"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 fine 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).
"BEACHES TO BARNS...EN PLEIN AIR" October 3 - October 26, 2014 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
“SEEING RED” Annual Photography Exhibit November 7 - November 30, 2014 Opening Reception First Friday November 7, 5-8 pm.The members of the Southern Shore Art Association Camera Club will present their fine art photography during the month of November. The exhibit opens November 7 with an opening night reception from 5-8pm on First Friday in the Uptown Arts District. Free refreshments will be available for guests. The exhibit will be open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during the month of November from 12 - 5 pm. This exhibit will have a color theme where all photographs will contain a majority of the color red. These “Seeing Red” works of art will be judged with the selected winner receiving the annual Paul Dunn Memorial award. Opening Reception First Friday, November 7, 5 - 8pm