June 2019 - "Collected Expressions" Opening May 31, 2019 Reception June 7, 5-8pm Exhibit runs through June 30, 2019
"Collected Expressions" will be offered by the Duneland Plein Air Painters at their annual group show to be held at the Southern Shore Art Association Gallery from Friday, May 31 thru Sunday, June 30.
An opening reception hosted by the artists will be Friday, June 7th from 5-8 p.m. as part of the Uptown Arts District First Friday event. "Collected Expressions" will include work from the current and previous seasons as well as some works painted at The Brauer Museum in Valparaiso where the group often holds "paint-ins" or other special events during the winter months.
The painters visit locations all across the region weekly on Thursdays, mid-April through the end of October. They visit very local venues such as downtown Valparaiso and Michigan City and also travel to places such as The Fernwood Botanic Garden in Niles MI, the dunes from east to Gary and visit private gardens in the towns of Kouts and Wanatah, farms, orchards and even a llama ranch. This season they will expand their travels in an overnight two-day session to a lavender labyrinth near the western shore of Michigan near Shelby as well as the bison preserve near the western border of Indiana.
DPAP members who will be exhibiting in this show are Julia Holmaas, Jim May, Liz Williams, Bunny Dimke, Lisa Slauson, Betty Thomas, Julie Kasniunas, Laura Krentz, Kris Cook, Jean Bargeron, Sandy Appleby, Ginny Takacs, Diana Plenys, Laurie Carpenter and Pat Herman, co-chairwomen of this exhibit.
"Collected Expressions" at Southern Shore Art Association Gallery, 724 Franklin St., Michigan City, will be open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m., May 31 thru June 30. Refreshments will be served at the First Friday opening.
The SSAA Gift Shop offers a variety of cards, ceramics, printed scarves, bags and pillow covers all created by local artists. Bring your shopping list as you're sure to find something wonderful! Browse the selection of books by local authors.
Southern Shore Art Association is a non-profit gallery supporting local artists throughout the Michiana area. Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Sundays from noon to 5pm. All are welcome free of charge. Join us in Michigan City's historic Uptown Arts District.