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Black Creativity:  Artists, Aesthetics and Movements
Feb
11
to Mar 22

Black Creativity: Artists, Aesthetics and Movements

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BLACK CREATIVITY: Artists, Aesthetics and Movements - opening during Black History Month - is a multidisciplinary exhibition exploring the work of artists who have developed and explored themes that touch upon both the historical and contemporary in pushing their respective practices. This exhibition is a dedicated space in celebration of the creative process from visual voices who present a range of points of views on relevancy, social justice, agency and currency, the built environment, intersectionality, identity, materials, urban life, and gender. While supporting living emergent and established artistic perspectives, BLACK CREATIVITY also intends to showcase creative contributions by no longer living artist Wesley Willis, as a way to share their arts practice with a broader public.

In honor of The Black Student Union (BSU) formation at Indiana University Northwest (IUN) in 1969, BSU President Toni Dickerson will present archival images and documents collected from campus staff and the Calumet Regional Archives in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

Artists include: Wesley Willis, Tyrell Anderson, Ray Noland (private collection), James Nelson, Armani Howard, Jamiah Calvin, Hebru Brantley (private collection), Max Sansing, Ricky Willis (private collection), ZEB, David Anthony Geary, Ken Ellis, Akeem Muhammad, Marianeta Hicks Porterfield, Arrington Porter, Norman Teague, Andrea Ledbetter, and, Parris Gill, Jr.

Artists reception: February 13, 2019 from 2 - 5 p.m.

February 11 - March 22, 2019
Public Viewing Hours M-F 12PM to 5PM
Savannah Gallery for Contemporary Art
3400 Broadway Avenue, Gary, IN 46408

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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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Cogitating the Inscrutable, Art by Rick Therrio & Ken Wolak
Feb
23
to Apr 7

Cogitating the Inscrutable, Art by Rick Therrio & Ken Wolak

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On February 23rd you will have a very special chance to do some serious contemplation of the unbounded and variously focused work of Ken Wolak and Rick Therrio in a duo show opening at Paul Henry's Art Gallery, "Cogitating the Inscrutable," 2-7PM.

And a big plus, the Cosmically Adjacent sound of musician Q Kiser.

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Rick Therrio has been a Chicago artist for many years. He exhibited publicly throughout the 80’s and 90’s at galleries such as World Tattoo and Art-o-Rama and was part of the collaborative known as The Colson Truck Group who staged monthly shows at a jazz club on Division Street ‘The Bop Shop’ in addition to organizing their own exhibitions.
For 12 years or so, beginning in 200 Rick focused on producing work and had little enthusiasm for finding venue’s to exhibit in. For the last 10 years he has worked in Prismacolor colored pencil and pencil, sometimes using graphical software on a computer to manipulate his work. In 2012 he moved from Humboldt Park in Chicago to Lansing, IL and joined Paul Henry's Art Gallery where he has exhibited his colored pencil drawings, oil paintings, painted lamps, and work produced on a Wacom tablet. He served 4 years working with Jen Jackson and others, organizing shows with the South Lake Artist’s Co-op. Most recently, he was chosen to be the debut artist for Art-O-Rama Online Gallery which can be found at aor.gallery.
His imagery has evolved from a wide variety of sources, music, films, literature, comics, history, and science fiction. He finds an inexhaustible source of humor in the absurdity of existence.

CONTACT:
Rick Therrio
rtherrio@sbcglobal.net

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Ken Wolak has been a professional artist for the past thirty-five years. He has ventured down many different roads of the visual arts field, working in design, advertising, movies, comics, and at present, fine art. His philosophy on life is simple:” Every new road is an adventure. Don’t settle for just one.” He can be contacted at https://www.facebook.com/artistkenwolak

Paul Henry’s Art Gallery
219.678.5015

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Old, New & Renewed
Mar
1
to Mar 30

Old, New & Renewed

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Opening Reception, March 1, 2019, 5:00-8:00pm 

We live a life of cycles.  What was old becomes new again, what is new becomes old.  "Modern" styles come and go through the decades with newer styles soon taking center stage while the old still has interest and value, becoming collectibles.  If we consider people, some are given emeritus status and become sages and mentors.  Exhibited work will depict one or more of these stages – grandparent with baby, antique or resale shops, plants, pets, furniture or clothing may comprise the body of this exhibit. 

Southern Shore Art Association
219.879.4980

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Trees, Rocks & Water:  A Collection of Reflections
Mar
3
to Apr 10

Trees, Rocks & Water: A Collection of Reflections

Wheatfield painter, Doris Myers will be featured artist at The Village Gallery March 3 through April 10, 2019. A “Meet the Artist” reception will be held at 1:30 pm on Sunday, March 3 with Doris sharing the stories behind her collection. The work she presents in this exhibit is only a glimpse of the prolific body of work she has produced for over 70 years. The exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public.

 

Over the years, Myers has explored a wide range of stylistic directions, ranging from abstraction and pointillism to more realistic imagery. Drawing inspiration from her environment, whether it be the pond in her backyard or a lush marsh in Savannah, Myers feels most at home drawing upon nature for her subject matter. “Although I have developed a personal style, I like to approach each of my paintings as an individual statement as I continue to contemplate and respond to my surroundings,” Myers shares.

 

After 17 years of marriage and mother to 4 children, Myers enrolled at Valparaiso University earning her BS and then her MA from Ball State University. Retiring after twenty-three years as an art educator in public schools, she continued as a professional artist and educator giving lectures, demonstrations and workshops in a variety of media including painting, pottery and silk painting. Myers will celebrate her 98th birthday in November and looks forward to many more years of creative endeavors including painting, creative writing and staying active in her local community. Her Paintings can be viewed and purchased at The Village Gallery through April 10, 2019. 

 The Village Gallery
219.465.1591

 

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Oil & Water
Mar
8
to Mar 31

Oil & Water

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Join us for the opening of Artspace artist Jose Vela’s exhibit of repurposed abstract expressionism, "Modernwerld."

MODERNWERLD invites the exploration of social, political and cultural issues prevalent in American contemporary society. Using economic and environmentally friendly materials, consumerist culture and its profound impact on accessible art-marking and marginalized peoples is called into question. The artist's background in underground music, punk theology, and DIY ethos informs a consistent methodology in confronting a landscape of constructed disorder.

Additional open gallery hours throughout April: Friday evenings, Sat & Sun 11am-3pm

Artspace Uptown Artists Lofts

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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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Works of Monica Rezman
Mar
15
to Apr 8

Works of Monica Rezman

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Monica Rezman
An exhibition of large scale drawings and sculptural works will be in the Visual Arts Gallery from March 8 to April 8, 2019.

An artist's talk will take place on Wednesday, March 27 at noon in the Visual Arts Gallery for GSU students, faculty/staff, and the general public. Please join us for this opportunity to talk with the artist directly about her work, process and artistic vision.

A closing reception will take place on Saturday, March 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Visual Arts Gallery. At the artist's request, a tour of the sculpture park will take place at 3 p.m. weather permitting. Please join us for the reception and sculpture park walk - all events are provided free of charge and are open to the public.

Artist's Talk
Wednesday, March 27
12 -2 p.m. with remarks at 12:30

Closing Reception
Saturday, March 30
2-4 p.m.

Walk theNate at 3 p.m.
Governors State University
708.534.4021

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Polaroids by Julie Schwarz
Mar
15
to Apr 7

Polaroids by Julie Schwarz

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Photographer Julie Schwarz will showcase her smushed Polaroid collages at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts.

“Polaroids by Julie Schwarz” will be displayed in the gallery at 540 S. Lake Street in Gary's lakefront Miller neighborhood from March 15 through April 7.

“My first camera was a Polaroid One-Step that I received for my 10th birthday in the mid-1970s. That’s when the interest started,” said Schwarz, who studied the craft at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula, Montana. “Professionally, when I was at RMSP they held a workshop on hand-manipulating SX-70 Polaroids that I was unable to attend. While I was away, my husband bought a Polaroid camera at a garage sale and, when I returned, I bought a book and taught myself the process. I call it 'smushing' and, when I smushed my first Polaroid, I always say ‘the clouds parted and the angels sang.’ When I left RMSP, I felt like my photos looked like everybody else’s, but when I smushed the Polaroids, I made them my own. I finally found a way to get a picture that matched what was in my head.
More than 50 of her works will be on display.

"I just take pictures of whatever moves me at the time,” she said. “Sometimes I get an idea in my head and go from there, other times I'm just out and about and I see something. I can tell you I don't care to take pictures of people. Trees are some favorite subjects for collages. I’m also quite nostalgic and love to take pictures of pop culture from the past, like 45 records and record players, old diner coffee cups, typewriters, old bicycles and trikes, etc. Musical instruments are wonderful collage subjects, too.”

All of the photo manipulation in Schwarz's work is done by hand, not computer programs like Photoshop.

“I feel just using Polaroid is unique in this digital world. People seem drawn to my subject matter. It's not usually what you see pictures of,” she said. “Also, what you see in front of you is what comes out of the camera. There’s no fixing them. Being a photographer that doesn't reproduce is also unique.  I do, however, reproduce and enlarge, in limited editions, the hand-altered SX-70 pictures from my first foray into Polaroids.”

An open reception will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, March 15.

The gallery is open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.

For more information, visit millerbeacharts.org or find Miller Beach Arts & Creative District on Facebook.

Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts
219.938.6278


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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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Children's Art Exhibit
Mar
16
to Mar 27

Children's Art Exhibit

Each year our Children’s Exhibit is held in March to celebrate our young artists ages 5 through 18. The exhibit highlights the art made by our students throughout the previous year.

Families and friends are invited to come and view the exhibit during our open hours. The show begins with an opening night party to honor each participant on March 16, 5:00-7:00 pm with refreshments and an award for each participating artist.

Art Barn School of Art
219.462.9009

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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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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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