First Friday Reception Opening September 2, 5 - 8pm Gallery opens at Noon
Exhibit - September 2 - 25, 2016 Unbound and Unseen/Seen are projects involving two groups of artists who, from individual and collective viewpoints, have created artworks inspired in part by texts ranging from works of literature and poetry to personal writings and statements by other artists.
The six artists in the Unbound group (Connie Kassal, George Kassal, Ed Maldonado, Ginny Scott, Patty Schaefer, and Linda Weigel) explore the physical relationship of art and text primarily using sculpture as their vehicle. In these works, text becomes the vehicle by which language, meaning, and wordcraft, are inextricably tied to the formation of art. Yet what emerges from these formations is a visual language that stands apart from text.
The six artists in the Unseen/Seen group (Dawn Diamantopoulos, Connie Kassal, George Kassal, Susan Henshaw, Gregg Hertzlieb, and Linda Weigel) are regional artists working in a wide range of styles and media who for this project chose to work with a shadow box format. Each artist created three shadow boxes corresponding to the selected themes of the hidden, the veiled, and the transparent.
On Saturday, September 10, 1pm, there will be an audience participation event led by Dawn Diamantopoulos which will be followed by a demonstration of reverse painting on glass by Linda Weigel.
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. Visit our website at: www.southernshoreartassociation.comor visit the SSAA Facebook page and "Like" us!
Coming in October! "Light, Reflection and Illusion" October 7 - 30, 2016 First Friday Opening 5-8pm Exhibition preview opening, Friday, September 30, 5-8pm
First Friday Reception and Art Walk October 7 with regular weekend gallery hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday, noon - 5 pm
SSAA Members John Ryszka, Kevin Gross and Matt Kubik are joining forces to present a multi-media exhibition that will transform the gallery itself into an experience of light, shadow, and color explosion. Included are Ryszka's manipulated glass sculptures of faces, figures and creatures. Gross's computer-generated fractal images create a mystical world of swirling light while Kubik's molded wire screen and reflective mylar sculptures challenge the viewers perceptions. The artists books and gift items will be available in the Gallery Shop.
NOVEMBER - Photography, "Memories Evoked" DECEMBER - "Winter Art Market" Members Holiday Exhibit