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Up Front Art Walk

Date(s): 5/9/2014, 5/10/2014, 5/11/2014, 5/12/2014, 5/13/2014, 5/14/2014, 5/15/2014, 5/16/2014, 5/17/2014, 5/18/2014

May 9-18

Downtown Dowagiac
This juried art show is displayed 24/7 in downtown Dowagiac merchant windows on and adjacent to Front Street. Original works from southwest Michigan and northern Indiana area artists are featured and vie for cash awards and gallery a show hosted by the Dogwood Fine Arts Festival. Be a part of the public vote…walk historical downtown Dowagiac and experience art up front! Ballot guide available at Festival office as well as host businesses.
24/7 Downtown Dowagiac Self-guided Walking Tour. Free
Bobbie Jo Hartline

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Lenten Art Project Exhibit

Date(s): 4/26/2014

Saturday April 26, 2:00-5:00 PM

715 Wayne Street, South Bend
The exhibit is the culmination of a 6-week Lenten Art Project in which 16 regional artists have read and reflected on Lenten scriptures and concepts. Each artist has produced at least one artistic representation of his or her interpretation of Lenten themes. These final projects will be on display for the exhibit. Media include pottery, glasswork, painting, photography, beadwork, mixed media, fiber, quilting, and more. Some items will also be for sale.
Rev. Dr. Carolyne Call, (574) 273-4256.

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Bizarre Coterie (Dark Art Event)

Date(s): 5/24/2014

May 24th 6PM-11PM

South Bend Indiana
Tickets: $3.00 per person (18+ only).
This will be the second serving of the strangest event in Michiana, And it is our goal to show you something even stranger this time.
Featuring dozens of Visual Art Exhibits, Stage Performances, Burlesque, Rocky Horror Shadow Cast, Fire Shows, Drag, Odd Cinema, and much more.
All ticket sales will be donated to The Music Village (www.themusicvillage.org)

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Walk-n-Wander Warsaw, The Art of Seward Johnson

Date(s): 6/6/2014, 6/13/2014, 6/20/2014, 6/27/2014, 7/4/2014, 7/11/2014, 7/18/2014, 7/25/2014, 8/1/2014, 8/8/2014, 8/15/2014, 8/22/2014, 8/29/2014, 9/5/2014, 9/12/2014, 9/19/2014, 9/26/2014

June 6 through September 28, 2014 (Outdoor Exhibit open 24/7)

Downtown Warsaw, IN
Discover 16 life-size bronze sculptures by world-renowned American Sculptor Seward Johnson. Visit this free outdoor exhibit within walking distance of Warsaw's Courthouse Square. This is Johnson's only exhibit in the Midwest this summer. Download a brochure with map at www.warsaw.in.gov, or call 800-800-6090.
Michelle Bormet, 574-372-9595

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Conversations: Michiko Itatani and Jake Webster: Passages

Date(s): 3/22/2014, 3/23/2014, 3/26/2014, 3/27/2014, 3/28/2014, 3/29/2014, 3/30/2014, 4/2/2014, 4/3/2014, 4/4/2014, 4/5/2014, 4/6/2014, 4/9/2014, 4/10/2014, 4/11/2014, 4/12/2014, 4/13/2014, 4/16/2014, 4/17/2014, 4/18/2014, 4/19/2014, 4/20/2014, 4/23/2014, 4/24/2014, 4/25/2014, 4/26/2014, 4/27/2014, 4/30/2014, 5/1/2014, 5/2/2014, 5/3/2014, 5/4/2014, 5/7/2014, 5/8/2014, 5/9/2014, 5/10/2014, 5/11/2014, 5/14/2014, 5/15/2014, 5/16/2014, 5/17/2014, 5/18/2014, 5/21/2014, 5/22/2014, 5/23/2014, 5/24/2014, 5/25/2014, 5/28/2014, 5/29/2014, 5/30/2014, 5/31/2014, 6/1/2014, 6/4/2014, 6/5/2014, 6/6/2014, 6/7/2014, 6/8/2014

March 22–June 8, 2014, Noon - 5:00 pm, Wednesdays through Sundays

South Bend
This 2-person exhibition features the large-scale paintings of Chicago-based Michiko Itatani alongside the sculptures, drawings and paintings of local artist Jake Webster, inviting viewers on a journey through cosmic spaces and simultaneous realities.
Peg Luecke, 574-235-91012, info@southbendart.org

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Fine Arts Showcase


McKinley Primary Center
Showcasing the artistic talents of McKinley students. The Showcase features artwork from 1st thru 4th grade, music from the honor choir as well as some theatre performances. There is no cost for this event.
Heather Ducharme

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Krasl Art Center’s Fall Class Lineup Released

Beginning Monday: 10AM - 4PM

Krasl Art Center 707 Lake Boulevard St. Joseph, Michigan

Fall classes for both adults and children will begin on September 29 at the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, Michigan.

The Krasl is widely known for its extensive adult class list in jewelry. This fall you will see classes in metal clay, silversmithing, basic jewelry, beach glass, earrings, and an interesting new class called Knitting with Wire where participants learn the ancient Viking method of knitting strands of wire to form beautiful supple necklaces, bracelets and anklets.

Ceramics always plays a big role in Krasl classes because of the extensive ceramics studio at the Center with several kilns to fire class work. This fall is no exception with classes in Raku, sculptural ceramics, and basic skills, not to mention a new Wednesday evening class.

The Krasl also offers a class every Tuesday year-round for home school students. This fall it is Ceramic Overview for ages 4-12, where students will look at ceramics around the world while learning fundamental skills. Family workshops are a popular activity and the Krasl offers several, including Family Art Studio, and Family Woodworking.

The old favorites are still available at the Krasl. Classes for ages 4-7, and ages 8-14, where basic skills are learned as well as more advanced techniques are available in drawing, oil painting, acrylic, watercolor, textile painting, sculpture, and even cartooning. And brand new for this year is our Teen Intensives for ages 12-17. Ceramics, drawing studio, and textile painting are taught Tuesdays or Wednesdays after school.

Glass classes are still hot, and the Krasl offers glass bead making and glass fusing workshops as well as mosaics. And for those whose kids on a tighter Holiday budget than they are, the Krasl offers Giftmaking Galore, where kids can make gifts and cards for all occasions.

The Krasl offers scholarships for those who qualify; information about classes, fees, as well as scholarships is available at (269) 983-0271.
Or click here to download a fall class brochure

The Krasl Art Center is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization owned and operated by the St. Joseph Art Association, Inc. In operation since 1980, the Krasl Art Center boasts a membership of over 1200, a 17,500 square foot, three-story building located in downtown St. Joseph, Michigan overlooking Lake Michigan.

KAC has three public galleries, five studios, a library / lecture room, a black and white wet darkroom, a gift shop, and a permanent collection of some 37 works of sculpture. With a mission to bring people and art together, KAC offers thoughtful exhibitions, engaging classes, outreach opportunities, and cultural exploration.

The Krasl Art Center's hours are:

Sunday 1PM - 4PM
Monday10AM - 4PM
Tuesday10AM - 4PM
Wednesday10AM - 4PM
Thursday10AM - 9PM
Friday10AM - 4PM
Saturday10AM - 4PM
For more information, please contact the Krasl Art Center at 269-983-0271, Or click here to visit the Krasl Art Center online

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Senior Day at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts


Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Participants will enjoy a talk by Mike Spezia, executive director of the Gilmore Car Museum, followed by a docent-led tour of the KIA exhibition The Car as Art.
The exhibition features 16 timeless, priceless automobiles – from an early coach-built Columbia to the iconic Ferrari Berlinetta – that tell the story of the art of automotive design. Supplementing the exhibition is a collection of rare hood ornaments, as well as paintings from the collection of automotive illustrator (and Portage resident) Ross Cousins.
Refreshments will be provided. Senior Day at the KIA is open to all area seniors. There is no charge for this event, but space is limited and registration is required (the deadline to register is Monday, March 5). Please contact the KIA at (269) 349-7775 to register or find out more.
Senior Day at the KIA is sponsored by Friendship Village.
Please contact the KIA at (269) 349-7775 to register or find out more.

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