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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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Panel Discussion to Address the Topic "What is Art Anyway?"

Southern-Shore-Art-AssociationAn engaging, perhaps perplexing, topic of “What is Art Anyway?” will be subjected to a critical, informed, opinionated debate by four regional artists at a panel discussion at the Southern Shore Art Association Gallery on Sunday, April 15, from 2 – 4 PM.

Neil Kienitz is a watercolorist, portrait artist and illustrator, well known for the subtle timelessness of emotions he captures in his paintings, posters and illustrations.

Gordon Ligocki is a sculptor and painter. Turning one's mind on, creating dialect and interactive feedback in verbal or art media is what keeps Gordon creative. "Art is breathing....

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Nationally Acclaimed Spoken Word Artist Will Host Local Poetry Slam

Lubeznik-JW-BasiloFirst Fridays @ 5 continue at Lubeznik Center for the Arts on April 6 with a Poetry Slam hosted by writer, performer and humorist, J.W. Basilo.

One of the most sought-after and compelling spoken word artists working today, "Baz" has hosted previous Slams at Lubeznik Center — presiding over an evening of friendly spoken word competition and boisterous audience participation. Past winners include Warsaw’s Stephen Henn and a 14 year old Michigan City High School student in his first performance.

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Jewelry Classes Coming to Chesterton Art Center

CAC-Chan-Luu-BraceletThe Chesterton Art Center is pleased to announce new jewelry classes coming to the Art Center, taught by Mara Wible, formerly of MegaBeads.

On Wednesday, March 21 at 7pm Mara 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 included to make one bracelet in a variety of colors to choose from.

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