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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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April Adult Classes at the Chesterton Art Center

Chesterton-Art-Center-ClassesThe Chesterton Art Center will be hosting jewelry, card making, and Nuno felting classes during the month of April 2012.

On Wednesday, April 18 from 7-8:30 pm Mara Wible will teach a Chan Luu inspired bracelet. In this class you will learn a type of weaving called the ladder stitch. This bracelet is the latest trend. It is casual yet chic and infinitely customizable. All supplies are included to make one bracelet in a variety of colors to choose from. Cost of the class is $20.00 for Art Center members and $25.00 for non-members. This class will also be offered again on Friday, April 27 from noon until 1:30 pm.

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Student Creativity On Display at Chesterton High School

Step-Outside-the-FrameSTEP OUTSIDE THE FRAME Art Exhibit will be presented April 18th, 2012, from 6-8 PM as well as Thursday April 19th 6-8 PM. This special art exhibit is the result of the yearlong creative journey of thirteen Junior and Senior students in the International Baccalaureate and Advanced Art Senior Portfolio program at Chesterton High School. They invite you to celebrate their success by attending and seeing where this journey has taken them!

Each student has created their own gallery space and appointed it with their personal touches to showcase their body of work. Each work has been fueled by their independent research of topics such as abstraction, narrative, and ritual and tradition. They individually explore and experiment with media to expand their own interpretive expression. They record all processes, evidence and reflections in an Investigative Workbook which assists them in the actual creation of each artwork.

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16-Year-Old Gary Dancer to Perform in Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s “Memoria”

Diamond-HarrisDiamond Harris, 16, Gary, South Shore Dance Alliance company member and 10th grade dance major at Wirt-Emerson Performing Arts Academy in Gary, will be performing on stage with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater next week during their Chicago tour. Harris is one of 30 dancers selected from more than 300 who auditioned to perform in the Ailey work titled, “Memoria.”

Harris spent six weeks last summer in New York City at the Ailey School’s summer dance intensive training program, and she is auditioning again this year, hoping to participate once again.

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Bailly Students Win Design Contest

Bailey-Design-Contest-WinnersBailly Elementary students, left to right, Lauren Bannister, Erin Foster and Grace Hannah participated in the Nutrition Association’s (SNA) School Breakfast T-Shirt Contest. As part of SNA’S National School Breakfast Week 2012, students had the opportunity to create their own school breakfast t-shirt design that highlights the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast. Bailly Elementary representatives chose three design winners from all the entries submitted at the school. These student’s winning designs have now been sent to the national level contest.

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Private Collection Showcases the Beauty of Glass

Lubeznik-Lino-RichterAdmirers of art glass have reason for excitement this summer.

Michigan City's Lubeznik Center for the Arts will join venues across the country in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the studio art glass movement with exhibitions and experiences showcasing the unique, and often luminous, medium.

Among Lubeznik Center's offerings is a rare opportunity to tour a private collection that includes works by easily recognized names like Lino Tagliapietra and Dale Chihuly, alongside an impressive list of internationally known glass artists.

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