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 RAKU WALK THROUGH ◊ 10 am - 6 pm
MEMORIAL DAY AND LABOR DAY WEEKENDS
THIS SATURDAY MAY 27 and SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 02, 2017
 

ALL GLAZING MUST BE COMPLETED BY 3 p.m. to allow time for drying.
Everyone is welcome to experience the dynamic coming together of
CLAY, FIRE, SMOKE AND WATER
in this one-day, hands-on, walk-in workshop facilitated by the BAC Raku Crew.
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Just walk in, select and purchase a piece of pre-fired,
handmade pottery, donated by the BAC potters.
 
($10 - $25 per piece, includes GLAZE and FIRING)
Select your glaze and apply it to your pottery.  Then watch what happens
during this exciting outdoor firing process!  When the firing is complete,
you will scrub the ash off in water and uncover the exciting results.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
The entire process takes approximately 3 hours.
 
So come join us at the BUCHANAN ART CENTER and . . .
Be a Part of the Art!
 
While waiting for your pottery to dry,
be sure to check out THE BAC's art exhibits and
stop by our gift shop to see what our local artists have on display!
 

 
 in the galleries

COMING TOGETHER AT THE TABLE
APRIL and MAY

LINK THE BAC SPECIAL EVENTS WEBSITE HERE

COMING TOGETHER AT THE TABLE

April 12 - May 20, 2017
ALL GALLERIES AND SHOWCASES

Come together for a fund-raising extravaganza!
This event is your opportunity to support the Buchanan Art CenterParticipate as a donor, a sponsor, a bidder/buyer or all threeDonated works of art on exhibit will go home with the highest bidder at the
Gala Closing event

Saturday, May 20

LINK THE BAC SPECIAL EVENTS WEBSITE HERE

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THE SPRING 2017 CLASS PROGRAM

IS NOW AVAILABLE

 

EMPTY BOWLS
2017
FRIDAY - APRIL 21
4:30-7 PM
Buchanan High School Auxiliary Gym

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Wednesday, February 22 -
Saturday, April 08, 2017
 

DOWNLOAD THE NEW TRIFOLD HERE

BAC GALLERIES PRESENT
 

Oil Paintings and Monoprints
by
Mary Ann Roach Butkovich
 
 
Rotti Rotti Gallery

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MARY ANN ROACH BUTKOVICH (c)

Mary Ann Roach Butkovich graduated with a degree in art from Saint Mary's college, Notre Dame, IN with further study at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and independent graduate study at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

She participated in numerous solo and group shows including the University of Dayton, Bowling Green State University, College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Miami University, Oxford, OH, The Cincinnati Art Museum, and The Contemporary Art Center, both in Cincinnati, OH.

Her work is included in numerous corporate and private collections including American Hospital Association, Chicago, IL, Dow Chemical Company, Granville, OH, Chubb and Sons, Cincinnati, OH, Deloitte Haskins and Sells, Cincinnati, OH, Marsh and McClellan, Cincinnati, OH and Rabobank, Chicago, IL.

Mary Ann paints vibrant abstract oil paintings and monotypes. Her inspiration comes from nature, music, dance, and anything that jolts the creative process. Helen Frankenthaler, Paul Jenkins, Richard Diebenkorn, and Morris Lewis are favorites, a change from her favorite in high school, Maurice Utrillo.

Mary Ann is a member of the Northern Indiana Artists

and the Indiana Women's Caucus for Art.

LINK HERE TO FOLLOW MARY ANN ON FACEBOOK

BAC GALLERIES PRESENT
 

Nature Birds
Acrylic Paintings
by
Mark Daniels
 
 
Showplace Gallery

SANDHILL DANCE
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MARK DANIELS (c)

Mark Daniels Illustrates, draws, and paints the natural world in quite whimsical ways. He strives to create artworks that reflect positive energy and tries to philosophically look up and out, instead of down and in within himself, as he moves acrylic pigment around on the canvas. The joy of a bird's life and the still quiet beauty of a spring or summer flower are the subjects of Mark's bold energetic acrylic paintings in this exhibit.

An Elida, Ohio native, now planted and thriving in Goshen, Indiana, Mark is a graduate of Goshen College, with a B.A. in Fine Arts and Art Education. After graduation, he held various part-time jobs to supplement his income as an artist. He taught art for 3 years at Bethany Christian High School, before resigning to chase his dreams of having his own studio. In 2010, he began to concentrate fully on illustrating and creating art, working from his home.

In 2012, Mark found the creative space he needed and he continues to enjoy working from his downtown Goshen, Indiana art studio where he creates paintings, illustrations of nature, paints rain barrels, and draws caricatures. He balances his work with family, fun, and community.

"Sit Wood Duck Sit" was awarded an Honorable Mention at the 5th Annual De Fries Gardens Juried Art Show in 2014.

LINK HERE FOLLOW MARK ON FACEBOOK

LINK HERE TO VISIT MARK'S WEBSITE

BAC GALLERIES PRESENT
 

Portraits and More
Artists Who Draw from the Live Model
Wednesday Night at the BAC
paintings and drawings
by
Sue Coultas, Tom Fehlner, J.D. Moffitt, Patty Rose,
Shirley Roti Roti, Marilyn Schoonmaker,
and Sandy Williams
 
 
Hess Library Gallery

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MARILYN SCHOONMAKER (c)

Artists Who Draw From the Live Model Wednesday nights at the BAC

Portraits, Drawings, and Paintings

The Artists

Sue Coultas, Tom Fehlner, J.D. Moffitt, Patty Rose, Shirley Roti Roti,

Marilyn Schoonmaker, and Sandy Williams

Shirley Roti Roti started a live model drawing class at the Buchanan Art Center in 2005. It is still going strong more than a decade later, with Shirley often in attendance. After a winter hiatus, the group reconvenes on April 5th and will remain active on Wednesday evenings for the rest of 2017. The regularly participating artists cordially invite anyone who is serious about improving his or her observation and technical skills, working in any 2-D or 3-D medium, to spend a quiet evening working with others who share your interest in art.

No registration is required. Just arrive by 6:30 p.m. and bring your own materials. A clothed live model will be on site at each session for quick studies and prolonged poses. There is no formal instruction, just the opportunity to create in a friendly, nonjudgmental atmosphere. There is a $5 fee per session.

The experienced artists whose art is on display in this exhibit, work in a variety of mediums. Their collective work shows their unique talents in interpretation, perspective, and execution of artistic expression.

BAC GALLERIES PRESENT
 

"Immortal"
Drawings and T-Shirts
by
Antonio Thomas
 
 
Gallery Showcases

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ANTONIO THOMAS (c)

Antonio Thomas has been drawing since he was around five-years-old. Family relatives who were artists were a great inspiration to him. His talent developed naturally and when he was in 4th grade, he began to enter art competitions. Throughout his years as a student, Antonio received many awards and cash prizes for his artwork.

Antonio graduated Job Corps with a degree in Culinary Arts. He remained passionate about his art and has since been accepted into art schools across the country.

In addition to pencil drawings like those featured in this exhibit, Antonio also creates oil paintings, ink drawings, and sculptures, and enjoys exploring all art mediums. In many disciplines, he draws inspiration from the beauty of the world and the breathtaking views he comes across and makes a point of remembering.

Many of the "Immortal" drawings in this exhibit are now wearable art, printed on t-shirts. In response to requests from friends, Antonio has added color to the t-shirt graphics.

A driven and talented artist, Antonio would like nothing more than to have his art seen by the world.

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Please join us at the BAC
on
Sunday, February 26, 2017
2 - 4 PM
to meet the artists
and
celebrate their opening receptions
 
The receptions is free and open to the public.
Visits to the galleries are always free during
the posted open hours.

 

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DOWNLOAD THE NEW TRIFOLD HERE

BAC GALLERIES PRESENT
 

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BE PART OF THE ART

Please join us at the BAC
on
Sunday, February 26, 2017
2 - 4 PM
to meet the artists
and
celebrate their opening receptions
 
The receptions is free and open to the public.
Visits to the galleries are always free during
the posted open hours.

 

LINK IN THE GALLERIES FOR MORE INFORMATION

CLICK HERE TO SEE US ON FACEBOOK

THE WINTER 2017 CLASS PROGRAM IS

NOW AVAILABLE

LINK EDUCATION AT THE BAC

 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 -
Saturday, January 07, 2017
 

BAC GALLERIES PRESENT
 

The Buchanan Art Center
 
2016
All Members' Show

PLEASE PICK UP YOUR ART

Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm

OR

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

 
 For a complete list of the participants

LINK THE TRIFOLD BROCHURE HERE

CLICK HERE TO SEE US ON FACEBOOK

Please join us at the BAC
on
Sunday, December 04, 2016
2 - 4 PM
to meet the artists
and
celebrate their opening receptions
 
The receptions is free and open to the public.
Visits to the galleries are always free during
the posted open hours.

 

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CALL FOR ENTRIES
BAC 2016 ALL MEMBERS' ART SHOW
COME JOIN IN THE FUN
SHARE YOUR TALENTS
NOV 30, 2016 - JAN 07, 2017

LINK ALL THE DETAILS NOW

 
 in the galleries

 
Wednesday, October 19 -
Saturday, November 26, 2016
 

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BAC GALLERIES PRESENT
 

Anne Jankowski
 
WANDERINGS
Oil and Encaustic Paintings

Roti Roti Gallery

 

Sarah Dolezal
 
NOTHING GETS LEFT BEHIND
Mixed Media, Assemblage
and Colored Pencil

Showplace Gallery & Showcases

 

Ed Marshall
 
GOT RUST?  WILL TRAVEL
Photography
 

Hess Library Gallery

Please join us at the BAC
on
Sunday, October 23, 2016
2 - 4 PM
to meet the artists
and
celebrate their opening receptions
 
The receptions is free and open to the public.
Visits to the galleries are always free during
the posted open hours.

 

 

 ROTI ROTI GALLERY

Anne Jankowski
 
WANDERINGS
Oil and Encaustic Paintings

About Anne Jankowski:
 
Anne Jankowski chose the exhibition title not only in reference to her travel inspirations, but also to reflect her never-ending exploration of the mediums and the adventurous process of creating.  Inspired by the natural beauty surrounding us, Anne's oil paintings are simplified, textural and diffused expressions of a moment in time, and invite the viewer to experience everyday scenes from a new, and often emotional, perspective.  Through color and brushstroke, Anne evokes a communion with nature, and often a sense of peace.

BREATHE IN
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ANNE JANKOWSKI (C)

Anne began painting with encaustics in 2008.  The wax-based paints lend themselves beautifully to the textural application Anne loves and she uses them not only for landscapes and florals, but also for abstract and collage pieces.  Anne exploits the vivid colors and luminescence of the medium, and allows each work to lead her, and us, on a unique journey.

Whether using oils or encaustics, as Anne paints the work becomes less about the subject matter, and more about the beauty and texture of the medium.  The paintings reflect the process of creating the work, communicating the pure happiness and excitement Anne feels when working well.   Anne's work invites you to see beauty in the ordinary.  Her goals are to stir a memory, evoke an emotion and invite the viewer to share her wanderings.

WONDER
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ANNE JANKOWSKI (C)

An avid backpacker, kayaker and traveler, Anne works on a full time basis from her studio in North Liberty, Indiana, and exhibits at Circa Arts Gallery in South Bend, Buchanan Art Center in Buchanan, Michigan, and Mr. Miller's Art Emporium in Saugatuck, Michigan.

LINK HERE TO SEE MORE OF ANNE'S ARTWORK:

 

 
SHOWPLACE GALLERY
AND SHOWCASES
 

 

Sarah Dolezal
 
NOTHING GETS LEFT BEHIND
Mixed Media, Assemblage
and Colored Pencil
 

 
About Sarah Doleza:
 
Sarah Dolezal is a self-taught, mixed media artist from South Bend, Indiana who began to show her work in 2013. Influenced by medicine, science, math, language, and encouragement to ask questions and explore possible answers, in her youth, questions were adventures to undertake and knowing the truth about something made vivid fiction all the more tangible. The fun was never really in the knowing, it was in the finding out.
 
Sarah's curiosity, combined with the interest in seeing how things work and imagining the minds that made it, drive her to take things apart.  Her anxiety, the need to keep her hands busy, and the fear of seeing anything with life still in it be forgotten, compels her to put things together again.

TIME MACHINE
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SARAH DOLEZAL (C)

Bringing the inside to the outside showcases the marvels of what makes these things work.  She feels that the efforts put into the engineering of old machines, clocks, and craftsmanship should not be ignored once the machine stops working.
 
Sarah also works with bones, from deceased animals that died prior to her coming in contact with them. As with machines, Sarah looks at the different systems inside of life as something to explore and celebrate. She sees these parts as the mechanics of a once living being, her work creating a combination of anatomy and philosophy.

TIME TABLE
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SARAH DOLEZAL (C)

Sarah supports the arts and artists in her local community and is a member of Northern Indiana Artists, Inc., The Southern Shore Artists Association, the Buchanan Art Center, and a volunteer member of the ArtBeat Organizing Committee.

 
HESS LIBRARY GALLERY

 

Ed Marshall
 
GOT RUST?  WILL TRAVEL
Photography
 

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ED MARSHALL (C)
 
 

About Ed Marshall:
 
Ed Marshall is a writer and photographer from Southwest Michigan. As a kid, Ed always seemed to have a camera in his pocket.   He stumbled upon a Kodak Ektralite 10, that his mom bought him film for, which seemed to light his photography fire when he was a young boy.  His grandfather, John Morford, also carried a camera with him wherever he went, taking pictures of people he ran into, plants, nature, and more.   Not to mention, his mother, Missy Marshall, whose photos have been featured on television and in magazines.

In the summer of 2015, Ed launched a page on Facebook where he began posting his work. At first, it consisted of many nostalgic signs and scenery photos.  Then, he and his dad, Tom Marshall, visited a junkyard in Argos, Indiana and Ed was hooked on taking photos of "Rusty Trucks" and renamed his Facebook page accordingly.

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ED MARSHALL (C)

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Ed also writes a technology column, "Computing over Coffee," which appears in Neighbors newspaper in the Michiana area and Decatur Michigan based, The Decatur Republican. Ed's writing work has also appeared in BOOM magazine, found in Michiana. Besides writing about technology, Ed is currently writing a fiction novel based in Michigan.

LINK HERE TO SEE ED'S PHOTOGRAPHY ONLINE AT FACEBOOK

 
 in the galleries

 
Wednesday, July 13 -
Saturday, August 27, 2016
 

BAC GALLERIES PRESENT
 

Leland Howe
Western Theme Paintings,
Drawings, and Illustrations
Featuring Horses and People
 

 
NEW WORK BY
Jason Wesaw
"Traditions and Transitions:
Re-Interpreting Potawatomi Stories"
 

Showplace Gallery & Showcases

 

 
ART
from the
Al and Mary Ruth White Gift Shop
AT THE BUCHANAN ART CENTER

2D and 3D Artwork of Member Artists
in a variety of mediums
 

Hess Library Gallery


Please join us at the BAC
on
Sunday, July 17, 2016
2 - 4 PM
to meet the artists
and
celebrate their opening receptions
 
The receptions is free and open to the public.
Visits to the galleries are always free during
the posted open hours.

 

 ROTI ROTI GALLERY

Leland Howe
Western Theme Paintings,
Drawings, and Illustrations
Featuring Horses and People
 

About Leland Howe:
 
 Lee recognized that art was a fun thing to do in childhood and his talent was evident at an early age. He pursued an art education at Kendall School of Design in Grand Rapids, MI where he completed an associate degree with a major in illustration and minor in graphic design. He has used his talents as an illustrator for companies in Detroit, Chicago, and Nashville. His corporate advertising clients include Kraft Foods, McDonalds, and RCA.
 

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Lee's art is authentic and detailed. Always having liked ranches and horses, during eight years when he lived in Texas, Lee developed a love of riding and showing horses. That passion is reflected in his work.

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In addition to creating art, Lee has considerable experience as an art instructor in a wide variety of venues. He taught at the university level in Texas and has offered classes in drawing at the Buchanan Art Center.
 

 
SHOWPLACE GALLERY

 
NEW WORK BY
Jason Wesaw
"Traditions and Transitions:
Re-Interpreting Potawatomi Stories"
 

About Jason Wesaw:
 
Jason's work converges contemporary art with traditional tribal stories and life ways. He creates in ceramics, photographs, textiles, cultural arts, and as of late, drawings. The common thread running through his creations is a desire to relate aspects of his Potawatomi culture to the viewer.
 
The specific placement of color and simple line use shows an attraction to Minimalism and Abstract Expressionism.

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However, each piece is deeply rooted in the age-old stories, ceremonies, and spiritual beliefs of his ancestors. He sees object and image making as a means to bring these stories to a broader audience, while keeping them fresh and relevant.
 

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Jason works under the name of Condition Studio and blends aesthetics of contemporary and tribal tradition in creating one-of-a-kind works for collection.

 
HESS LIBRARY GALLERY

 
ART
from the
Al and Mary Ruth White Gift Shop
AT THE BUCHANAN ART CENTER

2D and 3D Artwork of Member Artists
in a variety of mediums
 

About the Al and Mary Ruth White Gift Shop Art Show:
 
The talents of local Buchanan Art Center member artists who make their work available for sale in the on-site gift shop are on display in this exhibition. Artists who have had solo exhibits at the Buchanan Art Center since its opening more than ten years ago, several artists with upcoming exhibits, and other BAC member artists are featured.
 
The artists include: Catherine McCormick, Todd Hoover, Thomas Felhner, Neil Benham, Gwen Jones, Monica Makielski, Ann Jankowski, Kate Reitz, Christina Vagenius, Mark Daniels, Dori Beth Josimovich, Linda Hopkins Laakso, Erin Warner, Nancy Drew, Cynthia Jackson, Sandy Williams, Joseph Roti Roti, Darlene Troyer, Sue Coultas, Susan Griffin, and more . . .
 
All of the pieces on display in the exhibit are available for purchase.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE GIFT SHOP ON THIS WEBSITE

 
Wednesday, May 25 -
Saturday, July 09, 2016
 

BAC GALLERIES PRESENT
 

Northern Indiana Artists
2D and 3D Artworks
By Members
In a Variety of Mediums
 
Roti Roti Gallery

 
 
Luka Dziubyna
Oil Paintings
"Travelers Way Point"

Showplace Gallery


 
 Amanda Wagner
Oil Paintings
"New Life"
 

Hess Library Gallery


Please join us at the BAC
on
Sunday, June 05, 2016
2 - 4 PM
to meet the artists
and
celebrate their opening receptions
 
High School Student Art Awards
will be presented during the Sunday Reception

The Carole Hedstrom Volunteer Award
will be presented during the Sunday Reception 
 

 ROTI ROTI GALLERY

Northern Indiana Artists
2D and 3D Artworks
By Members
In a Variety of Mediums
 

About the Northern Indiana Artists:
 
A nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of contemporary creative art, NIA has been active in Michiana for seventy years. The NIA member meetings provide an opportunity to socialize with fellow artists, join in art-related discussions, and to listen to presentations by an art historian and/or regional artist.

The NIA strives to raise the quality and standards of work produced by the local art community. They award scholarships to deserving and emerging artists who are under the age of eighteen. More than 150 regional artists, at all levels of experience, have successfully completed an independent jury process to become members of the NIA.

This show is a juried exhibit featuring the woks of NIA member artists. Prizes will be awarded during the Sunday, June 5th artist reception at the BAC.

 

 
SHOWPLACE GALLERY

 
Luka Dziubyna
Oil Paintings
"Travelers Way Point"
 

About Luka Dziubyna:
 
A Polish born painter, Luka began painting at age 14 with his grandfather, Jan Cebula who studied art in Poland. Luka's family immigrated to the United States from a refugee camp in Austria. Luka joined the US Air Force and worked as a Broadcaster for AFN and the Pentagon Channel while stationed at Osan Air Base in South Korea. He was later stationed at the highly regarded Combat Camera Squadron out of Charleston, AFB. Luka was injured during the war. He is a disabled American Veteran.

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Luka received his Masters of Fine art in 2013 from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He has studied with such renowned painters as Zhaoming Wu, Craig Nelson, Carolyn Meyer, and Andy Ameral. The first artist to exhibit in Google San Francisco, Luka's work is held in private collections all over the world and has been collected by such celebrities as Brandon Rios, Cris Cyborg, Manny Pacquiao and the Garcia Boxing Family.

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Luka, his wife Lori, and their two lovely German Shepherds, Khloe and Khaos moved to Niles in 2015. They plan to move to Portugal early in 2017. He produces 2-3 shows per year, often picking themes that are both historic and political. His current series of paintings is focused on those times when the viewer is often in a rush and least receptive to his surroundings. "Travelers Way Point" was painted in a light impressionistic style to give the viewer the sense of moving through an airport or some place that they are traveling to.
 
The paintings convey a sense of passing time and fluidity. Random movements and brushstrokes are prevalent and allow different characters the ability to be focal points throughout the works, while allowing other people to stand out within the paintings movement.

 
HESS LIBRARY GALLERY

 
 Amanda Wagner
Oil Paintings
"New Life"
 

About Amanda Wagner:
 
Amanda Wagner received a Bachelor's of Fine Arts with a concentration in drawing and painting from Indiana University South Bend in 2009. After graduation, she facilitated and taught an art program at ADEC for adults and children with disabilities for 4 years.

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Primarily working in oils, her painting is expressive and narrative. With her background heavily concentrated on working from live models, she often incorporates the figure in her artwork. Branching out from that discipline, she has since starting experimenting with more whimsical abstract figures, using bright bold colors.

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Color has always been an important factor in her work. She has an interest in color theory and how colors and emotions are connected. Amanda draws from her life as inspiration when making her paintings. Her current series, "New Life" focuses on her experiences and emotions throughout her pregnancies and the births of her two children. Her work is an outlet that translates her feelings into a visual form and tells a story. She shows her work in the hopes that it will speak and connect to the viewer in a meaningful way.

In addition to the Buchanan Art Center, Amanda has shown her work at the Box Factory for the Arts, Carnegie Center, and Art in The Barn. She aspires to teach young children, instilling a love for art that will follow them through life. She is currently working from her home studio in Goshen, IN where she lives with her husband and two children.

TODAY > SATURDAY, MAY 28 < AT THE BAC

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RAKU POTTERY BY RAKU CREW MEMBER BROOKS BOUWKAMP

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Wednesday, April  13 -
Saturday, May 21, 2016
 

BAC GALLERIES PRESENT
 

Cesar Lora
"Vivencias y Costumbres de Nuestros Pueblos"
[Experiences and Customs of our People]
Paintings and Masks
 
in the Roti Roti Gallery

 
 Buchanan Art Center
2016 Creative Art Exhibits
 Featuring Artwork from Area Schools
 
 
 Buchanan Art Center
High School Creative Art Exhibit

Wednesday, April 13 - Wednesday, May 4
Showplace Gallery and Showcases
 

Buchanan Art Center
Middle School Creative Art Exhibit

Thursday, May 5 - Thursday, May 12
Showplace Gallery and Showcases

 

Buchanan Elementary Schools
Creative Art Exhibit

Friday, May 13 - Saturday, May 21
Showplace Gallery


Please join us at the BAC
on
Sunday, April 17, 2016
2 - 4 PM
to meet the artists
and
celebrate their opening receptions
 
High School Student Art Awards
will be presented during the Sunday Reception

The Carole Hedstrom Volunteer Award
will be presented during the Sunday Reception 
 

LINK the High School
Student Art Award Winners

SEE THE COMPLETE LIST <> DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE BAC TRIFOLD BROCHURE - SESSION THREE

The Carole Hedstrom Volunteer Award

 ROTI ROTI GALLERY

Cesar Lora

"Vivencias y Costumbres

de Nuestros Pueblos"
 
[Experiences and Customs
of our People]

Paintings and Masks

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About Cesar Octavio Lora Tolentino:
 
Born in the city of Santiago, in the Dominican Republic, Cesar Octavio Lora Tolentino, began to feel his desire for painting after meeting the Dominican culturalist Yoryi Morel. At the age of 15, Cesar enrolled in the Escuela de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts School) in his native country, under the direction of Master Artists Yoryi Morel, Guillo Perez and later Federico Izquierdo. An excellent student, Cesar won numerous awards for his work.

In 1962, he married Juana Almonte, and immigrated to the United States. He moved to Puerto Rico, where he accepted a position as a Diplomatic Envoy for the President of the Dominican Republic. With the combined responsibilities of a family and a new career, Cesar abandoned painting for nearly 20 years. When he returned to his love for painting Cesar was commissioned to create a mural depicting the Dominican Government of then President Joaquin Balaguer in the main Building of Balaguer's political party. He later held exhibitions of his many works in the Dominican Republic Consulate and the Office of Dominican Tourism in Puerto Rico.

Over the past two decades while making his home in South Bend, Cesar's work has been displayed in several Michiana venues including Indiana University of South Bend and LaFortune Center at the University of Notre Dame. Cesar continues to be a prolific artist and enjoys painting nearly every day. He has recently embarked on a series of paintings recording the history and the culture of his native country, the Dominican Republic, as well as other countries in the Caribbean and Latin America.


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Cesar works all mediums from acrylic to pencil but, he prefers oils and pastels. From landscapes to portraits to scenes depicting everyday life in his native land, all of Cesar's works are originals. He refuses to reproduce a painting. His show will include not only his paintings but also his creation of the traditional Dominican paper mache masks made for the "Street Devils" in the Annual Carnival Celebration in his Native Town.

 
SHOWPLACE GALLERY
and
SHOWCASES

 
 Buchanan Art Center
2016 Creative Art Exhibits
 Featuring Artwork from Area Schools
 
 
 
 Buchanan Art Center
High School Creative Art Exhibit

Wednesday, April 13 - Wednesday, May 4
 
Featuring a variety of artwork from local area high schools including
Brandywine, Buchanan, Eau Claire, New Buffalo, and Three Oaks
Showplace Gallery and Showcases
 
 

Buchanan Art Center
Middle School Creative Art Exhibit

Thursday, May 5 - Thursday, May 12

Featuring a variety of artwork from local area middle schools including
Brandywine, F.C. Reed, River Valley, and St. Joseph Upton.
Showplace Gallery and Showcases

 

Buchanan Elementary Schools
Creative Art Exhibit

Friday, May 13 - Saturday, May 21

Featuring artwork by students from Buchanan Elementary Schools.
Showplace Gallery


 

AND THE WINNERS ARE ...

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RAKU WALK THROUGH
(White Saturday) 
 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2015
 
10 AM - 3 PM
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
 
 experience the dynamic coming together of
 
CLAY, FIRE, SMOKE AND WATER
 
 in this one-day, hands-on, walk-in workshop
 
"OUT BAC" AT THE BUCHANAN ART CENTER
 
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All ages welcome.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Pre-made pottery pieces available for glazing
and firing as priced: $10-$25 ea.
Price includes glaze & cost of firing.
 
 

RAKU WALK THROUGH (WHITE SATURDAY)
 
Facilitators: Buchanan Art Center Raku Crew Volunteers
All ages welcome
(Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 05, 2015. 10 AM - 6 PM
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Pre-made pieces available for firing as priced $10 - $25. Price includes glaze and cost of firing.

Experience the dynamic coming together of clay, fire, smoke and water in this one-day, walk-in workshop. During this exciting firing process you can actually watch the glazes melt and the colors change right before your eyes! Just walk in, (FOOTWEAR IS REQUIRED), buy a piece of pre-fired handmade pottery donated by BAC potters and glaze it the day of the firing.

ALL GLAZING MUST BE DONE ONE HOUR BEFORE FIRING to allow time for drying. The entire process takes approximately 3 hours.  Arrive no later than 3:00.  While waiting for your pots to dry, be sure to check out other activities and shows at the Center and then spend some time exploring all of Buchanan's businesses, downtown and uptown, for shopping and food.  Everyone is welcome to come and just watch the fun!  If you are looking for something really unique for under the tree, join the firing and/or visit our gift shop which features a variety of ceramic works by local potters.

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This philanthropic project is made possible by a partnership of Buchanan Art Center with
Buchanan Public Schools, Redbud Area Ministries, local potters and the overwhelming generosity
of local merchants, professionals, organizations, churches and our caring community.

2016 CREATIVE HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL ART EXHIBITS

INFORMATION NOW AVAILABLE

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Wednesday, February  24 -
Saturday, April 09, 2016
 

THE BAC GALLERIES PRESENT
 

Dayle Brown
 Author and Artist
"Skylore"

in the Roti Roti Gallery

 
Nancy Schofield
 Photographer
"Sacred Glimpses"

in the Hess Library Gallery

 
IN HOUSE:
Works by BAC Instructors, Volunteers, Board & Staff 
 
in the Showplace Gallery and Showcases
 
 

Please join us at the BAC
on
Sunday, February 28, 2016
2-4 PM
to meet the artists
and
celebrate their opening receptions.

 ROTI ROTI GALLERY

Dayle Brown
Author and Artist

Skylore

About Dayle Brown:
 
Dayle's father, Paul L. Brown, was a commercial artist. His home studio overlooked the southern shores of Lake Michigan. Her favorite of his paintings is an oil of a star-filled night sky over Lake Michigan. It now hangs in her home studio.
 
During her over thirty years of teaching, Dayle specialized in planetarium education. She received the Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowship to pursue this goal in 1987.

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BY DAYLE BROWN

In the summers of 1993 and 1994 Dayle served as a co-director of NSF Leadership Institutes in astronomy and space science at the Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, CA. In 2001 she was a writer for the Indiana Science Curriculum Frameworks Document.

Dayle left the classroom in 2002 to continue her work as a planetarium educator and to pursue her love of art. After retirement she sought professional training in art. Watercolor became her medium of choice. Area professional fine artists trained her in a variety of watercolor techniques. The Skylore from Planet Earth: stories from around the world (...ORION, ...PLEIADES, ...MILKY WAY, ...VENUS, ...Our MOON, and ...COMETS & METEORS) book series is a way to combine all of her interests.
 
Her paintings have shown in area museums and galleries. The illustration for "Ice Maidens" (...PLEIADES) received an award at a juried show and was featured on the cover of the September, 2006 issue of the Planetarian, the journal for the International Planetarium Society. The Hayden Planetarium in Boston, MA, commissioned her for their planetarium show, "Sky Heroes" in 2009.

As the owner/director of Pegasus Productions, Dayle provides Skylore and astronomy related presentations to schools and the public. She presents papers and workshops on Skylore and planetarium education at professional conferences as well as teacher training.

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BY NANCY SCHOFIELD

HESS LIBRARY GALLERY
 
 
Nancy Schofield
Photographer

Sacred Glimpses

About Nancy Schofield:

I am an artist/homemaker with a background in elementary education and art. I have taken classes at the Buchanan Art Center, South Bend Art Center, and Fernwood, as well as learning on my own. I enjoy working in many different kinds of media, including mosaics, watercolor, collage, and pen and ink.

Art for me is a form of communication, a way to connect with people and with God.

In the spring of 2013, I invested in a smartphone and discovered a new tool for artistic expression - the camera on the phone. I take walks to maintain physical and mental health. In taking the phone along, I discover Sacred Glimpses of God at work in the ordinary. By sharing them on social media, I have also found that others have a hunger for a view of creation close-up. Many people don't have time anymore to slow down and appreciate the complexity and design of our natural surroundings. I find the tool of photography and a heart of faith to be ways of offering peace and beauty to a very fragmented, noisy world.

I believe art is for everyone, and it is our responsibility as artists to make creative experiences more accessible to every man, woman, and child.

 
SHOWPLACE GALLERY
and
SHOWCASES
 
IN HOUSE:
Works by BAC Instructors, Volunteers, Board & Staff
 

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BAC Precious Metal Clay Instructor

This exhibit provides a glimpse into the diverse talents of the people who are integral to the programs and services the Buchanan Art Center provides to the community.   Nearly 90 works or original art are on display for this exhibit.   This exhibit provides a great opportunity to see how many of the Buchanan Art Center instructors apply the techniques they teach to their own work.  Whether your interest is in fine art or whimsy, there is something for everyone to admire and enjoy in this colorful, exciting show.

BUCHANAN ART CENTER
presents
STARLAB PLANETARIUM FAMILY EVENTS

MEET THE AUTHOR / ILLUSTRATOR
Dayle Brown

VISIT DAYLE BROWN'S WEBSITE

Retired teacher, author, illustrator, planetarium educator

Skylore from Planet Earth: Stories from around the world (a children's book series)

SUNDAY FEB 28 1-2 PM

Lecture and book signing one hour before gallery reception for Dayle Brown's watercolor illustrations for her books.

Reception 2-4 PM.  FREE: NO CHARGE.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

During her over thirty years of teaching, Ms. Brown specialized in planetarium education.  She discovered that storytelling becomes even more magical while gazing at a starry sky and is a wonderful way to introduce children to past and present cultures of the world.  After her retirement from the classroom she continued her work as a planetarium educator and pursuing her love of art. She recently completed a series of children's books on astronomical myths from around the world, which she re-told and illustrated.  We have planned the gallery calendar
so that a show of her illustrations will be up with a Starlab planetarium dome in which she will share stories of the heavens with our children and families.

 

THE BUCHANAN ART CENTER
presents
STARLAB PLANETARIUM FAMILY EVENTS
Registration Now Open to the General Public

THE FOLLOWING EVENTS REQUIRE PRIOR REGISTRATION

PLEASE NOTE Starting MARCH 8 registration will be open to the general public at the BAC. Please let us know at the BAC [697-4005] if you must cancel.  Space is very limited.

 

MOON MISSION - SATURDAY MAR 19.
Adults and children 8 years and older (limit 25)
Group #1 1 - 2:30 PM
Group #2 3 - 4:30 PM Please wait until 3:00 to enter the Center.
There will be hands-on activities, games, and a Starlab activity, all learning about the Moon.  There will also be some to take home so you can do more!

 

EXPLORING THE NIGHT SKY - SATURDAY EVENING MAR 19.
Adults and children 3rd Grade or older (limit 25) BRING YOUR OWN FLASHLIGHTS!
Group #1 7:00 - 7:45 PM
Group #2 8:00 - 8:45 PM  Please wait until 7:45 to enter the Center.

Participants will receive and learn how to use sky maps to explore the constellations to be seen during the season of the program.  Students will work in small groups to predict the locations of constellations and present their findings to the group.  Visible planets will be identified and located as well as any other space phenomena currently in the night sky.  Volunteers from the Michiana Astronomical Society will be present with telescopes for stargazing.


TELESCOPES 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Anyone not registered for the class who would like to look through the telescopes is welcome if a class is not using them at the time. Please use the outside path to the left of the entrance to avoid disturbing the classes inside the Center. BRING A FLASHLIGHT!

 

MR. BEAR AND FRIENDS - SUNDAY MAR 20.
Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Graders with adult(s) (limit 25)
Group #1 1:00 -1:45 PM
Group #2 2:00 - 2:45 PM
Group #3 3:00 -3:45 PM

Stuffed animals and simple shapes are used to help young children learn about the sky. They will identify simple geometric patterns in the sky and listen for clues to the identities of constellations in the current night sky. Children will hold and share a cuddly Big Bear, Little Bear, Draco the Dragon, and other friends while enjoying a starry sky.

These events and a week of presentations to all levels of students in Buchanan's Public Schools are being made possible by a generous grant from Michigan Gateway Community Foundation in partnership with American Electric Power, Buchanan Art Center, Buchanan Community Schools, and Michiana Astronomical Society.

MEET THE AUTHOR / ILLUSTRATOR, Dayle Brown
www.pegasusproductions.net

Retired teacher, author, illustrator, planetarium educator
Skylore from Planet Earth: stories from around the world (a children's book series)

SUNDAY FEB 28 1-2 PM Lecture and book signing one hour before gallery reception for Dayle Brown's watercolor illustrations for her books.

Reception 2-4 PM. No charge. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. FREE.

During her over thirty years of teaching, Ms. Brown specialized in planetarium education. She discovered that storytelling becomes even more magical while gazing at a starry sky and is a wonderful way to introduce children to past and present cultures of the world. After her retirement from the classroom she continued her work as a planetarium educator and pursuing her love of art. She recently completed a series of children's books on astronomical myths from around the world, which she re-told and illustrated.

We have planned the gallery calendar so that a show of her illustrations will be up with a Starlab planetarium dome in which she will share stories of the heavens with our children and families.

VISIT DAYLE BROWN'S WEBSITE

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Darlene Troyer
shares her talents
with
students at the
Buchanan Art Center.
She will teach
TWO
advanced classes
this winter:
February 13,
AND
March 2.
Find all the details
in our online
class catalog.

 
JANUARY 13 - FEBRUARY 20, 2016
 

BAC GALLERIES PRESENT

Northern Indiana Pastel Society
Celebrating 10 Years

in the Roti Roti Gallery

Elise Weiler-Korb
Explorations; mixed media assemblage
 
in the Showplace Gallery
 
 

BAC Photographers - 2016
with
Sandra Pethick, Instructor - BA/MA Art Education
 
in the Hess Library Gallery

Michiana Gem and Mineral Society
IN COLLABORATION WITH
The Buchanan Art Center
Art from the Earth
 
in the BAC Showcases

 
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Please join us at the BAC
on
Sunday, JANUARY 17, 2016
2-4 PM
to meet the artists
and
celebrate their opening receptions.
 

 ROTI ROTI GALLERY

Northern Indiana Pastel Society
Celebrating 10 Years

 
About Northern Indiana Pastel Society
 
Northern Indiana Pastel Society's purpose is to stimulate interest in pastels as an art medium and to encourage and support members in their artistic and professional growth.  The only pastel society in Indiana, NIPS has members from Indiana, Michigan, and Illinois, including many regional and national award-winning artists, and several teachers who share their skills at art centers, museums, high schools or colleges.

WINTER MIST ON THE ST. JOE
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BY PEG LUECKE

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE NORTHERN INDIANA PASTEL SOCIETY WEB SITE

The Northern Indiana Pastel Society kicks off its 10th anniversary celebration with this juried exhibit where the diverse talents of its members are on display.   Prize awards will be presented at the Sunday artist reception.  To learn more about the group (which meets in February, April, June, August and October), their annual workshops, and their May 2016 exhibit at the South Bend Museum of Art, please visit their website.  NIPS is a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS).
 

And the Winners Are ...
 
At the opening reception of the Buchanan Art Center's current exhibits, six Judge's Awards were presented to members of the Northern Indiana Pastel Society.  Of the 41 entries by 24 artists on display in the Roti Roti Gallery,
 
"Winter Hike in Killdeer Woods, MI" by James F. Cooke
"The Weaver" by Mary Meehan Firtl
"First Snow at Red Barn" by N'isa Freedomwalker
"Still Waters" by "Walter Gunn
"After The Storm 2" by Greg Lorch
"After The Storm" by Peg Luecke
 
were selected by judge Kim Hoffmann, former curator of collections, South Bend Museum of Art.  Congratulations to the artists.
 
Please stop by the BAC soon to see these wonderful works of art!
 

CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS OF THE WINNERS AND THEIR ARTWORKS

SHOWPLACE GALLERY
 

Elise Weiler-Korb
Explorations; mixed media assemblage

 
About Elise Weiler-Korb:
 
Elise Weiler-Korb, a local artist and high school art teacher, prefers to work in mixed media and assemblage because she loves how different textures and objects contrast and complement each other.  She searches garage sales, antique and thrift stores for objects that have the potential to transform into something new and interesting.  Her mixed media work involves creating layers, often starting with acrylic, then built up with a combination of ink, stain, and collage.

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BIRDHOUSE BY ELSIE WEILER-KORB

Her mixed media work involves creating layers, often starting with acrylic, then built up with a combination of ink, stain, and collage.  The staining process, prevalent in her work, is what Elise calls an art challenge technique because it cannot always be controlled and sometimes results in mistakes that need to be problem-solved.  However, the process is fun and gives Elise the desired aesthetic she seeks in her art.
 
Symbolism plays a large role in her work and she encourages viewers to develop their own ideas about the possible meaning.  Whether or not her intended ideas are recognized is solely up to the viewer.  Her themes focus on identity, body image, and beauty.  As a mom and an artist, her journey into motherhood, its motions and experiences, have been artistic inspiration.  As she prepares for the birth of her second child, she is excited to see what new avenues her artwork will yield.
 
 

HESS LIBRARY GALLERY
 

BAC Photographers (2016) with Sandra Pethick

About The BAC Photographers (2016) and Sandra Pethick
 
BAC Photographers (2016) with Sandra Pethick, BA/MA Art Education, provides hands on instruction at the Buchanan Art Center for digital camera photographers. Her classes focus on teaching students how to take better photographs through understanding their digital camera and its settings. The instruction includes helpful tips and editing techniques. In addition, students are provided the opportunity to mat and frame two photographs for hanging. Several students, who have benefited from Sandy's knowledge, have chosen their favorite photographs, created with their expanded understanding of the many features of their cameras and how they are best utilized. This exhibit includes photography by Kerenda Applebey, Dawn Matico-Delu, Paul Watson, and the instructor, Sandra Pethick.
 

BAC SHOWCASES
 

Michiana Gem and Mineral Society
IN COLLABORATION WITH
The Buchanan Art Center
Art from the Earth
 

About The Michiana Gem and Mineral Society
 
The Michiana Gem and Mineral Society puts together displays and exhibits to share the beauty of the mineral world and their collective knowledge. They collaborated with the Buchanan Art Center on this exhibit to showcase a sampling of the rocks and minerals that allow artists to create their beautiful work. The mineral specimens on display are on loan from the personal collections of MGMS members. A few were even collected from the Earth on club or individual digs. The specimens are paired with some samples mid-processing, their commercially available cousins, and a few finished artworks created with the featured materials. This exhibit is designed to bring to light a seldom thought of facet of art and to create awareness of how everything from the ground you walk on, to the painting on your wall is related.
 

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COMMUNITY THEMED ART EXHIBIT "ALL CREATURES GREAT and SMALL"
AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

$1000 IN CASH AWARDS PRESENTED TO AREA ARTISTS

SEE PHOTOS OF THE WINNERS AT THE BUCHANAN ART CENTER ON FACEBOOK

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2015
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AND THE WINNERS ARE ...
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Thanks to our exhibit sponsors:
AEP Indiana Michigan Power
DR. RICHARD BECKERMEYER, DDS
and CINDY BECKERMEYER
 

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ALL CREATURES GREAT AND small EXHIBIT
DEC 09, 2015 - JAN 09, 2016
ALL MEDIA AND AGES WELCOME!
 
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JOIN IN THE FUN & FRIENDLY COMPETITION!
THERE'S STILL PLENTY OF TIME!

 
OCTOBER 28 - DECEMBER 05, 2015
 

BAC GALLERIES PRESENT
 
"Where the Wild Things Are"
"These Haunted Walls"
and 
"My Gems"
 

Please join us at the BAC
on
Sunday, November 1, 2015
2-4 PM
to meet the artists
and
celebrate their opening receptions.
 
 

Where the Wild Things Are
Paintings by David Blodgett

in the Roti Roti Gallery
 

These Haunted Walls
Assemblages by Marcia Blodgett Sindone
 
in the Showplace Gallery
 
 

My Gems
Tole Painting by Dorothy Blodgett
 
in the Hess Gallery and Showcases
 

 

 ROTI ROTI GALLERY

Where the Wild Things Are
Paintings by David Blodgett
 
 

 
About David Blodgett:
 
David Blodgett (Where the Wild Things Are) grew up in South Bend and graduated from Indiana University South Bend in 1975 as did his wife, Linda Crimson.  David earned a MFA in painting at the University of Oregon in Eugene in 1977.  After graduate school, David headed to North Carolina where he worked as an "artistic resource" with the North Carolina Arts Council for Johnston County.  It was during this stay in NC that the couple decided to paint a mural of the history of the community downtown Smithfield.  The mural was widely popular.

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BY DAVID BLODGETT

Since that summer of 1979, David and Linda have become well known as muralists and have completed over 200 murals in 8 states.  They are never without a mural project.  David is also an accomplished wildlife painter who shares that element of his talent in this BAC exhibit.  The primary medium of the paintings in this exhibit is gouache, but pastels and oil painting are included in this show.   David has worked as a courtroom artist for ABC and Fox.  Currently he is illustrating and writing a series of children's books.  David and Linda have one daughter, Lisa, who is, not surprisingly, in the arts.   Lisa is making the stage her creative home.  David is the son of Dorothy Blodgett and the brother of Marcia Blodgett Sindone.

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BY DAVID BLODGETT

SHOWPLACE GALLERY
 

These Haunted Walls
Assemblages by Marcia Blodgett Sindone
 
 
 

 
About Marcia Blodgett Sindone:
 
Marcia Blodgett Sindone (These Haunted Walls) grew up amidst tubes of paint, brushes, and canvases. Convinced she couldn't draw a straight line, and encompassed by familial competition, she vowed never to become an artist. Instead she pursued a different artistic path, a career in interior design. About 10 years ago, Marcia began upcycling furniture and junk. During a home remodel she pulled an old wooden air intake grid from a dumpster and stared at it for months, knowing there was a piece of art hidden in there somewhere. Using old photos, clay, and glue her first real pieces of art came to life.

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BY MARCIA BLODGETT SINDONE

"Photogiest" was her take on ghost-hunting reality TV. Two of her assemblage pieces included in this show have been recognized with awards. "Bachelor" was awarded "Best in Sculpture" at the MAAC show in St. Joseph, Michigan in 2013, and "Whatever Happened to the Seven Dwarves" received a merit award in the Elkhart Midwest Museum of American Art juried art show in 2014. Marcia continues to work as an interior designer, to be inspired by junk, to be encouraged by her husband of 27 years, tolerated for her craziness by her four grown children, and appreciated for her homemade goodies by her seven grandchildren. Marcia is the daughter of Dorothy Blodgett and the sister of David Blodgett.

HESS LIBRARY & SHOWCASES
 
 
 

My Gems
Tole Painting by Dorothy Blodgett
 

About Dorothy Blodgett:

Dorothy Blodgett
(My Gems) began tole painting when she opened the first craft shop in South Bend, Carriage Crafts, in 1971. She studied with some of the best tole painters around the nation and was soon accomplished enough to begin teaching classes.
 
Over the course of her career, Dorothy has painted more than 500 paintings on wood, tin, glass, furniture, fabric, gourds, light bulbs, her front door, and just about any other surface available. At 92, Dorothy still goes out to her studio and paints a little each day. Although she no longer officially teach classes, her "Painting Ladies" still visit with projects to sit, talk, laugh, and paint the day away.
 
Dorothy is the mother of David and Marcia.
 
 

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Wednesday, December 02

CHORAL SHOWCASE

AT THE BAC

WITH

Southwestern Michigan College

Select Voices

Under the Direction of David Carew

AN ANNUAL GIFT TO THE COMMUNITY
from
Southwestern Michigan College
and
The Buchanan Art Center

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT NO CHARGE

Light refreshments provided prior to the performance.

BAC DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 PM
Please be seated by 7:00 PM to enjoy the music!
Event will conclude at 8:00 PM

WHITE SATURDAY

CELEBRATION!

BAC GIFT SHOP

Artists' Sale

and

Raku Walk Through

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28

10 AM - 4 PM

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RAKU WALK THROUGH
(White Saturday)

Facilitators: Buchanan Art Center Raku Crew Volunteers
All ages welcome

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

SATURDAY NOV 28. 10 AM - 3PM. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Pre-made pieces available for firing as priced $10 - $25.

Price includes glaze and cost of firing.

BETTER HOMES OF SOUTH BEND

AN AMERICAN STORY OF COURAGE

PLEASE JOIN US IN

WELCOMING AUTHOR

Gabrielle Robinson

to discuss her latest nonfiction book

on

Friday, November 20, 2015

7-8:30 PM

 

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SEPTEMBER 09 - OCTOBER 24, 2015
 

BAC GALLERIES PRESENT
"retrospective view"
"269 AMERICAN CADENCE"
"LOOKING BEYOND"
and
CLAYWORKS 2015

Please join us at the BAC
on
Sunday, September 13, 2015
2-4 PM
to meet the artists
and
celebrate their opening receptions.

"retrospective view"
Paintings by Jay Zerbe

in the Roti Roti Gallery
 

269 American Cadence
Photography by Kathy Murray
 
in the Showplace Gallery
 

Looking Beyond
Paintings by Jeff Matejovsky
 
in the Hess Gallery
 

Clayworks 2015
 
BAC Show Cases
 

 ROTI ROTI GALLERY

retrospective view
 
Paintings by Jay Zerbe
 
 

 
About Jay Zerbe:
 
Jay Zerbe (Zerbe/Paintings) completed
a BA from the American University of Beirut, and an MFA in printmaking from Indiana University, Bloomington.  His professional art career began in 1968 in Beirut with several exhibitions.
 
Zerbe's work was first shown in Chicago in the 1977 Chicago and Vicinity Exhibition at the Art Institute. 

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BY JAY ZERBE

Jay has worked as a graphic designer (PBS), web designer (IBM), and virtual world designer (IBM).  Zerbe now works full-time as an artist.  His work has been shown in Chicago, Santa Fe, New York, New Orleans, Atlanta, Omaha, Lincoln, Novato, and Nacogdoches.  He has gallery representation in Grand Rapids, Douglas, Detroit and Nashville.

SHOWPLACE GALLERY
 
269 American Cadence

Photography by Kathy Murray
 

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BY KATHY MURRAY

 
About Kathy Murray:
 
Kathy Murray (269 American Cadence) began her exploration in photography over 25 years ago in the countryside just on the outskirts of Cedar Rapids Iowa.  With a Pentax K-1000, a borrowed dark room for developing and her sidekick Mahoney (an uncooperative border collie and reluctant subject), Murray's professional photographic journey began as a traveling studio photographer in the early 1990s which had her criss-crossing the Midwest shooting portraits of families in very small towns.
Space was always limited and equipment was bare bones, often just enough to fit in her early 1980s Buick Skylark.  Many of these subjects were farmers, migrant workers, linemen, and railroad employees who would travel hours in their "Sunday Best" to her location because they knew the "photographer" would only be in town for a couple days once a year.  These beautiful Americans would then make the same journey back a month later to pick up their prints.
 
Murray then moved on to hone her craft and went on to receive her degree in graphic design.  Murray has operated her own studio, has had her work published in national magazines, collaborated and designed for fortune 500 companies, and has her work displayed in galleries.  Kathy moved to Berrien County 18 years ago to start a family and now resides with her husband John and 6 year old son Jack, in Buchanan Michigan.

HESS LIBRARY
 
 
Looking Beyond
 
Paintings by Jeff Matejovsky
 

About Jeff Matejovsky:

Jeff Matejovsky
(Looking Beyond) is a Chicago native, and current resident of Niles, MI, who began his design work back in 1985.  He used lead type as a student in a high school vocational program! His interest led him to a career as a darkroom technician at the Niles Daily Star, and a pressman at several area print shops.
 
Computers didn't come on the scene until a year after he graduated from Southwest Michigan College, where he studied graphic design.  However, Matejovsky is thankful to have been exposed to both analog and digital mediums - and he switches back and forth between them on a daily basis. He appreciates both "the UNDO ability of Digital and the tactile nature of the physical canvas."

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BY JEFF MATEJOVSKY

Currently a Newscast Director at WSBT, the local CBS affiliate television station, Matejovsky's work is appreciated by collectors around the globe, including the Midwest, San Francisco, West Palm Beach, and London, England.  In recent years, his work has been featured in one-man shows at A Frame of Mind Gallery in Niles, City Center in Plymouth, the Niles Public Library, the South Bend Civic Theater, and the Wood Fire in Dowagiac.  Matejovsky often invites fans and viewers into his studio process via his frequent posts to his Facebook page.

BAC SHOWCASES
 

Clayworks 2015

 
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PARTICIPATING POTTERS
 
Greg Allen
Ann Baldinger
Chris Baldinger
Susan Sutherland Barnes
Vickie Silveus Cook
Pike Evans
Peter Fauver
Rhonda Gager
Todd Hoover
Sue Koenigsberg
Crystal Prenkert
Cathy Tapia
Chuck White
 
ΛΛΛΛΛ

Works include

 Cone 6 Electric Fired Stoneware

Cone 10 Wood Fired Stoneware

Cone 05 Raku Ware

 

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RAKU WALK THROUGH
 
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2015
 
10 AM - 6 PM
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
 
 experience the dynamic coming together of
 
CLAY, FIRE, SMOKE AND WATER
 
 in this one-day, hands-on, fund-raiser workshop
 
"OUT BAC" AT THE BUCHANAN ART CENTER
 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
All ages welcome.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Pre-fired pottery pieces available for glazing
and firing as priced: $10-$25 ea.
 
 

RAKU WALK THROUGH

Facilitators: Buchanan Art Center Raku Crew Volunteers
All ages welcome
(Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 05, 2015. 10 AM - 6 PM
Last Glaze 3 PM!  NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Pre-made pieces available for firing as priced $10 - $25. Price includes glaze and cost of firing.

Experience the dynamic coming together of clay, fire, smoke and water in this one-day, walk-in workshop. During this exciting firing process you can actually watch the glazes melt and the colors change right before your eyes! Just walk in, (FOOTWEAR IS REQUIRED), buy a piece of pre-fired handmade pottery donated by BAC potters and glaze it the day of the firing.

ALL GLAZING MUST BE DONE BY 3 PM to allow time for drying. The entire process takes approximately 3 hours.  While waiting for your pots to dry, be sure to check out other activities and shows at the Center and then spend some time exploring all of Buchanan's businesses, downtown and uptown, for shopping & food DURING the Buchanan Jazz Fest. Everyone is welcome to come, take part or just watch the fun!

 
In Our Galleries
Wednesday, July 22 -
Saturday, September 05, 2015
 

BAC GALLERIES PRESENT
"FIGHT OR FLIGHT,"
"HOLLYWOOD ILLUSTRATIONS,"
"WINGS, PAWS, HOOVES AND PETALS,"
AND LEHMAN POTTERY

Please join us at the BAC
on
Friday, July 24, 2015
6:30-8:30 PM
to meet the artists
and
celebrate their opening receptions.

Refreshments will be served and
music will be provided throughout the reception
by
pianist, David Lahm, with artist Pam Kirkham
singing two songs with David.

Fight or Flight
Paintings by Pam Kirkham

in the Roti Roti Gallery
 

Hollywood Illustrations
by Peg McClellan
 
in the Showplace Gallery
 

Wings, Paws, Hooves and Petals
Paintings by Sandy Williams
 
in the Hess Gallery
 

Pottery
by Dick Lehman
 
in the BAC Showcases
 
 

 ROTI ROTI GALLERY

Fight or Flight
Paintings by Pam Kirkham

 
About Pam Kirkham:
 
Pam Kirkham (Fight or Flight) graduated from Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI, in 1976 as an illustrator. From a class that originally numbered 150 students, Kirkham was 1 of 12 worthy of graduating as illustrators. Hired over the phone in 1980, she moved to Galveston, Texas where she worked for the University of Texas Medical Branch as an artist. She lived in Texas for 15 years working for many major oil companies including Conoco, Exxon, Esso, Shell Western E&P Region, and Mitchell Energy & Development and Hall Southwest as a graphic designer/technical illustrations manager.

"Flame Dragonfly"
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BY PAM KIRKHAM

From 1992-2000, Pam became very involved in the New Mexico community as a visual artist and free-lance illustrator, an art educator through San Juan College, a vocalist, and a thespian. She was heavily involved with the Northwest New Mexico Arts Council between 1996 and 2000, ending her stint as President the last year. Also in 1992, she started her own business, Kirkham Fine Arts, which is still thriving today.
 
Between 2001 and 2004, Kirkham lived in Enid, Oklahoma, where she executed a dozen murals throughout the city in churches, businesses, and homes. Among 100 artists chosen from all fields of the arts, she was honored to be an Artist-In-Residence for the state of Oklahoma. Through this program, she taught art in public schools throughout the state.
 
Kirkham moved back to southwest Michigan in 2004 where many local businesses display her murals, including Pike Funeral Home and Dairy Queen on Niles Ave. in St. Joseph, as well as private homes in the area. She was commissioned to paint public art for downtown St. Joseph by the Krasl Art Center and Lest We Forget, among others. She teaches at the Box Factory for the Arts and Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, Michigan. In 2014, the artist participated in ArtPrize where she displayed her work at Bridgewater Place, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
 
Pam's been working on the new Fight or Flight series for the last two years. When a close friend was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, she was inspired to create art to be used as a healing tool for those affected by cancer.

 

SHOWPLACE GALLERY
 
Hollywood Illustrations
by Peg McClellan

 
About Peg McClellan:
 
Peg McClellan (Hollywood Illustrations) grew up in Buchanan and graduated from Michigan State University with a BFA. After teaching a few years in Florida, she was hired at Universal Studios as an Illustrator in the Art Department. Her first movie was ‘Coalminer's Daughter'.

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BY PEG McCLELLAN

She studied with some of the best in the business, and was trained to do storyboards, set sketches and projections (using camera angles). When a director invited her to be his Art Director on his first independent film, she took the opportunity and joined the Art Director's Guild as a result.  Some of her Art Direction/Production Design credits include; Melrose Place, Quantum Leap, Columbo and CSI.
 
Peg is currently an Instructor for the Academy of Art University in San Francisco part-time, teaching Production Design for the Motion Picture and Television Department, and she owns her own Interior Design business. McClellan is also writing a book for Focal Press on Production Design, publication tentatively May, 2016. She maintains membership and many friendships in the film business today, and lives in Marina del Rey, CA.

 

HESS LIBRARY
 
 
 
"Wings, Paws, Hooves and Petals"

 
Paintings by Sandy Williams


Sandy Williams (Wings, Paws, Hooves and Petals) has been an artist for forty years and a natural science illustrator for almost thirty.

 

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"Garden Birds"
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BY SANDY WILLIAMS

She grew up in Niles, Michigan, in a family of gardeners and it was only natural for her to use the beautiful flowers from the gardens of her grandmother and mother as some of her first subjects. She also had an early love for animals, especially horses, and often incorporates them into her work.  Williams' work has been used on greeting cards, puzzles, ceramics (most notably for Yankee Candle), garden flags, magazines, books, toys and packaging.
 
A graduate of Indiana University and a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Williams is the current Vice President of the Niles Art Association.
 

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BY DICK LEHMAN

BAC SHOWCASES
 
Pottery
by Dick Lehman

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BY DICK LEHMAN

Ceramic Tea Bowl
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BY DICK LEHMAN

DETAIL - Ceramic Tea Bowl
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BY DICK LEHMAN

TOP

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BY DICK LEHMAN

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BY DICK LEHMAN

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BY DICK LEHMAN

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BY DICK LEHMAN

LINK DICK'S WEBSITE HERE

CLICK ON IMAGE TO SEE LARGER VERSION
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PLEASE NOTE:
THIS PRESENTATION IS A
BAC FUNDRAISING EVENT
AND AS SUCH HAS A
NO REFUNDS POLICY.
 

Spend a day with internationally known, professional potter Dick Lehman while he demonstrates altering wheel thrown forms. In the morning he will throw a wide variety of pieces including a piece for every participant to keep in exchange for answering from his list of questions about themselves during the time he makes the piece.* He will then field questions about the ways he has been working with altered forms. Upon arrival at the workshop Subway lunch orders may be placed and paid for with cash only. Lunch will be followed by a power point presentation of altered wheel thrown works and another on his unique sagger firing techniques. Dick will then continue with throwing more altered forms, a reading, and surveying and trimming the finished works. Handouts will be provided during the day and Dick will have some of his finished pieces for sale.
 
* A detailed time schedule and the list of questions will be provided upon registration.

This event is being generously sponsored by
Buchanan Scarecrow Charities

COMING SOON OUT BAC ...

RAKU WALK THROUGH
 
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2015
 
10 AM - 6 PM
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
 
 experience the dynamic coming together of
 
CLAY, FIRE, SMOKE AND WATER
 
 in this one-day, hands-on, fund-raiser workshop
 
"OUT BAC" AT THE BUCHANAN ART CENTER
 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
All ages welcome.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Pre-fired pottery pieces available for glazing
and firing as priced: $10-$25 ea.
 
 

RAKU WALK THROUGH

Facilitators: Buchanan Art Center Raku Crew Volunteers
All ages welcome
(Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 05, 2015. 10 AM - 6 PM
Last Glaze 3 PM!  NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Pre-made pieces available for firing as priced $10 - $25. Price includes glaze and cost of firing.

Experience the dynamic coming together of clay, fire, smoke and water in this one-day, walk-in workshop. During this exciting firing process you can actually watch the glazes melt and the colors change right before your eyes! Just walk in, (FOOTWEAR IS REQUIRED), buy a piece of pre-fired handmade pottery donated by BAC potters and glaze it the day of the firing.

ALL GLAZING MUST BE DONE BY 3 PM to allow time for drying. The entire process takes approximately 3 hours.  While waiting for your pots to dry, be sure to check out other activities and shows at the Center and then spend some time exploring all of Buchanan's businesses, downtown and uptown, for shopping & food DURING the Buchanan Jazz Fest. Everyone is welcome to come, take part or just watch the fun!

GLAZED BY BAC AFFILIATE / VOLUNTEER
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DENISE COLE

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BUCHANAN ART CENTER INVITES EVERYONE
TO SHARE IN OUR
10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
AUGUST 29TH, FROM 10 AM - 4 PM.


The public is invited the Buchanan Art Center's 10th Anniversary celebration; to be held on August 29th from 10-4 pm at the BAC. This day-long event will include food, fun, BAC class demonstrations and "try-its", and an artist book-signing with Artist Sandy Williams. An "Artist's Attic" Sale featuring new, or gently used artist supplies; offered at reduced prices will also be held.

*Scheduled Events Include

Gyotaku Fish Prints
Angel Pin-Making
Zentangle
Photo-booth
Pottery Demos &"Try-its"
"Artist's Attic" Sale
Book signing with Artist Sandy Williams from 11-1 pm.
Meet the gift shop artists!

*Activities are free of charge; schedule and activities subject to change.

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Dick Lehman Pottery Workshop
 

*SEE MORE PHOTOS OF DICK'S WORK - CLICK HERE AND SCROLL DOWN*

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BY DICK LEHMAN

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BY DICK LEHMAN

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BY DICK LEHMAN

"On Wheel Alteration Approaches"

Dick Lehman ♦ Professional Potter ♦ Presenter


REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY AUGUST 14
SATURDAY, AUG 22 > 9 am - 4 pm
 
$50 members ♦ $75 nonmembers
Adults & Teens - Space Is Limited! 
 
Spend the day with internationally known, professional potter Dick Lehman while he demonstrates altering wheel-thrown forms. As the day progresses, Dick Lehman will throw a wide variety of forms, including a piece for every participant to keep. Each participant will be invited to answer several questions about themselves while Dick creates their unique piece.

Workshop topics to include:
· Power point presentation and discussion of Lehman's altered wheel- 
  thrown forms
· Examples of Lehman's unique Sagger-fire technique
· Surveying and trimming finished works

Handouts will be provided during the day and Dick will have some of his finished pieces for sale. A list of questions for participants and workshop itinerary will be provided upon registration. This event is being generously sponsored by the Buchanan Scarecrow Charities.

Please bring cash to pay for lunch order
OR
Bring your own bag lunch.
 
PLEASE NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP HAS A NO REFUND POLICY.
 The Buchanan Art Center will be closed to the public during this event.
To Register Visit or Call
The Buchanan Art Center 117 W. Front St. Buchanan, MI (269) 697-4005
 
SCROLL DOWN FOR ALL THE DETAILS!

LINK DICK'S WEBSITE HERE

"On Wheel Alteration Approaches"

Dick Lehman ♦ Professional Potter ♦ Presenter


REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY AUGUST 14
SATURDAY, AUG 22 > 9 am - 4 pm

$50 members ♦ $75 nonmembers
Adults & Teens - Space Is Limited!

CLICK ON IMAGE TO SEE LARGER VERSION
LEHMAN_poster8514.jpg

PLEASE NOTE:
THIS PRESENTATION IS A
BAC FUNDRAISING EVENT
AND AS SUCH HAS A
NO REFUNDS POLICY.
 

Spend a day with internationally known, professional potter Dick Lehman while he demonstrates altering wheel thrown forms. In the morning he will throw a wide variety of pieces including a piece for every participant to keep in exchange for answering from his list of questions about themselves during the time he makes the piece.* He will then field questions about the ways he has been working with altered forms. Upon arrival at the workshop Subway lunch orders may be placed and paid for with cash only. Lunch will be followed by a power point presentation of altered wheel thrown works and another on his unique sagger firing techniques. Dick will then continue with throwing more altered forms, a reading, and surveying and trimming the finished works. Handouts will be provided during the day and Dick will have some of his finished pieces for sale.
 
* A detailed time schedule and the list of questions will be provided upon registration.

This event is being generously sponsored by
Buchanan Scarecrow Charities
 

 TO REGISTER > CONTACT THE BUCHANAN ART CENTER

BY PHONE OR IN PERSON.  PLEASE DO NOT MAIL.

By phone: 269.697.4005

In Person: 117 W Front Street · Buchanan, MI 49107

♥ THANK YOU ♥

SUMMER 2015 'TO DO' FUN LIST

THIS WEEKEND @ THE BAC!

BAC GALLERIES PRESENTS
"FIGHT OR FLIGHT," "HOLLYWOOD I