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Saturday, April 28, 5-7 p.m.
SIP AND LEARN: A WINE SEMINAR
British wine critic Michael Broadbent summed up one of life's greater joys when he observed, "Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life's most civilized pleasures." Thanks to the extreme generosity of our fellow ArtMakers Ann and David Buhner, you will have the opportunity to do precisely that as we gather at the LCA on Saturday, April 28, for a private wine seminar led by David Buhner. He will share his insights regarding over fifteen distinctive and rare wines from the Buhner's extensive collection. As we learn about each wine, we will also explore the subtleties of "pairing" a fine wine with the appropriate fine food. We will sample culinary treats chosen and prepared by chef and caterer Jane Cooperman to be the perfect match to each wine we savor. We provide the good wine and the good food; you just come and contribute the good company! PLEASE RSVP BY FRIDAY, APRIL 20, BY CALLING THE LCA AT 1 -219-874-4900.
Saturday, June 23, 5:30-10 p.m.
Our ArtBash committee is already hard at work planning this year's gala to assure that you and your fellow LCA friends have a fabulous evening of refreshment and entertainment and that the LCA's main annual fundraiser is a great success! At this point, we just want to make sure that you know the date and the location: June 23, 5:30 to 10 p.m., in the Stardust Event Center at the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City. As the details fall into place, your personalized invitation will be arriving in your mail!
Sunday, July 15, 3- 5 p.m.
"SUNDAY IN THE GARDEN WITH JOHN"
With apologies to Georges Seurat, we simply could not resist the name of this midsummer stroll through the expansive and enchanting sculpture garden of sculptor John Habela and his wife Linda Olson. Many of us are familiar with his large metal sculpture, American Gothic, on 8th Street in Michigan City. With his impressive work installed throughout their garden in full bloom, John will lead us, wine in hand, on a leisurely tour of this work and his studio, sharing his inspirations and insights and answering any questions we may have about his creative process. The Habelas' home and garden are located at 1127 N. 400 E. in Chesterton, Indiana. Dust off those straw hats and bonnets, and prepare for a midsummer amble through the garden with John! PLEASE RSVP BY JULY 1 BY CALLING THE LCA AT 1- 219-874-4900.
Saturday & Sunday, August 18 & 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
LUBEZNIK ARTS FESTIVAL
The annual Lubeznik Arts Festival will be here again before you know it! Much more information will be coming to you as the selection of artists is completed.
Friday, September 7, 4-5 p.m. for ArtMakers; 5-8 p.m. for all.
"FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER: ANKO Fashion Show and Disco Dance Party
Welcome to the world of "haute couture," a retrospective collection of exclusive and embellished high-end fashions from the 80's, constructed of unique high quality fabrics with signature accents. Our community is blessed to have a designer whom this description fits perfectly: ANKO (Anneke Dekker-Olthof), owner of the design boutique ANKO Fashions which flourished for years in downtown Michigan City and at several other ANKO-ALSO stores around the Midwest. Anneke has provided her archival private design collection from the 80's as an anchor to the First Friday event in September at the LCA. The public will be treated to an informal fashion show followed by an evening of music and disco dancing! Think 80's!
As ArtMakers, we will also enjoy a private cocktail hour prior to this First Friday event when we will be able to enjoy wine, beer, and special refreshments as we hear from Anneke about her stunning designs and get in the spirit for an evening of Friday Night Fever! PLEASE RSVP BY SEPTEMBER 1 BY CALLING LCA AT 1-219-874-4900.
Thursday - Sunday, September 27-30
EXPO CHICAGO 2018, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, is coming to Navy Pier in Chicago. As LCA ArtMakers, you will receive your VIP admission package which will open the doors to the literally countless arts events taking place at Navy Pier as well as across the city throughout all four days of this world-renowned exhibition. Your packet will include an invitation to the Opening Preview Night on Thursday, September 27. You will be hearing much more about EXPO CHGO as the dates near, but do check out all the exciting details at www.expochicago.com.
Thursday - Sunday, November 1-4
SOFA (Sculpture Objects Functional Art & Design)
Our ArtMakers 2018 season will conclude with SOFA, the amazing exhibition of sculpture, objects and functional art (hence SOFA). Held at Navy Pier in Chicago, its opening night party and its countless booths filled with treasures from around the globe make it the perfect pre-holiday season outing! Because you are an LCA ArtMaker, you will be receiving your VIP admissions packet which will admit you to everything from the opening night party on November 1 through the last moment for holiday shopping on November 4. Although your packet will arrive next fall, do check out SOFA now at www.sofaexpo.com.