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Lubeznik Center for the Arts Briefs April 23, 2014

2014-first-friday-poetry-slam-may-2First Friday Poetry Slam
Hosted by J.W. Baz
Friday, May 2, 2014
5 - 8 PM (CDT)

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May First Friday and Exhibit Opening of MCAS Elementary Artwork

rot4Lubeznik Center for the Arts will present a First Friday Poetry with returning host J.W. Baz, who has participated in many slams across the country. Poets are invited to showcase their works in a raucous audience-juried event. Poets who wish to participate should prepare three original pieces, each under 3 minutes in length. Each poet will be provided the opportunity to present one of their works. In tournament style, poets will be eliminated each round until one is left standing as the Poetry Slam Champion. Please contact Janet Bloch at 219-874-4900 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your contact information to pre-register. Registration is based on first come, first serve basis. Admission is free.

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The More the Obstacles Fall Between Us: An Exhibition and Performance of the Welcome Project at the Porter County Museum

porter-county-museumAt the Welcome Project, co-directors Liz Wuerffel and Allison Schuette believe in the power of stories to make a difference, and with the help of Valparaiso University students, faculty and staff, they’ve been collecting stories in our region for four years. These stories illuminate at a personal level what it means to belong to a community--or not. In some cases, the stories are painful; in some, triumphant; in some, humorous; in some, touching. Through their exhibition at the Porter County Museum, Liz and Allison invite us into the intimate art of listening. Stories, after all, don’t become stories until they are heard. Come, take a seat, alone or with a friend, grab a set of headphones and give a listen.

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2014 Lakefront Art Festival Submission Date Extended

rot4Lubeznik Center for the Arts has extended its deadline for artist's applications to April 18 for their 2014 Lakefront Arts Festival. Artists can submit their applications online by accessing our entry page:

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Lubeznik Center for the Arts Briefs April 8, 2014

lubeznik-newsletter-april-8-2014-01Additional time to apply to the 2014 Lakefront Art Festival

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"Chair’ish the Children" Exhibit Now on Display

rot7The child-sized chairs will be on display through Wednesday, April 30, in conjunction with the “Region United, Nation Divided: Following Lincoln” exhibit. On April 30, a special reception will be hosted from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. During the reception, the one-of-a-kind chairs will be auctioned, with proceeds used to assist with future child abuse prevention programming. Light refreshments will be served and a suggested donation of $5 will be accepted at the door.

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Valparaiso Artist Wins Best in Show at 2014 Art Competition

Dorothy-Graden-AnticipationDorothy Graden", Valparaiso artist, has won "Best of Show" for her artwork: "Anticipation" at the Teachers as Artists art competition in Greenfield, IN. on March 14, 2014

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