First Friday March 3 – 26, 2017 Awards Ceremony March 5, 2-4pm (cst)
As part of the SSAA mission to support educational opportunities, this year’s county-wide high school art competition is being held in March. The exhibit is sponsored by The Jerry Peters Memorial Fund through Unity Foundation of LaPorte County. Other award sponsors include the Michigan City Art League, Glenn L. Firme & Associates, The Stanley/Tumosa Award, the Land of Lakes Art Alliance and the Patricia Judson Memorial Award. The art show opens on First Friday, March 3rd from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m. with a special “People’s Choice” ballot. Come vote your choice for special recognition with the “People’s Choice”.
Formal reception and awards presentation will take place on Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Participating schools include LaLumiere School, LaPorte High School, Marquette High School, and Michigan City High School. The juror for this year’s exhibition is Ruth Sinclair, sculptor/printmaker and Valparaiso University graduate from Mishawaka, IN. Ruth is a former art educator with more than 30 years teaching experience and an award winning sculptor.
The SSAA supports Art Education because art is work, art is a language of visual images, and art is value; values of home and family, work and play, the individual within society, nature and the environment. Come enjoy and discover the insights of our county’s student artists.
The Southern Shore Art Gallery is a non-profit association and has become known for monthly themed exhibitions which give established and emerging artists an opportunity to exhibit and sell their work. The Gallery is recognized throughout NW Indiana and Chicago where exhibitions have been cited as “pick of the week. The SSAA Gallery is located at 724 Franklin Street, Michigan City, IN 46360. or visit the SSAA Facebook page and "Like" us! *****************************
APRIL Exhibit:Native Visions Opening First Friday April 1 to April 30, 2017, 12 – 8 pm (CST)
For the third year, SSAA is hosting an exhibition of art and crafts produced by the Native American Circle of the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City. Forty-two Native American inmates with many different tribal affiliations, meet weekly to study. Participants are taught that we are related to all living things, to respect themselves, their families, their friends, their community, and all of creation. They study Native American thoughts, philosophy, and spirituality and how it relates to the intellectual, physical, emotional, and spiritual. Their artwork reflects their studies. Proceeds from sales is donated to “Camp New Happenings” in Indiana.
MAY Exhibit: Seeing Red Opening May 12 to June 4, 2017, 12-8pm (cst)
The Southern Shore Art Association announces an artistic collaboration with the Dunes Arts Foundation. In conjunction with the Dunes Arts Foundation presentation of the play "RED", the SSAA will be coordinating the member and guest art exhibit "SEEING RED" at the SSAA Gallery. The SEEING RED exhibit will be Friday, May 12 - Sunday June 4. RED will be presented at the Dunes Summer Theater, May 25 - June 4.
The exhibit SEEING RED will be open to all art media expressing the many aspects of the color. Red is the color of extremes. It is the color of passionate love, seduction, violence, danger, anger, and adventure. Our prehistoric ancestors saw red as the color of fire and blood – energy and primal life forces. As an extension of the exhibit, several works of art will be hung in the Dunes Summer Theater lobby during the run of the theatrical presentation of RED.
The play RED by John Logan depicts the artistic struggle of the master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko. RED is a searing portrait of the artist’s ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting. The play was a 2010 Tony Award Winner.