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Valparaiso Creative Council to Feature 3 Artists In March Opening Reception

Valparaiso Creative Council, in partnership with Roots Cafe and Lower Lincoln, would like to invite you to “Art + Innovation”, an artist reception celebrating three featured artists currently on display at both locations in downtown Valparaiso from January 26 – April 12. Save the date for our celebratory reception with artists and the community. The event, Art + Innovation, will be held at Starting at Roots Cafe located at 108 Lincolnway at 4:30 – 6:30p on Thursday, March 14th. 

sandpiper woodworking larry brechner maria overlay artistsThree Artists Shown Above – Maria Overlay on the left, Mary Rooney in the Center and Larry A. Brechner on the fight.

The collaborative mission of VCC, Roots Cafe, and Lower Lincoln is to create welcoming environments where artists and innovators energetically collide in celebration of local ART! FOOD! COMMUNITY! and an inspirational EXCHANGE of IDEAS!

Three artists have been selected to be featured. 

Larry Brechner (Facebook Link) has been active as a fine art photographer for 40 years and is exhibited all across Northwest Indiana and provides regional updates through Arts on the Air.  Follow him @NewPerspectivesPhoto

Maria Overlay (Facebook Link) is a multi-passionate creative who has learned many artistic techniques, but her love for painting with watercolor, acrylic, and oil took front-stage in her heart. Follow her @mariaoverlay_art

Mary Rooney (Facebook Link) has a love for intarsia, a form of woodworking, and explored this unique artform after retiring as a secretary.  She also enjoys pyrography and woodturning.  Follow her @SandpiperWoodworking.

valparaiso creative council boardValparaiso Creative Council Board shown Above

This artist exhibit will be on display January 26 – April 12, 2024 at both locations and all artwork is available for purchase. You can click on each artist’s name above to view featured posts with images of available works listed in the comments.

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This event will kick-off at Roots Organic Cafe with a meet and greet of artists, bites to eat, musical performance by Andre Detti, and an infusion of originality that only creators can get away with. Attendees will then venture to Lower Lincoln where creativity will take center stage! One of the featured artists’, Maria Overlay, will paint live for attendees, champagne will be poured, community members will mingle, and a surprise guest speaker will turn on the LIGHT of innovation.  Join us in this inventive networking event where ART takes the floor, grabs the mic, and gets down to business in Valpo.

“When you merge innovative ideas with creative talent you get nothing less than pure synergistic expression on display. That is what we collectively hope to achieve by exhibits such as this where the Arts can be seen, enjoyed, and heard. Get ready for a year of MORE with VCC.”  – Jessica Corral, Executive Director of Valparaiso Creative Council.

You can learn more about Valparaiso Creative Council at www.valpocreates.org  or follow us @valpocreates on Facebook and Instagram

 

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.