Joan Chesterton, Purdue University North Central professor emerita, will give a visual presentation, “Richard Hunt: A Sculptor for Our Time” on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. 2nd St., Michigan City. The Event is sponsored by the Lubeznik Center for the Arts and the Purdue North Central Odyssey 2007-08 Arts and Cultural Events Series.

Midwestern artist Richard Hunt is acclaimed internationally for his soaring figures of flight and freedom. Chesterton’s presentation will include examples of his major works that may be seen in Indiana, Michigan and Illinois.

Chesterton will also offer insight into Hunt’s life and work in his defining years as a student at the Art Institute of Chicago; the key influences that the work of Picasso, Gonzalez and David Smith had on his work; and Hunt’s use of modern, industrial materials and methods.

Chesterton has recently presented ”Sculpture of the 20th and 21st Centuries” and “Trio - Three Looks at American Art” in cooperation with the Lubeznik Center. She has extensive knowledge and experience in art history and education having worked with the Des Moines Art Center and written for and lectured at the Milwaukee Museum of Art. She was director of education at the Dayton Art Institute and has a Master of
Arts degree in Literature and Art History from the University of Illinois.

“Richard Hunt: Past & Present”, on display in the Lubeznik Center for the Arts’ Hyndman Gallery from September 15 through December 9, features work from Hunt’s illustrious career, highlighting examples of the sculptor’s work from the 1970’s to present. Exhibit pieces include a range of major commissions, tiny maquettes, mid-size studio pieces, photographic murals, drawings and prints. Public Reception is Saturday October 6 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and weekends from 11:00 to 4:00.

Also join us for other educational programs in conjunction with the “Richard Hunt: Past & Present” exhibit:
• September 20 at 7:00 pm – Women of Purpose & Power Choir performs gospel music.
• September 29 at 2:00 pm – Family Sculpture-Making Workshop.
A $3 donation is requested for educational programs unless otherwise indicated, and LCA members are admitted free. All events are Chicago time.

Further information about exhibits or events contact the Lubeznik Center by phone at 219-874-4900, email or visit  Information about the Odyssey Arts and Cultural Series can be obtained by contacting Judy Jacobi, PNC director of marketing at 1800-872-1231 ext. 5593.



The Jack and Shirley Lubeznik Center for the Arts
101 W. 2nd St.
Michigan City, IN 46360
Hours: Tu - Fri 10-5, Sat & Sun 11-4, closed Mon.