About Us
Exhibits & Galleries
What's Happening
Education
Membership
Volunteer
Gifts & Shopping
General Info
Facility Rental

Lubeznik Center For The Arts

Exhibition Gallery and Gallery Shop Hours (Central)
**Weekdays 10:00-5:00
Weekends 11:00-4:00

Thursdays until 10-7 PM* (Memorial Day – Labor Day)

Admission: FREE
($3 donation appreciated)

Special Hours

Sign Up Now

Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube

IAC

Recent Events

 

Gallery Talks
July 8, 2017
10-11 am

Free

Exhibitions Curator, CarolAnn Brown, will provide and overview of the exhibition and "Home" exhibiting artist, Doreen Maloney, will discuss her installation "Lanternhouse: No Place Like Home", and her process.

 

First Friday: Opening Reception
July 7, 2017
5-8 pm 
Free

Join us for the opening reception of Home, a 16-artist national juried exhibition exploring the concept of home in all media. Also opening is photographer Patty Carroll's striking series, Anonymous Women.

 

ArtBash 2017: Havana Nights
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa | Stardust Event Center
Cocktails & food stations open at 5:30

Tickets through June 9:
INDIVIDUAL $150  |  TABLE OF 10 $1500
(ticket prices after June 10: $165 | $1650)

Learn more about Sponsorship Opportunities here.

Come celebrate Havana Nights and Cuban culture at LCA’s premier fundraising event of the year! Bid by text during the interactive auction, buy a chance to grab the best bottle of wine or spirits, enjoy the Latin dance showcase, shimmy and shake with your date and much more. Former ABC7 anchor Ron Magers will join us again as the ArtBash MC for the evening. Impact the arts in MC for adults and kids by purchasing your tickets today. All proceeds benefit LCA programs and exhibitions.

Attire: summer chic or dress for a hot Havana night

Party on! Book your Blue Chip hotel room by June 2 by calling 888-879-7711.
June 24 | $189 Blue Chip Tower | $219 Spa Blue Tower

Join the conversation on social media with #YouHadMeAtHavana

 

First Friday | LOK Young Artists’ Expo
June 2 | 5-8 PM (CDT)
Free


Come join us for a family-friendly showcase of the region’s most talented visual art students. Through the partnership of LCA & LOK Wishing Tree Foundation we proudly present:

  • An exhibition of student artwork until July 14
  • A violin performance by students from Pine Elementary
  • A dance performance by after-school students from Marsh Elementary
  • Chicago rapper, Ridgio
  • A dance performance by South Shore Dance Alliance

Performances begin at 6 PM (CDT)

Special thanks to our March First Friday Media Sponsors WIMS AM 1420 "The Talk of the South Shore" and WHFB AM 1060 "Southwest Michigan's Great Radio".

 

 

LCA Member and Volunteer Appreciation Evening
Friday, May 19 | 5:30 - 7:30PM
Lubeznik Center for the Arts


LCA invites current members and volunteers for an evening of celebration and thanks. Enjoy a bountiful spread of delectable hors d'oeuvres, refreshments and a special performance by authors Mary Dean Cason and Greg Fraley.

Learn more about the positive impact LCA has on the community and how your membership and volunteer efforts make it possible. We will also celebrate two volunteers who generously offer their time and talent to help LCA further its mission.

This is an event for current Members & Volunteers. If you are not sure whether you are a current member please contact artinfo@lubeznikcenter.org to confirm. Please do not bring non-member guests unless they are prepared to become members at the event. Questions: please email Lori Gonzalez or call 219.874.4900.

RSVP - Click Here!

 

 

Gallery Talks
May 13, 2017
12-1 pm

Free

Curators discuss the work behind Seeking Location: Mapping & Borders in Art.

 

 

Hacienda Give-Back Day
May 9, 2017
11am - 10pm

Bring the entire family to dine at Hacienda when a percentage of your bill goes to support LCA! To participate, you'll need to present Hacienda Tokens. Click here to print or pick them up at our Front Desk.

 

 

First Friday
May 5, 2017
5-8 pm 
Free

Students and staff of Dimensions School of Social Dance (Chesterton, IN) will put on a fabulous show including the cha cha, salsa, samba, rumba, and more!

Dimensions School of Social Dance has been teaching singles and couples to dance since 2014 and offers private lessons, group classes and parties. Our instructors can help anyone see how dancing can be simple, easy, and fun, and our studio provides a warm, welcoming social environment for dancers to mix and mingle. We teach all forms of social dancing, from tango to swing, salsa to waltz, and everything in between. Cash bar. Free admission.

Special thanks to our March First Friday Media Sponsors WIMS AM 1420 "The Talk of the South Shore" and WHFB AM 1060 "Southwest Michigan's Great Radio".

 

 

Give-Back Dinner | Bentwood Tavern
April 26, 2017
5-10 pm (EST)

Dine at Bentwood Tavern in New Buffalo on Wednesday, April 26, when 50% of all food and beverage revenue goes to benefit LCA! Reservations can be made by calling (269) 469.1699.

 

 

Gallery Talks
April 8, 2017
12-1 pm

Free

Co-Curator, Suzanne Cohan-Lange, will provide and overview of the exhibition and exhibiting artists Michele Corazzo, Victoria Fuller, and Priscilla Lynch will talk about their work & process.

 

First Friday: Poetry Slam
April 7, 2017
5-8 pm 
Free

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 Hannah Hammond-Hagman at 219-874-4900 or hhammond@lubeznikcenter.org with your contact information.

 

 

 

Give-Back Night | 100 Washington
March 12, 2017
5-9 pm

Dine at 100 Washington (our next door neighbors!) and a percentage of your total bill will benefit LCA!

 

Ronny Cox
MARCH 12 | 5-7pm (CDT)
Members $12 | Non-Members $15

With Support From The Purdue University Northwest English Department: Dean Ron Corthell, Purdue University Northwest and Lucrecia and Jerry Holt, Purdue University Northwest.

Ronny Cox returns to LCA for an intimate performance. In 2014, Cox delighted audiences with his approachable charm and storytelling. The actor turned musician is best known for his dueling banjo performance in “Deliverance”. Acting in over 125 films and television shows, the actor turned to music with his first album self titled, “Ronny Cox” debuting in 1993. Cash bar. Seats are limited.

 

 

Gallery Talks
March 11, 2017
12-1 pm

Free

CarolAnn Brown, LCA’s Exhibitions Curator, will provide the tour and overview, and exhibiting artist Michael x. Ryan will talk more in-depth about his process and work.

 

First Friday w/ Fragile Soul
March 3, 2017
5-8 pm 
Free

Peruse the galleries and enjoy a live performance by indie duo Fragile Soul. Cash bar.

Special thanks to our March First Friday Media Sponsors WIMS AM 1420 "The Talk of the South Shore" and WHFB AM 1060 "Southwest Michigan's Great Radio".

 

 

Family Program
February 11, 2017
1-2:30 pm
Free

Enjoy this family workshop and gallery tour led by Education Director Hannah Hammond-Hagman.

 

 

 

 

Gallery Talks
February 11, 2017
12-1 pm

Free

Join us for our new 2nd Saturday of the month Gallery Talks. Co-curator Jane Cooperman will discuss the work behind Seeking Location: Mapping & Borders in Art. Admission is free.

 

 

First Friday Opening Reception | Seeking Location: Mapping & Borders in Art
February 3, 2017
5-8 pm

Free

Join us for the opening reception of Seeking Location: Mapping & Borders in Art. Also opening is Carole Stodder's exhibition Origins, and Inspired to Inspire featuring works by the Michigan City Area Schools art teachers. Admission is free. Cash bar.

As part of the opening reception, Eric Souther, USB Assistant Professor of New Media, will perform “Ritual to Cleanse Neoliberalism”, an eight-minute piece involving two synthesizers whose sonic elements are linked to projected imagery. Souther will introduce his work and will offer a Q&A following the performance. Learn more about Eric's work, click here.

Exhibiting artists Joel Sheesley and Hector Duarte will also speak briefly about their work.

 

First Friday: Open Mic
Friday, January 6, 2017
5-8 pm

Poets, musicians, rappers, and comedians take the stage at LCA! This open mic is one of our most popular First Fridays featuring burgeoning talent from the region. Come see experienced and novice performers as you enjoy the current exhibitions and a cash bar. Performer registration is already full. Performers still interested in performing will be put on a waiting list when they register online.

 

 

 

Holiday Artisan Market
November 19 - January 7, 2017
During regular hours: M-F 10-5 & Weekends 11-4 (central time)


Shop for handmade, finely crafted items perfect for holiday gift-giving including offerings from some of the Midwest's finest craftspeople. Put the art into holiday shopping at this annual showcase. Shop early for the best selection! Proceeds benefit LCA's educational outreach!

 

 

 

First Friday: Pre-release book signing with photographer Patty Carroll
Friday December 2 | 5-8 pm

Join us to celebrate the release of Patty Carroll's new book. Books are set to release in January 2017, so this is a special opportunity to grab your advance copy! Books will be available for purchase and you can have yours signed by Patty. Patty will speak at 6PM.

 

 

 

 

Docent-led Tour
Saturday, December 10
11 am

Get an in-depth look at The Hunt-The Prey-The Spirit exhibition with artist, educator and LCA docent, Dorothy Graden. Enjoy cookies and coffee. Admission is free.

 

 

 

#Giving Tuesday
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
All Day – Online


#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Show your support of LCA, by making your tax-deductible donation on this day. Donate: online, call 219.874.4900, or donate in person at LCA.

 

Holiday Artisan Market Members' Preview
Saturday, November 19, 2016
10 am - Noon (CST)

[must be a current LCA member to attend]

LCA members are invited to an exclusive sneak-peak shopping event at our 7th annual Holiday Artisan Market on November 19 from 10 am to Noon (CST). Members will enjoy a 10% discount on everything in the market plus complimentary cookies and gift bagging throughout the event. Not yet a member? Join or renew today!

 

The Dog and the Jet Ski Book Signing
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Noon
Free

Bring your kids for a reading by author Dr. James B. Dworkin who is an educator and chancellor emeritus of Purdue University North Central. The Dog and the Jet Ski is his second children's book following The Dog and the Dolphin released in 2014. Purchase your copy at the reading so Dr. Dworkin can sign it!

 

 

 

 

Karaoke Contest
Saturday, November 19, 2016
7pm-10pm
Free

Bust out your car singing voice during this karaoke contest on November 19 at LCA! Become a contestant by emailing a video link of your performance to mike.green@sevenoks.com and have a chance to win $250! Vote for your favorite contestant at $5 per vote or $20 for six. All proceeds benefit LCA. Enjoy a cash bar. Sponsored by The Rotary Club of Michigan City. It's sure to be an awesome night!

 

Eat Bread to Raise Dough
Location: Panera Bread 
5673 S Franklin St. Michigan City, IN 46360
Thursday, November 10, 2016
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM (CST)


Must have flyer present or saved on phone 
Download Flyer Here

Show your support for LCA by eating at Panera Bread on November 10th. Panera Bread will donate a percentage of its sales during the event when you present this flyer: download flyer
The more participants that show up, the more money LCA receives. 

20-30 Flyers: 10% of net sales will go to LCA
31-49 Flyers: 15% of net sales will go to LCA
50+ flyers: 20% of net sales will to LCA

 

 

First Friday: Dia de los Muertos with Ballet Folklorico Tapiatio of Northwest Indiana
Friday, November 4 | 5-8PM

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with performances by Ballet Folklorico Tapatio, comprised of regional student dancers. The company preserves Mexican cultural heritage and traditions through dance. Performances begin at 6pm. Cash bar.

Sunday Supper with Farms Forks & Foodies
Sunday, October 16 | 4:30-7:30 PM

Tickets $60

A four-course harvest dinner with ingredients grown or produced in Indiana. This family-style dinner will feature the culinary delights of Shoreline Brewery's Chef Barry, plus an entertaining and educational conversation with rockstar food supplier Greg Gunthorp, author and renowned journalist David Hoppe, and successful restaurateur, Joe Vuskovich. Dress for comfort, because after all, it's a Sunday supper with friends.

tickets + more information

 

First Friday: Opening Reception
Friday, October 7 | 5-8PM

Join us and meet the artists for the opening reception of The Hunt-The Prey-The Spirit, an all-woman show focused on the portrayal of animals. Also opening, Susan Henshaw's exhibition in the NIPSCO Art Education Studios. Enjoy nibbles, a cash bar and like-minded conversation as you peruse the galleries.

 

 

 

Project Simple: a Conversation
Thursday, September 22 | 6 PM

Free

Learn more about the stories and photographs behind the current exhibition, Project Simple: Capturing Silent Conversations, with the artists Chelsea Nix and Mariano Cortez.

 

Closing the Gap
Tuesday, September 20 | 7pm

Closing the Gap is the title of a motivational and strategic talk by Sergio Gomez, artist and gallery director in Chicago and Dr. Yanina Gomez, a psychologist who specializes in practical resources for artists. They will share personal stories on how to face obstacles in your creative life.  Sergio Gomez is well-known in northwest Indiana and the Chicago art community as the owner and director of 33 Contemporary Gallery and curator of exhibitions at the Zhou B Art Center, one of the most vibrant art communities in Chicago. The presentation will offer a practical application for those who wish to enrich their professional lives.

 

 

First Friday with Peter Aglinskas
Friday, September 2 | 5-8pm

Back by popular demand! Recipient of the Chicago Cultural Department’s “Artists International” Award, Peter Aglinskas infuses his music with elements from the contemporary worlds of jazz, funk and rock, with technique firmly rooted in the classical music tradition. Enjoy Peter’s sultry solo guitar stylings while you peruse the galleries. Free admission & cash bar.

 

LUBEZNIK ART & ARTISAN FESTIVAL
August 20 & 21, 2016
Tickets $8 advance | $10 at gate | $15 two-day pass
FREE for LCA members & children under 12

Situated by the shores of Lake Michigan on the grounds of LCA, contemporary artists and galleries will exhibit and sell their work. Enjoy a variety of mouth-watering cuisines as well as wine and beer. A music pavilion featuring genres from jazz, funk, Americana and more. Keep an eye out for “creative happenings” all weekend long.

All components of the festival will be interwoven throughout our property so festival-goers will come for a particular component but become immersed in the entire experience – an experience that is firmly anchored in the LCA’s mission and vision: interweaving visual art, performance, culinary arts, artisans with an edgy, contemporary sensibility. The Festival will include: art galleries, artisans, food and drinks, music, and artist activations.

more info

 

AVANT: an evening of Serious Moonlight
August 19, 2016
5-9:30pm (CDT)
Tickets $50

AVANT is the LAAF opening night preview fundraiser. Enjoy a wine reception with the exhibitions artists and peruse their work before festival goers. All proceeds benefit LCA exhibitions, events, programs and education outreach across the region.

more info & tickets

 

 

Third Thursdays: Kick It with the Curator
Thursday, August 18 | 6-7pm
Free

Kick it with LCA's Curator of Exhibitions, CarolAnn Brown, as she gives an exclusive guided tour of our current exhibitions. Only on the Third Thursday of the month.

 

 

Indigan Storytelling
Friday August 12, 2016
Doors 6pm | Event 7pm

Stories of summer, sand and soul!

Indigan Storyteller takes the stage at LCA. A mix of nine storytellers will perform - some from the local area and some with a national following. Featured storytellers include Mary Dean Cason, Kate Ryan, Deauke Robbens, and Roger Batton.

Three Indigan Storytellers will open the show, then Mary Dean Cason will host an open mic in the middle of the event for three audience members whose names will be drawn to deliver a five minute story! There will be a prize for the audience story that gets the most applause. So, gather your friends and supporters, get their tickets in advance and load the audience with your team.

Cash bar and light snacks provided. Doors open at 6pm CDT and stories begin at 7pm.

Purchase advance admission tickets for $10. $12 at the door.

more info & tickets

 

 

August First Friday
Friday, August 5, 2016
5-8pm

Enjoy current exhibitions, a cash bar and live music from rocker Vessy Mink/Hot Noise. Afterwards, join us for a special reception for the Soul Steppers and Soul Children of Chicago, with light bites provided by Mucho Mas.

 

ArtBash 2016
Politics: A Spoof

Saturday, July 9, 2016
5:30 PM (CDT)

individual tickets $175 | table for ten $1650

ArtBash is LCA’s premier fundraiser designed to strengthen our continued arts leadership in the region through exhibitions, outreach education and community initiatives. Proceeds generated through ArtBash enable LCA to deliver art, music and dance for over 800+ children and adults weekly, provide leadership to local economic development initiatives, and mount nine outstanding contemporary art exhibitions annually.

ArtBash 2016 will be a satirical evening of political spoofery featuring improv comedy by The Second City Works along with:

  • Cocktails and food stations
  • Michigan City High School Wolf Pack Marching Band performs
  • Bid by text during the interactive auction 
  • “Americana” basket raffle
  • Presidential trivia
  • And much more!!!
  • Help make a difference to those with limited access to the arts

more info & buy tickets

 

First Friday: New Exhibitions & Fragile Soul
Friday, July 1, 2016 | 5-8pm (CDT)

Performances begin at 6pm
Free

Daryl Thetford's Conversations with Chaos is a compelling body of photo collage work that is informed by the richness of the psyche, while minimalist painter, Ezra Siegel uses plaster, graphite and multiple washed to create tones, shapes and textures as shown in Moment in Time. Chicago installation artist Lucy Slivinski uses a vast array of found and recycled materials to create conceptual constructions represented in The Rebirth of How along the LCA promenade. All set to the smooth sounds of singer/songwriter band Fragile Soul, this is sure to be a First Friday you won't want to miss!

 

The Art of You
Thursday, June 9, 2016 | 5:30-8pm (CDT)

Admission is free, donations encouraged
Please RSVP to artinfo@lubeznikcenter.org or 219.874.4900

This girls’ night out is all about YOU!  Shop and support LCA.

  • Summer fashions with the Luxe Wagon
  • Unique clothing & accessories by Darling Boutique, plus models showing off their great looks
  • Pop-up workout wear boutique by Barre and Beyond
  • Complimentary blowouts and makeovers by Timothy Jeffrey Salon*, plus stock up on Aveda products. *First come, first served, limited availability.
  • Savor the cash bar featuring a delicious signature cocktail and light bites catered by Shoreline Brewery

share on facebook

 

First Friday
LOK Wishing Tree Foundation:
LOK Young Artists’ Expo
Friday, June 3, 2016
5 – 8 PM (CDT)

Performances begin at 6 PM (CDT)
Free

Come join us for a family-friendly, multimedia showcase of artwork by youth in LCA programming in partnership with LOK Wishing Tree Foundation. Violin performance by Pine Elementary students. Dance performances by the South Shore Dance Alliance. View artwork from students in the region in the NIPSCO Art Education Studios. Light bites catered by Shoreline Brewery.

 

Brincka Cross Garden
427 E Furness Road, Michigan City, IN
Saturday, May 14 | 10:30 AM (CDT)

With spring finally here, we thought that our Art Makers might hunger for a rare opportunity to savor its sights, sounds, and fragrances, and so we have planned one just for you! We are very pleased to invite you to join with your fellow Art Makers on a private, personalized tour of the Brincka Cross Gardens and Home, a local treasure located just down the road.

Honored this past January by the Indiana Parks and Recreation Association for being an outstanding facility with a truly unique variety of flora and fauna species, this garden was created from its inception as an exquisite piece of botanical artwork. It was designed and installed over a span of four decades by artist Bill Brincka, an artist and professor at the Art Institute of Chicago, and his partner and LCA Board member, Basil Cross.

To enrich our understanding and enjoyment of this singular natural site, our tour will be led by renowned expert in botanical hybridizing, Olga Petryszyn, who will help us to grasp the artistry in the execution of such a distinctive garden. We will begin and conclude our tour in the Frank Lloyd Wright- inspired home which served as the Brincka-Cross residence until it was donated in 2006 to the Porter County Parks system. We will gather for coffee and a brief introduction to our tour at 10:30 in the home and conclude around noon with a catered lunch and a champagne toast to the glories of spring and this truly singular example of the art of nature.

 

The Art of the Beverage | Episode One: War of the Wines
Friday, May 13, 2016 | 6:00 9:00 PM (CDT)
$10(+ fee) advance | $15 at the door
participation is geared towards young professionals

Join us for a fun evening while local wineries compete for bragging rights. Enjoy wines throughout the night in a blind tasting from Round Barn Winery and St. Julian Winery. No worries, there are no blindfolds involved the wines will be concealed. Vote for your favorite selections in three categories: red, sweet red and white. Winners in each category and “Best in Show” will be announced at the end of the evening. Light bites catered by Shoreline Brewery. Visit lubeznikcenter.org to purchase advance tickets online until 5pm on May 13 (note: online tickets include a minimal processing fee).

Event co-chairs: Marie Claire Foster & Sam Lubeznik

Purchase tickets
Share on Facebook!

 

First Friday: Opening Reception
Out of Shadows, Signatures of All Things, and Discarded Memories
May 6 | 5 8 PM (CDT)

Free

Out of Shadows (Hyndman Gallery) features paper installations by Yoonshin Park and Richard Shipps. Park creates the paper in her installations, whereas Shipps cuts it. Their installations convey a fragile balance, yet can be shaped to create a complex volume, surface, and presence. Signatures of All Things (Brincka/Cross Gallery) features re-configured found images that have been turned into ambiguous narrative collages by artist Doug Stapleton. Discarded Memories (Susan Block Gallery) features recycled mixed media pieces by Kass Copeland. She creates her work by re-constructing discarded furniture and household items found in the alleys of her Chicago neighborhood. Meet the artists and enjoy light bites catered by Shoreline Brewery.

Learn more about the artists and their work.

Share this event on Facebook!

 

Michigan City Area Schools Student Art Exhibit 
April 1 – May15, 2016
Large NIPSCO Art Education Studio
Reception: Thursday, April 21, 4:30 - 6:30 PM (CDT)

Impressive in both quality and quantity, this striking display of art and fine crafts includes 2-D and 3-D pieces by kindergarten through 6th grade students. Created in the art rooms of the Michigan City public elementary schools, this exhibit features a number of art media including paint, clay, chalk pastels, and paper.

 

 

 

First Friday
Poetry Slam – Hosted by J.W. Baz
Friday, April 1, 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. Baz has been a National and World Poetry Slam finalist, one half of the poetry/comedy duo Beard Fight (with Dan Sully), and has appeared on NPR, CBS, in the Chicago Tribune, and numerous literary journals. He is also the Executive Director of Chicago Slam Works, a non-profit dedicated to producing the finest shows in Chicago's live literature community.

 

First Friday
Wide Open Mic – Hosted by Tim Rounds
Friday, March 4, 2016 | 5 - 8 PM (CST)

Free - Register by March 1 to participate

Don't drop the mic! Poets, musicians, rappers, and comedians will face their fears as they take the “stage” at LCA during Open Mic night. Come see experienced and novice performers. Performer registration is currently full. Performers who are still interested in performing will be put on a waiting list when they register online below.

Information for performers: Check in will be at 4:30 PM, performances run from 5 to 7:30 PM. Please note that we anticipate allowing 10 minute time slots per performance, however, this is subject to change depending on the number of registrants.

Questions? Email Tim Rounds at  whaddayaneed@gmail.com.

Join and share the even on Facebook.

 

Family Workshop: Chinese Calligraphy
Tuesday, February 16 | 5-6:30 PM (CST)
$5 admission for one adult and 2 children (must be at least 9 years of age)
$5 for each additional adult

Limited enrollment - must register

In celebration of the Chinese New Year, join guest artist Libby Lai-Bun Chiu, for a workshop on Chinese Calligraphy. Participants will learn the origin and sample vocabulary of Chinese ideographs. Chinese writing brushes, ink and rice paper will be provided. Register by calling 219.874.4900 or by emailing Education Director, Janet Bloch at jbloch@lubeznikcenter.org.

Join and share the event on Facebook.

 

First Friday
February 5 | 5-8 PM (CST)
Opening Reception: Abstruse Daydreaming & Placebo
Free

Abstruse Daydreaming
 (Hyndman Gallery) features fiber scapes by Meredith Setser and contemporary abstract paintings by Jay Zerbe. Setser’s installations resemble various ecosystems and landscape formations. Zerbe’s abstract paintings are informed by chaos with order and derived by the landscape. Placebo (Bricka/Cross and Susan Block Galleries) features interactive sculptures by Jonah Ortiz that explore how we relate to objects and become desensitized by convenience, experience and time. Meet the artists and enjoy light bites.

Learn more about the exhibitions and artists.

Share this event with friends on Facebook!

 

Holiday Artisan Market   
November 21, 2015 – January 2, 2016
During regular hours: M-F 10-5 & Weekends 11-4 (central time)


Shop for handmade, finely crafted items perfect for holiday gift giving including offerings from some of the Midwest's finest craftspeople. Put the art into holiday shopping at this annual showcase. Shop early for the best selection! Funds will benefit LCA's Education Outreach! 

 

 

Eat Bread to Raise Dough
Location: Panera Bread 
5673 S Franklin St. Michigan City, IN 46360
Thursday, December 10, 2015
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM (CST)

Must have flyer present or saved on phone 
Download Flyer Here.

Show your support for LCA by eating at Panera Bread on December 10th. Panera Bread will donate a percentage of its sales during the event when you present this flyer: download flyer. The more participants that show up, the more money LCA receives. 

20-30 Flyers: 10% of net sales will go to LCA
31-49 Flyers: 15% of net sales will go to LCA
50+ flyers: 20% of net sales will to LCA

 

First Friday
December 4 | 5-8 PM (CST)
Gerry Hundt: Legendary one-man band
Music starts at 5:30 PM
Free

Gerry Hundt is a wunderkind of a blues and old-timey music multi-instrumentalist who plays as many roles as he does instruments, performing as a bandleader as well as a sideman, in full bands, quartets, trios, duos and solo. But his “Legendary One-Man Band” has become Hundt’s alter ego, just as, say, Spiderman is Peter Parker’s. And to see him in action on his guitar/harmonica/bass drum/snare rig one wonders if Hundt was bitten by a radioactive boll weevil in his youth, enabling him to tear it up on his own terms, transforming from merely Gerry Hundt, musician, into “Gerry Hundt the Legendary One-Man Band,” sprouting stringed instruments, rack attachments and foot devices, and bursting into a set of hot, rag-time blues. See a preview of Gerry Hundt’s One-Man Band by visiting this link.

Exhibitions currently on view include watercolors by LCA Area Artists Association, Julia Holmass (Small NIPSCO Art Education Studio). “Painting allows me to slow down and observe my surroundings – to experience the play of light and color.  Unlike the process of taking photographs, painting connects me directly to what I see.” Holmass explains. Also on exhibit at LCA Edra Soto: Tropicalamerican (Hyndman Gallery) which features a series of flags and chairs made by applying traditional crafting techniques to untraditional formats. Bernard Williams: Hard Driving (Hyndman Gallery) features an installation that focuses on a life-size car sculpture, constructed from plywood. The car, titled: Scott Car is a tribute to NASCAR’s first Black driver, Wendell Scott. Chris Silva: Human Mess (Brincka/Cross and Susan Block Galleries) features an array of mixed-media work. "Colony Collapse" is a piece in which I am meditating on concerns which are constantly bubbling beneath my general mission to create things of beauty. I'm troubled with the dysfunctional ways in which people treat each other and our environment.” Silva explains. “This sort of audio/visual blues composition is an expression of that concern. It is my way of mourning the destruction I'm seeing while trying to contribute to the activism which I feel is necessary to turn the tide on it.”

 

#Giving Tuesday
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
All Day – Online


#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Show your support of LCA, by making your tax-deductible donation on this day. Donate: online, call 219.874.4900, or donate in person at LCA.

 

 

 

LCA Members' Holiday Preview
Saturday, November 21, 2015  
10 am - Noon (CST)
Must be a member

LCA members are invited to an exclusive sneak-peak shopping event at our 6th annual Holiday Artisan Market on November 21, 10 am to Noon (CST). Enjoy complimentary light bites and gift wrapping throughout the event. Thank you for being a member at LCA. Not a member? Join or renew today!

 

Trim Your Tree: Holiday Artisan Market Opening Day
Saturday, November 21, 2015  
Trim Your Tree, Noon-1 (CST)
Free


Interior designer Marcia Sindone will show you how to wow your family and friends this holiday season with her tree decorating techniques during opening day of our Holiday Artisan Market. Sindone will demonstrate how to morph your tree into a dazzling display with hand-made ornaments and garland featured in LCA’s Gallery Shop. After the event get an early start on your Holiday shopping by browsing through LCA’s Holiday Artisan Market.

 

Fundraiser at Barnes and Noble 
Location: 150 Silhavy Road #120, Valparaiso Market Place Shopping Center, Valparaiso, IN 46383
Sunday, shop in-store November 8, 2015
OR shop online November 8, 2015 – November 13, 2015


Shop at Barnes and Noble in Valparaiso on November 8 and mention you are shopping for the bookfair or show this flyer and a percentage of their sales will go to LCA. The more money Barnes and Nobles makes on that day, LCA will receive a higher percentage.  Unable to shop in-store? Shop online November 8 through November 13 at http://www.bn.com/bookfair and enter LCA’s Bookfair Event ID Number: 11729506

 

First Friday
November 6 | 5-8 PM
"She's Not There"

Free

She's Not There," by Jerry Holt, is a fanciful treatment of the Belle Gunness story that reunites the ensemble company that has performed Holt's local history plays at LCA for the past four years. Returning favorites Steve Becker and Glenn Silver will be joined by Northwest Indiana Stage Legend Kali Rasala-- and LCA's own Sarah Dwight. 

The two-act play is set in 1932, in the early years of the Great Depression.  Although the infamous LaPorte serial killer Belle Gunness has been officially dead since 1908, there have been plenty of "sightings" to indicate that the Gunness may have escaped the fire that supposedly killed her.  At least, that is what hotel proprietor Cletus Snee believes with all his heart.  As for his young and frustrated wife Bathsheba--Not So Much.  The stage is set for these explosive elements:  A blizzard.  A mysterious female visitor who may be Belle herself.  And finally--the appearance of a young J. Edgar Hoover, scouring Indiana for Depression-day outlaws--who will wind up employing a very unusual method to try to determine if Belle Gunness lives! Enjoy light bites catered by Shoreline Brewery.

 

 

Art Education Resource Fair
Saturday, October 17, 2015
10 AM – 2 PM (CDT)
Free - must register
Receive continuing education credits

Elementary educators & administrators from public, private, and home school organizations are invited to join LCA. Participants will learn how to integrate and emphasize academic standards through visual art projects. 

  • Receive two professional growth plan creditable hours towards license renewal
  • Develop tools to bring back to the classroom
  • Create an art project
  • Network with area educators
  • Learn about opportunities for your students

Space is limited. RSVP by calling 219.874.4900 or by emailing artinfo@lubeznikcenter.org. Have Questions? Contact Janet Bloch at 219.874.4900 ext. 203 or jbloch@lubeznikcenter.org.

Sponsored by:

With support from:

 

Third Thursdays

First Friday
October 2 | 5-8 PM (CDT)
Opening Reception

Free

Join us for the opening reception for Bernard Williams, Edra Soto, and Chris Silva's exhibitions. Bernard Williams: Hard Driving features installations that frame American culture in relation to the automobile, unequal competition, and excessive consumption. Edra Soto: Tropicalamerican features a series of flags and chairs that are made by applying traditional crafting techniques to untraditional formats. Chris Silva: Human Mess features an array of mixed media work. Interact with the artists and enjoy light bites catered by Shoreline Brewery. To learn more about these exhibits, visit our upcoming exhibits page by clicking here

 

 

 

Dolly Fund Kickoff Party

Dolly Fund Kickoff Party
Saturday, September 26, 2015
5:30 - 8:30 PM (CDT)

The Dolly Fund is an art education scholarship initiative by Paul Marshall, in honor of his late wife and former LCA director, Dolly Marshall. Dolly had a life long belief that arts education for children was crucial to their development. In partnership with LCA, The Dolly Marshall Memorial Fund at Lubeznik Center for the Arts was created. On September 26, we hope to raise $50,000. At that sum the fund will become a permanent endowment that will produce an annual income for arts education for children who cannot afford class fees. We invite you to join us on September 26 to help permanently support the ever expanding teaching mission of LCA financially.

The evening will feature the following:

5:30 PM – Wine reception, Hors d’oeuvres, Live Music by the Billy Foster Duo, and Silent Auction

7:00 PM – A brief presentation of Dolly’s life and her love of the arts

7:30 PM – Raise your paddle for Dolly & LCA

If you are unable to attend the event, but would like to donate to the fund, you can do so below.

online

 

Third Thursdays

Third Thursdays
September 17 | 5 - 7 PM
Free

Reese Ryzewski, author of The Yoga ABCs, will lead a yoga session for kids and their families. Participants will learn relaxation techniques they can use throughout the new school year. Ryzewski’s book is available for purchase in the Gallery Shop for $10. All guests will receive 10% off of Gallery Shop items during the event.

 

 

Peter Aglinskas

Peter Aglinskas
Friday, September 4, 2015
5 - 8 PM (CDT)
Free

Back by popular demand! Recipient of the Chicago Cultural Department’s “Artists International” Award, Peter Aglinskas infuses his music with elements from the contemporary worlds of jazz, funk and rock, with technique firmly rooted in the classical music tradition. Enjoy Peter’s sultry solo guitar stylings, along with light bites, libations and more. Light bites provided by Shoreline Brewery.

 

 

Third Thursdays

Third Thursdays
August 20 | 5 - 7 PM
Free

Join us for a tie-dying event. Purchase a White LCA T-shirt for $10 or bring your own cotton item and just pay a supply fee of $3. Spots are limited so please call 219.874.4900 to reserve a spot. All guests will also receive 10% off of Gallery Shop items during the event.

 

Lakefront Art Festival

Lakefront Art Festival
@ Washington Park, Michigan City
Saturday, August 15, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (CDT)
& Sunday August 16, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CDT)

Featuring over 100 fine artists and crafts people from around the country. Artist demonstrations, beachfront food court, and a free children’s activity tent. Proceeds of the festival benefit LCA exhibitions, programs, and education outreach across the region.

Admission: $4 one-day adult admission | $5 two-day pass

LCA Members will receive a 2 day pass: Free
Children under 12, Active military personnel with CACDD1173 card: Free

Learn more...

 

First Friday – Burn ‘Em Brewing Tasting & Heather Augustyn speaks about Reggae

First Friday – Burn ‘Em Brewing Tasting & Heather Augustyn speaks about Reggae  
Friday, August 7, 2015
5 – 8 PM (CDT)
Free

Taste a variety of different brews from Burn ‘Em Brewing of Michigan City, IN, one of the most sought-after microbreweries in Northwest Indiana. Their slogan is: “Comforting the disturbed and disturbing the comfortable one brew at a time since 2013”. Take a seat as you sip on your beer and listen to Heather Augustyn, The author of “Ska: An Oral History” as she speaks about reggae at 6pm. Augustyn’s work has appeared in the Jamaica GleanerJamaica ObserverThe Onion’s A/V Club, and Caribbean Beat Magazine, among dozens of others. She is a great fan of ska, rocksteady, and reggae music and has been invited to lecture at the International Reggae Conference in Kingston, Jamaica where she spoke on women in ska and music of Jamaican independence and the Pop Culture Association Conference in Chicago on the connection between ska and the origins of hip hop. Stay after the talk and enjoy the sounds being spun by a DJ as you try more samples from Burn ‘Em and light bites catered by Shoreline Brewery.

Burn ‘Em Brewing

 

Take a selfie @ LCA
May 1 - July 18

Win $50 Gallery Shop Credit

Continue to explore self portraiture by taking a “selfie” while at LCA. Next to your favorite art work, outside, or next to “Pinky” (Petite Passe). Tag LCA or #LCAselfie on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. The person with the most likes by July 18 will win a $50 Gallery Shop credit. 

 

Opening Reception: Lora Fosberg: Everything Looks Perfect From Far Away &
Andrea Peterson: Rooted

Opening Reception: Lora Fosberg: Everything Looks Perfect From Far Away &
Andrea Peterson: Rooted

Friday, July 17, 2015 
6 – 8 PM (CDT) 
Free

Join us for the opening reception of nationally renowned artist, Lora Fosberg: Everything Looks Perfect From Far Away (Hyndman Gallery) and Andrea Peterson: Rooted (Brincka/Cross and North View Galleries). Everything Looks Perfect From Far Away reflects the dueling forces of our times through the use of sculpture, paintings, prints, and large scale drawings. Rooted, is an exploration of our region from the roots up. The Area Artists Association will hold a reception in the Small NIPSCO Education Studios presenting their newest members: Kevin Gross (Fractal Artist), George Millet (Watercolorist) and Joan Spohrer (Watercolorist). Chat with the artists and enjoy light bites catered by Shoreline Brewery.

 

Third Thursdays
July 16 | 5 - 7 PM
Free

Enjoy a glass of wine, and try on accessories with your friends. Our Gallery Shop features an array of items to choose from: jewelry, scarves, watches, and more for every style and budget. Our featured artist this month is Dille Brydon, of Random Chic Musings in Spain, who creates hand-beaded necklaces. Try on one of these one-of-a-kind necklaces, along with other accessories in the shop. Get 10% off Gallery Shop purchases during Third Thursdays.

Upcoming Event Dates:

Aug. 20 Bring any item to tie-dye for $2 or purchase a LCA T-shirt for $10
Sept. 17 Yoga kids session led by Dancing Feet Yoga

 

ArtBash 2015

ArtBash 2015 
Stardust Event Center at Blue Chip Casino
Saturday, July 11, 2015
5:30 PM (CDT)
Purchase tickets online or by calling 219.874.4900

Celebrate the arts as you mingle with others who share the same passion. Enjoy scrumptious food and libations. Bid by text during the interactive auction. And dance the night away. MC for the evening – ABC 7 Chicago news anchor, Ron Magers.

All proceeds support LCA programs and exhibitions - enabling LCA to mount nine outstanding contemporary art exhibitions during the year, deliver art, music and dance for 800+ children and adults weekly, and provide leadership to local economic development initiatives.

Purchase tickets or tables at a discounted price prior to June 9.

Learn more about the event, purchase tickets, or sponsorship opportunities by visiting the ArtBash page.
 

 

LOK Wishing Tree Foundation: Young Artists’ Expo& South Shore Dance Alliance

First Friday
LOK Wishing Tree Foundation: Young Artists’ Expo & South Shore Dance Alliance 
Friday, June 5, 2015
5 – 8 PM (CDT)

Performances begin at 6 PM (CDT)
Free

Come join us for a family-friendly, multimedia showcase of artwork by youth in LCA programming in partnership with LOK Wishing Tree Foundation. Violin performance by Pine Elementary students. Dance performances by Barker Middle School students and South Shore Dance Alliance. Artwork from students in the region on view in the NIPSCO Art Education Studios. Light bites catered by Shoreline Brewery.

 

Opening Reception: Looking Glass: Exploring Self Portraiture and Taehoon Kim: Poem of a Boy Who Stopped Growing

First Friday
Opening Reception: Looking Glass: Exploring Self Portraiture and Taehoon Kim: Poem of a Boy Who Stopped Growing
Friday, May 1, 2015
5 – 8 PM (CDT)
Free

Join us for the opening reception of Looking Glass: Exploring Self Portraiture and Taehoon Kim:Poem of a Boy Who Stopped GrowingLooking Glass: Exploring Self Portraiture will examine the art of self-study through the lens of photography and video. Exhibiting artists include: Rachael Banks, Shane Booth, Nancy Floyd, Jessica Jacobs, Julia Grieve, Anna Garner, and Gail Dodge. Curated by Gray Lyons and Linda Wilson, both respected contemporary photographers in the field of portraiture and alternative photographic processes. Taehoon Kim: Poem of a Boy Who Stopped Growing solo show features ceramic sculptures that engage with the physical and emotional evolution of creatures. Light bites catered by Shoreline Brewery.

LCA is pleased to announce two performing migratory art pieces that will add a new dimensional element during the opening reception. Untitled (Internal Kinesis) performed by José Santiago Pérez will explore what happens when self-portraiture is performed in space and time before others. The performance will illustrate a self-portrait that shifts and unfolds in time and in physical response to objects, artwork, audience, and living rhythms. December performed by Udita Upadhyaya will address the pathways of desire, craving, trauma, and shame and their many intersections. Upadhyaya will navigate her biological and ancestoral relationship with her gender.

  José Santiago Pérez
José Santiago  Pérez

  Udita Upadhyaya
Udita Upadhyaya

Read more about the upcoming exhibits…

 

Safe Harbor Fundraiser “Off the Wall”

Safe Harbor Fundraiser
“Off the Wall” 
Thursday, April 16

2:30 – 7 PM (CDT)
First come, first serve | $20 per frame

"Off the Wall" frames are one-of-a kind, hand crafted message centers created by students from the Safe Harbor after-school program and clients of Michiana Resources. All proceeds support scholarships to the Safe Harbor After School program. LCA provides art instruction for both Safe Harbor and Michiana Resources. "Off the Wall" is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Michigan City Rotary Club. 

Rotary Club

 

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. 

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.
Share the event with your friends on Facebook!

Shoreline Brewery

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.

 

40 Years of Collecting

RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER
40 Years of Collecting

Thursday, February 26, 2015 
6-7:30 PM
 (CST)
Free

Hyde Park based Patric McCoy is the president of Diasporal Rhythms, an organization of collectors of African American art. McCoy will discuss the influence collecting has in determining which artworks and artists come to be considered significant in art history. He has amassed over 1,000 artworks over several decades and will share highlights. Join us for this captivating discussion.

 

 

First Friday - Opening Reception

First Friday
Opening Reception
Friday, February 6, 2015
5 - 8 PM (CST)
Free

Experience enormous relief prints on muslin created from 3x7 foot carved wooden plates and an industrial steamroller. The Steamroller Printmaking Project occurred in downtown Michigan City last summer. Produced by Walnut Ink Projects with a team of print makers from Syracuse University, Lora Fosberg, and local artists in downtown Michigan City with support from CH Distillery, Michigan City Public Art Committee, Reith-Riley of Michigan City and donors through the Steamroller Kickstarter. Work Local: Art Meets Industry will feature work from local artists, craftsmen and graduate students from the  Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), in thisdesign-based exhibition. Co-curated by IIT Chicago professor, Paul Pettigrew. Light bites and refreshments will be served.

Share the event with your friends on Facebook!

 

First Friday - Open Mic Night

 

First Friday
Open Mic Night
Friday, January 2, 2015
5 - 8 PM (CST)
Register to participate

Calling all poets, musicians, dramatists and storytellers!  Start the New Year by sharing your talent with others. Sign up for the Open Mic Night at the First Friday in January.  Please register by December 30th.

Check in is at 4:30 PM, performances run from 5 to 7:30 PM. Please note that we anticipate allowing 10 minute time slots per performance, however, this is subject to change depending on the number of registrants. Questions? Email Janet Bloch at jbloch@lubeznikcenter.org

 

 

Holiday Artisan Market
Nov. 15, 2014 - Jan. 3, 2015

Shop for handmade, finely crafted items perfect for holiday gift giving. A spectacular display of gift-giving possibilities, including offerings from some of the Midwest's finest craftspeople, put the art into holiday shopping at this annual showcase. Shop early for the best selection! Funds will benefit LCA’s Education Outreach!

Book Reading: The Dog & the Dolphin

 

Book Reading:  "The Dog & the Dolphin"
by author Dr. James B. Dworkin 
Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014
1:30pm (CST)
Free

Join us for a reading from Purdue University North Central CampusChancellor, Dr. James B. Dworkin, author of the children's book "The Dog & the Dolphin". "The Dog & the Dolphin" is Dr. Dworkin's first children's book. The story is of an unlikely friendship that develops between an Irish Setter and a dolphin. Books are available for purchase in the Gallery Shop. A book signing will occur following the event.

 

 

Writing Retreat Workshop
Saturday, December 6, 2014

9 AM – 1 PM (CST)
$50 / $45 LCA Members

Sandcastle Writers and Lubeznik Center for the Arts will offer a writing December 6. A retreat is a wonderful way to take time out, focus, and allow the deeper level of your creative self to emerge onto the page. Very different from other writing groups, this workshop will use the Amherst Writers and Artists method which supports and encourages taking creative risks, freeing each participant to find and develop his or her own unique voice in a safe environment. We will meet in a group of six to ten writers with all levels of experience and genres welcome. All writing is done during the retreat with prompts provided and positive feedback if the writer chooses to share. All you need is a notebook and pen and a desire to write. Snacks will be provided. Register online or call 219.874.4900.


 

First Friday
Music by Earl Miller and Sandy Gleim  

Friday, December 5, 2014
5 - 8 PM (CST)
Free

Enjoy the sounds of live music at LCA from Earl Miller and Sandy Gleim, members of the La Porte-based Trouble Blind band. In their “professional lives”, he is an engineer with Hiler Industries, and she is with Unity Foundation of La Porte County. Check out Trouble Blind’s mix of classic and modern rock / pop, country and originals at www.troubleblind.com.  While you’re enjoying the music, get all your holiday shopping done in our Holiday Artisan Market. Find unique artisan gifts for your loved ones. LCA Members receive 10% off of everything in the gallery shop for the first time! Funds benefit LCA’s Education Outreach! And don’t forget to explore the current exhibits on display: Comics & Code and It's Not Just Your Sunday Comic Strip.

 

Member’s Holiday Preview
Saturday, November 15, 2014

10 AM – 1 PM (CST)
RSVP
Please bring your membership card

LCA Members are invited to get an exclusive sneak-peak of the 5th annual Holiday Artisan Market, featuring hand-crafted items by the Midwest's finest artisans. Wear your most hideous holiday sweater for a chance to win a gift basket in our Ugly Sweater Contest. The winner will be announced at noon and must be present. Invite your friend to become an LCA member and you’ll both receive a free gift wrapping for one item. Plus, NEW members will receive a gift when they join. And for the first time ever, Members will receive 10% off of everything in LCA’s Gallery Shop. Enjoy festive light bites and refreshments! Space is limited! RSVP online or by calling 219.874.4900. 

 

Artists of the Dunes Discussion Panel
At Lubeznik Center for the Arts
Saturday, November 8, 2014

4 PM (CST)
Free

Join a diverse group of local artists for a conversation of place, beauty, and community. These artists work with a variety of media, and come from different towns and backgrounds but they share something in common, their love for the Indiana Dunes.

The Area Artists’ Association and the Historical Society of Ogden Dunes invite you to join this conversation about the arts in the dunes. This panel discussion moderated by Gregg Hertzlieb, curator of the Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University, will explore questions about life in the dunes, each artist’s work, and the artistic community of the region.

This program is part of the Ogden Dunes Stories Project, a series of programs and exhibits exploring and celebrating life along the lakeshore. The Ogden Dunes Stories Project is made possible by a generous grant from Indiana Humanities.

 

First Friday
Opening Reception of Comics & Code and Not Just Your Sunday Comic Strip
Friday, November 7, 2014
5 – 8 PM (CST)
Free

Join us for the opening reception of Comics and Code and Not Just Your Sunday Comic Strip. Comics and Code (Hyndman Gallery) will feature both traditional and underground comic artwork that highlight the evolution and perception of contemporary comic art. The relationship between pictures and words when done right convey special experiences. It's Not Just Your Sunday Comic Strip (Brincka/Cross and Northview Galleries) will feature selected works from the private collection of Paul Pettigrew. Enjoy light bites and refreshments. Cosplayers are encouraged to come in full attire!

 

 

Art Education Resource Fair @ LCA
Saturday, October 11, 2014
10am – 1pm (CDT)
Free, must register
Complimentary lunch will be provided

The LCA Arts Education Resource Fair, Sponsored by South Shore Arts, is a professional development opportunity for elementary educators and administrators in public, private and homeschool organizations.  Meet leading arts organizations who offer educational opportunities, field trips and programs for students. All attendees will create an art project and receive a book with art lessons and ideas to bring back to the classroom. Attendees will also receive a certificate for two Professional Growth Plan creditable hours towards license renewal. Participants will learn how to integrate and emphasize academic standards through visual art projects.

Space is limited. Make your reservation today!

For questions, contact Janet Bloch at 219.874.4900 ext. 203 or jbloch@lubeznikcenter.org

Sponsored by:                      Provided with support from:
           

 

First Friday - Oktoberfest: Burn ‘Em Brewing

 

First Friday
Oktoberfest: Burn ‘Em Brewing
Friday, October 3, 2014
5 – 8 PM (CDT)
Free

Taste a variety of different brews from Burn ‘Em Brewing of Michigan City, IN, one of the most sought-after microbreweries in Northwest Indiana. Their slogan is: “Comforting the disturbed and disturbing the comfortable one brew at a time since 2013”. As you're sipping on a brew, enjoy the sounds of musician James Cannon as you explore the current exhibits Invasive Species, Transformation, and Aquatic Kaleidoscopes.



Peter Aglinskas

 

First Friday
Peter Aglinskas
Friday, September 5, 2014
5 - 8 PM (CDT)
Free

Back by popular demand! Recipient of the Chicago Cultural Department’s “Artists International” Award, Peter Aglinskas infuses his music with elements from the contemporary worlds of jazz, funk and rock, with technique firmly rooted in the classical music tradition. Enjoy Peter’s sultry solo guitar stylings, along with light bites, libations and more. Admission is free. Weather permitting entertainment and refreshments can be enjoyed out on the north lot. Don’t miss out!

Lakefront Art Festival
@ Washington Park, Michigan City
Saturday, August 16, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (CDT)
& Sunday August 17, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CDT)

Featuring: Over 100 Fine Artists and Crafts People from Around the Country
Artist Demonstrations
Beachfront Food Court
Free Children’s Activity Tent
Free Offsite Parking and Shuttle
Free Admission for Children Under 12

For more info click here.

 

 

First Friday
Opening Exhibit of Invasive Species
Friday, August 1, 2014
5 – 8 PM (CDT)
Free

Join us for the opening reception of Invasive Species...The Art of UpcyclingTransformation, and Aquatic KaleidoscopeInvasive Species features artwork by Michael Dinges, Victoria Fuller, Alan Emerson Hicks, Valerie Mann, Chris Silva, and Bryan Sperry that crosses boundaries between environmentalism and art. Transformation, by Jan Dean explores the paradox and psychology found in material culture. In Aquatic Kaleidoscope, paintings, by Renee Robbins draw from natural phenomena and pull together molecular, biological, aquatic, and celestial systems. Light refreshments served. 

For more info about this exhibit please visit our upcoming exhibits page.

 

Art As Autobiography: The History of the Artist in the Work
Panel Discussion
Saturday, July 26, 2014
2 – 4 PM (CDT)
Free

A panel discussion with author Stephanie Medlock and artists Suzanne Cohan-Lange, Richard C. Lange and Material Possessions artists John Paul Morabito and Aram Han. Panelists will discuss what influences help them create their works, from the more obvious fascination with forms and materials, to the socio/political issues that interest them, and the deeply personal memories that may unconsciously direct their choices.

 

Artspace: Community Meeting
Thursday, July 24, 2014

6 - 8 PM  (CDT)
Free

Artspace will host a community  meeting with updates about the Uptown Artists Lofts. Updates will include  the development schedule, when residential leasing information sessions will be held, when they anticipate accepting applications, and the commercial leasing process and requirements. Guest speakers will discuss how residents can open a 
business. Q&A will follow after the presentation. 

“Writing to YourSelf” with Jane Lump

Gallery Shop Event
“Writing to YourSelf” with Jane Lump
Thursday, July 17, 2014
 5 – 7 PM (CDT)
Free, registration required

“Writing a journal is a private, creative, individual act of expression. Free your hand to write and prepare yourself for the surprises that lie ahead.” -Jane Lump

Join us for an evening with Jane Lump, creator of “Writing to YourSelf”, a 46 card series of writing prompts. Jane will read passages from her journals and have participants select one of her cards and write their own response. Those who are comfortable enough, can share their writing with the group. “Writing to YourSelf” cards are available for purchase in our Gallery Shop.

Participants should bring a pen and paper. Or they are welcome to bring a journal.

This event is free, but those interested must register online, or by calling 219.879.4900.

Like Jane Lump’s “Writing to YourSelf” on Facebook

 

ArtBash 2014 Benefit @ LCA
Saturday, July 12, 2014
6:00 PM (CDT)


Be part of the art!
Proceeds benefit ARTreach - programs for children and adults.
Featuring interactive arts experiences, food specialties, creative libations, dazzling entertainment, auction action, and unexpected delights.

Tickets will be held at the door.

For more info visit our ArtBash page. 

Tickets are almost Sold Out! Please call 219.874.4900 for ticket availability and purchase. 

 

First Friday 
Independence Day

Friday, July 4th
CLOSED

In observance of Independence Day, LCA will be closed. Please join us for First Friday in August for the opening of our new exhibits, Invasive Species...The Art of Upcycling,Transformation, and Aquatic Kaleidoscope

 

Spring Clean Up
Saturday, May 31 & June 7 
9am – 3pm

Volunteers needed to help spruce up the grounds of the Center. Bring pruners &  weeding tools! Water will be provided.

For questions call 219-874-4900.

 

First Friday
LOK Wishing Tree Foundation, South Shore Dance Alliance
Friday, June 6, 2014
5 – 8 PM (CDT)
Free

Come join us for a family friendly, multimedia showcase of artwork by youth in partnership with LOK Wishing Tree Foundation. 

  • Pine Elementary students will perform short violin pieces
  • Krueger Middle School student dance performance
  • South Shore Dance Allianceperformance
  • Interactive Wishing Tree installation & artwork from LOK students in the NIPSCO Art Education Studios

 

Going Away Party for Executive Director Carolyn Saxton

Going Away Party for Executive Director Carolyn Saxton
Monday, May 19, 2014
 5 - 7 PM (CDT)

Announcements @ 5:30pm

Free, refreshments served

Carolyn has been at LCA for nearly nine years and has set LCA on an upward trajectory for success in the community. She brought the organization from its new beginnings at 101 W. 2nd Street, to a pillar of the arts in Northwest Indiana. Wish Carolyn well as she takes on the position as President of Legacy Foundation, a community foundation in Lake County, IN.

 

 

Opening Reception for
Material Posessions & Ignorance With Wings
Friday, May 16, 2014
6 – 8 PM (CDT)

Come join us for the opening reception. Come mix, come mingle. 

Material Possessions: Contemporary fiber artists Frank Connet, Karen Gubitz, Aram Han, John Paul Morabito, Lisa Lee Peterson and Clifford Peterson.

Ignorance with Wings: New works by Michael Bill Smith.

For more info about Material Possessions and Ignorance with Wings, please visit our upcoming exhibits page.

 

An Evening with Artspace
Thursday, May 8, 2014
5 – 7 PM (CDT)
At Blue Chip Casino | 777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City, IN 46360
Tickets are $25  

We invite you to attend An Evening with Artspace, a community fundraising event to support the creation of the Uptown Artspace Lofts, Michigan City’s project to renovate the historic Warren Building as a community arts facility, with live/work space for artists and their families.
Event tickets are $25 per person, fully tax-deductible and all proceeds go to support the capital project.

For more information about the Artspace Uptown Lofts click here.

 

Give Local LaPorte County
Sponsored by Unity Foundation of LaPorte County
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Online Event: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM (CDT)

On May 6, 2014, Unity Foundation of La Porte County is joining more than 100 communities throughout the United States for a national day of local giving. Marking the centennial anniversary of community foundations, Give Local La Porte County will allow LaPorte County to generate significant funds for causes right in our own backyard. For one day, every dollar given to local nonprofits will be matched by funds from a national pool of sponsorships, as well as local matches-making every gift go further.

Support LCA by making a donation on May 6 by clicking here. 

For more information about this event, click here.

 

First Fridays: Poetry Slam
Friday, May 2, 2014
5 – 8 PM (CDT)
Free

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.

Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

Ronny Cox

Ronny Cox
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 
7 PM (CDT)
Doors Open @ 6:30 PM
In cooperation with the Purdue University North Central Department of English and Modern Languages  

Members: $15
Non-Members: $20
Family Memberships can purchase up to four tickets for $15 each.

Join us for an intimate performance with Ronny Cox. The actor turned musician is best known for his dueling banjo performance in “Deliverance”. Acting in over 125 films and television shows, the actor turned to music with his first album self titled,  “Ronny Cox” debuting in 1993.

Tickets will be held at the door.

Online registration is closed, please call 219.874.4900 to purchase tickets.

 

First Fridays: Mike Kucharski & Brian Rich perform a live acoustic set
Friday, April 4, 2014
5 – 8 PM (CDT)
Free

Kick off the spring season with live music by local musicians Mike Kucharski & Brian Rich. Playing in multiple bands together and hosting local open mic nights, the two have come together again to perform at LCA.  Spend the night enjoying the sounds of original and cover songs while browsing our galleries. 


Member's Only Preview

Members-Only Preview
Friday, March 21, 2014
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (CST) 
Must be a member to attend

Your behind-the-scenes pass to what's coming in 2014! Preview of 2014 programs & exhibits with LCA staff, and a Q&A with What is Left Unspoken artists Doug Fogelson & Barbara Hashimoto.

Free for members - food & drink included
Not a member? Join today to take part. 

Seating is limited. RSVP date extended to March 17. Register online or call 219.874.4900.

 

Family Art Day

Family Art Day
Saturday, March 8, 2014
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CST)
Sponsored by Tri Kappa Delta Mu Chapter
Free

Join us for a family filled art day in adventures in watercolor. Art supplies will be supplied. Pizza will be served. Register by calling Janet Bloch @ 219.874.4900 or online.

First Fridays: LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra Children’s Choir

First Fridays: LaPorte County  Symphony Orchestra Children’s Choir
Friday, March 7, 2014
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CST)
Performances @ 6:15 p.m. & 6:45 p.m
Free

Join us for the opening reception of, What is Left Unspoken, mixed media works by Doug Fogelson & Barbara Hashimoto and Embroidered Archetypes, embroidered tarot images by Laurel Izard. The opening reception will feature the LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra Children’s Choir directed by Matt Nelson. The choir consists of 2nd – 5th graders who will perform selections from classical to pop. Refreshments will be served. 

 

 

Coastline Children’s Film Festival
Saturday, February 8, 2014
3-5:05 pm

LCA will be screening picks from the New York International Children's Film Festival Short Film Program Tour.

SHORTS FILMS FOR AGES 3 to 6 - A kaleidoscopic showcase of the best short film and animation from around the world, for ages 3 to 6. Program includes: 
Animal Beatbox
Apache (Danger Beach)
Aston’s Presents
The Day of the Dead
Elia
Goat Herder and His Lots and Lots and Lots of Goats
How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep?
The Little Bird and the Leaf
Munggee, Not Again
Notebook Babies
Red Sand
The Squeakiest Roar

SHORTS FILMS FOR AGES 6 TO 12 - Program includes: 
Alimation
At the Opera
Choir Tour
The Fox and the Chickadee
Fresh Guacamole
Grandmother
I’m Going to Mums
Lola
Paper Touch
Snack Attack
Subway Train
Summer Bummer
The Vacuum Kid

For more information click here.

 

 

First Fridays @ 5: One Act Plays
Friday, February 7, 2014
5-8 pm

Join us for a very special "First Friday" as the Lubeznik presents two new plays by JERRY HOLT.  The Center has showcased Holt's short plays over the past two years for enthusiastic audiences, and in the process Holt has developed a small but wonderful repertory company.  MARY WALTON DeBOER, STEVE BECKER, and GLENN SILVER return this year to perform:

"BAGGED":  Michigan City 1939--Valentine's Day---and a hapless crew of Bonnie and Clyde wannabes are stuck with a bag of Letters to Santa they have stolen by mistake.  They should put them back in the trash where they found them....But then they start READING the letters.....

"LOOSE ENDS":  Three middle-aged siblings sort through the belongings of the late father they never really knew and discover.......A  letter from an unidentified woman, a pressed flower, and a room key to the Palmer House, vintage 1978.  What memory has Dad clung to that he never shared?  A little mystery, a little comedy--and some dark truths about family and the nature of love.

Wine, snacks--and two plays that will make you laugh and maybe--just maybe--give your heart a tug.


 

On Killing
Thursday, January 30, 2014

6:30 pm (CST)

A Screening of On Killing by Zach Skiles.  On Killing is a modern day documentary on combat veterans of Iraq & Afghanistan by Cpl Zach Skiles, USMC.  It is based on Lt Col Dave Grossman’s book, "On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society". The film follows one Marine who invaded Iraq in 2003 and also features Combat Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who give personal insights to their own experiences in training, combat, and the aftermath.

 

Family Art Day
Saturday, January 25, 2014
12-2 pm

A fun day at the Lubeznik Center with your family!  Veterans, active duty service members, and their families are invited to tour Citizen*Soldier*Citizen, enjoy lunch on us, and create an art project with your family.  Admission is free, but registration is required. 

 

First Friday @ 5: Open Mic Night

 

First Fridays @ 5: Open Mic Night
Friday, January 3, 2014
5-8pm

Calling all poets, musicians, dramatists and storytellers!  Start the New Year by sharing your talent with others. Sign up for the Open Mic Night at the First Friday in January.  Please register by December 31st.

Check in is at 4:30 PM, performances run from 5 to 7:30 PM. Please note that we anticipate allowing 10 minute time slots per performa nce, however, this is subject to change depending on the number of registrants. Questions? Email Janet Bloch at jbloch@lubeznikcenter.org.

 

Holiday Artisan Market

 

Holiday Artisan Market
November 16, 2013 - January 5, 2014

Kick off the season with LCA's 4th annual Holiday Artisan Market. Purchase truly unique holiday gifts and help us raise funds to benefit LCA Education Outreach!

 

First Friday @ 5: The Monday Musicale

 

First Friday @ 5: The Monday Musicale
Friday, December 6, 2013
5-8pm

Peruse our galleries while the playful holiday tunes drift through the air!  The Monday Musicale, a local music club directed by Lee Meyer, will be performing cheerful holiday selection for December's installment of First Fridays @ 5.  

Free Admission.  Refreshments will be served for a minimal fee.  

 

 

Family Art Night
November 20, 2013
5-7pm

A fun night at the Lubeznik Center with your family!  Veterans, active duty service members, and their families are invited to tour Citizen*Soldier*Citizen, enjoy dinner on us, and create an art project with your family from 5-7pm.  Admission is free, but registration is required. 

 

 

Where Soldiers Come From
Thursday, November 14, 2013
6:30 pm (CDT)

A screening of documentary “Where Soldiers Come From”. Following the screening Lubeznik Center will host a Q & A with filmmaker Heather Courtney. About the film: From a snowy small town in Northern Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan and back, “Where Soldiers Come From” follows the four-year journey of childhood friends, forever changed by a faraway war.  Winning an Emmy in 2011 and the 2012 Independent Spirit Truer than Fiction Award, the film is a co-production of Quincy Hill Films and ITVS, in association with American Documentary | POV.  Its national broadcast premiere was on the award-winning PBS documentary series POV in fall 2011, and was chosen for an encore broadcast in September 2012.

Admission - $5 Donation

 

 

First Friday @ 5:  Dance>Detour
Friday, Oct. 4, 2013
5 – 8 pm (CDT)

Dance>Detour is Chicago’s first professional “diverse-abilities” dance company comprised of multi-talented artists with and without disabilities. The focus of their work is solely dedicated to the art of physically integrated dance and collaborations that include dancers of all abilities who explore movement possibilities together as EQUALS. Dance performance at 6:00 pm.  

Sponsors:

Access Mobility

Free admission. Refreshments will be served for minimal fee.

 

First Friday @ 5:  Exhibit Opening
Friday, Nov. 1, 2013
5-8 pm (CDT)

Citizen★Soldier★Citizen & Theater of Conflict
C★S★C features artwork by recent combat veterans. The Hyndman Gallery exhibit honors those who have fought for our country and those fighting to reintegrate back to society after experiences of war, specifically those after 9/11/2001. Theater of Conflict features politically-charged works from Lubeznik Center’s permanent collection in the Brincka/Cross and Robert Saxton Galleries, including works by Raphael Canogar, Oskar Graf, and William Weege. Exhibits through Feb 9, 2014.

Peace Paper Project
During the opening, Lubeznik Center will partner with Peace Paper Project for an interactive demonstration of how to shred unserviceable soldiers’ uniforms, pulp the fibers, and transform the mixture into paper and artwork.  Lubeznik Center will invite local veterans to participate in this papermaking process historically rooted in the traditions of hand papermaking.  The demonstration will be led by experienced facilitators and Drew Mattot and Margret Mahan founders of the Peace Paper Project.  According to art therapist Cathy Malchiodi, “with a new generation of American combat veterans returning from Iraq, the nation has an obligation to do everything possible to improve care for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  Although art therapy has been understudied in this context, it shows promise as a means of treating hard-to-treat symptoms of combat-related PTSD, such as avoidance and emotional numbing, while also addressing the underlying psychological situation that gives rise to these symptoms.”

Free admission. Refreshments will be served for minimal fee.

 

Art & Earth Trail

 

First Friday @ 5: Loose Strings
Friday, September 6, 2013
5:00 – 8:00 pm (CDT)

Loose Strings, a local band, will be playing a mix of contemporary, bluegrass, folk and Irish tunes. The band, composed of Dan Moser, his son Wes Moser, and Wes’ mom Kristel Anderson (Photo by Deborah Sederberg). Stroll our galleries and enjoy the current exhibits.

Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

 

Art & Earth Trail

 

August 17 & 18, 2013
Lubeznik Center for the Arts Lakefront Art Festival
Washington Park

Now in its 32nd year, Lubeznik Center’s Lakefront Art Festival brings the very best of art and fine craft from artists throughout the country to Michigan City's Washington Park. Over 100 juried artists exhibit and sell their work for the weekend. Find unique, one-of-a-kind art and fine crafts including jewelry, photography, sculpture, painting and much more. Your $4 admission supports world-class exhibits, programs and outreach across the region. LCA members, children under 12, and active military are admitted free.  Free off-site parking and shuttle service available.

 

 

First Friday @ 5: Opening Reception for new exhibits with
entertainment by magician James Pierce
Friday, August 2, 2013
5:00 – 8:00 pm (CDT)

James Pierce has been performing since 1993 and is a member of the Society of American magicians. He has built illusions for David Copperfield, Chris Angel, and David Blaine. “I believe magic is the gift to everyone including myself, the entertainer”

Hyndman Gallery: Magical Realism Highly detailed realistically painted images invaded by something not quite right, or too strange to believe. Artists: Todd Baxter, Robert Gadomski, Nicole Gordon, Laurie Hogin, Priscilla Humay, Elaine Pawlowicz, Casey Riordan Millard, and Caleb Weintraub.

Brincka/Cross Gallery: The Documentation of Nature
Olivia Petrides (illustrator of the Peterson Field Guide to Western Trees) and Peggy MacNamara (Field Museum Artist-in-Residence) present realistic observations of nature. 

Robert Saxton Gallery: Water Wrackets
Benjamin Funke and Gabrielle Gopinath create a psychedelic meditation on water paired with a sequence of luminous images. 

Conference Room Gallery: Nesting Instinct
Melissa Washburn expresses her fascination of birds and their nesting habits in a series of mixed media works.

Inner Lobby: Fabricating for Funding
“Cash your vote” for your favorite design! In a unique partnership with Illinois Institute of Technology, students designed and built donation boxes inspired by our mission – and also help raise funds for LCA. The design that obtains the most cash value wins.

Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

 

Clef Notes: Jazz Club

 

Clef Notes: Jazz Club
Friday, July 19, 2013
7:00 pm
(CDT)

The Elaine Dame Trio will kick off this new musical series presented by LCA. Elaine’s vocal style ranges from classic blues and jazz to broadway and 40’s swing. Enjoy classic jazz in a casual club atmosphere amongst the Construction Sites: contemporary still life photography exhibition.  

Tickets are $15. Please call 219.874.4900 or click here to reserve your seats.

 

Hot Dog Culture in America

 

First Friday @ 5: Hot Dog Culture in America
Friday, July 5, 2013
5:00 – 8:00 pm (CDT)

Author Bruce Kreig and photographer Patty Carroll have joined forces to document “Man Bites Dog.” The book features photos of iconic hot dog stands and their start in Chicago, along with narrative of great chef concoctions and simple beef dogs.    

Visit the exhibitions: Construction Sites: contemporary still life photography, Body Language, In Bloom: works from the LCA permanent collection, and Worldly Masks.

Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

 

Art Bash 2013


Sail Away, Jan Rosien

 

Art Bash 2013
June 29, 2013
A Nautical Night B & E Marine
Michigan City, IN

SAVE THE DATE!

Mark your calendar now to join us for ArtBash 2013: A Nautical Night fundraising gala for Lubeznik Center for the Arts hosted by B & E Marine in Michigan City.

Arrive early (5:30-7:30 pm) for cocktails, appetizers, and bidding for cool silent auction items

Stay (7:30-9:00 pm) for dinner and live auction bidding on one-of-a-kind experiences

Enjoy (9:00-11:00 pm) dancing to live music by the 5 O'Clock Somewhere Band and libations at the open bar

Make sure you receive an invite to this exclusive, fun, casual event by clicking here.

Sponsorship opportunities available. Inquire here.

All times Central time.

LIVE AUCTION ITEMS:

  • 30' O'Day single mast sailboat with autopilot
  • Sail Away featured theme painting
  • Condo in South Beach with Art Basel VIP tickets
  • Dinner party for 8 with a private chef & more we can't even reveal yet!

Click here to purchase tickets!

 

Coastal Awareness: Banana Slug String Band

 

First Friday @ 5: Coastal Awareness: Banana Slug String Band
Friday, June 7, 2013
5:00 – 8:00 pm (CDT)

To kick off Coastal Awareness Month, we are excited to partner with LaPorte County Soil and Water Conservation District to bring the Banana Slug String Band to LCA for an outdoor performance. They are committed to educational entertainment for children and families through interactive music and performance, fostering positive attitudes about the environment, providing accurate information about natural history and science,  and promoting music appreciation. They believe that music is a powerful instrument for honoring diversity while uniting people for the common good.  

Before and after the performance, visit the exhibitions: Construction Sites: contemporary still life photography, Body Language, In Bloom: works from the LCA permanent collection, and Worldly Masks.

Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

 

 

First Friday @ 5: Elan Dance Troupe
Friday, May 3, 2013
5:00 – 8:00 p.m. (CST), performance at 6:00 pm

Élan Dance Company is committed to providing an entry point for young people who want to gain knowledge and experience in the art of dance performance.  With a high level of artistic integrity, the Company engages their members in the community to help them move forward with confidence and preparedness in their future endeavors.

Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

 

 

RUNWAYrevolution: a fashion runway show in two acts
April 20, 2013 - 2:00 PM

RUNWAYrevolution: a fashion runway show in two acts

ACT 1: Fashion Forward Student Designs
Fashion Design students from regional colleges compete in Creative Design, Wearability, and Workmanship for Critics Choice, Peoples Choice, and Best of Show awards and the opportunity to display their work here in a future LCA exhibition.

ACT 2: Vintage Wedding Wear by Rock Star Designer
The Bridal Registry at the Gallery Shop officially kicks off with this rocked-out vintage wedding wear for women and men by “designer to rock stars,” Liz Meyer of Silver Moon Chicago.

 

 

First Friday @ 5: Poetry Slam
Friday, April 5, 2013
5:00 – 8:00 p.m. (CST)

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.

In between rounds, be sure to visit the opening of Outside the Classroom: Teacher as Artist in the NIPSCO Education Studios.

Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

 

3rd Annual Coastline Children’s Film Festival

 

3rd Annual Coastline Children’s Film Festival

Saturday & Sunday, February 9-10, 2013
Venues around Southwest Michigan and Northwest Indiana are transformed into film venues showcasing up to 30 critically acclaimed children’s films. Lubeznik Center for the Arts is pleased to be selected as a venue this year. Participation in the festival is made possible by the generous support of Tri Kappa, Delta Mu chapter. Admission is free. Seating is limited. All times Central Time. For more information please contact Lubeznik Center for the Arts at 219-874-4900.

Saturday, February 9, 2013, 10:30 am, doors open at 10:00 am (central time)

Girls Rock highlights the experiences of campers, aged eight through 18, at the Portland Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for girls. Campers at Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp have one week to select a band, choose an instrument they have never played before, and write a song to perform in front of more than 700 people. During the week long program, campers learn from female rockers, including Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney, about topics including self-empowerment, self-defense, and anger management. Girls Rock follows the experiences of campers, Laura, a Korean adoptee obsessed with death metal; Misty, a girl emerging from an environment of meth addiction, homelessness and gang activity; and Amelia, an eight-year-old who writes experimental rock songs about her dog Pipi. For more information regarding Girls Rock, please visit www.girlsrockmovie.com.

Sunday, February 10, 2013, 3:00 pm, seating starts at 2:30 pm (central time)

The selection of short films from the New York International Children’s Film Festival is divided into two programs; Best of NYICFF: Kids Flix Mix 2012-13, beginning at 3:00 pm and recommended for children between the ages of four and eight years old, and Best of NYICFF: Party Mix 2012-13, beginning at 4:00 pm and recommended for children between the ages of eight and 18 years old.

Best of NYICFF Kids Flix Mix 2012-13 will feature the following short films: B/W Races (Italy), Balloon Moon (Portugal), Behind (Canada), Diversity (USA), Ernesto (UK), The Gruffalo’s Child (UK), Gulp (UK), Keenan at Sea (USA), Metro (USA), Twist & Shout (Japan), and Who Is Not Sleeping? (Sweden). Film themes range from two puppets’ travels to Abbey Road to shoot a video for their ukulele cover version of “Twist and Shout” (Twist & Shout) to a child’s search for “the Big Bad Mouse” (The Gruffalo’s Child). All films are presented in English or music only.

Best of NYICFF: Party Mix 2012-13 will feature, The Dancer (USA), Dawn (Canada), Dripped (France), Extinction of the Sabertooth House Cat (USA), The Girl and the Fox (USA), Hello, I Like You (USA), Luminaris (Argentina), The Maker (Australia), Maximum Boost (Switzerland), and The Storyteller (India/UK). Themes include a trucker’s reflection on life (Dawn) and a girl’s life-and-death encounter with a snow fox (The Girl and the Fox). For more information regarding the film selection from the New York International Children’s Film Festival, please visit www.gkids.com. All films are presented in English or with English subtitles.

 

The Art of Valentine

 

The Art of Valentine

Sunday, February 3, 2013
Learn about the art behind the valentine from a vintage valentine collector, view collector cards on display and taste the confections provided by Ivy Tech Community College students. Share a HeART and RSVP here!

 

First Fridays @ 5
5:00 – 8:00 p.m. (CST)

Friday, March 1, 2013 – Exhibition Openings
Drawing to Conclusion showcases the diverse content, technique and scale of eight contemporary Midwestern artists. Exhibiting artists: Rick Lange, Christina Mrozik, Jennifer Nelson, Olivia Petrides, Monica Rezman, Lynn Retson, Matt Woodward, and Monika Wulfurs. Line of Thought: Area Artists Association members interpret line in a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, and photography. Realm of Dreams: Two extraordinary teenagers use their art to create an other-worldly environment with works in glass, crochet and paper.

Friday, February 1, 2013 – TWO PLAYWRIGHTS AND A STAGE
Local playwrights, Susan Block and Jerry Holt, feature four short one-act plays. Train Stop and Ledge will be performed at 6:00 pm. Vanilla and Art Appreciation will be performed at 7:00 pm. Arrive early - last year’s event had a packed house! View the gallery exhibitions: Iconoclastic!, The Common Good, Ice Abstracts, Hues & Views, and the new Realm of Dreams before, between, or after the productions.

Friday, January 4, 2013 – OPEN MIC
Songs and Spoken Words Start the New Year Off in Style! Share a story, poem, vocal or instrumental song as a solo or duet. Sign up for a time slot (3-8 min) by January 2, 2013. Check-in at 5 pm, Performances run 5:30-8 pm. In between acts view the gallery exhibitions: Iconoclastic!, The Common Good, Ice Abstracts, Winter Solstice, and Hues & Views.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Artist Sue Sommers demonstrates her unique watercolor technique from 6:15-6:45 pm, Musician Marti Pizzini entertains with dulcimer music throughout the evening, Lynn Retson’s drawings, Intersection will be on display in the Area Artists Association gallery.

 

Band of Sisters Documentary Film Screening

Band of Sisters Documentary Film Screening
Sunday, October 28, 2012 – 4 pm (central)

From sheltered “daughters of the church” once swathed in medieval dress to activists on the front lines of causes for social justice, Band of Sisters follows the journey of these religious women in their work for civil rights, immigration reform, and a host of other causes. Becoming increasingly relevant and visible in aid of the poor and disenfranchised, the sisters now increasingly find themselves on a collision course with the conservative elements in their own church. The film premiered at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago to rave reviews and sold-out audiences. This is the Indiana premier of the film. For more information on the film visit www.bandofsistersmovie.com.

$5 per person or $4 for LCA members
Purchase your tickets with cash, check or charge at Lubeznik Center or with a credit card by calling 219-874-4900 or online by clicking here.

 

First Fridays @ 5
5:00 – 8:00 p.m. (CST)

Friday, October 5, 2012

Visit the galleries after hours and enjoy art with friends!

Light refreshments will be served in the downstairs area. Admission is free.

 

 

Friday, September 7, 2012
First Fridays @ 5:
Exhibit Openings
5:00 – 8:00 p.m. (CST)

All of our galleries open new exhibitions this month: X-Ray Vision: Fish Inside Out in the Hyndman Gallery, Sue Sommers: Fish Tales in the Brincka/Cross and Robert Saxton Galleries, Building Communities through Coffee: Photography by Becca Waterloo and IIT classmates in the NIPSCO Education Studio, and Form and Expression, Expression and Form: Paintings by Tom Brand in the Area Artists’ Association Gallery. Join us to meet the artists and mingle with other LCA members and patrons.

Light refreshments will be served in the downstairs area. Admission is free.

 

 


Friday, August 3, 2012
First Fridays @ 5:
Katie Wall: Librianima & Michigan City Soul Steppers
5:00 – 8:00 p.m. (CST)

Be greeted outside at 5:30pm by the Michigan City Soul Steppers who will lead a procession into the Hyndman Gallery for a performance of “Librianima”, a multi-media moving book performance by six dancers & five musicians. After the performance, enjoy the sounds of the Katie Wall Band, view our exhibitions “Beaten & Bound” and “Light & Flow: 50 Year Anniversary of the Studio Glass Movement”, and shop the Gallery Shop.

Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

 

Panel Discussion: Transcending Craft


Thursday, July 19
Panel Discussion: Transcending Craft
6:30 p.m.

Art critic for Artforum and GLASS magazine, James Yood, moderates this expert panel discussion of the contemporary studio glass movement. The panel will begin with a brief history of the Movement before covering topics including leading innovators and educators in the field, criteria for evaluating and collecting, and the elevation of studio glass from craft to art. Panelists include gallery owner Karen Echt, glass collector Bonnie Marx, as well as artist/educator Stephen Powell, Professor of Art Glass at Centre College in Danville Kentucky. This program is open to the public; $3 Donation requested; Members free admission. Reservations are required. Phone 219.874.4900 or email artinfo@lubeznikcenter.org for more information.

 

Bamboo Bash, a Night in the Tropics


Saturday, June 30
Bamboo Bash, a Night in the Tropics
Lubeznik Center for the Arts Annual Fundraiser
Fairway Hall, Whittaker Woods

Support LCA community outreach, education and exhibits as you party the night away, island style. Featuring music by the Disorderlies, island dinner, tropical attire contest, optional golf, plus live and silent auctions.

Light & Flow: Private Collection Tour


Saturday, June 9, 2012
Light & Flow: Private Collection Tour
10:00 p.m. ─ 1:30 p.m.

Don't miss this 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. You'll meet at Lubeznik Center before being transported to South Bend for a one-hour tour led by Michael Hofer, Manager of Echt Gallery. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day. Tickets are $75 pp, $65 for LCA Members. Space is limited, call to reserve: 219.874.4900.

 

First Fridays @ 5: Opening Reception


Friday, June 1
First Fridays @ 5: Opening Reception
5:00 p.m. ─ 8:00 p.m.

Enjoy art, music, refreshments and more as we celebrate the opening of our new exhibitions, Beaten & Bound and Light & Flow: 50 Year Anniversary of the Studio Glass Movement. Refreshments will be available. Admission is free.

 

Gardening Tent Event


Friday, May 4–Sunday May 6
Gardening Tent Event

Make your garden a work of art! Our first annual outdoor green thumb market will feature outdoor art, stylish implements and one-of-a-kind garden accessories. Admission is free.

 

First Fridays @ 5: Dunes Summer Theater Preview


Friday, May 4
First Fridays @ 5: Dunes Summer Theater Preview
5:00 p.m. ─ 8:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening of dramatic and musical performances by Dunes Summer Theater in Lubeznik Center’s Hyndman Gallery. Selections from their summer season will be performed throughout the evening, including: Avenue Q, 1776, 9 to 5, The Women and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Sponsored by Shoreline Brewery. Admission is free.

 

First Fridays @ 5: Poetry Slam


Friday, April 6
First Fridays @ 5: Poetry Slam
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Poetry Slam is back by popular demand! Join us for a spirited evening of creative, collaborative and competitive spoken word performance hosted by renowned performance poet and humorist, JW Baz. Plus wings and pizza by Luigi’s Catering of LaPorte. Admission is free.

 

Members Preview Event


Friday, March 9
Members Preview Event

5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at our 2012 season with Lubeznik Center Exhibition Curator Carol Ann Brown, plus an exclusive presentation by geographer and Earth from Space curator, Andrew Johnston of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum’s (NASM) Center for Earth and Planetary Studies. Johnson will provide exhibition insights and sign copies of his book, Earth from Space. Preview upcoming exhibits, mix and mingle at this members-only event. Phone 219.874.4900 to reserve your space or email artinfo@lubeznikcenter.org. Not a member? Join today!

Four Horsemen

 

Opera Appreciation with Dennis Brittain


Saturday, March 3
Opera Appreciation with Dennis Brittain
11:00 – 12:30 p.m.

The Metropolitan Opera’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series The Met: Live in HD continues for its sixth season with live HD transmissions to Michigan City’s AMC Showplace Cinema. Learn the stories and musical structure behind the performances with opera buff and educator Dennis Brittain at Lubeznik Center for the Arts. Reservations are required. A $3 suggested donation is requested.

 

First Fridays @ 5: Culinary Cool


Friday, March 2
First Fridays @ 5: Culinary Cool
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

We’re celebrating food at this month’s after-hours open house. Sample grass-fed meats from Grandpa’s Farm, all natural micro greens and grasses from Green Farms Agronomics and Mycology and organic goodies by chef and food blogger Toni Snearly of FoodJustSayin.com. Enjoy locally brewed beverages by Shoreline Brewery and live music by Joshua McClain. Admission is free.

 

Space from Earth


Thursday, February 23
Space from Earth
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Astronomers have been observing the skies above the Earth with telescopes for just over 400 years, beginning with Galileo's observations of the Moon, Jupiter's moons and Saturn with his handmade optics.  From Galileo's sketches to images from the Hubble, Chandra and Spitzer space telescopes, this special program by Purdue University Calumet Professor Shawn Slavin will shed light on the challenges of obtaining and interpreting images of space. Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University Calumet, in Hammond, Shawn Slavin holds a Ph.D. in Astronomy from Indiana University. He has been teaching at Purdue Calumet for ten years, and resides with his family in Valparaiso, IN.

 

Friday, February 3


Friday, February 3
First Fridays @ 5
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Warm up for Valentine’s Day with a dance performance by instructors from Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Merrillville and refreshments from Shoreline Brewery.  Browse the Gallery Shop and view new exhibitions while you mix and mingle − there’s something for everyone at our February First Friday after-hours open house. Admission is free.

Arthur Murray Dance Studio Shoreline Brewery

 

Members’ Hard-Hat Tour and Reception


Wednesday, January 11
Members’ Hard-Hat Tour and Reception
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Informatika, opening to the public on January 14. Meet artists Andy Plioplys and Peter Gray as they install this exhibition of work emerging from the cutting edge of medical imaging. LCA membership and reservations are required to attend this exclusive event. Phone 219.874.4900 or email to reserve your space. Not a member? Join today!

 

Opera Appreciation with Dennis Brittain


Saturday, January 7
Opera Appreciation with Dennis Brittain
11:00 – 12:30 p.m.

The Metropolitan Opera’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series The Met: Live in HD continues for its sixth season with live HD transmissions to Michigan City’s AMC Showplace Cinema. Learn the stories and musical structure behind the performances with opera buff and educator Dennis Brittain at Lubeznik Center for the Arts. Reservations are required. A $3 suggested donation is requested.

 

Happy Re-new Year


Friday, January 6
First Fridays @ 5: Happy Re-new Year
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening of renewal and inspiration. Get a tarot reading or a massage by therapists from Blue Chip Casino’s Spa Blu, nutrition advice from Nature’s Cupboard, take a “peaceful pause” with practitioners from The Massage Therapy & Wellness Center, create a vision board with hypnotherapist Randi Light and sample exotic teas at our monthly after-hours open house. Admission is free. Refreshments will be available.

 

Chili Night in the Uptown Art District


Saturday, December 17
Chili Night in the Uptown Art District

3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The fine art of chili will be served up by Kristy Bardol of Soda Dog during the UAD’s first annual Chili Night sponsored by Michigan City Mainstreet Association. Kristy says they’re going to “spice it up” and calls their chili entry “bold & traditional”.  Twelve cooks at twelve venues will participate, with a limited number of tasting tickets sold on a first come, first served basis at the December 2nd First Friday event.

 

Uptown Arts District Culinary Walk


Saturday, December 10
Uptown Arts District Culinary Walk
3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Lubeznik Center presents the fine art of pizza during the UAD’s first annual Holiday Culinary Walk benefiting Michigan City’s Mainstreet Association. Play, shop, celebrate and sample the best of Michigan City during this “Winter Wonderland” event at locations throughout the Uptown Arts District. Tasting tickets are just $1 each and available at participating venues.

 

Holiday Artisan Market


Friday, December 2
First Fridays @ 5: Holiday Artisan Market
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Kick off the season with an evening of holiday cheer and inspiration. Browse our spectacular Holiday Artisan Market, view current exhibits and enjoy live music by the Marquette Singers.  Purchase an artist-made ornament (or two!) and help us raise funds to benefit Lubeznik Center education outreach. Refreshments will be available. Admission is free.

 

Holiday Artisan Market


November 8, 2011
Holiday Artisan Market Opening Day

A spectacular display of gift-giving possibilities, including offerings from some of the Midwest's finest craftspeople, put the art into holiday shopping at this annual showcase. Shop early for the best selection!

 

First Fridays @ 5: Day of the Dead

 

November 4, 2011
First Fridays @ 5: Day of the Dead
5:00–8:00PM

Celebrate El Día de los Muertos, which honors deceased family members, at this month’s after-hours open house. Bring photographs, favorite foods, candles and mementos to leave at our ofrenda (altar) honoring the deceased, and then celebrate among friends with art, refreshments from the Hacienda Mexican Restaurant and a modern dance performance by Élan Dance Company. Special thanks to Bridge Inn Dockside Suites for lodging our performers! Admission is FREE.

 

Trail Creek Fun Float Reception

 

September 11, 2011
Trail Creek Fun Float Reception
12:00PM

Join the Northwest Indiana Paddling Association at this year’s Trail Creek Fun Float. Named “Meehwaysebeway” by the Potawatomi Indians (which means “a creek along which there was a trail”), Trail Creek has served as a trading route, source of food and water trail. Recent efforts to revitalize the waterway have helped highlight its recreational potential. Last year over 140 paddlers spent a beautiful day on the water before gathering at Lubeznik Center for refreshments, and to view current exhibitions. This year, paddlers will have an opportunity to view original Lake Michigan Water Trail and Shirley Heinz Land Trust poster art, as well as dozens of “fish prints” created by local school children as part of Coastal Week’s educational programming. Learn more at www.nwipa.org.

 

First Fridays @ 5

 

October 7, 2011
First Fridays @ 5
5:00–8:00PM

Take advantage of this opportunity to view Melissa Jay Craig: Transcriptions in Lubeznik Center’s Brincka/Cross and Robert Saxton Galleries before new exhibitions open on the 14th, plus new work in our Area Artists Association Gallery. Mix and mingle at this month’s after-hours open house. Admission is free.

 

Blue Star Museums

 

May 31– September 5, 2011
Blue Star Museums

Lubeznik Center is proud to support this Operation Appreciation initiative from Blue Star Families in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. This summer we’ll admit active duty military families to the center free of charge.

 

Dairy Queen


September 2, 2011
First Fridays @ 5: Chill Out
5:00─8:00PM

Chill out to the cool guitar stylings of award-winning guitarist, Peter Aglinskas, plus Dilly Bars, courtesy of Jack’s Dairy Queen in Lake Station, IN.

Possessing a vast repertoire, ranging from soul to traditional Spanish and flamenco, Aglinskas will feature original solo fingerstyle guitar arrangements from his “Sepia Session” and “South Shore Soul” recordings at this month's First Friday after-hours event. Admission is free.

 

Lubeznik Center for the Arts Lakefront Art Festival


August 20 & 21, 2011
Lubeznik Center for the Arts Lakefront Art Festival
Washington Park

Now in its 30th year, Lubeznik Center’s Lakefront Art Festival brings the very best of art and fine craft from artists throughout the country to Michigan City's Washington Park. Your $4 admission supports world-class exhibits, programs and outreach across the region. LCA members and children under 12 are admitted free. Sponsored by: Bulk Transport, The Chronicle, Lakeshore Public Television, The Lakeshore 89.1 FM, Lamar, Michigan City LaPorte Convention and Visitors Bureau, McDonalds, The News Dispatch, NIPSCO, Post-Tribune, The Times Media Company, Shore Magazine, WIMS AM1420, WNIT Public Television.

 

First Fridays @ 5: Art my Car


August 5, 2011
First Fridays @ 5: Art my Car
5:00─8:00PM

Fresh off his “Awesome Gigs: Grafitti Artist” presentation on July 21, artist Marco Salazar returns to demonstrate his technique on Lubeznik Center Gallery Shop manager, Esther Guncheon’s car. Come watch this work of art evolve over the course of the night as you mix and mingle. Admission is free.

 

Awesome Gigs: Graffiti Artist


July 21, 2011
Awesome Gigs: Graffiti Artist
7:00─9:00PM

What does it take to become a graffiti artist? Do you need formal training? Can you make a living at it? Have you been arrested for art? Learn the answers to these questions and more when our Awesome Gigs series continues with fine art painter, air brush artist and muralist, Marco Salazar. Admission is free. Sponsored by Shoreline Brewery.

 

Saddle Up Soirée


Saturday, July 9, 2011
Saddle Up Soirée
Firefly Farm, LaPorte

Featuring live musical performances, equestrian demonstrations, line dancing and cowboy cuisine, this year’s annual fundraising dinner dance at scenic Firefly Farm will be one you won’t want to miss. Get ready to cowboy up!

 

First Fridays @ 5: Text Messages Artists Reception

 

July 1, 2011
First Fridays @ 5: Text Messages Artists Reception
5:00–8:00PM

Celebrate the arrival of our newest addition to the sculpture garden, Amanda Katz’ Vessel, plus 2 new exhibitions: Text Messages, featuring the work of Jean Bevier, Jennifer Boe, Karin Vance Chickadel, Lora Fosberg, Amanda Katz, Michael Bill Smith and Charles Wickler; and Melissa Jay Craig Transcriptions, featuring sculpture works of handmade paper that explore scale, color and texture.

As always, refreshments will be available and admission is FREE.

 

Jazz Concert with Monika Herzig


Sunday, June 12
Jazz Concert with Monika Herzig
7:00PM

Acclaimed jazz pianist, composer and Owl Studios recording artist, Monika Herzig returns to Lubeznik Center with a concert spotlighting music written by women. Reprising a program that she recently performed in Rome, Herzig will infuse the program with the history of women in jazz and beyond while featuring music by Marian McPartland, Jessica Williams, Billie Holiday, May Aufderheide, and Carol King as well as original compositions. Herzig’s tributes cover many genres of jazz — from blues to swing to ragtime. Admission is $6 for Lubeznik Center members and $10 for the public. Tickets will be held at the door. Doors open at 6:15, program starts at 7:00 p.m. For information or reservations please phone 219.874.4900.

Sponsored By WIMS AM 1420

 

First Fridays @ 5: Summer Vacation


Friday, June 3
First Fridays @ 5: Summer Vacation
5:00─8:00PM

Kick off your summer, and your shoes, at this month’s First Friday open house! Enjoy summer foods, fashions and music – and enter our first annual flip flop contest. Bring your best flip flops to enter. Judging begins at 7:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded in several categories, including:

Most Unusual
Best Use of Bling
Beachiest
Flip Flop Formal Wear
Tot Flops

…plus a book signing by Jonita Davis, author of a history of Michigan City’s Washington Park and an artist reception for “Material Girl,” Tommy Fitzsimmons. Admission is free.

 

Joan Chesterton - Woman as Artist, Woman as Muse: Diamond


Thursday, May 19
Joan Chesterton
Woman as Artist, Woman as Muse: Diamond Collection Posters of the Belle Époque 1890-1910
7:00PM

Join Lubeznik Center for the Arts for an illuminating evening of art history and insight with American Art expert Joan Chesterton. Doors open at 6:30, program starts at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $3, free for LCA members. Phone 219.874.4900 for reservations. Program support provided through a matching grant from the Indiana Humanities Council in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

First Fridays @ 5: An Evening of Short Plays by Local Authors


Friday, May 6
First Fridays @ 5: An Evening of Short Plays by Local Authors
5:00─8:00PM

Join us for an evening of dramatic performances by local artists. Refreshments will be available. Admission is free.

 

First Fridays @ 5: Poetry Slam


Friday, April 1
First Fridays @ 5: Poetry Slam
5:00–8:00PM

Poetry Slam is back by popular demand!  Join us for a spirited evening of creative, collaborative and competitive spoken word performance. Refreshments will be available. Admission is free. Phone 219.874.4900 for more information.

 

Members Preview Event


Thursday, March 24
Members Preview Event
5:30 pm–8:00 pm

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming season with Lubeznik Center Exhibition Curator Carol Ann Brown and gain insight into the curatorial process. Meet Clemens Bak, son of 100 Views of Chicago artist Bronislaw Bak and hear his father's incredible story, tour the LCA Permanent Collection rooms, preview this year's Lakefront Art Festival offerings, get a sneak peek at plans for July's Saddle-up Soirée and enjoy a light buffet provided by Emma’s Eats as you mix and mingle at this members-only event. Reserve by March 20: 219.874.4900.

 

First Fridays @ 5: Chicago Style


Friday, March 4
First Fridays @ 5: Chicago Style
5:00–8:00PM

Tour “100 Views of Chicago” while enjoying the flavors of Chicago at our monthly after-hours open house. Refreshments will be available. Admission is free. Phone 219.874.4900 for more information.

 

Family Art Day


Saturday, February 5
Family Art Day
12:00 pm–2:00 pm (CST)

Join us for a day of family fun and art sponsored by Tri Kappa’s Delta Mu chapter. Alison Jaksa, popular instructor of Lubeznik Center's Young Artists’ Studio will engage the entire family in a creative Underground Railroad quilt project. Students of all ages will design and produce a quilt square celebrating African-American’s hard won road to freedom. The resulting squares will be assembled into a quilt that will hang in Lubeznik Center's NIPSCO Art Education Studios in celebration of Black History Month. All supplies will be provided. Tuition is just $5 per person. A limited number of scholarships are available. Phone 219.874.4900 for more information.

 

First Fridays @ 5: Beer Tasting


Friday, February 4
First Fridays @ 5: Beer Tasting
5:00–8:00PM

In keeping with our “Saloon Society Chicago Style” exhibit, sample the brewing arts at this month’s after-hours event. Participating breweries include Michigan City’s Shoreline Brewery; Crown Brewing of Crown Point, IN; and Figure Eight Brewing of Valparaiso. Author Rita Kohn will be here to read and sign copies of her book, “True Brew: A Guide to Craft Beer in Indiana.” Admission is free. Phone 219.874.4900 for more information.

 

Awesome Gigs: Brewmaster


Thursday, January 20
Awesome Gigs: Brewmaster
7:00–9:00PM

What kind of training does it take to become a brewmaster? Do you have to be born with the skill? Or can it be developed? Do you ever get bored with beer? Learn the answers to these questions and more when our Awesome Gigs series continues with Shoreline Brewery’s Sam Strupek. Admission is free. Phone 219.874.4900 for more information.

 

First Fridays @ 5: Happy Re-new Year


Friday, January 7
First Fridays @ 5: Happy Re-new Year
5:00–8:00PM

Have the holidays taken a toll on your well-being? Join us for an evening of renewal and inspiration.

For one night only, our galleries will host a variety of local practitioners eager to share their knowledge of massage, acupuncture, herbs and more. See into your future with a card reading or commit your intentions to paper by creating a vision board. Take advantage of opportunities to sample healthy foods, gain inspiration from current exhibitions or shop for bargains at the Gallery Shop. Kick back and relax, the holiday season is over! Admission is FREE.

 

Get Lucky!

 

Through December 30, 2010
Get Lucky!

Imagine yourself behind the wheel of this classic 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL:

  • 8 Cylinders
  • Automatic transmission
  • Air conditioning
  • 83,000 miles
  • Maintained by Classic Imports of New Buffalo
  • Convertible with optional hard top
  • Original “Buttercup” exterior

Proceeds benefit Lubeznik Center arts programming, education and outreach throughout the region. Tickets are just $100 each. Only 250 chances to win will be sold. Make sure you get yours! Drawing to be held December 30, 2010. You need not be present to win. Purchase online or in person at Lubeznik Center. Phone (219)874-4900 for more information.

Get Lucky!   Get Lucky!   Get Lucky!

 

FREE First Fridays@5: Holiday Artisan Market


December 3, 2010
FREE First Fridays@5: Holiday Artisan Market
5:008:00PM

Trim your tree with art! Help us raise funds to benefit Lubeznik Center education programming by purchasing one-of-a-kind, handcrafted ornament, or make one yourself! Refreshments will be available. Admission is free. Phone 219.874.4900 for more information.

 

Beyond the Arches: Selected Works from McDonald’s Corporate Art Collection


November 30, 2010
Joan Chesterton

Beyond the Arches: Selected Works from McDonald’s Corporate Art Collection
7:00PM

Join Lubeznik Center for the Arts for an illuminating evening of art history and insight with American Art expert Joan Chesterton. Doors open at 6:30, program starts at 7:00 p.m.  Admission is $3, free for LCA members. Phone 219.874.4900 for more information.

 

Untapped: Saloon Society Panel Discussion


November 19, 2010 7:00PM
Untapped: Saloon Society Panel Discussion

Join Lubeznik Center for the Arts, for a “spirited” evening of history and insight with Chicago writer and newsman Rick Kogan. This event is free and open to the public.

 

FREE First Fridays@5: Day of the Dead

 

November 13, 2010
Beyond the Arches: Selected Works from McDonald’s Corporate Art Collection
Benefit Exhibit Preview and Reception: November 13, 6­-9 pm
Public Opening Reception: November 19, 5­
-8 pm

An enthusiastic supporter of emerging artists for over 30 years, McDonald’s collection spans decades and includes contemporary works by regional, national and international artists. Be among the first to see these distinguished and rarely viewed artworks at a reception and celebration benefiting Lubeznik Center exhibits, education and outreach. Tickets are $50 per person.

Sponsors:

McDonalds Lake Michigan Shore The Times

 

Holiday Ornament Workshop

November 11, 2010
Holiday Ornament Workshop
6:00–9:00PM

Help us raise funds to benefit Lubeznik Center education programming. Create an ornament (or two) to donate to our first annual Holiday Artisan Market, opening on Friday, December 3.  Celebrate the season with crafts and camaraderie at this open studio workshop. Bring your own supplies — we’ll provide the refreshments! This event is free and open to the public.

 

FREE First Fridays@5: Day of the Dead

 

November 5, 2010
FREE First Fridays@5: Day of the Dead
5:00–8:00PM

Celebrate El Día de los Muertos with refreshments, music & more! This event is free and open to the public.

 

Awesome Gigs: Rock n’ Roll Photographer

 

October 21, 2010
Awesome Gigs: Rock n’ Roll Photographer
7:00 pm–9:00 pm

Awesome Gigs returns in October with special guest, Bobby Talamine. One of the top rock n’ roll photographers in the country, he has photographed virtually every notable musical act since 1977 including Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, Mariah Carey, U2, The Who, Bruce Springsteen and more. Bobby will answer questions like, “How does one become a Rock n’ Roll photographer?” “What kind of training do you need?” “What kind of equipment do you use?” and more. Join Bobby for a casual Q&A at Shoreline Brewery following the program.

Admission is FREE.

Sponsors:

 

First Fridays @ 5: Poetry Slam returns!

 

October 1, 2010
First Fridays @ 5: Poetry Slam returns!
5:00 pm–8:00 pm

ATTENTION POETS, PERFORMERS, RAPPERS AND RANTERS! Poetry Slam returns to Lubeznik Center for the Arts on Friday October 1.

Our last Poetry Slam proved to be entertaining for performers and audience members alike. A creative, competitive spoken word performance emphasizing audience involvement and welcoming a wide range of voices, anyone is welcome to perform, but all competitors must adhere to the following rules:

  • All work must be original and of the performers’ own construction
  • No props, costumes, or musical instruments
  • You must pre-register in order to read

Do you have what it takes to slam the competition? Please contact Janet Bloch, at 219.874.4900 for more information, or to register.

 

Be a Spark!

 

Saturday, September 25, 2010
Be a Spark!
12:00–3:00 p.m. (CST)
6:00–8:00 p.m. (CST)

Are you a Lubeznik Center member, volunteer or instructor? Have you participated in one of our classes or workshops? Have you exhibited in one of our galleries? Then you are a Spark!

Your support makes it possible for us the deliver the spark of inspiration and imagination throughout the region with world-class arts programming, education and outreach. We’d like to recognize and celebrate that support in our upcoming fundraising campaign and annual meeting. Please stop by on Saturday, September 25 between the hours of 12 and 3, or 6 and 8 to have your portrait snapped as part of an effort to create a stronger, more vibrant Lubeznik Center for the Arts.

 

NWIPA Trail Creek Fun Float Reception

 

Sunday, September 12
NWIPA Trail Creek Fun Float Reception

Join the Northwest Indiana Paddling Association for their 4th Annual Trail Creek Fun Float, an Indiana Coast Week event celebrating the natural splendor of our Lake Michigan Coastline. Last year, nearly 70 canoeists and kayakers took part in this 6 mile trip from Lake Michigan to International Friendship Gardens and back. This year’s Fun Float will emphasize the native ecology and natural history of Trail Creek, as well as ongoing restoration and revitalization efforts throughout the watershed. Afterwards, participants will gather at Lubeznik Center for the Arts where current exhibits feature works inspired by the natural world. Refreshments will be provided by sponsors including Family Express, Great Lakes Catering and Shirley Heinze Land Trust. Participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt sponsored by NIPSCO.

Paddlers should meet at Michigan City’s Washington Park Boat Ramps at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 12. Free parking will be available for Fun Float paddlers in Washington Park. Chicago River Canoe and Kayak will provide rental canoes and kayaks. Contact Ryan Chew at 312-823-3384 or ryanwc@sbcglobal.net by September 10th to reserve.

Sponsors:

 

Blue Star Museums

 

May 31– September 6, 2010
Blue Star Museums

Lubeznik Center is proud to support this Operation Appreciation initiative from Blue Star Families in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. This summer we’ll admit active duty military families to the center free of charge.

 

Lubeznik Center for the Arts Lakefront Art Festival

 

August 21–22, 2010
Lubeznik Center for the Arts Lakefront Art Festival

Part of the Anchors and Art Weekend, the 29th annual Lakefront Art Festival will showcase the best of art and craft from artists throughout the country. Enjoy food, fun and art in Michigan City’s lakefront Washington Park.

Concert: Monika Herzig

 

August 1, 2010
Concert: Monika Herzig
Doors open at 6:15pm
Performance at 7:00pm

Acclaimed jazz pianist, composer and recording artist, Monika Herzig returns to the Lubeznik Center for the Arts with a concert spotlighting Indiana-born composers and songwriters  including Cole Porter, JJ Johnson, Hoagy Carmichael, David Baker, Freddie Hubbard and Julia Niebergall to name just a few.  Herzig, with guitarist Peter Kienle, perform all genres of jazz — from blues to swing to ragtime. Admission is $10, $6 for LCA members.

 

Awesome Gigs: Harlan Thompson, Tattoo Artist

 

July 7, 2010
Awesome Gigs: Harlan Thompson, Tattoo Artist
7:00PM

How does one become a tattoo artist? What is a typical day like? What kind of training do you need? Learn the answers to these questions and more at this unique presentation by Drawn to Tattoos curator, and owner of Pioneer Studios, Harlan Thompson. Join Harlan after the event for a casual Q&A at Shoreline Brewery. Admission is FREE.

Sponsored By:
Shoreline Brewery

 

First Fridays @ 5

 

June 4, 2010
First Fridays @ 5
5:00 pm–8:00 pm

Join us for a Family-Friendly First Friday @ 5 featuring a carnival atmosphere, light bites, libations & more!  

A Night in Venice


May 22, 2010
A Night in Venice
6:00 pm–Midnight

Join Lubeznik Center for the Arts members, board, friends, supporters and staff for A Night in Venice, a magical night of dinner and dancing plus live and silent auctions featuring fabulous packages, one-of-a-kind getaways and unbelievable offers. Proceeds benefit Lubeznik Center for the Arts community outreach, education, and exhibits.

Marc Smith

 

May 7, 2010
First Fridays @ 5
5:00 pm-8:00 pm

ATTENTION POETS, PERFORMERS, RAPPERS AND RANTERS! Lubeznik Center for the Arts continues their First Fridays @ 5 series on May 7th with a Poetry Slam, hosted by Poetry Slam pioneer Marc Smith.

What's a Poetry Slam, you ask? Simply put, a Poetry Slam is a creative, competitive spoken word performance − emphasizing audience involvement and welcoming a wide range of voices. Lyrics, love letters, diatribes, poems and prose are all welcome!

The night of the Slam, judges will be appointed from the audience to score each performer on a scale from 0 to 10, evaluating both content and performance. The audience is encouraged to respond to both performers and judges in any way they see fit − from impassioned cheering to good-natured heckling.

The winners will take home bragging rights and prizes. Anyone is welcome to perform, but competitors must adhere to the following rules:

  • All work must be original and of the performers’ own construction
  • No props, costumes, or musical instruments
  • You must pre-register in order to read

Do you have what it takes to slam the competition? Please contact Janet Bloch, Lubeznik Center's Education Coordinator at 219.874.4900 for more information, or to register. Deadline for early registration is at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 30th.

Tony Fitzpatrick

 

April 24, 2010
Opening Reception
7:00-9:00 pm

Celebrate the opening of our new exhibits featuring work by Tony Fitzpatrick, Carl Holzman, Harlan Thompson and Twila Beahm with light bites, libations and a chance to mix and mingle. This event is free and open to the public.

William Conger, Geisha

March 16, 2010
New Moderns Panel Discussion

7:00 pm

Artist, curator and educator Doug Stapleton leads a discussion of abstraction and form in conjunction with the current exhibit, “The New Moderns: In Search of Form.” Panel members include: “New Moderns” curator and local artist Carole Stodder; Brauer Museum Director, Gregg Hertzlieb; and exhibiting artist William Conger. Admission is free for LCA members and students, $3.00 for guests.

William Conger, Geisha
(detail)

 

Peter Aglinskas

 

March 5, 2010
First Fridays @ 5
5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Back by popular demand! Recipient of the Chicago Cultural Department’s “Artists International” Award, Peter Aglinskas infuses his music with elements from the contemporary worlds of jazz, funk and rock, with technique firmly rooted in the classical music tradition. Enjoy Peter’s sultry guitar stylings, along with light bites, libations and more. Admission is free. Don’t miss out!

 

Greta Pope

 

February 27, 2010
Greta Pope
Paris Noir... American Jazz in Paris!

7:00 pm

International entertainer and vocalist Greta Pope performs songs of the legendary African American musicians who brought American jazz to Paris in the 1920’s and 30’s including Josephine Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Eartha Kitt, Billie Holiday and Nat King Cole. Join us at 6 p.m. for a glass of wine or champagne, plus refreshments with a French flair. Tickets are $20, $15 for LCA members. Seating is limited. Tickets will be held at the door. Call 219.874.4900 for more information.

 

Exhibits

February 5, 2010
First Fridays @ Five
The New Moderns Opening Reception
5:00-8:00 pm (CST)

A distinctly modern First Friday @ 5 will celebrate the opening of our “New Moderns” exhibit with art, refreshments and electronica music by Button. This event is free and open to the public. Phone 219.874.4900 for more information.

Eleanor Himmelfarb, Fandango
Celebration
(detail)

 

Souper Bowl of Caring 2010

 

February 4, 2010
Souper Bowl of Caring 2010
3:00 p.m.6:30 p.m. (CST)

Buy a bowl, feed the hungry. Enjoy an unlimited soup dinner in a one-of-a-kind handmade bowl at this Empty Bowls benefit for affiliated food pantries of the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. Tickets are $15, available at Lubeznik Center or by calling 800.879.7040.

 

101 W. Second Street, Michigan City, IN 46360 | 219.874.4900 | Site Map | Contact Us | Directions | Privacy Statement | Legal Notice | Home
Web Site Development, Hosting & Maintenance By Catalyst Marketing Innovations, LLC/ Worry Free Websites

History Board of Directors Annual Report Area Artist Association Mission Statement Staff Internships Partners
Current Exhibitions Upcoming Exhibitions Past Exhibitions Galleries Call for Artists: Solo Call for Artists: Group Sculpture Garden
Special Events Lubeznik Art and Artisan Festival ARTbash ArtMakers Events Kids' Art Parties Recent Events In the News
Classes Out-Reach Programs Instructor Bios Camps for Kids
Join Us Mail In Form
Volunteers Volunteer Form
Gallery Shop Online Shopping Tickets
Visitor Information Mailing List Request Form Links
Rental Information