Lotus Backdrop on Exhibit in February

17 January 2014
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A year ago, we launched an ambitious visual arts undertaking: the Power of Pattern backdrop project. It spanned nine months and inspired hundreds of design submissions — from people of all ages and walks of life. The finished piece appeared on the Buskirk-Chumley Theater stage during the 20th annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival. […]

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Happy New Year, from Team Lotus

9 January 2014
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The Lotus Education and Arts Foundation begins 2014 with a new staff member — Executive Director Sunni Fass. Sunni’s no stranger to things Lotus — she was a grad assistant, once upon a time, and even wrote her dissertation on the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival. “I’m thrilled to be returning to Bloomington and […]

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Volunteers of Lotus: 2013 Edition

30 December 2013
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We can’t close out a year without saluting our volunteers. Their creativity, generosity, ingenuity, and (sometimes) stamina are essential to the success of every Lotus program. Lotus volunteers know how to solve problems, have fun, and be ambassadors for Bloomington and Lotus to the thousands of people who attend our events.

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Art of Lotus 2013: The Year in Review

23 December 2013
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The vibrant Lotus palette is the work of many hands. “Collaborating with so many dynamic people in our community to create the art of Lotus – that’s one of the joys of our work,” says Outreach Director Loraine Martin.

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When Lotus Comes to Lunch

2 December 2013
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During Lotus Blossoms outreach in the spring, and even on the Festival weekend, we try to arrange occasions where our visiting artists meet young people in the community. {Pictured above: members of the Nigerian band Etran Finatawa with Indiana University Wells Scholars and other Honors College students, 2008.}

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Friends of Lotus Make Our World Go ‘Round

22 November 2013
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2013 has been a busy, busy year for Lotus. We hope you’ve been able to experience some of the fun: a Lotus at 20 concert, a free Lotus Blossoms event, our Edible Lotus fundraiser, the Festival (in all, or in part), our big Power of Pattern backdrop project — or all of the above. The […]

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Outreach Partner Profile: T. C. Steele State Historic Site

6 November 2013
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“When people ask about the work of Lotus, we remind them that a good portion of what we do is made possible through powerful collaborations across the spectrum of our community. Teaming up with other organizations allows us to expand our reach to audiences and participants, lower costs by sharing resources and skill sets, and […]

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