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Jim Siergey to appear at Makers Market at South Shore Arts on November 4

MUNSTER, Ind. (November 1, 2023) – Among the local artists featured at the third annual Makers Market at South Short Arts on November 4 will be Jim Siergey, local cartoonist, illustrator, and artist.

Artist and cartoonist Jim Siergey received an honorable mention at an exhibit at the Art Barn in Valparaiso, Indiana in May. (Photo: Carrie Steinweg)

Siergey is the monthly cartoonist for The Lansing Journal, which publishes his self-named “nartoons” on the first of each month.

In an article about an award earned by Siergey in May, Journal writer Carrie Steinweg wrote the following: “What is a ‘nartoon’? According to Siergey, ‘If it’s art, it’s art. If it’s nart, it’s nart.’ It’s a genre of his own. It’s often, but not always black and white. It sometimes has a nostalgic, throwback vibe. It sometimes has little hints or hidden symbols. There’s humor. There’s irony. Sometimes his works make you laugh. Sometimes they make you think. Sometimes they make you smile as you reminisce the past.”

Siergey will be among many artists whose work will be for sale in the main gallery at South Shore Arts on Saturday, November 4. The event runs from 1 – 3 p.m.

An online description for the event says, “Meet and greet local artists! Shop artwork, handmade jewelry, unique decor, one-of-a-kind gifts and more!”

While the Makers Market is going on, shoppers are also invited to explore the 80th annual Salon Show, which features 60 pieces submitted by artists. The 60 were chosen about of over 400 submissions.

For more information about the event, call 219-836-7418. South Shore Arts is located at 1040 Ridge Road in Munster, Indiana.


Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.