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April ‘Art in Focus’ programs announced at South Shore Arts

Information provided by South Shore Arts

MUNSTER, Ind. (March 28, 2021) – The South Shore Arts Art in Focus program, founded in 1996 by retired Hammond educator Rita M. Ray, meets twice monthly as part of an on-going series of free arts presentations that provide insights into the work of artists and the multitude of artistic forms that they express.

These presentations are being hosted in a virtual format that allows South Shore Arts to bring artists directly to the audience in the comfort of their own homes, gaining access to artistic experiences that might otherwise be out of reach. This year, each session is taking place virtually, with live interaction between the presenter and audience. Each session is hosted by South Shore Arts Deputy Director Micah Bornstein. Thursday evening sessions at 7 p.m. are live events with the opportunity to engage directly with the presenting artist. Each presentation is then rebroadcast on the South Shore Arts website the following Monday. Links to participate are posted on the website.

April 8 – Guest lecture and conversation with Micah Bornstein & Lou Joseph

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COLOSSUS by Micah Bornstein and Lou Joseph (Provided)

7 – 8 pm on Zoom Webinar and YouTube Live

“COLOSSUS”: Please join us for a presentation from Micah Bornstein, Deputy Director of South Shore Arts. Micah will discuss COLOSSUS, a collaborative art project between he and artist Lou Joseph. Micah and Lou have managed to maintain their COLOSSUS collaboration via USPS Priority Mail for fourteen years. Lou Joseph is a Visual Arts Specialist with the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and the Director of ICA Baltimore.

April 22 – Guest lecture and conversation with Marcia Carson

7 – 8 pm on Zoom Webinar and YouTube Live

“You Don’t Have to Love It”: Many people today can understand and appreciate Impressionism, but that wasn’t always the case. Art educator Marcia Carson will conduct a close examination of several notable artworks with the goal of highlighting the historical significance of each piece. The focus will be on understanding and enjoying art, whether you love it or not!

Participating for free

Art in Focus is open to the public and, thanks to generous support from Community Healthcare System, it is always free. For more information about the program, including presentation dates, times, topics, and links for participation, visit, or contact Director of Education, Summer Scharringhausen, at [email protected].

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South Shore Arts, housed in Munster, Indiana's, Center for Visual and Performing Arts, serves the south shore of Lake Michigan with classes for all ages, youth outreach, galleries, and gift shops. Their mission is to transform the South Shore through the arts, and their vision is a progressive region that employs the arts to transform lives and strengthen communities.
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