Bill Wellman, standing in the background looking at the statue of Flick licking the flagpole, deserves credit for the statue. Also shown are Speros Batistatos, president and CEO of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, and actor Scott Schwartz, who played Flick in the classic mo…
ST. JOHN | Steel made in Northwest Indiana frames cars, fills supermarkets with cans and forms countless refrigerator doors.
Tim Samuelson, Chicago Cultural Historian and curator, finds it humorous, yet very accurate, how his latest exhibit at Chicago Cultural Center is billed with the tag: "Singer David Bowie's 'Modern Love' might make an appropriate theme song for Alfonso and Margaret Iannelli, for it was their …
Terra Cotta Adornment Sculpture of Amused Child Cradling a Rabbit while Stacking Building Blocks from Oliver P. Morton School in Hammond-1936
In a collaboration that included Chicago architect George Grant Elmslie, artis Alfonso Iannelli created this terra cotta sculpture of an amused child cradling a rabbit while stacking building blocks for the Oliver P. Morton Elementary School in Hammond in 1936. This block adornment was locat…
David Ulsich and his daughter, Emily, 17, of Sunman, IN work on a hippopotamus sand sculpture Saturday morning at Indiana Dunes State Park beach during the 15th annual sand sculpture contest sponsored by the Friends of Indiana Dunes group with the theme "Critters Big and Small."
Why are communities throughout our country and around the world developing large-scale outdoor art projects? There are many reasons why.
VALPARAISO | William Walther watched with some concern as workmen carefully placed his sculpture "To Hope" on the concrete pads next to Cumberland Drive on Thursday.
"Francis and the Leper" can be seen in the foyer of First Methodist Church in downtown Valparaiso.
VALPARAISO | The city and the Midwest Sculpture Initiative are teaming again to provide art lovers with a fresh batch of sculptures for the city's art walk.
HAMMOND | Sculptors responsible for the creation of the Flick statue, as well as the Orville Redenbacher statue in Valparaiso and other statues all over the world, will educate visitors on the bronze statue making process during a free Explore the South Shore: Arts & Culture event from 1…
Artist Tom Torluemke's mobile sculpture "The Reader" hangs at the new Crown Point Community Library, which is currently under construction. Symbolism in the mobile includes the sun's rays with an open book releasing knowledge, the arms of a person striving to advance and an apple for education.
CROWN POINT | Artist Tom Torluemke, right, and his assistant Billy Pozzo prepare to hang Torluemke's mobile sculpture, The Reader, Monday, August 13, 2012 at the new Crown Point Public Library currently under construction.
In brilliant blues, bright yellows and deep greens, the glass sculptures will seem to grow from the natural foliage in which they’ll be exhibited. Some mimic the flora; some resemble strange sea creatures, tall, tubular and gently swaying.
A look around Northwest Indiana quickly proves we value the arts. Whether it’s the West Side Theatre Guild in Gary, the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster, the Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City, the Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University or the sculpture gard…
The Nord family, of Valparaiso, finish their sea turtle sand sculpture Saturday morning at Indiana Dunes State Park during the 15th annual sand sculpture contest. Paul Nord works on the turtle sculpture with his wife, Sherri, and their daughter, Meledi, 11.
Rusty Allen, of Hobart, works on a giant alligator sand sculpture with his sons Conner, left, 6, and Kyle, 7, Saturday morning at Indiana Dunes State Park during the 15th annual sand sculpture contest.
Zack Rose and his mother, Deb, work on a seahorse sand sculpture Saturday morning at Indiana Dunes State Park during the 15th annual sand sculpture contest, sponsored by the Friends of Indiana Dunes group. The theme was Critters Big and Small.
David Ulrich and his daughter, Emily, 17, of Sunman, Ind., work on their Hubert the hippopotamus sand sculpture Saturday morning at Indiana Dunes State Park during the 15th annual sand sculpture contest sponsored by the Friends of Indiana Dunes group.
Art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. After a visit to the Valparaiso art walk, you might be holding your eyes and wondering, "Is it art?" or, more likely, "They want HOW MUCH for that?"
Dawn Diamantopoulos cleans tile pieces on the sculpture created Deborah Landry with additions by students from Whiting High School and the Hammond Academy of Science and Technology. The sculpture was placed Thursday at the entrance to the BP Whiting Refinery visitors center.
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