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61:  An Exhibit Celebrating the 61st National Park
May
23
to Sep 21

61: An Exhibit Celebrating the 61st National Park

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As of February 15, 2019, the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has a new name - Indiana Dunes National Park. The National Park System consists of 419 of our nation’s most special places with more than two dozen different titles like National Lakeshores, Seashores, Parks, Historic Sites and Memorials. Only 61 of the 419 are called “National Park.” Now Indiana Dunes is on that list. We are working with park partners to seize this opportunity to rebrand Indiana Dunes National Park

This interactive exhibit gives you just a glimpse of what we have to offer - beautiful forests, meadows and lake beaches with towering dunes nestled among towns and cities in Northwest Indiana that are friendly and welcoming.

We invite you to discover why the Indiana Dunes is the most visited attraction in Indiana. If you live here, you know how great it is. If you are visiting, I suspect you will be impressed with the wonderful natural landscapes that you never imagined were this close to the third largest city in the United States.

The exhibit is open every day, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with extended hours until 6:00 PM from Memorial Day until Labor Day.

Indiana Welcome Center Exhibit Hall
219.989.7770

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Between You and Eye
Jun
14
to Aug 16

Between You and Eye

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The Hammond Development Corporation is pleased to present the works fo these talented photographers. Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, June 14, 2019. The HDC celebrates Entrepreneurs, Creatives & Thinkers.

Rita Anthony
Bridet Covert
John Brudek
Wesley Bushby
Christy Bushby
James Jankowiak
Fernando Lopez
Joe Lax-Salinas
Jordan Hestermann

Hammond Development Corporation
219.314.4312

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Chicago Imagists:  Before and After
Jun
20
to Oct 19

Chicago Imagists: Before and After

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Join us 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 project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

This exhibition is generously sponsored by NIPSCO and Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa.

Lubeznik Center for the Arts
219.874.4900

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Live Art Competition
Jun
29
to Aug 3

Live Art Competition

On June 29th during Whiting's Dino Days, Studio 659 will be hosting a LIVE Art Competition and Fundraiser. Individuals and teams will have from 8am to 2pm to decorate a canvas under the Fandom! theme. Canvas, paint, and basic art supplies will be available.
Participation is FREE and every participant gets a free Studio 659 tote bag. BUT we're keeping the art!!
A small jury will choose a winning canvas to award a $100 prize. All of the created pieces will be auctioned off to raise money for more arts events in Whiting.
Participants who want to keep their creations out of the auction must pay $25 to take it with them.

Studio 659
219.659.8828

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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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Captured Moments
Jul
1
to Jul 31

Captured Moments

During the month of July, the Chesterton Art Center will be featuring the work of Debra Simanski, Sharon Goodall, and Susan Brandstetter in an exhibit titled, "Captured Moments". The exhibit will begin July 1 and hang through the end of the month. Guests are invited to meet the artists at the Opening Reception on Saturday, July 13 from 1-4 pm.

Debra Simanski is a lifetime artist working out of her studio on Porter Beach. She is third generation here on the shores of Lake Michigan. Her grandparents, George S. Smith (a Chicago architect famous for his Catholic Church designs) and Nell Mamroth Smith (known for her lavish Dune Acres parties), were two early residents of Dune Acres beginning in 1946. Prior to that, the family rented a cottage called, "Ragged Robin" on Porter beach every summer since 1935. Debra is the daughter of the late Dune Acres artist and resident, George S. Smith Jr. Being a third generation Indiana Dunes lover, she has spent her summers in the Dunes since 1952 and is now joyfully a full-time resident.

Prior to retirement, Debra had her own graphic arts business in Plymouth, IN. For over 40 years, she owned and operated her business designing logos, newspaper/magazine ads, display materials, catalogs, and promotional campaigns for small businesses, corporations, and political campaigns. As a young girl, Debra attended art lessons at the Gardner Art School on the south side of Chicago, learning many types of mediums or art. Although she favors painting with oils, this exhibit is featuring Debra's love for the Dunes with many acrylic paintings done over the last 5 years.

The "Captured Moments" exhibit will open on July 1 and be on display through July 31 at the Chesterton Art Center, with the Opening Reception taking place on Saturday, July 13 from 1-4.

Chesterton Art Center
219.926.4711

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Progeny by David Baker
Jul
5
to Jul 28

Progeny by David Baker

Artist Statement
In all art ‘the archer aims at himself’. Yet when he hits the mark the work often transcends the artist’s own particular circumstances. So, paradoxically, sometimes very personal work touches a universal human theme. That is the artist’s hope.

My work all grows out of personal experience. Sometimes it is just the experience of being present and attentive to the day. Often the paintings are musings about the human condition or spiritual matters. They are informed by personal experience and by the observation of nature. I find moments in the natural world that read as metaphors for my own existence. Sitting. Looking. Reflecting. I look beyond the physical realm.

Artist reception July 5 from 5 - 8 p.m.
Rising Phoenix Gallery
480.206.0964

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Haunts:  An Urban Legend
Jul
8
to Aug 16

Haunts: An Urban Legend

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Haunts, will run May 31 through July 7, 2019, with an Artist Reception on Friday, May 31, 2019, from 6-9pm at The Marshal J. Gardner Center for the Arts. Curated by John Cain, this exhibit will feature the work of guerilla photographers who have been lured to Gary and other cities to capture the haunting beauty of architectural ruins on the verge of being repurposed as gardens and other public spaces.

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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Opposites Combined
Jul
11
to Jul 28

Opposites Combined

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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.

"Opposites Combined" at Southern Shore Art Association Gallery, 724 Franklin St., Michigan City, will be open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m., through June 30. Refreshments will be served at the First Friday opening.

The SSAA Gift Shop offers a variety of cards, ceramics, printed scarves, bags and pillow covers all created by local artists. Bring your shopping list as you're sure to find something wonderful! Browse the selection of books by local authors.

Southern Shore Art Association is a non-profit gallery supporting local artists throughout the Michiana area. Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Sundays from noon to 5pm. All are welcome free of charge. Join us in Michigan City's historic Uptown Arts District.
The Gallery is located at 724 Franklin Street, Michigan City, IN.
For more information, visit the SSAA website at www.SouthernShoreArtAssociation.com or visit the SSAA Facebook page .

Southern Shore Art Association
219.879.4980

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In Her Own Style
Jul
12
to Aug 4

In Her Own Style

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Iconic portraiture, animal instinct, endangered species, and Dias de los Muertos.  These are a few of the topics award winning artist Robyn Feeley seeks to capture in her unique signature style.  

 Something between caricature and pure whimsy, combining vibrant pastel with recycled ceramics and NW Indiana beach stone, Robyn seeks to create images that venture far from the mundane depiction of reality. 

 Robyn grew up on the on the shores of Lake Michigan in Miller Beach surrounded by art and creativity. She is also the co-founder of the Miller Bakery Café. Home grown Miller girl moved to Southern California in 1994, spending years nestled in the hillside of Topanga canyon, just off the Malibu coast. Recently relocated to a farm in NW Indiana, she has created a new studio space in an old hen house surrounded by many sources of inspiration.  She will be bringing her art back home in her solo show “In Her Own Style”

 This self taught artist has won numerous awards, been featured in a variety of publications, exhibited in hundreds of fine arts festivals, gallery exhibitions and private collections internationally.

“In Her Own Style” is hosted by the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District, and will run weekends at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts – 540 S. Lake Street in Gary’s Miller Beach neighborhood at the southernmost tip of Lake Michigan.  It will feature over 50 new works of art created specifically for the NW Indiana community.  Opening reception will be Friday, July 12th from 6-9pm. A cash bar will be available at the reception. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Gallery hours between July 12th and August 4th will be Thursdays 12-6pm, Fridays 12-9pm, Saturdays 6-9pm and Sundays 1-4pm.

 

 

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New Perspectives
Jul
14
to Aug 15

New Perspectives

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Region fine arts photographer, Larry A. Brechner’s new exhibit, Nostalgic Structures and Scenics opens on Sunday, July 14 at The Village Gallery. A Meet the Artist reception will kick off the exhibit on Sunday, July 14 at 1:30 pm.  Larry will give a gallery talk and demonstration.  The event is free and open to the public.

 

The artistic photography exhibited captures both the obvious and subtle visions of the subject. With a full palate and range of natural colors, the tools Larry uses enhance or intensifies the natural colors creating the essence of his creative expression. Working as a theatrical lighting designer and musical theater stage director for over forty years, gave him a special understanding and a unique vision for his artistic photography.

 The unique works of Larry Brechner are featured in regional calendars, coffee table books and private collections, in addition to exhibits in Northwest Indiana, Southwest Michigan and Suburban Chicago galleries. Artwork may be viewed and purchased through August 15. 

The Village Gallery is a nonprofit art gallery at Pines Village Retirement Communities offering artistic experiences to the community to enhance its appreciation and understanding of various art forms and to give support and recognition to artists. The Gallery is open from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday. All exhibits are free to the artist and public. 

Pines Village Gallery
219.465.1591

 

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First Friday Art Walk
Aug
2
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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Fun & Games by Terri Duncan
Aug
2
to Aug 31

Fun & Games by Terri Duncan

Terri Duncan is a mixed media artist that specializes in creating acrylic paintings that are suspended with in multiple layers of resin. Her technique creates dynamic works that change depending on the views perspective within the environment. Multiple paintings are suspended in the many layers of resin. Each painting floating above the others creating shifting negative spaces for the hidden imagery below to be playfully discovered in what becomes and interactive experience for the viewer.

Artist Reception August 2 from 5 - 8 p.m.

Rising Phoenix Gallery
480.206.0964

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We Are All Homeless
Aug
20
to Oct 18

We Are All Homeless

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August 20, 2019 - October 18, 2019
Gallery for Contemporary Art, Savannah Center
Indiana University Northwest (IUN)

The WE ARE ALL HOMELESS project began in 1993 due to the awkwardness I felt when I’d pull up to an intersection and encounter a person holding a sign, asking for help. Like many, I wrestled with whether or not I was doing good by giving them money. Mostly I struggled with my moral obligations, and how my own choices contributed in conscious or unconscious ways to the poverty I was witnessing. I struggled with the unfairness of the lives people are born into, the physical, mental and psychological handicaps. In my struggle, I avoided eye contact with those on the street, unwilling to really see them, and in doing so avoided seeing parts of myself. That began to change once I began asking them if they would sell their signs. My relationship to the homeless has been powerfully and permanently altered. The conversations and connections have left an indelible mark on my heart. I still wrestle with personal questions regarding generosity, goodness, compassion, and guilt. And what it means to be homeless: practically, spiritually, emotionally? Is home a physical place, a building, a structure, a house? Or is it a state of being, a sense of safety, of being provided for, of identity? I see these signs as signposts of my own journey, inward and outward, of reconciling my own life with my judgments about those experiencing homelessness.

We also have a screening of Willie Baronet's moving documentary Signs of Humanity that accompanies the We Are All Homeless exhibition, in the Bergland Auditorium in the Savannah Center at IU Northwest, on Wednesday September 18 at 12PM and 6PM. This film is approximately 1 hour in length, and is free and open to the public.


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3rd Annual Kekionga Plein Air Event
Aug
22
to Aug 24

3rd Annual Kekionga Plein Air Event

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The Fort Wayne Artists Guild presents the third annual Kekionga Plein Air Event during the Taste of the Arts Festival on the Arts Campus in Downtown Fort Wayne. The Taste of the Arts brings together more than 25,000 patrons and 650 volunteers, participants and performers for a free family festival on the Arts Campus. 

Artists will paint at the festival and are encouraged to paint around Fort Wayne and surrounding Allen County.

Thursday, August 22

Check-in/Stamping 7-9 am, 11 am-1 pm, & 4-6 pm

Friday, August 23

Check-in/Stamping 7-9 am, 11am-1pm, & 4-6 pm

Taste of the Arts - 5-10 pm, Quick Draw - 6 pm,

Social - 8-10 pm

Saturday, August 24

Check-in/Stamping 7-9 am

Taste of the Arts - 11 am - 7 pm 

Submit Painting for competition - 3 pm

Judging 3-4 pm

Kekionga Awards 4 pm

Sale - Through 6 pm

Registration for Artists is now available at Eventbrite: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fort-wayne-artists-guild-3rd-annual-kekionga-plein-air-event-tickets-59063842543?aff=ebdssbdestsearch


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Three Point Contact
Oct
16
to Dec 20

Three Point Contact

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Upcoming Exhibit - Noël Morical: three point contact

September 30-November 1 in IU Northwest's School of the Arts Gallery in the Arts & Sciences building. Reception and artist's talk on Tuesday October 1, 12-3PM.

Working with a richly colored palette of paracord, Noël Morical creates complex hanging sculptures through the process of macramé. Re-contextualizing a familiar, contemporary material and employing a centuries old knotting technique, she produces objects that relate to the practical and domestic (plant hangers, apparel) but stand as sovereign, otherworldly objects. Unabashedly romantic and personal, each sculpture is a response to the manifested situations in her life. For the artist, hers is a meditative practice. She creates from her lived
experience, while addressing nostalgia and the possibilities of ecstasy through escape.

IU Northwest School of the Arts Gallery
219.712.0686

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LOK Young Artists' Expo
Jun
10
to Jul 13

LOK Young Artists' Expo

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LOK Young Artists’ Expo
June 7 - July 13
NIPSCO Arts Education Studios

A family-friendly showcase of some of the region's most talented visual art students presented through the partnership of LCA and Lindsey O'Brien Kesling (LOK) Wishing Tree Foundation.

Lubeznik Center for the Arts
219.874.4900

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Indy Wind:  A Love Story
Feb
8
to May 31

Indy Wind: A Love Story

“Indy Windy: A Love Story” is part of a Two-part Exhibit Series Showcases Artists showcase artists whose work is sparking new life in old places. “Haunts” is the second exhibit. Each exhibit premiers at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster and then moves to the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District, the Gary Public Library and Cultural Center, and Art House: A Social Kitchen in Gary. Lead underwriting for the series has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Legacy Foundation and Peoples Bank. Thanks to a special grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Fund at Legacy Foundation they are able to be shared with 3 venues in Gary.

 

Gary Public Library and Cultural Center, 220 W. 5th Avenue
Monday - Thursday 9am - 8pm, Friday & Saturday 9am - 5pm

                                               
Indy Windy: A Love Story features artists from Indiana and Chicago who execute large public artworks to create new environments in aging urban and manufacturing areas, while also documenting their experiences and creating new work in their private studios. It is curated by Ish Muhammad, a self-taught artist from Indiana who maintains a studio at the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago’s Bridgeport community on the south side. The exhibit will present an overview of creative activity currently underway by a community of Midwest artists, some of whom have been working together for nearly 30 years.

Muhammad states, “The inspiration for the exhibition is tied to the hustle of being an artist in Northwest Indiana and the relationships built along the way. What started out with artists building professional networks has evolved into true friendships with wedding invitations, graduations, and rent parties. Each has served as mentors, mentees, participated in exhibitions, organized events and collaborated with each other. This exhibit presents artists who respect each other and sincerely desire success for their peers.”

 Indy Windy: A Love Story will capture the relationship that Northwest Indiana artists maintain with the creative community in Chicago. Informational didactics will help viewers understand the diversity throughout this sprawling metropolitan region and how the artwork is being used to create new environments. The exhibit will showcase a dozen artists, along with two crews and a collective. Among the artworks on display will be selections from Still Crazy: 30 yrs. of Crazy Indiana Style Artists, an exhibition of artifacts and paintings, covering the history of Indiana’s first Latino artist collective, from the Indiana State Museum.

 Although Indy Windy: A Love Story will include the grit of the graffiti writing movement, it is not intended to be a graffiti-only show, nor will it be a response to whether graffiti is art or vandalism. The exhibit will include the polished work of veteran muralists, fine artists, sculptors, and woodworkers in an environment where the viewer can experience the excitement of urban communities and make connections to the creative energy embodied by the artists’ work.

 Artists featured in Indy Windy: A Love Story include Ruben Aguirre, members of the Crazy IN-Style Artists (CISA) Crew, FAB Crew, graffiti writer Mario “ZORE” Gonzalez, self-taught artist Tyrue “Slang” Jones, Emmet Kerrigan, Felix Maldonado, Liz Mares, Ish Muhammad, Brian Presnell, Tom Torluemke, members of the artist collective The Unwonted, former steel worker Roman Villarreal, and Chicago-based street artist ZorZorZor.

Gary Public Library
219.886.2484

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