"The Artist's Narrative" exhibit featuring a variety of Northwest Indiana artists looking to tell stories with their work opens Saturday at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.
The Area Artists Association of the Lubeznik Center for the Arts will display a diverse array of narrative works in the W.F. Wellman Exhibit Hall at the welcome center at 7770 Corinne Drive just off the Borman Expressway in Hammond from Feb. 16 to April 21.
“Narratives are stories. Art comes in narratives; some as simple as a landscape, like a short story; some as complex as a Rembrandt, like a Russian novel," said Larry Jensen with the nonprofit Area Artists Association. "Our artist stories may come in a barrage of color, in a mood snapshot, in a tangled abstraction."
The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority said in a news release the exhibition of eclectic narrative work "bespeaks the diverse membership" of the Michigan City-based group of regional artists from across Northwest Indiana who look to exhibit their work locally. The group of juried artists who live and work mainly in the Region, including Gregg Hertzlied, Anneka Dekker and Kei Constantinov, has been active in the area since 1978.
"Most works are visual and some tactile," the SSCVA said in the release. "Other works will connote human emotion directly and some subtly. Visitors to the exhibit can expect to see experimentation and find awe in a least one narrative."
The exhibit is free and open to the public at the Indiana Welcome Center, which is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.