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Crochet: Relax, Unwind, Stitch

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To take a ball of string and use knitting or crochet to turn it from nothing into a beautiful blanket, scarf, hat, or other item can be truly amazing. Watching something take form and be created is a fun, relaxing task that not everyone knows the joy of.

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Registration Open for Spring Classes & Workshops and Youth Summer Camps at LCA


LCA-Sping-Classes-and-Workshops-2018Lubeznik Center for the Arts' (LCA) spring class & workshop offerings for children, teens and adults are currently open for registration. Weekly classes are available for those looking to develop new skills and workshops for those looking for a little "me time" and focus their creativity for a day or two. Offerings run from March 12 through April 14. Classes fill quickly so all are encouraged to register early.

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Work by Local Artist Jay Zerbe Coming to Lubeznik Center for the Arts

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Local artist, Jay Zerbe, will be bringing his latest show,"eCollage", to Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA). Zerbe's digital collages are constructed in photoshop using elements from his paintings and drawings ordered in many layers. He then prints the image with archival ink on 8.5x11" archival paper.

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Recycled Art Show Challenges Artists on Reuse

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Calling all creatives! It’s time to plan your entries for the Re-Think Art Competition & Exhibition at the 2018 Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration.

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Lubeznik Center for the Arts Celebrates Service


LCA-Thank-You-2018Lubeznik Center For the Arts, an arts hub integrating contemporary art exhibitions with educational programming for kids and adults in Michigan City and the Michiana region, recently celebrated the retirement of several longstanding board members.

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Top 10 Photo Galleries On ValpoLife in 2017

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We published hundreds of galleries on ValpoLife this past year. Football games, 5ks, and parades all deserved a gallery this past year! With so many notable events in Northwest Indiana, it’s no wonder we had so many stories to choose from!

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Lubeznik Center for the Arts Exhibit Highlights Artists Living With Disabilities


Lubeznik-Center-for-the-Arts-Exhibit-Highlights-Artists-Living-With-DisabilitiesFeatured Creatures showcases artworks completed by student artists of Lubeznik Center for the Arts' (LCA) Health Promotion through the Arts Program, in partnership with The Social and Learning Institute (SLI) and Paladin, Inc, provides weekly classes for adults living with developmental and cognitive disabilities. This program, now entering its tenth year, provides a creative space for these artists to explore and develop motor and vocabulary skills, as well as develop social support and peer relationships. Thanks to Duneland Health Council for generously sponsoring this program.

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Second Night of Valpo Schools' "This is Our Story" a Big Success

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The second night of Valparaiso Community Schools’ This Is Our Story Art Festival was another wonderful holiday treat for the audience. On Tuesday night, the Valparaiso Community Schools performed and showcased their best musical performances and artwork from across the school district. From elementary to high school, students prepared for months to display their talent to thousands of people. The crowd was excited to hear the holiday performances presented by the many different choirs, orchestras, and bands. Although it was a cold night, the Valparaiso High School gymnasium was filled with the warmth and love of parents, families, and students rejoicing in togetherness.

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Blackbird Cafe to Host Artist Reception for Rocco Schiralli in Support of The Caring Place

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Hosting an artist and their work is a rewarding endeavor for any business. For Blackbird Cafe, hosting artists is more than a reward, it’s something they feel they must do to support the art community. For them, utilizing their space to highlight local artists is a wonderful way to bring art into more lives and draw exposure to local artists.

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Lubeznik Center for the Arts Hosts Return of Musician Gerry Hundt During December First Friday


Lubeznik-Center-for-the-Arts-Hosts-Return-of-Musician-Gerry-Hundt-During-December-2017Friday, December 1, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM (CST) The Legendary One-Man-Band, Gerry Hundt, returns to Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA). Hundt is a wunderkind of blues using stringed instruments, rack attachments and foot devices to burst into hot, rag-time blues. Performance starts at 5:30PM. Between sets, peruse the Holiday Artisan Market, enjoy light bites and a cash bar. Admission is free.

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11th Annual Artability Art Show and Sale Raises Over $30,000 to Benefit Opportunity Enterprises’ Art Enrichment Program


OE-Artability-Art-Show-2017_01 Set against the elegant backdrop of Valparaiso University's Christopher Center, this year's ARTability Art Show and Sale radiated warmth and vibrancy that was no match for Friday's thunderstorms. Over 300 attendees braved the stormy weather to support the artists of Opportunity Enterprises, raising over $30,000 to benefit OE's Art Enrichment Program and provide client artists with a commission for each piece sold!

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