August 1 – August 31, 2014 Opening Reception First Friday August 1, 5-8pm (CST). Southern Shore Art Association Gallery 724 Franklin Street Michigan City, IN 46360 219-879-4980 Gallery Hours: First Friday: 12-8 pm, Fri, Sat, Sun 12-5 pm (CST)
The "FLASHBACK: 1970's" Exhibit at the Southern Shore Art Association will open Friday, August 1st in conjunction with First Friday festivities in the Uptown Arts District. The First Friday reception will run from 5-8pm (CST), offers free snacks and refreshments and is open to the public. The exhibit brings a variety of artists from Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois together with a vision inspired by the 1970's. To add interest we have several pieces of contemporaneous 1970's works of art on loan for the exhibit. This will allow the audience to compare the eyes of the artists from the 70's to the interpretation of the artists of today. The 1970's were a unique microcosm of culture and host to insight for our current artists. It will be an exhibit in a diversity of mediums and will cover the cultural highs and lows of that decade. Come share their vision, and see how they interpret fads, music and politics, among other trends of the time.
"BY THE ARTIST'S HAND" Opening Reception First Friday September 5, 5-8pm (CST) Exhibition from September 5 - 28, 2014 An exhibition of original works of art by Southern Shore Art Association members will include paintings in all media, drawing and collage along with sculpture and woodworking. Styles range from realism, impressionism, cubism, expressionism to surrealism and abstractionism, all created with hands on brushes, pencils, pastels, knives and chisels and the inspiration and limitless imagination of the artist. “It is always exciting to be able to exhibit the artwork of the many artists that reside in Northwest Indiana. There’s a wealth of talent and professionalism in the region. The SSAA affords a unique opportunity for artists in a variety of media to present their work in the ever-growing cultural scene in Michigan City,” said Anneke Dekker, SSAA Board president. “Our exhibitions have been recognized several times by the Chicago Tribune as their “Pick of the Week.” Opening on September 5 in conjunction with Michigan City’s First Friday’s festivities, “By The Artist’s Hand” will showcase the artworks of SSAA members who are provided with an opportunity to exhibit and sell through the non-profit gallery. Members range from emerging to established artists participating in new exhibitions opening monthly. The SSAA offers art classes, special art-related programming, solo shows and a gift shop featuring original arts and crafts. A free public reception from 5-8pm affords an opportunity to meet and support the exhibiting members and enjoy refreshments. The Gallery located at 724 Franklin Street in Michigan City’s Uptown Arts District, is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 5pm (CST).
October 3 - October 26, 2014 "BEACHES TO BARNS...EN PLEIN AIR" Members of the Duneland Plein Air Painters will present an exhibition of their work completed over the past two years. Most of the pieces will be "field pieces" painted "in the open air". Some pieces will be studio paintings based on the field work at a particular venue. There will be examples of "field to finish" work. The Duneland Plein Air Painters represent many of the communities in the Duneland area, in both Indiana and Michigan. The members paint together on Thursdays from April through October. Their work, primarily oils, acrylics or watercolors, will depict many local venues including beaches, barns and farms, gardens, downtown areas, historic sites, even a horse farm. Opening Reception First Friday, October 3, 5-8pm