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IU Northwest Art Galleries seek proposals from artists, curators for 2020-21 academic year


The School of the Arts at Indiana University Northwest encourages artists and curators to submit proposals for exhibitions in its two art galleries for the 2020-21 academic year.

The Gallery for Contemporary Art, located in the Savannah Center, and the School of the Arts Gallery, located in the Arts and Sciences Building, feature between 10 and 12 exhibitions during each academic year. Proposals are reviewed by an Exhibition Planning Committee, which looks for site-specific, concept-driven exhibitions that focus on contemporary work with bold points of view.

“We are interested in highlighting work that empowers and informs by engaging and fostering exploration and curiosity, as well as work that elevates voices and perspectives,” said Lauren M. Pacheco, director of Arts Programming and...

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Porter County’s 7th Annual Chalk the Walk draws a crowd


Brand-new sidewalks around the Porter County Courthouse gave artists a perfect blank canvas for the 7th Annual Chalk the Walk. This colorful family-friendly event was presented by the Family & Youth Services Bureau on Saturday morning. Sponsors purchased sidewalk space and sent out artists to create an impression of their businesses using chalk. This year, the artists were wrapped all the way around the Courthouse.

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IU Northwest gallery features ‘These 2 Painters’ exhibit though August 9


The Indiana University Northwest campus and the greater Northwest Indiana community are invited to view an exhibit by “These 2 Painters: James Jankowiak and Cole Piece,” in the Gallery for Contemporary Art, located in the Savannah Center. The exhibit runs through August 9.

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LOK Young Artists' Expo Returns to Lubeznik Center for the Arts

On Friday, June 7 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) will host the sixth annual LOK Young Artists’ Expo in partnership with the Lindsey O’Brien Kesling (LOK) Wishing Tree Foundation. LCA is a non-profit art center located at 101 W. 2nd St. in Michigan City, Indiana.

The LOK Young Artists’ Expo (LOK YAE) is a free, family-friendly showcase of talented youth from around the region. Attendees can browse an exhibition of student artwork, which will remain on display in the NIPSCO Art Education Studios through July 13th. These pieces are selected through individual portfolio reviews.

2LubeznikLight refreshments and a cash bar will be available throughout the event. The...

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Art Barn School of Art offers an array of summer camps


From fairy gardens to magic in the woods, and everything in between, Art Barn School of Art offers many unique programs outside of their regular class schedule. Summer camps, seasonal classes and workshops are available for children ages 5-18. There are four different themes during the summer, so each week brings something fun and new for camp goers.

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Art Barn Celebrates 26th Juried Art Exhibit

Art-Barn-Celebrates-26th-Juried-Art-ExhibitThe 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 attracted 202 entries from 85 aspiring and established artists from Northern Indiana, Chicago and its suburbs. There are 90 pieces selected for the show ranging from painting, drawing, collage, printmaking and mixed media.

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The Lubeznik Center for the Arts showcases new art forms with performance by Michigan City Moves


Friday evening, art was brought to life at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts, where guests were moved by the newly formed Michigan City Moves’ performance entitled “Disruption.” The Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) featured these talented performers as an extension of their “Nature vs. Everything” exhibit. Michigan City Moves activated the exhibition while inspiring their audience to think outside of the box.

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You Belong at LCA: Lubeznik Center for the Arts Launches May Membership Drive


On Wednesday, May 1, Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) will kick off a one-month membership drive. During this time, LCA invites individuals and families from around the region to become part of its efforts to provide everyone in the community with equal access to high quality cultural experiences.

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Art Curator Roundtable Discussion at Lubeznik Center for the Arts


On Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m., Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) will present its 2nd Annual Curatorial Roundtable. A panel of established and emerging art curators will exchange ideas about the role of the curator in this public, moderated discussion. All are welcome to observe the roundtable discussion and explore LCA’s exhibitions.

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A sneak peek of Listen to Your Mother


Each year, Mother’s Day is celebrated in a flurry of flowers and cards. The perfect opportunity to let mothers know how much they mean to us, the holiday passes in a warm, heartfelt haze. While cherished, it can be easy to disregard the amount of work that goes into being a mother. Why generalize motherhood when every mother is so unique?

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Art Barn School of Art launches new ceramic arts program this April


In April, the Art Barn School of Art in Valparaiso will be offering new ceramics classes. Thanks to a grant from Porter County Community Foundation (PCCF), the school was able to purchase equipment and convert what was originally old storage space into a brand new Ceramics Art Studio.

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