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Posters Celebrate Natural Beauty of the South Shore

Janet Macoska, Paul McCartney, 1989, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, NY, Photograph

40 Years of Photography by Janet Macoska & Anastasia Pantsios Organized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, Ohio Continues through February 3, 2013 The exhibit features more than 80 iconic images documenting many of the genre’s most legendary performers, including Madonna, Paul McCartney, Whitney Houston, Freddy Mercury, Deborah Harry, David Bowie, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Courtney Love, Gene Simmons, Patti Smith and Robert Plant to name a few. SPONSORED BY

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Barbara Spies Labus, Winter Evergreens, Oil on panel (detail) © 2012 South Shore Arts and its licensors. All rights reserved. Printing: Largus Printing Design: Judith Mayer / Keyword Design

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Posters Celebrate Natural Beauty of the

Barbara Spies Labus, Winter Evergreens, Oil on panel

Over the past six months, a brand new series of original South Shore posters celebrating wildflowers of the Indiana dunes has been unveiled by South Shore Poster Art Management, a collaboration between the Northwest Indiana Forum and South Shore Arts. These posters, depicting the dunes in spring, summer, fall and winter, are the creation of noted environmental artist Barbara Spies Labus. “One of the big challenges in creating this series,” Barb says, “was in deciding where to draw the line. Seasons blur into one another, bloom times overlap—there is such an

abundance of choice here. How to decide what to include? “I wanted the paintings not only to be a pleasure to look at, but also to be informative. The dunes themselves are the most iconic environment for those of us who live in the region. Many of us have been to the beaches or hiked the trails in the summer. Many are already familiar with the dunes as the subject of many beautiful paintings and other works of art. But the dunes are just one element in a tapestry of richly diverse ecosystems that are present in our area. Some of these places are unique in the world. We are fortunate to be able to experience them so easily, virtually in our own backyard. “So, each painting represents a look into one of these special environments, during one thin slice of time—the

Clockwise from above, Barbara Spies Labus, Autumn Wildflowers, Summer Wildflowers, and Spring Wildflowers, all Oil on panel

wooded dune in early spring, the wetland at the height of summer, the prairie in full flush of autumnal color, and a snowy wind-swept dune. Chock full of plant life as they are, they are only a glimpse. I hope that they might serve as inspiration to learn more, to get out and directly experience and truly appreciate these wonderful places.” Autumn Wildflowers, released in September, focuses on the transition to cooler weather when the lush green of the foliage and stems of many plants fade away. The rich and vibrant reds, oranges and yellows of fall are popped with thistle in bright magenta, blue flowers of fringed gentian and delicate marsh pinks. Of Winter Evergreens, Barb states, “The prevailing northwest winds that created the Indiana dunes now sculpt the snow into sleek drifts. These dramatic forms are intensified by the low winter sunlight. Clumps of grasses and shrubs whose roots anchor the dunes now display a palette of silvery whites and violets, faded gold and deep and brilliant reds. The windblown stems of the sand cherry remain a deep burgundy red after it has lost its leaves.” Barb has been fortunate in this series to have as her consultant, her husband Paul Labus, Northwest Indiana Region Director of the Indiana Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. “For his artistic encouragement and invaluable knowledge of the ecology of Northwest Indiana,” she says, “I am very grateful.”

Library Posters Hidden Gems Five years ago, South Shore Poster Art Management (SSPAM) learned that the Lake County Public Library Foundation had in its collection 18 original South Shore Railroad posters from the 1920s and ’30s that had never been reproduced in a large-size poster format since their original printing over 80 years ago. The posters depicted a variety of subjects typical to the South Shore posters from that era. SSPAM was invited to visit the Library’s archives to view the posters, eventually entering into an agreement with the Lake County Public Library to select and rerelease four seasonal posters. Over the past six months, these classic posters, depicting the Indiana dunes in spring, summer, fall and winter, have been reprinted in high resolution directly from the originals and are now available to the public, individually or as a set, in both 36 x 24 inch and 18 x 12 inch formats at the South Shore Arts Gift Shop or at

Clockwise from right, Oscar Rabe Hanson, Winter in the Dunes, 1925; Oscar Rabe Hanson Dunes Woodland, 1925; Leslie Ragan, Indiana Dunes State Park, 1927; Clara B. Fahrenbach, Spring Indiana Dunes State Park, 1927

exhibitions The 69th Annual Salon Show South Shore Arts celebrated the 69th anniversary of the annual Salon Show, September 16 through October 28, 2012. Exhibit juror Daniel Schulman awarded $10,000 in prizes, thanks to the generosity of many longtime donors, including Judy & Tom Surovek and Tracy & Marc Schwimmer. The exhibit was sponsored by Christenson Chevrolet, Mary & Bruce Leep, The JoAnn & Chuck Long Endowment Fund and Gifts in Memory of Susan Anderson Beck. Susan was South Shore Arts’ longtime Director of Finance and Administration, who passed away last April. Additional support was provided by the following South Shore Arts board members: Mr. & Mrs. Joseph & Carol Green-Fraley Drs. Becca & Gus Galante Michael Greenwald Drs. Amy & Dennis Han Pamela A. & William J. Lowe, Ph.D. Maureen & Dr. Michael Luongo Elizabeth & Peter Mavrelis, M.D. Karen & Cornel Raab Nancy Trimboli, D.C.

Judy Surovek with Kay Westhues, this year’s winner of the Helen V. Surovek Memorial Award, for Artesian Well on Old Butterfield Trail, Iroquois County, IL, Archival pigment print, water & glass vial

Board member Peter Mavrelis with Jillian Van Volkenburgh, winner of the Past Presidents’ Award for Composition 131: Sheer, Photography

Patti Tobin Davis, winner of the Suzanne Cooley Award of Excellence for Groundcover: Hens & Chicks, Acrylic on paper, with Suzanne Cooley

Dorothy Graden, Merit Award winner for Underworld Spirits, India ink

Chris Cicala, winner of the Susan Anderson Beck Memorial Award, for Recolonizing the Earth, Hammer-formed welded steel, powdercoat jewelry polish, marker & glue, with Becky Beck and Chris Anderson

Board Member Sandi Kozlowski with James Deeb, Merit Award winner for Painting with My Bad Hand, Oil on board

Presence / Absence South Shore Arts presents Presence / Absence, a two-person traveling exhibition by Sergio Gomez and Mark Zlotkowski, February 17 through April 21, 2013. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, February 17, from 1-3pm. Sergio Gomez’ paintings are fused with meditations on the multifaceted experiences of human condition and spirituality throughout the cycles of life. The human form is the dominant element in his work and it exists as an anonymous representation of the self. Gomez delves into the essence of humanity and the human condition. Much of Gomez’ work deals with the subject of man’s search for inner peace and a higher form of consciousness in the face of strife and difficulties associated with the human condition. The result of a meditative exercise, Gomez’ work in this exhibit is as much about the process as it is about the subject. He begins with drawings and then intuitively applies layers of color in thin washes that run and drip down the canvas, masking the identity of the figure. Deliberate and meandering lines that sometimes run off the edges indicate both the visible and invisible boundaries in the physical world. The obscured figure represents all mankind. Zlotkowski’s work bears witness to deeply personal versions of shared human experiences.

The work makes sense of seeming paradoxes: the urban meets the wilderness, fires burn without consuming, the mundane, ephemeral stuff of life cracks open to reveal its eternal substance. His heavy canvases are almost sculptural in their rich density but are constantly breaking open with light in unexpected ways and are hopeful without looking away from the reality of suffering and trauma. Weathered wood, riveted steel, plaster walls, these harsh architectural elements stand in for the limits of mortal life. As they are broken into by landscapes of imagination, those limits are revealed themselves to be imaginary. The canvases interact with the viewer, allowing each person’s own history to enter the image and determine its meaning. Presence / Absence will encourage in viewers a deeper understanding of their own visible and invisible experiences.

Above, Sergio Gomez, The Inventor, Acrylic on canvas Left, Mark Zlotkowski, Attainment, Oil on canvas

CURRENT EXHIBITS CENTER FOR VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS It’s Only Rock and Roll, But I Like It 40 Years of Photography by Janet Macoska and Anastasia Pantsios Continuing through February 3, 2013 VIP Reception: Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 6-8pm Presence / Absence A Two-Person Traveling Exhibition by Sergio Gomez & Mark Zlotkowski February 17 – April 21, 2013 Opening Reception: Sunday, February 17, 2013 1-3pm

Charles Miller, Ruby Goldstein, Oil on linen

Sergio Gomez, Fall, Acrylic on paper on canvas

ATRIUM GALLERY Sting Like a Maccabee: Paintings by Charles Miller Continuing through November 25, 2012 Latinas’ Fifteenth: Photographs by Tom Hocker January 11 – March 1, 2013 CROWN POINT BRANCH The Wonder of It All: Watercolors by Emmanuel Turner November 9, 2012 – January 12, 2013

Rachel Rotoloni, Mamakins Mansion, Photograph

Mark Zlotkowski, Veiled Truths, Oil on canvas

The Face of Violence: Masks by Fair Haven Center for Women Clients January 25 – March 23, 2013 SUBSTATION NO. 9 The Face of Violence: Masks by Fair Haven Center for Women Clients November 9, 2012 – January 12, 2013 Abandoned Dreams: Photography by Rachel Rotoloni February 1 – March 23, 2013

Janet Macoska, Keith Richards, 1979, Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio, Photograph

Tom Hocker, Untitled, Photograph

Emmanuel Turner, Ely Cathedral, Watercolor

Thank you for your

Second-grade students at McKinley School in East Chicago display their creativity and celebrate their skin color.

South Shore Arts served over 28,000 children during the past year through education programs, exhibition opportunities for youth, gallery tours and children’s performances. These programs are made possible thanks to strong community support and partnerships that value the arts as an important educational component. Partners like the City of Hammond make it possible for South Shore Arts to provide free and reduced-fee instruction at our branch in that community. Organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club, Northwest Indiana Family Services, School City of Hammond’s Partners in Education, Lighthouse Charter Schools, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Junior Achievement of Chicago and Carnegie Arts Center work together with South Shore Arts to offer quality arts programming that gives children an outlet for creativity and self-expression. Funding for the South Shore Arts everykid program comes from a variety of sources. The Beaux Art Ball, held annually on the first Friday in June, raises money that sustains the everykid program, while allowing for the expansion of new initiatives. Generous friends and donors help to underwrite our literacy-based art programs such as The Polar Express for first graders, The Skin You Live In for second graders, Michael Recycle for third graders and H is for Hoosier for fourth graders. We are just now developing our newest program, One and Only You, for pre-school children.

The Michael Recycle program receives both monetary and in-kind support from Huhtamaki, which provides products made from recycled paper for students to use as a base in their art projects, to which they add discarded paper, cardboard and imagination to create a recycled mask. The program is also funded by the Legacy Foundation and the Foundations of East Chicago and served 4,800 children last year. The Legacy Foundation is a leader in sustaining nonprofit organizations throughout Lake County with a goal to improve the quality of life for its residents. In addition to the Michael Recycle program, Legacy makes possible many art programs in Lake County schools and organizations for thousands of children each year. The Foundations of East Chicago funds art, music and financial literacy programs in East Chicago elementary schools, including all of our literacy-based programs. They also send East Chicago students to puppet shows at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, as well as several Symphony programs. Their mission is to make East Chicago a better place to live. The Porter County Community Foundation and Crown Point Community Foundation have similarly funded South Shore Arts programs in their respective communities. Chase Bank is a lead sponsor of The Skin You Live In, which celebrates diversity and promotes acceptance—a vision that is shared by South Shore Arts, its funders, educators and the community-at-large. This popular


program is highly sought after by teachers, and, thanks to donors like Chase, South Shore Arts is able to take the program into second-grade classrooms in all Lake and most Porter county schools. Last year, McDonald’s joined Chase in its support, enabling us to expand The Skin You Live In into more communities where McDonald’s stores are located. Thanks to their support, The Skin You Live In now reaches into LaPorte and Jasper counties as well. The program served a total of 7,500 children last year! A new pilot program funded by the Lake County Substance Abuse Council is just getting under way at the Hammond Academy of Science and Technology. Value Art, Live Substance Free focuses on life skills in a new and creative way. More to come on this program in an upcoming issue. Other funders include the Dean & Barbara White Family Foundation, Geminus Corporation, Lake County Substance Abuse Council, Indiana University Northwest, ArcelorMittal, BP, Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana, Horseshoe Casino, BMO Harris Bank, Morrow Family Foundation, NIPSCO, Lexus of Merrillville, Majestic Star Casino and Tom Sourlis & Sue Eleuterio. South Shore Arts is grateful to all the foundations, organizations and individuals who fund the everykid program. On behalf of the 28,000 children served, thank you! To become a donor of the South Shore Arts everykid program, please contact our office at 219/836.1839.

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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 FY2013 grants at the bi-monthly South Shore Arts Chamber of Commerce luncheon held at Venue in Valparaiso on October 10, 2012. Over 60 people attended the luncheon and grants award ceremony. The following grant awards were announced: Arts Organization Support Level 1 (Applicants Requesting up to $10,000) Association of Artists and Craftsmen – $8,442 Beachfront Dance School – $8,078 Books Brushes and Bands for Education – $8,786 Carnegie Center – $7,657 Community Theatre Guild – $8,174 Dunes Art Foundation – $8,020 Festival Players Guild – $8,260 Friends of Emerson – $3,695 Indiana Ballet Theatre – $8,399 LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra – $8,384 South Shore Chamber Orchestra – $8,308 South Shore Performing Arts – $2,434 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) Board of Munster Parks – $3,336 Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana – $3,663 Chorus Angelorum – $3,621 City of Portage – $3,208 Gary Art Works – $3,683 Indiana Dunes Environmental Learning Center – $3,800 Izaak Walton League – $3,317 Lakeshore Public Television – $3,050 Lutheran University Association – $3,887 Michigan City Chamber Music Festival – $3,622 Northwest Family Services – $3,405 Opportunity Enterprises – $3,860 Taltree Arboretum – $3,697 Sociedad Cultural Civica – $3,328

South Shore Arts held a panel review of arts organization and arts project applications at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster on May 5, 2012. Panelists for the organization review were Sabrina Fesko, Regional Arts Council; Katie Holderby, South Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau; Jennifer Fredericks, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana; Brenda Magnetti-Erickson, rTrail Gallery; and Ismael Muhammad Nieves, artist. Panelists for the project category were Amy Davis-Navardauskus, Purdue University North Central; Robert Bursua, Creative Backup; Nicole Schmied, Indiana Ballet Theatre; Don Parker, musician; Melissa Neff, South Shore Arts board of directors; and Michelle Golden, Books, Brushes and Bands for Education.

South Shore Arts Announces FY2014 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, 2013, and June 30, 2014. 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 8, 2013, 4pm Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center 1420 Munson Road, Porter, IN January 9, 2013, noon South Shore Arts 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, IN January 15, 2013, 4pm Grantees will have the option to apply for Arts Organization Support II (AOSII) for arts organizations with operating income of $250,000 or greater, Arts Organization Support I (AOS1) for arts organizations with operating income less than $250,000 or Arts Project Support for non-arts organizations (APS). AOSII applicants will apply for a two-year funding cycle. The grant applications are completed on-line 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, 2013. For additional information, please call Special Projects Director Donna Catalano at 219/836-1839, ext. 104, or e-mail donna@

Puppet Shows Return!

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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

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Celebrate the Holidays with Us! Holiday PoPs! Featuring the Symphony Chorus, and the Eisenhower Elementary School Choir Thursday, December 6 • 7:30pm • Star Plaza Theatre

Symphony Youth Orchestra Concert Featuring Adé Williams, Violin 2012 Sphinx Competition Junior Division Winner Saturday, December 1 • 7:00pm • Morton High School Auditorium



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Ob-La-Di, Ob-La Da! Opening Concert Gala Raises $50,000! The Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra launched its 71st season with A Tribute to the Beatles, an Opening Concert and Gala held at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza and the Star Plaza Theatre on Friday, September 21, 2012. Guest artists were Classical Mystery Tour, original performers from Broadway’s Beatlemania, who joined the orchestra for a nostalgic evening of the best of the Fab Four. The evening celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Other favorites included Come Together, All You Need is Love, Yesterday and Strawberry Fields. Three encores delighted the 2,200-person crowd, including Hey Jude and Twist and Shout! Indiana University Northwest was the Presenting Sponsor for the evening and Honorary Chairs for the Gala Committee this year were Melissa and Ralph Neff. The Gala exceeded budget and raised $50,000 to benefit the music and education programs of the Symphony, the Northwest Indiana Symphony Youth Orchestra and Symphony Chorus. Gala guests numbering 340 were treated to delicious food and excellent service by the chef and staff at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza. Jackie Wickland outdid herself again by creating centerpieces that featured life-size guitar replicas of the Gretsch, Rickenbacker 325 and the Hoffner Violin Bass instruments regularly played by George, John and Paul. The raffle and silent auction were highlighted with dinner for eight donated by Gamba Ristorante and “on the glass” seats at a Blackhawks game with Maestro Muspratt. Winning bidders also won a chance to conduct the orchestra this summer during the Summer Music Festival and sit on stage with the orchestra during our Swept Away Valentines concert on February 8, 2013, and our Fantastique concert on March 8, 2013.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Women’s Association of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Society, two individuals whose combined histories span a continuum of support that WANISS has provided to the orchestra for five decades were honored at the concert. Their service as individuals represents the time, treasure and talent of countless women who have served the Symphony for 50 years. Linda Eisenhauer was invited to become a member of the very first Board of Directors of WANISS when the board was formed in June 1965. Some of Linda’s notable activities include serving as President from 1972-74; May Wine Brunch founder, 1974; originator of the Northwest Indiana Symphony’s first season ticket drive, 1973; Geranium Sale founder, 1976; chairman of the Symphony’s 50th Anniversary Ball, 1991; and “Symphony Store” founder, 1990. In 1968, Linda was invited to join the Symphony Board of Directors and served in that capacity until 2006. As an employee of Girl Scouts of the Calumet Council, Tresa Radermacher joined WANISS in 2003 as part of her job to work with other powerful women in Northwest Indiana. In July 2008, Tresa was elected President of WANISS and served until June 2012. Tresa says, “Being a WANISS volunteer is fun! But, the best thing about being involved with WANISS is the teamwork of raising $100,000+ over my membership years and helping to sustain a women’s organization for 50 years.” A post concert dessert and champagne reception capped off the evening with guests meeting members of the orchestra and Maestro Muspratt. Special thanks to the Gala committee, board, WANISS and the Symphony and South Shore Arts staff for a truly wonderful evening and a great start to the season. Mark your calendars for next year’s Opening Concert and Gala on Friday, September 20, 2013.

Opening Concert Gala Sponsors PRESENTING SPONSOR – $20,000 Indiana University Northwest BRAVO SPONSOR – $10,000 Morrow Family Foundation ENCORE SPONSORS – $5,000 American Precision Services Post-Tribune Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza

CRESCENDO SPONSORS – $2,500 BMO Harris Community Healthcare System Geminus Prevention Services & Indiana’s Tobacco Quitline Majestic Star Casino Melissa & Ralph Neff NIPSCO Precision Control Systems, Inc. Fred Rendina

ALLEGRO SPONSORS – $1,600 ArcelorMittal Cindy & Gary Ault Linda A. Dickerson Carol & Joseph Fraley Jeanette N. & Henry Giragos, M.D. Maureen & Michael Luongo, M.D. McMahon & Associates CPAs MonoSol The Family of Patricia Wigsmoen

The Fab Four as interpreted by Classical Mystery Tour

Back row, David & Rona Lasser, Howard & Patti Cohen, Dick Holmberg, Gene Fort, Arnie Gough; seated, Bunny Furlin, Betsy MacLennan, Linda & Ron Eisenhauer, Roberta Gough

UNDERWRITERS Dessert and Champagne – Melissa & Ralph Neff Centerpieces and Signage – Joanne & Rick Svetanoff Invitations – Frankie & Tim Fesko Staff Table – Cindy & Gary Ault Orchestra Reception – Jill & Darrel Jones, Margo & Don Powers PATRONS Nicole & Dan Nita Margaret & Harry Smiddy

SILENT AUCTION & RAFFLE CONTRIBUTORS Albert’s Diamond Jewelers Sue & Andy Arnold Bon Femme Cabot Cheese Chicago Bulls Elizabeth Fashions El Taco Real Richard Evans Gamba Ristorante Hilda and Benito Gamba Gibsons

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Indiana University Northwest It’s Just Serendipity Chris Morrow Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza Sarkey’s Florist South Shore Arts Gift Shop Star Plaza Theatre Pamela & William Lowe Vanis Salon and Day Spa WANISS

Jim West, Melissa Neff, Michael Luongo, John Cain, Maureen Luongo

Back row, Lynn & Al Reichle, Pamela & IUN Chancellor William Lowe, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson; seated, Vikki Doyne, Sylvia Collins, Georgiann & Steve Pangere

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Jennifer & Scott Vidimos

Back row, Jackie & David Wickland, Frankie & Tim Fesko; seated, Janice & Randy Ryba, Bruce Yalowitz, Joe Williamson

Back row, Randy & Lynette Newell, Maestro Kirk Muspratt, Chris Morrow, Joe Morrow; seated, Sandy Morrow, Gale Crabtree, Kurt Olsen

David & Ann Mika, Karen Maravilla & Raymundo Garcia

South Shore Arts & Symphony Honored for Innovation The South Shore Arts and Symphony boards were recognized as new Team Members for 2012-13 at the 8th Annual Induction of the Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana on October 18 at Horseshoe Casino, Hammond. Over the past four years, the Symphony and South Shore Arts have collaborated together to develop an innovative management and business model to sustain the Symphony. Under the management structure, considered unique in the industry, South Shore Arts has operating control of the Symphony, allowing both organizations to share administrative, marketing and fundraising expenses, under the governance of the South Shore Arts board. This enabled the Symphony and South Shore Arts to flourish, with lead funding provided by Sandy & Joe Morrow, among others. Team members receiving certificates on behalf of the two boards were Symphony Board President Chris Morrow, South Shore Arts President Emeritus Liz Valavanis, Executive Director John Cain, Music Director Kirk Muspratt and Marketing and Development Director Tricia Hernandez. Orchestra Manager Philip Bauman stated in his award nomination, “In order to create efficiencies and economies that will sustain the region’s two oldest cultural icons, a management structure was created by the boards of South

Shore Arts and the Symphony in July, 2008. Operating under this combined system has created opportunities for both organizations to share administrative, marketing, and fundraising expenses. Since 2008, nearly $2 million has been raised to ensure the survival of the Northwest Indiana Symphony and to support South Shore Arts’ on-going management of it.” This recognition comes at a time when the Northwest Indiana Symphony is actually bucking the trend, when orchestras throughout the nation are experiencing losses in ticket sales year after year, especially season ticket subscriptions. This year, subscription sales for the Northwest Indiana Symphony are up by 22%! Whether or not this is the result of the innovative management structure implemented over the past four years, the fact remains that this exciting new model and the money raised to support it are responsible for keeping the Northwest Indiana Symphony alive. The sustainability of the model is self-evident. The Society of Innovators was established in 2005, when the Ivy Tech Northwest Gerald I. Lamkin Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center was created. The Society cultivates creativity and innovation as a growth strategy by discovering, encouraging, celebrating and honoring the region’s most innovative people.

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JANUARY 7 - MARCH 2, 2013* Classes are 8 weeks unless otherwise noted. *select workshops and camps held in December

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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, and a senior art workshop. South Shore Arts’ Crown Point location just north of the historic courthouse square offers drawing, painting, pottery, a senior art workshop, and Japanese art, among others.

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

9:00 – 12:00 pm 9:30 – 10:30 am 9:30 – 10:30 am 10:45 – 11:45 am 10:45 – 11:45 am 1:00 – 4:00 pm 4:30 – 5:30 pm 4:30 – 5:30 pm 4:30 – 5:30 pm 5:00 – 6:30 pm 5:30 – 7:00 pm 6:00 – 9:00 pm 6:30 – 8:30 pm 7:00 – 9:00 pm

ages ages ages ages ages

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

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

– – – – –

ages ages ages ages

6–8 8–10 11–15 16–adult

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

MONDAYS Music Together in Munster (no discounts) Children’s Intro to Painting Beginning Graphic Design (new students only) Calligraphy Intermed. B/W Photography w/Dark Room TUESDAYS Watercolor for Beginners Mommy & Me Mommy & Me Colors of the Rainbow Colors of the Rainbow Intermed./Advanced Watercolor Painting Creative Fingers Creative Fingers Basic Drawing for Kids (Step 1) Introduction to Cartooning Art Studio Adult Pottery Beginning Drawing for Adults Colored Pencil WEDNESDAYS Beginning Drawing for Adults Intro to Manga Oil Painting 35mm Photo Techniques Intro B/W Photo w/Dark Room THURSDAYS Drawing For Kids (Step 2) Drawing Art Studio Intermediate / Advanced Drawing FRIDAYS Intro to Digital Camera Techniques SATURDAYS Children’s Intermediate/Advanced Drawing Beginning Handbuilding Pottery Beginning Handbuilding Pottery Children’s Beginning Drawing Pottery Children’s Intermediate Drawing Introduction to Cartooning Advanced Cartooning & Superheroes CAMPS (no discounts) Worldwide New Year Celebration (W/TH/F) WORKSHOPS (no discounts) Bookbinding (Sat.) Artist Trading Cards (Sat.) Hand-Painted Springtime Vase (Sun.) Valentine (Sat.) Zen Tangles (Sat.) Girls Night Out - Paint With Your BFF (Fri.) Caterpillars & Butterflies (Sat.)



M389 M245 M394 M167 M124

$ 152 $ 95 $ 95 $ 115** $ 170*

Jan. 8 – Feb. 26 Jan. 8 – Jan. 29 Feb. 6 – Feb. 26 Jan. 8 – Jan. 29 Feb. 6 – Feb. 26 Jan. 8 – Feb. 26 Jan. 8 – Jan. 29 Feb. 6 – Feb. 26 Jan. 8 – Feb. 26 Jan. 8 – Feb. 26 Jan. 8 – Feb. 26 Jan. 8 – Feb. 26 Jan. 8 – Feb. 26 Jan. 8 – Feb. 26

M399 M104 M104a M183a M183b M130 M196a M196b M179 M113a M295 M136 M127 M334

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

155 45 45 45 45 155 45 45 75 95 95 175 115 115

pm pm pm pm pm

Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan.

9 9 9 9 9

Feb. 27 Feb. 27 Feb. 27 Jan. 23 Feb. 27

M127a M353 M134 M126 M122

$ $ $ $ $

115 115 155 80 170*

– 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan.

10 10 10 10

– – – –

M179b M344 M296 M164

$ 75 $ 75 $ 95 $ 115

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

7 7 7 7 7

– – – – –

– – – – –

Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb.

25 25 25 25 25

Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb.

28 28 28 28

ages 16–adult

7:00 – 8:30 pm

Jan. 11 – Feb. 15



ages ages ages ages ages ages ages ages

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

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

M112 M101b M101 M146 M119 M146a M113 M114

$ 95 $ 110 $ 110 $ 95 $ 110 $ 95 $ 95 $ 95

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

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

12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

– – – – – – – –

March March March March March March March March

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2


ages 10–15

9:00 – 12:00 pm

January 2, 3 & 4




ages ages ages ages ages ages ages

9:30 – 9:15 – 11:00 – 9:15 – 3:00 – 6:00 – 12:15 –

January 19 January 26 February 3 February 9 February 16 February 22 February 23

M385 M400 M397 M379 M398 M396 M401

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

60 15 50 12 25 50 15

*add $20 lab fee **$13 additional to be paid directly to teacher

15 and up 7–11 16–adult 5–9 16–adult 16–adult 5–8

3:30 pm 10:45 am 4:00 pm 10:45 am 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 1:15 pm

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 Children’s Intro to Painting 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 Little Travelers Passport to Art (with caregiver) SUNDAYS Intro to Digital Camera Techniques CAMPS (no discounts) Winter Fun (W/TH/F) WORKSHOPS (no discounts) Santa’s Village (Sat.) Polar Express (Sat.) Tour of the World-Passport to France (Fri.) Zen Tangles (Fri.) Artist Trading Cards (Sat.) Girls Night Out - Paint With Your BFF (Fri.) Tour of the World-Passport to China (Fri.) Bookbinding (Sat.) Valentine Workshop for Adults (Sat.) Valentine Workshop for Kids (Sun.) Hand-Painted Springtime Vase (Sun.) Caterpillars & Butterflies (Sat.)

HAMMOND MONDAYS Creative Fingers Creative Fingers TUESDAYS Advanced Manga Intro to Manga Adobe Photoshop I WEDNESDAYS Mommy & Me Mommy & Me Colors of the Rainbow Colors of the Rainbow Adobe Photoshop II 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 12–adult ages 12–adult ages 12–adult

4:00 5:00 7:00

– 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Jan. 7 – Feb. 25 Jan. 7 – Feb. 25 Jan. 7 – Feb. 25

CP324 CP312 CP323

$ 75 $ 115 $ 75

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

Jan. 8 – Feb. 26 Jan. 8 – Jan. 29 Feb. 5 – Feb. 26 Jan. 8 – Feb. 26 Jan. 8 – Feb. 26

CP111 CP149a CP149b CP117 CP112

$ 140 $ 45 $ 45 $ 155 $ 175

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

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

CP183a CP183b CP139a CP138 CP139b

$ 45 $ 45 $ 110 $ 95 $ 110

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

Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan.

CP133 CP133a CP308 CP164 CP219

$ $ $ $ $

80 80 75 95 95

10 10 10 10 10

– – – – –

Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb.

28 28 28 28 28

ages 2–4

10:00 – 11:00 am

Jan. 11 – Feb. 1




ages 16–adult


– 3:00 pm

Jan. 13 – Feb. 17




ages 5–9


– 12:00 pm

January 2, 3 & 4




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

10:30 10:30 3:30 6:00 10:15 6:00 3:30 9:30 7:00 3:00 11:00 10:15

– – – – – – – – – – – –

December 15 December 22 January 11 January 11 January 12 January 18 February 1 February 2 February 9 February 10 February 24 March 2

CP341 CP342 CP347a CP346 CP348 CP335 CP347b CP336 CP343 CP212 CP345 CP349

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

15 15 15 25 15 50 15 60 20 12 50 15

5–12 5–9 5–9 16–adult 7–11 16–adult 5–9 15 and up 21 and up 5–12 16–adult 5–8

12:00 pm 12:00 pm 5:30 pm 9:00 pm 11:45 am 9:00 pm 5:30 pm 3:30 pm 9:00 pm 4:00 pm 4:00 pm 11:15 am






ages 5–6 ages 5–6

4:30 4:30

– 5:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Jan. 7 – Jan. 28 Feb. 4 – Feb. 25

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

Jan. 8 – Feb. 26 Jan. 8 – Feb. 26 Jan. 8 – Feb. 26

H212 H213 H129

$ 75 $ 115 $ 115

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

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

H102a H102b H159 H159a H176

$ 45 $ 45 $ 45 $ 45 $ 115

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

Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan.

H182 H121 H217 H207

$ 115 $ 80 $ 75 $ 95

H172 H109a

$ 170 $ 170

ages 14–adult ages 14–adult

9:00 – 12:00 pm 12:30 – 3:30 pm

10 10 10 10

– – – –

Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb.

28 28 28 28

Jan. 12 – Feb. 23 Jan. 12 – Feb. 23

*DISCOUNT FOR HAMMOND RESIDENTS Through special funding from the City of Hammond, Hammond residents taking classes at Substation No. 9, South Shore Arts branch location in downtown Hammond, pay only half price! This discount is not applicable on workshops or at other South Shore Arts locations or in conjunction with other discounts. Proof of residency is required upon registration.

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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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