By Hand is a 40 year old fine arts co-operative located inside Fountain Square Mall on the south side of the Courthouse Square. By Hand features art by local and regional artists including painting, jewelry, pottery, knitting, wood, weaving, photography, glass, and more.



In Celebration of Limestone:

Quarries and Carvers


By Hand Gallery

Opening Reception: June 4, 5—8 pm

Artists Open Reception: July 2, 5—8 pm

Exhibition dates: June 4—July 31, 2021



Limestone is the heart of Bloomington. The availability of the finely grained Oolitic Limestone of the Salem Formation has been our bedrock economic, aesthetic, and structural resource for centuries. June is Bloomington’s Limestone Month and in July the Indiana Limestone Symposium will host its 25th Anniversary workshops at its ByBee Stone site.


By Hand Gallery is pleased to partner with the ILS in presenting In Celebration of Limestone: quarries and carvers for the months of June and July. On display will be the work of many stonecarvers who have been friends and supporters of the Symposium–as founders, master carvers, carving instructors, and artist participants, and Meg Lagodski who has been painting exclusively in quarries for the last several years.


Amongst the included artists are those that are regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized, have worked and conducted workshops across the United States, Europe, and Asia, have taught at multiple universities, and have been principal supporters of the Symposium. The artists include:

Amy Brier, Sidney Bolam, Michal Ann Carley, Dale Enochs, Sharon Fullingim, John Fisher, Cathy Haggerty, Meg Lagodski, Cheryl Ann Lorance, Steven Tourney, and Michael Van Vooren.


In support of the ILS mission to teach and share the art and tradition of carving a portion of the proceeds of the exhibition will go to outreach programming. By Hand Gallery is pleased to be a part of this educational endeavor that is free to our Bloomington community. These programs would not be possible without the further support of Gallery Walk, The Community Foundation of Monroe County, Monroe County Parks & Recreation, ByBee Stone, and Hoadley Quarries.


The exhibit is free and open to the public.


For more information on the Indiana Limestone Symposium and it events and workshops see: https://limestonesymposium.org/



Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00am – 5:30pm;

Sunday 12:00 – 4:00pm

By Hand Gallery, inside Fountain Square Mall
101 W Kirkwood Ave, Suite 109
Bloomington, IN 47404



101 W. Kirkwood Avenue #109

Bloomington, IN 47404



MONDAY – SATURDAY 10:00am – 5:30pm

SUNDAY 12:00 – 4:00pm

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