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convergence SOUTH SHORE ARTS MAGAZINE

Classic South Shore Images Revisited

SUMMER 2012


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Convergence is a quarterly publication of South Shore Arts

We champion the artistic identity of the South Shore.

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Michael Greenwald Jason Gregorec Susan Griffin Amy Han, Ph.D. Sandi Kozlowski William Lowe, Ph.D. Peter Mavrelis, M.D. David Mika Julie Mintz Chris Morrow Melissa Neff Dan Nita Cynthia Powers Bruce Quint David Schneider Irene Smith-King Michele Spann, R.N. Nancy Trimboli, D.C. Seda Turan-Yahne 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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ON THE COVER: Clara B. Fahrenbach, Spring Indiana Dunes State Park, 1927 © 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.


New South Shore Posters

Unveiled

Two new series of South Shore posters, one vintage and one new, are being unveiled over the next several months. From the 1920s and ’30s are four original South Shore Railroad posters from the archives of the Lake County Public Library Foundation. These posters, depicting the Indiana dunes in spring, summer, fall and winter, are being reprinted in high resolution directly from the originals. At the same time, a brand new series of four seasonal posters that celebrate wildflowers of the dunes is being launched by South Shore Poster Art Management, a collaboration between the Northwest Indiana Forum and South Shore Arts. The spring editions of both series were unveiled in April, with “Spring Indiana Dunes State Park,” created by Clara B. Fahrenbach in 1927, and “Spring Wildflowers,” by Barbara Spies Labus. “We invited Barb, a noted environmental artist, to create a series based on our region’s indigenous landscape to compliment the artwork commissioned by our wonderful patron sponsors, since the mid1990s,” said Karen Lauerman, Director of Marketing for the Forum. “These posters are reminiscent of the classic 1920s posters as they celebrate the true beauty of our region, as we preserve and protect our natural resources, balancing industry and environment.” The other three posters in the Library series are Oscar Rabe Hanson’s “Dunes Woodland” and “Winter in the Dunes” from 1925, as well as Leslie Ragan’s “Indiana Dunes State Park” from 1927. The summer installments of both series will be unveiled at the Beaux Arts Ball on Friday, June 1. The fall and winter posters will be unveiled at the Salon Show opening on September 16 and at John Cain’s annual holiday reading on November 13, respectively. Both series of posters are available in 36 x 24 inch and 18 x 12 inch formats at the South Shore Arts Gift Shop or at SouthShoreArtsOnline.org. Clara B Fehrenbach, Spring Indiana Dunes State Park, 1927


Wildflower Series: The Spring Ephemerals by Barbara Spies Labus

Barbara Spies Labus, Spring Wildflowers, Oil on canvas

Known as spring ephemerals, the earliest blooming wildflowers of the year may make their first fleeting appearance as early as late March and on into April and May in undisturbed wooded areas in Northwest Indiana. Many of these plants are diminutive, poking up through leaf litter from the previous year. As I have depicted, they are sometimes present in large swaths that create patterns of delicate color on the forest floor. In a small creek of spring melt water at the bottom of a wooded dune, stands a cluster of Marsh Marigolds with their waxy leaves and intensely brilliant golden flowers. The reddish bases of the stems on the group of bright white flowers on the left give them their name, Bloodroot. Their thickly textured leaves wrap around each stem in a protective embrace, unfolding as they emerge. The lovely blue-violet sepals of Hepatica are supported by delicate purplish stems covered in fine hairs. The tangle of thin stems, leaves and pale pink candy-striped blossoms belong to the plant known as Spring Beauty. Further up the side of the dune are the curled yellow petals and reddish speckled leaves of Trout Lilies. At the upper left of the painting are Trilliums, their distinctive groups of three leaves and three petals reflected in the name. These early blooming plants provide much needed nourishment for the first hungry insects to emerge in the spring. Early pollinators include bees, flies, ants and beetles. There are three butterflies in this early spring scene. Two of these are the deep brown Mourning Cloaks. They are among the earliest butterflies to emerge. In fact, some of them actually overwinter down in the leaf litter. They are often seen sunning themselves on the ground, waiting to attract a mate. The third butterfly pictured is a Spring Azure, a pale silvery blue butterfly, shown nectaring on the marsh marigold.

Now Available! Bruce Cegur’s long out-of-print “Old Lake County Courthouse” South Shore poster is available once again both in 36 x 24 inch and a new 18 x 12 inch size. Bruce’s poster is the first of several South Shore posters created between the mid-1990s and the early 2000s that have been out-of-print and are available now once again. The poster is available at the South Shore Arts Gift Shop and on-line at SouthShoreArtsOnline.org.


Two Bucks to Pony Up:

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Tom Palazzolo, Tattooed Lady (Riverview), Photograph, 1967

“Two Bucks to Pony Up” is the barker’s cry on a carnival midway, enticing passersby to venture inside the tent to see the tattooed girl, the midget horses, the sword swallower or the rubber skin man. It is also the title of a colorful and enticing summer-long exhibit curated by John Cain that will include a wide variety of carnival-related objects and artwork inspired by curiosities from the midway, including an eclectic array of 20th century popular culture, comic book-inspired imagery and carnival kitsch. According to the online museum of oddities and curiosities, Cult of Weird, “Though considered nothing more than mere signage by the artists who created them, sideshow banners have come to embody the curious and quirky spirit of early circus and freak show Americana with their colorful and exaggerated promises of sword swallowers, magic, mermaids, bearded ladies, five-legged cows, two-headed calves and much more all alive for your shock and amazement inside for just five cents!” At the center of this exhibit are sideshow banners created by artists such as Fred Johnson, Snap Wyatt, Jack Cripe, Johnny Meah and others. Working in Chicago, Fred G. Johnson is considered to be one of the finest sideshow banner painters in the history of the circus and sideshow world. He had a 65-year career of banner painting, creating

many works that are still prized by collectors and museums around the world. He worked for the O. Henry Tent and Awning Company in Chicago for 40 years from 1934-1974. Known as the “Picasso” of circus art, Johnson designed advertisements for the 1933 Century of Progress World’s Fair Exposition, the old White City and the Riverview amusement park, traveling shows throughout the country, and all the great circuses, including Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey and the Clyde Beatty Circus. In 1998, Carl Hammer Gallery of Chicago loaned a large number of vintage sideshow banners to the renowned photographer William Wegman, an artist best known for creating series of compositions involving dogs, primarily his own Weimaraners in various costumes and poses. Based on his creative interpretation, the artist photographed his favorite subjects against these banners in his inimitable style and titled the newly developed series of unique color Polaroid photographs Strange But True. “Two Bucks to Pony Up” will unite this remarkable body of work with select examples of vintage sideshow banners by early to mid-20th century master banner painters on loan from the Carl Hammer Gallery. John Cain’s curatorial direction also brings us the visual treasures of other artists whose work has been inspired by curiosities from the midway, including Tony Fitzpatrick, Karl Wirsum, Ed Paschke, Robert Lostutter and Tom Palazzolo, among whose work are two carnival-themed videos, one made at the Oz Festival in Chesterton in 1994. We invite you to experience the eyeball-popping and better than “ALL ALIVE” world of John Cain and curiosities from the midway! The exhibit will run from June 10 through September 2, 2012, with a reception for the artists and curator on Sunday, June 24, from noon to 3pm, during the free Family Arts Festival at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts. Opposite, William Wegman, Exhibit, Unique Polaroid photograph

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Janis Rubino, Kathy Neal, Pat Hawkins, Mary Beth Timko, Debbie Nau, Sharon Gyure, Doreen Ciba

It Was a Happening! The closing reception for the American Pop exhibit was held on Tuesday, January 24, from 6-8pm, at South Shore Arts. Guests were treated to Pop genre piano music played by Walter Lisek, and lots of fun food like Popcorn Chicken, Popcorn Shrimp, Jalapeño Poppers, Popeye’s Spinach Dip, and the list goes on. American Pop was a national traveling exhibition organized by CU Art Museum, University of Colorado at Boulder, featuring over 50 works from artists who defined the Pop Art Movement like Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Red Grooms and H.C. Westermann. The American Pop exhibit was sponsored by: Underwriting Sponsors Peoples Bank Hammond Machine Works Indiana University Northwest Majestic Star Casinos & Hotel Jack Dietrich Tom Sourlis & Sue Eleuterio United States Steel Corporation—Gary Works

Irene Smith-King, Heather McCarthy, Debra Carrington, Sharon Levels

Pamela Lowe, Joel Palaschak

Media Sponsors The Post-Tribune The TIMES Media Company Marketing Sponsor Judith Mayer & Keyword Design Board of Directors Sponsors Sue & Andy Arnold Carol & Joseph Fraley Drs. Becca & Gus Galante Drs. Amy & Dennis Han Sandi & Ed Kozlowski Maureen & Dr. Michael Luongo Melissa & Ralph Neff Diane & David Schneider Connie Skozen Cheryl Smith Jenny & Dr. Bruce Yalowitz Heather McCarthy & Geminus Prevention Services

Cherie Rippey, Judith Mayer, Eric Kirschner and Carol Green-Fraley

Arthur Gross, John Lyon, John Cain and Dr. Peter Mavrelis


CURRENT EXHIBITS CENTER FOR VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS 38th Annual Tri-County Jr/Sr High School Art Exhibition Continues through May 20, 2012 Two Bucks to Pony Up: Curiosities from the Midway Curated by John Cain June 10 – September 2, 2012 Artist Reception: Sunday, June 24, Noon-3pm

Rita Berg, Wisconsin Lakeside, Watercolor

Ashley Scott, Best of Show winner, 37th Annual Tri-County Junior/Senior High School Art Exhibition

ATRIUM GALLERY Sanctuary: Works by Union Street Gallery Studio Artists Continues through June 24, 2012 Scroll Down: Works by Gabriella Boros June 29 – August 12, 2012 Sense of Place: Rural Narratives by Kay Westhues August 17 – September 30, 2012

Kay Westhues, Walkerton Sunset, Photography

CROWN POINT BRANCH Nature Rhythms: Paintings by Machteld Tims Continues through May 12, 2012 Dawn Diamantopoulos, Over It, Ink

Emotions: Photographs by Lora Mercado May 18 – July 14, 2012 Artist Reception: Saturday, June 23, 5-7pm Harbors & Havens: Paintings by Rita Berg July 20 – September 8, 2012 SUBSTATION NO. 9

Snap Wyatt, Cleo Moon Girl, Paint on canvas

Emotions: Photography by Lora Mercado Continues through May 12, 2012

Lora Mercado, Sunday Afternoon, Photography

History Repeats: A Series of Ink Drawings by Dawn Diamantopoulos May 18 – July 7, 2012 The Wonder of It All: Watercolors by Emmanuel Turner July 13 – September 8, 2012 Pamela J. Eberlin, Open Vessel, Size Large, Wire and knitting needles

Machteld Tims, Earth and Sky, Oil Emmanuel Turner, Himba Woman, Watercolor

Gabriella Boros, Untitled (Scroll Painting 1), Acrylic on paper


Chefs Gary Sanders and Nicole Bissonette at work. Photo by Tony Martin.

The Kindness of Strangers by John Cain

Reprinted with permission of Shore magazine For the third consecutive year, generous patrons of the arts have opened their home to complete strangers, guests of South Shore Arts, who had purchased an evening of gourmet cuisine in an undisclosed location. The Mystery Dinner, as we call it, had been auctioned at last June’s Beaux Arts Ball, the annual black-tie gala that raises $175,000 for the “everykid” arts education programs of South Shore Arts. The lucky winners were ophthalmologists Ann and Doug Williams of the Williams Eye Institute and Hearing Center in Hammond. The dinner, prepared by executive chefs Gary Sanders and Nicole Bissonnette, was held in October at the rural LaPorte home of Anneke and Jan Dekker, who were probably not altogether sure of what they were in for. The venue is always what the mystery is about: in this case, the Dekkers’ rebuilt and landscaped home with multiple outdoor, tiered stone terraces and a long, wide living space with windows that open onto a water view, extending a dining room, reception and living area, with back-lit artwork alcoves. There’s even a cozy Casbah corner lit by candlelight and strewn with pillows like something out of the “Arabian Nights.” Speaking of pillows, I once saw one in a shop window in East Hampton, New York, needle-pointed with the saying, “Guests of guests may not bring guests.” This rule does not apply to the Mystery Dinner, where a whole raft of people get involved: in addition to the hosts, there are the guest hosts who get to bring six guests, the cooks and the (so-called) celebrity servers, who are, in reality, just guests themselves.

The way it works is that the people who won the auction and their guests are treated really well. They get to sit at the grown-up table and are appropriately served each course on fine china. They drink the best wine out of real wineglasses. The Williamses invited friends Liz and Chris Valavanis, Denise and Kent Kirk from River Forest and Sylvia and Bob Cantwell from Chicago. After each course has been served, the servers serve themselves family-style in the comfort of a separate part of the house and out of sight of the honored guests. It’s practically a class system! While the official guests get to drink the good wine, the serving staff gets to drink too (and boy do we need it). But we drink what I like to call “serviceable” wine provided by South Shore Arts, the kind of stuff typically served at our exhibit openings, i.e. not expensive but it’s free and therefore good enough. We’re a nonprofit after all. Pat Colander, a coconspirator and organizer of the event (and originator of the idea), reported in Shore magazine that this year’s Mystery Dinner set another higher bar. The fact is, it takes a village to put on one of these things, and for the master puppeteers whose lot it is to pull the strings where there are no strings, it’s a freaking fretfest! Maybe that’s what we should call it: Fret Fest I, II, or III. But would anybody bid? I felt very honored to be in the Dekker’s home. Jan Dekker is one of the world’s leading authorities on specialty vacuum applications, one of which was originally used in the gold mines of South Africa. The Dekkers came to the United States in 1979 for Jan to open up a vacuum division for Sullair. He and his son Rick founded Dekker Vacuum Technologies (nothing to do with vacuum cleaners) headquartered in Michigan City in 1998.


Like her husband, Anneke Dekker-Olthof is Dutch by origin, African, as she says, by osmosis and American by assimilation. Working under the name of ANKO, Anneke’s full-time passion is for art. She is a visual artist who draws from her experiences as a Chicago fashion designer and her lifelong interest in travel and photography. Anneke has always been an avid gardener and now divides her time between the Chicago area and Southwest Florida, so that she can garden year-round and stay in touch with the earth’s vegetation in all its fascinating aspects as a continuous inspiration for her paintings. The Dekker’s home in Indiana reflects these interests. The house sits within 32 acres of cultivated and wild gardens. Perennials abound—ajuga, hellebores, hostas— and a myriad of specialty gardens: a moss garden, a succulents garden, a ball garden (or “The Ball Park”) where everything whether alive or inanimate is in the shape of a ball (boxwood, granite, pottery and cement), an azalea garden and a forest garden. A wisteria-covered arbor goes all the way up the back of the house, and every summer when the flowers are in bloom, the Dekkers host a wisteria party where everybody comes dressed in purple. Anneke and her sister, who lives in Australia, laid all of the home’s extensive stone terraces and retaining walls—even a working waterfall across form the pond—over a three-month period, three consecutive summers. In order to enjoy the external surroundings while there was still light, the event kicked off a little earlier this year. The chefs were already there, cooking away, when I arrived at 5. The Dekkers had been putting everything in order—the table, the kitchen, the house and the 32 acres—for who knows how many days. By 5:45, we were all in high suspense: when would the guests arrive? Would their chauffeured transportation to and from the mystery location, compliments of Gary and Shar Miller of Southlake Limo, be able to find us? At 6:00, there was a great sigh of relief, they were here—thank the Lord for GPS! Guests talked amongst themselves on the deck and hosts met hosts. This part is always a little tricky: do the actual hosts get to mingle with the guests? Do they get to eat at the adult table (no!), are they to be treated as guests in their own home? Well, yes, sort of. In any event, this being a civilized crowd, everybody did what came naturally—they mingled. Alcohol helped, and the chefs had concocted a special cocktail for the evening that proved enormously popular: the Fallen Angel martini, consisting of Three Olives Apple Vodka, County Line Orchard apple cider and a splash of brandy. The idea is that the people who bought the Mystery Dinner at the auction pay to come because a) it’s for a good cause, b) there will be really good food and c) it’ll be fun. For the past two years, the party has been enhanced to a high degree by the excellence of the wine provided by the people who won the dinner, in each case oenophiles with their own impressive cellars. This year’s menu consisted

of six scrumptious courses, which were complemented by exquisite wines provided by Ann and Doug Williams. As a server, one is uniquely positioned to eavesdrop on the guests; it’s like “Big Brother” without the gratuitous nudity or overall repulsion. Discourse at the table included subjects ranging from the Michael Jackson trial (“Guilty!”) to the capture of Muammar Gaddafi (“Finally!”) to Chaz Bono’s performance last week on “Dancing with the Stars” (“Poor Cher!”). Guests were animated (some with great authority) until, finally, a hush fell over the table with the arrival of the meat course. At the evening’s end, the guests all climbed back into their pumpkin, while Nicole and Gary went home to look after Lucien ‘Luc’ Sanders, younger brother of the famous Ian Marcel Sanders and not yet three months old. I, stuffed to the gills as I am each and every year, just lay back like a baby and waited to be powdered, grateful for the kindness of strangers and friends alike. The 2012 Mystery Dinner will be auctioned at the Beaux Arts Ball on June 1!

THE MENU Passed Hors d’oeuvres: Beef au poivre on Parmesan shortbread Olive tapenade Raisin pecan crostini with Maytag blue cheese and port wine mousse, County Line Orchard apples and prosciutto Quail Scotch Eggs with grained mustard aioli Louis Roederer Cristal 2002. First Course: Butternut squash ravioli Apple cider brown butter sauce, arugula, spiced nuts and crispy sage Domaine Dublere Chablis Les Preuses 2007 Second: Truffled porcini mushroom bisque (insanely delicious!) Marcassin Blue Slide Ridge Pinot Noir 2003 Third: Beluga lentil and quinoa duck confit salad Roasted beets, Mission figs and pomegranate-sherry vinaigrette Fourth: Seared day boat scallops over whipped maple-chipotle sweet potatoes Pear-cranberry relish Mulled port wine reduction Colgin IX Estate Syrah 2003 Main course: Smoked Beef Tenderloin with raisin port demi-glaze Parsnip Potatoes Shafer Hillside Select 2004 Dessert: Rustic apple galette Valpo Velvet pumpkin ice cream Almond tuiles


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Our donors believe in arts education. It’s their support that insures that education remains central to both the mission of South Shore Arts and the Northwest Indiana Symphony as we provide artistic experiences for children and youth. Two of these programs, Toot ’n Doodle and Rhythm ’n Hues take place at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster as a collaboration between the two organizations. The two-hour programs meet Indiana State Standards in both music and art. Toot ’n Doodle and Rhythm ’n Hues are designed to give children a hands-on understanding of how musical

instruments work. Toot ’n Doodle, held in November for second and third grade students, introduces children to the four instrument families and gives them a chance meet and work with musicians as they “play” the musical instruments. VanderCook College students, under the direction of Ruth Rhodes, demonstrate the tone color and technical capabilities of each instrument as they perform short excerpts prior to showing students how to hold and produce sounds on the instruments. Students rotate through the four families of instruments, strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. Quinlan & Fabish of Valparaiso graciously loan the instruments for the day. South Shore Arts instructors assist students in completing an art project inspired by the music. Rhythm ’n Hues uses the story of “The Little Red Hen” to demonstrate to first and second graders rhythm patterns in language and music. Students use motor movements (clapping, tapping) to imitate rhythm patterns from the story and then transfer those skills on a variety of percussion instruments. In the correlated art sessions, they create their own rhythm instrument. The field trip provides a dual educational benefit by offering two art exposures. Every year in the fall, the Symphony Education Concerts, held at the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, provide an opportunity for elementary and middle school students to attend a live orchestral music performance. Program guides contain information about the music and


the composers as well as lesson plans related to the music that meet state standards for music, language arts, social studies, art, math and science. During the performance, Maestro Kirk Muspratt enlightens those in attendance with fun and interesting information on the music, the composers and the instruments of the orchestra. The Northwest Indiana Symphony Youth Orchestra offers a select group of young musicians a dynamic and rewarding experience, where a strong emphasis is placed on artistic excellence, personal growth and providing exceptional performance experiences. Three major concerts are presented each year, as well as a side-by-side concert with the Symphony. String players entering 8th grade and winds, brass and percussion players entering 9th grade through the age of 21 are eligible to audition annually in the spring. Every guest artist who performs with the Symphony participates in the Symphony’s education programs by volunteering to provide Master Classes or lectures for area schools and organizations. The Symphony’s Young People’s Competition offers students from Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Jasper, Newton and

Starke counties or students taking instrumental or voice lessons from a private teacher residing or teaching in those counties the opportunity to audition for a performance with the Symphony. Auditions take place in May. In the fall of 2012, a new music program will be offered at the Center of Visual and Performing Arts. “Music Together” will be based on the idea that all children are musical. Classes provide actual musical experiences with their families and/or caregivers rather than passively receiving it from CDs, television or the Internet. Another exciting aspect is that all classes are of mixed ages, allowing the younger child to imitate and the older child to develop self-confidence and a sense of leadership. Children can develop musically at their own pace in a comfortable setting with their families, regardless of musical abilities, sharing songs, chants, playing instruments and performing movement activities. This allows family participation of musical activity in every day life. Music Together classes are for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and the families that love them. For more information on education programs, visit southshoreartsonline.org and nisorchestra.org.

Recognizing a Job Well Done With this issue, we bid a fond farewell to one of our longtime instructors, Claire Wiest. Claire is retiring from South Shore Arts after teaching watercolor painting for 30 years. She began teaching for Northern Indiana Arts Association (NIAA), when we were located on Calumet Avenue in Munster and even exhibited her artwork at our first building on Hohman Avenue in downtown Hammond. Claire has always had a dedicated following of loyal students who have taken her class year after year. Claire is an avid gardener and belongs to two garden clubs. During warm weather her students were always invited to take a field trip to her garden for that week’s lesson. Every week, she made it a point to climb the stairs and come up to visit staff. Claire is a warm and friendly person, who is always ready to share a smile. She will be missed by students and staff alike.

Claire received her early education in Lomma, Sweden, earned her BFA at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, and did extensive work at Harvard University. She is a professional watercolorist and has received many awards for her watercolors and mixed media artwork.


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Let’s Hear it for the Ladies!

The Women’s Association of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Society continues to promote the Symphony and provide much-needed financial support through its fund raising activities and dedicated volunteerism. Longtime WANISS supporter Kay Depel was honored for her many years of contributions to the Edith Root Scholarship Fund at the Youth Orchestra concert on February 19th at Hobart High School. The Fund provides scholarships for Youth Orchestra members to attend summer music camps at such prestigious institutions as the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and Interlochen. The Fund was established to honor the memory of Edith Root, who was an exuberant supporter of the Symphony and an encourager of young people who were interested in developing their

musical talents. In honor of Kay’s many years of generous support to the Fund, as well as her participation in the selection process, a special poem written by Tom Spencer, of Lowell, whose wife Kathy was also a WANISS board member, was read as a surprise to Kay. The WANISS refreshment committee continues to re-energize Symphony musicians and Chorus members at rehearsals and concerts. Maestro Kirk Muspratt always welcomes visitors to the well-produced rehearsals, where regular WANISS volunteers Cindy Ault, Sarah Boyajian, Lois Mitchell and Carolyn Ropa provide refreshments. To participate in the WANISS Treats Program, contact Cindy Ault at 219/322-1923 or aultgc@att.net. The Symphony thanks WANISS members Pauli Burelli and Sarah Boyajian for hosting the very popular Cookies with Kirk receptions following each classical concert at Bethel Church. These fun and lively receptions are a great place for audience members to visit with Kirk, the musicians and guest artists after the concerts. Cabot Cheese and Chick-fil-A also contribute to the merriment with their delicious donations.

Above, Maestro Kirk Muspratt with fans after the March 9th classical concert Left, Kay Depel

WANISS will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its founding in June of 1962 on Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Innsbrook Country Club. The Annual meeting of WANISS will begin at 5pm for all members, followed by cocktails and music at 6pm and dinner at 7. The theme of this 50th Anniversary program is “WANISS: Women and Music Together for 50 Years.” All past presidents of WANISS and Evelyn Lisek, a founding member, will be honored.


South Shore Summer Music Festival The 2012 South Shore Summer Music Festival will feature free concerts by the Northwest Indiana Symphony in five communities across Northwest Indiana during July and August. Everyone is welcome to come early, bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and relax and enjoy the music! “Playing world-class music, in beautiful, peaceful settings while building a sense of community and fellowship with our neighbors around the region, we are proud to be a part of everyone’s summer here along the South Shore,” said Symphony Conductor Kirk Muspratt, creator of the Music Festival. “Please come join us for moonlit evenings of magical music, time spent with friends and family, and wonderful memories formed here in Northwest Indiana.” This year’s concerts will have something for everyone, with the orchestra featuring patriotic crowd-pleasers as well as contemporary favorites and music from Broadway musicals and movies. Maestro Muspratt will also preview music from the Symphony’s exciting upcoming 2012-2013 season. 2012 FESTIVAL SPONSORS

All concerts begin at 7:30pm. Summer concert information is available by calling the Symphony office at 219/836.0525 or by visiting the Northwest Indiana Symphony’s Web site at www.nisorchestra.org. The South Shore Summer Music Festival will be presented at the following locations: July 21 – Cedar Lake Town Complex Grounds (7408 Constitution Ave.) Rain Location: Hanover High School 10120 W. 133rd Avenue July 27 – Griffith Central Park (600 N. Broad Street) Rain Location: Griffith High School 600 N. Wiggs Street July 28 – Crown Point Franciscan Communities (Corner of Main and Franciscan) Rain Location: Crown Point High School 1500 S. Main Street August 3 – Hammond Wolf Lake Pavilion (Calumet Ave. at Sheffield Ave.) Rain Location: Hammond Civic Center July 22 – Valparaiso Central Park Plaza (90 Lafayette Street) Rain Location: Valparaiso High School 3801 N. Campbell Street


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summer art classes *

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

JUNE 11 - AUGUST 22, 2012

Early registration ends May 24th— 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 just north of the historic courthouse square offers pottery, japanese art, painting, drawing, and collage, among others. A variety of children’s workshops and one week camps are offered in Munster and Crown Point.


at a glance

Class details and refund policy: www.SouthShoreArtsOnline.org

MUNSTER

AGE GROUP

TIME

ages ages ages ages

5–6 5–6 9–15 16–adult

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

– – – –

ages ages ages ages ages ages ages ages ages ages ages ages ages ages

2–3 2–3 3–4 3–4 12–adult 12–adult 5–6 5–6 6–8 16–adult 6–10 16–adult 9–adult 16–adult

9:30 9:30 10:45 10:45 11:00 12:00 1:00 1:00 1:00 1:00 2:00 3:30 5:00 6:30

ages ages ages ages ages ages ages

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

ages ages ages ages ages ages

6–8 8–14 8–10 11–15 6–8 16–adult

MONDAYS Creative Fingers Creative Fingers 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 Fantasy Drawing Exploring Japanese Art Bugtastic Fun Bugtastic Fun Basic Drawing for Kids (Step 1) Watercolor Painting Art Studio Colored Pencil Introduction to Cartooning Beginning Drawing for Adults WEDNESDAYS (No class July 4th) Beginning Drawing for Adults Intro to Manga Adult Pottery Oil Painting Drawing & Painting Portraits 35mm Photo Techniques Intro B/W Photography with Dark Room THURSDAYS Drawing For Kids (Step 2) Collage College Drawing Art Studio Basic Drawing for Kids (Step 1) Intermediate / Advanced Drawing FRIDAYS Intro to Digital Camera Techniques SATURDAYS Bugtastic Fun Bugtastic Fun 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 SUMMER CAMPS (no discounts) Under The Sea (M-F) Mask Making (M-F) Beach Party (M-F) Outer Space (M/T/TH/F - no class July 4) Self-Portraits (M-F) Big City (M-F) Feathered Friends (M-F) Graphic Design (M-F) Wild, Wild, West (M-F) WORKSHOPS (no discounts) Native American Burlap Weaving (Tue.) Tie-Dye (Sat.) Aboriginal Rainstick (Mon.) Clay Whistle (Wed.) Polymer Clay Switchplate (Thu.) African Mask-Making (Fri., two-day) Bookbinding (Sat., lunch break 12-1:00) *add $20 lab fee

DATE

REF NO.

PRICE

pm pm pm pm

June 11 – July 9 July 16 – Aug. 13 June 11 – Aug. 13 June 11 – Aug. 13

M196a M196b M245 M124

$ 55 $ 55 $ 115 $ 210*

– 10:30 – 10:30 – 11:45 – 11:45 – 12:00 – 1:00 – 2:00 – 2:00 – 2:00 – 4:00 – 3:30 – 5:30 – 6:30 – 8:30

am am am am pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm

June 12 – July 10 July 17 – Aug. 14 June 12 – July 10 July 17 – Aug. 14 June 12– Aug. 14 June 12– Aug. 14 June 12 – July 10 July 17 – Aug. 14 June 12– Aug. 14 June 12– Aug. 14 June 12– Aug. 14 June 12– Aug. 14 June 12– Aug. 14 June 12– Aug. 14

M104 M104a M183a M183b M366 M367 M387a M387b M179 M130 M295 M334 M113a M127

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

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

– – – – – – –

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

pm pm pm pm pm pm pm

June June June June June June June

13 13 13 13 13 13 13

– – – – – – –

Aug. 22 Aug. 15 Aug. 22 Aug. 22 Aug. 22 June 27 Aug. 22

M127a M353 M136 M134 M314 M126 M122

$ 140 $ 125 $ 220 $ 190 $ 200 $ 80 $ 210*

1:00 12:30 2:00 3:00 4:30 6:30

– 2:00 – 2:00 – 3:00 – 4:30 – 5:30 – 8:30

pm pm pm pm pm pm

June June June June June June

14 14 14 14 14 14

– – – – – –

Aug. 16 July 19 Aug. 16 Aug. 16 Aug. 16 Aug. 16

M179b M388 M344 M296 M179a M164

$ 90 $ 70 $ 90 $ 115 $ 90 $ 140

ages 16–adult

7:00

– 8:30 pm

July 13 – Aug. 17

M328

$

80

ages ages ages ages ages ages ages ages ages ages

3–4 3–4 9–15 9–12 5–8 9–15 11–15 9–15 9–adult 11–adult

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

– – – – – – – – – –

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

am am am am pm pm pm pm pm pm

June 16 – July 14 July 21 – Aug. 18 June 16 – Aug. 18 June 16 – Aug. 18 June 16 – Aug. 18 June 16 – Aug. 18 June 16 – Aug. 18 June 16 – Aug. 18 June 16 – Aug. 18 June 16 – Aug. 18

M386a M386b M112 M101b M101 M146 M119 M146a M113 M114

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

55 55 115 135 135 115 135 115 115 115

ages ages ages ages ages ages ages ages ages

5–9 10–15 8–15 5–9 10–15 5–9 5–9 10–15 5–9

9:00 9:00 9:00 9:00 9:00 9:00 9:00 9:00 9:00

– – – – – – – – –

12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00

pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm pm

June 11 – June 15 June 18 – June 22 June 25 – June 29 July 2 –July 6 July 9 – July 13 July 16 – July 20 July 23 – July 27 July 30 – Aug. 3 Aug. 6 – Aug. 10

M225a M225b M225c M225d M225e M225f M225g M225h M225i

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

75 75 75 60 75 75 75 75 75

ages ages ages ages ages ages ages

7–12 8–12 8–12 8–12 12 and up 10–13 15 and up

9:00 11:00 10:00 12:15 10:30 9:30 9:00

– – – – – – –

10:30 12:30 11:30 1:15 12:00 11:00 4:00

am pm am pm pm am pm

June 19 June 23 OR July 21 June 25 July 11 July 19 July 20 & 27 July 28

M384 M333 M321 M301 M322 M323 M385

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

15 15 15 15 20 30 60

2:00 2:00 2:30 9:30

55 55 55 55 90 90 55 55 90 190 115 140 115 140


CROWN POINT MONDAYS Intro to Manga Fantasy Drawing Exploring Japanese Art TUESDAYS Colors of the Rainbow Colors of the Rainbow Children’s Intro to Painting Pottery Adult Pottery WEDNESDAYS (no class July 4th) Toddler Time (with parent/grandparent) Toddler Time (with parent/grandparent) Collage & Experimental Techniques Beginning Handbuilding Pottery Beginning Handbuilding Pottery THURSDAYS Senior Art Workshop Senior Art Workshop Beginning Drawing & Painting for Kids Children’s Drawing (all levels) Drawing for Adults (all levels) FRIDAYS Creative Fingers Creative Fingers SUNDAYS Intro to Digital Camera Techniques SUMMER CAMPS (no discounts) Imagination (M-F) Outer Space (M/T/W/F - no class June 21) Storytelling (M-F) Beach Party (M-F) Under The Sea (M-F) WORKSHOPS (no discounts) Girls Night Out-Paint With Your BFF (Mon.) Red, White & Blue (Sat.) Grandma & Me Multi-Media (Tue., 4 classes) Acting (Mon., two-day) Stepping Stone (Wed.) Bookbinding (Sat., lunch break 12-1:00) Batik (Sat., two-day) Clay Whistle (Thu.) Native American Burlap Weaving (Fri.) Bookbinding (Mon., two-day)

HAMMOND MONDAYS Mommy & Me Mommy & Me Colors of the Rainbow Colors of the Rainbow TUESDAYS Children’s Intro to Drawing & Painting Beginning Drawing & Painting for Kids Intro to Manga Adobe Photoshop I WEDNESDAYS (no class July 4th) Advanced Manga Adobe Photoshop II THURSDAYS Creative Fingers Creative Fingers Beginning Drawing for Adults Senior Art Workshop SATURDAYS Beginning Airbrushing Continuing Airbrushing

AGE GROUP

TIME

DATE

REF NO.

PRICE

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

12:30 – 2:30 pm 2:30 – 3:30 pm 3:30 – 4:30 pm

June 11 – Aug. 13 June 11 – Aug. 13 June 11 – Aug. 13

CP312 CP323 CP324

$ 140 $ 90 $ 90

ages ages ages ages ages

3–4 3–4 9–15 11–15 16–adult

12:30 12:30 1:45 4:30 7:00

– – – – –

1:30 1:30 3:15 6:30 10:00

pm pm pm pm pm

June 12 – July 10 July 17 – Aug. 14 June 12 – Aug. 14 June 12 – Aug. 14 June 12 – Aug. 14

CP183a CP183b CP138 CP111 CP112

$ 55 $ 55 $ 115 $ 175 $ 220

ages ages ages ages ages

2–3 2–3 16–adult 5–8 9–12

1:00 1:00 2:00 4:00 5:30

– – – – –

2:00 2:00 4:00 5:30 7:00

pm pm pm pm pm

June 13 – July 18 July 25 – Aug. 22 June 13 – Aug. 22 June 13 – Aug. 22 June 13 – Aug. 22

CP334a CP334b CP325 CP139a CP139b

$ 55 $ 55 $ 140 $ 135 $ 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

June June June June June

16 16 16 16 16

CP133 CP133a CP308 CP164 CP219

$ 80 $ 80 $ 90 $ 115 $ 115

ages 5–6 ages 5–6

1:00 1:00

– 2:00 pm – 2:00 pm

June 15 – July 13 July 20 – Aug. 10

CP149a CP149b

$ $

55 45

ages 16–adult

1:30

– 3:00 pm

June 17 – July 22

CP319

$

80

ages ages ages ages ages

10–15 5–9 10–15 8–15 5–9

9:00 9:00 9:00 9:00 9:00

– – – – –

12:00 pm 12:00 pm 12:00 pm 12:00 pm 12:00 pm

June 11 – June 15 June 18 – June 22 June 25 – June 29 July 9 – July 12 July 30 – Aug. 3

CP333a CP333b CP333c CP333d CP333e

$ 75 $ 60 $ 75 $ 75 $ 75

ages ages ages ages ages ages ages ages ages ages

16 and 6–12 6–12 6–12 6–12 15 and 18 and 8–12 7–12 15 and

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

– – – – – – – – – –

9:00 pm 11:30 am 5:00 pm 11:30 am 11:00 am 4:00 pm 11:30 am 10:30 am 11:30 am 9:00 pm

June 11 June 23 July 10, 17, 24 & 31 July 16 & 23 July 18 July 21 July 28 & Aug. 4 Aug. 2 Aug. 10 Aug. 13 & 20

CP335 CP281 CP288 CP289 CP290 CP332 CP240 CP276 CP337 CP336

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

DATE

REF NO.

PRICE

up

up up

up

14 14 14 14 14

– – – – –

Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug.

50 25 75 40 20 60 50 15 15 60

AGE GROUP

TIME

ages ages ages ages

2–3 2–3 3–4 3–4

9:00 9:00 10:15 10:15

– – – –

10:00 10:00 11:15 11:15

am am am am

June 11 – July 9 July 16 – Aug. 13 June 11 – July 9 July 16 – Aug. 13

H102a H102b H159 H159a

$ 55 $ 55 $ 55 $ 55

ages ages ages ages

9–15 6–8 12–adult 16–adult

1:15 3:00 3:00 5:15

– – – –

2:45 4:00 5:00 7:15

pm pm pm pm

June June June June

14 14 14 14

H207 H217 H213 H129

$ 115 $ 90 $ 140 $ 140

ages 12–adult ages 16–adult

4:00 5:15

– 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm

June 13 – Aug. 22 June 13 – Aug. 22

H212 H176

$ 90 $ 140

ages ages ages ages

9:00 9:00 10:45 1:00

– – – –

June 14 – July 12 July 19 – Aug. 16 June 14 – Aug. 16 June 14 – Aug. 16

H155 H155a H182 H121

$ 55 $ 55 $ 140 $ 80

July 7 – Aug. 18 July 7 – Aug. 18

H109a H172

$ 170 $ 170

5–6 5–6 16–adult 55 and up

ages 14–adult ages 14–adult

*DISCOUNT FOR HAMMOND RESIDENTS

10:00 10:00 12:45 3:00

am am pm pm

9:00 – 12:00 pm 12:30 – 3:30 pm

12 12 12 12

– – – –

Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug.

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 www.southshoreartsonline.org

Spring: Indiana Dunes State Park by South Shore Line (1927) by Clara B. Fahrenbach is the first of four Classic posters being reprinted for the first time. Spring Wildflowers (2012) by Barbara Spies Labus is the first of four Contemporary posters in a brand new dunes wildflower series. Old Lake County Courthouse (2000) by Bruce Cegar has at long last been reprinted. All of these posters are available in 36 x 24 inch and 18 x 12 inch sizes.

Giftshop@SouthShoreArtsOnline.org

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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