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8/15/19

PORTER COUNTY

Valparaiso University Center for the Arts  Brauer Museum  https://www.valpo.edu/brauer-museum-of-art/
Betty LaDuke: Social Justice Revisited: Remembering • Reliving • Resisting, curated by Gloria Ruff 
Su Kwak: The Cosmic Light Series, curated by Jungsil Jenny Lee

Mark Fletcher: Winking Turtle, Whispering Tree, curated by Seojeong Shin

Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 7pm, BMA

Gallery Talk with Artist Su Kwak: Wednesday, September 25, 7pm

Music Performance) Landscapes: Music Inspired by the Paintings of Frederic Edwin Church, composed by Daniel Baldwin and performed by faculty chamber musicians: Thursday, October 3, 7pm, BMA

Gallery Talk with Artist Mark Fletcher and Curator Seojeong Shin: Wednesday, November 6, 7pm, BMA

 The Village Gallery at Pines –  The Village Gallery - Artist: Kimberly Jensen Stout 2D multimedia art Sunday, August 18,  1:30 pm  The Village Gallery 3303 Pines Village Circle Valparaiso, IN 46383

Chesterton Art Center 115 S. 4th St. Chesterton Call (219) 926-4711  chestertonart.com/ for more information
 "All the Little Things" by Melissa Washburn and "Stories in Glass" Stained Glass August 3 through August 28. The Opening Reception will take place on Sunday, August 11 2-4pm

 Mark VanderVinne, Critique Night at the Chesterton Art Center on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30.

Herb Helm Watercolor Workshop 2-day watercolor workshop  Monday, July 29 and Tuesday, July 30 from 9-4 each day

Leona Jurincie will be teaching two 4-week workshops at the Chesterton Art Center, starting Saturday, August 10. The first is a Prismacolor Pencil class from 9-12 and the second class is an Oil Painting class starting Saturday, August 10 from 1-4.

Chesterton Art Fair – big success had 82 vendors and over 4000 attendees -
CAC looking for new instructors for summer and fall classes (Summer Arts Camps)

Monday Night Ceramics on May 13 from 5:30-8:30

Art Barn  695 N 400 EAST, VALPARAISO    ARTBARNINDIANA@GMAIL.COM 
artbarnschool.org/

Laurel Izard: Embroidering the Imagination", featured in our main gallery space "Pastel Paintings by Robyn Feeley "are featured in our lobby gallery. 

Art Z Fine ArtZ and AntiqueZ 206 South Calumet Rd. Ste.E, Chesterton, Indiana 46304 facebook.com/artZChestertonIN/

Cb@gmail.com

 Depot Museum and Art Gallery  The Depot - 525 Broadway US12, Beverly Shores    ​Keeping the Past Present
​Opens Friday August 9, 5-7 pm ​a group exhibition For this exhibit, several artists have contributed work that has a reference to the past with an eye toward the future

 The Ellen Firme Gallery, July- KEVIN FIRME - Exhibit by Janko Constantinov running thru mid September

 Memorial Opera House Presents Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap - September 27 Through October 13, 2019

 https://www.memorialoperahouse.com/

  

LAKE COUNTY

The 119th Street Artists the CornerStone Art Gallery located inside Centier Bank, 1500 - 119th Street, Whiting, info119sa@gmail.com Final exhibit Aug 16th-Sep 13th Beyond the Eye is You, is Us Sara Peak Convery, Dawn Diamantopoulos, Neha Luhar-Trice -  Reception 6:30-9 Aug 16th

 Studio 659 – Metropollenation –Studio 659’s big summer exhibit opened July 17th running thru August  is all about the plants, trees, and flowers that grow in the city. Think urban farming, windowsill herb gardens, the potted cactus on your work desk, and the buildings taken over by ivy. www.studio659.org) e-mail artscouncil659@gmail.com. 1413 119th Street in Whiting, IN. Thursday & Friday 12 – 7 pm and on Sat from 10 am – 2 pm.  Studio 659.org

South Shore Arts  www.southshoreartsonline.org  Donna Catalano 219 836-1839 email:
donna@southshoreartsonline.org

Bachman Gallery- RENEE MCGINNIS: TALES FROM THE BIOSPHERE   June 15 - August 25, 2019

Artist seventh exhibit in its Outstanding Midwest Artist Series, Renee McGinnis:

Atrium Gallery- BOB PALMIERI: STRAIGHT SHOOTERS photography through September 8, 2019

Crown Point Branch -

Towle Theater -  5202 Hohman Hammond Anneke Dekker BETWEEN THE REAL AND IMAGINED 

Cafe Freseco 611 North Indiana Avenue Crown Point– JOEL TOKARCZYK: THEN AND NOW

is a nature artist based in Highland, IN that specializes in realistic bird portraits on wood panels Thru Sept 15th

Annual Salon Show Call for Submissions for the 76th Exhibit Run:  September 14 – November 10, 2019

Entry Deadline: August 16, 2019, 5pm Currated by David Klamen, Professor and Dean of the school of Arts at IUN

Notification for accepted work sent out: August 23, 2019 Delivery of accepted work:  Sunday, September 8, 3-5pm & Monday, September 9, 9am-5pm

Award Ceremony: Sunday, September 22, 1-3pm


61: An Exhibit Celebrating the 61st National Park – Welcome Center I80/94 & Kennedy Av in Hammond through September 21st
The exhibit will feature 12 trail stops: Miller Woods and the Paul H Douglas Center for Environmental Education, Hobart Prairie Grove and Little Calumet River, West Beach, Portage Lakefront & Riverwalk, Cowles Bog, Bailly Homestead / Chellberg Farm, Glenwood Dunes Trail, Century of Progress Homes, Indiana Dunes State Park, Dunewood Campground, Mount Baldy, and Pinhook Bog. There will be interactive exhibits for children along the trail, selfie stations and a large “sandbox” for building sandcastles.

 Miller Beach Arts & Creative DistrictMarshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts, 540 S. Lake St., Gary, IN. An. Gallery hours are Thursdays and Fridays 12-6 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 6-9 p.m. and Sundays 1-4 p.m. millerbeacharts.org or Miller Beach Arts & Creative District on Facebook   Meg Roman Phone: (773) 822-8086  Email: megromanmbacd@gmail.com  millerbeacharts.org/

South Lake Artists Cooperative (SLAC) facebook.com/groups/SLAC1/ –   China Cat Sunflower Sip Coffee House 2 · Highland 7-9pm   Texture at the Sip Coffee House in Crown Point  Found only on Facebook
Call For Art: Portrait of the Artist as ? due Aug 12  -  WORD due Sep 23

https://www.facebook.com/events/603867956767264/  slacartists@gmail.com


Theatre at The Center https://www.theatreatthecenter.com/ We've Only Just Begun Heidi Kettenring sings Karen Carpenter  Sat August 24, 2019  3:00PM | 7:30PM 219 836-3255 The Center for Visual & Performing Arts in Munster


UnProfessional Development
by Improductions Saturday, August 24 at 8-11pm Carriage Court Pizza 211 S East St, Crown Point, Indiana 46307 An improv comedy about retuning to school   $10-adult $8 Student $6 educators  https://improductionsllc.com/

 SSAA THE CALL FOR ARTISTS - SEP 2019 Photography Juried Exhibit First Friday - September 6, 2019 5:00-8:00
"YOUR BEST SHOT"  SEPTEMBER 6 to SEPTEMBER 29  SIGN-UP DEADLINE: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Best in Show as The Paul Dunne Memorial Award, an annual award set forth by one of the founding members of SSAA. The Paul Dunne Award does include an award of $100.00. Awards for the following Categories: People/Portrait, Nature/Animal, Still Life, Scenic/Landscape/Seascape, Building/Structure

Art Z Fine ArtZ and AntiqueZ 206 South Calumet Rd. Ste.E, Chesterton, Indiana 46304 facebook.com/artZChestertonIN/  Cb@gmail.com

 Depot Museum and Art Gallery  The Depot - 525 Broadway US12, Beverly Shores    ​Keeping the Past Present
​Opens Friday August 9, 5-7 pm ​a group exhibition For this exhibit, several artists have contributed work that has a reference to the past with an eye toward the future

 The Ellen Firme Gallery, July- KEVIN FIRME - Exhibit by Janko Constantinov Artist Reception is August 9th

 Memorial Opera House Presents Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap - September 27 Through October 13, 2019  https://www.memorialoperahouse.com/

  


LAPORTE COUNTY

LAPORTE COUNTY

The Thaddeus C. Gallery, located in downtown LaPorte at 822 Lincolnway.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Dunes Summer Theatre- at 288 Shady Oak Drive, Michiana Shores

WORKING Musical with songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, James Taylor, and others

Based on the works of Studs Terkel, with a book by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso 

Directed by Steve Scott

Musical Director Andrew Flasch

August 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 and Sept. 1, 6, 7, 8

Performances on Friday/Saturdays at 7PM & Sundays 2 PM CST

Based on the book by the late Chicago journalist, Studs Terkel, Working is a revised version of the Tony Nominated musical Working and includes new songs, by Lin-Manuel Miranda (of Hamilton fame), James Taylor and others. This high-energy, toe-tapping musical explores a day in the life of several characters in their various careers.

 

Lubeznik Center for the Arts

July 5th First Friday Join them for the opening reception of "The Chicago Imagists, Before and After," a vibrant exhibition showcasing the Chicago Imagists, those who inspired them and those they influenced.
Explore the 1960s/70s Chicago Imagist movement that celebrated the lowbrow, colorful nature of everyday urban life with individuality and irreverence. This exhibition features the Chicago Imagists, artists who inspired them and those they influenced; included are Roger Brown, Tony Fitzpatrick, Lee Godie, Jeff Koons, Paul Nudd, Ed Paschke, Suellen Rocca, Karl Wirsum, Joseph Yoakum, Ray Yoshida and more. This exhibit
it runs through October 19th and is showing in all three galleries.

Rising Phoenix Gallery at 2803 S. Franklin Street, Michigan City

Their next exhibit will be "Fun and Games" by Terri Duncan. Her exhibit features mixed-media pieces that includes paintings and found objects suspended in layers of cast resin.

Gallery hours: M-W-TH 10-4pm Sat 10-6pm & Sunday 11-4

SFC Gallery at 607 Franklin Street is exhibiting the original watercolors by Terry Armstrong through the month of August.

Southern Shore Art Association

The Gallery is located at 724 Franklin Street.

"Opposites Combined" The Gallery is located at 724 Franklin Street. Their August exhibit is titled 'Travel: Places and Faces'. Whether it is across the street, across town, state, country, or continents, there is always something new or intriguing that catches the artist’s interest. Find your interpretation of new locations and/or faces. Runs through August

The gallery is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm.

THE CALL FOR ARTISTS - SEPTEMBER 2019 Photography Juried Exhibit 
"YOUR BEST SHOT"  SEPTEMBER 6 to SEPTEMBER 29
Curated by Larry A Brechner

SIGN-UP DEADLINE: Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Best in Show as The Paul Dunne Memorial Award, an annual award set forth by one of the founding members of SSAA. The Paul Dunne Award does include an award of $100.00.
Awards for the following Categories:
Best People/Portrait,
Best Nature/Animal,
Best Still Life,
Best Scenic/Landscape/Seascape,
Best Building/Structure

First Friday Reception - September 6, 2019 5:00-8:00p

Blink Contemporary Art at 1709 Franklin Street, Michigan City

Nest located at 803 Franklin Street in Michigan City

Current exhibit is Robert Sirko :"Me, Myself, and Eyes" Recent Paintings & Drawings

We welcome back the artist Robert Sirko for a second time, featuring new works created during the past two years. Sirko has been working almost frenetically and passionately, exploring several different directions as he states is due to in large part his struggle with cancer and the dwindling sands of time. With a level of desperation and the uncertainty that comes with living with an incurable disease, the artist has been searching for a purposeful direction, perhaps a final episode to a life committed to art, and one that investigates areas never attempted yet always aspired to. Hence, the work presented in this current show will offer the viewer a glimpse into a variety of expressions uncommon to most solo exhibits. Sirko jokingly referred to this show as a “one person group exhibit”.

 

 

August 17th --Ondine Mermaid Gathering and Perfume Launch

3pm- 5pm cst

Doreen will give a fun, informative, interactive presentation about perfumery techniques, natural aromatics, the creation of Ondine, and dish up some mermaid lore.
She’ll also have some of her other fragrance creations available and a complimentary, limited-addition mermaid bath soak!

This event is of special interest for male and female fans of natural beauty products,perfumes, mermaids & folklore, and those interested in artistic processes.

August 17th The Every Kind Of Talent Show with Captain Ambivalent 7pm

(every 3rd Saturday)
It's open mic meets vaudeville meets show and tell!

August 17th The Every Kind Of Talent Show with Captain Ambivalent 7pm

(every 3rd Saturday) YOU (yes, you) have talent worth sharing!
You just need a fantastic variety show to share it in.
It's open mic meets vaudeville meets show and tell!
We're looking for solo or group musicians, magicians, dancers, filmmakers, actors, comedians, poets, storytellers, Ted-ish talkers, visual artists, crafters, animal trainers... We mean EVERY kind of talent! (Yes, being a good audience member counts as a talent.) Then we'll put all the pieces together into one phantasmagorical experience.

Here is the sign-up link:
https://goo.gl/forms/0HRfEALTumP0lMpr1

 

On August 24th at 6:30pm (save the date) A Jazz evening with Billy and Renee Foster!!!

Billy Foster is a respected pianist, composer, educator, producer and host of the "Billy Foster Jazz Zone". As an active professional musician for the past 35 years, he has performed across the U.S. with others, as well as with his own groups. Mr. Foster has written and produced recordings with both “Billy Foster And Audio” and the “Billy Foster Trio”.

Renee’ Miles-Foster was influenced by the sounds of artists such as
Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, and Mahalia Jackson. She has had a
celebrated 50 year career singing both jazz and gospel music throughout the Mid-West.
As protégé’ of the internationally acclaimed diva Donna Hightower, Renee’ was invited as guest artist to travel abroad to Munich, Frankfurt, Germany and Switzerland.

 

Friday August 30 at 5:30 pm a free Tai Chi Easy and Qigong class with Kristy Putnam

Tai Chi and Qigong taught as mindfulness and stress-reduction is an evidence-based health modality incorporating breath, posture, self-massage and movement meditation. These techniques are fun to learn, easy to apply and need no special knowledge or training, require no special equipment or clothing and can be practiced by all people --- sick or well.

Drum Circle at 6:30pm with Don Wenig (every First Friday )

 

Hoping to start a writers group (novice to published are welcome) send us a message if interested.

Details on 'The Nest Michigan City' facebook page.

 

The Thaddeus C. Gallery, located in downtown LaPorte at 822 Lincolnway. RUSH! Is their current exhibit. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
www.thaddeusc.com

 Dunes Summer Theatre- at 288 Shady Oak Drive, Michiana Shores Hansel and Gretel meet the swamp witch August  9, 10

 Lubeznik Center for the Arts

July 5th First Friday Join them for the opening reception of "The Chicago Imagists, Before and After," a vibrant exhibition showcasing the Chicago Imagists, those who inspired them and those they influenced.
Explore the 1960s/70s Chicago Imagist movement that celebrated the lowbrow, colorful nature of everyday urban life with individuality and irreverence. This exhibition features the Chicago Imagists, artists who inspired them and those they influenced; included are Roger Brown, Tony Fitzpatrick, Lee Godie, Jeff Koons, Paul Nudd, Ed Paschke, Suellen Rocca, Karl Wirsum, Joseph Yoakum, Ray Yoshida and more. This exhibit
it runs through October 19th and is showing in all three galleries.

Rising Phoenix Gallery at 2803 S. Franklin Street, Michigan City Their next exhibit will be "Fun and Games" by Terri Duncan.
Her exhibit features mixed-media pieces that includes paintings and found objects suspended in layers of cast resin.
Gallery hours: M-W-TH 10-4pm Sat 10-6pm & Sunday 11-4

SFC Gallery  at 607 Franklin Street is exhibiting the original watercolors by Terry Armstrong through the month of August.

 Southern Shore Art Association The Gallery is located at 724 Franklin Street. southernshoreartassociation.com

 "Opposites Combined" The Gallery is located at 724 Franklin Street. Their August exhibit is titled  'Travel: Places and Faces'. Whether it is across the street, across town, state, country, or continents, there is always something new or intriguing that catches the artist’s interest. Find your interpretation of new locations and/or faces. Runs through August

The gallery is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm.

THE CALL FOR ARTISTS - SEPTEMBER 2019 Photography Juried Exhibit "YOUR BEST SHOT"  SEPTEMBER 6 to SEPTEMBER 29 Curated by Larry A Brechner SIGN-UP DEADLINE: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Best in Show as The Paul Dunne Memorial Award, an annual award set forth by one of the founding members of SSAA. The Paul Dunne Award does include an award of $100.00.
Awards for the following Categories:
Best People/Portrait,
Best Nature/Animal,
Best Still Life,
Best Scenic/Landscape/Seascape,
Best Building/Structure

First Friday Reception - September 6, 2019 5:00-8:00p

 Blink Contemporary Art at 1709 Franklin Street, Michigan City

 The Thaddeus C. Gallery, located in downtown LaPorte at 822 Lincolnway. RUSH! Is their current exhibit. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
www.thaddeusc.com

Dunes Summer Theatre- at 288 Shady Oak Drive, Michiana Shores

Lubeznik Center for the Arts"The Chicago Imagists, Before and After," a vibrant exhibition showcasing the Chicago Imagists, those who inspired them and those they influenced.
Explore the 1960s/70s Chicago Imagist movement that celebrated the lowbrow, colorful nature of everyday urban life with individuality and irreverence. This exhibition features the Chicago Imagists, artists who inspired them and those they influenced; included are Roger Brown, Tony Fitzpatrick, Lee Godie, Jeff Koons, Paul Nudd, Ed Paschke, Suellen Rocca, Karl Wirsum, Joseph Yoakum, Ray Yoshida and more.
This exhibitit runs through October 19th and is showing in all three galleries.Also in the Area Artists Gallery is Nathan Biancardi and Larry A Brechner Duo exhibit running thru July. Nate Biancardi "Can-Do" Caricatures make up a large portion of his work.Larry A Brechner photographic art for this exhibit consists of several of his scenic works rendered as canvas gallery wraps and metal, plus several digitally rendered  portraits.

Rising Phoenix Gallery at 2803 S. Franklin Street, Michigan CityThe new exhibit is “Progeny” by David BakerGallery hours: M-W-TH 10-4pm Sat 10-6pm & Sunday 11-4

SFC Gallery at 607 Franklin Street is exhibiting the work of Michelle Wiser through the month of July.Southern Shore Art AssociationThe Gallery is located at 724 Franklin Street. Their July exhibit is titled "Opposites Combined"  exhibit runs through July 28th www.sfcgallery.com

The Southern Shore Art Gallery will present opposites of Light and Dark, Image and Shadow, Complementary Colors, Large and Small, Near and Far, Over and Under, Outside and Inside all displaying opposites within the same piece. The gallery is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm.southernshoreartassociation.com

Blink Contemporary Art at 1709 Franklin Street, Michigan City Artists Do Artists Have you ever wondered who inspires or influences artists? They have a large list of artists who are exhibiting. The show will run through July 28th.

Canterbury Summer Theatre 807 Franklin Street new play is ‘John & Jen' a truly original musical with warmth, heart and a beautiful score with soaring melodies, performances now, through July 27 only! For more information, visit www.canterburytheatre.org

Nest located at 803 Franklin Street in Michigan CityOn exhibit Joel Brussell's photographs (all taken with an iphone 7)

“The Somewhere Else of Being Here” exhibit closes July 22nd

New Exhibit opening August 2nd Robert Sirko :"Me, Myself, and Eyes" Recent Paintings & Drawings

Drum Circle at 6;30pm with Don Wenig (every 2nd Thursday)Friday July 19th at 7pm Nic Orbovich and the Chamber Musicians will be having a mini concert. The Michigan City Chamber Music Festival is proud to present “VIOLINS & VINO!”

The event will feature Grammy award nominated musicians in a light and informal program featuring music from the classical era, broadway, the rock era, plus WINE!

It will be a delightful introduction and prequel to the MCCMF’s 18th season, “Witness, Legacy, and Triumph”, August 3-11.

If you’ve been wondering exactly “what IS Chamber music, anyway??” then this concert is for YOU! The musicians will present an informal demonstration of what makes Chamber music the most enjoyable and intense experience of live music one can have, plus they will be taking questions from the audience.

The concert is free of charge, and there will be a cash bar for your enjoyment!

July 20th The Every Kind Of Talent Show with Captain Ambivalent 7pm

(every 3rd Saturday) YOU (yes, you) have talent worth sharing!
You just need a fantastic variety show to share it in.
It's open mic meets vaudeville meets show and tell!
We're looking for solo or group musicians, magicians, dancers, filmmakers, actors, comedians, poets, storytellers, Ted-ish talkers, visual artists, crafters, animal trainers... We mean EVERY kind of talent! (Yes, being a good audience member counts as a talent.) Then we'll put all the pieces together into one phantasmagorical experience.

Here is the sign-up link:
https://goo.gl/forms/0HRfEALTumP0lMpr1

Mindful Movement: Tai Chi Easy 
for Health and Relaxation 

7/30 Tues, 6pm cst

Location The Nest- 803 Franklin Street

Try a fun class for free! Tai Chi and Qigong taught as mindfulness is an evidence based health modality incorporating breath, posture, self massage and movement meditation.  These techniques are fun to learn, easy to apply and need no special knowledge or training, require no special equipment or clothing and can be practiced by all people --- sick or well. Taught by Kristy Putnam, Tai Chi Easy TM Senior Trainer of the IIQTC.

5:30-6:30pm

RSVP for free at www.LifeCraftWellness.com

vMail: 877-547-8456

August 10th and 11th

SPEND SATURDAY

Immersed in the world of Jack KEROUAC, Gertrude STEIN, and Ezra POUND

Saturday is devoted to learning techniques that develop spontaneity, like Jack Kerouac’s method of spontaneous prose composition and Gertrude Stein’s stream-of consciousness technique for creating portraits of everyday objects. Practice in both methods frees the mind from conditioned responses to the world around us, allowing us to tap into the unconscious with surprising results. We will go on the nearby streets to practice Kerouac’s method and use objects in The Nest to practice Stein’s. For a further method of seeing the world afresh we will read examples of imagist poetry (Ezra Pound & H.D.) and imitate their examples. If time allows, we will begin writing stories using these techniques.

SUNDAY WE  GO DEEPER INTO KEROUC, FREE WRITING AND THE MIND OF JAZZ

We begin by reading aloud “October in the Railroad Earth,” Kerouac’s first work of spontaneous prose. This gets everyone into the mood to write their own improvised story, or revise an earlier one. This is all about allowing yourself to cut loose and have fun, forgetting rules of grammar and even logical story line. When you want to use fragments, you’ll use them. Forget sentences, and Instead of periods, use dashes. As Kerouac says, write the way a jazz musician blows sounds. Just as the musician takes a breath and blows until he runs out of air, so write until the thought terminates and give it a dash. If a parenthetical thought intrudes, put it in! Where’s the joy if all we do is follow the rules?

Hoping to start a writers group (novice to published are welcome) send us a message if interested.

Details on 'The Nest Michigan City' facebook page.

 

 

OLD

The Thaddeus C. Gallery, located in downtown LaPorte at 822 Lincolnway.  RUSH! Is their current exhibit.Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. 219-326-8626 www.thaddeusc.com and Thaddeus C Gallery on facebook

 Dunes Summer Theatre- at 288 Shaday Oak Drive, Michiana Shores is showing Robin Baitz Directed by Susan PadveenJuly 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 Performances are Friday/Saturdays 7PM & Sundays 2 PM CST

 Lubeznik Center for the Arts new exhibit is "The Chicago Imagists: Before and After" opens June 17th through October 19th and is showing in all three galleries. 
Larry A Brechner and Nathan Biancardi will première their duo exhibit on July 5 First Friday 5-8pm at the Area Artist Gallery at Lubeznik Center for Arts,running through the month of July.Nate Biancardi "Can-Do" Caricatures make up a large portion of his work.Larry A Brechner photographic art for this exhibit consists of several of his scenic works rendered as canvas gallery wraps and metal, plus several digitally rendered  portraits.

 Southern Shore Art Association   Gallery is located at 724 Franklin Street Their new exhibit is “Opposites” featuring an annual show the exhibit runs through July. The gallery is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm. Visit their website southernshoreartassociation.com or the facebook page Southern Shore Art Association

 
SFC Gallery Is at 607 Franklin Street and is showing the work of watercolor artist Mary Vihon.This exhibit runs through the end of the month. Their website is www.sfcgallery.com and on facebook sfc gallery.

 Sunday, July 14 10:30 am at Blink Contemporary Art    1709 FranklinPlease join us when several of the artists in our current show, “Artists do Artists” discuss their work and the nature of inspiration, stimulation and influence. The works include drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, video & fur shoes! Questions answered, secrets revealed, Mimosas and munchies served!

 Sunday, July 14 12:00 at The Nest     803 FranklinThe Somewhere Else of Being Here"The photography of Joel Brussell I'm on the visual prowl for evidence of other worlds here in the familiar of my natural 'hood. Most of my work is shot within four or five blocks from where I live.  As a rule I see intentions as an accident at best. I let the light of the sky and the craft of the horizon do much of the work. Refreshments served, of course.

 The evening before is the Fashion Show -Saturday, July 13th 7pm-11pm cstExcitement builds as the Downtown District Merchants of Michigan City prepare for “The Soirée”, the most extravagant, one of a kind party of the season to be held on July 13, 2019. It will be the inaugural event and held at the beautiful new Celebration Pavilion of Friendship Botanical Gardens. Join us at the Soirée dress up, sparkle, laugh and celebrate with friends old and new. Stunning models will showcase elegant fashion, Retro and Avant-garde creations as well as wearable art all crafted by local merchants. The evening will begin at 7:00 pm (cst). Farm fresh hors d’oeuvres crafted by Fiddlehead, plus a cash bar with wine and beer selections will be served.

The ever “outrageous” and flamboyant Wilma from, “Welcome to the Other Side” will act as the fabulous host for the evening! At 8pm it's time for the fashion both delightfully elegant and surprisingly creative offerings will fill the stage.  Pirates, mermaids and outlandish creations will share the stage with elegant gowns and vintage attire as the evening showcases the many sides of Michigan City’s Uptown Arts District. After the runway fun there will be dancing and conversation under the stars in our own beautiful botanic garden, until this enchanted evening winds down at 11:00 pm. No one will turn into a pumpkin tonight! Join in as a community with friends and family for this evening of fashion, food, and music; enjoy all the fun and diverse offerings that the Michigan City “Arts District” has to offer. Tickets for this one of a kind community event are $35.00 and are available at Hoity-Toity, The Salon at 10th and Pine, and Patina, or on-line at Eventbrite. A percentage of the profits will be given to support, “Stepping Stone Shelter for Women, Inc.” in Michigan City. Join us for the celebration and support our creative local merchants as well as the Stepping Stone Shelter!“ xx

The Nest will be featuring the art work of Bonnie Koloc. Most of you might recognize her as a prominent singer songwriter. She is also a fine artist. She has designed, block printed, and sewn a variety of jackets, purses, hats and a tunic
The other artists represented are Sholo Beverly and Jonathan Root.....this we will keep as a surprise!!! Brenda McKnight will have a variety of gorgeous summer dresses.

July 19, 7:00 p.m  VIOLINS & VINO! (or, “what the heck IS Chamber music, anyway??” And other questions you’ve been wanting to ask!) The Michigan City Chamber Music Festival (MCCMF) is proud to present “VIOLINS & VINO!”
The event will feature Grammy award nominated musicians from the MCCMF in a light and informal program featuring music from the classical era, broadway, the rock era, and WINE! If you’ve been wondering exactly “what the heck IS Chamber music, anyway??” then this concert is for YOU! Our musicians will present an informal demonstration of what makes Chamber music the most enjoyable and intense experience of live music one can have, plus we will be taking questions from the audience.The concert is free of charge, and there will be a cash bar for your enjoyment! www.mccmf.org for more information.   https://www.facebook.com/events/327515674815541/

Exhibit opening! August 2nd, 2019 Me, Myself and Eyes—Recent Paintings and Drawings ROBERT SIRKO
We welcome back the artist Robert Sirko for a second time, featuring new works created during the past two years. Sirko has been working almost frenetically and passionately, exploring several different directions as he states is due to in large part his struggle with cancer and the dwindling sands of time. https://www.facebook.com/events/1115510651983040/

Hope to see you at these events! xx❤🎨

Ongoing in the Nest: Every 2nd Thursday is Drum circle with Don Wenig - July 11th tonighthttps://www.facebook.com/events/860764467647875/

Every 3rd Saturday--July 20th is the next The Every Kind of Talent Show with Captain Ambivalent! It's open mic meets vaudeville meets show and tell! We're looking for solo or group musicians, magicians, dancers, filmmakers, actors, comedians, poets, storytellers, Ted-ish talkers, visual artists, crafters, animal trainers... We mean EVERY kind of talent! (Yes, being a good audience member counts as a talent.) Then we'll put all the pieces together into one phantasmagorical experience.  https://www.facebook.com/events/2038718229757999/