Art Barn School of Art hosts juried art exhibition

The Art Barn School of Art is hosting its 27th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, which runs through July 8.


Joseph S. Pete



The Art Barn School of Art is hosting its 27th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, which runs through July 8.

More than 80 aspiring and established artists from Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio submitted 198 entries for the group exhibition. The jurors selected 90 artworks that include paintings, drawings, pastels, photography, and mixed media works.

The juried exhibition is one of the many events Art Barn is hosting to celebrate the 100th anniversary of founder Jan Sullivan.

“We are proud to continue the longstanding tradition of our late founder Jan Sullivan. In honor of Jan’s 100th birthday, we dedicate this year’s exhibition and celebration to her. In June we are kicking off a yearlong tribute to Jan Sullivan and her contribution to the arts in the region,” said

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The Miller Beach Arts and Creative District is taking a look back at Lillian Porter Attinasi’s work.

“A Cultural Bridge” will be displayed at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts in Gary’s lakefront Miller neighborhood.

The solo exhibit of Attinasi’s artwork at the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District’s gallery at 540 S. Lake St. will be on display through July 2. It will feature more than 60 years of her art.

“Walk through the different periods of her art career and explore a variety of styles and subjects – always with an emphasis on education,” Miller Beach Arts & Creative District Executive Director Meg Roman said. “You will be treated to ink drawings, portraits and abstract landscapes, oil on canvas/linen, surreal landscapes, woodblock prints in Japanese Ukiyo-e technique, large-scale dune landscapes, silkscreen and woodblock prints, collage-enhanced photography, and her most recent work using repurposed materials including

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An Ansel Adams landscape is instantly recognizable to those who love photography.

The black and white mountains, moonrises, gnarled trees, rivers snaking through the land and streams of light puncturing puffy white clouds. Adams, who developed an affinity for nature at an early age, is one of our most well-known photographers. “Ansel Adams: Masterworks,” an exhibit featuring 48 of his photos from his portfolio “Museum Set,” will open Saturday at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. The show is open Thursdays-Saturdays by reservation and will be up through Sept. 4.

Adams, who died in 1984 at 82, began to consider his artistic legacy and body of work in 1979, sifting through 2,500 negatives to capture the images that most represented five decades of his career, from 1923-1969. That collection is known as the “Museum Set.”


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TUPELO • Peggy Grissom and Pat Caldwell have slightly different views when it comes to photography.

Grissom has embraced digital tools like Adobe Photoshop to edit her photos, while Caldwell takes a more traditional approach. Using his camera’s manual settings, he prefers to go with what he sees through the viewfinder.

“If the cow isn’t in the field when I take the picture,” Caldwell said, “I’m not going to put him in the field with a computer.”

“But I will,” Grissom quickly responded. 

Though their camera eyes differ, Grissom and Caldwell admire each other’s photo work as well as those by fellow members of the Southern Light Photography club. The GumTree Museum of Art is showcasing photographs by club members in an exhibition that will continue through June 30.

The exhibit also includes the museum’s first opening reception for an event since the start of the pandemic early last

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