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Forgotten and Future Landscapes

The School of Fine Arts (SoFA) Gallery at Indiana University, Your Art Here, and ArtsWeek are proud to present Forgotten and Future Landscapes. This exhibition consists of four artists whose work will be displayed on billboards in various locations in Bloomington, IN. Works will be on display the entire month of February. Locations of the billboards will be announced at a later date.

Forgotten and Future Landscapes features billboard images by Megan Abajian, Sage Dawson, Shelley Given, and Max Heller. The landscape is an obvious barometer of environmental health and these projects address the idea of landscape in our immediate surroundings. Proposals were solicited from artists through out the region and were selected by Betsy Stirratt, Director of the SoFA Gallery, and Martha MacLeish, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts and Indiana University. Megan Abajian and Shelly Given are both Bloomington residents; Sage Dawson is from Springfield, MO and Max Heller is from Charlotte, NC.

Your Art Here is an Indiana-based non-profit public art organization created to provide local communities with an opportunity to engage in visual, public dialogue through the use of billboards and other public spaces. Their mission is to extend visual expression beyond traditional museum and gallery spaces in order to create a public venue where art and ideas can be expressed freely.

This project was funded by ArtsWeek and coordinated by the IU Office of the Vice Provost for Research. ArtsWeek is an annual winter festival of the arts, with participation from the IU Bloomington and City of Bloomington communities. Over its 26-year history, ArtsWeek has extended artistic expression in startling new directions.

For further information, please contact the SoFA gallery at (812)-855-8490 or The SoFA Gallery is accessible to people with disabilities. The SoFA gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, noon – 4:00 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.