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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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Tiffany Cleek: Professional Make-up Artist

Check out this video, Aaron Strug's Personal Profile about makeup artist Tiffany Cleek for the Video and Media Productions class at the Porter County Career and Technical Center.

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Four Dancers to be Showcased in June 9 Performance

South-Shore-Dance-Alliance-diamond_harrisOn Saturday, June 9, 2012, 7:30 p.m., the South Shore Dance Alliance (SSDA) will showcase the choreographic works of four student choreographers who have been accepted into prestigious summer dance programs in Chicago, Detroit, and New York City. The performance will take place at SSDA’s studios located at 665 S. Lake Street, Gary, and will take place in conjunction with the Miller Beach Arts and Creative Districts “Pop up Arts” festival which will be held on Lake Street from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. SSDA will apply donations and proceeds from the performance to help offset tuition and other expenses related to their respective summer programs.

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Grand Opening Celebration of J Anderson Gallery & Studio

J-Anderson-Gallery-1Look for the “Bright Periwinkle Blue” building!

Award winning local artist Jeannene Anderson is pleased to announce the grand opening celebration of J Anderson Gallery on Fri, Sat & Sun June 1, 2 & 3, 2012, from noon-5pm. Look for the “Bright Periwinkle Blue” building located at 2315 E Hwy 12 in Michigan City between Friendship Gardens and Karwick Rd near Long Beach.

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Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce: Seeking Arts & Crafts Vendors

crossroads-chamberFriday, June 22nd through Sunday, June 24th is The 2012 Arts & Crafts Festival, which is being combined this year with The Taste of the Region. The Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce is seeking arts & crafts vendors for the Festival. The special $150.00 booth rental rate, which includes free electricity, has been extended until Wednesday, May 23rd. If you reserve your booth by the 23rd, your company’s name will be included in a special Hometown Festival Days newspaper insert being widely distributed.

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High School Students Participate in 2012 Art Show

PHS-2012-Art-Show-1The annual Portage High School Art Show opened to the public on May 16 and runs through May 25. The public is invited to come and view this outstanding show. Each of the six art teachers selected 50 pieces from the works her students created this year.

Opening night included a lovely array of finger foods and punch. A large crowd was there to see the artwork and the Awards Ceremony. First-, second-, and third- place awards were selected in eleven different media. This year’s judge was Jane Lohmeyer, a member of the Education Department at Valparaiso University. Lohmeyer taught art at PHS for many years.

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