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Private Collection Showcases the Beauty of Glass

Lubeznik-Lino-TagliapietraSaturday, June 9, 2012
Light & Flow: Private Collection Tour
10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Complementing our upcoming exhibition, Light & Flow, this tour provides a rare opportunity to view works by easily recognized names like Lino Tagliapietra and Dale Chihuly, alongside an impressive list of internationally known glass artists.

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"Last Sunday" to Explore PNC Sculptures

SSAA-Last-Sunday-1“Last Sunday”
May 27, 2012, 3 – 5 pm
Open to the public
Southern Shore Art Association Gallery
724 Franklin, Michigan City, IN

When the May exhibit, “Color Concept,” closes on Sunday, May 27, the Southern Shore Art Association will initiate its first “Last Sunday”, an informal and informative social event with a short presentation, refreshments and a raffle.

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June First Friday All About Art 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 June 1, 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 June First Friday Artwalk is all about art this month, featuring a mix of jewelry, eclectic and fine art. See, taste, and enjoy all of the offerings at the businesses lining the Uptown Arts District. See the fine works at the Framing Station, Lakeside Gallery West, the Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Threadbenders Quilt Shop, the Southern Shore Art Association and many more. Taste the Tiramisu cupcakes at Arturo’s Baked Goods, delectable cake pops at Urban Soles, and finish with dinner at Maxine’s or Ryan’s Irish Pub.

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Public Voting for Downtown Banner Design

duneland-chamberThe Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce has opened the selection of the design for its Downtown Beautification Banners to the voting public. While in the past the Chamber has selected the banner design, this year designs were solicited from Chesterton High School Students, who were asked to create images that embodied their visions of Duneland.

Voting on the 14 submitted designs is open to the public from Wednesday, May 9th to Friday, May 18th. The designs are available for viewing and voting at Zing Pizzeria, Third Coast Spice Café, George’s Gyros Spot and Red Cup Café, as well as online at under the event listing “Duneland Banner Voting.”

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Celebration of Art Glass Comes to Michigan City

Lubeznik-Powell_Blue-Licking-JitterlThis year marks the 50th anniversary of the development of studio art glass in America. This summer, Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City will join with museums, galleries, art centers and other venues across the country in presenting glass demonstrations, lectures and exhibitions marking this milestone.

The history of American Studio Glass art began with two glass workshops held at the Toledo Museum of Art in 1962. The workshops were taught by Harvey K. Littleton, who, along with scientist Dominick Labino, introduced a small furnace built for glassworking that made it possible for individual artists to work in independent studios. Since 1962, the art of glass has been incorporated into art education, museums, personal collections and many indoor and outdoor installations. Glass is now accepted as an important medium within fine art.

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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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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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