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American Pop, through January 29, 2012 A traveling exhibition from the University of Colorado Boulder Art Museum More than 60 works from key figures who defined the Pop Art movement, including Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenburg, Roy Lichtenstein, Red Grooms, James Rosenquist, Robert Indiana, Jim Dine, Ed Ruscha, Claes Oldenburg, Wayne Thiebaud, & H. C. Westerman FREE ADMISSION At the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster Gallery is open 7 Days a week. School & Organization docent tours are FREE and include a “Pop” Art experience – Reservations required 219-836-1839 ext. 108

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! “Everything Pop” Pop Party Thursday, December 1, 2011 6-9pm Pop Food treats, music & cash bar $25 per person RSVP at 219/836.1839 ext. 100 FREE FAMILY DAY Sunday, December 11, 12-3pm Family Pop Art Workshops 12:30 & 2 Holiday Warhol Reading at 1:30 Door Prizes, Docent Tours


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President Marcia Glaros President Elect Michael Luongo, M.D. VP Administration Cherie Rippey VP Education Robbie Brundige VP Exhibitions Jenny Yalowitz VP Governance Connie Skozen VP Marketing Judith Mayer VP Regional Services Karen Maravilla VP Symphony Michael Luongo, M.D. Secretary Heather McCarthy Treasurer Tim Anderson Immediate Past President Liz Valavanis Andy Arnold Ann Bochnowski Debra Carrington Pat Colander Denise Dillard Gus Galante, M.D. Carol Green-Fraley

Michael Greenwald Jason Gregorec Susan Griffin Amy Han, Ph.D. Sandi Kozlowski William Lowe, Ph.D. Peter Mavrelis, M.D. David Mika Julie Mintz Chris Morrow Melissa Neff Dan Nita Cynthia Powers Bruce Quint David Schneider Cheryl Smith 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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Executive Director John Cain, ext. 102 Director of Marketing and Development Tricia Hernandez, ext. 107 Director of Finance and Administration Susan Anderson, 219 / 836-0525, ext. 202 Director of Education Linda Eyermann, ext. 101 Education Coordinator Kimberly McKinley, ext. 103­­­­ Gallery Manager Mary McClelland, ext. 108 Special Projects Director Donna Catalano, ext. 104 Administrative Assistant Kelly Freeman, ext. 100 Gift Shop Manager Jackie Wickland, ext. 106­­­­­­ Assistant Manager Andrea Miller Crown Point Branch Managers Morag Thompson, Lori Doran, 219 / 663.0200 Substation No. 9 Branch Manager Leona Jurincie, 219 / 933.0200

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Clothes Make the Man

South Shore Arts presents Uniforms, Outfits and Accessories: Photographs by Joel DeGrand, February 12 through April 8, 2012, in the gallery at The Center for Visual and Performing Arts. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, February 12, from 1-3pm.

For the past three years, Joel DeGrand has been documenting and examining the peculiarities and complexities of what people wear. The project titled Uniforms, Outfits and Accessories explores the symbolism that is inherent in what we choose to wear and how this affects and defines our cultural identity. DeGrand believes that it is important historically to define our cultural identity visually. The cultural identity presented in these photos acts as a reminder, but also as an educational tool, which has the ability to break down prejudices and enlighten senses to think about the past and its relationship to the future. DeGrand makes the photographs in Uniforms, Outfits and Accessories life-size in order to better represent the importance of apparel and allow the viewer to confront the subject matter with a greater sense of reality and cultural identity. He feels that the importance of the project has much to do with the time frame in which it was completed. Photographs have a unique characteristic of capturing the moment but also tell a story years later when things have evolved or morphed into something else. In 1980, DeGrand was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for a photographic survey of Pittsburgh. The project expanded into a 10-year photo documentary of Pittsburgh’s evolution from an industrial center into an economically diverse city. Many of the photographs taken during this time were of people wearing clothes that defined the times and symbolized what they did at work and play. The NEA project led DeGrand to realize the importance of documenting the evolution of clothing and how it is looked upon by a younger generation. Young viewers usually refer to the photographs as “retro,” he says. In 2008, DeGrand took a group of college students to China for a photographic workshop at Renmin University in Bejing.

Left: Joel DeGrand, Jeremy, Coal miner, Inkjet photo on canvas Right: Joel DeGrand, Bill, Circus Ringmaster, Inkjet photo on canvas

While there, he once again found himself drawn to what people were wearing. “Some of the uniforms worn in Chinese culture were so striking,” he states, that he began to document them. Upon his return, DeGrand decided to make a thorough photographic investigation of uniforms, outfits and accessories. Joel DeGrand has been a professional and fine art photographer for more than 40 years. He earned his B.A. in art education from Indiana University at Pennsylvania in 1968 and an M.F.A. from the University of Oregon in 1973. In 1975, DeGrand helped establish the photography department at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, one of the oldest independent media arts centers in the country. From 1975 to 1987, he served as department head and academic coordinator. Since 1990, he has been an adjunct professor at Columbia College in Chicago. DeGrand has self-published 12 books of photography since 2008 and over the course of his career he has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions. His work has won several awards and can also be found in a host of collections, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh; and Blue Cross Blue Shield Corporation.

CURRENT EXHIBITS CENTER FOR VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS American Pop Continuing through January 29, 2012 “Everything Pop” Pop Party: Thursday, December 1, 2011 6-9pm

Ed Ruscha, The End, 1991, Lithograph

Uniforms, Outfits and Accessories: Photographs by Joel DeGrand February 12 – April 8, 2012 Artist Reception: Sunday, February 12, 2012, 1-3pm ATRIUM GALLERY The Sky Show: Paintings by Eric Mecum Continuing through November 27, 2011

John Baeder, Red Robin, Serigraph

An Exploration of Words and Letters: Selections from the Chicago Calligraphy Collective’s Annual Juried Exhibit January 13 – March 4, 2012 CROWN POINT BRANCH

Eric Mecum, Red Streamers, Oil

Altered Perspectives: Art From Found Objects by Pamela J. Eberlin Continuing through January 14, 2012

Catherine Keebler, Chinese Graffiti, Water-based ink and pigmented wax on Asian paper

Art From the Heart January 20 – February 4, 2012 SUBSTATION NO. 9 . . Easy Being Green: An Exhibit of Repurposed Works by Prickly Pear Furnishings Continuing through January 7, 2012

Pamela J. Eberlin, No Regrets, Found objects

In Conversation: Works by Linda Eyermann, Judith Mayer, Shari Pettis, Patti Tobin Davis & Melissa Washburn January 27 – March 17, 2012 J.J. Mullally, St. Mary’s School, Crown Point, Grade 1, Frankenstein, Crayon Joe Jaeger, Untitled, Reclaimed ash from Wilmette, IL area

Linda Eyermann, Untitled, Oil on canvas

9/11 Commemorative Event South Shore Arts commemorated the tenth anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001, with New York, September 11th by Magnum Photographers, presented in the gallery at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, August 7 through September 18, 2011. A special commemorative event, including music and spoken word, was presented on Sunday, September 11. The event featured presentations by the Munster Police Department Honor Guard, the Munster Fire Department and Munster VFW Post 2697. Original spoken word pieces inspired by the 9/11 exhibit were performed by Beautiful Soul, featuring Lee Charles Gilliam III, Bilneisha Tillman and Kelechukwu Brnfre. E.N.T., aka Scott Fowler, presented an original piece that he wrote called Beauty In Chaos. Harpist Rebecca Cieply, a member of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Youth Orchestra, provided musical background that was sensitive to the occasion.

Salon Show Celebrates 68th Year South Shore Arts celebrated the 68th anniversary of the annual Salon Show, September 25 through November 6, 2011. Exhibit juror David Klamen awarded $10,000 in prizes, thanks to the generosity of many longtime donors, including Judy & Tom Surovek and Tracy & Mark Schwimmer. The exhibit was sponsored by Christenson Chevrolet, Mary & Bruce Leep and Geminus Prevention Services with additional support from the following South Shore Arts board members: Carol & Joseph Fraley Drs. Becca & Gus Galante Drs. Amy & Dennis Han Pamela & William Lowe, Ph.D. Maureen & Michael Luongo, M.D. Betsy & Peter Mavrelis, M.D. Nancy Trimboli, D.C.

Sharis Pettis, winner of the Orval O. & Margaret C. Haag Memorial Award for Untitled, Oil on canvas, with board member Heather McCarthy

Chancellor William Lowe, Indiana University Northwest, and Michael J. Jones, Award of Distinction winner for Growl, Spray paint

For over 20 years, Judy & Tom Surovek have contributed the $2,000 Helen V. Surovek Memorial Award as the Salon Show’s top prize. Judy is pictured with Charles A. Gick, this year’s winner for Cloud in Waiting I, Encaustic on wood panel

Dr. Michael Luongo, board member, with Lawrence Vallem, Merit Award winner for Becoming a Bale, Bronze

Gosia Podosek, winner of the Renee & Sam Denmark Award for Reeds, Oil on canvas, triptych, with Zachary Fraley and board member Carol Green-Fraley

Douglas Davis, winner of the Juror’s Award in memory of Leslie Denmark for Searching for Sanctuary, Oil on canvas, with Salon Show juror David Klamen Robbie Brundige, board member, with Michelle Stone, Merit Award winner for Grue-Some Flower, Acrylic & mixed media

everykid at everylocation!

Exterior at 123 N. Main Street, Crown Point

Interior at 123 N. Main Street, Crown Point

While South Shore Arts has been based at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster since it opened in 1989, we have also maintained branch locations in Crown Point and Hammond for the past 13 years. Fee-based classes and free educational outreach programs are offered at all three locations with each branch providing unique opportunities to its host community. In September 2011, South Shore Arts moved to a new location in Crown Point at 123 N. Main Street, where a pottery studio, beautiful gallery and classroom space provide a pleasant atmosphere for creating and displaying art. At this location, students from Cedar Lake participate in free after-school art classes where they experience a variety of mediums and styles. In the fall and again in the spring, twenty students are chosen by their schoolteacher to participate in the program. Family and friends are invited to attend a culminating art showcase at the Crown Point branch to celebrate the artistic endeavors of these eager young artists.

Free Family Day projects at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts

In October, a fall art project is a treat at South Shore Arts during the annual Pumpkin Walk on the square in Crown Point hosted by the Old Courthouse Foundation. Hundreds of children visit the art center and enjoy making art. During the Easter Bunny breakfast sponsored by the Crown Point Chamber of Commerce, South Shore Arts adds to the excitement of the day with a spring art project. These programs are free to the public as part of the everykid program. One of the most popular classes at both Crown Point and Substation No. 9 in Hammond is the Senior Art Workshop. Individuals who have 55 or more years of life experience may take this class at a discounted price. Excellent instruction is provided by Gerrie Govert in Crown Point and Leona Jurincie in Hammond. Thanks to funding from the city of Hammond and Mayor Thomas McDermott, many children experience art throughout the year. PACT (Parents and Children Together) is a program conducted at Substation No. 9 for pre-kindergarten students and a parent. Each group visits Substation four times during the year to create an art

Activities in Hammond are conducted at Substation No. 9 and throughout the community

project based on the theme studied in their classroom that week. In the 1st grade, students return to Substation No. 9 for the “Polar Express” program. Children arrive in their pajamas to create an ornament based on the popular book by Chris Van Allsburg. A “Polar Express” reception in midDecember provides an opportunity for family and friends to visit Substation No. 9 and see over 1,100 ornaments created by the children. Each year, 4th and 5th grade Hammond students are selected by their teachers to participate in the Hammond After-School Scholarship Program. Classes are held at both the Munster and Hammond locations exposing students to new arts education opportunities. South Shore Arts also participates in Downtown Hammond’s Holiday Kick-off in November with a holiday art project and at Bizarre Bazaar in September with the Wacky Hat booth. Children of all ages design unique headwear by adding everything from buttons and puzzle pieces to jewelry and flowers to their hats. Substation No. 9 is home to a nine-station computer lab where Photoshop and Illustrator classes are held as well as an airbrush studio that provides a place for students to

learn a new skill. Hammond residents may take a class at the Hammond location at half price. Scholarships are also given to students who show an aptitude and interest in art and are recommended by a teacher. In Munster, the annual Family Art Day is held at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in partnership with Theatre at the Center, Northwest Indiana Symphony and other Art Center tenants. During this event, families can enjoy a day of arts and entertainment at little or no cost, depending on the activity. South Shore Arts provides two free art projects in the art studios, as well as free admission to the art exhibit in the gallery. Through a Technical Assistance Program grant from the Indiana Arts Commission, workshops for classroom teachers take place at the Munster location during the summer to support art education in the schools. Teachers receive ideas and resources that help them incorporate art into the classroom curriculum throughout the school year. For more information on the everykid and other South Shore Arts education programs, contact the Education Department at 219/836.1839, ext 101.

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The Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra launched its 70th season with Swing Time!, an opening concert and gala held at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza and Star Plaza Theatre on Friday evening, September 16, 2011. Guest artists Five By Design joined the orchestra for a toe-tapping Big Band show with a sentimental Pearl Harbor Tribute, commemorating the orchestra’s 70th birthday and its first concert held in Gary, Indiana, on December 7, 1941, in Seaman Hall, a theatre that was part of City Methodist Church. Symphony Executive Director John Cain recognized Sandy and Joe Morrow as the evening’s honorees for providing the Symphony with the generous financial gift that has enabled South Shore Arts’ management of the Symphony, ensuring many years of live classical and pops music to come. The orchestra and Five Design delighted the audience and received rave reviews for sentimental favorites such as Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, I’ll Be Seeing you, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Something’s Gotta Give, and Begin the Beguine. Maestro Muspratt also treated the audience to a pictorial walk through the Symphony’s history. Young People’s Competition winners Steven Caraher, Tim Wittcamp, Christian Fary and Lester Blumberg, a Barbershop Quartet, performed at the opening of the concert’s second half. Indiana University Northwest was the Presenting Sponsor for the evening and Honorary Chairs for the Gala Committee this year were Cindy and Gary Ault. The Gala exceeded budget and raised nearly $50,000 to benefit the music and education programs of the Symphony, including the Northwest Indiana Symphony Youth Orchestra and Symphony Chorus. Three hundred Gala guests were treated to delicious food and excellent service by the chef and staff at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza. Jackie Wickland, South Shore Arts board president Marcia Glaros and Cindy Ault created beautiful centerpieces with oversized irises and poppies in aqua and coral. A raffle and silent auction were highlighted with dinner for eight donated by Gamba Ristorante and two seats “on the glass” for a Chicago Black Hawks Game. Winning bidders also won a chance to conduct the orchestra this summer and three couples will sit with the orchestra in the strings, percussion and woodwind sections during the Valentine’s Concert scheduled for Friday, February 10, 2012, at Bethel Church in Crown Point. A lavish post-concert dessert and champagne reception in Celebrity Circle Lounge wowed gala attendees with a beautiful array of desserts, including spectacular dark chocolate baby grand pianos filled with a vanilla mousse! Members of the orchestra and guest artists, Five By Design, along with Maestro Muspratt joined the reception to cap off the 70th celebration. Special thanks to the Gala committee, board, WANISS and the Symphony and South Shore Arts staff for a truly wonderful evening. Mark you calendars for next year’s Opening Concert and Gala on Friday, September 21, 2012.

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Bob Migliorini, a Five By Design guest star, Hilda & Benito Gamba

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Jeanette, Dr. Henry and Renée Giragos

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UNDERWRITERS Dessert & Champagne – Cindy & Gary Ault Orchestra Reception – Jeanette N. & Henry Giragos, M.D. Centerpieces & Signage – Joanne & Rick Svetanoff Invitations – Frankie & Tim Fesko Staff Table – Melissa & Ralph Neff Postage – Crown Corr PATRONS Carol & Joseph Fraley Jennifer & Michael Fraley Donna & Bruce Quint Carolyn & Denis Ribordy SILENT AUCTION & RAFFLE CONTRIBUTORS Albert’s Diamond Jewelers Sue & Andy Arnold Arthur Murray Dance Studio Bon Femme Briar Ridge Country Club Brumm’s Bloomin’ Barn Cabot Cheese Elizabeth Fashions El Taco Real Richard Evans First National Bank Gamba Ristorante Gibsons Chris Morrow It’s Just Serendipity Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza Sarkey’s Florist Star Plaza Theatre Vanis Salon & Day Spa WANISS

Arts Providers Receive Public Arts Funding Through South Shore Arts In its role as Regional Arts Partner of the Indiana Arts Commission for Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties, South Shore Arts announced the FY2012 grants at the bi-monthly South Shore Arts Chamber of Commerce luncheon held at Venue in Valparaiso on October 12, 2011. Over 60 people attended the luncheon and grants award ceremony. Region 1 Arts Commissioner Irene Smith-King announced the following grant awards: Arts Organization Support Level 1 (Applicants Requesting up to $10,000) LaPorte Symphony Orchestra – $8,028 Association of Artists and Craftsmen – $7,902 Books, Brushes and Bands for Education – $7,632 Beachfront Dance School – $6,912 Friends of Emerson – $7,812 Indiana Ballet Theatre – $7,686 Festival Players Guild – $7,596 South Shore Performing Arts – $7,596 South Shore Dance Alliance – $7,092 Community Theatre Guild – $6,930 Dunes Art Foundation – $6,732 South Shore Chamber Orchestra – $6,714 Arts Organization Support Level II (Applicants Requesting up to $20,000) Lubeznik Center for the Arts – $17,666 Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra – $16,744 Ridgewood Arts Foundation – $15,158 Arts Projects Support (Applicants Requesting up to $5,000) Lakeshore Public Television – $3,442 Purdue North Central – $3,435 Northwest Family Services – $3,399 Indiana Dunes Environmental Learning Center – $3,377 Chorus Angelorum – $3,348 Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana – $3,305 Valparaiso University – $3,290 Opportunity Enterprises – $3,283 Michigan City Chamber Music Festival – $3,269 Board of Munster Parks – $3,254 City of Crown Point – $3,204 Taltree Arboretum – $3,182 Portage Parks Department – $2,994 Sociedad Cultural Civica – $2,987 Urban League of Northwest Indiana – $1,931 Gary International Film Festival – $1,778

South Shore Arts held a panel review of 16 arts organization applications and 16 project applications at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster on May 14, 2011. Panelists for the organization review included Patricia Hales, Purdue University Calumet; Sue Eleuterio, founder of South Shore Grant Center; Jennifer Fredericks, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana; Brenda MagnettiErickson, owner of rTrail Gallery; and Ismael Muhammad Nieves, artist. Panelists for the project category were Edwin Shelton, artist; Dorothy Briestansky, Director of the Purdue Learning Center, Crown Point; Melissa Neff, South Shore Arts board member; Michelle Golden, Books, Brushes & Bands for Education; and Damian Rico, The TIMES.

South Shore Arts Announces FY2013 Funding Opportunities In its role as Regional Arts Partner of the Indiana Arts Commission for Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties, South Shore Arts will present three grant application workshops in January for arts organization support and art project support to be conducted between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013. Arts funding is available to nonprofit Indiana arts organizations, as well as non-arts organizations providing arts programming in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties. Workshops will be held at the following locations: Lubeznik Center for the Arts 101 W. 2nd Street, Michigan City, IN January 10, 2012, 4pm Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center 1420 Munson Road, Porter, IN January 11, 2012, noon South Shore Arts 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, IN January 18, 2012, 5pm Grantees will have the option to apply for Arts Organization Support I (AOS-1) for arts organizations with operating income less than $250,000 or Arts Project Support for non-arts organizations (APS) seeking funding for art projects. Grant applications will be completed on-line for the FY2013 grant cycle, and all applicants, whether new or returning, are encouraged to attend one of the training sessions. Completed proposals are due no later than 5pm (EST), on March 1, 2012. For additional information, please call Special Projects Director Donna Catalano at 219/836-1839, ext. 104, or e-mail donna@

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Honoring One of Our Own South Shore Arts is pleased to announce that our Director of Education, Linda Eyermann, was recently inducted as a Lifetime Member into the Society of Innovators Class of 2011-12. The presentation ceremony was held at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond on Thursday, October 20, 2011. As an innovative visual artist, Linda was honored for creating a 12-piece body of art called “Knowing Joe.” The series addressed a common issue, life-altering change, in a new way. Using visual imagery rather than words, she conceptualized through her artwork the story of 17-yearold Joe Nimet’s tragic car accident, and the ways in which

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Classes are 8 weeks unless otherwise noted. South Shore Arts is pleased to offer quality art classes at three locations in a wide variety of disciplines and media. Classes are available for ages 2 through adult. The gifted instructors at South Shore Arts are primarily working artists with degrees in their respective fields. In addition to the many classes offered at its headquarters in Munster’s Center for Visual and Performing Arts––including drawing, painting, pottery, 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, fantasy drawing, painting, drawing, and collage, among others.

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

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

– – – – – – – – –

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

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

M112 M101b M101 M146 M119 M146a M328 M113 M114

$ 95 $ 110 $ 110 $ 95 $ 110 $ 95 $ 80 $ 95 $ 95

ages 8–12


– 6:30 pm

January 19




ages 8–12 ages 5–12 ages 6–12

10:45 – 11:45 am 5:30 – 6:30 pm 11:00 – 12:00 pm

Feb. 4 OR March 3 February 9 February 18

M333 M379 M380

$ $ $

12 12 14

14–March 3 14–March 3 14–March 3 14–March 3 14–March 3 14–March 3 14–Feb. 18 14–March 3 14–March 3

*add $20 lab fee

Class details and refund policy:

115 115 155 175 80 170*



MONDAYS Intro to Manga ages 12–adult Fantasy Drawing ages 12–adult Exploring Japanese Art ages 12–adult TUESDAYS Creative Fingers ages 5–6 Creative Fingers ages 5–6 Pottery ages 11–15 Adult Pottery ages 16–adult WEDNESDAYS Colors of the Rainbow ages 3–4 Colors of the Rainbow ages 3–4 Beginning Handbuilding Pottery ages 5–8 Children’s Intro to Painting ages 9–15 Beginning Handbuilding Pottery ages 9–12 THURSDAYS Senior Art Workshop ages 55 and up Collage & Experimental Techniques ages 16–adult Beginning Drawing & Painting for Kids ages 6–8 Children’s Drawing (all levels) ages 9–15 Drawing for Adults (all levels) ages 16–adult SUNDAYS Intro to Digital Camera Techniques ages 16–adult WORKSHOPS (no discounts) Fun & Messy Art with Mom (Tue.) ages 2–3 Acting Workshop (Sun.) ages 6–12 Chinese Lantern Workshop (Sat.) ages 8–12 Learning Lines/Shapes/Patterns with Mom (Tue.) ages 2–4 Tie-Dye Workshop (Sat.) ages 8–12 Salt Dough Snowman Workshop (Sat.) ages 6–12 Valentine Workshop (Sun.) ages 5–12 Fun & Messy Art with Mom (Tue.) ages 2–3

HAMMOND MONDAYS Mommy & Me Mommy & Me Colors of the Rainbow Colors of the Rainbow Creative Fingers Creative Fingers Adobe Photoshop I TUESDAYS Advanced Manga Intro to Manga WEDNESDAYS Adobe Photoshop II THURSDAYS Beginning Drawing for Adults Senior Art Workshop Beginning Drawing & Painting for Kids Children’s Intro to Drawing & Painting SATURDAYS Beginning Airbrushing Continuing Airbrushing WORKSHOPS (no discounts) Chinese Lantern Workshop (Sat.) Salt Dough Snowman Workshop (Thur.) Valentine Workshop (Sat.)





4:00 6:00 7:00

– 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Jan. 9–Feb. 27 Jan. 9–Feb. 27 Jan. 9–Feb. 27

CP312 CP323 CP324

$ 115 $ 75 $ 75

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

– – – –

5:30 pm 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 10:00 pm

Jan. 10–Jan. 31 Feb. 7–Feb. 28 Jan. 10–Feb. 28 Jan. 10–Feb. 28

CP149a CP149b CP111 CP112

$ 45 $ 45 $ 140 $ 175

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

Jan. 11–Feb. 1 Feb. 8–Feb. 29 Jan. 11–Feb. 29 Jan. 11–Feb. 29 Jan. 11–Feb. 29

CP183a CP183b CP139a CP138 CP139b

$ 45 $ 45 $ 110 $ 95 $ 110

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

– – – – –

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

pm pm pm pm pm

Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan.

1 1 1 1 1

CP133 CP325 CP308 CP164 CP219

$ 70 $ 115 $ 75 $ 95 $ 95


– 3:00 pm

Jan. 15–Feb. 19



1:00 3:00 10:00 1:00 9:45 11:00 3:00 1:00

– – – – – – – –

January 10 & 17


1:40 pm 4:00 pm 11:00 am 1:40 pm 10:45 am 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 1:40 pm

12–March 12–March 12–March 12–March 12–March


January 21 1/24,1/31 & 2/7 Jan. 28 OR Feb. 25 January 28 February 5 February 21 & 28

CP332 CP330 CP300 CP331 CP212 CP329

$ 15 $ 25 $ 12 $ 22 $ 12 $ 14 $ 12 $ 15




Jan. 9–Jan. 30 Feb. 6–Feb. 27 Jan. 9–Jan. 30 Feb. 6–Feb. 27 Jan. 9–Jan. 23 Feb. 6–Feb. 27 Jan. 9–Feb. 27

H102a H102b H159 H159a H155 H155a H129

$ 45 $ 45 $ 45 $ 45 $ 33 $ 45 $ 115

Jan 15/22 OR Feb 19/26 CP289



ages ages ages ages ages ages ages

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

– – – – – – –

ages 12–adult ages 12–adult

4:30 5:30

– 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Jan. 10–Feb. 28 Jan. 10–Feb. 28

H212 H213

$ 75 $ 115

ages 16–adult


– 9:00 pm

Jan. 11–Feb. 29


$ 115

ages ages ages ages

10:45 1:00 4:00 5:15

– – – –

Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan.

H182 H121 H217 H207

$ 115 $ 70 $ 75 $ 95

2–3 2–3 3–4 3–4 5–6 5–6 16–adult

16–adult 55 and up 6–8 9–15

1:30 1:30 2:45 2:45 5:30 5:30 9:00

pm pm pm pm pm pm pm

12:45 pm 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:45 pm

12–March 12–March 12–March 12–March

1 1 1 1

ages 14–adult ages 14–adult

9:00 – 12:00 pm 12:30 – 3:30 pm

Jan. 14–Feb. 25 Jan. 14–Feb. 25

H109a H172

$ 170 $ 170

ages 8–12 ages 6–12 ages 5–12

10:00 – 11:00 am 5:30 – 6:30 pm 10:00 – 11:00 am

January 14 February 2 February 11

H219 H218 H220

$ $ $

12 14 12


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.

Find that special Christmas gift! Shimmer Globes and Trees, batteries included $24–$30

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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