October First Friday at Lubeznik Center for the Arts: Burn ‘Em Brewing and James Cannon

Lubeznik-First-Fridays-Burn-EmLubeznik Center for the Arts will have beer tastings from Burn 'Em Brewing of Michigan City, IN - one of the most sought-after microbreweries in Northwest Indiana. Their slogan is: "Comforting the disturbed and disturbing the comfortable one brew at a time since 2013". All proceeds will go towards Lubeznik Center for the Arts. Enjoy lite bites and refreshments. Free admission.

As you're sipping on a brew, enjoy the sounds of musician James Cannon. As a singer/songwriter, steeped in Americana/Folk/Old-Time music, James offers a unique blend of autobiographical material, as well as traditional standards and contemporary covers. Performing via his own personal style of stripped-down finger style & flatpicking acoustic guitar, along with harmonica accompaniment and a passionate vocal delivery, James' "sound" harkens back to the days of the "storytellers"; spanning everything from The Carter Family to The Grateful Dead.

Before you leave LCA, step down into the large NIPSCO Art Education Studio for the opening reception of Fantastic Ark & Great Distinction Zoo, an exhibition by artists from Social & Learning Institute and Michiana Resources facilitated by art educator Debra Sawyer and funded by Duneland Health Council. Fantastic Ark & Great Distinction Zoo is an exhibit of mythical and magical creatures sculpted in clay or papier-mâché. Each artist created his or her own creature then combined their concept with a partner artist's concept, the two collaborating to create a new and unique hybrid. The creatures were inspired by mythical gods and magical creatures from religious and cultural stories. The exhibit will be on display until Nov. 7.

Explore the current exhibits, Invasive Species, Transformation, and Aquatic Kaleidoscopes, before they close on Oct. 18.

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 (CDT). Weekend hours are from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT). Hyndman Gallery is open from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Thursdays. For more information please visit www.lubeznikcenter.org or call 219-874-4900.