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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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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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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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