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John Cain

John Cain

Michigan City’s Lubeznik Center for the Arts presents original works by Andy Warhol on loan from the Drew and Wendy Levenfeld collection, as well as the Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University, through Oct. 13, with an opening reception on July 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. Over 50 works spanning the late 1960s through mid-'80s will be on display, including a substantial collection of black-and-white photographs, Polaroids, and large color screen prints, including the artist’s famous depictions of Campbell’s soup cans, the Moon Walk and Annie Oakley.

Warhol frequently used Polaroid portraits in making his well-known large-scale prints. Visitors will have the opportunity to view these works and learn more about Warhol and his impact on the global art world. Much of his mundane, easily recognizable and everyday subject matter gave his work a democratic sensibility. Warhol employed strategies in his artwork that many contemporary artists utilize today, and an exploration of these will be examined in categories such as celebrity, gender identity and popular culture by an invited group of artists whose work has been guided by Warhol's legacy. Participating artists include Christopher Cosnowski, Dominic Sansone, Robyn Day and CJ Hungerman. 219-874-4900 or www.lubeznikcenter.org

Bobby Darin’s Biggest Hits

Theatre at the Center invites you to the second of this season’s “Lounge Series.” Nationally acclaimed actor and recording artist Christopher Kale Jones offers his distinctly passionate voice to the diverse catalogue of Darin’s most popular tunes. Beloved by audiences as Frankie Valli in the first national tour of “Jersey Boys,” Jones currently wins hearts on PBS as a member of the retro-rock sensation “Under the Streetlamp.”

In his solo concert, Jones embodies the dazzling versatility of Bobby Darin, recounting a life lived in the spotlight and lost too soon. Songs include “Dream Lover,” “Mack the Knife” and “Beyond the Sea.” Two shows will be presented on June 16, at 3 and 7:30pm. 219/836-3255 or www.theatreatthecenter.com

Community Supported Art

The CSA Valparaiso Season Preview exhibit has arrived at The Village Gallery at the Pines. The exhibit showcases work by six local artists selected for 2018, including Chris Acton, Rachel Garastik, Nick Gloom, Jessica Haug, Laurel Izard and Briana Oliveras. CSA Valparaiso founders, Hannah Hammond Hagman and Melissa Washburn, based their collective on Community Supported Agriculture, which, over the past 20 years, has become a popular way for consumers to buy seasonal food directly from local farms.

With the same “buy local” spirit in mind, Community Supported Art (CSA) Valpo aims to support local art, artists and collectors. The exhibit is open to the public and will be on display through July 19. Village Gallery is a non-profit art gallery at Pines Village Retirement Communities. 219-465-1591 or www.csartvalpo.com; or www.pinesvillage.org.

John Cain is executive director of South Shore Arts and the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra. He can be reached at 219-836-1839, ext. 102. The opinions are the writer’s.

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