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Animal House Exhibit takes over South Shore Arts

Information provided by South Shore Arts

MUNSTER, Ind. (June 18, 2023) – South Shore Arts is currently presenting “Animal House” at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, located at 1040 Ridge Road in Munster, IN. The exhibit runs through August 12, 2023.

Curated by Linda Dorman and Tom Torluemke, Animal House is a group exhibition of work by artists who examine various facets of the animal world. The exhibition aims to inspire interest and illuminate details of the artist’s experience with animals as subject matter and raise awareness of the effects of man’s impact on the natural world.

A free public reception will take place Thursday, June 22, from 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Animal-related art is now on display at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, from a variety of artists. (Photo provided)

The exhibiting artists include:

  • Jason Brammer
  • Jno Cook
  • Laura Cutler
  • Sue Frame & Joe Josway
  • Victoria Fuller
  • Vin and Hazel Hannell
  • Brandon Johnson
  • John Kimmich-Javier
  • Konrad Juestel
  • Michel Keck
  • Kristina Knowski
  • Stephen Marc
  • Nathan Mason
  • Jeroen Nelemans
  • Billy Pozzo
  • Jewlya Sturtevant
  • James Sutton
  • Tom Torluemke
  • Ani Tung
  • and a Pet Portrait Wall featuring pet portraits by area artists.

“Animals bring joy to our lives as companions and members of our families living in our homes. Many live so we can eat. Even still today, animals work alongside us, doing the heavy lifting. The more we learn about animals, the more we learn about ourselves,” said the curator’s statement.

The statement continues, “All animals keep the balance of things. Extinction sets off a chain reaction that upsets that balance causing weakness and death to other living things. As living creatures, we are all together in a co-dependent world ecosystem. We must do more than love our pets and eat and admire the rest from afar; as stewards of the earth, we have the responsibility to make sure the world is in the condition to support life, all life.”

The public is invited to a series of free, related programming throughout the exhibition:

  • Art in Focus curator’s talk with Dorman + Torluemke
    • Monday, June 26, 10 a.m.
  • Animal Stories artists, photographers, poets, and storytellers from the community share their experiences with animals.
    • Thursday, July 13, 7 p.m. in the gallery
  • Guided Tour: Several exhibiting artists will discuss their works
    • Thursday, August 3, 2023, at 7 p.m.

For more information about the exhibit, please contact Bridget Covert, [email protected].

The Center for Visual and Performing Arts is located at 1040 Ridge Road in Munster, IN.

South Shore Arts
South Shore Arts
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.