Events

MEETINGS

NIPS Membership Meeting  | February 29, 2020
Crossroads Gallery| Notre Dame Center for Civic Innovation

With the conclusion of the exhibition at the Crossroads Gallery, noted artist and retired IU South Bend art faculty member Alan Larkin provided comments and critique of the art in the exhibit. Alan shared insights on what makes for a successful composition and offered advice on ways to improve design, based on his many years of teaching drawing and design. He referenced the book written by his late father, Eugene Larkin, also a noted artist and instructor, as a good reference source for artists seeking to improve their skill. Copies of the book, Design, The Search for Unity , is available through Amazon here.

Alan will also be teaching a workshop that distills these principles in Nashville, Indiana March 27–30, 2020. For more information, click here.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

Upcoming Exhibitions

Buchanan Art Center | Buchanan, Michigan
Showcase Gallery   

May 20 to June 27, 2020
Deliver: May 17 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Reception: May 31 | 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Releasing: June 28 | 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Colfax Cultural Center | South Bend, Indiana 
Sept. 11 to Oct. 23, 2020. All three galleries.

Kroc Center | South Bend, Indiana 
March – May 2021

Moon Tree Studios | Donaldson, Indiana 
May 8 – June 20, 2021
Set up: May 4–7  | Reception: May 15, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Take down: June 21

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RECENT EXHIBITIONS

Northern Indiana Pastel Society Members’ Show
January 24 – February 27, 2020

Crossroads Gallery
Notre Dame Center for Civic Innovation
1045 W. Washington St.  South Bend, IN 46601

Detail, at left, of soft pastel by NIPS member James Cooke. 35 pastels by 23 regional artists, members of Northern Indiana Pastel Society were exhibited.

The Opening Reception on January 24 was well attended. Awards were presented to four artists: James F. Cooke, Corrine Hull (unable to attend), Peg Luecke, and Paul Wieber. Brandi Bowman, Assistant Curator of the South Bend Museum of Art served as juror.

On Saturday, Feb. 29, 1 – 5:00 p.m., noted artist and retired IU South Bend art faculty member Alan Larkin provided comments and critique of the art in the exhibit.

 

James F. Cooke, So Cold It Crackles; Peg Luecke, Winter Thaw, Poppy Road; Paul Wieber, Autumn Things

 

Northern Indiana Pastel Society Members’ Exhibit
Heartland Artists Gallery | Plymouth, Indiana
July 23 to Aug. 24, 2019

 

32 works by 20 artists are on view. Judge’s Awards were presented at the reception on Sunday, August 4 to four artists: from left, Paul Wieber, Red, White and Blue;  Tim Swagerle, Summer Morning;  Mary Firtl, Café Confidential; and Avon Waters, Maples at Dusk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faces and Places: Northern Indiana Pastel Society Members’ Show
Salvation Army Kroc Community Center
900 W Western Avenue
South Bend, Indiana 46601

March 15-May 18, 2019

Prizes were selected by Assistant Prof. Angelo Martinez, art dept. chair, Holy Cross College.

The following artists received Judge’s Awards:

Rosie Mireles, View From a Train

Greg Lorch, Beach Tranquility

Larry Huemmer, Woodland Vista

Tim Swagerle, Eel River Morning

Diann Nelson, Hannah

 

Tami McNally, Sunset on the Pond

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Below is a sampling of some of the 47 pastels on exhibit.

Marie Arch, Violets for Mom

 

Avon Waters, Ole Miss

Sue Coultas, Gracie

Denise Kuehner, St. Joe River Bend

Lylanne Musselman, Arizona’a Black Cardinal with a Red Eye

Tami McNally, Aubrey’s Flowers

Catherine McCormick, Cottage

Jude Phillips, Robin’s Rite of Spring

Peg Luecke, Junie

 

 

 

 

 

Barb Gentner Stephenson, Hard Luck Plays The Blues

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