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**Thursdays the Hyndman Gallery is closed until 2 PM for a weekly civic event.

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Für Sermon

First Friday
Für Sermon
Friday, March 6, 2015
5-8 PM (CST)
Free

Chicago based Für Sermon will perform an eccentric mix of coffee shop acoustic classics with an electric push in the Hyndman Gallery. Performance will begin at 5:30 with a 30 minute break in-between sets. The opening reception for Pipelines & Borderlines will be held in the NIPSCO Education Studios. This exhibition follows in the tradition of Mexican political printmaking by focusing on the Tar Sands in Alberta, Canada and the BP Refinery in Whiting, IN. Read more about this exhibit. Enjoy delicious light bites provided by Shoreline Brewery, bringing a new element to your First Friday experience at LCA. We are thrilled with this new partnership with our valued neighbor. Beverages will be available for a nominal fee as before.
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About Für Sermon:
We started singing together for fun when I started with The Diggity about three years ago and things just fell into place. We started Für Sermon and cranked out an album within a year. We wanted to perform more together acoustically and we are both music nerds, so we decided to incorporate a lot of those old songs that always get stuck in your head but you never knew all the words to into our set. Now we do a mix of original music and really fun and surprising covers that make people's ears perk up a bit. We perform a good mix to appeal to broad audiences. We play a range from old rock and roll songs to more obscure Pop covers. We're motivated by seeing people happy.

 

Artspace Uptown Artist Lofts Kickoff Party

Artspace Uptown Artist Lofts Kickoff Party
Friday, March 13, 2015 
Shovel Ceremony: 5:30 PM (CDT)
Behind the Warren Building 716 Washington Avenue, Michigan City, IN, 46360
Program Reception: 6:30 – 9 PM (CDT)
At Lubeznik Center for the Arts

Please join us in celebrating the groundbreaking of Artspace Uptown Artist Lofts, a new live/work space for artists and their families in the Uptown Arts district located in downtown Michigan City. A reception and brief program at Lubeznik Center for the Arts will immediately follow the groundbreaking ceremony at the Warren building. Enjoy light appetizers, entertainment, and view 12 ART Shovels created by artists from NWI and surrounding areas. Come celebrate a bright future for the resident artist community and Michigan City.

To learn more about Artspace Uptown Artist Lofts and to follow updates, Like their Facebook page.

 

5th Annual Coastline Children’s Film Festival

5th Annual Coastline Children’s Film Festival
Sunday, March 15, 2015
11 AM & 2 PM (CDT)
Free

At 11 AM short animated and live action films from the New York International Children's Film Festival will be shown in a segment titled Kid Flix Mix (suitable for ages 3-8). Kid Flix Mix features the best short films from around the world including Germany, Canada, Russia, Czech Republic, France, and the United States. Films are in English, or are musical, or have no dialogue. At 2 PM LCA will screen, Double Dutch, a documentary (suitable for ages 9 +) that follows Black Magic, one of the greatest 'Double Dutch' teams of all time. Go behind the scenes to see as these girls practice and tour England. Double Dutch is an emotional story about some very unusual girls - charming, funny, touching, and beautiful. Share this event on your Facebook page. For updates on the 2015 festival, visit Coastline's Children Film Festival website or like their Facebook page.

 

Artist’s Online

Artist’s Online
Saturday, March 21
11 AM – 1 PM (CDT)
Free, must register

The first year Amanda Joyner opened her Etsy store it was a flop.  Learn how she went from being an amateur hat maker to a professional milliner, selling hats all over the world. Amanda will share her own experience on Etsy and how she uses social media effectively. 

  • Create an Etsy shop and list items 
  • Properly tag their art for the best SEO (search engine optimization) outcome.  
  • Use social media like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook Pages to promote artwork. 

Call 219.874.4900 or email artinfo@lubeznikcenter.org to register. 

This activity is made possible, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

 

Members Appreciation Event 

Members Appreciation Event 
Friday, March 27, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT) 
Must be a member to attend

LCA programs would not be possible without the support of it’s members. In appreciation, we invite members to enjoy an evening filled with drinks, food, and conversation. Guest speaker Lora Fosberg will speak about her exhibition, Everything Looks Perfect From Far Away, opening July 17 at LCA.

Seating is limited. Call 219.874.4900 to RSVP by March 21.

Not a member? Join today to take part.

 

First Friday - Poetry Slam

First Friday
Poetry Slam
Friday, April 3, 2015
5 – 8 PM (CDT)
Free, Poets must register (details below)

The Poetry Slam invites poets to showcase their works in a raucous audience-juried event. Poets who wish to participate should prepare three original pieces, each under 3 minutes in length. Each poet will be provided the opportunity to present one of their works. In tournament style, poets will be eliminated each round until one is left standing as the Poetry Slam Champion. Poets must register by contacting Janet Bloch at 219-874-4900 or jbloch@lubeznikcenter.org with your contact information.

J.W. Baz returns to host the Poetry Slam. He has participated in many slams across the country and is a sought after host. 

 

Art & Earth Trail

Art & Earth Trail

Find Lubeznik Center for the Arts on the Michigan City/LaPorte loop of Northern Indiana’s Art & Earth Trail. Michigan City offerings include arts, summer theatre, Indiana’s only working lighthouse and a museum in the former lighthouse keeper’s house where you can climb to the top for a far-reaching view. Further inland, the historic community of LaPorte shows off its past in the holiday home tour and at a train museum where you can ride the rails. Along the way, you’ll meet miniature horses; discover fine dining, an old-fashioned ice cream parlor and a classic Italian restaurant that will deliver your dinner to the beach. Over 150 studios, galleries, markets, specialty shops and lodgings are participating. Learn more at the Art & Earth Trail website.

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