Lubeznik hosts jazz musician, new exhibits

Michigan City's Lubeznik Center for the Arts will host a jazz musician this First Friday.

On the First Friday of every month, the Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City opens its doors in the evening so visitors can check out the art while sipping cocktails and enjoying live music. 

This Friday, classical jazz and soul guitarist Peter Aglinskas will perform at the art gallery at 101 W. Second St. No. 100 near the lakefront in downtown Michigan City.

"Recipient of the Chicago Cultural Department's Artists International Award, Peter Aglinskas infuses his music with elements from the contemporary worlds of jazz, soul and rock, with technique firmly rooted in the classical music tradition," the Lubeznik Center said in a news release. "Enjoy Peter's sultry solo guitar stylings while you peruse the galleries."

WIMS AM 1420 "The Talk of the South Shore" and WHFB AM 1060 "Southwest Michigan's Great Radio" are sponsoring the concert, which is free with a cash car.

Visitors can check out artist Edwin P. Shelton's Spirit Portraits exhibit in the Area Artists' Association Gallery.

"Shelton creates abstract and conceptual depictions of spirits," the Lubeznik said in the news release. "Transcend the physical through haunting and imaginative work unlike anything you've ever seen before."

They can also see photographer Patty Carroll's "Anonymous Woman" and "Home," a national juried exhibit that explores the idea of home.

Sixteen artists were selected to exhibit work that investigates a variety of interpretations of the theme, such as shelter, family, immigration, homelessness, nostalgia and architecture," according to the release.

The exhibits are open through Oct. 14.

For more information, visit lubeznikcenter.org or call (219) 874-4900.

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