New exhibitions will be featured at Lubeznik reception July 7

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Join Lubeznik Center for the Arts on July 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. as it hosts the Opening Reception for “Home,” “Patty Caroll: Anonymous Women,” and “Natural Appreciation: Dunes, Waters, Forests of Michiana.” Peruse the exhibitions and meet the artists. Admission is free and there will be light bites and a cash bar.  

“Home,” on display through Oct. 14, is a national-juried exhibition that explores the concept of home in all media. Sixteen artists were selected to exhibit work that investigates a variety of interpretations of the theme, such as shelter, family, immigration, homelessness, nostalgia, and architecture. The jurors for “Home,” Emanuel Aguilar and Julia Fischbach, co-founded PATRON Gallery, a contemporary art gallery with a focus on emerging artists and conceptual practice.

Among “Home” exhibiting artists from across the nation is Amanda Hutchins of Cedar Lake, IN.

Also exhibiting through Oct. 14 is photographer Patty Carroll’s series, “Anonymous Women,” about becoming the dwelling itself; experiencing the double edge of domesticity. Carroll’s photographs are known for their use of highly intense, saturated color. This project consists of a 3-part series of studio installations made for the camera, addressing women and their complicated relationships with domesticity. By camouflaging the figure in drapery and/or domestic objects, Carroll creates a dark and humorous game of hide-and-seek between her viewers and the Anonymous Woman.

The Area Artists’ Association Gallery will feature “Natural Appreciation: Dunes, Waters, Forests of Michiana,” a group of plein-air drawings by Linda Weigel, from July 1 through Aug. 6. The drawings are inspired by excursions to Beverly Shores, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Galien River and Fernwood Gardens. Her work reflects a concern for environmental conservation and protection of the area’s unique biodiversity. Weigel is a retired art educator and chair for the Fine Arts Department of La Lumiere School and an active member of the regional arts community.

On the second Saturday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m., Lubeznik offers curator-led Gallery Talks to discuss the works behind the exhibitions. On July 8, LCA Exhibitions Curator CarolAnn Brown will provide an overview of the exhibition “Home.” Exhibiting artist Doreen Maloney will discuss her installation “Lanternhouse: No Place Like Home” and her process.

Lubeznik Center for the Arts is located at 101 W. 2nd St. near the lakefront in Michigan City. Weekday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekend hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.lubeznikcenter.org or call 219.874.4900.

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