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Munster High School Art Department Happenings for January & February 2017

munster-hs-outsideThe second semester in the Munster High School Art Department is dedicated to scholarship opportunities, portfolio documentation and refinement and multiple exhibitions for the advanced classes.

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Legacy Foundation and Gary Public Transportation Committee Seek Artists to Expand the Bus Shelter Art Project to Merrillville and Crown Point

legacy-bus-stationArtists and graphic designers are invited to submit their concepts for art panels, seating, solar lighting, and functional art to be installed within the shelter. Submissions will be accepted until March 15, 2017.

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Lubeznik Center for the Arts Offering Spring Classes in 2017

Lubeznik-Spring-Classes-2017Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) spring class offerings for children, teens and adults are currently open for registration. Weekly classes are available for those looking to develop new skills and workshops for those looking to flex their creative muscles. Classes fill quickly, so please register early to secure your spot!

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St. Mary Medical Center Raises Funds for Cardiovascular Research Fund with 2017 Coffee & Canvas Event


Community Healthcare System’s St. Mary Medical Center hosted a special Coffee & Canvas event on Saturday morning at the Portage Lakefront Park & Riverwalk. The event allowed a group of people the opportunity to look out on the lakeshore, and use its elements to create their own painting, with the help of a local artist.

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PNW Faculty and Staff Step into the Art Scene

Ken-BronowskiThe communication and creative arts department of Purdue University Northwest Calumet campus will be opening the new year of gallery showings with a faculty show on January 26 from 6-8 p.m. at the CHESS Art Gallery located at 6725 Kennedy Ave., Hammond, Ind.

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Lubeznik Center for the Arts 2017 Call for Artists

Lubeznik-Art-and-Artisan-Festival-2016Application to the 2017 Lubeznik Art & Artisan Festival is now open. 65-100 exhibitors will be selected to exhibit and $3000 in cash prizes will be awarded. We invite artists and artisans to apply to this high-quality contemporary art event. Application deadline is March 10, 2017.

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Top 10 Entertainment Stories on NWIndianaLife in 2016


We published several hundred entertainment stories to the NWIndianaLife.com entertainment section this year. Stories on great local theatres to restaurants and more in Northwest Indiana were fair game for good news.

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Six Local Artists Selected for Gary Bus Route Public Art Installations

Six-Local-Artists-Selected-for-Gary-Bus-Route-Public-Art-Installations-2016In 2017 Gary public transportation riders will see bus stops transformed with murals, mosaic structures and newly branded information totem poles. Thanks to a project spearheaded by Legacy Foundation and the Gary Public Transportation Corporation (GPTC), local artists Corey Hagelberg, Jesse Johnson, Malachi Moore, Rashelle Roos, Nancy Schoon, and Desireé Simpson were selected to create public art pieces for bus shelters along the Broadway corridor.

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PNW 18th Odyssey Sculpture and Art Exhibit

PNW-18th-Odyssey-Sculpture-and-Art-Exhibit_01Purdue University Northwest will celebrate the opening of its 18th Odyssey Sculpture and Art Exhibit with a public reception at 4:30 p.m. CT, Friday, Nov. 11 in the James B. Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex (DSAC) on the Westville Campus.

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Scarecrow Contest at Residences at Deer Creek Mixes Politics and Laughs

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The fall holiday season is a competitive one for Residence of Deer Creek. It all starts in October with their community wide Scarecrow Competition.

The goal is to construct a scarecrow display with enough creativity to entertain the judges without losing the intimidation to scare off the birds. All businesses and organizations in the area are welcome to compete. While Residence of Deer Creek always makes two themselves.

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Legacy Foundation and Gary Public Transportation Corporation Seek Artists to Transform Broadway Bus Shelters Into Public Art

Legacy-Foundation-Gary-Public-Transit-2016Legacy Foundation and Gary Public Transportation Corporation (GPTC) look to enhance the public transit experience by installing public art into bus shelters. From now through November 1 artists and graphic designers can submit their design concepts for artistic murals, seating, solar lighting, functional art, and signage to be installed in bus stops along Gary’s Broadway corridor.

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