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Blackbird Cafe to Host Artist Reception for Rocco Schiralli in Support of The Caring Place

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Hosting an artist and their work is a rewarding endeavor for any business. For Blackbird Cafe, hosting artists is more than a reward, it’s something they feel they must do to support the art community. For them, utilizing their space to highlight local artists is a wonderful way to bring art into more lives and draw exposure to local artists.

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Lubeznik Center for the Arts Hosts Return of Musician Gerry Hundt During December First Friday


Lubeznik-Center-for-the-Arts-Hosts-Return-of-Musician-Gerry-Hundt-During-December-2017Friday, December 1, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM (CST) The Legendary One-Man-Band, Gerry Hundt, returns to Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA). Hundt is a wunderkind of blues using stringed instruments, rack attachments and foot devices to burst into hot, rag-time blues. Performance starts at 5:30PM. Between sets, peruse the Holiday Artisan Market, enjoy light bites and a cash bar. Admission is free.

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11th Annual Artability Art Show and Sale Raises Over $30,000 to Benefit Opportunity Enterprises’ Art Enrichment Program


OE-Artability-Art-Show-2017_01 Set against the elegant backdrop of Valparaiso University's Christopher Center, this year's ARTability Art Show and Sale radiated warmth and vibrancy that was no match for Friday's thunderstorms. Over 300 attendees braved the stormy weather to support the artists of Opportunity Enterprises, raising over $30,000 to benefit OE's Art Enrichment Program and provide client artists with a commission for each piece sold!

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Foreigner Turns up the Heat on a Cold Night at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond

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We’ve all heard our friends belt out a ballad of “Hot Blooded” in the bar on a Saturday night while the rest of the bar usually joins in on the chorus. And anytime “Cold as Ice” comes on the radio, you know you just can’t change the station. We recognize so many of these songs because they’ve permeated our culture so deeply over the last 40 years. Foreigner has 22 hit songs on Billboard’s Top 40, 9 of which were Top 10 hits. A claim that only a select few bands can also attest to.

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Pines Village Retirement Community Holds Warm Reception for Local Artist Aimee Tomasek

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The residents of Valparaiso’s Pines Village Retirement Community connected with yet another great artist in the most recent Meet the Artist Reception with Department Chair and Associate Professor of Art at Valparaiso University, Aimee Tomasek, MFA.

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PNW Unveils 19th Annual Odyssey Sculpture and Art Exhibit

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Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is celebrating the 19th Odyssey Sculpture and Art Exhibit with a public reception on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 5:00 pm (CDT) in the James B. Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex (DSAC), located on the Westville campus, 1401 S. U.S. Highway 421.

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Bold New Exhibitions at Lubeznik Center for the Arts

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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.

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Amhurst Asylum: Bringing the Fear Every Year

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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.

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Community Artist Shares Her Passion and Love for Art With Community

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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.”

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Last Chance to Win a Pair of 2018 Festival of the Lakes VIP Passes!

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We couldn't wait to share the news. Festival of the Lakes returns next year July 18-22, 2018.

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Pines Village Meet the Artist Reception Showcases the Works of Local Artist Ken Reif

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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.

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