From October 23 through January 6 2018, Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) will feature two new exhibitions: Fragile Codes and In the Abstract. The exhibits juxtapose artworks using one of the oldest techniques, "encaustic" or hot wax paintings, with the newest technologies in digital art.
When visitors walk through Amhurst Asylum, they see dilapidated padded cells crawling with demented inhabitants, and dangling corpses shrouded in spider webs. Shrieks and cackles echo in the darkness while wild eyes leer through boarded walls. Finally, the smell of gasoline, accompanied by the roar of a chainsaw, greet them as their nightmarish journey comes to an end.
Barbara Meeker was a little girl when her love for art overwhelmed her "mind and her heart."
"All I wanted to do was color and paint,” said Meeker. “My family was very supportive and encouraging. I wanted to share my passion so I became a teacher at the Hammond Public Schools and later at Purdue University.”
We couldn't wait to share the news. Festival of the Lakes returns next year July 18-22, 2018.
The residents of Valparaiso’s Pines Village Retirement Community connected with yet another great artist through their latest Meet the Artist Reception with Chicagoland Oil Painter Ken Reif.
Welcome! In November, it will be one year since I was named Executive Director of Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA). I want to share with you many new initiatives, activities and successes. What a great year it has been!
Called “the Painter of Trees”, oil painter, Ken Reif will be the featured artist at The Village Gallery opening Sunday, September 24. Imagine standing at the base of a tree and looking up through the branches to the sky, that perspective is captured in his paintings. The viewer is in awe of these almost mystical depictions.
Local photographer Nancy Addie is bringing her art and community to an international spotlight with a stunning entry into a Weather Channel photo contest. Her photo of the Chicago skyline is in the top 5 among thousands of contestants.
Two Michigan City galleries are joining together to present the Inside Out art exhibit on view August 29 – October 15, 2017 at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts and Artspace Uptown Artist Lofts with receptions at First Friday events on September 1st and October 6th from 5-8:00 pm in both locations.
Lubeznik Center for the Arts' (LCA) fall class & workshop 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. Offerings start as early as September 16 through as late as November 4. Classes fill quickly so all are encouraged to register early.
Frontline Foundation’s Hooked on Art Festival is set to add a dash of color and family fun on Saturday, September 23. The sixth annual event held at Thomas Centennial Park will highlight live street art, music, delicious food, and interactive kid’s activities from 9-4pm.