Opening Reception of New Exhibits during First Friday Art Walk

By: Lubeznik Center for the Arts Last Updated: February 26, 2014

What-is-Left-UnspokenLubeznik Center for the Arts will hold an opening reception for its new exhibits What is Left Unspoken, conceptual mixed media works by artists Doug Fogelson and Barbara Hashimoto (Hyndman Gallery); and, Embroidered Archetypes by local artist Laurel Izard (Brincka-Cross and Northview second floor galleries). The opening reception will feature the LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra Children's Choir directed by Matt Nelson. The choir consists of 2nd - 5th graders who will perform selections from classical to pop. Refreshments will be served.

What Is Left Unspoken artists Fogelson and Hashimoto create new visual dialogues in this 2D & 3D exhibition; Fogelson states that his photographs emerge from "an ongoing investigation about the human relationship with nature via physical, visual, and symbolic means". Hashimoto's work, a 10-year experiment spurred from one year of collected junk mail continues to evolve in this latest installment of Junk Mail Experiment. The result of both their works are often unrecognizable from its original source, seducing the viewer to get closer. Both artists' works lead the viewer to ruminate on ritual, dissection, celebration & reclamation.

Embroidered Archetypes: The Major Arcana by Laurel Izard is an exhibition of twenty-two embroidered images depicting the symbols of the tarot. Each panel is small, highly detailed, and uses embroidered colors to create dramatic textures and color combinations. The major arcana is considered to embody the archetypes of the human journey from birth to maturity, and describes the soul's trials and tribulations as we strive for wholeness.

Lubeznik Center for the Arts is located at 101 W. 2nd St., at the lakefront in Michigan City, IN. Several galleries and the Gallery Shop are currently closed, but will resume normal hours Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 4:00pm on March 8. For more information please visit www.lubeznikcenter.org or call 219-874-4900. All times are based on Central Daylight Savings time.