Area artists of 2-D and 3-D work are invited to submit work to the Ludington Area Center for the Arts’ for the art center’s ‘HeART of LOVE’ exhibit slated for the month of February.
Jewelry, printmaking, textiles, sculpture, ceramics, collage, mixed media, photography, pastels, and paintings of oil, watercolor and acrylic are welcomed. 2-D work must be ready to hang with wire; no yarn or string or sawtooth hangers are allowed. The entry fee for participation in this exhibit is $5 per artwork, each artist is limited to 5 pieces.
Artwork from over 30 area artists will be on display throughout the month of January at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts as part of the annual Local Artist Exhibit in center's main gallery and performance hall gallery.
LACA's Local Artist exhibit features both 2D and 3D artwork in an array of mediums (acrylic, oil and watercolor paintings, pencil drawings, pastels, photography, sculpture, block prints, collage and more.
Ludington Area Center for the Arts
107 S. Harrison Street
Ludington, MI 49431
Open - Tuesday thru Friday –11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday - noon to 3 p.m.
Art Critique Groups
Evening Art Critique Group will be held each month on the FOURTH MONDAY from 7-8:30 pm in the Main Gallery. All artists all welcome to attend and to bring a piece of their work to discuss in a positive environment with other artists.
Morning Critique meets every THIRD FRIDAY from 11-1 pm in the Main Gallery as well.
Learn oil painting techniques from area artist Justin David Gustafson during his weekly painting class in the LACA craft room.
This ongoing class is open to all skill levels and those interested in taking the class can join at any time. Classes are $30 per session or $100 for four. All materials are supplied.
Contact LACA at 231-845-2787 or email@example.com to register.
Open Mic nights
First and third Fridays of the month. Sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by performances at 7 p.m.
Free to perform or listen; show your support for local up-and-coming talent.
First Firday is 'Family Friendly' and third Fridays are 'Adult Themed.'
Weekly figure drawing
sessions at LACA
The Ludington Area Center for the Arts' new figure drawing group meets each Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the art center located at 107 S. Harrison St., in downtown Ludington. The group shares in the cost of the model fee. Models are both clothed and nude depending on availability.
Anyone interested in modeling for the group is asked to contact John Marek at 231-239-0176.
LACA Photography Group to meet monthly on the 2nd Tuesday
LACA's Photography Group meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. in LACA's main gallery Meetings are free and open to anyone who would like to discuss all things photography.
Each gathering of the group will include a brief highlighted topic followed by open discussions among attendees.
Occasional "field shoots" may be scheduled at various locations around the Ludington area on weekends.
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All Ukulele musicians are welcome and encouraged to attend. Sessions are divided into a beginner session from 1-1:30 p.m. followed by an "experienced" (can play 4 chords ) session from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
1st Tuesday: Movie TBA
2nd Tuesday: West Side Writer's Group
4th Tuesday: West Side Writer's Group
5th Tuesday: TBA
The award-winning January Series of Calvin University is coming to Ludington. From Jan. 8 through Jan. 28, 2020, the Ludington Area Center for the Arts will broadcast one of the nation’s leading lecture and cultural arts series.
Ann Compton, a 41-year veteran of the White house press corps who covered seven presidents during her tenure; Mitch Albom, an author, columnist, radio host, and philanthropist whose books have sold over 39 million copies and been translated into more than 45 languages; and Jonathan Haidt, a social psychologist at NYU whose last two books were New York Times best-sellers, are among the impressive lineup of speakers.
The 15 speakers will offer informed perspectives on a wide range of today's most relevant topics, including poverty and hunger, the global water crisis, immigration, mass incarceration, religious freedom, and big data’s inequality and threat to democracy. For a full list of speakers and topics, visit https://calvin.edu/
Chaotic Mike to host ‘Chaotic Fish’ workshop
Ludington Artist Mike Coleman AKA “Chaotic Mike’ will host his first ‘Chaotic Fish’ workshop at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA, 107 S. Harrison St., in downtown Ludington, Friday evening, Jan. 17 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the center’s main gallery.
During the ‘Chaotic Fish’ workshop students will learn how to create a one of a kind fish design and paint it onto a piece of reclaimed wood using the colors of their choosing. Students will have the choice of creating their own fish or teaming up with a friend to make a collaborative ‘Chaotic Fish Split.’
The Ludington Area Center for the Arts will play host to the 57th Ann Arbor Film Festival Traveling Tour Saturday evening, Jan. 18.
The Ann Arbor Film Festival is a pioneer of the traveling film festival tour which launched in 1964 with film screenings in Paris, Los Angeles, and Berkeley.
Beginning in June 2019 and continuing through February 2020, the 57th Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour will visit galleries, art house theaters, universities, media arts centers, and cinematheques throughout the world.
This year the film festival offered three distinct programs of recent independent and experimental short films from the 57th Ann Arbor Film Festival across all genres: experimental, documentary, animation, narrative and hybrids.
The Ludington Writers will host a book signing for local author-artist Linda Sandow Friday, Jan. 17 at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) from 5:30-7 p.m. in the center’s performance hall gallery. Sandow’s historical novel ‘Jacob Castle and Gliding Swan: The Story of a Mennonite Man and a Shawnee Woman’ is based on her family’s genealogy and will be for sale for $10.
The Ludington Area Center for the Arts will offer a workshop for people interested in writing about their family’s “story.” The workshop ‘Writing About Your Family’s Genealogy’ hosted by local author and artist Linda Sandow will take place Saturday, Jan. 18 from 1-3 p.m.
Sandow will present an interactive approach to writing a story based on genealogy. The workshop is $5 and will take place in the center’s second floor figure drawing room.
Come get messy with Chaotic Mike aka Mike Coleman at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) for an Acrylic Pour workshop Saturday, Jan. 18 from 1-3 p.m.
Coleman will guide students on the widely popular abstract technique of acrylic pours.
Participants of this one-day workshop will get two canvases to paint with their choice of colors available. Cost of the workshop is $32 for LACA members and $37 for non members.
The Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA), 107 S. Harrison St., in downtown Ludington, will host a Wheel Throwing pottery workshop in the center’s new pottery studio Thursday, Jan. 23.
Students will learn basic skills of wheel throwing with personalized instruction from area artist Mary Case.
Each student will receive 10 lbs. of clay to create multiple items on the potter’s wheel. Students will need to return at a later date to glaze their creations.