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2401, 2019

Lotus Firebay Open House

January 24th, 2019|

We hope you'll join us as we open our newly renovated Firebay venue to our friends and neighbors. Stop by the Lotus Firebay on Saturday, February 23, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. for an event packed with free hands-on fun, live performances, interactive activities, and more.

406, 2019

Edible Lotus Menu

June 4th, 2019|

STARTERS

FLAT BREAD (contains gluten)

Baked in wood fired oven made by local craftsman Andrew Gerber

BEET PUREE
Red beets with yogurt and za’tar

MUHAMMARA (Vegan)
Red pepper and walnut spread

SALAD

GOLDEN BEET SALAD (Vegan)
Golden beets, orange, lemon, kalamata olives

ENTREES
KOFTA B’SINIYAH

Ground beef and lamb with pine nuts with tahini sauce

VEGAN CHICKPEA KOFTA (Vegan)
Chickpeas with tahini sauce

MUJADARA (Vegan)
Lentils, rice, and fried onion

DESSERTS
KAFFIR LIME […]

2205, 2019

Meet New Executive Director Tamara Loewenthal

May 22nd, 2019|

Tamara Loewenthal is delighted to be appointed to be the new Executive Director for the Lotus Education and Arts Foundation. In the over twenty years that Tamara has served the Lotus organization, she has had a hand in developing many of the programs that are now counted as jewels in the Lotus crown.  From visioning […]

2205, 2019

Volunteer Profile: Adam Riviere

May 22nd, 2019|

How did you first hear about the Lotus organization?
Originally invited by Merribeth Fender, who ran Athena, to accompany her playing and introducing instruments to kids and their families.

What initially inspired you to volunteer for our organization?
Bloomington has always been supportive of me and my music growing up, and this way I can give thanks to […]

2504, 2019

Volunteer Profile: Laura Plummer

April 25th, 2019|

Lotus 2019 Be More Award Nominee
How did you first hear about the Lotus organization?
As a graduate student, I worked on the Victorian Studies staff alongside Carol Simmons. At a party in 2005, she suggested me as a potential Board of Directors member to our mutual friend LuAnne Holladay (with whom I was a grad student in English at […]

2003, 2019

That’s What She Said …

March 20th, 2019|

A Night With Alash
Tamara Loewenthal has experienced hundreds of Lotus performances yet still finds inspiration in the special “Lotus Moments,” including yesterday when she spent the day sharing the amazing art of Tuvan throat singing with Paoli.  The following excerpt captures so beautifully the moments that feeds the hearts of everyone involved, from audience,  to volunteers, and even Lotus […]

403, 2019

Lotus Hosts Bachata’s Award-Winning “Gold Standard” Artist

March 4th, 2019|

Cure your spring fever with sounds from the Dominican!

Lotus ushers in March with sights and sounds from the barrio during six performances by Dominican artist DREAM (Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring) Bachata Academy on Tuesday, March 5, and Wednesday, March 6, as seven musicians ages 15-20 join award-winning faculty musician Martires De Leon to share their […]

2102, 2019

Meet Interim Executive Director Denise Lessow

February 21st, 2019|

A long-time supporter of the arts and education, local entrepreneur and consultant Denise Lessow has stepped in at Lotus Education and Arts Foundation for the next few months while the Board searches for a permanent Executive Director. Denise is a seasoned administrator, with over 25 years as a non-profit leader, facilitator, evaluator, fundraiser, and university faculty member. She […]

2111, 2018

Thanks for Giving

November 21st, 2018|

When an organization produces an annual event known to attract thousands and thousands of music and art fans to Bloomington every September, it’s easy to forget that the very same organization is a non-profit with just five folks on staff and a very limited budget. We couldn’t do it without the support of so many […]

2410, 2018

First Events In New Lotus Venue

October 24th, 2018|

With the 25th Lotus World Music & Arts Festival resting comfortably in our rearview mirrors, we can’t think of a better time to host the first-ever public events in the newly renovated Lotus venue!  Together with rock paper scissors, inc., we are hosting two events benefitting Lotus on Saturday, November 3.  Both ticketed events will support annual […]

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