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President Marcia Glaros President Elect Michael Luongo, M.D. VP Administration Cherie Rippey 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 Tim Anderson Immediate Past President Liz Valavanis Andy Arnold Ann Bochnowski Pat Colander Denise Dillard Gus Galante, M.D. Carol Green-Fraley

Michael Greenwald Jason Gregorec Susan Griffin Amy Han, Ph.D. Sandi Kozlowski William Lowe, Ph.D. Peter Mavrelis, M.D. David Mika Julie Mintz Melissa Neff Chris Morrow Dan Nita Cynthia Powers Bruce Quint David Schneider Cheryl Smith Irene Smith-King Michele Spann, R.N. Nancy Trimboli, D.C. Seda Turan-Yahne Legacy Board Members

Suzanne Cooley Jack Dietrich Alex Gardner Riddle 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.

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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 programs are provided with support from the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Celebrates Mass media Imagery in Everyday Life

South Shore Arts is pleased to present American Pop, a traveling exhibition from the University of Colorado Boulder Art Museum. The exhibition features more than 60 works from key figures in the Pop Art movement, including Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Red Grooms, James Rosenquist, Robert Indiana, Jim Dine, Ed Ruscha, Claes Oldenburg, Wayne Thiebaud, and H.C. Westermann. These artists, along with others, defined the Pop movement, becoming seminal in both the art world and beyond. American Pop will be displayed from November 15, 2011 through January 29, 2012. A VIP Reception will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2011, from 6-9pm. School groups and organizations are encouraged to make a reservation for a FREE docent-led tour of the exhibition. Please call 219/836.1839, ext. 108, to make your reservation today.

James Rosenquist, Ten Days, 1973, Three-Color Silkscreen

Pop Art was a visual art movement that emerged in the 1950s in Britain and the United States, but really took hold in the United States during the 1960s. Pop Art challenged artistic traditions while commenting on American consumer culture. The economic boom of post-World War II America lead to a society overwhelmed with material objects and advertisements, prompting a desire to consume incessantly. Furthermore, televisions in the American middle-class home defined the era by broadcasting not only shows and advertisements, but also images and footage of the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement, and countercultural revolution. Pop artists drew on all aspects of the mass media, altering or appropriating images as a means of cultural critique. They looked at ordinary and mundane subject matter such as shop signs, road signs, comics and cartoons, packaging, and mass media imagery, with a sense of

Robert Clark Indiana, The American Dream #5, (The Golden Five): American Dream 1928-1963, 1980, Silkscreen

irreverence and humor. They thus monumentalized the material details that mirror the dynamic of American life so well. In doing so, they reinvigorated the realm of “high art” by infusing it with the accessibility and irony of our social landscape. The University of Colorado Boulder Art Museum holds many of these works in its permanent collection thanks to the generosity of collectors and artists alike. Selections from the collections of Mr. and Mrs. Aron B. Katz and Polly and Mark Addison are featured in this exhibit. Gifts from the collection of artists, including Robert Rauschenberg, are also featured in the show. Artists Mike Bidlo, Ed Ruscha, and Luis Alfonso Jimenez along with notable contemporary American print publisher, Shark’s Inc., also donated works to the CU Art Museum. All of these gifts have added to the breadth and depth of the museum’s permanent collection, making this exhibition possible.

Red Grooms, Mango Mango, 1973, Lithograph


A Tradition that Gets Better with Age South Shore Arts is proud to present the 68th Annual Salon Show this fall at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts. Up to $10,000 in cash prizes will be awarded on Sunday, October 2nd, 2011, at a reception from 1-3pm. The awards presentation will begin promptly at 1:30pm. A tradition that has defined South Shore Arts since its inception in the late 1930s, the Salon Show has been presented in the Center’s 5,000 square foot gallery in Munster since fall of 1989. 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.

Bonnie Zimmer’s Natural Selection, a mixed fiber sculpture, received the Award of Distinction in the 67th Annual Salon Show.

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 David Klamen. Mr. Klamen is a contemporary painter who earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Illinois, Champaign/ Urbana, in 1983 and his Master of Fine Arts in Painting at the School of the Art Institute in 1985. Mr. Klamen is currently a Professor of Fine Arts at Indiana University Northwest teaching Philosophy of Art and Art Theory in the Department of Philosophy, and various studio courses for the Fine Arts Department. David Klamen is represented by Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago and New York. His work can be found in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Elvehjem Museum of Art in Madison, Wisconsin.

The 68th Annual Salon Show will run September 25th through November 6th, 2011. The exhibit is FREE and open to the public.

CURRENT EXHIBITS CENTER FOR VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS New York, September 11th by Magnum Photographers Continuing through September 18, 2011 Commemorative Event: Sunday, September 11, 1-3pm Deanna Krueger, Endless Poppies, Acrylic monotypes on medical diagnostic (X-ray/MRI) film, staples Helen V. Surovek Memorial Award winner, 67th Annual Salon Show

68th Annual Salon Show September 25 – November 6, 2011 Opening Reception and Awards: Sunday, October 2, 2011 1-3pm American Pop November 15, 2011 – January 29, 2012 VIP Reception: Thursday, December 1, 2011 6-9pm

New York City, 9/11/2001. Rescue workers search a mountain of wreckage after the collapse of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers. Photographed by Steve McCurry/ Magnum Photos


Ed Ruscha, The End, 1991, Lithograph

9/11 Inspired Continuing through October 9, 2011 The Sky Show: Paintings by Eric Mecum October 14 – November 27, 2011 CROWN POINT BRANCH Altered Perspectives: Art From Found Objects by Pamela J. Eberlin November 4 – December 31, 2011 SUBSTATION NO. 9

Eric Mecum, Used Cars, Oil

Carol Moore, Flags of Remembrance, Photography

The Stone Project: Works by Gabriella Boros & Artists From Around the World Continuing through September 3, 2011 Artist Reception: Saturday, July 16, 6-8pm Water, Water, Everywhere: Paintings by Rita Berg September 9 – October 29, 2011 . . . Easy Being Green: An Exhibit of Repurposed Works by Prickly Pear Furnishings November 4, 2011 – January 7, 2012

Pam Eberlin, Child’s Play, Found objects

Gabriella Boros, Esther & Sjef van Duin, Netherlands, Acrylic on wood panel

Rita Berg, Tugboat, Oil Joe Jaeger, Bongo Table, Repurposed bongo and mixed media


Tri-County Junior/Senior High School Art Exhibition South Shore Arts celebrated the 37th anniversary of the Tri-County Junior/Senior High School Art Exhibition in May. The exhibit was open to all public, private and parochial schools in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties in Indiana and south suburban Cook County in Illinois. This year’s exhibit jurors were members of Illiana Artists, Inc. The exhibit was sponsored by Indiana University Northwest and Citizens Savings Foundation.

Chancellor William Lowe, Indiana University Northwest, with Yekaterina Komarovskaya, Munster High School, winner of the Donald H. Berwanger Scholarship Award

Rohan Chatterjee, 8th grade, Wilbur Wright Middle School, Munster, First In Media winner

Lake Central High School students with teachers Maureen Yeager, far left, and Sandi Bushong, far right, winners of the Best Overall High School Presentation

Hermen Moreno, 11th grade George Rogers Clark High School, Hammond, First In Media

Megan Durochik, 11th grade, Lake Central High School, Winner of Medici Award

Ann Dreixler, 12th grade, Bloom Trail High School, Chicago Heights, Winner of Barbara Golden Memorial Award


Save the Date!


Presents the 23rd Annual

Festival of Trees Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Center for Visual & Performing Arts 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, IN

Beginning at 10 am Lunch at 12 Noon Featuring the Northwest Indiana Symphony Brass Quintet The Avenue of Trees The Boulevard of Shoppes Complimentary Wassail Bowl Courtesy Valet Parking

$45.00 p.p. For reservations contact: Tresa Radermacher 219 / 836.0525 x206

New everykid Program Geared for Third Grade Classrooms The South Shore Arts Education Department continually looks for new ways to promote the arts and provide artistic opportunities to children. Michael Recycle is the third in a series of literacy-based art programs designed for elementary aged students. Beginning with The Polar Express for first-graders and continuing with The Skin You Live In for second-graders and now Michael Recycle for thirdgraders, South Shore Arts has designed sequential education programs that enhance learning while exercising creativity. Written by Ellie Bethel and illustrated by Alexandra Colombo, Michael Recycle Meets Litterbug Doug uses humor and verse to tell of the adventures of a young superhero whose power allows him to teach people about recycling. Students are encouraged to think in new ways both about art and trash. Teachers appreciate the cross-curricular programming that engages students, finding the experience beneficial not only artistically, but also for the Language Arts curriculum.

“Students showed great interest in creating their own projects. My class is usually very active and talkative, but they really listened and focused all their attention. We love the book, and I think the children enjoyed the creativity!”

The program was piloted this year in East Chicago with funding from the Foundations of East Chicago, as well as in four Hammond Schools with funding from Huhtamaki of Hammond, the world leader in producing environmentallyfriendly molded fiber and pulp products from recovered paper. In addition to financial underwriting, Huhtamaki also provided bowls, plates and cups that were used by the students to create their masterpieces. Students are also encouraged to bring in recycled paper material from home. Because the program is designed not only to expand literacy proficiencies but also to encourage children to care for the earth by recycling, teachers are able to incorporate the lesson into their third-grade curriculum.

“We make a whole week out of learning about recycling, reducing and reusing. The project was an excellent and creative culminating activity to learn about ways to easily reuse materials.”

“This activity gave my students the opportunity to use their imaginations. Some students prefer to copy an example, but this project forced them to take a risk and create their own mask. The activity was enjoyable and also enhanced their vocabulary.”

— Marsha J Ritchie, a third grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary School in East Chicago

A copy of the book is given to each classroom to be read prior to the art workshop. Teachers welcome the addition of a new book in their classroom and applaud the positive message of recycling emphasized in the book and through the art project. Children benefit from an art lesson that encourages individuality and guarantees success. Each student completes a unique artwork that reflects that child’s personal expression.

— Sara Mahon, McKinley Elementary School in East Chicago

— Nicole Bierman, Morton Elementary School in Hammond

In recent years, art-based literacy programs developed by South Shore Arts have been well received by schools in Lake and Porter Counties, especially where fieldtrips are limited. Students reap the benefit of an art exposure without leaving their school, saving precious time and financial resources. In all of these in-school literacy programs, South Shore Arts visiting artists bring to each classroom the materials needed to create an art project based on a book with a valuable message.

“The program allowed students to think behind the text by using information from the book to complete their project. The hands-on art project connected to the story which encourages reading.”

— Samantha Thomas, Harding Elementary School in Hammond

For more information on education programs, contact South Shore Arts at 219/836.1839, ext 101. 10

South Shore Arts Relocates Crown Point Branch South Shore Arts will move its Crown Point, Indiana, branch location from the Old Bank at 138 S. Main Street in Crown Point, to new facilities at 123 N. Main Street beginning in the fall.

“While we’ve been operating in Crown Point since May 1998, many people continue to tell us that they don’t know

we’re there,” says John Cain, South Shore Arts executive director. “The Old Bank is a really beautiful building inside and out, and we took particular pride in renovating the space for our art classes, exhibits and community arts activities 13 years ago. However, we have been craving greater visibility to passersby on the street for some time.” To that end, the South Shore Arts board of directors recently voted to relocate to a new space at 123 N. Main Street, where floor-to-ceiling windows facing onto the street will provide pedestrian-level exposure. “In the new location, we will be right across the street from the new Crown Point Public Library and immediately south of McDonald’s,” John says. “We believe that the new space will provide us with lots of energy, activity and increased usage of our facilities.” South Shore Arts will continue to run its summer class session at 138 S. Main Street through the end of August and will reopen in the new space on north Main Street in time for fall classes at the beginning of October. Richard Oesterle, owner of The Old Bank property, whose family has long been associated with South Shore Arts, stated that he has been pleased to have the nonprofit arts organization and its many student artists in his building and wishes South Shore Arts well in its new location.

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18th Annual Beaux Arts Ball Breaks ALL Records! South Shore Arts’ 18th Annual Beaux Arts Ball broke an attendance record and most importantly netted $173,000— $10,000 over last year and the highest net income ever! Beaux Arts Ball Co-chairs, Pat Colander, Nancy Trimboli, D.C. and Seda Turan-Yahne, along with a dynamic committee, board and staff are to be recognized and congratulated for a job well done. Special thanks also go to all of the community donors who supported the silent and live auctions this year. Celebrating South Shore Arts’ 75th year in the community with the theme “75 & Stayin’ Alive!,” the 18th Annual Beaux Arts Ball was held on Friday, June 3, 2011, at The Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster. The ball is held every year on the first Friday in June and is South Shore Arts’ primary fundraising event with proceeds benefitting the everykid education programs, which last year served over 20,000 children, youth and families in Northwest Indiana and south suburban Chicago. Over 430 attendees came out this year to support arts education for children, an essential component in developing critical thinking skills. The success of the ball continues to sustain and expand these educational programs that are so susceptible to drastic budget reductions locally and across the country. The decorations committee led by Jackie Wickland, made the most beautiful hand made origami flowers for each table that delighted all. The Gift Shop ladies helped too and just about 300 flowers in all were created. WOW! Seda Turan-Yahne and Design Studio 303 provided a splashy entrance with graphics from the ’70s. Everyone “hustled on in!”

Dancers from Gotta Dance Studio in Schererville treated the guests during cocktail hour to some disco dancing, featuring Bee Gees favorites “Stayin’ Alive” and “Night Fever.” The evening ended at midnight with a full dance floor and everyone doin’ the “Hustle.” Major sponsors of the 18th Annual Beaux Arts Ball were Diamond Sponsors ArcelorMittal, BP, Geminus Prevention Services and NIPSCO, plus event sponsors Community Healthcare System, Harris, Lexus of Merrillville, Majestic Star Casinos & Hotel and the Chris & Dede Morrow Fund of the Legacy Foundation, Inc. Judith Mayer, owner of Keyword Design, provided the invitation and program design, and Tom Largus of Largus Printing donated the invitations. James & Sons donated a beautiful diamond and emerald pin as the raffle prize for the evening.

Beaux Arts Ball Sponsors DIAMOND ($10,000)

PLATINUM ($5,000)

GOLD ($2,500)

ArcelorMittal BP Geminus Prevention Services NIPSCO

Community Healthcare System Harris Horseshoe Casino Lexus of Merrillville Majestic Star Casinos & Hotel The Chris & Dede Morrow Fund of the Legacy Foundation, Inc.

Peoples Bank Precision Control Systems Cherie & Mike Rippey Rowley Bushue & Company, LLP Maureen & Michael Luongo, M.D.


This year, South Shore Arts’ Patron of the Year Award was presented to Sue Eleuterio and Tom Sourlis for their generous support in enabling us to pilot such innovative education programs as “Making Memories—A Family Enrichment Program” and “The Skin You Live In,” both arts-based literacy programs. For many years, Sue and Tom have demonstrated that they truly believe in arts education as an important part of a child’s development by providing matching contributions for the Annual Fund, which specifically supports the everykid program. Sue has had a varied and distinguished career in the arts, having conducted fieldwork research, archival documentation, exhibit development, and public and educational programs, including professional development for artists and teachers, in folk and traditional arts, arts education, oral history, and cultural history. She has been affiliated with many organizations, including the Illinois Arts Council, the Chicago Area Writing Project and Company of Folk. Sue’s current projects include researching traditional foodways for Traditional Arts Indiana, writing a book on cultural identity and researching material culture in the Irish and Mexican communities in the Chicago area. As president of Sourlis Masonry Restoration, Tom spent 25 years repairing buildings that had been damaged by trapped water in masonry walls. As a response to seeing the damage that water can do, he invented Mortar Net® and patented its unique dovetail shape. Tom has worked on such notable historic buildings as The Rookery, The John J. Glessner House, Holy Family Church and the Chicago Water Tower. He attended Illinois Institute of Technology for four years as an architecture student. Tom has also pursued a lifelong interest in the arts through weaving, painting and flat glasswork. In 1974, he began making stained glass windows and lampshades, beginning with the Tiffany style and moving into more contemporary, sculptural forms, all of his work driven by an enduring connection to nature. Tom has recently experimented with and created unique varieties of sheet glass, continuing his experimentation and visionary search to discover new ways to produce beautiful glass objects at Sourlis Glass Studio located in Highland.

SILVER ($1,500) Community Hospital El Taco Real Carol & Joseph Fraley Gus Galante, M.D. Marcia & Will Glaros Michael Greenwald Nancy & John Gustaitis, M.D. Drs. Amy & Dennis Han Indiana University Northwest Irene Smith-King & Scott King McMahon & Associates

Sue Eleuterio & Tom Sourlis in real life and in the style of The Skin You Live In.

Together Tom and Sue co-developed GRANTS, Inc., now the South Shore Grants Center, a regional program of workshops and seminars on grant writing, fund raising, governance, technology applications and other issues related to the needs of the nonprofit sector in Northwest Indiana. South Shore Arts is grateful to be associated with two such accomplished and generous individuals!

Methodist Hospitals Rev, & Mrs. Stephan Munsey Melissa & Ralph Neff Kathy & Tom O’Donnell Donna & Bruce Quint St. Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon South Shore Poster Arts Management/ NWI Forum Joanne & Rick Svetanoff The TIMES/Shore Magazine Trimboli Chiropractic Seda Turan & Scott E. Yahne Liz & Chris Valavanis VOA

Additional Underwriting provided by: Markey’s Audio Visual Betsy & Peter Mavrelis, M.D. Julie & Michael Mintz, DDS Sandy & Richard Pellar Alex Gardner Riddle Mary & Dave Ryan Strack & Van Til Jenny & Bruce Yalowitz, M.D.


Dennis & Dottie Bauer, Mike & Cherie Rippey, Maria & Niall McShane

Bruce & Sharon Hillman, Verlie & Mike Suggs George & Siham Abu Aita, Lisa & Alex Gariup, Becca & Gus Galante

Jerry & Debra Carrington, Ralph Hughes & Emilee McKendall

Shar Miller, Anne Wadle, Karen Raab and Connie Skozen


Don & Rose Koliboski, Matt Reardon, State Representative Mara CandelariaReardon, Mary & Dave Ryan

Chris & Liz Valavanis

Beaux Arts Ball co-chairs Seda Turan-Yahne, Pat Colander and Nancy Trimboli

Ed & Sandi Kozlowski, John Cain

Chris Morrow and Kirk Muspratt

Sue & Carl Iacopelli, Pam & Peter Takacs

Jackie & David Wickland

Will & Marcia Glaros


Available on the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War p 12,, 2011… April “Thomas Ray Crowel hits the mark with this one. Just as a sharpshooter zeroes in on his unlucky target, Crowel takes aim and leads his reader down a colorful path in the Civil War era. His skillful use of dialogue takes us to a painful, bygone time when the nation struggled with a devastating war that would decide if we would stand together or forever be divided. This is a page turner! Sit back and enjoy a great transformation to the days of Blue and Grey. It’s a journey worth taking.” — George Sheldon, author of When the Smoke Cleared at Gettysburg and Fire on The River

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2011 Harvest Festival FINE ARTS SHOW WINE & CHEESE TASTING LIVE MUSIC Saturday, October 8th from 10am-5pm Sunday, October 9th from 12-5pm Woodland Park Oakwood Grand and Sycamore Halls 2100 Willowcreek Road, Portage, IN 219-762-1675 Wine tastings from Buck Creek Winery, Butler Winery, Easley Winery & Madison County Winery Cheese provided by Fair Oaks Farms Chocolate provided by Kim’s Specialty Chocolates FREE ADMISSION Music Sponsors: Cappo’s -Dunes Electronics Radio Communications The Ross Group -Porter Bank -Gore Realty & Minuteman Press

South Shore Arts Announces 15th Year of Art in Focus Founded by Rita M. Ray Art in Focus, South Shore Arts’ free art appreciation program founded by Rita M. Ray in 1997, will celebrate its fifteenth consecutive year in Munster. This year’s Art in Focus Program will study Women in Art. For centuries the role of women in art was limited to muse, assistant or patron in the case of aristocracy. Women were ignored—or worse—objectified by their male counterparts. In History of Art, the standard text used in introductory college art history classes, 3,000 male and only 19 women are represented. This year, Art in Focus will look at the struggles and achievements of women artists from a variety of genres, including painting and sculpture, dance, literature and music. The series will provide insight into the lives of great women artists as well as thought-provoking speculation on the current status of women in the arts. Two historically relevant paintings that used the woman as subject will also be studied to reveal the back-story of these famous artworks and the men who created them.

In addition to high quality documentaries by leading authorities, an integral part of every session continues to be the time set aside for participants to express ideas and ask questions that broaden their views on art. The goal of Art in Focus parallels that of the U.S. Department of Education, “Learning Never Ends.” Programs are led by South Shore Arts Director of Education Linda Eyermann. Assisting Linda in the planning of the year program is Linda Dunn of the Munster Public Library. Art in Focus is presented twice monthly on the second and fourth Monday mornings at 10am at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts. There are no membership dues or program fees to participate. Adults of all ages who want to continue to increase their understanding and appreciation of art and its history are welcome.

Art in Focus 2011-12 Schedule September 12, 2011 Who Does She Think She Is?

January 9, 2012 Alice Neel

September 26, 2011 Mary Cassatt: A Brush with Independence

January 23, 2012 Jane Austen

October 10, 2011 Georgia O’Keeffe

February 13, 2012 Nancy Spero: Woman as Protagonist

October 24, 2011 Frida Kahlo

February 27, 2012 Barbara Hepworth

November 14, 2011 Annie Leibovitz: Life Through A Lens

March 12, 2012 Martha Graham: Dance on Film

November 28, 2011 Nadja Salero-Sonnenberg: Speaking in Strings

March 26, 2012 Whistler’s Mother: An American Icon

December 12, 2011 Ballerina

April 9, 2012 Les Demoiselle d’Avignon


April 23, 2012 Women in Art: The Other Side of the Picture May 14, 2012 Artemisia Gentileschi: A Woman Like That Art in Focus Founded by Rita M. Ray is sponsored by Community Healthcare System.

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


Early registration ends September 15th— save 10% on most classes!

Classes are 10 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, mixed media, cartooning and photography––South Shore Arts maintains two branch locations. Substation No. 9 in downtown Hammond offers classes in drawing, airbrushing, painting, Photoshop, and a senior art workshop. South Shore Arts’ Crown Point location on the historic courthouse square offers pottery, exploring Japanese art, painting, drawing, and collage, among others.

Visit our website for class details and refund policy.

at a glance

Class details and refund policy:







ages 9–15 ages 18–adult ages 16–adult

5:15 6:30 6:30

– 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Oct. 3–Dec. 12 Oct. 3–Dec 12 Oct. 3–Dec 12

M245 M377 M124

$ 115 $ 115 $ 210*

ages ages ages ages ages ages ages ages ages ages

2–3 2–3 3–4 3–4 16–adult 6–8 9–adult 6–10 16–adult 16–adult

9:30 9:30 10:45 10:45 1:00 4:30 5:00 5:30 6:30 7:00

– – – – – – – – – –

10:30 am 10:30 am 11:45 am 11:45 am 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 9:00 pm

Oct. 4–Nov. 1 Nov. 8–Dec. 6 Oct. 4–Nov. 1 Nov. 8–Dec. 6 Oct. 4–Dec. 6 Oct. 4–Dec. 6 Oct. 4–Dec. 6 Oct. 4–Dec. 6 Oct. 4–Dec. 6 Oct. 4–Dec. 6

M104 M104a M183a M183b M130 M179 M113a M295 M127 M334

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

55 55 55 55 160 90 115 115 140 140

ages ages ages ages ages ages ages

16–adult 12–adult 16–adult 16–adult 16–adult 16–adult 16–adult

1:00 4:30 6:00 6:00 6:30 6:30 6:30

– – – – – – –

3:00 6:30 9:00 9:00 9:00 9:30 9:30

pm pm pm pm pm pm pm

Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct.

M127a M353 M319 M136 M314 M126 M122

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

140 140 190 220 200 80 210*

ages ages ages ages ages ages ages

5–6 5–6 6–8 6–8 8–10 11–15 16–adult

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

– – – – – – –

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

pm pm pm pm pm pm pm

Oct. 6–Nov. 3 Nov. 10–Dec. 15 Oct. 6–Dec. 15 Oct. 6–Dec. 15 Oct. 6–Dec. 15 Oct. 6–Dec. 15 Oct. 6–Dec. 15

M196a M196b M179b M179c M344 M296 M164

$ 55 $ 55 $ 90 $ 90 $ 90 $ 115 $ 140

ages 16–adult


– 8:45 pm

Nov. 18–Dec. 16




ages ages ages ages ages ages ages ages

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

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

– – – – – – – –

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

Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct.

M112 M101b M101 M146 M119 M146a M113 M114

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

115 135 135 115 135 115 115 115

ages ages ages ages

8–12 6 and up 8 and up 8 and up

11:00 5:00 5:15 1:30

– – – –

12:30 pm 6:00 pm 6:15 pm 4:30 pm

October 22 October 20 October 24 December 19

M376 M375 M374 M370

$ $ $ $

15 17 15 26

MONDAYS (no classes Oct. 31st) Children’s Intro to Painting Exploration of Art Mediums Intermed. B/W Photography w/Dark Room TUESDAYS Mommy & Me Mommy & Me Colors of the Rainbow Colors of the Rainbow Watercolor Painting Basic Drawing for Kids (Step 1) Introduction to Cartooning Art Studio Beginning Drawing for Adults Colored Pencil WEDNESDAYS Beginning Drawing for Adults Intro to Manga Open Painting Adult Pottery Drawing and Painting Portraits 35mm Photo Techniques Intro B/W Photography with Dark Room THURSDAYS (no classes Nov. 24th) Creative Fingers Creative Fingers Drawing For Kids (Step 2) Advanced Drawing For Kids (Step 3) Drawing Art Studio Intermediate / Advanced Drawing FRIDAYS Intro to Digital Camera Techniques SATURDAYS Children’s Intermediate/Advanced Drawing Beginning Handbuilding Pottery Beginning Handbuilding Pottery Children’s Beginning Drawing Pottery Children’s Intermediate Drawing Introduction to Cartooning Advanced Cartooning & Superheroes WORKSHOPS (no discounts) Cray Pas Pumpkin Workshop (Sat.) Halloween Treat Bag Workshop (Thur.) Mexican Sugar Skull Workshop (Mon.) Angels & Snowflakes Mobile Workshop (Mon.) *add $20 lab fee


5–Dec. 7 5–Dec. 7 5–Dec. 7 5–Dec. 7 5–Dec. 7 5–Oct. 19 5–Dec 7

8–Dec. 8–Dec. 8–Dec. 8–Dec. 8–Dec. 8–Dec. 8–Dec. 8–Dec.

10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

CROWN POINT MONDAYS (no classes Oct. 31st) Intro to Manga Fantasy Drawing Exploring Japanese Art TUESDAYS Pottery Creative Fingers Creative Fingers Adult Pottery WEDNESDAYS Colors of the Rainbow Colors of the Rainbow Beginning Handbuilding Pottery Children’s Intro to Painting Beginning Handbuilding Pottery THURSDAYS (no classes Nov. 24th) Senior Art Workshop Collage & Experimental Techniques Beginning Drawing & Painting for Kids Children’s Drawing (all levels) Drawing for Adults (all levels) SUNDAYS Intro to Digital Camera Techniques WORKSHOPS (no discounts) Halloween Treat Bag Workshop (Sat.) Cray Pas Pumpkin Workshop (Sat.) Ghosts, Ghouls & Gourds Workshop (Sun.) Mexican Sugar Skull Workshop (Sat.) Christmas Ornament Workshop (Sun.)

HAMMOND MONDAYS (no classes Oct. 31st) Creative Fingers Creative Fingers Adobe Photoshop I TUESDAYS Advanced Manga Intro to Manga WEDNESDAYS Mommy & Me Mommy & Me Colors of the Rainbow Colors of the Rainbow Children’s Intro to Drawing & Painting Basic Drawing for Kids Art Studio Art Studio Adobe Photoshop II THURSDAYS (no classes Nov. 24th) Beginning Drawing for Adults Senior Art Workshop SATURDAYS Beginning Airbrushing Continuing Airbrushing WORKSHOPS (no discounts) Mother’s Day Potted Herbs Workshop (Sat.)






ages 12–adult ages 12–adult ages 12–adult

4:00 6:00 7:00

– 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Oct. 3–Dec. 12 Oct. 3–Dec. 12 Oct. 3–Dec. 12

CP312 CP323 CP324

$ 140 $ 80 $ 80

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

Oct. 4–Dec. 6 Oct. 4–Nov. 1 Nov. 8–Dec. 6 Oct. 4–Dec. 6

CP111 CP149a CP149b CP112

$ 175 $ 55 $ 55 $ 220

ages ages ages ages ages

3–4 3–4 5–8 9–15 9–12

4:00 4:00 5:00 5:15 6:30

– – – – –

5:00 5:00 6:30 6:45 8:00

pm pm pm pm pm

Oct. 5–Nov. 2 Nov. 9–Dec. 7 Oct. 5–Dec. 7 Oct. 5–Dec. 7 Oct. 5–Dec. 7

CP183a CP183b CP139a CP138 CP139b

$ 55 $ 55 $ 135 $ 115 $ 135

ages ages ages ages ages

55 and up 16–adult 6–8 9–15 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

Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct.

15 15 15 15 15

CP133 CP325 CP308 CP164 CP219

$ 70 $ 140 $ 90 $ 115 $ 115

ages 16–adult


– 3:00 pm

Oct. 9–Nov. 13




ages ages ages ages ages

9:00 10:15 3:00 9:30 1:30

– – – – –

October 15 October 15 October 23 October 29 December 11

CP326 CP327 CP250 CP328 CP209a

$ $ $ $ $

17 15 12 15 12

6 and up 8–12 6–12 8 and up 6–12

10:00 am 11:45 am 4:00 pm 10:30 am 2:30 pm

6–Dec. 6–Dec. 6–Dec. 6–Dec. 6–Dec.






ages 5–6 ages 5–6 ages 16–adult

4:30 4:30 7:00

– 5:30 pm – 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Oct. 3–Nov. 7 Nov. 14–Dec. 12 Oct. 3–Dec. 12

H155 H155a H129

$ 55 $ 55 $ 140

ages 12–adult ages 12–adult

4:30 5:30

– 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Oct. 4–Dec. 6 Oct. 4–Dec. 6

H212 H213

$ 90 $ 140

ages ages ages ages ages ages ages ages ages

10:15 10:15 11:15 11:15 5:15 4:30 5:30 7:00 7:00

– – – – – – – – –

Oct. 5–Nov. 2 Nov. 9–Dec. 7 Oct. 5–Nov. 2 Nov. 9–Dec. 7 Oct. 5–Dec. 7 Oct. 5–Dec. 7 Oct. 5–Dec. 7 Oct. 5–Dec. 7 Oct. 5–Dec. 7

H102a H102b H159 H159a H207 H108 H180 H181 H176

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

2–3 2–3 3–4 3–4 9–15 6–8 6–10 11–15 16–adult

11:15 am 11:15 am 12:15 pm 12:15 pm 6:45 pm 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 9:00 pm

55 55 55 55 115 90 115 115 140

ages 16–adult ages 55 and up

10:45 – 12:45 pm 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Oct. 6–Dec. 15 Oct. 6–Dec. 15

H182 H121

$ 140 $ 70

ages 14–adult ages 14–adult

9:00 – 12:00 pm 12:30 – 3:30 pm

Oct. 8–Nov. 19 Oct. 8–Nov. 19

H109a H172

$ 170 $ 170

ages 6–12


May 8



– 2:30 pm



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

At the Center for Visual and Performing Arts 1040 Ridge Road, Munster IN 46321 All proceeds from the Gift Shop support South Shore Arts programs.

Largest retailer of South Shore Posters in the United States. Purchase in the Gift Shop or at

4 New South Shore posters! Lake Michigan Water Tail—Paddling the Dunes (2011) by artist Barbara Spies Labus (also 12”x18” poster) Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk by artist John Rush Shirley Heinz Land Trust by artist Barbara Spies Labus Wizard of Oz Festival by artist Mitchell A. Markovitz (also 12”x18” poster)

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.

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South Shore Arts Fall 2011 Convergence  
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Quarterly Magazine for South Shore Arts contains articles on exhibits and class schedule.