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Review of New Exhibition at Lubeznik Center for the Arts


Review-of-New-Exhibition-at-Lubeznik-Center-for-the-Arts-02-17"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...

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2017 Earth Day Exhibitors Sought


Earth-Day-exhibitors-sought-2017Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction District is seeking exhibitors to participate in the 2017 Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration. Organizations and businesses from around Chicagoland and beyond that can provide environmental awareness, services and products are invited to participate.

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2017 Earth Day Recycled Art Show Seeks Entries


Porter-County-Earth-Day-Recycled-Art-Show-Seeks-Entries-2017Calling all creatives! Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction is seeking entries for the third annual Re-Think Art Competition & Exhibition.

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Lubeznik Center for the Arts Offering Spring Classes in 2017


Lubeznik-Spring-Classes-2017Lubeznik 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!

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St. Mary Medical Center Raises Funds for Cardiovascular Research Fund with 2017 Coffee & Canvas Event

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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.

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PNW Faculty and Staff Step into the Art Scene


Ken-BronowskiThe 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.

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Lubeznik Center for the Arts 2017 Call for Artists


Lubeznik-Art-and-Artisan-Festival-2016Application 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.

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Porter County Master Gardeners Association Hosting 2016 Garden Photography Contest


pcmga-photo-contest-2016Just a reminder to get your photographs ready for the Garden Photography Contest. Entries will be displayed at the 14th Annual Gardening Show on Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, Porter County EXPO Center, 215 E. Division Road, Valparaiso, Ind.

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Top 10 Entertainment Stories on PortageLife in 2016

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We published several hundred entertainment stories to the PortageLife.com entertainment section this year. Stories on great local theatres to restaurants and more in Northwest Indiana were fair game for good news.

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PNW 18th Odyssey Sculpture and Art Exhibit


PNW-18th-Odyssey-Sculpture-and-Art-Exhibit_01Purdue 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.

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PNW Odyssey Art Exhibit: ‘Collages in Dimension’


Michael-KoscielniakThe 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.

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