Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

South Shore Arts Gallery

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At the Center for Visual and Performing Arts
1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana

Monday – Friday, 10am-5pm
Saturday, 10am-4pm
Sunday, 12pm-4pm

75th Annual salon show

September 9 – November 4, 2018

Award Ceremony: Sunday, September 16, 1-3pm


 Orie Shafer,  Danny's Pond , Oil on canvas

Orie Shafer, Danny's Pond, Oil on canvas

Center for Visual and Performing Arts
1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana

Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm
Saturday, 9am-4pm
Sunday, 11am-4pm

Orie Shafer: The Nature of The Abstract

Through November 25, 2018

Reception: Sunday, September 16, 1-3pm

Crown Point Branch

 Mike Barret Kolasinski,  Autumn’s AndyWoek , Soft Pastel

Mike Barret Kolasinski, Autumn’s AndyWoek, Soft Pastel

611 North Indiana Avenue, Crown Point, Indiana
Crown Point branch exhibits are open to the public free of charge.

Wednesday – Saturday, Noon-4pm

Mike Barret Kolasinski: WildScapes

October 6, 2018 – January 5, 2019

Reception: Sunday, October 7, 1-3pm

Mike Barret Kolasinski is an acclaimed award-winning artist and nationally recognized pastelist. He is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, has achieved Master Circle status with the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS), Master Circle Member of the PaintAmerica Association, and a co-founding Board and Master Member of the Chicago Pastel Painters. Having studied Illustration and Design at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, Mike is largely self-taught in his current career of producing fine art paintings called WildScapes. So by using the medium of soft pastel to achieve an understanding of the philosophy of nature as a whole and integral entity of ourselves, Mike Barret Kolasinski is a visual activist for nature.

Towle Theater

 Dorothy Graden,  Sky Spirits , Mixed media on hand pulled and pigmented cotton rag

Dorothy Graden, Sky Spirits, Mixed media on hand pulled and pigmented cotton rag

5205 Hohman Ave, Hammond, IN 46320
Hours vary. Call 219/937-8780 to find out when you can view the exhibit.

Ancient Visions: Dorothy Graden

September 7 – October 14, 2018

Reception: Friday, September 7, 6:30-8pm

Dorothy Graden is an award-winning artist living in Valparaiso, Indiana. A former educator for 25 years, she now works full-time in her art studio. Inspired by her travels and a fascination with ancient cave drawings, Graden uses textural hand-pulled and dyed cotton rag as background for her whimsical interpretations of distant and forgotten cultures.

As so often happens in the creative process, other life experiences have made their way into her work, including scuba diving. After a recent safari in the Masai Mara in Kenya, Graden was inspired to weave the colors, textures and patterns of the savannah into new pieces. One can find elements of these adventures in her artwork, where Graden encourages the viewer to experience a sense of wonder and exploration.

Cafe Fresco

 Pegiane Moore,  White Rose,  Acrylic on canvas

Pegiane Moore, White Rose, Acrylic on canvas

1 N. Court St, Crown Point, IN 46307

Monday – Friday, 7am-9pm
Saturday, 9am-8pm
Sunday, 9am-5pm                                                                                  

Gifts from Nature: Pegiane Moore

Through October 28, 2018


Substation No. 9

 Jesse Johnson,  Tabernacle , Acrylic on canvas

Jesse Johnson, Tabernacle, Acrylic on canvas

435 Fayette Street, Hammond, IN 46320

Harmony: Paintings by jesse johnson

Through October 6, 2018

Reception: Saturday, September 15, 1-3pm

Jesse Johnson is an artist living and working in Gary, IN. Jesse has received his BA in Communications from Indiana University Northwest and is currently pursuing his MA in Visual Arts in The School of Education at the same institution. Jesse has shown his work in the Annual Student Show at IUN for the past five years. His experience with violence in different neighborhoods of Chicago has been a big source of inspiration for his works. From a young age Jesse has been drawing, painting, doing photography and producing music.




More than 20 exhibitions fill four South Shore Arts galleries each year, showcasing regional, national and international artists and cultures. If you are an artist interested in exhibiting with South Shore Arts, please request a copy of our current Exhibition Guidelines by clicking here or by  contacting Bridget CovertGallery Manager, 219/836.1839, ext.108. 


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• logo and credit line on signage at exhibit
• logo and/or credit line in publicity and promotion
• opportunities for corporate entertaining throughout the exhibit

Contact Tricia HernandezDirector of Marketing and Development
219/836.1839, ext.107

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