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Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, February 27, 2014

2014-02-26T00:00:00Z Adventures in Everyday Living, Thursday, February 27, 2014By Pat Colander nwitimes.com
February 26, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Three special art exhibits this weekend plus a buy-one-get-one-free offer at the Towle Theater in downtown Hammond, plus fast forward to a dueling pianos concert coming up at Bethel.

Towle Theater Event Starts at 7 on Friday: Artistic Director Jeff Casey is hosting a special “Come for the Art (exhibit) stay for the Art (performance)” with an exhibition of the illustrative art of Ariana Koultourides paired with a matinee performance of Adrift In Macao, a parody of 1950s film noir, set in post-war China. And a limited number of invited guests will get a 2-for-1 package ticket. Both of the shows are bound to be great: Koultourides work is excellent and the Towle is well-known for producing amazing mid-20th century period pieces. This may be the time to contemplate acquiring friends.

South Shore Arts Sunday Exhibit Receptions: The work of prominent folk artist William Dawson (1901-1990) will be exhibited at the Center for Visual & Performing Arts in Munster through April 20th. The show William Dawson was organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama and features carved wood totems, sculptures and works on paper. Charles Dawson began creating art in his 60s and achieved national prominence when he was included in an exhibition Black Folk Art in America 1930-1980 held at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. At the same time Fenders and Figures: Works by Sandi Kozlowski will be on display in the Atrium Gallery and the reception for both openings starts at 1 pm.

Marta Aznavoorian and Winston Choi Play: Dueling Pianos, presented by the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, starts Friday, March 14th at 6:15 pm with a pre-concert lecture at the Auditorium at Bethel Church. The artists will perform POULENC Concerto for Two Pianos, SAINT-SAENS The Carnival of the Animals, BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 and unknown surprises, intertwined and face-to-face. Choi and Aznavoorian will be accompanied by NISO. Tickets are available now, but seating is limited.

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