Opening Reception for Steamroller Printmaking Project and Work Local: Art Meets Industry at LCA

Lubeznik-February-First-Friday-2015Lubeznik Center for the Arts will hold an opening reception for the Steamroller Printmaking Project and Work Local: Art Meets Industry during the February First Friday art walk. Steamroller Printmaking Project (Hyndman Gallery) exhibiting artists include: Janet Bloch, Lora Fosberg, Laurel Izard, Suzanne

Cohan-Lange & Richard Lange, Julia Neilsen, Andrea Peterson & Mary Uthuppuru, Nichole Renee Sheaffer, Michael Bill Smith, Tom Torluemke, Melissa Washburn, and Jay Zerbe. Work Local: Art Meets Industry exhibiting artists include: Jon Hook, Paul Pettigrew, Lee Purcell, Eric Tucker, and Illinois Institute of Technology graduate students.

Experience enormous relief prints on muslin created from 3x7 foot carved wooden plates and an industrial steamroller in Steamroller Printmaking Project. These prints were created on August 23rd, 2014 in the middle of Franklin Street, in the Uptown Arts District of Michigan City, after more than six months of fundraising. During the event, the community was invited to watch local artists work in a pop up printmaking studio under a 40 foot tent that included inking stations, a press in the form of a 1-ton steamroller, and many skilled hands. Over 30 prints were created that day. The Steamroller Printmaking Project was produced by Walnut Ink Projects with a team of print makers from Syracuse University, Lora Fosberg, and local artists in downtown Michigan City with support from CH Distillery, Michigan City Public Art Committee, Reith-Riley of Michigan City and donors through the Steamroller Kickstarter.

Work Local: Art Meets Industry brings local artists, craftsmen, and graduate students from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) together with local manufacturers, fabricators, and laborers in this design-based exhibition.

Co-curated by IIT Chicago professor, Paul Pettigrew. Local companies, Blocksom & Company (Michigan City, IN) and AAA Steel Supply (Schererville, IN) provided materials and or space to exhibiting artists: Jon Hook, Lee Purcell, and Eric Tucker.

Meet artists from both exhibitions, enjoy light bites and refreshments as you tour our galleries during this event. Admission is free.

Lubeznik Center for the Arts' galleries are currently closed for remodeling, however, administrative offices are open during regular hours (Monday-Friday, 10 AM - 5 PM). The center will go back to regular hours beginning on February 7.

Lubeznik Center for the Arts is located at 101 W. 2nd St., at the lakefront in Michigan City, IN. Weekday hours are from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST). Weekend hours are from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST). The Hyndman Gallery is closed every Thursday morning until 2 PM for a weekly civic event. For more information please visit or call 219-874-4900.

LCA receives generous support from South Shore Arts, the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.