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Lotus Firebay

Enhancing the Lotus mission of creating opportunities to experience, celebrate, and explore the diversity of the world's cultures, through music and the arts.

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105 S. Rogers St.     

Bloomington, IN 47405 

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Featured Exhibit

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Elizabeth Elich March 3 & 4, 2023


March 3, 5pm-8pm


March 4, 12pm-3pm

"Sanguine" By Elizabeth Elich

Artist Statement

Sanguine examines the tactility of everyday experiences as a way of giving a fresh perspective. Focusing primarily on reproductive and women’s rights, Elich uses real menstrual blood and textiles to convey a common experience while not inserting a specific narrative. This way viewers can reflect on their own experience while confronting their emotions and reactions associated with that experience. Elich's desire is to show work that helps in dismantling shame around menstruation and embolden people to share, speak up and be empowered by these experiences. Sanguine is made up of collagraph prints on paper and woven tapestries, all depicting menstrual blood stains.

Artist Bio

Elizabeth Elich is a printmaker, fiber artist and educator. She is from Saskatchewan, Canada but moved to Bloomington, IN in 2019. Elich received her MFA in Printmaking in 2022 and has been an adjunct instructor at the Eskenazi School and Ivy Tech Community College since graduating. Her work is focused on reproductive and women’s rights experiences and conveying them through textured surfaces.


Lotus is looking for artists to exhibit their work. If you are an artist or know one that wants to exhibit for a First Friday Gallery Walk at Lotus Firebay, please fill out the form here.

The Lotus Firebay is a wheelchair accessible venue from the entrance off of S Rogers Street.

Free parking is available on 4th Street, across Rogers Street from the Lotus Firebay.

Limited parking is also free in the bank parking lot behind the Lotus Firebay starting at 5:00 p.m. M-F and all day on Saturday and Sunday.

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