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Happy Holidays!

WE ARE THE SHIP The Story of Negro League Baseball, Original Paintings by Kadir Nelson Tour management by Smith Kramer Fine Art Services, Kansas City Missouri

Through Dec. 19 FREE ADMISSION

At the Center for Visual & Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. Gallery open 7 days a week. School tours are FREE—Reservations required. 219 /836.1839

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­­­­ South Shore Arts programs are provided with support from the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts. ON THE COVER: Snow Crystal Photomicrographs, c. 1885-1931. Images from original Wilson Bentley Magic Lantern Slides. Photo courtesy M. Lawlor. © 2010 South Shore Arts and its licensors. All rights reserved. Printing: Largus Printing Design: Judith Mayer / Keyword Design

OUR VISION Together with our partners, we define and promote the artistic identity of the South Shore. OUR MISSION Together with our partners, we create and strengthen connections between the socially and culturally diverse communities along the South Shore through youth outreach, quality arts instruction, local, national and international exhibitions and regional arts services.

South Shore Arts Board of Directors

President Marcia Glaros VP Administration Cherie Rippey VP Development Lisa Tatina VP Education Robbie Brundige VP Exhibitions Jenny Yalowitz VP Governance Connie Skozen VP Marketing Judith Mayer VP Regional Services Karen Maravilla VP Symphony Michael Luongo, M.D. Secretary Heather McCarthy Treasurer Rick Svetanoff Immediate Past President Liz Valavanis Andy Arnold Ann Bochnowski Pat Colander Denise Dillard Mary Kay Gaboyan Gus Galante, M.D. Tricia Geno Carol Green-Fraley

Michael Greenwald Amy Han, Ph.D. Sandi Kozlowski Peter Mavrelis, M.D. Julie Mintz Melissa Neff Chris Morrow Dan Nita Cynthia Powers Bruce Quint Alex Gardner Riddle Cheryl Smith Irene Smith-King Michele Spann, R.N. Nancy Trimboli, D.C. Seda Turan-Yahne Cindy Weber James Wetzstein, M.Div. Legacy Board Members

Suzanne Cooley Jack Dietrich Eleanor Mirich Louie Ortiz Rita Ray Judy Surovek Legacy Directors are individuals who have served on the Board of Directors for at least ten years and who have made significant contributions to the success of South Shore Arts. Individuals are elected to the position of Legacy Director in recognition of their long and valuable service to South Shore Arts.

South Shore Arts Staff

Executive Director John Cain, ext. 102 Director of Marketing and Development Tricia Hernandez, ext. 107 Director of Finance and Administration Susan Anderson, 219 / 836-0525, ext. 202 Director of Education Linda Eyermann, ext. 101 Education Coordinator Kimberly McKinley, ext. 103­­­­ Gallery Manager Mary McClelland, ext. 108 Special Projects Director Donna Catalano, ext. 104 Administrative Assistant Kelly Freeman, ext. 100 Gift Shop Manager Jackie Wickland, ext. 106­­­­­­ Assistant Manager Andrea Miller Crown Point Branch Manager Morag Thompson, 219 / 663.0200 Substation No.9 Branch Manager Leona Jurincie, 219 / 933.0200


South Shore Arts is always seeking instructors to teach classes in drama, dance, and the visual arts, such as drawing, painting, ceramics and more for its everykid program. South Shore Arts also is seeking pre-school art instructors. Pre-school applicants need not submit portfolio or slides of artwork. An application form is available in PDF format at or by calling 219 / 836.1839, ext. 103. 3


Wilson A. Bentley

The Snowflake Man “Under the microscope, I found that snowflakes were miracles of beauty; and it seemed a shame that this beauty should not be seen and appreciated by others. Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one design was ever repeated. When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost. Just that much beauty was gone, without leaving any record behind.” —Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley, 1925


Wilson Bentley was the son of Vermont farmers. He was homeschooled and possessed a ravishing appetite for learning. His mother had been a schoolteacher, and when Bentley was 15, he was given an old microscope left over from her teaching years. He then began to explore the world close up and discovered the beauty of snow crystals or snowflakes. He painstakingly tried to sketch what he saw under the microscope but was not pleased with the results. It occurred to him that maybe through photography, still a new technology in 1884, he might be able to capture their beauty for future generations. Although it seemed insane to him at the time, Bentley’s father acquiesced to his wife’s urgings and bought the young man a $100 Eastman Kodak Bellows camera for his son. Bentley attached a microscope to the end of his camera, and, through much trial and error, he became the first person to photograph a single snow crystal in 1885. Bentley would go on to capture over 5,000 snow crystals in his lifetime, and it is because of his work that we now say, “No two snowflakes are alike.” He also photographed clouds, ice, raindrops, window frost, dew and landscapes. During his lifetime, Bentley published many articles about his work in magazines such as Monthly Weather Review, Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, National Geographic, Harper’s Monthly, The New York Times Magazine and Scientific American. The 1907 book Water Wonders Every Child Should Know by Jean M. Thompson is exclusively illustrated with over 150 Bentley photomicrographs. More recently, Bentley has been featured in Smithsonian and House and Garden, and he was the subject of a Caldecott Medal-winning children’s book, Snowflake Bentley, by Jacqueline Briggs Marin. In 1931, just a month before he died, Bentley’s book Snow Crystals, containing 2,453 snow crystal images, was published by McGraw-Hill. On December 23rd of that year, Bentley died at the family farmhouse in Jericho, Vermont. He was an impassioned artist who worked against many odds. In truth, the townspeople of Jericho thought him “a bit cracked,” but Bentley kept on, eventually achieving worldwide fame, becoming known affectionately as “The Snowflake Man.”

A Special “Art in Focus” Monday, January 24th Sheldon Izen, a connoisseur and collector of Bentley’s work, whose extensive collection is the source for the South Shore Arts exhibit, will present a Magic Lantern lecture and slideshow on Bentley’s snow crystals on Monday, January 24th, at 10am, at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts. The presentation is free, but reservations are required no later than Thursday, January 20th, 2011. Mr. Izen will share the story of a scientist, but also the story of a life that was filled with a passion for art, a love of nature and a lonely quest to document the beauty in our world. As the story concludes, he will dim the lights and present a slideshow of Bentley’s work, using a vintage magic lantern projector and original Bentley-made lantern slides over 100 years old. Choreographing the beautiful images to a musical backdrop, he will proceed to show dozens of images from his collection, images of incredible detail, that show a fleeting moment in nature. Due to widespread interest in his work during his lifetime, Bentley made up glass slides to use in his lectures. Schools, universities, and scientists purchased the sets. These slides are very rare, and it is thrilling to see these luminous snow crystals projected large and in amazing detail. The crystals in these images have a unique living quality to them, as the edges are clearly starting to melt and they shimmer in their departure. Somehow, knowing and seeing that these beautiful specimens are only a fraction of a second away from extinction make them that much more special. And knowing how they were loved by the quiet, eccentric, passionate photographer who preserved them for posterity will be part of the fun. This will be a rare opportunity and one not to be missed. In the words of Wilson Bentley, “Oh for a thousand hands, a thousand cameras, to preserve more of this exquisite beauty so lavishly scattered over the earth. And yet there should be no despair, for this miracle, like unto the miracle of spring’s awakening, will come and come again for all time, either here or somewhere in the universe, for beauty and life and love are eternal, the things that make the universe worthwhile and justify its existence.” For further information on Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley, visit


South Shore Arts is pleased to present an exhibition featuring the magical world of snow crystals—or snowflakes as they are commonly called—as captured by Wilson A. Bentley (1865-1931) in the Atrium Gallery of the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, January 9th through February 27th, 2011. A reception for the exhibit and Bentley expert Sheldon Izen, from whose collection the exhibit is selected, will be held on Sunday, January 23rd, from 1-3pm.


Salon Show

67TH OPENING SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY South Shore Arts is presenting the annual Salon Show a little later than usual this year. The Salon Show has typically kicked off the exhibit season in the fall, but the opportunity to present the blockbuster exhibit, We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball, was something that we couldn’t pass up. This year’s Salon Show, the 67th annual, will open January 9, 2011, and continue through March 27. Many artists expressed delight in learning that they had more time to create something new and exciting for this year’s show. South Shore Arts prides itself in presenting artists with the opportunity to take home one of several cash awards, and one thing that hasn’t changed is the purse of prize money—up to $10,000 in cash prizes will be awarded! This year’s awards reception will take place on Sunday, January 23, from 1-3pm. The awards presentation will begin promptly at 1:30pm. The Salon Show is a tradition that has defined South Shore Arts since its inception in the late 1930s, when ten Hammond and Calumet City artists sponsored the first annual Art Exhibition of the Hammond District Art Association in the millinery department of the Minas Department Store in downtown Hammond. The exhibit came about when Hammond sign painter O.O. Haag and Edward C. Minas, Jr., met to discuss a sign to be painted on the Sibley Street side of the store. Their


2009 Salon Show juror Patty Carroll with Scott Anderson, winner of the 2009 Helen V. Surovek Memorial Award

discussion led Mr. Minas to ask if an exhibit might be held there, just as Marshall Field and Company had housed the annual Hoosier Salon Exhibition in their State Street picture galleries, until discontinuing it a few years before. The invitation was enthusiastically accepted. The public came out in great numbers to see the fine work done by regional artists. Among the 28 who exhibited were Lenore Condé Lawson, Frank Myslive, architect/ watercolorist William J. Bachman, Mr. Haag, art teacher Charles Untules and sculptor H.Laverne Thornton. The exhibit included 99 pieces of art with prizes totaling around $425. Mrs. Conde Lawson won the first prize for her oil painting entitled Haven. Since 1989, the Salon Show has been presented in the William J. Bachman Gallery in The Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster. The first Helen V. Surovek Memorial Award was presented at the opening of the 46th Annual Salon Show in October of that year as the exhibit’s top prize. At $2,000, it has remained the Salon Show’s most generously funded award. Although the Salon Show was not juried until 1942–– prizes were instead awarded by popular vote––jurying has been the accepted practice ever since. This year’s juror is Lanny Silverman, who has over 30 years experience curating and promoting contemporary and avant garde art forms from our own and other cultures. As Curator of Exhibitions for the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs at the Chicago Cultural Center since March, 1990, he has curated over 90 exhibitions, most notably Sowers of Myth (1991); Michiko Itatani: Paintings Since 1984 (1992); The Nature of the Machine (1993); ConTextual: Art & Text In Chicago (2001); Leon Golub: Works Since 1947 (2003); Nick Cave: Soundsuits (2006); Karl Wirsum: Winsome Works(some) (2007); William Conger: Paintings 1958-2008 (2009); and Diane Simpson: Sculpture + Drawings, 1978-2009 (2010). The exhibit is FREE and open to the public.

upcoming exhibits

CURRENT EXHIBITS CENTER FOR VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball Continuing through December 19, 2010 67th Annual Salon Show January 9 through March 27, 2011 Awards and Reception: Sunday, January 23, 2011, 1-3pm

Kadir Nelson, Diz and Satch, 2004, Oil on canvas, Collection of San Diego Padres

Scott Anderson, Condi Bomb, Mixed Media

Kate Friedman, Cluster, Photography, acrylic, graphite, ink, collage, digital Mylar laser print mounted on paper

Wilson Bentley, Photomicrograph collage, © MCLawlor, 2010 Photo courtesy M. Lawlor.

ATRIUM GALLERY No Two Alike: The Art and Obsession of Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley January 9 through February 27, 2011 Reception: Sunday, January 23, 2011, 1-3pm Lecture & Magic Lantern Presentation: Monday, January 24, 2011, 10am Cursive/Recursive: Mixed Media On Mylar by Kate Friedman March 4 through April 17, 2011

Rachel Cuza, Mi Perro Azul, Marker and colored pencil

CROWN POINT BRANCH Nikkole Huss, Strata I, Encaustic on panel

Terrestrial Celestial: Encaustic Paintings & Fiber Works by Nikkole Huss Continuing through January 1, 2011 Artist Reception: Friday, November 26, 6-9pm St. Mary’s Art From the Heart January 21 through February 5, 2011 Artist Reception: Friday, January 28, 2011, 6-9pm (M)others: New Work by Melissa Washburn, Patti Tobin Davis & Darlene McCarty Cohn February 11 through March 26, 2011 Artist Reception: Friday, February 25, 2011 6-9pm Film Presentation: Who Does She Think She Is?, Sunday, March 6, 2-4pm

Patti Tobin Davis, Chaos and Security, Mixed media Melissa Washburn, Foundling, Mixed media

SUBSTATION NO. 9 Life is Sweet: Paintings by Judith Mayer November 19, 2010 – January 8, 2011 Places–Connected: An Installation by Amanda Heise January 28 through March 19, 2011 Judith Mayer, Nickel, Oil on canvas


Amanda Heise, Place 3, Silkscreen & lithography


WE ARE THE SHIP On the eve of the World Series, South Shore Arts hosted an MVP Baseball Party in honor of the We are the Ship, The Story of Negro League Baseball exhibit, featuring original paintings by artist and author Kadir Nelson. Special guests for the evening included Negro League Baseball legends Hank “Baby” Presswood, formerly of the Cleveland Buckeyes and Kansas City Monarchs; Nathan “Sonny” Weston and Lou Clarizo of the Chicago American Giants; and Johnny “Lefty” Washington of both the Giants and the Houston Eagles. It was an evening full of America’s favorite pastime, with baseball park food, music, giveaways, autographs and stories galore. The exhibit runs through December 19, 2010, and admission is free. The gallery is open seven days a week, and school groups are welcome to arrange a tour of the exhibit by calling 219/836-1839, ext. 108.

Johnny “Lefty” Washington, Lou Clarizo, Tom DeGiulio, Hank “Baby” Presswood, Nathan “Sonny” Weston

The exhibit is sponsored by the following: Geminus Prevention Services, Inc. & Indiana’s Tobacco Quitline Peoples Bank Majestic Star Casinos & Hotel Jack Dietrich Tom Sourlis & Sue Eleuterio Indiana University Northwest McDonald’s United States Steel Corporation— Gary Works MEDIA SPONSORS The Post-Tribune The TIMES BOARD OF DIRECTORS SPONSORS Robbie Brundige Denise Dillard Gus Galante, M.D. Amy Han, Ph.D. Irene Smith-King Michael Luongo, M.D. Peter Mavrelis, M.D. Julie Mintz Melissa Neff Cynthia Powers Connie Skozen Rick Svetanoff Jenny Yalowitz   Drs. Gus & Becca MARKETING SPONSOR Galante with Judith Mayer & Raymundo Garcia & Keyword Design Karen Maravilla

Cynthia & Mamon Powers with Nathan “Sonny” Weston and Johnny “Lefty” Washington

Chareice White, Irene Smith-King, Chuck Hughes, Lynette Jones and Donna Sherrie

Hank “Baby” Presswood and Will Glaros Exhibit sponsor David Bochnowski


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FREE Art Appreciation Program

2010/11 Theme—“Modern Art: The Art of the 20th Century”

At the Center for Visual & Performing Arts in Munster Every second and fourth Monday of the month September 13, 2010 – May 23, 2011 (no meeting Dec. 27) 10:00 am–12:00 pm Center for Visual & Performing Arts 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, IN 46321 219 / 836.1839


Children & Youth Served through High Performance Programming South Shore Arts and Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra served a combined total of over 34,000 children and youth in 2010 through education, exhibition and performance. In line with the mission to promote the arts along the South Shore, programs expose children to art forms that not only entertain children but also potentially inspire them to integrate the arts into their lives as a lifelong pursuit. Outstanding performance programs provide an opportunity to impact a large number of students with a single event. Each year the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra conducts two concerts at the Star Theatre to approximately 4,500 children who might not otherwise ever experience a live orchestra performance. The theme for the November 10, 2010, concert was Patriotic Pride. Teacher packets with CDs were mailed to participating schools with pre-concert activities that met Indiana State Standards. The concerts were sponsored by Community Healthcare Systems, The Dean and Barbara White Family Foundation, Inc., Star Plaza Theatre, Kappa Kappa Kappa, Inc., Beta Rho Chapter and Mr. Glenn C Hannah in honor of

Youth Orchestra

Mary Elizabeth Hannah. The Legacy Foundation, Lake County’s community foundation, provided funding for visual and audio effects that made the concerts more fun and interactive for the young audiences. The Porter County Community Foundation, Foundations of East Chicago, Target and Walmart provided funding that made 20% of all tickets free to designated schools. Maestro Kirk Muspratt introduced students to orchestra instrument families as he demonstrated the distinctive sound made by each and how it conveys a feeling or a mood. The concert told the story of America’s history through patriotic compositions such as American Salute and Armed Forces Salute. Speeches of Abraham Lincoln were highlighted in Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait. Students were invited to sing along to the Star Spangled Banner and God Bless America. Last March, puppeteer Jim West presented an entertaining yet educational Aesop’s Fables puppet show to 2,500 children. Using classical music, puppet construction and humor, Jim interpreted Aesop’s classical stories, always ending with a moral. Teachers were invited to sign-up for

Rhythm & Hues a follow-up puppet workshop held in their classroom. A South Shore Arts instructor visited each classroom and guided students as they created a puppet based on one of the puppets used during the show. Many classroom teachers built a language arts lesson around the puppets by asking their students to write short plays and perform a puppet show of their own. This year’s puppet show, Dinosaurs, will again use music and puppet-making to delight children while teaching fun facts about dinosaurs. These performances will be presented March 1-4, 2011. Another unique performance opportunity for children takes place with Toot ’n Doodle for second grade students and Rhythm & Hues for first graders. These programs, conducted in partnership by the Symphony and South Shore Arts, combine performance with hands-on activities in both music and art. Volunteers introduce instrument families to students and demonstrate the correct method of playing. Then students become the performers as they have a chance to tryout each musical instrument. An hour of music is coupled with an hour of art, with the children making an art project based on their musical experience.

Dinosaurs with Jim West

The 60-member Northwest Indiana Symphony Youth Orchestra offers a select group of young musicians a dynamic and rewarding experience with a strong emphasis on artistic excellence, personal growth and exceptional performance experiences. In addition to working with gifted professional conductors and musicians, Youth Orchestra members are given the opportunity to enjoy the enrichment and challenge of performing with other dedicated peers. Members are comprised of students from Lake, Porter, Newton, Jasper and La Porte counties in Indiana and Cook County in Illinois. They performs three times throughout the year. In addition to the November 7, 2010, concert, two 2011 performance dates are February 20 at Hobart High School Auditorium and May 14 at Munster High School Auditorium, both at 3pm. For more information on performance opportunities or any of the many education programs at South Shore Arts and Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, call 219/8361839 or visit the Web sites: or

Toot ’n Doodle



South Shore Arts extends a very sincere “thank you” to Chris Valavanis and the staff at Vanis Salon in Crown Point for conducting a marathon hair-styling event on October 20th in support of the South Shore Arts everykid program. A whopping sixty clients grabbed at the chance to get a new “do” for just $20. With 100% of the proceeds going to support arts education, that meant a check in the amount of $1,200 to make more artistic opportunities available to our region’s kids!


Opening Concert Gala Table Sponsors BRAVO SPONSOR - $10,000 Horseshoe Casino

The Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra launched its 2010/2011 season with Love & Heartbreak . . . Duets, a combined opening concert and gala at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino, on Friday September 24, 2010. The concert featured the full orchestra, soprano Angela Mannino and tenor John Sumner, both alumni of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, along with the Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus, whose 120 members were the evening’s honorees. Under the direction of Nancy Menk, the Symphony Chorus is celebrating its 25th year of volunteer voices with the orchestra. Six members of the chorus have been with the group since the first performance in May of 1987: Cheryl Ferguson, Judy Tarpo, Diana Kovach, Clement Lessner, Brian Mathias and Tom Tolhuizen, who performed at the Gala but who has sadly just recently passed away. There was music from Turandot, La Boheme, The Merry Widow and Carmen, plus delightful renditions of Hello Dolly and Carousel. The second act was Igor Stravinsky’s dramatic and beautiful The Firebird. The orchestra, chorus and soloists received standing ovations and rave reviews from gala attendees. Indiana University Northwest was the Presenting Sponsor for the event. New Chancellor William Lowe and his wife Pamela were recognized and welcomed to the community. Honorary Chairs for the Gala Committee this year were Maureen and Dr. Michael Luongo. The Gala raised $50,000 to benefit the music and education programs of the Symphony including the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, Youth Orchestra and Symphony Chorus. Once again gala attendees were treated delicious food and exquisite service provided by the chefs and staff at the Horseshoe Casino. Eating, drinking and socializing lasted for the first two hours of the evening before guests took their seats at their Gala table to enjoy the concert. Executive Director John Cain led the group in a champagne toast heralding the start of a new season. A chance to become a guest conductor during the 2011 Summer Music Festival was auctioned at intermission. Watch for aspiring conductors Heather McCarthy, Mary Ryan, and Rick Svetanoff at one of next summer’s concerts. First prize raffle winner won a private dinner for eight donated by Gamba Ristorante. Albert’s Diamond Jewelers donated a beautiful David Yurman watch, Horseshoe Casino donated a VIP Package at The Venue and WANISS once again gave away a fabulous CD collection coupled with wine and gifts from El Taco Real and It’s Just Serendipity. Special thanks to the committee, board and staff for a truly wonderful evening. Mark your calendars for next year’s Opening Concert and Gala on Friday September 23rd 2011! 14

ENCORE SPONSORS - $5,000 First National Bank of Illinois Geminus Prevention Services & Indiana’s Tobacco Quitline Post-Tribune CRESCENDO SPONSORS - $2,500 BP Community Healthcare System El Taco Real Jeanette & Henry Giragos, M.D. Maureen & Michael Luongo, M.D. Precision Control Systems, Inc. ALLEGRO SPONSORS - $1,750 ArcelorMittal McMahon & Associates CPA’s NIPSCO Svetanoff & Associates

Mark Your Calendar for these Upcoming Symphony Events Sing-Along Messiah! Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus Sunday, December 5, 2010, 7:30pm The Auditorium at Bethel Church, Crown Point Holiday Pops Featuring the Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus and the Wirt-Emerson Concert Choir Thursday, December 9, 2010, 7:30pm Star Plaza Theatre, Merrillville Rachmaninoff! Friday, February 11, 2011, 7:30pm Bethel Church, Crown Point Northwest Indiana Youth Orchestra Concert Sunday, February 20, 2011, 3pm Hobart High School Joshua Roman plays Dvorak Friday, March 11, 2011 7:30pm Bethel Church, Crown Point Carmina Burana Friday, April 8, 2011, 7:30pm Bethel Church, Crown Point Disney in Concert Thursday, May 19, 2011, 7:30pm Star Plaza Theatre, Merrillville For tickets or to sign up for e-mail news or fan us on Facebook, visit or call the Box Office at 219/836.0525, ext. 200.

The Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Chorus



Love & Heartbreak...


Tenor John Sumner, Soprano Angela Mannino, IUN Chancellor Bill Lowe, Pamela Lowe

Jeff & Alina Dean, Chris & Dede Morrow

Caitlyn Dejardins, Mary Ann Reeves, Kirk Muspratt and Robert Marks

Ralph Neff, Toni & George Nissan, Maureen & Dr. Michael Luongo, Dr. Patricia & Richard McDevitt

Sandy & Joe Morrow, Jackie & David Wickland

Harry & Marianita Porterfield

Seated, Judy Simanson, Carolyn Ropa and Heidi Morgan; standing, Nancy Foushi, Lola, Lois Mitchell, Kay Depel and Pauline Burelli.

Seated, Cherie Rippey, Elizabeth Beck, Maria McShane, Laurie Drew; standing, Martha Gonzalez, Nancy Spielman, Lisa Reed, Hillary Engel

Hilda & Benny Gamba

George & Claudia Zemaitis


regional partnership

South Shore Arts Announces FY2012 Funding Opportunities

Arts Providers Receive Public Arts Funding Through South Shore Arts

In its role as a Regional Arts Partner of the Indiana Arts Commission, South Shore Arts will present three grant application workshops in January for arts organizations and art projects to be conducted between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012. Arts funding is available to nonprofit Indiana arts organizations, as well as non-arts organizations providing arts programming in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties. Workshops will be held at the following locations:

In its role as a Regional Arts Partner of the Indiana Arts Commission, South Shore Arts announced its FY2011 grants at the bi-monthly South Shore Arts Chamber of Commerce luncheon held at The Venue in Valparaiso on October 13, 2010. Over 60 people attended the luncheon and grants award ceremony along with guests Irene Smith-King, Region 1 Commissioner, and Bobbie Garver, IAC Community Development Manager. The following grant awards were announced:

Lubeznik Center for the Arts 101 W. 2nd Street Michigan City, IN January 7, 2011, 2pm Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center 1420 Munson Road Porter, IN January 12, 2011, 11am South Shore Arts 1040 Ridge Road Munster, IN January 19, 2011, 4pm Grantees will have the option to apply for either Arts Organization Support II (AOS-II) for arts organizations with operating income of $500,000 or more, Arts Organization Support I (AOS-1) for arts organizations with operating income less than $500,000 or Arts Project Support for nonarts organizations (APS) seeking funding for arts projects. For the first time, grant applications will be completed online for the FY2012 grant cycle, and all applicants, whether new or returning, are encouraged to attend one of the training sessions. Completed proposals are due no later than 5pm (EST), on March 28, 2011. For additional information, please call Special Projects Director Donna Catalano at 219/836-1839, ext. 104, or e-mail her at


Arts Organization Support Level 1 (Applicants Requesting up to $10,000) Books, Brushes and Bands for Education Beachfront Dance School Association of Artists and Craftsmen Festival Players Guild Friends of Emerson Indiana Ballet Theatre LaPorte Symphony Orchestra Community Theatre Guild South Shore Dance Alliance

$8,969 $7,961 $9,284 $7,853 $7,913 $9,174 $9,397 $9,363 $8480

Arts Organization Support Level 1A (Applicants Requesting up to $5,000) Area Artists East Chicago Arts Initiative Michigan City Chamber Music Festival Morning Bishop Theatre South Shore Performing Arts

$4,678 $4,190 $4,568 $4,336 $4,147

Arts Organization Support Level II (Applicants Requesting up to $20,000) Lubeznik Center for the Arts Ridgewood Arts Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra Arts Projects Support (Applicants Requesting up to $5,000) Board of Munster Parks Boys & Girls Clubs of NWI Chorus Angelorum City of Crown Point Indiana Dunes Environmental Learning Center Lakeshore Public Television Lutheran University Association Northwest Family Services Opportunity Enterprises Taltree Arboretum YMCA of Hammond

$18,442 $17,781 $17,206

$3,732 $3,714 $3,419 $3,524 $2,203 $3,748 $3,553 $3,473 $3,748 $3,589 $3,656

South Shore Arts held a panel review of 18 arts organization applicants and 11 project applicants at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster on June 12, 2010. Panelists for the organization review included Desiree Simpson from Live Up Arts, Gary; Nancy Trimboli, South Shore Arts board member; Sue Eleuterio, founder of Grants, Inc.; Eric Thompson, Purdue University Calumet; and Carol Moore, theater critic for the Times. Panelists for the project category were Amy Davis-Navardauskus, Purdue University North Central; Edwin Shelton, artist; Dorothy Briestansky, Director of the Purdue Learning Center, Crown Point; Leane English Cerven, Northwest Indiana Symphony; and Jane Leslie, Indiana Ballet Theatre.

Art Parties

at South Shore Arts

Birthday Art Parties offered by South Shore Arts are a creative alternative to children’s celebrations. • For 8 – 12 children, aged 3 – 8 • Choose from a wide array of art projects • Supplies and Instruction provided


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winter art classes *

South Shore Arts Members receive a 10% discount on classes.

JANUARY 10 - MARCH 5, 2011

Early registration ends December 17th— save 10% on most classes!

Classes are 8 weeks unless otherwise noted. South Shore Arts is pleased to offer quality art classes at three locations in a wide variety of disciplines and media. Classes are available for ages 2 through adult. The gifted instructors at South Shore Arts are primarily working artists with degrees in their respective fields. In addition to the many classes offered at its headquarters in Munster’s Center for Visual and Performing Arts––including drawing, painting, pottery, cartooning, colored pencil, photography––South Shore Arts maintains two branch locations. Substation No. 9 in downtown Hammond offers classes in airbrushing, painting, photoshop and drawing. South Shore Arts’ Crown Point location on the historic courthouse square offers pottery, manga, painting, drawing and a senior art workshop, among others.

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M130 M179 M113a M295 M127 M334

$ 130 $ 75 $ 95 $ 95 $ 115 $ 115

2–3 2–3 3–4 3–4 16–adult 12–adult 6–9 16–adult 16–adult 16–adult 16–adult 16–adult

9:00 9:00 10:15 10:15 1:00 4:30 5:00 6:00 6:00 6:30 6:30 6:30

– – – – – – – – – – – –

10:00 am 10:00 am 11:15 am 11:15 am 3:00 pm 6:30 pm 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 9:00 pm 9:00 pm 9:30 pm 9:30 pm

Jan. 12–Feb. 2 Feb. 9–March 2 Jan. 12–Feb. 2 Feb. 9–March 2 Jan. 12–March 2 Jan. 12–March 2 Jan. 12–Feb. 16 Jan. 12–March 2 Jan. 12–March 2 Jan. 12–March 2 Jan. 12–Jan. 26 Jan. 12–March 2

M104 M104a M183a M183b M127a M353 M359 M319 M136 M314 M126 M122

$ 45 $ 45 $ 45 $ 45 $ 115 $ 115 $ 70 $ 155 $ 175 $ 165 $ 80 $ 170*

6–8 6–8 7–12 8–10 11–15 16–adult

4:30 4:30 4:30 5:30 6:30 6:30

– – – – – –

5:30 5:30 5:30 6:30 8:00 8:30

pm pm pm pm pm pm

Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan.

13–March 13–March 13–March 13–March 13–March 13–March

3 3 3 3 3 3

M179b M179c M361 M344 M296 M164

$ 75 $ 75 $ 75 $ 75 $ 95 $ 115

9–15 9–12 16–adult 5–8 9–15 11–15 9–15 16–adult 9–adult 11–adult

9:15 9:15 9:30 10:45 10:50 12:15 12:30 1:00 2:15 3:45

– – – – – – – – – –

10:45 am 10:45 am 12:30 pm 12:15 pm 12:20 pm 1:45 pm 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 3:45 pm 5:15 pm

Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan.

15–March 5 15–March 5 15–March 5 15–March 5 15–March 5 15–March 5 15–March 5 15–Feb. 19 15–March 5 15–March 5

M112 M101b M327 M101 M146 M119 M146a M328 M113 M114

$ 95 $ 110 $ 170* $ 110 $ 95 $ 110 $ 95 $ 80 $ 95 $ 95


– 6:45 pm



1 Little, 2 Little, 3 Little Snowmen (Monday) ages 6–12 *add $20 lab fee


11–March 11–March 11–March 11–March 11–March 11–March

Feb. 7 or Feb. 21



MONDAYS Intro to Manga TUESDAYS Pottery Creative Fingers Creative Fingers Adult Pottery WEDNESDAYS Colors of the Rainbow Colors of the Rainbow Beginning Handbuilding Pottery Children’s Beginning Drawing Beginning Handbuilding Pottery Children’s Intro to Painting THURSDAYS Senior Art Workshop Rendering in Colored Pencil Beginning Drawing & Painting for Kids Beginning Drawing for Adults Intermediate/Advanced Drawing SATURDAYS Princess Art SUNDAYS Intro to Digital Camera Techniques WORKSHOPS (no discounts) Valentine Workshop (Sunday)






ages 12–adult


– 6:15 pm

Jan. 10–Feb. 28


$ 115

ages ages ages ages

11–15 5–6 5–6 16–adult

4:30 5:30 5:30 7:00

– – – –

6:30 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 10:00 pm

Jan. 11–March 1 Jan. 11–Feb. 1 Feb. 8–March 1 Jan. 11–March 1

CP111 CP149a CP149b CP112

$ 140 $ 45 $ 45 $ 175

ages ages ages ages ages ages

3–4 3–4 5–8 9–15 9–12 9–15

3:15 3:15 4:30 4:30 6:00 6:00

– – – – – –

4:15 4:15 6:00 6:00 7:30 7:30

pm pm pm pm pm pm

Jan. 12–Feb. 2 Feb. 9–March 2 Jan. 12–March 2 Jan. 12–March 2 Jan. 12–March 2 Jan. 12–March 2

CP183a CP183b CP139a CP164 CP139b CP138

$ 45 $ 45 $ 110 $ 95 $ 110 $ 95

ages ages ages ages ages

55 and up 16–adult 6–8 16–adult 16–adult

1:00 3:00 5:00 6:00 7:30

– – – – –

3:00 5:00 6:00 7:30 9:00

pm pm pm pm pm

Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan.

3 3 3 3 3

CP133 CP318 CP308 CP219 CP309

$ 70 $ 115 $ 75 $ 95 $ 95

13–March 13–March 13–March 13–March 13–March

ages 6–9

10:00 – 11:00 am

Jan. 15–Feb. 19




ages 16–adult


– 3:00 pm

Jan. 16–Feb. 20




ages 5–12


– 4:00 pm

Feb. 6




ages ages ages ages ages ages

2–3 2–3 3–4 3–4 16–adult 16–adult

10:15 10:15 11:15 11:15 5:30 7:30

– – – – – –

11:15 am 11:15 am 12:15 pm 12:15 pm 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

Jan. 11–Feb. 1 Feb. 8–March 1 Jan. 11–Feb. 1 Feb. 8–March 1 Jan. 11–March 1 Jan. 11–March 1

H102a H102b H159 H159a H129 H176

$ 45 $ 45 $ 45 $ 45 $ 115 $ 115

ages ages ages ages ages ages ages

6–8 5–6 5–6 6–10 9–15 16–adult 11–15

4:30 5:00 5:00 5:30 6:00 6:00 7:00

– – – – – – –

5:30 6:00 6:00 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30

pm pm pm pm pm pm pm

Jan. 12–March 2 Jan. 12–Feb. 2 Feb. 9–March 2 Jan. 12–March 2 Jan. 12–March 2 Jan. 12–March 2 Jan. 12–March 2

H108 H155 H155a H180 H207 H128 H181

$ 75 $ 45 $ 45 $ 95 $ 95 $ 115 $ 95

ages 55 and up ages 16–adult ages 6–9

1:00 1:00 5:00

– 3:00 pm – 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Jan. 13–March 3 Jan. 13–March 3 Jan. 13–Feb. 17

H121 H182 H206

$ 70 $ 115 $ 70

ages 14–adult ages 14–adult

9:00 – 12:00 pm 12:30 – 3:30 pm

Jan. 15–Feb. 26 Jan. 15–Feb. 26

H109a H172

$ 170 $ 170

HAMMOND TUESDAYS Mommy & Me Mommy & Me Colors of the Rainbow Colors of the Rainbow Adobe Photoshop I Adobe Photoshop II WEDNESDAYS Basic Drawing for Kids Creative Fingers Creative Fingers Art Studio Children’s Intro to Drawing & Painting Adobe Illustrator I Art Studio THURSDAYS Senior Art Workshop Beginning Drawing for Adults Princess Art SATURDAYS Beginning Airbrushing Continuing Airbrushing


Through special funding from the City of Hammond, Hammond residents taking classes at Substation No. 9, South Shore Arts branch location in downtown Hammond, pay only half price! This discount is not applicable on workshops or at other South Shore Arts locations or in conjunction with other discounts. Proof of residency is required upon registration.


Gift Shop

HOURS: 10–5 Weekdays 10–4 Saturday 12–4 Sunday

Open until 8pm during Theatre Events

All proceeds from the Gift Shop go to support South Shore Arts programs.

For the Holildays! Franz Porcelain Teapots $250 Cup/Saucer/Spoon $155-188

Santas Large $20.95 Medium $11.50 Small $6.50

South Shore Arts Gift Shop At the Center for Visual and Performing Arts 1040 Ridge Road Munster IN 46321

Basket & Glasses Snowy Pine Basket $16.75 “Let’s Be Jolly” Wine Glasses $11.95 each

For Man’s Best Friend Treat Jar $18) Bone Jour Frame $9.50 Dog Nog – for the dog $2.95

219 / 836.7418

Enjoy the Benefits of Membership! Individual $45 • Free admission to exhibitions with an admission fee • Complimentary invitations to exhibition openings • 10% discount on classes • 10% discount on items purchased in the Gift Shop • Advance notice about programs, exhibitions and special events • Complimentary subscription to the monthly e-newsletter • Complimentary subscription to the quarterly Convergence magazine • Complimentary invitations to lectures • Access to art lending library Family/Dual $65 BEST DEAL!! Enjoy all of the benefits of Individual membership for two to four family members Patron $125-$249 Enjoy all of the benefits of Family/Dual membership, plus: • A special South Shore Arts gift • Invitation to exclusive monthly ”Member’s Appreciation Day” with 20% discount on items purchased in the Gift Shop • Complimentary invitation to an annual thank you event for Patron members • 10% discount on one purchase of exhibited artwork • Special discounts on workshops, performances and tours


Sponsor $250-$499 Enjoy all of the benefits of Patron membership, plus: • Complimentary South Shore Poster: “Hats Off to the Arts” Benefactor $500-$999 Enjoy all of the benefits of Sponsor membership, plus: • One complimentary art class • 25% discount on one purchase of exhibited artwork • 50% discount on one purchase in the Gift Shop Life Member $1,000 Enjoy all of the benefits of Benefactor membership, plus: • Recognition in printed materials and in the Gallery Artist $40 Enjoy all of the benefits of Individual membership with a reduced membership fee. Student $25 Enjoy all of the benefits of Individual membership with a reduced membership fee. Please enclose copy of student I.D.

Registration South Shore Arts Winter 2011 Class Registration Form




South Shore Arts 1040 Ridge Road Munster, IN 46321

219 / 836.1863

219 / 836.1839 ext. 103



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Birth Date (if under 16)_________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Parent/Guardian Name___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Class Name

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Class Name

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Class Name

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Member 10% discount _________________________

Early Registration 10% discount—South Shore Arts must receive paid registration by December 17, 2010 _________________________

Total Class Fee _________________________

Membership Status:

c Current c Non-Member

SIGN ME UP FOR MEMBERSHIP (choose level below) $45

c Individual

c Patron

$125 – $249

New Membership Fee _________________________ Additional contribution _________________________

c Sponsor

$250 – $499

c Artist


c Benefactor

$500 – $999

c Student


c Life Member


c Family $65

Total Enclosed _________________________

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c Visa

c MC

c Discover

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Thank you! ATTENTION Hammond residents! Don’t forget your Hammond-resident half price discount on classes at Substation No. 9.

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winter art classes JANUARY 10 - MARCH 5, 2011 MUNSTER •  CROWN POINT •  HAMMOND

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South Shore Arts Convergence Winter 2011  

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