Opening Reception, April 6, 2018, 5:00-8:00pm Exhibit runs through April 29.
For the fourth year, SSAA is hosting an exhibition of arts and crafts produced by the Native American Circle at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City, curated by Karl and Kathy Dennis. Native American inmates with many different tribal affiliations, meet weekly to study and are taught that we are related to all living things, to respect themselves, their families, their friends, their community, and all of creation. They also study Native American thoughts, philosophy and spirituality and how it relates to the intellectual, physical, emotional, and spiritual.
On display will be paintings and Native American jewelry and crafts, all handmade one-of-a-kind items. Proceeds from the sale of the artwork will be split between two organizations: Camp New Happenings, which is run by the Episcopal Diocese in Northern Indiana (the camp provides a week-long camping experience for boys and girls ages 8 – 11 who have a parent or parents who are incarcerated); and the Potawatomi Trail of Death Association, whose purpose is to collect, preserve, research and interpret the history and heritage of the Potawatomi 1838 Trail of Death March from Indiana to Kansas.
During First Friday’s free Opening Reception, one of the world's preeminent Native American flute instructors, John Sarantos will be playing. John has facilitated contemporary Native American flute workshops from coast-to-coast for over 20 years, at New York City's prestigious Open Center, at national cultural gatherings and intimate flute circles.
Visitors and new artists can support the ARTS by becoming a member at a special membership rate of only $20 from now until June 30th, 2018. With membership support, you will receive updates on all gallery events throughout the year, be able to enter exhibits at the member rate and receive publicity via SSAA.
Join us in Michigan City's historic Uptown Arts District. Open Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons from noon to 5pm (cdt)
Southern Shore Art Association is a non-profit gallery supporting local artists throughout the Michiana area.
May Exhibit: Spring Fling! May 4 - 27, 2018 Welcoming Spring, this exhibit will celebrate the season after a long hard winter with visions of renewal and rebirth. Artists will present interpretations of Spring in all its glory. All mediums and genres will be displayed with subjects ranging from landscapes, city-scapes, gardens and any other subject matter denoting the season in traditional, abstract, realism or sculpture. See the Call for Art above.