The lakeshore is inspirational for Depot Friday artists

PUBLISHED IN THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE MAY 21, 2015

Depot Fridays will be featuring artists the second Friday of every month throughout the summer, such as Sunset Different Shores — Archival Computer Print by Bob Stanley. (Beverly Shores Museum and Art Gallery, Handout)
Depot Fridays will be featuring artists the second Friday of every month throughout the summer, such as Sunset Different Shores — Archival Computer Print by Bob Stanley. (Beverly Shores Museum and Art Gallery, Handout)

The Beverly Shores Museum and Art Gallery will be hosting their Depot Fridays reception every second Friday from 5-7 p.m. May 22 through Aug. 23.

Caryn Brown, board member of the Beverly Shores Museum and Art Gallery, said, “(I’m) really excited about introducing contemporary artists to the community. For the artists exhibiting, it gives them a chance to gather and discuss local art and history.”

The natural beauty of Lake Michigan attracts a lot of artists to the northwest Indiana lakeshore community. From this comes a large artistic culture and blossoms into ideas like the Beverly Shores Museum and Art Gallery exhibits like Depot Fridays. For the June 12 reception, all of the art will be centered on sunsets with works using photography, textiles and glass artistry.

“It’s exciting to see how artists take a topic and put it into their medium as well as interpret the topic into their medium,” Brown said. “We chose the sunset theme for June because at the time of the show, we’ll be one week away from the summer solstice. Being a beach community, watching the sunset is an important community and social event.”
Brown said that the Beverly Shores Museum and Art Gallery puts on events like Depot Fridays, “To invite the community in to share local dunes history and to highlight regional artists every month.”

“It’s a fun evening. Since we’re in the train station we can even catch people on the way home from work,” said Brown.

Depot Fridays receptions are also free of charge.

Beth Casey is a freelance writer.

Depot Friday receptions at Beverly Shores Historical Museum

When: May 22-Aug 23

Where: 525 Broadway, Beverly Shores

Admission: Free

Information: 219-878-1517

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