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.
Buchanan Art Center | Buchanan, Michigan
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
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.
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.
Prizes were selected by Assistant Prof. Angelo Martinez, art dept. chair, Holy Cross College.
The following artists received Judge’s Awards:
Below is a sampling of some of the 47 pastels on exhibit.