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Professional Ballet Company to Visit Valpo in April 2015

Professional_Ballet_Company_to_Visit_Val-1When Master's Dance Academy founder Alyssa Chirch stopped by Ballet 5:8's studios to attend a ballet class one night last year, Ballet 5:8 Executive Director Amy Sanderson was thrilled to meet her. Though Master's Dance Academy and Ballet 5:8 are different in many ways, the former a small local dance ministry, and the latter a nine-member professional performing company with a classical ballet training school attended by over 150 students annually, the two organizations share a heart and passion to pursue the art form of dance with excellence from the basis of Christian faith.

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A Look Into Our Winter Workshop at Valparaiso's Boys & Girls Club

A_LOOK_INTO_OUR_WINTER_WORKSHOKicking off week 6 of our Winter Workshop at the Valparaiso Boys & Girls Club, students have explored the unique art of mixed media! Using cardboard, toilet paper, sting, paint, and wood; the students have finally finished their second project of the workshop. The students were excited and motivated to recreate our sample project. Although taking on the challenge of dissecting the 15-step project the determined students effort didn't go to waste. We were left enjoying 20 uniquely crafted pieces of art!

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Holds 2015 Imagemakers Photography Contest for Club Youth

bgc-CheesinBoys & Girls Clubs of Porter County held its annual ImageMakers Photography Contest, as part of its year-round Photography Program sponsored nationwide by Sony, on March 10, 2015. The ImageMakers program teaches youth the art and science of photography, and includes opportunities to compete in Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA)’s ImageMakers National Photography Contest.

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White Key Gallery Featured Artist: Esclusso Exquisite Works

rot1The ESSCLUSSO story began in 1993 when Meg & Bart, founders and creators, first met at the Art School while studying jewelry design. Since then driven by same creative passion both dedicated themselves to study almost all creative disciplines from painting through sculpture and graphic design, finally to become professional Interior Designers.

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2015 April First Friday at LCA: Poetry Slam

J-W-BazLubeznik Center for the Arts will present a Poetry Slam with J.W. Baz as the host. Poets are invited to showcase their works in a raucous audience-juried event. Participants 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 get in touch with 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 on a first come, first serve basis. Admission is free. Light bites catered by Shoreline Brewery.

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Calumet College of St. Joseph Hosts High School Artists

ccsj-hs-art-show-2015-1Calumet College of St. Joseph will exhibit the works of over 125 talented local artists in conjunction with the annual High School Art Show. Mediums include painting, drawing, sculpture, three-dimensional art, mixed medium and photography.

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Lubeznik Center for the Arts is Now Part of The North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association

rot2Supporters of Lubeznik Center for the Arts now have an added benefit when they become a member at the Sustaining Level or above. LCA recently became part of The North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association which offers reciprocal benefits to over 700 arts, cultural, and historical institutions. This means that LCA members at the Sustaining level and above can take advantage of the member benefits at other NARM institutions, and we extend our benefits to their members. NARM institutions include, Museum of Arts & Design (New York, NY), Frye Art Museum (Seattle, WA), National Center for Civil and Human Rights (Atlanta, GA), Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, CA), Museum of Contemporary Art (Denver, CO), Perez Art Museum (Miami, FL), and The Studio Museum (Harlem, NY) among others. LCA ArtMakers Member, Sharon Goodman, states "I can't wait to flash my LCA membership card 2,000 miles from home!" Closer to home, there are many participating institutions in Chicago as well as the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, MI and the South Bend Museum of Art.

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