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Beyond Ink: Recent Artwork by South Bend and Regional Tattoo Artists

July 21 – October 7, 2018
Warner Gallery

Reception: Friday, October 5, 5:00 – 9:00p.m.

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Saint Joe Valley Watercolor Society: Juried Members Exhibition

September 1 – November 11, 2018
Jerome J. Crowley Community Gallery

Reception: TBD

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Teen Summer Art Camps

We are so excited to offer these education camps for teens to experience some of our unique studio spaces, meet great instructors and explore different media!!!

Check back in April for more details and pricing of all our youth camps.


Encaustics:  June 11-15
Instructor:  Diane Reader Dorn

Diane Reader Dorn has been an instructor at the museum since 2015 but is far from new to the art community. Painting a raw surface of birchwood from a palette of molten beeswax captivates her and she is excited to share her enthusiasm for the ancient art of encaustic painting with you!! Join her this summer to explore this fascinating medium. 

See her full biography here.

Or visit Diane Reader Dorn ART 

 

 


Small Metals:  June 11-15 & June 18-22
Instructor:  Brian “Huts” Hutsebout

Brian “Huts” Hutsebout joins us this summer in our jewelry/metal studio. Huts works with metal, wood, and found objects in his sculptural pieces and brings that creative inspiration into the classroom. He has over 10 years of experience in youth and adult education and completed his M.F.A in Applied Craft and Design from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2014.

Learn more about Huts at www.hutsebout.com

 


Ceramics:  June 11-15 & June 18-22

Instructor:  Megan Archer

Megan Archer is a native of South Bend. She has been teaching ceramics at the museum since 2014 and is also the Kiln Technician. She has her art degree from Saint Mary’s College with a concentration in sculpture and ceramics. Megan says, “teaching others and helping them discover a love of learning and working with their hands has also been a passion of mine for a long time.” 

Join her this summer to advance your love of ceramics or begin a new journey of learning!

 See more of Megan’s work at Megan Archer Arts.

 

 


Dark Room Photography:  June 11-15
Instructor:  Krista Kuskye

Krista Kuskye has spent the past 11 years dedicated to photography. She earned her B.F.A. from Indiana University South Bend in 2011. Kuskye has exhibited her fine art work locally and overseas as well as having numerous photographs in personal collections.  An adult dark room student says, “Krista is a wonderful, nurturing,and dedicated teacher. She cares about each student and makes you feel your mistakes are actually wonderful  accomplishments.”

Learn more about Krista at Kristakuskyephotography


Weaving/Fibers:  June 11-15

Instructor:  Kristen Elkington

Kristen Elkington has worked with fiber since 1997. Kristen brings her experience to the museum from being a student of weaving for several years.  She also teaches classes on knitting, weaving, and spinning. Kristen is currently working on starting a new career as a math teacher.  But her passion and joy for weaving remain infectious!

See one of her piece’s from the Student/Faculty Exhibition here.

 

 

 

 


Printmaking:  June 18-22
Instructor:  Lisa Helmholdt

Lisa Helmholdt has loved making art since her finger painting days. She earned her art degree from Saint Mary’s College. 

Lisa spent 7 years teaching art at Goshen High School in a variety of media and has taught summer classes at the South Bend Museum of Art for the past 4 years. Printmaking was one of her specialties at Goshen and she is very excited to share this summer with you!

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1440 Press will join Lisa Helmholdt  to share with you the art of printmaking through their business. Learn more about their business at 1440press.  


Mixed Media:  June 18-22
Instructor:  Aubrey Hittle

Aubrey Hittle has won our Festival of Banners juried program for the past three years in the adult category. Aubrey comes from an artistic family of musicians, photographers, painters and wood workers. This has cultivated her love and talent for art.  

She currently teaches at the museum in our youth department offering our Mixed Media and Making Masters class.

Follow her at AndAubreyWasStudio.

 

 

 


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2017 SBMA Student/Faculty Exhibition

December 1, 2017 – January 7, 2018 | Jerome J. Crowley Community Gallery
Reception: Friday, December 1, 2017 | 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.


Featuring artwork created by SBMA students and faculty from the past year, the annual Student/Faculty exhibition showcases the variety of class offerings at the museum and highlights the talents of its wonderful community.

Any faculty or student of museum classes from December 1, 2016 – December 1, 2017 is eligible.  Participants may submit one (1) work not previously shown at the museum.  All submitted work will be exhibited.  All media will be accepted.

Download a prospectus with full details here.

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Volunteer!

Make a difference to your community, to the arts, and to yourself. Get involved in the ongoing excitement and growth of SBMA!

Volunteer staff perform a broad range of functions in a variety of departments across the Museum. From greeting and assisting visitors at public programs and events to database maintenance and/or assistance in clerical/administrative work, volunteers work along-side and in support of staff to further the mission of offering art to everyone.

Each volunteer opportunity is different – with its own unique set of responsibilities and therefore requiring its own unique mix of relevant skills and experience. Many volunteer opportunities do not require an art background; and each department will provide job-specific training to the selected volunteer.

Current Volunteer Staff Opportunities Include:

  • Event Coordinators for SBMA events which include:
    • Meet Me on the Island
    • First Friday
    • Kid Beat
    • Urban Adventure Games
    • Private Events
  • Event Staff (greeters, ticket takers, set-up, tear-down, audio support, etc…)
  • Garden Walk Volunteers (Garden Hostesses, Hospitality Center Hostesses, and Program Book Ad Solicitors.
  • Retail Associates (2.5 hour weekly shifts)
  • Data Entry (adding exhibition and event information to local online directories. Could be done from home!)
  • Graphic Design (Updating marketing collateral. Experience with Adobe InDesign/Illustrator/Photoshop)
  • Photography (Images of SBMA Permanent Collection for online gallery)
  • Clerical Support

Submit an application by clicking here.

 

To learn more about specific opportunities please contact Claudia Maslowski, 574.235.9102 or maslowskic@southbendart.org

 

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American Series: The Funnies
Vintage Comics 1940s – 1960s

November 4 – December 31, 2017
Warner Gallery

Reception: Friday, November 3 | 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

With presentation from John Porcellino at 6:15 p.m.

Original comic strips by artists Milton Caniff, Charles Schulz, Chester Gould, Mort Walker, Lee Falk, and Chic Young take center stage in this memorable exhibition of more than 90 works.  The comics will transport visitors back to an age when a variety of strips — action, drama, westerns, historical and humorous — captured a nation’s imagination in the newspapers of the day.

The exhibition features classic strips including Archie, Blondie, Beetle Bailey, Ferd’nand, Nancy, Peanuts, Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, and Yogi Bear. Action packed comic strips like, Dick Tracy, Mandrake the Magician, Tarzan, Lone Ranger, The Phantom, Dr. Kildare, Brenda Star, Steve Canyon, and Terry and the Pirates, among others, will also be on view. Holdings are particularly strong in works by Caniff, who was the most decorated American cartoonist of all time, known as the “Rembrandt of cartoons,” and creator of the masterful series Terry and the Pirates (1930s through 1940s) and Steve Canyon (1940s through 1950s), among others. Both daily and Sunday strips will be featured in the exhibition which also explores the creative process, production, and medium of comics.

A companion exhibition in the SBMA’s Art League Gallery, The Best American Comics | Selections: 2014-2017, will include original works that represent a snapshot of the contemporary comics scene, featuring a dizzying array of visual, narrative, and thematic approaches. This exhibit will showcase comics selected to appear in the past several volumes of The Best American Comics annual series, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and is curated by Bill Kartalopoulos (Series Editor, The Best American Comics).

An additional exhibition, organized by Goerge Garner, will be on view at Indiana University South Bend’s Civil Rights Heritage Center: Political Cartoons of The Reformer. The Reformer was a South Bend-based African American led newspaper that was published from 1968-1971.

The SBMA thanks all of its local partners that helped to make these exhibitions possible: The Civil Rights Heritage Center, Larry Clifford, The History Museum, St. Joseph County Public Library, and the South Bend Tribune.

Events:

Join us for these exciting events related to the exhibitions!

Comic Workshop with Gene Ha
Wednesday, November 1 | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Eisner Award winner Gene Ha will lead a hands-on comic strip workshop for novice artists ages 10 and up. Supplies will be provided. This event will be held at the St Joseph County Public Library, Main Branch location. Limited seats are available; registration required at sjcpl.org or 574.282.4646

Opening Reception
Friday, November 3 | 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Warner Gallery  Free admission
Contemporary cartoonist, John Porcellino, will speak beginning at 6:15 p.m. about the work in The Funnies and The Best American Comics, in which his work is featured.

Workshop | People’s Press
Saturday, November 11 Ages 16 and up
$65
Artist and Professor of Art at IUSB, John Thompson, will hold a workshop to show you techniques used in creating, printing, and even distributing your own work, professionally and inexpensively. Participants will not only learn about self-publishing but utilize their own stories, ideas and artwork to create their own print-on-demand ‘zine’.

Family Day: Comics and Mini Zines!
Sunday, November 12 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
SBMA Warner Gallery | Free admission
Make mini-zines, single-frame magnet comics, and explore The Funnies in the galleries as a family!

Museum After Dark: Snowflakes & Rainbows!
Friday, December 8 | 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Carmichael Gallery
$10
The SBMA welcomes everyone to this inclusive, social, event! Peruse the galleries and enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and Jazzy melodies from the LowLifes. Proceeds benefit the SBMA and TREES Inc.

Lecture | Comic Nurse
Sunday, December 10 | 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
MK Czerwiec, a co-founder of the new field, Graphic Medicine, will discuss how comics are being used by patients and providers to improve communication, bridge gaps, dispel stigma, and create community.

The American Series: The Funnies is made possible with Support from:

The Community Foundation, Arts Everywhere Initiative
Jack and Yumiko Champaigne
The Robert C. Shields Memorial Fund
Teachers Credit Union

2017 AMERICAN SERIES SPONSORS

KABOOM!

Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, Arts Everywhere Initiative
Jack & Yumiko Champaigne

BLAM!

The Robert C. Shields Memorial Fund
Teachers Credit Union

WOW!

Janette Burkhart-Miller
Crowe Horwath
Lynda B. and Charles S. Simon

ZAP!

Lynn Blue

POW!

Tom & Jan Brunner
Anne Feferman
Mr. & Mrs. Tom Keller
Ohmer & Donald Crafton
Susan Shields
Richard & Joyce Stifel

WOMP!

David Wemhoff
Patrick & Sharon McManus
Carol Ann Nash
Mr. & Mrs. William Cushwa
Joe Griesinger
Jack Reed
Morton & Judy Ziker

ROAR!

Faith Beaupre
Kari Black
William & Nancy Racine
Jerrianne Rain
Dayle Brown & David Piser
Claudia A. Maslowski
Judith Chase

Image credits:

Credit from upper left:

Artist: Gene Hazelton (American, 1919 – 2005), Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc., Yogi Bear: Jr. Trail Blazers (detail), 1964, ink on paper, Gift, McNaught Syndicate, Inc. Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.

Writer: Stan Lee (American, b. 1922), Artist: Jack Keller (American, 1922 – 2003), Kid Colt Outlaw (1949 series) #110, 5, The Outlaw and the Sheriff (detail), 1963, ink on paper, Gift, Marvel Comics Group. Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.

Writer: Stan Lee (American, b. 1922), Artist: Jack Keller (American, 1922 – 2003), Kid Colt Outlaw (1949 series) #110, 3, The Outlaw and the Sheriff (detail), 1963, ink on paper, Gift, Marvel Comics Group. Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.

Creator: Milton Arthur Paul Caniff (American, 1907 – 1988), Steve Canyon Sunday Edition (detail), 4/10/1960, ink on paper, Gift of the artist. Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.

Creator/Artist/Writer: Mort Walker (American, b. 1923), Beetle Bailey (detail), 12/16/1964, ink on paper, Gift, King Features Syndicate, Inc. Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.

Creator: Milton Arthur Paul Caniff (American, 1907 – 1988), Steve Canyon Sunday Edition Dyer Air Force Base, First Missile Division, Strategic Air Command (detail), ink on paper, Gift of the artist. Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.

Creator/Artist/Writer: Dalia “Dale” Messick (American, 1906 – 2005), Brenda Starr, Reporter (detail), 1/3/1956, ink on paper, Gift, Chicago Tribune – New York News Syndicate, Inc. Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.

Artists: Gene Hazelton (American, 1919 – 2005) and Roger Armstrong (American, 1917 – 2007), Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc., The Flintstones (detail), 11/4/1964, ink on paper, Gift, McNaught Syndicate Inc. Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.

Creator: John Hix (American, 1907 – 1944), Strange As It Seems (detail), 3/7/1965, ink on paper, Gift, United Feature Syndicate, Inc. Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.

Homepage Image Credits:

Artists: Gene Hazelton (American, 1919 – 2005) and Roger Armstrong (American, 1917- 2007), Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc., The Flintstones (detail), 11/4/1964, ink on paper, Gift, McNaught Syndicate Inc. Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.

Artist: Harold Gray (American, 1894 – 1968), Little Orphan Annie (detail), 8/10/1964, ink on paper, Gift, King Features Syndicate, Inc. Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.

Artist: Gene Hazelton (American, 1919 – 2005), Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc., Yogi Bear: Jr. Trail Blazers (detail), 1964, ink on paper, Gift, McNaught Syndicate, Inc. Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.

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On The Move:
A Selection of Contemporary Animations

October 21–December 31, 2017
Project Room
Reception: Friday, November 3 | 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

As with any artistic medium, the history of animation has been intrinsically tied to technology. New inventions have repeatedly opened new possibilities for making moving images. The magic lantern (1659) allowed images to be projected, phenakistiscope (1833) made fluid loops of drawn images possible, zoetrope (1866), and even the flip book (1868), helped lead up to the first film-based and hand-drawn animations in the early 20th century. 

Today artists have all of those strategies available to them, as well as those made possible by computers, tablets, and applications for rendering movement in both 2D and 3D. Drawing upon this rich history, the artists in On the Move offer a small sampling of what is being practiced today. Artists included in the exhibition are Lilli Carré, Jake Fried, Lauren Gregory, Amy Lockhart, Richard McGuire, and Jim Trainor.

This exhibition marks the re-opening of the SBMA’s Project Room as a new exhibition space dedicated to new media, animation, sound, etc. On the Move is the first of many exciting exhibitions to come!

image: Jake Fried, still image from Night Vision, 2015, hand-drawn animation with ink and white-out.

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The Best American Comics
Selections: 2014 – 2017

October 21 – December 31, 2017
Art League Gallery

Reception: Friday, November 3 | 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Each year, The Best American Comics presents readers with a selection of outstanding comics from the previous year. The annual series, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, offers a snapshot of the contemporary comics scene, and features a dizzying array of visual, narrative, and thematic approaches. Works selected for inclusion each year include comics originally published as graphic novels, as ’zines, online, and more. This exhibit will showcase original artwork for comics selected to appear in the series’ past several volumes. Artists include Lynda Barry, Marc Bell, Nina Bunjevac, Roz Chast, Farel Dalrymple, Jaime Hernandez, Aidan Koch, Raymond Pettibon, John Porcellino, Keiler Roberts, Deb Sokolow, Chris Ware, and Sophia Zdon. Curated by Bill Kartalopoulos (Series Editor, The Best American Comics). 

IMAGE: Marc Bell, cover of the 2016 edition of The Best American Comics

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The Art of Valor

August 26 – November 12, 2017 
Jerome J. Crowley Community Gallery

The Art of Valor is a collaborative exhibition between local veterans, the South Bend Vet Center, and artists from the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University South Bend. Veterans from the South Bend community volunteered to share their military experiences with the artists, who each created a piece of art reflecting what the artist interpreted from the veteran. This tremendous exercise in trust is brilliantly displayed along the walls in the gallery to allow visitors to witness a glimpse into the veteran’s experience.

Included in the exhibit will be the masterful and moving portraits produced with a thermal-imaging camera. Professor Richard Gray uses his unique art to capture the viewer’s imagination and creativity by showing a different perception of the veteran.

The Art of Valor provides a unique first-hand perspective into many aspects of the lives of local veterans across generations. We hope that visitors will utilize this experience to reach out and learn how they can assist in the veteran community.

 

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The Studios at LOGAN

Finding a Voice, Collaborating Together

May 27 – August 6, 2017 | Community Gallery
Reception: August 4, 2017 | 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Photo courtesy
The Studios at LOGAN

The arts often reward the struggle with our physical limitations with an opportunity for expression and connection with others that goes beyond what we can say in more concrete ways. In this exhibit featuring artists from The Studios at LOGAN, we see another facet of this process by celebrating the work created by people with developmental, physical, and/or intellectual disabilities.  

The exhibit shares some of the history and evolution of the arts at LOGAN. Individual pieces include the work of the late Martha McMillian, whose spirited depictions of South Bend landmarks can be found on display by friends of LOGAN around our town. Her work shows how much more vibrant her life became when she left a segregated institutional setting to participate more fully as a connected member of the community. Other contributions by current Studios participants include work by a young woman whose muscle function gives her the use of only one hand, but whose brushstroke cannot be matched, a young man who had limited opportunity to work with the arts but with opportunity and instruction quickly began creating freehand drawings, and an exuberant young woman who has found a focus for her tremendous energy and personality through paint, clay, and other media. There is also abstract work showing the beauty that individuals who have significant intellectual disabilities can create when given materials to use and the chance to freely express themselves.

Photo courtesy
The Studios at LOGAN

The exhibit also features collaborative projects, further exploring what we can create when we connect and work together. There are large group efforts such as a “tie-dyed wave” of brilliantly colored splashes of paint diffused on filter paper and painted walking sticks that show how diverse individual contributions can come together to form a cohesive whole.  A bison painted by a class as part of Indiana’s 2016 Bison-Tennial project represents the St. Joseph County community. This design, implemented by artists who are often overlooked, uses visual icons to be accessible to everyone and to draw viewers into seeing and discussing what our community has to offer. Some works are the efforts of small groups—one person may paint the background, and another may add pictures and words. One person may sand, another add a base coat, and a third may add details. Textures created by one person may be shared to be incorporated into someone else’s work. Looking for what everyone has to offer, we find more than any of us could do on our own.    

For these artists, disability is part of their story, but should not limit or define their work. Just as rhythm and rhyme give structure to poetry, or painters work in 2 dimensions, or sculptors factor realities of gravity into their design, we all seek to transcend limits.  Seeing the work artists create at LOGAN challenges all of us to believe in everyone’s potential, to appreciate diverse ways to communicate, and to find creative ways to work through challenges.

About LOGAN

  • LOGAN is a not-for-profit organization that offers resources and opportunities to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities so they, and their families, may achieve their desired quality of life. Since 1950, LOGAN has reached out to friends and families with help and hope through advocacy, resources and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The organization invites people in our community to join in this mission by opening their doors and their hearts to Discover the Potential in all of us. For more information, visit www.LoganCenter.org.
  • The Studios at LOGAN is a weekday adult day services program where age- and skill-level appropriate activities are provided to engage men and women creatively, socially and mentally. The goal at Studios is to support individuals in making a valued contribution. This may occur through building relationships, expressing creativity, earning a commission on selling their creations, taking pride in learning and accomplishment, and participation in their community.  
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