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Calling All Photographers!

CameraAre you a fan of nature? Do you enjoy taking photos of plants, animals, or other scenic views? Come showcase your photography talents at the 2012 Porter County Fair! The 2012 Home Economics Open Class is now accepting pre-registration forms for all of your beautiful photographs. Open to non 4-H adults 18 years of age and older of both professional and non-professional status, Home Economics Open Class allows you to submit entries in the categories of Arts and Crafts, Clothing Construction, Food, Food Preservation (Canning), and Needlecraft. Exhibitors can enter one item per class per section, and as many sections as desired.

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Lubeznik Center Names New Marketing Director

lubeznik-center-for-the-artsCarolyn Saxton, Executive Director, is pleased to announce the addition of Becky Jascoviak as Marketing Director to the team of professionals at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts. “Becky brings an eclectic blend of education and experience to the Center including an extensive marketing background and years of non-profit work. We are excited to bring her on board at this important time,” said Saxton.

Jascoviak has over fifteen years of marketing experience including nearly ten as the Marketing Director for Indiana Dunes Tourism. In addition she has taught marketing at Purdue University Calumet. Becky will finish her MBA in August from Valparaiso University where she was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the national business honor society. She received a Bachelors of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Purdue University Calumet and is a graduate of Leadership Northwest Indiana.

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Bookbinding Workshop with Bill Barrick

Chesterton-Art-CenterThe Chesterton Art Center will be hosting a Bookbinding Workshop with Bill Barrick on Saturday July 14 from 10-2:30. The workshop is $50 for members and $60 for non-members. People ages 16 to adult are invited to participate. Students will create their own hard bound sketch book or journal using reclaimed materials and ancient bookbinding techniques. A list of supplies necessary for the class can be obtained from the Chesterton Art Center.

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Jewelry Making Classes at the Portage Library

CAC-Byzantine-BraceletMara Wible, formerly of MegaBeads will lead jewelry making classes Fridays in July 2012. Pre-registration at the library is required before each class and cash payment will be taken at registration.

July 6, 11 am – 1pm: Byzantine Bracelet. A Byzantine chain is a 4 in 1 chain meaning that each chain passes through four others. This chain is supple and flexible draping gracefully like rope. Fee is $20.00, all supplies included.

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First International Exhibit of Wood Art at Walnut Ink Gallery

Walnut-Ink-GalleryWalnut Ink Gallery is pleased to present their first international exhibition of wood art, entitled The 3 Dimensions of Woodturning. The artists in this international exhibit are professional, most with work in respected museum, corporate and private collections. For many, their work is rooted in an uncommonly strong connection to their medium; woodturning at this level requires deep practical knowledge of tools, techniques and an amazing diversity of woods, as well as artistic talent and dedication to the creative process, but also, ultimately, an intimate understanding and respect for the essence of wood itself.

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"Summer of Art" Opening at Southern Shore Art Association

SSAA-Summer-Seekers-1“Summer of Art” is the Southern Shore Art Association’s salon style member exhibit. Our many talented members are displaying a variety of their works, from traditional to contemporary in all media. Painters, photographers, fiber artists, glass artists and 3-D artists will be participating. Don’t miss this show!

Join the artists on Friday, July, during the free Opening Reception at the Southern Shore Art Association Gallery from 5 – 8 pm, during the monthly "First Friday" celebration in Michigan City’s historic Uptown Arts District.

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CMS Students Create Mural of Chesterton European Market

CMS-European-Market-Mural-1Chesterton Middle School advanced art students in Jody Nix’s class have spent the last three to four weeks painting a mural of the Chesterton European Market in the CMS Cafeteria.

Nix first launched the idea at the beginning of the semester to the students as a community service/public art project. “I explained to the students that as artists we believe that art equals community. It is up to artists to create awareness about art and give back to the community,” said Nix.

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