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In the Galleries in January:

Photo Memories in Focus

The Chesterton Art Center will host the Duneland Photography Club in both galleries during the month of January.

This exhibit titled, “Photo Memories in Focus” will include work from approximately 19 members of the Duneland Photography Club. Even though the show is during the Holiday Season, not all work is holiday or winter-themed. Instead, the group will be presenting work that would make unique gifts. The exhibit includes large framed pieces for wall hanging, matted prints (suitable for framing), and photo note cards (for sending that special note to someone during the holiday time).

The Duneland Photography Club is a community social forum to promote knowledge of photography through informative programs at meetings, special activities, and approved instruction. They are a teaching club that endeavors to help members in their photography at any level, from beginner to professional.

The group was founded in 2010 when the Shutterbug Club and the Taltree Photography Club combined forces. The club currently has about 70 members (with an average attendance of about 30 – 40 at each meeting). They have members from all over the Northwest Indiana area. The Duneland Photography Club meets the first Tuesday of each month at Sunset Hill Farm County Park in Valparaiso. They meet at 5:30 for mentoring and 7:00 for the regular meeting. Meetings generally consist of photography instruction and discussion using members and outside speakers. Typically, photo shoots, classes and other events are scheduled outside the regular meeting time. Visitors are welcome to attend their first meeting free. Yearly dues are $10 for an individual and $20 for a family.

The Duneland Photography Club is also involved in community service. They are currently doing headshots for the Memorial Opera House in Valparaiso and taking photos for the Porter County Parks Department. For more information, check them out on Facebook at or email

The Duneland Photography Club exhibit will hang at the Art Center through Friday, January 24.

Above photo: “Grand Teton Fox” by Jim Rettker


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