Wednesday June 20 2:58 pm

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Warhol Exhibition Comes to Lubeznik Center for the Arts: Regional art center provides international appeal to local community

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Andy Warhol (1928-1987) is widely recognized as one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. Over 50 original works will be on display including a substantial collection of black and white photographs, Polaroids, and large color screen prints that include the famous Campbell Soup Can and other iconic images like Moon Walk and Annie Oakley. The works on display will span from the late 60's through the late 80's of Warhol's career. Warhol frequently used the Polaroid portraits he made for making his well-known large scale screen prints.

The community will have the opportunity to view these works and learn more about Andy Warhol and his impact on the global art world. Much of his well-known subject matter of the mundane, such as the Campbell's Soup Cans, is easily recognizable and accessible to the public, giving his work a democratic sensibility.

An invited group of emerging and mid-career artists whose work has been influenced by Warhol's legacy will also be on exhibition. Warhol employed a multitude of strategies in his artwork which many contemporary artists utilize today in their art practices. An exploration of these strategies will be examined in several categories, such as celebrity, gender, identity and popular culture. These artists include: Chris Cosnowski, Robyn Day, CJ Hungerman, Yvette Mayorga and Dominic Sansone.

On Friday, July 6 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM LCA will host an opening reception event for Warhol: Icon & Influence. Enjoy conversations with the artists influenced by Warhol, as well as light bites and a cash bar. Admission is free of charge.

On Saturday, July 14 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM guests can enjoy a curator-led tour with Lora Fosberg, Director of Exhibitions. Learn about the artwork and artists' intentions during this interactive tour. Admission is free of charge.

In addition to NIPSCO's sponsorship, this exhibition has received generous support from Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa, ICON Fine Art Services, WIMS & WHFB Radio and WNIT Public Television.
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About Lubeznik Center for the Arts
Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) is the hub for arts and culture in the region, fostering the investigation of contemporary ideas. LCA creatively interweaves art exhibitions, the performing arts, educational programming and collaborative community outreach in order to enrich the arts experience within the region.

Weekday hours are from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT). Weekend hours are from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT). Thursday extended hours until 7:00 PM (Memorial Day - Labor Day).

For more information please visit www.lubeznikcenter.org or call 219.874.4900.

LCA receives generous support from South Shore Arts, the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.