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Porter County Youth Awarded Top Honors for Excellence in Movie Making

BGC-Digital-Arts-National-winners-2012Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County—South Haven Unit Members Named Winners for Animation Creation in National Club Tech Digital Arts Festival

Three members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County-South Haven Unit were named the winners in a national digital arts competition for their creativity and use of technology in movie making. Sheridan Bickett, Dakota Bikett and Hailey Rodgers were recognized as the national winners for the Movie Tech animation category of the Club Tech Digital Arts Festivals for the 10-12 age group.

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High School Students to Display Work at Chesterton Art Center

Paint-brushesRepresentative art work from students in grades 1-12 will be on display at the Duneland School Corporation’s annual exhibit at the Chesterton Art Center, 115 S. 4th Street in Chesterton.

The first exhibit on May 1-14 will feature artwork of students in grades 9-12. An opening reception will be hosted at the Center on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

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Local Artist Group to Open Portraits Exhibit

18artists18Artists, a local cooperative of artists and artisans, would like to invite you to the opening reception for their latest art installation entitled "Portraits". The show will feature various media and styles - paintings, sculpture, drawings, porcelain and metal jewelry, all centered on portraits of people and animals.

The show will take place Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 6-9pm at the Community Arts Center, located at 13300 Lincoln Plaza in Cedar Lake. For more information call Suzy at (219) 545-5301 or visit online at

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Color Exhibit Explores Different Uses

Southern-Shore-Art-Color-ConceptColor is one of the great things in life and to artists it is all important. Every artist sees and uses color in a distinctive way. It is an individual choice and often very recognizable. Some artists like strong, brilliant colors; others choose subdued pastel colors or somber even monochromatic palettes. It’s still all about color.

This Exhibit “Color Concept” displays the work of some of the many talented Southern Shore Art Association Members. You will see how each artist, painter, photographer or sculptor, interprets and uses color in his or her own, unique way.

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New Things Launched at May First Friday in Downtown Michigan City

Uptown-Arts-DistrictThe Michigan City Mainstreet Association is pleased to present the First Friday Artwalk in the Uptown Arts District on May 4, 2012 from 5pm to 8pm. The Uptown Arts District is comprised of fine art galleries, retail and restaurants located in the area from 11th Street to the lake and Spring Street to Wabash Street in Michigan City, IN.

The May First Friday Artwalk is all about new things to the Uptown Arts District. Visit Ryan’s Pub to view artists and live performances of their new outdoor patio. Check out beauty and art at the latest clothing and accessory boutique, Darling at 518 Franklin Street. Other new things to the district include Joy of Flowers, the Trinity Church of Michigan City and Lakefront Salon and Day Spa. Each location features local artwork, refreshments and a unique ‘Take Back the Michigan City Mural’ interactive art in the Trinity courtyard.

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Chesterton Art Center Offers Saturday Children’s Classes

CAC-Wire-PendantsThe Chesterton Art Center has two one-time classes planned for kids on Saturday, May 5, 2012. The first class is Geode Felting with Elizabeth Kozlowski. Children will learn the art of felting, which combines warm water and soap to wool roving. They will then create a geode out of the felt, using a variety of colors. At the end of class they will split their felt ball in half and see the beautiful geode they have created. This class is open to children ages 6 and up. Class time is 10 am until 1 pm., and the cost is $10 for members of the Art Center and $15 for non-members plus a $6 materials fee.

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Junior Wins 2012 Cover Design Contest

CHS-2012-cover-design-contest-winnerChesterton High School junior Molly Brust is the winner of the cover design contest for the 2012-13 CHS Handbook.

Brust is a student in Kirsten Renehan’s Art Visual Communications class. Each year students in her class create a design for the student handbook as a class project. To determine the design to be used for the following school year, select student designs are voted on by faculty, staff, and students. This is the fifth year this class has spearheaded this task.

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