Fri, 03/01/2024 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) kicks off Women's History Month with three new art exhibitions that predominately feature women: Stitched, Woven and Hooked, Collaboration and Collective Perception. The opening reception will take place on Friday, March 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. Central.

All are welcome to enjoy the exhibitions, complimentary light refreshments and a cash bar. As always, admission is free.

Stitched, Woven and Hooked in the

Hyndman Gallery

March 1 - June 15

The fiber arts movement of the 60s and 70s took place alongside the Civil Rights, Women’s Liberation, and Anti-War movements and was clearly inspired by those revolutionary times. Many artists working in fiber were also activists pushing for social change and social justice like the extraordinary Faith Ringgold and Emma Amos. Those who identified as fiber artists were mainly women whose chosen medium, up to that point, had been devalued by the patriarchy and characterized as “women’s work” or craft rather than fine art. Together these revolutionary artists reclaimed the power of the needle and made space to share their stories, their experiences and their masterful artworks in the Western fine art canon.


Located in the NIPSCO Art

Education Studios

March 1 - April 7

Collaboration consists of the combined works of Shirley Guay and Rosalie Koldan. Rosalie (left) is an assemblage artist born in Chicago and moved to Amboy, Illinois in 2006. Primarily a self-taught artist, she strives to widen her knowledge through intense study. Her research into various cultures, techniques and processes assure the work will continue to evolve. Political, social and environmental issues are important to her and often find its way into the artwork.

Visual artist Shirley Guay (right) was born in Chicago, Illinois and after having travelled the United States she now calls Amboy, Illinois home.

She paints in a style she refers to as "abstract realism," combining patterns, colors and textures with symbolic images of Black American life. She attended Harold Washington College and studied extensively with her mentor Anna Lee Hultgren. Shirley has exhibited at the Museum of Science and Industry's Black Creativity Show and the Freeport Arts Museum. She is in the permanent collections of Kishwaukee College, Lowell H.S. Fine Arts Collection, the Loveland Museum and many private collections.

Although Guay and Koldan work in entirely different media, their art intersects in its surreal and dreamlike qualities. Guay's vibrant, swirling figures and forms feel as if they might roam the miniature halls of Koldan's fantastical assemblage worlds. Collaboration is thus a true testament to Guay and Koldan's artistic practice and life together.

Collective Perception

Located in the NIPSCO Art Education Studios

March 1 - April 7

Kelly Daisy is a self taught abstract artist working in acrylic on canvas. Collective Perception explores the dichotomy between society's perception of women and the perceptions they have of themselves. Over time, both have evolved in a push-pull tug of war, fueling the battle toward equal rights. Collective Perception reflects the need for women to push back against societal conditioning. This exhibit inspects places in time that are pertinent markers of where we have been and revealing how far we still have to go.

For more information, contact Jessie Sexton, LCA’s marketing coordinator, at (219) 874-4900 or

Image credits:

  • Hattie Lee Mendoza, "Effervescent Connections," 2020, 18 x 18 in
  • Rosalie Koldan, "Tiny House, Whiskey Springs," 18"h 14"w 5"d
  • Shirley Guay, "Color Feeds My Soul," 18 x 24 in
  • Kelly Daisy, "Overturned"

About Lubeznik Center for the Arts

Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides access to compelling exhibitions and programs that explore contemporary ideas. The organization is located at 101 W. 2nd Street at the lakefront in Michigan City, Ind. Admission is free year-round. For more information, please visit or call 219.874.4900.

LCA Hours (Central)

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10 AM-5 PM
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 AM-4 PM