First Friday, May 5, will celebrate the last weekend of this very special exhibit!
For the third year, SSAA is hosting an exhibition of arts and crafts produced by the Native American Circle at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City. 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. Learning to help others is part of their teachings and inmates, through their artistic gifts of creating paintings, jewelry, dream catchers and other works expressive of Native American culture, give back to the community. The Native American Circle helps to guide its members to find a different path of life while becoming a better person for it. A percentage of 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 weeklong 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.
Sponsors of this exhibit include the Indiana Native American Indian Affairs Commission and Northern Indiana Public Service Company.
Exhibit runs through Sunday May 7th. Gallery and Gift Shop open hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 12-5pm
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! *****************************
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 Fiddlehead Restaurant, 422 Franklin Street. 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 and 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.