MICHIGAN CITY | Lubeznik Center for the Arts will hold an opening reception for its new exhibits from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday March 7 at the center, 101 W. 2nd St.
“What is Left Unspoken” includes conceptual mixed media works by artists Doug Fogelson and Barbara Hashimoto in the Hyndman Gallery and exhibit “Embroidered Archetypes” is by local artist Laurel Izard and is in the 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 second- and fifth-graders who will perform selections from classical to pop. Refreshments will be served.
Artists Fogelson and Hashimoto create new visual dialogues in this 2D & 3D exhibition. 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.
Fogelson said that his photographs emerge from “an ongoing investigation about the human relationship with nature via physical, visual and symbolic means.”
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 and reclamation.
Izard’s exhibition is 22 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.
For more information, visit www.lubeznikcenter.org.