Thank you for a wonderful Lotus Blossoms 2015!

30 March 2015

The 2015 edition of Lotus Blossoms has concluded and we would like to take the opportunity to extend our gratitude to everyone who made it possible!  Our thanks go out to all of our Blossoms sponsors and donors; to all of the volunteers who made the 20th World Bazaar a great success; and to all […]

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Friends of Lotus

26 February 2015

“Exposure to the arts in childhood is a very strong predictor of participation in the arts as an adult. Indeed, it [is] even a stronger prediction than age or income. So it’s crucial to get people in the culture habit while they’re young.” – Arts Data Profile 2015 Report, National Endowment for the Arts For […]

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Introducing Lotus Blossoms 2015

19 February 2015

What better way to welcome spring than with Blossoms! This February and March, the 2015 Lotus Blossoms line-up takes center stage in our schools and our community.  Lotus Blossoms is an educational outreach program that enables youth and community members alike to engage with artists from around the globe, developing an appreciation and respect for […]

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Important 2015 Lotus Blossoms Update

18 February 2015

THIS JUST IN! Lotus Blossoms artist Kuniko Yamamoto will perform Japanese dramatic storytelling and origami folktales TODAY (Feb. 18) from 12:15-1:00 PM at the Monroe County Public Library in the Children’s Program Room (303 E. Kirkwood Ave.). All ages welcome for this FREE event. Due to confirmed delays and school closings, the artist schedule shifted […]

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The 2015 Oscar Shorts Festival

4 February 2015

Do you want to know the secret to winning this year’s Oscar ballot? Watch the short films! On Sunday, February 8 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, the Ryder Film Series and the Lotus Education and Arts Foundation will co-host The Oscar Shorts Festival – a viewing of the 10 Academy Award nominees in the categories of […]

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From the Executive Director: A Look Back at 2014

5 December 2014
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At a time of year when we reflect on sharing, giving, and giving thanks, I can truly say that I’m grateful for Lotus and for its deep commitment to bringing people together through music and the arts. And I’m grateful for the ongoing support of friends and neighbors who make Lotus possible.

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Partner Profile: Community Access Television Services

3 December 2014
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The team at Bloomington’s Community Access Television Services (a.k.a. CATS) has been capturing footage of Lotus World Music and Arts Festival for almost two decades. The result is a rich archive of more than 250 memorable performances that capture the spirit of Lotus — video “postcards” that fans can enjoy in between Festival seasons.

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