Date(s) - 10/21/2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The 11th annual Greening of the Arts Reception and Show will feature 10 mostly local artists when it opens at noon Friday, October 21 at the Bernard Gallery, Calumet College of St. Joseph (CCSJ), 2400 New York Avenue, Whiting.
Sponsored by the Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative (AWLI) and CCSJ, the show will continue through December 10.
As in the past, Greening of the Arts show will feature artists who use recycled products or who focus on nature and the environment. Works will include paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs.
This year’s featured artists include Marsha Browne of Chesterton, sculpture; Tamara Browne of Washington D.C., photography; Betty Delinck of Hammond, painting; Mary Ann Gradisher of Hammond, painting and collage; Pat Hansen of South Holland, painting; Jennifer Manne of Crown Point; Eugene Mitchell of Park Forest; Rebecca Moss of Oak Lawn, photography; Robert ‘Piro” Ramirez of Chicago; abstract drawings; Maria Villarreal of Chicago, mask-making and papier-mache; and Roman Villarreal of Chicago, sculpture.
Participating in the student competition will be entries from Discovery Charter School of Porter, and CCSJ.
The art show will open at noon. Scheduled at 1 p.m. is an artists’ forum. with opening remarks by Professor Walter Skiba of CCSJ.
A wine and cheese reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with live entertainment by Mary Kuzniar.
The program begins at 6 p.m. with acknowledgment of volunteers and donors in 2016.
Artist Marsha Browne of Chesterton will speak at 7 p.m. on the Nexus of Art and Nature.
A tour of local art galleries will be held one week prior, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, October 15 at CCSJ’s Bernard Gallery.
More information is available by calling AWLI at 219 933-7149 or 312 220-0120.