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Arts + Literacy = Environmental Awareness

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Convergence is a quarterly publication of South Shore Arts

We champion the artistic identity of the South Shore.

Center for Visual and Performing Arts

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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.

South Shore Arts Board of Directors

An application form is available in PDF format at or by calling 219 / 836.1839, ext. 103.

ADVERTISING RATES Interested in advertising in Convergence? South Shore Arts reaches over 7,500 individuals and families every quarter with this publication. Call Tricia Hernandez, Director of Marketing, at 219 / 836.1839 for more information.

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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 / VP Development 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 Karen Raab David Schneider Michael Sobeck Michele Spann, R.N. Ernest Summers 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.

South Shore Arts Staff

Executive Director John Cain, ext. 102 Director of Marketing and Development Tricia Hernandez, ext. 107 Director of Education Linda Eyermann, ext. 101 Education Coordinator Kimberly McKinley, ext. 103­­­­ Director of Finance and Administration Christine McCabe, 219 / 836-0525, ext. 202 Assistant to the Director of Finance Jennifer Willett, 219 / 836-0525, ext. 202 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


East Chicago students learn to respect the environment through Michael Recycle. © 2013 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.

Toot ’n Doodle

South Shore Arts & Northwest Indiana Symphony

Bring the Arts to Education There’s something about creating a piece of art that just makes a body feel good. Each year, thousands of children experience this feeling as they participate in a South Shore Arts classroom visit or a Northwest Indiana Symphony music program. One of the most rewarding outcomes of these experiences is seeing the faces of children as they successfully complete a project or try out a musical instrument. Hearing comments such as “This is the best day of my life,” “I want to live here,” or “Can you come back tomorrow?” is incredibly gratifying. It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words, but knowing that so many children participated in these art encounters is a remarkable tribute to all those who support the arts. South Shore Arts and the Northwest Indiana Symphony collectively served over 33,680 students in the past year. The South Shore Arts everykid program served over 28,000 students alone, most of it at no cost. By weaving visual arts into a reading activity, we have developed creative and effective tools to help teachers improve students’ English language arts skills, encourage self-respect, tolerance, and other social issues, while at the same time developing a life-long love for reading and art. By partnering with schools, youth-serving social service agencies, libraries and

municipalities, we reach a vast number of students by taking our instructors and supplies directly to them. The everykid program is conducted throughout the region on a large and accessible scale. By partnering with schools and youth-serving agencies, South Shore Arts reaches many more students by taking the instructors and supplies directly to them. Under the umbrella of everykid, many individual programs are tailored to meet particular objectives at appropriate grade levels. Thanks to the success of “Polar Express,” a holidaythemed reading and art program serving over 3,300 first grade students every year, we have developed a series of literacy-based art programs for the 2nd, 3rd and now 4th grades. “The Skin You Live In,” written by Chicago-based author Michael Tyler and illustrated by Hammond native David Lee Csicsko, gives some 7,500 second grade students the chance to explore the concept of skin and celebrate the ways in which we are unique, similar, happy and accepting. In the corresponding art project, students create their own self-portraits in the style of the book’s illustrations. We have expanded into the third grade, serving 4,850 with “Michael Recycle,” an environmental conservation story, in which the hero learns to correct his heavily carbonfoot-printed ways to become environmentally sensitive.

The Skin You Live In

Polar Express

Rhythm â&#x20AC;&#x2122;n Hues

East Chicago Family Arts Day

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Students utilize recycled materials donated by Huhtamaki, a Hammond manufacturer of the bowls produced for the restaurant chain Chipotle, to complete an art project. We have recently launched “H is for Hoosier,” a literacy program on Indiana history, a major unit of the fourth grade curriculum. The Northwest Indiana Symphony recognizes the importance of music education in increasing awareness and expanding audiences, instilling in young people an appreciation for and training in classical music. The Symphony provides unique experiences that open a new world for many children and foster a life-long love for music. Children have a chance to meet professional musicians, who allow them to handle and try out all the various instruments of the orchestra. These are experiences that open their eyes and minds to the world of music from a performer’s point of view. Education concerts reach children who might not otherwise have the chance to experience a classical concert performed by professional musicians. Presented during the school day at the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, the concerts are many students’ first and only exposure to a live orchestra. Nearly 4,500 students attended the concerts this past November. The concerts, together with the lesson plans contained in the education program materials, assist teachers in satisfying the requirements of Standards 6, 7, 8, and 9 of the Indiana State Standards for Music Education. Corresponding teacher packets provide cross-curricular teaching materials that enhance the concert experience and connect music to other academic content. Through all of these varied experiences, children witness first-hand the power of the arts. The Northwest Indiana Symphony Youth Orchestra provides young musicians with a challenging environment for musical growth. In addition to working with professional

conductors and musicians, Youth Orchestra members are given the opportunity to enjoy the enrichment and challenge of performing with other serious and dedicated young musicians. Toot ’n Doodle and Rhythm ’n Hues for second and third grade students are conducted in partnership with VanderCook College of Music. Over 650 children are introduced to the four instrument families and given a chance to play the instruments. The Annual Young People’s Competition gives students the opportunity to audition to perform at a Symphony concert. The competition provides young musicians with a significant audition and performance opportunity and showcases the musical talent of Northwest Indiana and Illinois. Altogether, the Symphony’s educational programming and community outreach serve approximately 6,000 children and adults every year.

Toot ’n Doodle

Hanover Central Middle School After-School Art Classes

Bizarre Bazaar The annual South Shore Arts Beaux Arts Ball fundraiser benefits the everykid education programs. Mark your calendar and be sure to attend the 20th Annual Beaux Arts Ball on Friday, June 7, 2013.

The Skin You Live In

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Photojournalist Janet Macoska paid South Shore Arts a visit in time for the VIP opening of Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Only Rock and Roll But I Like It. The exhibit was organized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. Janetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Creem, People, 16, Entertainment Weekly, the New York Times and the London Times. The Kinks, Led Zeppelin and David Bowie have used her photos on their albums, and her photo of Paul McCartney hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in London. Janet gave two free lectures discussing her history, her craft and her career, commenting on specific photographs and the stories behind them. She concluded her stay by making a special appearance at the VIP Party on Tuesday, November 27, with over 120 guests in attendance.

Gus Galante, Janet Macoska, Sandi Kozlowski

Irene Smith-King, Scott King, Janet Macoska, Judge Diedre L. Monroe, Sharon Levels

South Shore Arts thanks our exhibit sponsors: OUR UNDERWRITING SPONSORS Peoples Bank Hammond Machine Works Indiana University Northwest Majestic Star Casinos & Hotel Strack and Van Til Jack Dietrich Tom Sourlis & Sue Eleuterio Indiana Arts Commission

Janet Macoska with Laura & Terry Spicer

OUR MEDIA SPONSORS The Post-Tribune The TIMES Media Company OUR MARKETING SPONSOR Judith Mayer & Keyword Design OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS SPONSORS Sherry & Tim Anderson Michael Greenwald Drs. Amy & Dennis Han Irene & Scott King Sandi & Ed Kozlowski Pamela & William Lowe, Ph.D. Maureen & Michael Luongo, M.D. Betsy & Peter Mavrelis, M.D. Julie & Michael Mintz, DDS Melissa & Ralph Neff Nicole & Dan Nita Diane & David Schneider Shannon & Michael Sobeck

Crista Zivanovic enjoys the exhibit

Peter Mavrelis, Arthur Gross, John Lyon

CURRENT EXHIBITS CENTER FOR VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Presence / Absence A Two-Person Traveling Exhibition by Sergio Gomez & Mark Zlotkowski February 17 – April 21, 2013 Opening Reception: Sunday, February 24, 2013, 1-3pm 39th Annual Tri-County Junior/Senior High School Art Exhibition April 28 – May 26, 2013 Reception & Awards Ceremony: Sunday, May 5, 2013, 1-3pm

Sergio Gomez, Circle of Trust, Acrylic on paper on canvas

Mark Zlotkowski, Ring of Fire, Oil on canvas

ATRIUM GALLERY Latinas’ Fifteenth: Photographs by Tom Hocker January 11 – March 1, 2013 Light Patterns: Paintings by Gosia Podosek March 8 – April 21, 2013 CROWN POINT BRANCH The Face of Violence: Masks by Fair Haven Center for Women Clients January 25 – March 23, 2013

Tom Hocker, Untitled, Photograph

Alternate Realities: Mixed Media by Dawn Diamantopoulos March 29 – May 18, 2013 SUBSTATION NO. 9 Abandoned Dreams: Photography by Rachel Rotoloni February 1 – March 23, 2013

Gosia Podosek, Branches, Oil on canvas

Reflections of Life In the Country: Works by Lyn Wellsand March 29 – May 18, 2013

Anonymous, Untitled, Collage & clay

Lyn Wellsand, Skeet, Oil on panel Dawn Diamantopoulos, These Things, Ink on Glassine, cotton thread, fabric, organza, silk and wool yarn

Rachel Rotoloni, Into the Blue, Photograph

Presenting the 39th Annual Tri-County Junior-Senior High School Show! For 39 years, South Shore Arts has presented the Tri-County Junior/Senior High School Art Exhibition, recognizing excellence in the artistic achievements of young people and the teachers who nurture within them an appreciation and awareness for beauty, creativity, and diversity of thought. The first high school exhibition for grades 9-12 was held back in 1974 under the board presidency of Anne Beckman, but it was not until the 20th Annual Tri– County exhibition in 1995 that seventh and eighth grade students began exhibiting alongside their upperclassmen. Sixth graders were added to the exhibit in 2008. Every year, several thousand dollars in monetary prizes are awarded to student participants, along with the Berwanger Scholarship for a graduating high school senior planning to attend a university or college for the purpose of studying art. Trophies are presented for the best overall school display on both the junior and senior high school levels. These awards have not only increased in number but also in value over the years, thanks to the ongoing generosity and support of the patrons of South Shore Arts. This has enabled South Shore Arts to recognize student excellence, while also providing students with the funding to pursue art and art-related degrees at the university level.

For its first 30 years, the exhibition was open to three counties, Lake and Porter in Indiana and south suburban Cook County in Illinois, hence the name Tri–County; however, beginning in 2007, it was expanded to include schools in LaPorte County as well. The juried exhibit features original artwork created by students in grades seven through twelve from public, private, home-based, and parochial schools. The jurying process begins in the schools, where teachers select the work and submit a list to be entered into the exhibit. They are then invited to install the students’ work in the gallery at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts. Through the years, the number of schools participating has remained fairly consistent, but the number of students participating has increased to such an extent that South Shore Arts’ 5,000-square-foot gallery has almost become too small to accommodate them. For the past several years, South Shore Arts has invited teachers and their guests to a special private exhibit preview and reception prior to the annual Sunday afternoon awards ceremony. This new tradition has become a great place for teachers to network and share ideas with one another. The Tri–County Junior/Senior High School Art Exhibition has become one of the most popular exhibitions at South Shore Arts. Viewers young and old flock to the gallery to see the innovative and truly creative works of art. South Shore Arts looks forward to keeping this crowd-pleasing favorite around for many more years to come! The 39th Annual Tri-County Jr/Sr High School Art Exhibition will run April 28–May 26, 2013, with an awards reception on Sunday, May 5, from 1-3pm. If you would like more information regarding this exhibit or how to enter your students, please contact Mary McClelland 219/836.1839 ext. 108 or mary@

Ariana Koultourides, Athena and Her Owl, Acrylic, 2012 Berwanger Scholarship Award Winner

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


Travel Humor Featured in Holiday Reading It’s been nearly two decades since South Shore Arts Executive Director John Cain presented his first holiday reading, and the annual luncheon continues to attract around 350 guests every year. What began as an event attended by an audience composed primarily of ladies who lunch (and here’s to them!) has since turned into something that both men and women look forward to and make time to attend, despite the fact that it’s held in the middle of the workday! While there remains a handful of guests who were there that very first year, the audience has grown exponentially to include many new friends. This year’s reading was held on Tuesday, November 13, with the theme “Home for the Hols,” and featured A Celebrity’s Guide to Celebrating the Birth of Jesus from Tina Fey’s 2011 collection Bossy Pants, and Twas the Night Before Christmas in the Railroad Station by Patrick Dennis, the celebrated author of Auntie Mame. Special thanks to our sponsors Vanis Salon & Day Spa and Community Healthcare System, as well as raffle

contributors Albert’s Diamond Jewelers, Strack & Van Til, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, El Taco Real, It’s Just Serendipity, Downtown Hammond Council and Rosemary’s Heritage Flowers. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 19, 2013, for John’s 20th Annual Holiday Reading!

Jennifer Johns, John Cain, Karen Anderson, Amy Koufos

Olwen Bruce, Kirk Muspratt From left, Em Jeffries, Liz Valavanis, Lee Ann Melon, Sandi Stoffregen, Mary Nigh, Olga Pellegrino, Ann Williams, Leane Cerven

Bunny Furlin, Jeri Pat Gabbert, Betsy MacLennan Marianita Porterfield, Amanda Kahle, Regina Biddings-Muro

Janet Moran, Bill Wellman, Roberta Norwich Mary Ryan, Tom Keilman, Susan Harmening

Christine Bern, Cherie Rippey

Margo Powers, Viki Adik

harmonic convergence Festival of Trees The 2012 Festival of Trees Luncheon, sponsored by the Women’s Association of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Society (WANISS), attracted over 300 attendees on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster. Guests strolled the Avenue of Trees, enjoyed the wassail bowl and visited the Boulevard of Shoppes. Strolling carolers sang a cappella, adding to the festive occasion. Following lunch, Board President Charlotte Strowhorn introduced Holly Flack, coloratura soprano, who gave an outstanding performance. Charlotte acknowledged all WANISS Past Presidents present, especially Immediate Past President Tresa Radermacher, as well as current board members. She thanked Christine Small, who served as 2012 Festival of Trees Chairman, and all committee members for their outstanding work. The 2013 Festival of Trees is scheduled for December 4, 2013, and will be the Silver Anniversary of this traditional event.

Mark your calendar for these upcoming Symphony events: Swept Away – A Valentine’s Tradition Featuring award-winning violinist (and mathematician) Corey Cerovsek performing Korngold’s Violin Concerto and the Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus Friday, February 8, 2013, 7:30pm Bethel Church, Crown Point Northwest Indiana Symphony Youth Orchestra Leap Into the Arts Friday, February 15, 2013, 6pm Halls of St. George, Schererville Fantastique Featuring 14-year-old piano phenom Nadia Azzi performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27 Friday, March 8, 2013, 7:30pm Bethel Church, Crown Point Mahler 2 Featuring the Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus performing Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 – The Resurrection Friday, April 12, 2013, 7:30pm Bethel Church, Crown Point For tickets, to sign up for e-mail news or fan us on Facebook, visit or call the Box Office at 219/836.0525, ext. 200.

Madeline Wilson, Marge Kerr

Beverly Dohman, Claudia Zala, Rosemary Moll

Sue Crisman, Maryanne Battistini

WANISS President Charlotte Strowhorn, Festival of Trees Chairman Christine Small

Babs Zandstra

Edith Coleman, Jackie Wickland

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Indiana Community Arts Leaders Honored On November 1, 2012, the Indiana Coalition for the Arts Foundation (INCAF) honored the winners of the 2012 Community Arts Leadership Awards for their part in advancing the cause of community and local arts in Indiana. INCAF celebrated these four outstanding citizens at a ceremony held at the Indianapolis Arts Garden. This year’s selection process for the Community Arts Leadership Awards was highly competitive, with nearly 50 nominations received. Honorees included Arts Professional – Gloria Tuohy, Crown Point; Arts Advocate – Alane Meis, Terre Haute; Arts Educator – Deborah Asante, Indianapolis; and Arts Volunteer – Pam Hicks, Greenwood. Arts Professional Gloria Tuohy is Artistic Director/CEO of Indiana Ballet Theatre, which she founded 33 years ago. A native of England whose father was a Grenadier Guard at Buckingham Palace, she has spent her life working with the performing arts, children and making people happy. Since falling in love with an American in 1973, she “has been busy building dreams and making amazing things come to life in the arts.” Her career of professional dance, teaching and artistic direction spans over 50 years. Former IBT students have found jobs in the entertainment world and many have been accepted into programs at Joffrey, Interlochen, Butler University, Canada’s Royal Ballet Company and Virginia School of Arts. Gloria’s complete vision is to have a professional ballet company in Northwest Indiana located in a historic 20,000-square-foot building she convinced the Lake County government to give as IBT’s permanent home and a community arts incubator. Arts Advocate Alane Meis has progressively driven the arts community in the Wabash Valley for decades. Consistently a member of many arts-related boards, including the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra and the Swope Art Museum, she also served as the chair of the Indiana Arts Commission. Thirtytwo years ago, she was a founding board member of Arts Illiana. Meis has been honored often in the past for her volunteerism and community service, including receiving the Sagamore of the Wabash twice. Arts Educator Deborah Asante has dedicated her life to teaching and sharing the value of culture and heritage through the performing arts, and developing and educating young minds

through the arts. Asante is an actress, writer, director, Young Audiences of Indiana Teaching Artist and awardwinning storyteller. In 1990, she founded the Asante Children’s Theatre (ACT) and continues to serve as the artistic director. ACT primarily serves youth who are considered at-risk or underserved by cultivating an appreciation for African and African-American performance art. Annually, Asante writes and directs three main stage productions and through ACT donates blocks of tickets to youth organizations and schools. Through ACT, thousands of youth have directly benefitted from her teachings either as participants or audience members. ACT success stories include Emmy-nominated choreographer and Broadway cast member Jeffery Page. Arts Volunteer Pam Hicks, a native of Hammond, has been referred to as a “volunteer extraordinaire,” one who has given her expertise, unlimited time, treasure and talent to a multitude of organizations for 55 years on the national, state and local levels, with a major emphasis on the arts. As a fellow volunteer stated, “Pam doesn’t hesitate to take on a leadership role, but she is also in the trenches doing the legwork.” Currently a member of the Indiana Arts Commission, she has served on the Indiana Symphony Society board and is the immediate past president of the ISO Association’s executive board, as well as the Alliance of the Indianapolis Museum of Art and Hoosier Salon Patrons Association. She was a founding member of the Greater Greenwood Arts Council and the Johnson County Community Foundation. A Franklin College graduate, she is past president of its alumni council and association and recipient of its distinguished alumni award. She serves on Franklin’s board and for 29 years was curator of its art collection.

Award winners Alane Meis, Deborah Asante, Pam Hicks and Gloria Tuohy

Ladies Night Out in Crown Point

Cindy Van Volkenburgh, Michelle Mathis, Brenda Spitz, Lori Gonzalez

In preparation for the holidays, South Shore Arts hosted the first “Ladies Night Out” at its Crown Point branch, 123 N. Main Street, on Friday, November 30. Fifteen artists and artisans exhibited jewelry, handmade greeting cards, photography, assemblages, mosaics, pet portraits and visual artworks of all varieties. With the new Crown Point public library now open across the street, South Shore Arts’ branch, now just one year old, is fast becoming a hive of activity. Ladies Night Out was enthusiastically attended— and not by women alone! The evening also provided an opportunity to view the exhibit, The Wonder of It All, featuring artwork by Emmanuel Turner, and to meet the artist. The event was conducted in partnership with The Copper Butterfly Fine Gifts and Gallery located on the Crown Point Square.

Leona Jurincie Cards and whimsical assemblages at Springlet

Artist Emmanuel Turner, Leo Velez and grandson Jerry Hester

Photographer Terri Ulbrich

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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, calligraphy, cartooning and photography––South Shore Arts maintains two branch locations. Substation No. 9 in downtown Hammond offers classes in drawing, airbrushing, painting, Photoshop, Illustrator, 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 Intro to Manga, among others.

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M389 M245 M167 M124

$ 180 $ 115 $ 140** $ 210*

M179b M344 M296 M164

M112 M101b M101 M146 M119 M146a M113 M114

March 23 OR April 20 M402

M385 M352 M403 M333

140 140 190 200 80 210*

$ 20 $ 60 $ 15 $ 25 $ 12

CROWN POINT MONDAYS Exploring Japanese Art Intro to Manga Fantasy Drawing TUESDAYS Pottery Creative Fingers Creative Fingers Painting for Adults Adult Pottery WEDNESDAYS Colors of the Rainbow Colors of the Rainbow Beginning Handbuilding Pottery (no class April 3) Children’s Intro to Painting Beginning Handbuilding Pottery (no class April 3) THURSDAYS Senior Art Workshop Senior Art Workshop Beginning Drawing & Painting for Kids Children’s Drawing (all levels) Drawing for Adults (all levels) FRIDAYS (no class March 29) Little Travelers Passport to Art (with caregiver) Little Travelers Passport to Art (with caregiver) SUNDAY (no class March 31) Intro to Digital Camera Techniques WORKSHOPS (no discounts) Tour of the World-Passport to Ireland (Fri.) Felted Soap Workshop (Sat.) Easter Egg Workshop (Sun.) Acting Workshop (two days - Sat.) Tour of the World-Passport to Spain (Fri.) Bookbinding (Sat.) Advanced Zen Tangles (Fri.) Friendship Bracelet (Sat.) Tour of the World-Passport to England (Fri.)

Tie-Dye (Sat.)




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

4:00 5:00 7:00

– 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

March 11 – May 13 CP324 March 11 – May 13 CP312 March 11 – May 13 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

March 12 – May 14 CP111 March 12 – April 16 CP149a

$ 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

March 13 – April 10 April 17 – May 15

CP183a CP183b March 13 – May 22 CP139a March 13 – May 15 CP138 March 13 – May 22 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

March March March March March

$ 80 $ 80 $ 90 $ 115 $ 115

ages 2–4 ages 2–4

1:00 1:00

– 2:00 pm – 2:00 pm

March 15 – April 12 April 19 – May 10

CP334a CP334b

$ $

50 50

ages 16–adult


– 3:00 pm

March 17 – April 28




ages ages ages ages ages ages ages

3:30 10:00 12:30 3:00 3:30 9:30 6:00

– – – – – – –

March 8 CP347c March 16 OR April 13 CP351 March 17 CP217 April 7 and 14 CP289 April 12 CP347d April 27 CP336 May 3 CP350

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

15 20 12 25 15 60 25


5–9 8 and up 5–12 6–12 5–9 15 and up 16–adult

5:30 pm 11:00 am 1:30 pm 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 3:30 pm 9:00 pm


April 23 – May 21


March 12 – May 14 CP117 March 12 – May 14 CP112

14 14 14 14 14

– – – – –

May May May May May

16 CP133 16 CP133a 16 CP308 16 CP164 16 CP219


ages 10–14

9:30 – 10:30 am

May 4



ages 5–9


– 5:30 pm

May 10




ages 8–12

1:00 – 2:00 pm

May 18









ages 5–6 ages 5–6

4:30 4:30

– 5:30 pm – 5:30 pm

March 11 – April 8 April 15 – May 13

H155 H155a

$ $

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

4:30 5:30 7:30

– 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

March 12 – May 14 H212 March 12 – May 14 H213 March 12 – May 14 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

March 13 – April 10 April 17 – May 15 March 13 – April 10 April 17 – May 15

H102a H102b H159 H159a March 13 – May 15 H128

$ 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

March March March March

$ 140 $ 80 $ 90 $ 115

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 Illustrator I THURSDAYS Beginning Drawing for Adults Senior Art Workshop Beginning Drawing & Painting for Kids Children’s Intro to Drawing & Painting SATURDAYS Continuing Airbrushing Beginning Airbrushing

ages 14–adult ages 14–adult

9:00 – 12:00 pm 12:30 – 3:30 pm

14 14 14 14

– – – –

May May May May

16 H182 16 H121 16 H217 16 H207

March 16 – April 27 March 16 – April 27

H172 H109a

55 55

$ 170 $ 170

*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.

Join us for these great concerts! Swept Away -

with Corey Cerovsek, violin, & the Symphony Chorus Friday, February 8, 2013 at 7:30pm • The Auditorium at Bethel Church

Fantastique -

with Nadia Azzi, piano Friday, March 8, 2013 at 7:30pm • The Auditorium at Bethel Church

Mahler 2 -

with guest vocalists & the Symphony Chorus Friday, April 17, 2012 at 7:30pm • The Auditorium at Bethel Church

Tickets are $25 - $65 and Students are $10 Pick 3 Subscriptions Still Available! The Auditorium at Bethel Church is located at 10202 Broadway in Crown Point, 2.5 miles south of US 30 and 1 mile north of the new 109th Street exit on I-65

1040 Ridge Road • Munster, IN


Kirk Muspratt - Music Director & Conductor


May Wine Brunch Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Radisson Hotel - Celebrity Ballroom 800 East 81st Avenue • Merrillville, IN

10 AM Boulevard of Shoppes • 11 AM May Wine 12 Noon Brunch • 1PM entertainment Best Hat Contest Winner by popular vote

ation Program FREE Art Appreci


Performing Arts Center for Visual & Munster 1040 Ridge Road, onday Every 2nd & 4th M m 2013, 10am–12p Through May 13, unity Library Crown Point Comm et, Crown Point 122 N. Main Stre 12 & April 23, February 12, March 6:15–7:45pm 03 Call 836.1839 x1

Gift Shop

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

The Gift Shop has something for everyone – South Shore Posters and specialty items from our many local vendors and artists! Forgotten Stone: Granite Cutting Boards & Lazy Susans ($50 – $140) Abilities: Square Votives ($10) and Firerock Candles ($15 – $25)

HOURS: 10–5 Weekdays 10–4 Saturday Open until 8pm 12–4 Sunday 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.

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

219 / 836.7418 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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