Tuesday December 11 2:48 pm

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

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Art Barn School of Art Names New Executive Director

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The Art Barn School of Art board of directors is pleased to announce that it has named Amy Davis Navardauskas as executive director. Mrs. Navardauskas is an established artist in Northwest Indiana and previously served on the leadership team of Lubeznik Center for the Arts, in Michigan City, where she served as the marketing director for ten years. Overall, she brings fourteen plus years of marketing and fundraising experience.

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TEATRO VISTA TO PREMIERE THE ABUELAS, A MODERN-DAY, CHICAGO-SET SEQUEL TO THE MADRES

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Teatro Vista announces the world premiere of Stephanie Alison Walker’s The Abuelas, a sequel to her acclaimed play The Madres, February 9-March 17, 2019 at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago. Press opening is Friday, February 15 at 8 p.m. Regular show times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets, $20-$35, go on sale December 17. For tickets and information, visit www.teatrovista.org, victorygardens.org or call (773) 871-3000.

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New Director of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Appointed

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After an exhaustive search, a new Director of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) was identified and has accepted an offer to lead the ILEA through the year 2022, with an option for the contract to be extended upon mutual agreement. The new director, Mr. Tim Horty, will be a familiar face and name to many longtime residents of the Greater Indianapolis area.

Cast and production team announced for U.S. Premiere of Emma Donoghue’s I KNOW MY OWN HEART

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I KNOW MY OWN HEART by Irish-Canadian author Emma Donoghue, was inspired by the secret coded diaries of Yorkshire gentlewoman Anne Lister. It details Lister’s affairs with various women in the early 19th Century. Donoghue is best known for her novel and subsequent screenplay and stage play of ROOM. The film version of ROOM was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay and Brie Larson’s award-winning performance. This will be the US premiere of I KNOW MY OWN HEART and it will be directed by Elizabeth Swanson. Swanson says, “Heart is a colorful chamber drama about a woman who works toward that most elusive end – to know herself. And what she uncovers about her needs and desires challenges every traditional queer narrative.”

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ART ON THEMART ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR MARCH 2019 PROGRAM

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theMART, with the City of Chicago, today announced a call for entries to local, national and international artists for the March 2019 program of Art on theMART, the largest permanent digital art projection in the world. For this call for entry, artists are welcome to submit qualifications via Art on theMART’s website by December 15, 2018 for consideration of inclusion.

Great Government Service Recognized at DOR

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The Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) was honored to receive the Government Entity Award from Serve Indiana at their annual Awards for Excellence Ceremony at the Indiana Historical Society.

Victory Gardens Theater presents with Actors Theatre of Louisville the Co-World Premiere of "How to Defend Yourself"

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Victory Gardens Theater, with Actors Theatre of Louisville, to present the Co-World Premiere of How to Defend Yourself, written by Lily Padilla and directed by Marti Lyons. How to Defend Yourself will be presented at the 2019 Humana Festival of New American Plays (March 21 – April 7, 2019) and as part of the Victory Gardens Theater 2019/2020 Season (January 24 – February 23, 2020).