"Mapping and Borders In Art" Review, By Herbert George
The latest exhibition at The Lubeznik Center For The Arts in Michigan City is entitled: Seeking Location: Mapping and Borders in Art. The exhibition is curated by Suzanne Cohen Lange and Jane Cooperman. At this moment in time the title is both prophetic and challenging. We crave order and certainty, but seldom have so many long held assumptions about gender, religion, race, and nationhood been questioned. Ours is not only a period of global turmoil, but it is also a search for a new order beyond the present chaos. These artists question why it is that once we establish our place in the world we construct borders that become fences, then walls. An aspect of mapping, as the title...
Michigan City Area Schools art teachers will have an opening reception for their exhibit at the Lubeznik Center on February 3rd from 5-8pm, as part of "First Friday". Just wanted to give you some background on this, in case you'd like to stop by tonight or would like to do a story about this. The show will be on display through mid-March.
Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) spring class 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 to flex their creative muscles. Classes fill quickly, so please register early to secure your spot!
St. Mary Medical Center Raises Funds for Cardiovascular Research Fund with 2017 Coffee & Canvas Event
Community Healthcare System’s St. Mary Medical Center hosted a special Coffee & Canvas event on Saturday morning at the Portage Lakefront Park & Riverwalk. The event allowed a group of people the opportunity to look out on the lakeshore, and use its elements to create their own painting, with the help of a local artist.
The communication and creative arts department of Purdue University Northwest Calumet campus will be opening the new year of gallery showings with a faculty show on January 26 from 6-8 p.m. at the CHESS Art Gallery located at 6725 Kennedy Ave., Hammond, Ind.
Application to the 2017 Lubeznik Art & Artisan Festival is now open. 65-100 exhibitors will be selected to exhibit and $3000 in cash prizes will be awarded. We invite artists and artisans to apply to this high-quality contemporary art event. Application deadline is March 10, 2017.
Purdue University Northwest will celebrate the opening of its 18th Odyssey Sculpture and Art Exhibit with a public reception at 4:30 p.m. CT, Friday, Nov. 11 in the James B. Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex (DSAC) on the Westville Campus.
Michigan City Public Art Committee (MAC) is proud to announce Otocast, an exciting new addition to the Uptown Art District’s offerings. Find out more about the amazing sculptures you’ve walked and driven by so many times when you visit Michigan City’s historic downtown and Washington Park. Otocast provides a platform and services for mobile audio guides.
The current display at the La Porte County Historical Society Museum is a photo display and contest entitled, “Barns of La Porte County.” Photographers submitted their photos and 58 entries were received. After the photos were judged, trophies were given to the top 3 winners. First place trophy went to 13-year-old Kobi Stutsman of Granger, IN. Second place went to Linda Cromey of Wanatah and third place to Frank Muller of La Porte. Thanks to all who entered our photo contest! The photos are stunning!
The Purdue University Northwest Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series presents the exhibit, “Collages in Dimension,” featuring the work of artist Michael Koscielniak, on the first floor, north study area of the Technology Building located at the Westville campus.