SCHOOL CHILDREN SERVED:
► 700 Safe Harbor After School Students and Boys & Girls Club of Michigan City members are provided with visual, musical and performance art instruction at 7 sites three times a week; 20 on-site visits to the Center are scheduled for Safe Harbor and Boys & Girls Club children; and 14 family art nights for Safe Harbor students, Boys & Girls Club members and their families are scheduled for the school year;
► 400 children enrolled in the LaPorte County Youth Serving Agencies’ and Boys & Girls Club's summer camps receive visual, musical and performance art instruction;
► 120 pre-school children enrolled with the Michigan City Area Schools have on-site arts programming and exhibit tours at the Center;
► Stepping Stones’ women and their children are partners with the Center for on-site exhibit tours and programs;
► Success in Learning students (a PNC summer program with Michigan City Area Schools) are scheduled for on-site art activities at the Center;
► The Center and Michigan City Area School District are partners so that teachers can more easily schedule class room visits to the Lubeznik Center for on-site arts programming and have their students’ art work exhibited at the Center;
► The Lubeznik Center is the identified regional arts provider for home-schooled children and schedules weekly art instruction for home schoolers from the area;
► The Center is developing a partnership with the Lighthouse Academy charter schools in Gary (and soon in Michigan City) for class room visits to the Lubeznik Center for on-site arts programming and exhibits.
► The Center is continuing to build a relationship with school children in LaPorte and southern LaPorte County. The LaPorte County libraries have been partners in that outreach.
OTHER COMMUNITY OUTREACH:
► The Lubeznik Center provides weekly performance and/or visual arts education to clients of Michiana Resources;
► Clients from both Michiana Resources and Opportunity Enterprises have their artwork on exhibit in the Lubeznik Center;
► Artwork by students for the LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra and the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra is exhibited at the Center;
► The Lubeznik Center is developing a partnership with El Puente to provide arts programming for children whose parents enroll in the evening “English As a Second Language” classes in LaPorte and Michigan City;
► The Lubeznik Center for the Arts works with the Indiana Department of Corrections to provide arts programming for inmates at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City, as well as adolescent boys at Camp Summit in LaPorte County. Regardless of their convictions and conditions creativity endures for a number of these offenders.
The results of ISP programs can be seen in a series of exhibits entitled "Visions from Prison" are exhibited in the Lubeznik Center galleries and on the LCA website. Ongoing art programs at ISP and Camp Summit continue to provide art enrichment activities designed to cultivate positive forms of expression, which have often not been a part of the lives of many of these individuals.
A selection of poetry originating from inside the cells at the Indiana State Prison represents a small portion of the words actually written.