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The Chesterton Art Center presents our July show:

Jean Bargeron Strokes Again!

A different show, with different strokes.

July 8 through July 30

Opening Reception Sunday, July 8 – 2 until 4 pm


“Blow Out II”


Jean Bargeron will be the guest artist for the month of July at the Chesterton Art Center. She will host an Opening Reception on Sunday, July 8 from 2-4 p.m. An Ogden Dunes resident, Jean has been painting for 65 years and has had her paintings requested all over the world. She varies her technique depending on the subject matter – which encompasses everything from landscapes to portraits. Most recently, Jean has focused on oil painting as her primary medium. Whatever the artwork, she feels strongly that “the viewer must be able to engage with the piece in order for it to be successful”.

Jean is a member of the Area Artist Association, and the Southern Shore Artist Association. In 2005, she spent a month in Ireland painting “en plein air” (painting outdoors), which endeared her to this artistic method. When she returned, she joined the Duneland Plein Air Painters and has participated in the group ever since. An active member of the Chesterton Art Center and the Art Barn, she feels strongly about supporting local art in NW Indiana. “I encourage everyone to not only go and support gallery exhibits, but support your favorite painters with ownership of a piece of their work.”

Jean’s exhibit will hang at the Chesterton Art Center through July 30.


Read Our July Newsletter.



 Congratulations to our Gloria Rector Memorial Scholarship winner, Carli Murvke!

The Chesterton Art Center is proud to announce that Carli Murkve from Morgan Township High School will receive the Gloria Rector Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a Porter county high school senior who plans to major in an art-related field in college next year. Carli plans to major in graphic design and illustration at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville. She’ll receive $1000 towards her art education.

Carli explained that, “Art has been a major part of my life and I use it to express how I interpret the world around me.” She plans to open her own studio after college using the space to display her work, instruct budding artists, and offer a place for other local artists to showcase their pieces.
This scholarship is named in memory of Gloria Rector, the first Executive Director of the Chesterton Art Center who passed away in 2017. Gloria was a teacher, artist, visionary, and leader- just a few of the many gifts she shared with the Chesterton Art Center throughout her life.
The Chesterton Art Center provides a scholarship each year to a local student. Applications are typically ready in February and due in April.

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