more beautiful reasons to pray for precipitation…the arrival and auction of this year’s Michiana Rain Barrels.

As partners with the Indiana University-South Bend Center for a Sustainable Future, SBMA is proud to display the rain barrels painted by local artists and artist groups.  They can be seen in our sculpture corridor from now until May 4, when they’ll be auctioned to those smart and savvy citizens who know that these rain barrels are garden-, budget- and earth-friendly ways to support art right here in our own backyard.

To LEARN MORE about A RAIN BARREL ARTIST, CLICK HERE.

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Teachers: Time to Get Planning…for a night out!

Our friend and colleague at the University of Notre Dame’s Snite Museum of Art, Sarah Martin, has asked that we help her extend an invitation to the Snite’s Teacher Night event, and we couldn’t be more pleased to oblige.  Teacher Night events—held here at SBMA every Fall and at the Snite every Spring—are fun and FREE opportunities for our museum education departments to congratulate, thank and treat our local educators for all they do.

So teachers, we hope you will mark your plan books for next Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 4-6 p.m.   Head to the Snite Museum of Art on campus at Notre Dame (parking will be available in Lot C; you’ll see signs when you arrive), any time between 4 and 6 to enjoy refreshments, mingling, and some raffle prizes, as well as the amazing galleries at the Snite.  We know you spend tremendous energy enriching the life of your students each day; don’t pass up this chance to indulge yourselves!

To LEARN MORE about TEACHER NIGHT, or DOWNLOAD a FLYER, CLICK HERE.

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