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2305, 2016

Lotus Stars to be displayed at 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia

May 23rd, 2016|

Lotus woven stars to be displayed at 2018 Commonwealth Games in Queensland, Australia

Just announced! More than 10,000 eight-pointed stars woven by Bloomington residents will be on display at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, when the Lotus Education and Arts Foundation’s “One Million Stars to End Violence: Lotus International Star-Weaving Project” […]

2305, 2016

Lotus Blossoms 2016 Report

May 23rd, 2016|

Over the past 22 years, Lotus Blossoms Educational Outreach has provided more than 126,000 Indiana school children with the opportunity to explore the music and art of global cultures, stoking their curiosity about the larger world.  Lotus Blossoms’ 2016 slate of excellent performances and interactive activities once again illustrated the Lotus Education and Art Foundation’s […]

305, 2016

Volunteer Profile: Luci McKean

May 3rd, 2016|

How did you first hear about the Lotus organization?
My old friend and former psychotherapist Colleen Cleary, especially loved the Lotus Dickey Tribute, but was BIG on dancing to whatever groove she was hearing at any given moment: salsa, reggae, roots, rock, whatever.  She convinced me to give it a try, and I’ve never looked back.

What […]

2503, 2016

One Era Ends, Another Begins

March 25th, 2016|

We’ve moved!  After more than a decade of renting off-the-radar office space on the downtown square, Lotus has embraced “home ownership” — and curb appeal — in our new building at 105 S. Rogers.  Lots still to do, but we’re busy getting settled in our upstairs admin area…and enjoying lots of natural light as well as waistline-threatening proximity to Rainbow Bakery […]

803, 2016

Your Support Brings the World to our Schools

March 8th, 2016|

 “The arts are part of our everyday lives – no matter who you are or where you live – they have the power to transform individuals and transcend boundaries.”
– Jane Chu, Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts
Lotus has been bringing transformational arts experiences to our youngest audiences for more than twenty years through Lotus […]

803, 2016

A Teacher’s View: The Joy of Lotus Blossoms

March 8th, 2016|

Long-time educator Jim Morrison has taught across south-central Indiana and shares his thoughts about the quality, value, and “joyous” experiences provided by the Lotus Blossoms Educational Outreach program for K-12 schools and students.  Jim now leads a classroom of 5th and 6th graders at The Project School — his students continue to enjoy Lotus Blossoms […]

403, 2016

Volunteer Profile: Julie Lawson

March 4th, 2016|

Enjoy our new series of snapshots profiling amazing Lotus volunteers!  Check back often for new profiles, and view the entire series here.

How did you first hear about the Lotus organization?

Our next door neighbor told us to go before our moving boxes were unpacked when we moved back to Bloomington in 2002.

What initially inspired you to […]

2902, 2016

Susan Fernandes: Space Planner Extraordinaire

February 29th, 2016|

We’re always blown away by the breadth of skills…and depth of generosity…among our amazing Lotus volunteer corps!  Even before the ink was dry on the agreement for the building, Susan Fernandes had already offered her talents to help our staff with space-planning for the new second-floor office spaces.  Thank you, Susan!

Susan has been a big […]

1602, 2016

Local businesses leading the way

February 16th, 2016|

Even in these very early stages of planning for the new facility, our local business community is already stepping up to help.  Lotus is grateful for the donated or at-cost goods and services provided by these incredible folks — thank you all for being leaders in making your community a better place!   Business supporters so […]

1102, 2016

Students lend talents to renovation prep

February 11th, 2016|

This semester, Lotus is excited to be working with IU and Ivy Tech classes on two “service-learning” projects related to our new facility.  Students from “Architectural Design 1” (Ivy Tech, taught by Chris Reinhart), and “Vertical Studio” (IU School of Art and Design, taught by Jon Racek) have been getting real-life, hands-on experience during the prep […]

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