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Oops...UNintended Consequences
Apr
26
to Jun 1

Oops...UNintended Consequences

Ten photographers interpret the Unintended, Unanticipated, Unforeseen. Sometimes an intended perspective can go astray and an unintended opportunity happens. Curator Richard Burd has gathered together an extraordinary group of  highly respected and honored photographers who interpret the show's theme of outcomes that are not foreseen or anticipated by a purposeful action. They reward us with an awesome exhibit of works and surprise us with their diverse responses to the concept of allowing unexpected images to emerge and take us through a wide array of subjects and photographic

Shedding their light on Unintended Consequences: Jay Boersma       Xander Burd       Lloyd DeGraneRobert Daum       Richard Fisher Jennifer Moore       Andy Sawyer       Paul Schranz John Spomar       Michael Wasniowski 

From the extreme realism of documenting the lives of homeless people in Chicago  to graphic abstractions of light spun through glass; from studies of forms in nature that  move so close they become pristine designs in texture and color, to whimsical  compositions built around figures, animals, and toys; and from stunning  reminders of once-grand architectural structures to complex, surreal,  layered images that invite us to study and discover relationships  and reasons, the show is filled with dozens  of "accidental wonders."

Artist reception April 27 from 1 - 3 p.m.

Tall Grass Arts
708.748.3377

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Timeless Mysteries by Dorothy Graden
May
3
to Jun 5

Timeless Mysteries by Dorothy Graden

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Dorothy Graden is an award winning contemporary artist whose art is inspired by Ancient Visions, prehistoric art of the Americas. Her mission is to bring awareness of these amazing places and to promote preservation and protection of ancestral sites on this continent, most of which are considered sacred to Native Americans. For over 30 years she has been traveling through the American west to photograph and draw prehistoric rock art. These rock art images were incised, pecked, abraded and painted on cave and canyon walls and boulders. Rock Art has been found on every continent except Antarctica. Some sites are 30,000 years old.

As all artists, Dorothy is inspired by personal experiences. She has explored the world of the seas scuba diving with her family. And a recent trip to the Masai Mara in Kenya influences her palette with colors of the savannah.

Ms Graden pulls and pigments cotton rag in the paper studio and then applies mixed media to create her art. Often, images emerge from the paper as she works and her technique is a truly creative process.

Ms Graden has presented her field work on rock art at the Russian Academy of Science in Moscow at University College Cork, Ireland and at the University of Innsbruck in Austria (2014). Her photographs have been published in the Theosophical Society's journal, Quest. She also presents, lectures and exhibits her drawings and ceramic sculptures at various venues throughout the Midwest and the Chicago area.

She draws with great admiration, respect and humility for the ancients who inspire her work.

Rising Phoenix Gallery
480.206.0964

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Fiber Art Show
May
3
to May 31

Fiber Art Show

Everybody’s been to a museum. Everybody’s seen the signs and knows the score. You’re not supposed to touch the art.

There is though one artistic medium where texture is an integral part of the experience: fiber art. The Artspace Uptown Artist Lofts will “celebrate the sense of touch with a fiber art exhibit” featuring an array of different fiber mediums between 5 pm and 9 pm. “Most of us take for granted the information that we receive from our sense of touch,” Artspace said in a press release. However,, an entire art form called ‘fiber art’ has taken shape from this sensation. Fiber art consists of everything from stuffed animals creation to quilting beautifully intricate blankets, quilts, or hanging wall pieces all made from yarn, thread, or other fibrous materials.” Felecia Clark-Viou, who’s worked as a fiber artist for more than four decades, will curate the show, which will feature her work as well as that of several other artists. Known as Miss V, she’s worked in the medium since she took up crochet as a child and then sewing as a teenager. She’s crafted handbags, recycled upholstery fabric and crocheted with various materials. She also helped launch the Needlearts League, an open forum for needle arts practitioners that runs between 5:30 pm and 8 pm every Thursday at the Michigan City Public Library. “We (fiber artists) discern fiber imperfections,” she said. “We glory in textures. we pull, weave, cut, manipulate, sew, unravel, until what is left in their hands acquiesce to our will.”

May First Friday features Mindy Marie Art, Laurel Izard, and Ruth Graff. Curated (and hung beautifully) by resident artist Latreese Neal.


Additional open gallery hours throughout May: Sat & Sun 11am-2pm

Artspace
219.814.4648

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Evidence of Time Spent
May
3
to May 26

Evidence of Time Spent

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Opening reception with the artist: Friday, May 3rd from 6-9pm

Evidence of Time Spent by Carmella Saraceno evolved from Hiding in Public/Conversation Pieces Series (2018). By design Carmella Saraceno flows from one project to another and back again. She deliberately selects discarded objects, found or bequeathed, then assembles them into free-standing sculptures and installations constructed from plywood. Saraceno collects clues from everyday life and honors the chaos by creating moments of order: “I look for that quality without a name… then respond, paint, construct and assemble, until a new but familiar emerges… Consider this, says Saraceno: an object has stored energy much like a seed. An object is perpetual transmutation of energy. An object has energy beyond its original function and/or its original purpose. Until planted in an optimum environment, an object just like a seed remains dormant; its energy can emerge again to connect and transform.” The selection and repurpose of objects becomes an exploration of the connection between the past, present, and future. Each object informs moments and situations when we are all most alive and aligned.

 Saraceno’s two centerpieces at the exhibition are the Wishing Wells, which emerge from her notes and drawings, buried inside her sketchbook for years. In her creative process of walking away and returning, she learns how to “drill deeper”, and still remain engaged in life and its challenges. The Wishing Wells are a sculptural representation of our universal hopes and dreams. They exist to serve as a reminder of the possibility, that deposited dreams and ideas are still safe and reachable. Alongside these sculptures, Saraceno is showing a series of watercolors that inform her sculptural work. The exhibition may appear as her individual story but the intent is to connect and stimulate the viewer’s personal journey. To discover the investments of moments in their own past and present, impacting and shaping their future.

Carmella Saraceno - Artist, Sculptor, Writer, Visual Storyteller, Creative Entrepreneur - earned a BFA from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia in 1979, a period during which she also studied art in Rome. She lived and worked in NYC during the 1980s, and relocated to Chicago after participating in Sculpture Chicago’86. In 1990, she founded Methods & Materials, which she now co-owns with her husband Roger Machin. In 1992 Saraceno co-founded A+CCT (Artists and Children Create Together) an NFP community arts organization. From 1994 until 2000, Saraceno was an instructor, advisor, and the Director of International Affairs at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Saraceno‘s creative entrepreneurship in Miller Beach includes Miller Beach Market Place, Carmella’s Café on the Lake, Carmella’s Stage on Shelby.

Gallery Hours: Thursday and Friday afternoons 12-6pm, Friday and Saturday evenings 6-9pm, Sunday afternoons 1-4pm

 

 

Miller Beach Arts & Creative District
(219) 938-6278

 

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26th Annual Juried Art Exhibition
May
18
to Jun 27

26th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

The Art Barn School of Art is delighted to announce our 26th Annual Juried Art Exhibition from May 18 through June 27, 2019. We are proud to continue the longstanding tradition and dream of our late founder Jan Sullivan. The purpose of the exhibition is to promote the creation and recognition of original quality 2-dimensional works of art.  The exhibition attracts entries from aspiring and established artists from Northwest Indiana, Chicago suburbs and Southwest Michigan, and beyond. We are pleased to announce celebrated artist and long-time faculty member of Indiana University South Bend, Alan Larkin, as the 2019 juror. He will bring an expert eye to this year’s exhibition, and will help the Art Barn insure the highest standards and integrity in the jury process. Alan Larkin is the 2019 juror.

Art Barn School of Art
219.462.9009

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First Friday Art Walk
Jun
7
5:00 PM17:00

First Friday Art Walk

The First Friday Art Walk is a multi-venue event which occurs downtown in the Uptown Arts District which focuses on fostering the arts and the artists who help create it. On the first Friday of every month from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., local, uptown businesses open their doors to the public and host artists and their work. These “pop-up” galleries showcase anything from painting to sculptures, to live performances. Each month, the number of participating businesses varies and so does the artwork, so be sure to come out each month and see what’s new!

Uptown Arts District
219.874.4900

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5th & Final National Juried Art Show
Jul
1
to Aug 2

5th & Final National Juried Art Show



In order to promote the arts in Northwest Indiana, 119 Street Artists is holding Concepts and Compositions, a National Juried Art Competition, July 1 - August 2. As part of the Art Competition, cash awards will be given to winning participants. There will be at least four cash prizes: Best of Show and First Place in each category: Photography, Painting, Drawing, and Mixed Media.

Prospectus with entry form can be found here:
http://www.119streetartists.org/2019CCApp.pdf

Questions can be emailed to info119sa@gmail.com

WHERE: The exhibit will be on display at CornerStone Gallery, located in the back of Centier Bank at 1500 — 119th Street in Whiting, Indiana.

The reception is July 12, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend.



119th Street Artists

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Spring Into the Arts
Apr
18
to May 18

Spring Into the Arts

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Spring into the @rts 2019

>>>>> April 11th - May 18th <<<<<

Honors Art Show:   

Thursday, April 18-19th 6-8p 

VHS Upper Gym
The Honors Show presents our very own VHS students at an incredible level of talent!  If you haven't experienced this exhibit before, make sure you do this year! Students present artwork in a booth-like setting, with a variety of personal pieces collected throughout the 2018-19 school year.  Please support our creative artists by visiting the VHS Honors Show in the upper gymnasium on the nights and times listed above.

The @rt-chitecture Walk :    

Saturday, April 27th 11a-2p

Urschel Pavilion
This kick-off event will showcase VISUAL ARTS!!!! VCS student artwork (K-12) will be on display for a month-long celebration at 5 downtown landmark locations.  The @rt-chitecture Walk showcases a range of creativity across ALL age levels.  The @RT-chitecture Walk exhibit will stay on display from April 20th - May 18th. The kick-off event will serve as an exciting introduction to our amazing artists! Those who attend the kick-off will have a chance to win incredible ARTastic prizes by presenting event maps at each location and submitting completed map cards at Urschel Pavilion at 1:15 for a live art-related prize drawing.

VALPO Film Festiv@l :   

Saturday, May 4th 6 -8p 

VHS Auditorium
This is our 3rd year offering The VALPO Film Festival to our students as an opportunity to creatively explore the world of film!  We have five unique categories students can submit their "One Minute to Film It" creations: Drama, Music, Stop-Motion, Documentary, + Adventure.  This year we've added a NEW collaborative category for students, families, residents, and regional talent! "May the 4th Be With YOU" is a Star Wars-themed category for any OUT OF THIS WORLD film you wish to create "solo" or with a group!  So get your camera ready, submit your creation, and join us on May 4th as we reveal the winners who will take home some amazing prizes to keep their passion for film GROWING.

Where Did V@n Gogh :    

Saturday, May 18th 1 - 4p 

Urschel Pavilion
Our final event is inspired by the legend: Mr. Vincent Van Gogh!

Follow us on FB to read clues as to where Van Gogh could be.  He will move from business to business during our month long festival and YOU can win prizes for finding him! Like us and check our page for our weekly clues.  Then on Sunday, May 18th join us as we celebration PERFORMANCE ART with a wide array of student and professional talents on display! WE will wrap up the festival with a collective show of theater, choir, orchestra, dance, and FIRE!!!!

No tickets necessary for any of our events. 

As always, all events are free to the public.

Thank you for your support in our 2019 festival!

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Juried Art Student Exhibition &amp; Senior Showcase
Apr
9
to May 17

Juried Art Student Exhibition & Senior Showcase

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April 9 – May 12, 2019

Opening Reception and Award Ceremony: Wednesday, April 10, 7 pm, Brauer Museum of Art.
These exhibitions were made possible through funds provided by the Partners for the Brauer Museum of Art and Valparaiso University’s Zahn Fund.

ADMISSION is Free and open to the public.  Donations welcome.

GROUP TOURS

Free.  Donations welcome.

Reservations required for groups of 10 or more.

To schedule a tour, please call (219) 464-5276.
REGULAR HOURS
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 10 a.m. -- 5 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed Mondays.

CLOSED

Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday

Brauer Museum of Art
(219) 464-5365



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IU Northwest School of the Arts Senior Thesis Exhibitions
Apr
1
to Apr 26

IU Northwest School of the Arts Senior Thesis Exhibitions

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School of Arts Student Thesis Exhibition
April 1 – April 19, 2019

Savannah Center Gallery for Contemporary Art
Public Viewing M-F 12pm-5pm

Student Artists: Emily Dyrek, Haley Olenik & Monique Ramirez
Savannah Center Gallery for Contemporary Art
April 1 - 19
Opening Reception: April 2 from 4 - 7 pm

Student Artists: Carlos Luna, Julie Vale, Kayla Grkinich & Jennifer Maguire
IUN School of the Arts Gallery
April 8 - 26
Opening reception April 8 from 4 - 7 pm


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7th Annual Art Competition Exhibit
Mar
15
to May 3

7th Annual Art Competition Exhibit

Opening reception Friday, March 15 |  7-10 PM

PRIZES:

Best of Show: $1,000
Second Prize: $500
Third Prize: $250

Additional $250 prizes in 5 categories:
Best Three-Dimensional
Best Painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor)
Best Photo or Photo-Based work
Best Drawing/Graphic
Best Collage/Mixed Media

JURORS:

Stano Grezdo is an artist and curator. He was born in 1972 in Piestany, Czechoslovakia and graduated from The Graphic School in Bratislava, Slovakia. Stano was part of the cultural underground in Czechoslovakia, and came of age on the cusp of the Velvet Revolution in 1989, which greatly influenced his work. After relocating to the US, he continued this exploration as an artist and DJ with the pirate radio station “Free Radio Austin” based in Austin, Texas. His radio program focused on the underground scenes in Soviet bloc countries.

After moving to Chicago, Stano became curator of The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (UIMA) from 2007-2017, where he curated or co-curated over 60 exhibitions. He also cooperated on exhibitions with other institutions such as The Ukrainian Museum in New York; Ukrainian Institute of America in New York; The Bauhaus Chicago Foundation, The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture, Chicago and others. Stano is currently co-owner and Director of The One After 909 gallery in Chicago.
http://stano-g.com
http://oneafter909.org

Joyce Owens is a painter, sculptor and curator. Owens studied with preeminent artists at Howard University (BFA) and Yale University (MFA in painting). Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries, museums, art centers and U.S. embassies. She has earned multiple commissions, most recently at a new hotel in Hyde Park and Chicago’s Blackstone Hotel.

Owens has been the curator for exhibitions at Chicago State University from 2006-2015, Woman Made Gallery and the Logan Center at the University of Chicago, among others. She is a published arts writer, juror, panelist and speaker who has lectured at various institutions including The Art Institute of Chicago.

Bridgeport Art Center
773.843.9000

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Hypnotic
Mar
11
to Apr 3

Hypnotic

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Annual High School Art Exhibit

A juried art competition for high school students in Community College District 515

Awards Ceremony & reception on March 21st from 5 - 7 pm.


Christopher Art Gallery
708.709.7738

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Spring  Art Exhibit
Feb
20
to May 11

Spring Art Exhibit

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Ivy Tech Community College in Michigan City has started displaying artwork from local artists in hallways and other public spaces on its campus. Jesse Johnson, he owner of BESS Art Exposure Gallery in Merrillville and an arts professor at Ivy Tech curated the college’s first annual Winter Art Exhibition which is being displayed throughout the building. The campus is displaying the work of Johnson, Emily Dyrek Maurice Hodo, Valerie Johnsen, and Mark McPhail, who are all local painters or photographers.

Ivy Tech - Michigan City Campus

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