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2012-2013 Season Prepare to Be Amazed! Kirk Muspratt - Music Director & Conductor
Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles Purdue Varsity Glee Club Holiday Pops Valentineâ€™s Classics Symphonie Fantastique Mahler 2
Opening Concert Gala Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles September 21, 2012 Radisson Hotel Star Plaza Theatre
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President Michael Luongo, M.D. President Elect David Mika VP Administration Cherie Rippey VP Education Robbie Brundige VP Exhibitions Sandi Kozlowski VP Governance Gus Galante, M.D. VP Marketing Judith Mayer VP Regional Services Irene Smith-King VP Symphony Melissa Neff Secretary Julie Mintz Treasurer Tim Anderson Immediate Past President Marcia Glaros Andy Arnold Ann Bochnowski Debra Carrington Pat Colander Denise Dillard Carol Green-Fraley Michael Greenwald Susan Griffin Amy Han, Ph.D. William Lowe, Ph.D.
Peter Mavrelis, M.D. Dan Nita Cynthia Powers Bruce Quint Karen Raab David Schneider Michael Sobeck Michele Spann, R.N. Nancy Trimboli, D.C. Seda Turan-Yahne Liz Valavanis Jeremy Willett 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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Janet Macoska, Paul McCartney, 1989, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, NY, Photograph © 2012 South Shore Arts and its licensors. All rights reserved. Printing: Largus Printing Design: Judith Mayer / Keyword Design
South Shore Arts programs are provided with support from the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
40 Years of Photography by Janet Macoska & Anastasia Pantsios
Above, Janet Macoska, Alice Cooper, 1986, Public Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, Photograph Anastasia Pantsios, Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, March 1987, Photograph
Janet Macoska, David Bowie, 1983, Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio, Photograph
Opposite page Clockwise, Anastasia Pantsios, Tina Turner, June 18, 1984, Photograph Janet Macoska, Devo, 1978, Akron, Ohio, Photograph Anastasia Pantsios, Annie Lennox of the Eurythmics, August 9, 1984, Photograph
This exhibit was organized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, Ohio. It’s Only Rock and Roll will be displayed from November 11, 2012 through February 3, 2013. A VIP reception will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, from 6 to 8pm.
South Shore Arts is plugged in and ready to electrify visitors with It’s Only Rock and Roll, But I Like It. Representing 40 years of photography by Janet Macoska and Anastasia Pantsios, the exhibit comes direct to South Shore Arts from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. The exhibit features more than 80 iconic images documenting many of the genre’s most legendary performers—Madonna, Paul McCartney, Whitney Houston, Freddy Mercury, Deborah Harry, David Bowie, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Courtney Love, Gene Simmons, Patti Smith and Robert Plant to name a few. Cleveland-based photojournalist Janet Macoska has been honing her craft for over 25 years. Her work has appeared in Creem, Rolling Stone, People, 16, Entertainment Weekly, the New York Times and the London Times. David Bowie, Led Zeppelin and the Kinks are just some of the artists who have used her photos on their CDs. One of Macoska’s proudest accomplishments is a photo of Paul McCartney that hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in London. Several of her photos were featured alongside those of Annie Leibowitz, Mark Seliger and others in a 1996 issue of American Photo devoted entirely to rock and roll images. Reflecting on her career in an interview with Black & White Magazine, Macoska said, “I know a lot of my photographs are going to be the images that will define what was going on at this important time in musical history. Hopefully, people will see my photographs and feel some of the emotion and energy that the audience was hearing and seeing with me in those memorable moments.” When Anastasia Pantsios photographed her first concert—a free concert by Jefferson Airplane in Chicago’s Grant Park in 1969—women were a rarity in rock bands. At the same time, women were trying to elbow their way into the burgeoning ranks of rock photographers, led by Rolling Stone’s Annie Leibovitz. In Cleveland, Pantsios was one of three women who formed Kaleyediscope Photography in 1978 to market the photos they were shooting of musicians. As women became more numerous and prominent on rock and roll stages in the ’80s and beyond, Pantsios developed a special interest in the visual study of the changing and diverse ways they presented themselves while making music. Her photographs represent 40 years of shooting rock’s talented women, starting with Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick and continuing through contemporary star Gwen Stefani.
EXHIBIT UPDATES Junior/Senior High School Show The awards for the 38th Annual Tri-County Junior/ Senior High School Art Exhibition were presented on Sunday, April 29th. More than $6,000 in prize money was awarded including the prestigious $2,500 Donald H. Berwanger Scholarship Award for a graduating high school senior to attend an accredited university or college to study fine art. The winner of this year’s Berwanger Scholarship was Ariana Koultourides from Munster High School. Miss Koultourides plans to attend the American Academy of Art in Chicago. The winner of Best Overall Junior High School Presentation was Memorial Junior High, Lansing, Illinois. The winner of Best Overall Senior High School Presentation was Lake Central High School. Twenty-seven schools from Lake and Porter counties in Indiana and south suburban Cook County in Illinois participated. For the seventh year, Indiana University Northwest continued its commitment to the region’s visual art students by sponsoring the exhibit. We thank Chancellor William J. Lowe and all of the generous donors who continue this great tradition!
Berwanger Scholarship winner Ariana Koultourides and IUN Chancellor William J. Lowe
Sting Like a Maccabee When people think about famous boxers they don’t usually think of Jews. Yet between 1910 and 1940, there were 27 Jewish world champions and, for years, working-class Jewish immigrants were the sport’s dominant ethnic group. South Shore Arts will celebrate these athletes with Sting Like a Maccabee: Paintings by Charles Miller, October 5 through November 25, 2012. This series of oil paintings and drawings of Jewish boxers by the Brooklyn-based Miller was inspired by the artist’s passion for the sport, as well as the stories of fighters like Jackie “Kid” Berg (a.k.a. “The Whitechapel Whirlwind”), Lew Tendler and Barney Ross, to name a few. These boxers, all but forgotten today, contributed much to the rich history of American boxing in its Golden Age. The exhibit celebrates these always brave, strong and ambitious fighters, who were often simply looking for fast money to support their families or avoid sweatshop labor, much like their Irish and Italian fighting counterparts. Each of the various sized pieces in the series features an individual Jewish boxer in period gear, sometimes bare fisted, sometimes in training mode, sometimes in the ring, but usually as if posing for a photograph. The New Yorker magazine short-listed Miller’s 2007 exhibit at Think Tank 3 in New York City in its “Goings On About Town” section and featured Miller’s painting of Al “Bummy” Davis.
Charles Miller, Ruby Goldstein, Oil on linen
CURRENT EXHIBITS CENTER FOR VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS 69th Annual Salon Show September 16 – October 28, 2012 Opening reception and Awards Ceremony: Sunday, September 16, 1-3pm It’s Only Rock and Roll, But I Like It 40 Years of Photography by Janet Macoska and Anastasia Pantsios November 11, 2012 – February 3, 2013 VIP reception: Tuesday, November 27, 6-8pm
Artist Bonnie Zimmer with Roadside Vessel, Mixed media sculpture
Janet Macoska, Angus Young of AC/DC, 1986, Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Photograph
ATRIUM GALLERY Sense of Place: Rural Narratives by Kay Westhues August 17 – September 30, 2012 Sting Like a Maccabee: Paintings by Charles Miller October 5 – November 25, 2012 CROWN POINT BRANCH
Kay Westhues, Momence Speed Wash, Photography
Harbors & Havens: Paintings by Rita Berg July 20 – September 8, 2012 Beautiful Industry: Paintings by Mary King & Photography by Gary Cialdella September 14 – November 3, 2012
Rita Berg, High Tide Is Coming, Watercolor
SUBSTATION NO. 9 The Wonder of It All: Watercolors by Emmanuel Turner July 13 – September 8, 2012 Young At Heart: Work from the Senior Art Workshop at Substation No. 9 September 14 – November 3, 2012 Charles Miller, Lew Tendler, Seated, Oil on Linen
Gary Cialdella, Blast Furnace Detail, Bethlehem, PA, Black & White photography
Emmanuel Turner, Salisbury Cathedral, Watercolor
Mary King, You Work, Opaque watercolor and magazine collage
John Lopez, Homestead, Oil
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Cultivating Tomorrow Today
Cultivating Tomorrow, Today is the title of a South Shore Arts community art project created by Whiting High School and Hammond Academy of Science and Technology (HAST) students, under the direction of artist Deborah Landry. The project, funded by BP America Inc., is located at the entrance of the BP Whiting Refinery’s Visitors Center at 2815 Indianapolis Boulevard. The focus of the sculpture was on STEM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), fields that are crucial to operations at BP. South Shore Arts and BP worked together with students to make ceramic tiles for the five-foot-tall sculpture. “Public art is a great way to create a dialog about what is important and can be custom-designed to meet any organization or company mission” says Deborah Landry. Brad Etlin, Director
of Government & Public Affairs at BP America, Inc., worked with South Shore Arts to ensure that students understood the importance of occupations in STEM. As Brad says, “BP Whiting’s goal for this project was to educate high school students about career opportunities at the refinery and provide knowledge in STEM fields. We wanted to create something lasting and beautiful that the students could own as we continue to engage with area students who are mapping their career paths.” Deborah conducted ten workshops with 300 students who made clay tiles that reflect STEM imagery. BP volunteers were invited to work side-by-side with students and talk about their careers at BP. Every participant cut, carved, sculpted and stamped clay to produce over 800 tiles to be fired, glazed, transported and installed by Deborah onto a V-shaped grass motif armature constructed at the site, where the sculpture is set among native plantings. In June, a group of students visited the site for an unveiling ceremony where BP engineers and technicians spoke about the advantages and importance of STEM careers. As students located their tiles and ran their fingers along the surface of the sculpture, it was apparent that they felt a sense of pride. Deborah explains, “When students saw their small artwork installed on the larger piece they went from ‘see my piece’ to ‘see the sculpture I helped make.’ Everyone had a small part in a big idea.” The project was a rich experience for students. ”I didn’t expect it to be that awesome of a sculpture,” proclaimed one HAST student. “It’s amazing to be part of a piece of art that everyone can see and will be here for a long time.”
South Shore Arts Announces 16th 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 begin its 16th consecutive year on Monday, September 10, 2012. This year’s theme is “Fine Art’s Fine Line.” What is Fine Art? Where is the line between art and craft, artist and artisan? This year, Art in Focus will look at those wonderful art forms that might not show up on a survey of art history but most definitely touch our lives. Additionally, three programs will focus on composers to be featured in the Northwest Indiana Symphony’s 2012-13 concert season. Maestro Kirk Muspratt will share his knowledge to give insight into the men behind the music.
In addition to high quality documentaries by leading authorities, an integral part of every session is the time set aside for discussion. The goal of Art in Focus parallels that of the U.S. Department of Education, “Learning Never Ends.” Programs are led by Director of Education Linda Eyermann. Assisting in the planning of the program is Linda Dunn of the Munster Public Library. Art in Focus is presented on the second and fourth Monday mornings of the month at 10am at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts. There is no charge to participate. Adults of all ages who want to continue to increase their understanding and appreciation of art are welcome. Call 219/836.1839 for a brochure with this season’s complete schedule.
NEA Chairman Visits Region A northern Indiana visit by Rocco Landesman, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, on July 17, 2012, featured tours of arts-related facilities designed to transform a neighborhood or community. In South Bend, Landesman visited the Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture, where a vacant building will house visual arts work space, part of a “cultural corridor” vision by city and university leaders. In Northwest Indiana, Landesman visited the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District and South Shore Dance Alliance, both located in Gary. By transforming a vacant pharmacy into an art gallery and a 1910 school house into a dance academy, these organizations are changing the dynamics of the Miller neighborhood—exactly what Landesman has in mind when he speaks of “Creative Placemaking.” The Miller Arts District intends to become a compact, walkable community served by a re-developed South Shore rail station. The opening earlier this year of the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts in the former Miller Drugs was a critical first step in a long-range plan to create an arts and recreation hub fed by public transportation and the lakefront. Future plans include a resort hotel, a restaurant, and a museum with access to hiking and biking in the dunes. At the south end of the District is the South Shore Dance Alliance, where, in eight years of operation, Artistic Director Larry Brewer and his instructors have turned out graduates who have gone on to studies and careers at Julliard, the Debbie Allen Academy, Ballet Chicago, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Deeply Rooted Productions and Dance Theatre of Harlem. The day concluded with a public forum on Creative Placemaking at the Center for the Visual
and Performing Arts in Munster, where Landesman cited Minnesota as an example of a state that made a commitment to the arts when the citizens voted on a referendum to direct a percentage of state tax revenue to the arts in perpetuity. “Public support is very important, especially in times like these,” he said. “As a nation, we are the worst public funders of the arts in the industrialized world. Art is a very important part of what we should value. “The arts have a sustaining effect on a community,” Landesman said. “They can transform a place and can do so very quickly. You can open a gallery, a small theater, much quicker than you can build bridges and factories. Yes, the arts do create jobs but they also provide a reason for people to want to be in a community.”
National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman. Photo by Martha Bohn.
19TH ANNUAL BEAUX ARTS BALL
A Huge Success
We asked you to “Show Us the Monet”—and you showed us the Monet! South Shore Arts’ 19th Annual Beaux Arts Ball met and exceeded the most ambitious goal ever, netting $172,770 on a budget of $172,150. A sold-out crowd of 450 people attended the event. Congratulations and heartfelt thanks to our Beaux Arts Ball Co-Chairs Pat Colander, Nancy Trimboli, D.C. and Seda Turan-Yahne, a fabulous committee, board and staff. Thanks and recognition also go to all of the community donors who supported the silent and live auctions. It was a record year for donations! Held each year on the first Friday in June, the Ball is South Shore Arts’ primary fundraiser with proceeds benefitting our everykid art education programs for children, youth and families primarily in underserved communities through schools, social service agencies and municipal parks and recreation departments. The Ball’s success allows South Shore Arts to sustain and grow these programs in spite of budget cuts to the arts. Speaking of success, a new milestone was reached this year with everykid programs serving a record 28,000 children and youth in Northwest Indiana and south suburban Chicago! Board President Marcia Glaros and Executive Director John Cain unveiled two new South Shore posters, “Summer Wildflowers” (2012) by Barbara Spies Labus and the reprint of a Classic poster, “Indiana Dunes State Park” (1927) by Leslie Ragan, along with Northwest Indiana Forum President Mark Maassel. Jackie Wickland, the Gift Shop ladies and committee members created beautiful centerpieces with water
lilies and gems in Monet-inspired colors of purple, blue and aqua. Seda Turan-Yahne and Design Studio 303 created giant water lily decor gracing the entrance and the gallery. The dance floor was full until midnight when John Cain announced, Ferris Bueller-style, “Its over, go home!” Another year, another fabulous Ball. Major sponsors of the 19th Annual Beaux Art Ball were Diamond Sponsors ArcelorMittal, BP, and Geminus Prevention Services, plus event sponsors Community Healthcare System, BMO Harris, Lexus of Merrillville, Majestic Star Casino, Morrow Family Foundation and NIPSCO. Judith Mayer, owner of Keyword Design, provided the invitation and program design, and Tom Largus of Largus Printing donated the invitations. James & Sons donated the beautiful heart-shaped gold, diamond and enamel locket. Mark your calendars for next year. The 20th Annual Beaux Arts Ball is scheduled for Friday, June 7, 2012.
Beaux Arts Ball Sponsors DIAMOND ($10,000)
ArcelorMittal BP Geminus Prevention Services
BMO Harris Bank Community Healthcare System Horseshoe Casino Lexus of Merrillville Majestic Star Casino Morrow Family Foundation NIPSCO
Andy & Sue Arnold Community Hospital Carol & Joseph Fraley O’Neill McFadden & Willett LLP Peoples Bank Precision Control Systems
South Shore Arts Board President Marcia Glaros
Maria & Niall McShane, Cherie & Mike Rippey, Dottie & Dennis Bauer
Ball Co-Chair Pat Colander, Tom Keilman
SILVER ($1,500) Teri & Jim Dye Eichhorn & Eichhorn, LLP El Taco Real Fifth Third Bank Franciscan St. Margaret Health Gary Art Works, Inc. Gus Galante, M.D. Michael Greenwald Drs. Amy & Dennis Han Indiana University Northwest Maureen & Dr. Michael Luongo, M.D. Macy’s McMahon & Associates McShanes
State Representative Mara Candelaria Reardon & Matt Reardon with daughter Victoria
Melissa & Ralph Neff Sandy & Richard Pellar Prompt Ambulance Bruce Quint State Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon South Shore Poster Arts Management/ NWI Forum Joanne & Rick Svetanoff The TIMES/Shore Magazine Trimboli Chiropractic United States Steel Corporation— Gary Works Liz & Chris Valavanis Seda Turan & Scott E. Yahne
Additional Underwriting provided by: Carole & Len Bezat Jan & George Compton Suzanne & David Cooley Design Studio 303 Markey’s Audio Visual Lois Mitchell Julie & Michael Mintz, DDS Post-Tribune Margo & Don Powers Diane & David Schneider Sue Eleuterio & Tom Sourlis Strack & Van Til Jackie Wickland Jenny & Bruce Yalowitz, M.D.
Tricia Hernandez, Harry & Paula Vande Velde
Karen & Cornel Raab, Mark & Chris Maassel
Julie & Mike Mintz, Sue Kluger
Rick & Patti Shepard, Ball Co-Chair Nancy Trimboli
Denise Dillard, Kirk Muspratt
Jennifer & David Garfin, Gus & Becca Galante
Ball Co-Chair Seda Turan-Yahne bids Mike & Rosanne Loughmiller, Shar & Gary Miller
New South Shore Poster Unveiled at the Ball
Barbara Spies Labus, Summer Wildflowers, Oil on panel
Wildflower Series: Early Summer Wetland by Barbara Spies Labus Northwest Indiana’s landscape has historically contained extensive areas of a wide variety of wetlands. Significantly altered and reduced by industrial and residential development, these vital areas are teeming with plant and animal life and remain critically important in so many ways. Here I simply want to appreciate a glimpse of their beauty. In the foreground, floating on the water’s surface, sits a large blooming Fragrant Water Lily. Its ostentatious beauty is stunning, and it is fragrant, as its name suggests, but I tend to favor the tight yellow heads of the Spatterdock water lilies. The dainty yellow flowers of the Common Bladderwort also on display above the water’s surface belie the fact that they are carnivorous. The plant’s underwater ‘bladders’ help it float and also trap and digest small organisms. Near the water’s edge are the round yellow blooms of Tufted Loosestrife. This plant is native to Northwest Indiana and does not share the aggressive characteristics of the infamous, invasive, Purple Loosestrife. These little islands of plant life offer resting places for many insects. The intensely red dragonfly is known as a Meadowhawk. Another dragonfly, a Green Darner, chooses to rest on the tall stems of Bulrush. I’ve helped myself to a bit of artistic license in the portrayal of Blue Flag Iris in front of Swamp Milkweed in such full bloom. Blue Flag is a late spring/early summer bloomer, while the wall of tall Swamp Milkweed behind it is more of a late summer bloomer. The Swamp Milkweed is topped with clusters of tiny fragrant vibrant pink flowers that make very nice feeding stations for Monarchs, Swallowtails and other insects. Also tucked into this tangled wall of plant life are the delicate pink blooms of Swamp Rose and the Snapdragonlike flowers of White Turtlehead. Another offering of gratitude to Paul Labus, for his advice and invaluable knowledge of the ecology of Northwest Indiana.
This is the second in a series of new South Shore posters depicting wildflowers of the dunes.
Patrons of the Year JoAnn and Chuck Long Every year since we started the Beaux Arts Ball in 1994, we’ve honored Patrons of the Year. This year for the first time we honored our patrons posthumously. JoAnn and Chuck Long were dear, generous, good-hearted people who supported many things in the community. And they supported us. Chuck was the board treasurer of Northern Indiana Arts Association when we moved into our first home on Hohman Avenue in 1970. Every summer, as we launched our individual gift campaign, JoAnn was the first person we asked to lunch because we enjoyed her company, she
wanted wine with lunch and we didn’t even really have to ask her for her and Chuck’s annual gift; she’d just pull the check out of her purse after two glasses of wine. We love donors like that! JoAnn preceded Chuck in death by a year, and, afterwards, Chuck invited me to lunch to tell me that he and JoAnn had made a gift to us in their estate plan. Little did I realize that their planned gift amounted to nearly $300,000. It’s the largest bequest that South Shore Arts has ever received, and with part of it we’ve established a fund within our endowment that will help to underwrite the Salon Show in memory of JoAnn and Chuck in perpetuity. The board voted to use another portion of the bequest to match contributions to the annual fund. JoAnn and Chuck’s daughter, Kirsten Walker, accepted the Patrons of the Year Award at the Beaux Arts Ball, an event that her parents attended, enjoyed and helped to underwrite year after year. She spoke of their giving her the gift of art as she was growing up and of how that had enriched her life. South Shore Arts is forever grateful to JoAnn and Chuck for their love of the arts and their community and us.
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Portage Parks & Recreation Presents
2012 Harvest Festival Fine Arts Show, Wine Tasting, Chocolate , Live Music & More! Saturday, October 6 from 10am - 5pm Sunday, October 7 from noon - 5pm Woodland Park Oakwood Grand and Sycamore Halls 2100 Willowcreek Road, Portage, IN 2 1 9 -7 6 2- 1 6 7 5 www. c i .portage. i n .u s / parks
This activity is made possible, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Women’s Association Celebrates Milestones
May Wine Brunch Co-Chairs Patti Cohen and Linda Eisenhauer
Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, incoming WANISS President Charlotte Strowhorn
The Women’s Association of the Northwest Indiana Symphony celebrated the 40th Annual May Wine Brunch on May 16th at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza. The brunch featured a musical performance by Crown Point native Blake Zolfo, a student at the Boston Conservatory of Music, who was also a featured performer on the Symphony’s South Shore Glee! concert. The annual brunch is a fundraiser to benefit the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra. The milestones for WANISS continued on June 28 with “Women and Music Together for Fifty Years,” an anniversary celebration of the founding of WANISS in 1962 organized by Linda Eisenhauer. The festive evening at Innsbrook Country Club honored the organization through the (sometimes misty) eyes of past presidents as the ladies shared memories through speeches, poems and photos.
Founding WANISS member Evelyn Lisek
The May Wine Brunch featured entertainer Blake Zolfo, pictured here with his family, from left, grandpa Richard (Dick) Lee, sister Breanne, mom Mickey and dad Mike Zolfo.
40th Annual May Wine Brunch Honor Roll The following individuals, businesses and organizations donated $5,080 in honor of the 40th Anniversary of the Women’s Association’s annual May Wine Brunch! Allen Landscape—Highland Maria Alvarez—Studio One Marcella Anderson Cindy Ault Gary Ault Philip L. & Karen B. Bachman in loving memory of Susan Anderson-Beck Luise Baldin The Battistini Family Philip & Lee Bauman Lisa Beck Susan Anderson Beck Sandy Becker Cal & Cathy Bellamy Rafeek & Jane Besheer Regina Biddings-Muro Pete & Cathryn Bomberger Anna L. Bower Sarah Boyajian Pauline Burelli John Cain Centier Bank JoAnn Carberry Leane Cerven JoAnn Chandler Milford & Margaret Christenson Alex Cohen Patricia Cohen Erika & Tom Cohen-Derr Edith M. Coleman Cooley Animal Clinic Jim & Sue Crisman Carol Dell Kay Depel Lydia & Robert Dershewitz Barbara A. Dmytrasz N. Ruth Duncanson Kathy Dunn Linda & Ron Eisenhauer Mary Jane & Don Eisenhauer in honor of our Lala, from Frannie, George & Hattie Eisenhauer Warren Engstrom Gayle Faga Kathy Fesenmyer
Tim & Frankie Fesko Cynthia Fitzsimons Judy Foster Susan & Karl Fraley Dolores Fulte Sharon Gibson Richard & Ella Gilbertson Dr. Henry & Jeanette Giragos Renee Giragos Michelle Golden Dan & Barb Hendricks Mary Henrich Tricia Hernandez Horizon Bank Cathie Jacobs Jim & Pat Jaracz Dr. Gary & Mrs. Marilyn Jones Kappa Kappa Kappa Inc., Gamma Nu Chapter Kappa Kappa Kappa Inc., Hammond Alpha Associate Mardi S. Katz Nancy & Tom Keon Marge Kerr Linda Kiger Mary Milbrath Kocher Judith Krassner Jean E. & William Kroger Margaret Krol Robert & Jananne Kurtz Barbara J. Kuzman Tamara LaFoe Mary Anne LaHayne Judith A. Lazar Marilyn Leonian Carolyn A. Lisek Evelyn W. Lisek Maureen & Dr. Michael Luongo Joyce MacDonald Joan Malatestinic Camille Mann in honor of Arthur Morgan Jeff & Betsy McCabe Nancy Menk Lois Mitchell Heidi & Art Morgan
Jean Mudroncik Kirk Muspratt Melissa E. Neff George & Toni Nissan Roberta Ann Norwich Dr. & Mrs. Seymour Oberlander Susan Olszewski Bob & Lonnie Pasquella Judith Pennywell Timothy A. Petrites Belinda Potoma Margo Powers Faith C. & Morris W. Pratt Ray & Tresa Radermacher Dwight Reed Carolyn Ribordy Margaret Rogers Anna Rominger & Joe Lisak Judith Root-Stiles in memory of Edith Root Carolyn Ropa Bette Ross Mary E. Ryan Martha Sapp William & Kay Schenck Anne Severa Judith Simanson Christine Small Joyce Smith Charlotte A. Strowhorn in memory of Percy D. Strowhorn, Sr. Jean Van Keppel Nancy Vlahos Michael & Jane Walker Charlotte Whiteside Jackie Wickland Babs Zandstra Chenn Zhou
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Puppet Shows Return!
The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg and other beloved tales featuring internationally-acclaimed puppeteer Jim West!
March 12-15, 2013
in the theatre at The Center for Visual and Performing Arts
Easy-to-learn rod, shadow, hand and mouth puppets will come to life, all leading up to a giant dragon puppet construction at the grand finale. Two performances daily at 9:30 & 11am Grades pre-K through 4 Tickets are $6 each for students and adults Attention Teachers: FREE follow-up classroom workshop when you book your performance date
Call 219 / 836.1839 ext. 100 to make reservations
Save the Date! SOUTH SHORE ARTS PRESENTS JOHN CAIN’S 19TH ANNUAL
Home for the Hols It’s a nice place to visit, but you have to get there first!
Travel humor by Tina Fey and Patrick Dennis (author of “Auntie Mame”) Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana South Shore Arts member table of ten Non-member table of ten South Shore Arts member individual ticket Non-member individual ticket
$400 $450 $40 $45
Make your reservations today! Reservations close November 6, 2012. Call 219/836-1839, x100
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fall art classes *
South Shore Arts Members receive a 10% discount on classes.
OCTOBER 1 - DECEMBER 14, 2012 Classes are 10 weeks unless otherwise noted. Early registration ends September 13th— save 10% on most classes!
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 just north of the historic courthouse square offers drawing, painting, pottery, a senior art workshop, and Japanese art, among others.
at a glance
Class details and refund policy: www.SouthShoreArtsOnline.org
ages ages ages ages ages
birth–5 birth–5 birth–5 9–15 16–adult
9:30 – 10:30 – 10:00 – 5:15 – 6:30 –
September 10 September 10 Oct. 1 – Dec. 3 Oct. 1 – Dec. 3 Oct. 1 – Dec. 3
M389 FREE M389 FREE M389 $ 180 M245 $ 115 M124 $ 210*
ages 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 16–adult
9:30 – 10:30 am 9:30 – 10:30 am 10:45 – 11:45 am 10:45 – 11:45 am 1:00 – 4:00 pm 4:30 – 5:30 pm 5:00 – 6:30 pm 5:30 – 7:00 pm 6:00 – 9:00 pm 6:30 – 8:30 pm 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Oct. 2 – Oct. 30 Nov. 6 – Dec. 4 Oct. 2 – Oct. 30 Nov. 6 – Dec. 4 Oct. 2 – Dec. 4 Oct. 2 – Dec. 4 Oct. 2 – Dec. 4 Oct. 2 – Dec. 4 Oct. 2 – Dec. 4 Oct. 2 – Dec. 4 Oct. 2 – Dec. 4
M104 M104a M183a M183b M130 M179 M113a M295 M136 M127 M334
$ 55 $ 55 $ 55 $ 55 $ 190 $ 90 $ 115 $ 115 $ 220 $ 140 $ 140
ages ages ages ages ages
16–adult 12–adult 16–adult 16–adult 16–adult
1:00 4:30 6:00 6:30 6:30
– – – – –
Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct.
M127a M353 M134 M126 M122
$ $ $ $ $
ages ages ages ages ages ages ages
5–6 5–6 6–8 7–11 8–10 11–15 16–adult
4:30 4:30 4:30 5:00 5:30 6:30 6:30
– 5:30 pm – 5:30 pm – 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct. 4 – Nov. 1 Nov. 8 – Dec. 13 Oct. 4 – Dec. 13 Oct. 4 – Nov. 8 Oct. 4 – Dec. 13 Oct. 4 – Dec. 13 Oct. 4 – Dec. 13
M196a M196b M179b M364 M344 M296 M164
$ 55 $ 55 $ 90 $ 70 $ 90 $ 115 $ 140
MONDAYS Music Together in Munster - FREE DEMO Music Together in Munster - FREE DEMO Music Together in Munster (no discounts) Children’s Intro to Painting 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 Adult Pottery Beginning Drawing for Adults Colored Pencil WEDNESDAYS Beginning Drawing for Adults Intro to Manga (no class 10/31) Oil Painting (no class 10/31) 35mm Photo Techniques Intro B/W Photo w/Dark Room (no class 10/31) THURSDAYS (no class Nov. 22) Creative Fingers Creative Fingers Drawing For Kids (Step 2) Muggles Making Art 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) Paper Bead Jewelry Making (Mon.) Fall Wreath (Sat.) Halloween Treat Bag (Mon.) Sock-It-To-Me Sock Pig (Sat.) Sock-It-To-Me Sock Monkey (Sat.) *add $20 lab fee
10:00 am 11:00 am 10:45 am 6:45 pm 9:30 pm
3:00 6:30 9:00 9:30 9:30
pm pm pm pm pm
3 3 3 3 3
– – – – –
Dec. 5 Dec. 12 Dec. 12 Oct. 17 Dec. 12
140 140 190 80 210*
7:00 – 8:45 pm
Nov. 16 – Dec. 14
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 ages
8–12 6–10 6–10 10 and up 16–adult
5:00 9:30 5:00 9:30 9:30
6:30 pm 10:30 am 6:00 pm 12:00 pm 3:30 pm
Oct. 8 OR Nov. 5 October 13 October 22 Oct. 6 OR Nov. 3 Oct. 20 OR Nov. 17
M390 M393 M275 M392 M391
$ $ $ $ $
15 12 12 20 40
– – – – –
6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
– – – – – – – –
Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec.
8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
CROWN POINT MONDAYS Exploring Japanese Art Intro to Manga Fantasy Drawing TUESDAYS Pottery Creative Fingers Creative Fingers Painting for Adults Adult Pottery WEDNESDAYS (no class Oct. 31) Colors of the Rainbow Colors of the Rainbow Beginning Handbuilding Children’s Intro to Painting Beginning Handbuilding Pottery THURSDAYS (no class Nov. 22) Senior Art Workshop Senior Art Workshop Beginning Drawing & Painting for Kids Children’s Drawing (all levels) Drawing for Adults (all levels) FRIDAYS Toddler Time (with parent/grandparent) Toddler Time (with parent/grandparent) SUNDAYS Intro to Digital Camera Techniques WORKSHOPS (no discounts) Fall Wreath (Sat.) Halloween Treat Bag (Sat.) Ghosts, Ghouls & Gourds (Sun.) Sock-It-To-Me Sock Pig (Sat.) Sock-It-To-Me Sock Monkey (Sat.) Christmas Ornament (Sun.)
HAMMOND MONDAYS Creative Fingers Creative Fingers TUESDAYS Advanced Manga Intro to Manga Adobe Photoshop I WEDNESDAYS Mommy & Me Mommy & Me Colors of the Rainbow Colors of the Rainbow Adobe Photoshop II (no class 10/31) THURSDAYS (no class Nov. 22) Beginning Drawing for Adults Senior Art Workshop Beginning Drawing & Painting for Kids Children’s Intro to Drawing & Painting SATURDAYS Continuing Airbrushing Beginning Airbrushing
ages 12–adult ages 12–adult ages 12–adult
4:00 – 5:00 pm 5:00 – 7:00 pm 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Oct. 1 – Dec. 3 Oct. 1 – Dec. 3 Oct. 1 – Dec. 3
CP324 CP312 CP323
$ 90 $ 140 $ 90
ages ages ages ages ages
11–15 5–6 5–6 16–adult 16–adult
4:30 5:30 5:30 6:45 7:00
– – – – –
6:30 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 9:45 pm 10:00 pm
Oct. 2 – Dec. 4 Oct. 2 – Oct. 30 Nov. 6 – Dec. 4 Oct. 2 – Dec. 4 Oct. 2 – Dec. 4
CP111 CP149a CP149b CP117 CP112
$ 175 $ 55 $ 55 $ 190 $ 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. 3 – Nov. 7 Nov. 14– Dec. 12 Oct. 3 – Dec. 12 Oct. 3 – Dec. 12 Oct. 3 – Dec. 12
CP183a CP183b CP139a CP138 CP139b
$ 55 $ 55 $ 135 $ 115 $ 135
ages ages ages ages ages
55 and up 55 and up 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.
CP133 CP133a CP308 CP164 CP219
$ 80 $ 80 $ 90 $ 115 $ 115
4 4 4 4 4
– – – – –
Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec.
13 13 13 13 13
ages 2–3 ages 2–3
10:00 – 11:00 am 10:00 – 11:00 am
Oct. 5 – Nov. 2 Nov. 9 – Dec. 7
1:30 – 3:00 pm
Oct. 7 – Nov. 11
ages ages ages ages ages ages
9:30 – 9:30 – 3:00 – 9:30 – 12:30 – 1:00 –
October 6 October 20 October 21 Nov. 10 OR Dec. 8 Nov. 24 OR Dec. 1 December 9
CP340 CP326 CP250 CP338 CP339 CP209a
$ $ $ $ $ $
12 12 12 20 40 12
6–10 6–10 6–12 10 and up 16–adult 6–12
10:30 am 10:30 am 4:00 pm 12:00 pm 3:30 pm 2:00 pm
ages 5–6 ages 5–6
4:30 – 5:30 pm 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Oct. 1 – Oct. 29 Nov. 5 – Dec. 3
ages 12–adult ages 12–adult ages 16–adult
4:30 – 5:30 pm 5:30 – 7:30 pm 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Oct. 2 – Dec. 4 Oct. 2 – Dec. 4 Oct. 2 – Dec. 4
H212 H213 H129
$ 90 $ 140 $ 140
ages ages ages ages ages
2–3 2–3 3–4 3–4 16–adult
10:15 – 10:15 – 11:15 – 11:15 – 7:00 –
11:15 am 11:15 am 12:15 pm 12:15 pm 9:00 pm
Oct. 3 – Oct. 31 Nov. 7 – Dec. 5 Oct. 3 – Oct. 31 Nov. 7 – Dec. 5 Oct. 3 – Dec. 12
H102a H102b H159 H159a H176
$ 55 $ 55 $ 55 $ 55 $ 140
ages ages ages ages
16–adult 55 and up 6–8 9–15
10:45 – 1:00 – 4:00 – 5:15 –
12:45 pm 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:45 pm
Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct.
H182 H121 H217 H207
$ 140 $ 80 $ 90 $ 115
$ 170 $ 170
ages 14–adult ages 14–adult
9:00 – 12:00 pm 12:30 – 3:30 pm
4 4 4 4
– – – –
Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec.
13 13 13 13
Oct. 6 – Nov. 17 Oct. 6 – Nov. 17
*DISCOUNT FOR HAMMOND RESIDENTS 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.
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unste Monday in M th 4 & d n 2 2pm Every 13, 10am–1 0 2 , 3 1 y a Through M 39 x103 Call 836.18
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.
at South Shor e Arts
A Unique Birth day Celebratio n Call 836.183 9 x103
Registration South Shore Arts Fall 2012 Class Registration Form
South Shore Arts 1040 Ridge Road Munster, IN 46321
219 / 836.1863
219 / 836.1839 ext. 103
Birth Date (if under 16)_________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Parent/Guardian Name___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Class Name
Start Date _____________ Fee ________________________
Start Date _____________ Fee ________________________
Start Date _____________ Fee ________________________
Member 10% discount _________________________
Early Registration 10% discount—South Shore Arts must receive paid registration by 5:00 pm on Sept. 13, 2012 _________________________
Total Class Fee _________________________
c Current c Non-Member
SIGN ME UP FOR MEMBERSHIP (choose level below) $45
$125 – $249
New Membership Fee _________________________ Additional contribution _________________________
$250 – $499
$500 – $999
c Life Member
c Family $65
Total Enclosed _________________________
Method of Payment: c Check
Account Number_____________________________________________________ Expiration Date _____________________________________________________ Name on card _____________________________________________________ Signature
Where did you hear about us? _________________________________________
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fall art classes
OCTOBER 1 - DECEMBER 14, 2012 MUNSTER • CROWN POINT • HAMMOND
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