Friday, December 5, 5 - 8:00 PM (CST) enjoy the sounds of live music at Lubeznik Center for the Arts from Earl Miller and Sandy Gleim, members of the La Porte-based Trouble Blind band. In their "professional lives", he is an engineer with Hiler Industries, and she is with Unity Foundation of La Porte County. Check out Trouble Blind's mix of classic and modern rock / pop, country and originals at www.troubleblind.com.
While you're enjoying the music, peruse our Holiday Artisan Market. This year's market features an array of winter wearables, fine arts and crafts, jewelry, toys, and much more. Trim your tree with elegant handmade glass ornaments by George Bochnig. Purchase gifts from local artists, like Pam Huff of LaPorte. Her lovely pendants made from Lake Michigan beach glass and sterling silver make for an affordable and personal gift. For the little ones on your list, we have a variety of stuffed animals in our market, including Ann Thompson's sock animals. Part of the proceeds for Thompson's sales goes towards Sojourner Truth Foundation in Gary, IN.
Also, during First Friday, step down into the NIPSCO Art Education Studios for the opening of Inspired: Inspire, a show featuring artwork by MCAS art teachers. Karrie Harbart explains the title of the show: "We are inspired through our own work and we use that inspiration to inspire our students." Exhibiting artists include: Holly Beadles, Sue Cleveland, Rita Cochran, Jean Everspaugh, Thomas Friend, Karrie Harbart, Sandra Kedo, Sherry Loving, Lynn Mitchels, Kelly Tokoly-Rothermel, Susanne Vigen, and Cheri Whitler.
Also opening is LCA's Area Artists' Association member, Stephanie Carnell's, Captured Dreams - an exhibition of intaglio prints.
Other exhibits on display at the center include Comics & Code (Hyndman Gallery) featuring exhibiting artists Turtel Onli (co-curator), Juan Arevalo, Jun Ogasawara, Paul E. Schultz, Corey Roc Bottom Davis, Philo Barnhart, Sean McGuinness, Cory Hamscher, Gina Wynbrandt, and Arie Monroe.Thank you to our Comics & Code exhibit sponsors, The News Dispatch and NIPSCO.
It's Not Just Your Sunday Comic Strip (Brincka/Cross & Northview Galleries) features selected original comic art work from the private collection of Paul Pettigrew.
Enjoy an evening of music, shopping, and art with light bites and refreshments.
Lubeznik Center for the Arts is located at 101 W. 2nd St., at the lakefront in Michigan City, IN. Gallery weekday hours are from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST).
LCA holiday closings are as follows:
Nov. 27 - Closed (Thanksgiving Day)
Dec. 24 - Open 10AM-noon
Dec. 25 - Closed (Christmas Day)
Dec. 31 - Open 10AM-noon
Jan. 1 - Closed (New Year's Day)
LCA will be open regular hours all other days. For more information please visit www.lubeznikcenter.org or call 219-874-4900.
Provided with support from South Shore Arts, the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.