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Reading About the Region: James Dworkin’s The Dog and… Children’s Books


“The Dog and the Dolphin,” “The Dog and the Jet Ski”… are you sensing a theme? James Dworkin, local children’s author, was inspired by his home in La Pore County and living on the shores of Lake Michigan to write his two books, and soon, many more.

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Reading About the Region! Meet: Trent D. Pendley

Dunes_novel_bookreading-2 This week’s local Region author is Trent D. Pendley. If you have not met him before, you can introduce yourself soon!

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Pines Village's July “Meet the Artists Reception” Showcases Oil Painters from The Pop-Up A Valparaiso Art Experience


The “Meet the Artists Reception” at Pines Village not only exposed residents and various supporters of the arts to a diverse group of oil painters from The Pop-Up: A Valparaiso Art Experience, but they were introduced to the stories behind the new artwork as well.

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Cancer Resource Centre's "Inspirations From The Garden" Offers Opportunity to Relax and Learn in Unique Setting


Rays of both sunshine and hope illuminated the June Hawk-Franklin Garden of Meditation and Healing at the Cancer Resource Centre’s Inspirations from the Garden event, where those seeking healing tips or some new container planters congregated for a great cause. Here, community members had the opportunity to learn from presentations with topics including “Therapeutic Benefits of Container Gardening,” “Healing Benefits of Hypnosis and Meditation,” and “To Bee… or not to Bee.” Between sessions, attendees bid on 49 different garden containers made by supporters of the Cancer Resource Centre. From the Chicago Cubs to fairy gardens, the boxes represented the diverse interests of the Region.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Announces Fine Arts, Imagemakers, and Digital Arts Winners

Boys-Girls-Clubs-of-Porter-County-announces-Fine-Arts-Winners-2017 Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County, as part of its year-round National Fine Arts Program, which includes photography and digital arts, had numerous regional and national winners as part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Fine Arts program recognition.

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July First Friday Celebrates Opening of New Exhibitions at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts

July-First-Friday-Celebrates-Opening-of-New-Exhibitions-2017Join us on July 7, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00pm when Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) will be hosting the Opening Reception for "Home", "Patty Caroll: Anonymous Women" and "Natural Appreciation: Dunes, Waters, Forests of Michiana". Peruse the exhibitions and meet the artists. Admission is free and there will be lite bites and a cash bar.

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Deadline Extended to July 10 for Gary Public Art Challenge!

Deadline-Extended-to-July-10-for-Gary-Public-Art-Challenge-2017We aim to bring art outside of the traditional context of museums and galleries. Public art benefits the community and its visitors by increasing access to art and providing artists with opportunities to expand their practice and market.

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South Shore Line Posters Exhibit Receives Encore

South-Shore-Line-Posters-Exhibit-Receives-Encore Due to the popularity of The South Shore Line Poster Exhibit: A Retrospective of Original Paintings, the 50 original paintings will again be on display at the Indiana Welcome Center from July 5 to August 6. The paintings on display are a part of the Millennium series campaign that commenced 20 years ago.

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Cuban Sights and Sounds Fill the Blue Chip Casino for 2017 Lubeznik Center of the Arts' Art Bash


Annual Fundraiser Supports Lubeznik Center for the Arts' Outreach, Educational Programs

The sound of steel drums filtered in and out of Blue Chip Casino’s Stardust Event Center Saturday night as hundreds of people enjoyed a night in Havana at the Annual Lubeznik Center for the Arts’s Art Bash.

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Hobart Parks Department’s Arts In the Park Program Offers Creative Summertime Entertainment for Local Children


Tables cluttered with Play-Doh, markers, glue and paint, surrounded by smiling faces and messy hands kicked off the first day of the Hobart Parks Department’s annual Arts In the Park activities at Festival Park Community Center.

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Legacy Foundation and City of Gary Redevelopment Commission Launch Art Competition for Downtown Public Spaces


Legacy Foundation and the City of Gary Redevelopment Commission launch The 2017 Downtown Gary Public Art Competition with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The purpose of the Gary Public Art Competition is to give local artists an opportunity to undertake the challenge of creating a work of art in a public space within Gary, Indiana.

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