Southern Shore show features local artists

PUBLISHED IN THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE JULY 1, 2015

“You Have the Pleasure” by Ed Levitin will be part of the Summer of Art show at the Southern Shore Art Association. (Southern Shore Art Association, handout)
“You Have the Pleasure” by Ed Levitin will be part of the Summer of Art show at the Southern Shore Art Association. (Southern Shore Art Association, handout)Southern Shore Art Association Gallery will be exhibiting its 7th annual showcase of local artists in “Summer of Art” from Friday-Aug. 2.

The Southern Shore Art Association Gallery will be exhibiting its 7th annual showcase of local artists in “Summer of Art” from Friday-Aug. 2.

“Summer of Art” is an opportunity for all art lovers to see and celebrate local artists.

“I’m excited to see the show. Making aesthetic decisions of how things will go and giving them the best advantage,” said Kei Constantinov, show chair, curator and exhibiting artist.

There will be many different mediums displayed in the “Summer of Art” show.
“There is now a wide range of work on display,” Constantinov said, “from marionette, to fractal art, to glass work, to traditional oil paintings.”

The Southern Shore Art Association Gallery is a nonprofit organization that works to provide opportunities for seasoned and emerging artists to exhibit and sell their art, and provides classes in art education and other art-centric programming.

The Southern Shore Art Association Gallery provides a space for artists. Constantinov believes that non-artists can also benefit from the show.

“It gives the community an opportunity, in an area that has been culturally deprived, to get to know people,” he said. “They can come out, engage, and see that there are possibilities. It’s an improvement on what was there before.”

Check out the show at the Southern Shore Art Association Gallery in the Uptown Arts District of Michigan City. A reception will take place from 5-8 p.m. Friday, but the gallery will be exhibiting the “Summer of Art” works all month and are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12-5 p.m.
Beth Casey is a freelance writer for the Post-Tribune.

Summer of Art

When: Friday-Aug. 2

Where: Southern Shore Art Association, 724 Franklin Street, Michigan City

Details: 219-879-4980 or http://www.southernshoreartassociation.com

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